Monday, 4 April 2011

Design Your Life: Week 4

It's been a while since I posted about Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life class, which now runs as self-paced on BPC ~ two months to be exact.  I decided to put it to one side while Yesterday & Today was in progress, as I could easily see myself becoming snowed under with scrapbooking tips, advice and whatnot.
Week 4 is a continuation of week three's theme ~ repetition.  Only this time, Cathy suggested making a same-design-throughout mini-book ~ based on 5 facts about yourself and people in your family.

These pages have worked out at 8x8.  I plan to ask DH to write out his own 5 facts and thought I would create pages for my mum, sister, BIL, nephew, brother & SIL.  I'm wondering whether to include a retrospective page about Dad and my grandparents.  I also thought I might branch out, as it were, and include pages for my aunt, uncle, cousins and cousins' husbands and children.  I'll be seeing the extended family in the summer so all I have to do is remember to ask them for their facts.  And given that 2011 is a UK Census year and I research my family's history, I thought I would add the completed mini-book/album to my family history archive.  And then may be do it all over again in another 10 years.

12 comments:

Sian said...

Now that sounds like a plan :)

Cheri said...

Your "5" minibook sounds like it could be a maxi book by the time you are done!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I LOVE these layouts - such a great idea! And I love the idea of making a book with all of your family...I might have to start on one of those myself!

furrypig said...

in theory that is such a simple idea but in reality it is completely fantastic! I love the idea of reviewing it all in 10 years!

Beverly said...

I love projects like this. I have thought itso often over the years but rarely folow through. I did video interviews with the boys years ago and realy treasure hem. There are so many peopl already gone that I wish I had taken the time to get even "just five" from. It will be great to have in your family archives.

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I started with 5 things for you but now I'm up to 12!!!! You can take your pick :0)

Karen said...

What a fabulous project Ruth.

Michelle said...

Cute layouts :)

Melissa said...

I like the grid design on those 8x8 pages. What a fun mini-album to have all these little facts and memories about so many family members. Let us know how it turns out.

Alison said...

I like the idea of reviewing it all in another ten years
Alison xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ruth ~ You are the epitome of what scrapbooking is all about. Your attention to detail and documentation come together so beautifully. I hope you realize what wonderful keepsakes you are creating for your family. I love these pages!!!

humel said...

What a lovely, lovely idea! How fabulous that you took Cathy's simple and gorgeous project and turned it into something so very special xx