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Scrapbooking "All About Me" with Jennifer Kinkade

Our theme in the Garden this month is All About Me.  We've asked the Garden Girls to share a little more on this topic.  Here is Jennifer Kinkade!

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How do you make sure to get yourself in a photo?  I *am* the photographer of our family. If I don’t take a picture or make sure to ask to have a photo taken,  it simply doesn’t get done. 

The great thing is with the development of self-timer apps like TimerCam or having a self-timer   option on cameras, it makes it easier to be included or take a self-portrait.

What is a recent favorite photo that includes you?  We were on our way to the beach over the summer and feeling a bit crazy, and of course my iPhone is always nearby. I decided to break it out and take a photo with my daughters in the background. It’s real life. It’s crazy. It’s me. I love it because it makes me smile :)

Just us_photo

Do you struggle with scrapbooking about yourself?  If so, how do you overcome it?  I think I used to struggle with scrapbooking myself because I always thought my family/my children were supposed to be the primary subject of my pages, but as I’ve matured that has changed. One of the major reasons I love photography and scrapbooking is because I always felt there was a lack of documentation and photographs from my life growing up. When I am gone, I want my kids to remember ME. The things I loved, what I did, what inspired me, my goofy side, my smile, my hair, or even how I looked at certain age and how I changed.

Make stuff_photo

What products feel like "you" that you reach for when scrapping yourself?  I definitely reach for ink, paints or mixed media products a lot. I also enjoy incorporating smaller embellishments like the arrow and star clips from Two Peas or enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye. To me, small things can have a big impact. I feel like my All About Me theme layout “hello” for Two Peas this month is a perfect reflection of what I reach for when I want to scrap myself.

Hello me

How have you scrapbooked yourself in the past?  I have an “All About Me” album that I started a few months ago that I am trying to fill up, and I actually do have 3 or 4 albums just about me from over the years. I tend to use layouts about me that focus on inspirational things to remind myself to be courageous and take chances or even to remind myself how far I’ve come as a person over the years. I also have made pages that focus on my interests--photography, my love for flowers or nature, or goals that I have made. That being said, pages about me don't necessarily need to include photos of me.

Every fallen tear

Hello fall
Ourlife
Run
She vowed 2012
Winter
Thisisme

Scrapbooking has also been a form of therapy for me over the years. I have suffered some personal losses and challenges as anyone does, but I was able to use scrapbooking to ease some of that pain or even remember the impact the loss of a loved one has had on my life.

And of course, I have used scrapbooking to document my relationships with important people in my life, like my husband and daughters!!

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