Celebrate You!

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For Kiwi Lane’s 12th Birthday, we issued 12 creating challenges to the Community. We’ll link you to the other challenges at the end of this post if you’re looking for more inspiration. The 7th Day challenge might be the most special because it’s about Celebrating You!

Debbie Budge, Co-Founder, shared her feelings and memories and layouts that represent her and her love of family history. Debbie’s story is reflected in her scrapbooks. These memories are all part of who Debbie is. She touches your heart while sharing who she loves through the layouts she created. It’s clear to see why Debbie scrapbooks and how she puts her heart and soul into her creations.

In her own words, “I have to admit that I’m more comfortable being behind the camera than in front of it, so when Susan asked me to do this challenge, which is #7 in our Dozen Days for a Dozen Years celebration, I hesitated at first because I had to wonder how many layouts I had that focused on me. In most pictures, I’m with family or friends, enjoying whatever they are doing. And these days, my kids love selfies and I am in a lot of those. I’ve gotten over being camera shy because of Kiwi. Here at Kiwi Lane, we take a lot of pictures, so I knew I had some layouts with those pictures. But to really get to know me better, I knew I should include some layouts of things I love and things I like to do. So, I went through my albums and found a few to share with you today. I hope through these layouts you will get to know me a little better and be inspired to create layouts that will help others, especially your family as it grows, get to know you a little better.”

Celebrate Who You Are

Creating a layout for your scrapbooks is capturing something about yourself to look back on later. Each of these layouts is something new to learn about Debbie, like:

Debbie is a Genealogist

“I started doing genealogy and family history when I was 17 years old – before I even knew what scrapbooking would become and how much my life would be entwined in recording my family history.”