Some of the funest little personal "all about me" mini-books I have made are the one's that contained lists on a varieth of subjects. Not just lists of questions about the individual, but fun lists as well - "top ten movies of all time", "way's to survive a shark bite", etc. Also, if you include some interactive elements - a round wheel that has an opening so that when turned around (attached with a brad in the center)will reveal a question or saying, or whatever you want. Slider pages work well with this as well. It is just a fun way not only to create but fun to receive and fill out!!!!
I don't do many layouts about just me, although I've recently determined I am going to. I might eventually get to a whole album, mini or otherwise.
What really got me inspired to start was this past weekend. After having an emotionally wrecked weekend, and having been a long-time fighter of self-esteem issues, I am making a page called "Today" and it has a big pic of me, and simply lists all the things I am promising to myself. ie) Today I promise to love myself for who I am, etc. and it goes into more details.
After I finish it, it will be one of the most meaningful pages I have ever created.
WOW!! These are some long lists! mine only has one idea, and it kind of incoorporates all of the ideas in the other posts, but you could interview yourself at the front of your album and then have all of the individial lo like in the posts above after the interview page. You could get really detailed in your interview as well as just the basics.
I have absolutely NO pictures of me more than about 18 months old. However I'm considering starting one of these covering my life from the present on forward. I like the lists and will come back and write down some of the ideas at a later time when I've got something more than scratch paper to write on. I just picked up an album at GoodWill not long ago that I paid 99 cents for that I can use.
I'm completely out of photos of self, but I continue - my BOM is interspersed with pages that are strictly journaling, recounting stories of my youth. My first BOM covered the first 25 years of my life, my second BOM from age 26 to 50 (present), so I guess I'm ready to start my 3rd. The main reason I started scrapping in the first place was to preserve my own memories, just in case - I may need these books to help me piece together my own past in my old age! Mom has the Big "A", so I guess that was what was on my mind.
I've also completed about 12 or so albums of themes other than self so you don't think I'm a total narcissist!
I love this thread! I've been toying with this BOM idea for awhile now. One idea I read about was to try to remember every house you have ever lived in, & try to remember something about each place. I have quite a few pictures that were my parents' of places we lived when I was growing up. I can even remember quite a few of the addresses. Try to write down at least one memory of each place, & what you liked or disliked most about each place.