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Username Post: Book of Me Challenge January 2013        (Topic#1583867)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Welcome to the monthly BOM Challenge.

This is a monthly challenge to help those who want to make a Book of Me (BOM) or expand their BOM or just get motivated to work on their BOM. I'm making it a monthly challenge as that seems to give us all more urgency to make us work on a project. Couple it with some of the other challenges out there- Page Maps, Monthly Sketch, Monochrome, Sewing... There are so many & you'll at least get one LO done for YOU.

How many of us inherited an album of pictures with little to no notes about who or what was going on? So many times we scrap our family, but not ourselves- as if we are less important. I so wish my mother had put a note or something behind some of those photos & now she's gone & I cannot ask. Leave something for the future generations about the magical & wonderful person you are.

Milestones: We are going to start out with a page about the major milestones in your life- what along the way created change? I'm not saying make a list or note everything- just those major events or changes you chose to make that changed your life. If you have quite a few I suggest pick no more than 5 (or you may not fit it into 1 LO).

This can be a 1 or 2-page LO. It does not have to have pictures, but you can put whatever you like. The only rule is it be about Your Milestone(s).

Most of all, have fun, share as much or as little as you want, give positive feedback & leave love as we all need some of that about our work.


Please let us know the name you like to be called if it isn't in your signature block.

LINKING LAYOUTS TO THE THREAD:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Go to the Share section on the left-hand side and click on ‘Share Anywhere'.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

ALLOWING PUBLIC EMBEDDING:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

Participants:
CharCats7 (Char)
Sassy Suzi (Suzi)
Marcilb (Marci)
babigirl (Shatema)
arteshamac (Artesha)
GentlewoodFarms (Pat)
leokc34 (Kimberly)
julie101 (Julie)
Scrap-Police (Kathy)
Lookin4newideas (Sally)
msmama (Coleen)
TheHybridMess (Chantal)
FaithScrapper (Paula)
KimKV (Kim)
MSD (Monique)
YourScrapAttack (Rhonda)
rahulsmom (Deepa)
mycowsnz (Michelle)
Jalynne (Jenn)
wapygirl (Jacki)
pamela.tx (Pamela)
chaton_13 (Sarah)
silver26AK (Erin)
Sunnydi (Diana)
TesaB (Tesa)
TeriScraps (Teri)
smileneyz6 (Crystal)

Submissions:
1) changes By Babigirl

2) She walks... By Marcilb

3) The Move By TesaB

4) BROKEN By Wapygirl

5) *Missing By Lookin4newideas

6) PARTY By Wapygirl

7) 8th Grade By Wapygirl

Freshmen By Wapygirl

9) Book of Me - Milestone By Msmama

10) Everything I Do By Wapygirl

11) *School pics page 1 By Lookin4newideas

12) *School pics page 2 By Lookin4newideas

13) This Nest Is Not So Empty By Faithscrapper

14) Valedictorian By Wapygirl

15) Birthday Girl By Wapygirl

16) I knew I loved you By Beck_bear

17) Freedom By Beck_bear

18)


Edited by charcats7 on 01-29-13 05:56 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Add me as I am planning to make one this year.


 
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Yes!...I have sporadically been working on redoing the acid-filled photo book of my life that my mother put together many many years ago....
SO ...this will insure that I get another page done!


 
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I'm in been wanting to do a book of me for so long


 
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Welcome everyone. Shatema I sent you a friend request.


 
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Can I play?


 
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I'm here. I'll try to get something put together. :-)


 
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i always say that I am going to do one... I will give it another shot


 
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Welcome Artesha & Pat - adding you now


 
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Thank you!


 
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what changed me is my daughter so here is my layout for this

changes By Babigirl


 
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does having a baby coubt as my milestone


 
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Great to have you Kimberly

I'm so excited about doing this- we keep putting ourselves off- it's time to change that


 
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  • babigirl Said:
does having a baby coubt as my milestone



Of COURSE it does I don't know of anyone not changed by a child- especially if you gave birth to them LOL


 
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Is it 2 late to join?


 
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great thats my submission


 
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  • julie101 Said:

Is it 2 late to join?



Of course not Julie- welcome


 
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Do we have to sign up or can we just join in if we get it done. I would hate to commit and not get it done. And can we just join the months we can play?


 
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Just wanted to say thanks I was struggling with the page maps sketch came across your challenge and it came to me instantly what I should do. Thanks for challenging my brain


 
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Id like to join in the fun.


 
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I'm going to try again. I like that we don't have to have pics necessarily. I already had planned to scrap (the old fashioned way) because 2011 and especially 2012 were very rough for me and I'm looking for a better 2013. Part of my therapy is journal this year and scrap.


