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Username Post: Book of Me - Ideas and Inspiration!        (Topic#1374780)
mindygail
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In response to Kalamela

wow i stand amazed


 
Wendy L
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I made a BOM for each of my children when they reached 10 yrs of age. Rather than a year by year album, I found it easier to have these catagories: baby / early years; family / extended family; home and area that we live; personality; friends; kindy & school; extracurricular activities; favourite things & activities; health; family excursions; holidays; celebrations & traditions; random photos; hopes & dreams for the future.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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In response to mindygail

There is a Book Of Me forum in the Challenges section. It just started last month and has quite a few players.

It's lots of fun, and it's a good way to get your project going to play with other people who are working on the same goal.

Here's the link for this month's challenge if you're interested.

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15845...


 
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I have never made a BOM. WHere can I see some examples of how they look?


 
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A book of me isn't so much about how it looks as what's in it. It's just an album devoted to YOU instead of your kids, or your family, or the other millions of things we document besides ourselves.

There's a current challenge running in the Challenges section, hosted by Char, that's a BOM ongoing project. You could look at some projects there.



 
KAR49
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  • KAR49 on 05-24-13 10:30 AM
In response to Megan - ForumTech

I too am starting to gather my thoughts and create pages without photos, that help to tell my story. I would leave this to my children so that someday they might share it and pass it on.

I have scrapped all of my photos, children's vintage, family, etd. All of these contain photos and my daughter will want most of them except my son's album.

So The Story of Me needs to be told with journals and the page itself. The journals will be typed on vellum.

I would greatly accept any ideas. I want each page to be beautiful.....going more for quality than quantity

Thanks everyone,
KAR49 (Kathy)


 
PAMemoryKeeper
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I have thought about this project for a while now and think I have settled on the title "Getting to Know Me from A to Z" This will be a project I start in the fall. Although I don't have children, my husband and I have helped to raise my niece and I hope to pass it along to her.


 
mindygail
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amazing ideas I am in the middle of a book about me and idk how to make the small pages look good??
PLUS I am considering making a year long book of my kids and me and my hubby and giving it to friends?
IDEAS please....


 
RedSquirrel UK
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  • mindygail Said:
amazing ideas I am in the middle of a book about me and idk how to make the small pages look good??
PLUS I am considering making a year long book of my kids and me and my hubby and giving it to friends?
IDEAS please....


You'd be better off starting a new thread in GS for that. Also, have you searched the Gallery for mini albums? There are oodles of gorgeous ones in there.


 
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I completed an 8x8 hand made mini album about myself. On the cover is the only photo in the whole album. I have several pages in this album on my thoughts, what makes me happy, etc. I really enjoyed making this one I plan to start another when the summer comes to a close. I didn't realize how my feelings and thoughts will be for my children to know me in my heart that I don't express. I am excited to start the project and it is fun as you get to connect with yourself. Good Luck


 
KAR49
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  • KAR49 on 07-21-13 07:52 AM
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I am definitely way off from deciding on a title. I'm doing a 12 X 12, with no photos, except the cover page. I'm hoping the journaling and scrapping will be able to "tell my story". My problem is journalling. I tend to be verbose and keeping it short is always difficult. I'm starting off using vellum, but need to scale it down. Probably I need to scale down what I am writing....definitely the most daunting scrapbooking I have tried to accomplish......ANY suggestions or links to LO would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


 
KAR49
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  • KAR49 on 08-24-13 07:11 AM
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Thanks so much everyone for all of your wonderful ideas............I think I have enough info for about 12 12X12 books.........and that's with NO photos.......I wanted this all to be done with journals..........actually ALL (read everyone) of my photos has now been scrapped..........will admit to throwing away so many duplicates. Why did I think it was a good idea to take 20 photos of my son blowing out his candles at his first birthday party!!!

Thanks, again,
Kathy


 
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I have been thinking about this for so long and these ideas are awesome! I have saved every business card from every job I have had so I am going to include a career timeline - the cards show promotions through title changes. It is only one piece but the only piece I have figured out!


 
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now..this is awesome..going to look into doing one for me thanks for the great ideas


 
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I created a book of me which consisted of old photos that I had lying around from when I was born until the age of 18 just before I headed off to college.

- It included notes and messages from friends I had saved during school.
- A page of baby photos of me, including the date I was born and how much I weighed etc.
- I dedicated a page to my parents and then one to my sister.
- As well as having a separate page for my Mum with the title 'brave' due to her struggles in life.
- And of course a page for my grandparents.
- Some trips I took with my best friend (Paris and Greece).
- Then a separate page of photos for each best friend which totalled up to 5.
- And then another of group photos of me and my friends.
- A photo dedicated to my school days.
- And another 2 pages for my leaving proms.
- One dedicated to my beautiful puppy.
- Another to my first love. I chose to do this because even if we do break up, he's been a huge part of me growing up.
- One of my 18th birthday.
- And 'leavers day' end of school.
- Last but not least, a holiday me and my girlfriends took before we all left for college the following term.

I hope this helps when it comes to grouping some images you may have lying around or want to store.


 
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I like the way you did your book. I'm starting two this winter for my adult children and will use some of your ideas


 
suebird
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I haven't gotten around to starting a BOM yet. Have seriously thought of a few pages entitled 'What Was I Thinking?!', though.


 
flhomeschoolmom
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I am working on 2 of them. One is of me from birth until I met my husband. The reason for this one is to replace 3 scrapbooks of my early and school years that got destroyed in a house fire in 2001. The other one is my junk journal. This one is a 3 ring binder filled with traditional journal entries, "art" pages, scrapbook challenges I participate in that don't fit with my family albums, or my boys memory books.


 
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