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 8×8.  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 thoughts on “Design Your Life: Week 4

  1. 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.


  2. I like the grid design on those 8×8 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.


  3. 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!!!


  4. 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


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