Thursday, March 11, 2010


There is a new challenge going on over at Scrapbook-Elements, "This Book Is About Me" and I have decided to join in to scrap my life story for my kids and grandkids.

• The challenge will be posted every 2 to 3 weeks in the This Book is About Me Forum.
• Lynda will offer up a piece of wordart that can be downloaded immediately, as well as a page prompt and a participation gift to everyone who participates in the This Book is About Me Challenge. You may join in the challenge at any time by starting at the beginning. Use the prompts that you believe apply to you. It is not necessary to do every page that is suggested. The word art downloads will remain available.

It is early  in the challenge and my plans may have to change but I am going to attempt to use the Victorian Christmas kit by Saxon Holt Designs and Microferk as the basis of my book creations.  I know, Christmas for a Book About Me...are you crazy? But I love the papers in this kit, and I love their designs, and since I have not gotten the chance to play with it a lot, I am going for it.  I can use other products with it to keep it from me Christmasy...that's the fun of digital!  Here are a few previews of the kit.... I have the Stacked Papers on my wish list too!

  The first part of the challenge was to create a title page for your book.  In part 2, we were to provide
a bit of information about our families before we came along.  But as I came along almost immediately after my parents marriage (one year later) I started my book a little bit differently by providing some basic facts about how my parents met and married.  They married in 1955.  I was born one year later, and only ten months later, I had twin brothers, and about 18 mos later my baby brother was born.  It seemed like everything happened so fast for Mama and Daddy.  My third page continues telling the story of how my parents met and it was used for the SBE March Layout Inspiration Challenge

 I attempted to create an old-fashioned "ladies hankie" look to my pages for my Mother and Mom Kiper (my paternal Grandmother) always carried one in their pocketbooks.  I always thought they were so dainty and pretty.  For a closer look at my pages and to see a full list of credits, just check out my gallery postings.  While there check out the other Book About Me Gallery Postings for more inspirations, and get cracking on creating your own book about you! 

1 comment:

Meisie said...

Debbie this is a beautiful, beautiful start to your album/book! I'm looking forward to following your story!