Rule #1. Do not EVER work with a photograph you don't absolutely love.
Rule #2. Do not EVER work with paper you don't absolutely love.
Rule #3. Scrapbook photographs should have a story to journal.
Rule #4. You're not building a house.
Rule #5. Done is better than perfect.
It's a short list. It's easy to remember.
I love this photograph of Cowboy Dawg, but it was a bit tricky to get. Cowboy is very photogenic when he wants to be. When he doesn't ... well, he's a Corgi, so that should explain it.
For those unfamiliar with this particular breed: Corgi's are high energy dogs who have selective obedience issues. They hear what they want to, when they want to. They come (or not) depending on whether they chose to hear you (or not). They stay (or go) depending on whether or not they heard you (or didn't).
A Corgi is a big alpha dog in a small, little dog package. It's usually a struggle to keep one in the bottom dog position in a household. They just naturally want to climb over everyone on their way to the top. And they are so CUTE, and so good natured about it, that it's easy to LET them. You have to be a strong alpha personality yourself, but you have to be careful not to crush their sweet, happy, sensitive souls.
I do not for the life of me understand why Queen Elizabeth has FIVE of these dogs. ONE is a big enough handful for ANY human being!
Anyway - this photo - What you see is a happy dog in a field of flowers. What you DON'T see is my DH, giving this dog a strong "STAY" command. So he's a little conflicted.
"Do I listen to DAD, who says, "stay," or pay attention to MOM, who's saying "Cooooowboy..." Hmmmmm, maybe I'll just look at her and that'll be good enough."