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09-18-2007, 05:35 PM
anyone up for AAM (all about me) Challenge? I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now, and i really just need to do it -

If i posted challenges, would anyone wanna join in? I figured the challenges can be done weekly - it'll give everyone a chance to get them done and posted.

just curious. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-18-2007, 05:43 PM
Do you mean LO's about "me"? and/or about any person in our stash of pics? Sounds fun - not sure I could do anything beyond 1 or 2 -- not many pics of just "me" (TG) LOL

Here's one I did in Feb. for a DIY challenge (I think)


09-18-2007, 05:44 PM
nice.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It would be a book about 'you' but each challenge would consist of different topics.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I love that page.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif looks great!!!

09-18-2007, 07:56 PM
I would really like to do this. I have been considering a AAM album for awhile- something my kids can look back at later to know more than just the Mom part of me.
It will also be fun to use some of the topic pages to get my boys involved in their HS memories albums about them! So I am looking forward to this, although actually completing a layout each week seems impossible for me http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif - but I am going to try!

09-19-2007, 07:42 AM
I'd like to try this one too, not sure I have enough Pictures either to do a book, but am sure if I can go way back I'd come up with enough. This sounds like a great idea for the kids too like you said Shari. May try to do one for my dd or at least start it.

Penster (pjwlee)
09-19-2007, 08:42 AM
I havn't been doing much scrapping lately, just card making...maybe this might get me back into it.I'm game. Don't have a lot of me photos, but I'm up to trying to designing without a lot of them. Are you going to do themes? like hobbies, your wedding, high school days? grad? early marriage????????

09-19-2007, 09:04 AM
Not sure that I would do a layout of myself every week, but I would definitely like the ideas so that when I am ready I can get on with it, lol.

09-19-2007, 09:39 AM
I'm so glad that you're all interested in this topic. I think it'll be great! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I might incorporate some l/o pages that cass puts out w/the challengeshttp://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I hope we can all do a page week http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif it'll be fun.

AS far as topics go - i was thinking of different things.. several things, in fact...

Maybe a one word challenge - i'm going to start thinking of topics and if you all wanna throw out some suggestions it'll be great!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We can start this during the first week of October, how does that sound? It'll give everyone that wants to participates a chance to gather up some pictures (i need to print some too) that they want to use... You can print various pictures of yourself during different stages of your life - with people with your children, grandchildren, - whatever PICTURES you want.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm sure we'll end up using them http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I think we should put a page number limit on this.. otherwise, this could be an ongoing challenge, ya know? What do you all think? What's a reasonable amount of pages?

The page size will be up to you.. 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 8 1/2 x 11, 11 x 8 1/2 (landscape)

me, i'm going to do a Landscape Album. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-19-2007, 10:08 AM
I was rethinking this.. maybe we could do this bi weekly? Would that be better for everyone? LOL

Since alot of this would be journaling i figured, it might be better if we do these pages bi-weekly.

Penster (pjwlee)
09-19-2007, 10:16 AM
6, 10 or 12 pages sounds like a good start, and is not to long of a commitment, Bi weekly sounds great

09-19-2007, 10:47 AM
I would love to do this.

09-19-2007, 11:28 AM
bi-weekly sound GREAT. I had recently decided to do 8 1/2 x 11 for this.

I just saw an inspiring LO in July CK mag= "4 the Record" and the journaling included: four jobs had in life, 4 fave movies, 4 places lived, 4 fave foods, 4 influential people in life, 4 things I would like to learn, etc....

09-19-2007, 11:52 AM
Ohhh i love that idea Shari!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

hahaha.. Shari, i'm doing the 11 x 8 1/2 for this.. LOL heehee funny. sorry, just struck me funny. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Crotty.. would love to have you join us.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Shari, i also saw in a magazine,, i can't remember the name of it. but it had a spread of this woman's stuff on the a page.. i'm going to have to scan it and show ya what i'm talking about. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (well, she had her running shoes, her keys, her cell phone, her planner, her wallet.. etcs.,,, Loved that concept...)

09-19-2007, 03:26 PM
I think that I would like to do this challenge. I won't be able to start it until we get back from our trip. That would be the second week of October. If you start earlier than this, I suppose I could play catch-up!


09-20-2007, 10:09 AM
I'd like to give this a shot too. Bi-weekly sounds good to me too. I take all the pics around here so don't have many recent ones of me. Two of my DD's are aspiring photographers so maybe I can get them to do some for me just for this project.