 
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I will give this a go


 
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I'm in! Thanks for hostessing!


 
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Great challenge!


Edited by Faithscrapper on 01-06-13 04:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • KimKV on 01-06-13 06:06 AM
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Hmmm, I really need to pick my BOM up again. Goning to Fav this.

Do you want us to sign up?


 
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  • MSD on 01-06-13 08:18 AM
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Just sharing this layout.

I am also going to do this month's challenge.

Saying anything and everything all about me **Red Carpet Studios** By MSD


 
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  • MSD on 01-06-13 08:23 AM
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QUESTION.....

Is this suppose to be 2012 milestones or just milestones in our life?


 
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It doesn't have to be about milestones, jut about you in general, what you want to share with friends and loved ones. And it doesn't have to be 2012 unless Char gives us a challenge to do specifically about 2012, hope that helps.


Edited by Lookin4newideas on 01-06-13 09:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Well for this challenge it does have be a milestone or something that changed u and i believe it could be anytime as my daugther was born in 09.

Plz correct me if i am wrong


 
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  • Scrap-Police Said:
Do we have to sign up or can we just join in if we get it done. I would hate to commit and not get it done. And can we just join the months we can play?




Sure Kathy- not a problem- I'll put you down, but it you don't get it done- no biggy- I guess I should put a thing at the top that no real sign-ups are needed & all are welcome to participate. The goal of this challenge is to do something for & about ourselves.


 
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  • babigirl Said:
Just wanted to say thanks I was struggling with the page maps sketch came across your challenge and it came to me instantly what I should do. Thanks for challenging my brain



Glad I could help


 
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I'll try expanding a bit - Overall milestones in your life- could be something last year- could be several things since you can remember growing up- does not matter- just things that happened or decisions you made that changed you. I suggest not listing more than 5 if you have several you are thinking of- maybe only one thing really stands out to you right now. The goal is to think about something about you that you would especially like to share with say your child, grandchildren, etc. Don't knock yourselves short- I am pretty confident that as women we usually put ourselves last over our families & sometimes friends.


 
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Glad to see everyone- Kathy, Sally, Coleen, Chantal, Paula, Kim & Monique. I'll add you to the top. PLEASE don't consider that a requirement if things work out that you can't get it done. The goal here is to have fun & do something for & about ourselves.


 
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ive never done a bom, id like to try.


 
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Char, I'll see if I can get this done.


 
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jci


 
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would this one count???
2013 resolutions By Leokc34
it is my resolutions for 2013


 
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  • MSD on 01-06-13 08:52 PM
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Just sharing a BOM layout with no journaling.....

Timeless ***Prima's Jan. BAP & PPP*** By MSD

TFL!!!!


 
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  • MSD on 01-06-13 08:52 PM
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Just sharing a BOM layout with no journaling.....

Timeless ***Prima's Jan. BAP & PPP*** By MSD

TFL!!!!


 
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Hmmmmm.....I am going to TRY! Emphasis on the TRY. I have never done a BOM, not even sure I want to.....but it is a valid point that one day people will want to look back and know a little about me (of course cause I am amazing!!) Lol!
If I did anything though it would be a mini, does that count?

Cheers,

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Hi all, I'm new to scrapbook.com and the forum, challenges etc and have never ever thought about doing a Book about me so could I please join I already know what I could do it on. Thank you from Michelle in New Zealand


 
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Jci. Hi, Michelle


 
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Saving this in my favorites, so I can work on it as I can. I've been sick this month so far, so not sure I'll have time to get anything finished...gotta clean my craft room, and I'm behind on everything, it seems.

Char, are you going to post a new thread each month?


 
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I want in! I just completed my 5th layout in my BOM! I will definitely get one cranked out about changes.


 
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I want in too! I have never done a BOM and would like to try this!


 
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WELCOME EVERYONE!!! It's so exciting to see so many of you interested.

Kimberly- resolutions are great- but not really on topic.... we are talking past changes Love the page tho

Jenn- yes- this will be monthly as long as there is interest. I thought about doing it quarterly but monthly keeps it fresh & is easier for everyone plus they won't feel like they have to catch up on pages & pages of input.

Jen- of course you can do a mini as I know you love those- there is no size requirement- just the topic

Adding all the new names now Remember- this is fun- not a ball & chain.


 
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So, we are talking past experiences that have changed OUR lives, correct?


 
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  • arteshamac Said:
So, we are talking past experiences that have changed OUR lives, correct?



YES - it can be subtle - as in a decision you made at one point, an event- like graduating college or the birth of a child, or anything that you can pinpoint that changed you.


 
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Got it! Thanks.


 
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I know just the life changing event to scrap...if I can find the photos and the courage!


