Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All About Me Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the All About Me blog hop!   If you're hopping with us, you should have arrived here from Robin's blog.  If not, but decide you want to join in, you're welcome to start at Shelley's blog.  Go check it out...she has some great blog candy!!

So, right up front, I must tell you that making a layout about myself is always a challenge for me, like it probably is for most of you.  We wrap ourselves up in our families and especially in our children, and sometimes forget our own identity in the process.   Although making a page about yourself, or doing a little journaling, isn't always easy, it does always make us stop and examine things about us just a little.  Who am I?  What do I like?  What identifies me?  Not always comfortable questions to answer but certainly therapeutic in the long run!

For my project, I decided to a two-page layout in my Smash*book.  I love Smashing and have several books.  I've decided to devote one entire book to being just about me.  I figured that one of these days, when I'm long gone, it will be a priceless memento for my kids.  My mother left a journal when she passed, and we wouldn't trade it for anything.

My favorite color is purple, and I love purples and blues together, so that's the predominant colors I chose to work with. Since I'm a musician, I chose to use the music quotes and the guitar stamp.  I was married in the winter, thus the cute snowman cutout.  The butterflies?  I just thought they were pretty!

This was a built-in question page in the Smash*book, so I just filled in the answers...easy as pie!

I found a few stickers with descriptive "me" words and added them to the mix.

I hope you liked this little piece of me!  Miranda is next.  I've included the whole line up below, just in case you need it!

1. Shelley - http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/
2. Judy - www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com/
3. Sandy - http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com/
4. Shelley - http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
5. Melissa - http://iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com/
6. Janet - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
7. Roberta - http://thepapercraftingleague.blogspot.com/
8. Claire - http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/
9. Sarah - http://craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/
10. Cathy - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/
11. Nadja - http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/
12. Tess - www.sassycricutcrafting.com/
13. Robin  - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
14. Amy E - http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/
15. Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
16. Kim - http://theartisansattic.blogspot.com/

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E



what a great idea, but how sad to think about you not being here on this earth:( I love the personal touches (colour, snowman, guitar)! Great picture of you as well!

Lori Comeau said...

Love it. I didn't know the smash books had pages like that.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful page! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

TeresaK said...

Cool idea to do this in Smashbook form! You got in all the important things in your life!
Great job

Miranda said...

Great page for your Smashbook! And what an awesome idea! I'm a new follower!
Miranda :)

Design Originals by KC said...

Love that you are devoting a smashbook to yourself! It will be a treasure for you to make and your kids to be able to have a snapshot of you at the moments you did it! Thanks for sharing! Kathi

Unknown said...

i've heard about smashbooks, but don't really know what they are. i love your page, and doing one for postarity is cool. Thanks for sharing.


Pammejo said...

Love the idea of creating a book on yourself,, I have been wanting to start a Life project, this is inspiring me to start at the beginning of the year. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Great book! I have only done this once...But do a lot of other things,,,LOLL Thanks for sharing!
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Janet's Planet said...

love it! Janet r

ClaireR said...

Love the smash book!!
Three Waters Creations . com

Rosalee said...

I've never made a SMASH-book before. Love how yours turned out and I think the purple looks great. One of my favorite colors to work with too. I'm a new follower.
Hugs, Rosalee

cutnpaste said...

Haven't done a smashbook but I lke your ideas!

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

Love your reasons behind the smashbook about yourself! I think I need to start one in 2013!

scrapbookingforfun said...

Amy thank-you for joining me in this hop! I love what you came up with:) I am a follower:)

Unknown said...

love your layout!!! just signed up as a new follower!!!


Cathy said...

Your layou is prettywith the blues and all the details, what a great reason behind the journal, I may start one too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a super idea to leave these memories to your children. I love the details you gave the pages. Nicely done!!


Heather Lynn said...

What fun smash pages, Amy! Us crafters def. need to write things down about ourselves, too! It's easy to forget to! I have several smash books and love working on them. I just bought 5 new ones to make one all about each of my children. :) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Unknown said...

Neat. I have not worked with a Smash book before. May have to look into one :) Love the idea of leaving it for my kids.


Sarah said...

I love your smash page. I have a smash book but I have never done anything in it. Your page makes me want to get it out and start smashing.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


Life and Knits said...

Great page Amy! It's so very you! Your kids will definitely cherish it!


Deleted 2014 said...

Great idea about using the Smash book. I just bought one to use for all my ideas, sketches and layout, and cards I like, instead of keeping all my magazines I am putting in a Smash book. TFS! Wonderful job.

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Angie said...

Love your layout and the idea of using a smash book! Purple is my favorite color too:)