09-20-2007, 10:18 AM
I would be interested, but I know I don't have time to do a page a week so it wouldn't work for me.

09-20-2007, 10:32 AM
I was just looking at the classes for the Scrapbooks Etc- Scrap-A-Faire, and there is one being offered for an "About ME" mini album, but this does not start until Nov 2.

Did anyone here participate last year? What are your thoughts on the classes, etc? I did not, but I am thinking I will this year.

09-20-2007, 11:27 AM
I think Bi-Weekly will work.. if that gets a bit tedious.. maybe we'll switch to monthly?

I'm glad to hear everyone is willing to participate in this. I feel it's important to leave behind OUR stories, OUR personalities, b/c what comes thru the pages we do for others http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It'll be great/fun!!

Shari, I haven't tried that. Do you have a link? That sounds great!!

Cass, this will probably be a bi-weekly thing. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

so excited.. I've been listing some ideas in my head.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Some will be deep and some will be very light... I mean the possibilities are endless! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crafty grandmommie
09-20-2007, 12:23 PM
I guess I'm "just not into me". lol Can't get excited about doing something about myself.

09-20-2007, 01:17 PM
Just a thought for those that may not think they have enough pictures of yourself. Shari mentioned a highschool book she does for her boys. Maybe you could do a book AAM for another family memeber (children, mom's, dad's etc.) there's always friends too. You could have a aaF's book. Oh that's a good idea. LOL..that way you could still join in the fun we just won't get to see your face (of course if you're in the pic you could tell us. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )
Just a thought to ponder.

09-20-2007, 01:22 PM
You know, Lynn, it is not about being into yourself with this type of project. It is giving your kids and grandkids an insight as to who you really are. They know you as 'mom and grandma' but do they know you, as Lynn?

It is uncomfortable for me to fuss over myself, too. But, I would have loved to know what my mom and grandmas and favorite aunt were like as a people I want my kids to know that I have secrets, pet peeeves, how many boyfriends I had and how dating was in the sixties. I think that if you just take the guidelines that Taffy is going to present and do your page as biography and history for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised and enjoy ths challenge. And what a gift you will be leaving for you kids.


09-20-2007, 01:25 PM
When you say "all about me" do you mean like we would go back in time and like start with a baby pictures and increase in age as we go? Something for our kids to look back on? I am interested.

09-20-2007, 01:50 PM
JUDY.. WELL SAID.. and that's my point.. I WOULD have loved to have known things about my mom - when she was my age and how she felt having a child attending college - how proud she must felt.. i mean if it's anything nearly as proud as i am of my daughter, then i would've loved to have known that. Or how growing up w/out a mother was for her, basically an orphan. I mean, i would love for my someday grandchild(ren) to know how KEWL i was at 39!! ROTFL!! Not just another pretty face in a picture frame and then them wonder, i wonder what she did after this picture was taken, I wonder what she was thinking.. By far this will be the most challenging book for me to do, as i'm not ALL ABOUT ME, either.. but this book isn't just for 'me' either. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

okay, off soapbox http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mel,, these are the topics i was thinking of....
*"Things" I love
*People i Love (i realize this could be a big page, maybe a collage of photos and some journaling.. LOL - it's your book so you could do it however you PLEASE) http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
*todays technologies vs when i was a kid
*No picture - all journaling page (WITH A TOPIC)
*My BFF/Me page
*My favorite color page
*My fave body part
*Me then, me now
*If i could do something over again, what would it be?

I mean topics could be endless and the possibilities are limitless as well.. I mean those are just something off the top of my head, right now..

oh!!! maybe we could do a page with just one word and we can interupt how we preceive that word. Ohhh i'm so stoked!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crafty grandmommie
09-20-2007, 01:57 PM
I know you all are right and I really would love to have that for my kids. I just don't think I have time right now but would love to have your guidelines so that I could do it later if that is OK.

09-20-2007, 02:00 PM
hey, lynn. No worries, if you don't have the time - no worries http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-20-2007, 02:01 PM
Oh, i wanted to add, i love the AAF book too!! jeez, you ladies are so clever http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-21-2007, 11:12 AM

It is basically an online expo- with classes, shopping, exhibiter booths, etc.

09-21-2007, 11:59 AM
thanks Shari. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-21-2007, 02:23 PM
I am getting excited about this. We could do one about us and one about our DH so our children could look back on both parents someday.

