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 Paige Evans!
Our theme this month is All About Me. How do you make sure to get yourself in a photo? Once in a blue moon, more so on holidays, when I actually take the time to shower, shave, shampoo, and shine my shoes (that's a phrase my Grandpa used to say all the time!) and get the kids all dressed up as well, I try to get my husband to take a picture of us. Or even better we use the self timer. Rarely do I ever get photos of just myself though! This happens maybe a couple times a year when I find a really cool background like an ivy covered wall or funky garage door as we're out on an adventure, or my birthday, or after I get my hair done, or somewhere with an amazing view.
What is a recent favorite photo that includes you? A recent photo that includes me that I like is from my sister's wedding. It's all three of the Taylor children and we're as happy as can be! This is the photo that I used to scrap my October Garden Girl layout, but I cropped out my brother and sister :)
Do you struggle with scrapbooking about yourself? If so, how do you overcome it? If I like the pictures I don't struggle scrapbooking about myself, it's getting in front of the camera that's the problem! I don't know why I have such a hard time being the one in focus! I'm always the one behind the camera, not in front of it. But I realize it's important for my family and future generations to know about ME so I'll make it a point to try and scrapbook myself more. I also recently gained a lot of weight from stress and have been trying to get fit so hopefully in a few more months I'll feel more comfortable in front of the camera.
What products feel like "you" that you reach for when scrapping yourself? As always, the first thing I reach for when I scrapbook is patterned paper! My most favorite scrapbooking technique is paper piecing and using as much patterned paper and designs as I can on a single layout, and still let the photos shine through.
How have you scrapbooked yourself in the past? Coincidentally I've recently had a few "about me/spotlight" layouts due for various scrappy companies and it's the most I've scrapbooked about me, myself, and I, without anyone else in the photos, for almost a year!