I'm a long-time scrapbooker, I started when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter and she's 13 now. I've always been interested in crafting and have tried pretty much all kinds of crafts. I've also always been interested in photography and loved taking pictures, even as a little girl. When I started scrapbooking I realized that the quality of my pictures could be so much better! Not just snapshots like I had always done but really good images that conveyed a feeling and were interesting! That's when I discovered a "good" camera (DSLR) and I haven't looked back since! The most appealing thing to me about scrapbooking was the fact that I was capturing memories, not just in a factual way, but in a thoughts, feelings and dreams kind of way. I was recording, through images and words, what I thought, felt and dreamt about for my girls. I loved that as I created a page and shared it with my girls that they were excited to see it and proud to share it with their friends. I've also learned how important it is to include pictures of yourself and to hand someone else the camera once in a while (or often!) so you can be in pictures WITH your children! I lost my father when I was 9 and I can only remember a couple of photos of myself with him....believe me, your children will TREASURE the photos of you with them.
I've realized that my interests of Scrapbooking, Photography and now Blogging are a perfect fit and I think it's so cool that we can leave a written and visual gift to our children and that through these words, they might actually learn who we are!
Please feel free to share your comments and stories about scrapbooking, photography and blogging and what it means to you :)
I'm entering this post in Jenny Matlock's "Alphabet Thursday" for the letter G, because obviously my name begins with the letter G (and this post was about me) and I have 3 beautiful girls........ Be sure to check out all the other cool posts on Jenny's Blog :)
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