Monday, March 10, 2008

What about me?

Have you thought about creating a scrapbook about yourself? We are so busy preserving the memories of others, our families, and as gifts. But, what about an album that delves into who you are as a person? There are sites that can help you with this task such as 30 'All About Me' Scrapbook Topics, "All About Me" Scrapbooks, layout ideas, a book, or a kit. I created one of these a couple of years ago. It's really simple and small with room to grow. I think it's time to add to it. I hope you consider making one of yourself too.

I'm auditing Big Picture Scrapbooking's Library of Memories online class. (Do you remember having the option to audit a class in college for the same price as getting credit for it? I always wondered why would anyone want to pay full price and not get credit for a class? Well, this is a deal. As an alumni of this class--having paid and taken it last year--we were allowed to go through the class again at no cost.) This is the third year that the class has been offered. It is based upon Stacy Julian's book. This book has revolutionized my approached to scrapbooking and I'm loving it. I feel no pressure of being behind on scrapbooking my ginormous picture collection. I also like her focus on adding everyday memories to your albums. Stacy, who is also the founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine, has written a follow up book which I have yet to get. I've read nothing but rave reviews of it. Some say it's like the Library of Memories class in book form.

I know that Stacy's approach to scrapbooking isn't for everyone. It was a big leap for me to go from chronological scrapbooking to life moments, which is the best way I can describe Stacy's approach. As a family geneologist, this way of scrapbooking also helps fill in the details about my family's lives.

I hope you have a great week. I hope to post again this time next week.

2 comments:

lisa sanford said...

Did you see my post on the LOM class that we took together?

http://ethnicscrapbooking.typepad.com/ethnic_scrapbooking/2008/03/major-organizin.html

Korie B. said...

Stacy Julian really has changed the way I scrapbook. She's taken an overwhelming hobby and whittled it down to the important things.
I'm loving my new Photo Freedom book!