 
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You can do it Jacki!


 
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here is mine....

She walks... By Marcilb


 
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I've been thinking.....I might do a Project Life BOM or at least my version of it.....that's nice and easy.......


 
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Love it Marci - I would definitely have to agree learning to walk is a major life changing milestone LOL


 
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  • Marcilb Said:
here is mine....

She walks... By Marcilb



Hahahah! Yes! I agree with Char! Walking is definitely one of those things that opens new doors! Hahahaha! I hadn't seen that! So cute Marci!


 
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  • wapygirl Said:
I know just the life changing event to scrap...if I can find the photos and the courage!



Sounds ominous! And interesting!


 
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  • Faithscrapper Said:
You can do it Jacki!



I sure hope so! I pulled the pictures out and cried. I think it will be very theraputic once I begin!!


 
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I wanna give this a try this year


 
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  • MSD on 01-08-13 03:59 PM
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Just sharing a BOM layout. My milestone layout is coming soon. TFL!!

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Is it too late to participate in this challenge? will it be an ongoing thing? I think this is such a great idea! As I've gotten older and more involved in making a family of my own, I've come to realize how few tangible memories my family has left behind. This has truly come to my attention when seeing my husband's family. They have photo albums galore and paintings of relatives from the 1800's hanging in their homes. It's truly amazing the amount of tangible history they have and I have to admit that I do envie it. I wish my family had been more diligent in keeping such things. We don't have anything to tell our story. There are about 5 baby pictures of me in existence. Granted, most of them burned in a house fire when I was about 3, but I wish there were more. I am now pregnant with my first child and I can only hope that my husband and I are able to build enough memories and have things to pass on to him/her and any other future children and that they will continue to do the same for their children. How else can your familiy's legacy continue??


 
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Not at all Sarah- jump right in.

Hi Erin- I'll be posting a new topic each month- so jump in.


 
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Can I join?

I have a BOM started with only 5 layouts in it. This monthly challenge will help me work on my book.


 
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  • TesaB on 01-08-13 09:54 PM
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What a super great challenge! I'd love to play and have an idea, no photos and a perfect story for this theme.

Love the pages I've seen so far!!!


 
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Oh you poor thing Jacki! We are all here for you! And you are right, these things can be really therapeutic!

Hugs,

Jen


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So very true, Sarah!


 
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  • TesaB on 01-09-13 08:21 AM
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Here is my page!
The Move By TesaB


 
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  • TesaB Said:
Here is my page!
The Move By TesaB



Beautiful Tesa!


 
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I found my BOM that I have not touched in a while so I am glad I found this. I'd like to add to it!


 
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  • TesaB on 01-09-13 10:05 AM
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Thanks Jennifer! It was a fun page to do!

I'm really happy I found this challenge, and especially this month's theme - it's a topic I've had gnawing on my mind lately... And now I can't wait to see what will be up in February!


 
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  • jenniferd1009 Said:
Oh you poor thing Jacki! We are all here for you! And you are right, these things can be really therapeutic!

Hugs,

Jen



I lost my sister in 1994. I know it has been many years... but I still get very emotional speaking, typing, thinking about the wreck and what could have been if she had lived. This is the second year I have had the photos in my home waiting to be scrapped. I tried last year and could only stare at the photos. This year I actually have them down on paper. I still need to add some embellies and journal...but I did get it started!!!


 
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Awh:( lots of hugs, Jacki...so very sorry for your loss.


 
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Well, got it done and there haven't been anymore tears so that is a good thing. I think the journaling helped!
BROKEN By Wapygirl

I posted each page separate in my gallery for a closer look at each page.


 
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This is such a great challenge!


 
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Welcome Diana, Tesa & Teri - will be updating the front in a few minutes. So glad this challenge inspires you. I know I do better when I have something to focus on. I've read thru tons of BOM ideas and topics- some are more like those email questionnaires- which really don't do much for me. Or a "what is in your purse" - while we may do something like that as a bonus topic to add some whimsy- it won't be the main challenge. Loving the LOs so far. Will be working on mine soon- have a swap to finish first then this is next


 
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I am ready for more challenges!! this will definitely keep me focused. I only have a few pages in my BOM and need to scrap all my major moments!!!


 
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acu


 
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  • wapygirl Said:
I am ready for more challenges!! this will definitely keep me focused. I only have a few pages in my BOM and need to scrap all my major moments!!!



Char - for these fast girls can they do more than one of the same topic if they want?

I have many life changing events early on in my life but one popped in my head as soon as I read this. I'm with wapygirl this will be good therapy as I have never scrapped about this one (or most of the events). I wish I had more time to scrap as I probably need the therapy on many of the events in my life!


