lördag 31 mars 2012

scrapbooking teenagers

ok, so here is the deal. i listen to the paperclipping roundtable every week and i get updates through facebook about their episodes and themes. so, earlier this week they posted that they were doing a show on how you scrapbook your teenagers. write click scrapbook´s amy sorensen did a whole week worth of scrap your teen in january and i linked them up to the posts. and get this, they mention my name in the episode :) very cool i think! and i am super excited that amy and wcs got mentioned too! 

the whole discussion was really good and it got me thinking about a few things. 

1. i know that technically my daughter won´t be a teenager until august 31st when she turns 13, but i see her as one already. she has changed into a "big person" suddenly and it is amazing. 

2. on the episode they got to talking about photo taking, taking photos of your teenager. some of them had some troubles with co-operation from their kids to actually have their pictures taken. 
well, i don´t have that problem :)

for one she comes home with amazing selfportraits all the time.

and she is more than happy to pose for me :)

3. they also talked about how if you don´t document your teenage years you might regret it. well, i have alot of photos from high school and junior high and i like them. i haven´t scrapbooked them yet, but i have been looking at them a bit to see if my daughter looks like me when i was her age. 

4. for a while now i have been thinking about documenting her last semester in the 6th grade (in the fall she will be in a school on the mainland). i love that she takes pictures with her phone all the time and shares them on facebook. i usually just "steal" them from there or ask her to text me them. i might do a photobook or perhaps a smash book thing with photos and other bits and pieces from her life. 

here are a few layouts where i have scrapped about my (almost) teeanger.

story: how it is to have an (almost) teenager in the house. 

story: my daughter and her boyfriend ♥

story: my daughters obsession with her phone. 

so, what do you think? how are you doing with scrapbooking your teenagers?

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