Behind the Scenes at our Cover Shoot

We’ve been dying to share some news with you… Aimée and I are officially cover girls! We contribute a monthly craft to local parenting magazine Raising Arizona Kids, and this summer they asked us to do a special feature on how to stave off summer boredom. Check out the cover:

Raising Arizona Kids July 2012 Cover

We thought you might enjoy a look behind the scenes at our cover shoot back in May:

Behind The Scenes Raising Arizona Kids Cover Shoot

We made the fireworks on the wall with American Crafts Glitter Tape — LOVE this stuff! We used patriotic colors but there are more than a dozen different colors and sizes available. You can get Glitter Tape at most craft stores or check out the full line at

Kids On Set

Our kids were on set too. Trying to get a photo with everyone happy and looking at the camera was quite the challenge for Raising Arizona Kid’s staff photographer Daniel Friedman.

RAK covershoot

Aimée and Harrison are shown below playing with our Firecracker Noisemaker, which was also included in the July issue of Raising Arizona Kids.

Aimee at RAK Cover Shoot

This shot of Aimée and I with all our kiddos was my favorite — too bad it was too many faces to work with all the text that has to go on a cover. They did include this one on the magazine’s index page and now my girls are telling everyone that they’re “Famous!”

Aimee and Bettijo with their Kiddos

A few outtakes from the cover shot… boy do we look silly!

Outtakes from Raising Arizona Kids July 2012 Covershoot

Photos courtesy of Daniel Friedman and Michelle Adams of Raising Arizona Kids.

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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