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Scrapbook “Your” Story #9: Your Stuff

consider yourself: your stuff OK . . . so it’s hard to find quotes and inspiration about scrapbooking material possessions. Almost anything quotable notes that material possessions are not what bring happiness. I get that. As a former business student, I also get that much of us in the world live in capitalist economies, which […]

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Scrapbook “Your” Story #8: Friends and Other Folk

consider yourself: friends & other folk who are they? Think about the many people with whom you interact: Who are the (non-family) people in your life–the ones you’ve chosen (or who’ve chosen you) to spend time with? Do you have friends for different parts of your life? Work friends, neighborhood friends, mommy friends, hobby friends? […]

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ideas for scrapbooking your work

Scrapbook “Your” Story #7: Work

by Debbie Hodge This is number 7 in an 11-part series full of ideas for making scrapbook pages about yourself. consider yourself: work Without labor nothing prospers.  -Sophocles It could be paid employment, personal gardening, home keeping, raising children, volunteering or any number of things, but almost every one of us does some work. For […]

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Scrapbook “Your” Story #6: You and Family

by Debbie Hodge This is number 6 in an 11-part series full of ideas for making scrapbook pages about yourself. consider yourself: you and family In this session we’re talking about scrapping YOU and family. On other pages you can present the stories of your family members, but here, take some time to think about […]

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Scrapbook “Your” Story #3: The Early Years

consider yourself: the early years (childhood, adolescence, & teen) The material of your first 18 years could probably generate several full albums. If that seems like an overwhelming idea to you, you’re not alone. I agree. An approach that is manageable (and that I would argue is best for the viewers of your scrapbooks) is […]

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“Origins” includes several photos of the land I grew up on.

Scrap “Your” Story #2: Origins

consider yourself: where are you from? Do you think of yourself as coming from a place, a people, or perhaps a culture? It’s probably a mix of all of these things, the combination of DNA, experience, and the purposeful shaping that our elders impart. who are the people you’re from? Think about the people you […]

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JOURNALING: prefer work to exercise (& even to play) * the only TV I watch (for the most part) is Guiding Light and anything on MSNBC * love politics, Alice Munro stories, Merle Haggard songs * an introvert after 30 years as an extrovert * prefer yardwork to housewovrk * worry about bats * not sentimental but compassionate & tolerant * got moodier after 37 * like to be prepared for big things, but not so much the little things (i.e., dinner) * small number of friends * don’t like talking on the phone * don’t hold grudges * willing to say sorry but not so willing to change my ways * love writing, blogging, picture-taking, scrapbooking * let my youngest son fall asleep in my bed at night * creamy pasta dishes rock * chocolate is good, too * ambitious and competent * love my childhood home and drive the 350 miles there frequently * worry about Neil’s health and yet have confidence he’ll be ok because he’s so competent (and maybe because I’m hiding my head in the sand) * like being on the road with the boys * don’t like shopping, in fact go to extremes to avoid it * don’t mind being disliked anymore and willing to face conflicts * never going to walk out on anyone or anything again * rarely listen to music these last few years and prefer quiet * turning into a hermit * believe in being kind and never “hitting anyone where it hurts” * enjoy doing math homework alongside my oldest son and then comparing answers * Sudoku, too! * not as obsessed with hair as my husband says I am *

Scrap “your” story #1: you now

by Debbie Hodge In celebration of Get It Scrapped’s 2nd birthday, we’re running “Scrap Your Story” free for the next 11 weeks. This is #1 in a series of 11 lessons about scrapbooking yourself. Look for a new post each Tuesday. Check back on March 9 for a lesson on scrapbooking your origins. Come on […]

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