 
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Of course you can! There is no right or wrong to your BOM.. It's your book. You can put whatever you want in it that is about you. The challenges are to help us keep motivated and focused and to give us ideas. If you can get several pages from a challenge, I would say the better. Wouldn't you, Char? I probably have about 5 Scrapbooks worth of photos of me to scrap of my life. Since the old photo albums held tons of photos.


 
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I really want to get this started however my printer/scanner has no yellow ink and when it has no ink it won't even allow me to scan my original photo of what I want to scrap. Here's hoping I'll have yellow ink soon so I can complete this challenge
Michelle


 
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Aww Jacki i am so sorry you had to go through that. I am glad that you are getting your feelings out on paper it could be very therupuetic (i know i spelled that wrong)


 
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It was! We are approaching what would have been my sister's 28th birthday. So this was a great time to scrap this event to help me move pat her birthdate. It is crazy that I struggle around her birthdate but not as much on her death date. Who knows how my brain and emotions work! hehe...not me!


 
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Thanks ladies..jci and acu!

jacki....lost my bro 9 years ago...I understand.......and yes, it hits at various times....it just does.......I do pages around the dates of his death etc.........it helps- I feel like I am spending time with him!...thinking of you......


 
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You are one incredibly, strong woman, Jacki. God bless you!((Hugs))


 
J. Washington
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Thank you ladies for being so sweet!


 
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  • Marcilb Said:
Thanks ladies..jci and acu!

jacki....lost my bro 9 years ago...I understand.......and yes, it hits at various times....it just does.......I do pages around the dates of his death etc.........it helps- I feel like I am spending time with him!...thinking of you......



Marci- what a great way to look at it- when you scrap about someone you've lost- you are spending time with them. LOVE IT!

I lost my mom last year- January 19th I think- Alzheimer's. I really lost her several years before that- it just took that long for her body to succumb. Evil disease. I've been angry, sad, distraught, --- a whole roller coaster of emotions. I don't think they ever end- they just lessen with time & the hurt isn't so sharp- someday. I have no idea when that time will come- but then again I don't know if I've even allowed myself to grieve yet either- I'm still angry I think about the whole situation.

Anyway- everyone is more than welcome to do more than one page of the topic if they want. Or post other BOM LOs just to share- Monique- you go girl, you've been a LO producing machine.

We are not voting on best- but encouraging each other to do this about ourselves. I'm putting them on the front so it's easier to find everyone's submissions.


 
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  • Lookin4newideas Said:
Of course you can! There is no right or wrong to your BOM.. It's your book. You can put whatever you want in it that is about you. The challenges are to help us keep motivated and focused and to give us ideas. If you can get several pages from a challenge, I would say the better. Wouldn't you, Char? I probably have about 5 Scrapbooks worth of photos of me to scrap of my life. Since the old photo albums held tons of photos.



You got it Sally


 
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Here's mine for the challenge. It's been a while since there was a milestone, but if ever there was, this sure was one of them. This was MY 48 hours I had to deal with, not knowing what I should do. Then the following two weeks weren't too much better as my daughter was admitted to the hospital for suicidal ideation. This was not about her, but about me and what I went through as a mother. At this point, my back was hurting the most it's ever been, I was put on a new medication that I had just started so it didn't kick in yet, I had given up on my daughter because attitude was out of control and I just couldn't deal with it, I was going through physical therapy and the more I exercised the more it hurt..and with all this, I hit rock bottom. I lost all strength, physical, emotional, and mental.

*Missing By Lookin4newideas


 
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I know we are on our second week, but I would very much like to join in if it's not too late!!!


 
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Of course Crystal- it's not too late- not until 31Jan So jump right in.


 
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FANTASTIC! I know exactly what I want to do for milestones. It never even occurred to me to scrap about this, but I think it will be good therapy.

So glad to join this group, this will help keep me on my toes.


 
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I'll be posting a new topic each month. And I think for February I'll add a bonus project- something fun but still BOM related


 
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mms


 
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  • TesaB on 01-11-13 10:38 PM
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Fantastic layouts ladies!!! Thanks for sharing!


 
J. Washington
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I have three layouts to share:
PARTY By Wapygirl

8th Grade By Wapygirl

Freshmen By Wapygirl

My 5th birthday, 8th grade year, and freshman year. They were milestones for me!


 
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My milestone entry

Book of Me - Milestone By Msmama


 
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Great pages Jacki & Coleen.

Front updated to here


 
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How awesome is it that I have 7, yes 7, layouts in my BOM now! lol I only had 2 before January!


 
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Good job Jacki! I need to get my butt moving, I only have 2, thank goodness we have this challenge.


 
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