Saturday, June 30, 2007

Favorite Summer Activity

I started an All About Me (AAM) book a while back. At first, I couldn't imagine why I would do this - it seemed a little vain to me. But "everyone else was doing it" and it peaked my interest. So I started trying to figure out what the big deal was.

I came to the conclusion that it wasn't vain at all. When I'm gone, my kids and grand kids and generations beyond will have my scrapbooks to look at. They will be able to tell I loved my family and I had so much fun creating pages about them.

But what will those books tell them about me - the one behind the creating?

Not Much.

And that's what I decided, at least for me, is what and AAM book is for.

At Paper Petal Memories, we have a special thread that is for these albums. Linda, (the moderator) provides prompts for pages to complete in our AAM albums. There are some that don't totally appeal to me, just not things I find that I want included in my book. But that is the beauty - it is mine, and I can decide what to include.

Well, the latest prompt was, "What is your favorite summer activity?" I liked this one and decided to work on it.

My AAM album is 8.5x11 - the first time I've worked with this size, and I've been quite happy I've chosen this size. If felt my typically 12x12 was just too large for this and the smaller 8x8 that I like to do sometimes, I felt wasn't quite large enough.

Anyway, here's the LO I came up with. And thought most of my AAM LO's are only 1 page, I turned this one into 2.

All products are Top Line Creations, except for the brads (Making Memories) and the vellum that includes my journaling.

(It looks a little dark in the photo, but it really isn't that dark.)


onemotherslove said...

Cute pages & great idea!

chelemom said...

I too have been trying to include things about myself in my scrap pages....this is awesome! Hey, by the way, did you know that you won my blog candy? Send me your address so I can get your goodies out to ya!

Debi said...

Great spread, Jennifer! I think "about me" pages are so cool! I love seeing other people's, but even though I've jotted down loads of ideas of ones to do for myself, I just can't seem to get around to doing any. Someday.