09-21-2007, 02:56 PM
great idea!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm stoked about this too!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

09-21-2007, 03:36 PM
This sounds so cool, I would like to give it a try. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif


09-21-2007, 04:51 PM
Oh please, Ginny.. join us!!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

09-25-2007, 10:44 AM
When is this going to start?

09-25-2007, 11:15 AM
The first week of october http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FIRST CHALLENGE I'm going to post on Monday (early bird special) http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It'll be the INTRO page! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-25-2007, 11:15 AM
P/S i already bought an 8 1/2 x 11 album from HL - they're having 50% off on their albums and refill pages and their packaged papers! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I loaded up! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-25-2007, 11:20 AM
HL--hobby lobby? I need to go to town so I might run by there.

09-25-2007, 12:55 PM
I went and looked at HL's add and WOW!! I posted it so everyone would know. I need to get 3 scrapbooks so I am so glad about the sale. My camping scrapbook is so full so I was going to get a new one. Plus, I am going to do a AAM album of myself and one of my DH--he is going to help with the journaling of his album. He agreed it would be something great for the boys so they can learn about us. The boys love looking at and showing others the camping and baseball albums.

09-25-2007, 01:07 PM
mel, yes HL http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm so glad your hubby is going to do this also!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I made an 8x8 all about us book and my DH looks at it all the time. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif more than i thought he would http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-26-2007, 08:15 AM
This sounds like fun. I started an ABM album several yrs ago but after a few los, I ran out of ideas. This would really help me to get back into this. I'll have to go see what I've already got done & go from there.

09-26-2007, 08:24 AM
Ok, just went & looked. I don't have an intro page done yet. I have a tendancy to leave that till last in my albums. I'll start working on that asap.

09-26-2007, 09:38 AM
would love to have you join us when you can Judy http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif --- Although, we're going to start at the beginning of October, you still have some time http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wihoo.. i'm so stoked for this.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-26-2007, 09:54 AM
Hey there all, I think I'll join in on this one too.....I've always wanted to do something like this and have incorporated a short life story in one of my family albums, but I like the way this is going.
Why put a page limit on it.......you may pick up other people who want to join in later, like after the holidays when time is more likely to be available. It could be an ongoing challenge, like the page maps challenges.
Way to go Taffy!

09-26-2007, 10:18 AM
That sounds good fotonanahttp://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif People can join when they can and trickle off and then catch up again.. awesome suggestion fotonanahttp://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I printed some pictures yesterday.. I can't wait.. http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-29-2007, 04:51 PM
Taffy, I'm one of those people who would like to do this, but with travel, church activities, the holidays, my Sr. center activities, I can't start anything until after the first of the year. So, I'll play catch-up then. I think this is a great idea. Gives me an incentative to begin my album.

09-29-2007, 05:18 PM
I some how missed this or didn't know what aam was. I thought about doing this book since I did some challenge type LO's before that I didn't quite know what I was going to do with. I kinda decided on an AAM type book and I bought that American Crafts Album that's binder style that you can alter the cover yourself.


09-29-2007, 05:24 PM

this is a lady on my other board. She has a few lo's here that are about her I don't know if she's doing an aam album but she has an else book of sketches that she's doing. her name is Nessa.

There's a color your world challenge and somewhere I found a challenge that delt with who you had a crush on. That looked interesting and a few people had David Bowie too and there was a really cool one of Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.


09-30-2007, 11:49 AM
I'm in! Now that I've read all the messages, I get it -- this will be fun and my kids think it's "totally awesome" and said now that I have a ton of albums mostly centered around them the least I could do is one all about little ole me.

Cathy Zielske's 1st book has a number of pages she did about herself, heres a small list of some other suggestions to include:

1. Hindsight is 20/20 - 20 things I would tell her if I could (meaning talking to yourself when you were a senior in high school/or whatever).
2. Now and Then
3. The little details - likes and dislikes, etc. that make your world go round.
4. family portrait - I think 2 pages one for now and one for then: maiden name & married name - ?
5.People we admire: this would help unblock journaling & show what you admire in others and yourself.

Just a few to throw out there ---- thanks for starting this fun-fun project -- I think we all needed the push!


10-01-2007, 12:09 PM
those are some great ideas, SAm!! I'm going to copy those and save them!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif thanks!!!

I can't wait to see what YOU come up with! You produce such beautiful pages, it'll be fun to see how everyone interupts ideas!! http://forum.startascrapbook.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tis exciting!!