All About WHO!?


(supplies from ABOUT)

I’m sure most of us either have dreaded or do dread doing layouts that are all about us! Let’s face it, finding motivation to scrap ourselves can be very difficult! Why though, do we scrap the memories that we do about other people? Usually, it’s to help our loved ones remember, to save the memories for those that will come after, and have the memories so that we can relive them again and again. If WE, the memory keepers, don’t preserve the memories about US, who will???

I (Steph) remember a couple of years ago, a thread at DST about Cathy Zilske’s “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Album” class. I too had read the article in Simple Scrapbooks that the original poster referred to and realized that I had nothing like that to leave my family. I was determined to create an “EOL” album and even bought the book to help give me some ideas. I am so sad to say that I haven’t done it….yet!

As I was preparing for this post, I did some digging and found that Cathy will be teaching this class in September called:

Me: The Abridged Version, An A to Z All About Me


Cathy will teach the class at Big Picture Scrapbooking next month and the best part is that it will be HYBRID!!!! I WILL be taking the class because I know myself and I know that with deadlines, I can get pretty much anything done, but if it is open ended, it probably won’t happen. The really cool thing about the class is that I will get (and you will too, if you join me 😉 ) digital 8.5×11 templates, digital alpha blocks, digital journaling blocks, and digital title blocks all designed by Cathy Z herself! The digital elements are designed to be printed and combined with real paper to create a hybrid album. If you are like me though, you will want to combine them with digital papers and print (making a completely digital album). The class is a four week class, so it breaks everything down into manageable chunks. One of the goals of the class made me smile and I can’t WAIT to accomplish it! Here it is: You will learn how to let go of preconceived notions of what constitutes good journaling. Ahhh, the freedom! The best part is when the class is done, I will have 26 pages of memories about myself documented for my kids and for myself!

If you would like some challenges to help motivate you scrap about YOU, I found a few:

My Story Matters at Scrap Matters

Book of Me at Scrapbook Elements

All About You at Shabby Pickle

Project 52 at ScrapArtist (which is not necessarily layouts, but could be adapted)

And one last thing to help get the mojo flowing when it comes to scrapping YOU…

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Danielle (Something Blue Studios), Kristen (K Studio), and Creashens, have put together a kit to help scrap those memories about US and are giving us TWO of them to give to you, our readers! 🙂 We will randomly choose two readers that post a comment in this post by Friday midnight EST to win this HUGE kit! For those that can’t wait, they have given us a coupon code with some savings! 🙂


If that wasn’t enough, I just got in my inbox a set of freebie quickpages from these girls! 🙂


You can download them HERE

Are you ready? Join me in my renewed commitment to leave some memories about ME for those I love! The ones YOU love will thank you for it!! 🙂