Saturday, May 30, 2015

New blog series: Documenting Your Life with Diane, ADB Designs!

Most of my posts in this series will not be as long as this one. I will be sharing my thoughts with you occasionally about this journey, share the Question/Prompt and a page layout or two created as a result of the week's question. I would love to have you comment about the series and I would love to see the layouts you create.  

Note about sharing layouts: ...

It took me a while after my mother and father died to go through their books and personal papers. When I did I was surprised to find a “tell me about my grandparents” book that had been purchased by my brother and given to my mother in 1985 when my nephew was born. Not every page was filled out; not every question was answered. However, the questions that were answered were enlightening and it brought me great pleasure to read my mother’s handwriting again. After reading, I mailed that book to my brother in Australia to give to his now adult son.

Creating my personal history journal has been an endeavor I want to do but one I never seem to budget time for. So today I purchased a simple journal, grabbed books from my genealogy/family history bookshelf to guide me and also looked to the internet for questions to answer to help me get started. Steve Anderson, blog writer for the “Family History” website ( suggests creating a family history journal by answering just one question a week for a year. I like that plan, the writing becomes an approachable task, broken into doable time segments.

AND...because I am a scrapper and want to include images and ephemera along with my journal entries I naturally turned this endeavor into a special DOCUMENTING MY LIFE SCRAPBOOK and my Creative Team and other digi friends have joined me and are creating their special DYL scrapbooks.  I would love to have you, the awesome MyMemories community, join me too.   

This is your story.  Do it YOUR way.  I write in my journal and scrap pages inspired by my journal entries. Two of my CT journal directly on their scrapbook pages and don't keep a separate paper journal. Others keep only a paper or computer journal and are waiting to create the scrapbook pages at a later date. There is no wrong way to do this, just pick up pen or mouse and DO IT.

We would LOVE for you to share your layout's with us! You may email them to Cole subject line D.Y.L Layout. With your permission, I will post it to the MyMemories Blog, D.Y.L Series, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter. If you would like to post it directly to our MyMemories Facebook wall please click HERE . You can also post them in the forum HERE

please tell us the question/prompt number associated to your layout AND the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.  It is most important to credit the artist for their work too.

What is your full name? Why were you given that name? Do you like your name?

I adore this layout by Creative Team Member, Patricia, using my collection The Chic Market a collaboration with digi friend designer Sweetmade. Wonderful storytelling and beautiful photos. The Chic Market Bundle is discounted 50% and available HERE

Digi friend, shadowsmom, created this lovely layout using my Elizabeth of England collection (from my Dolls of the World Series). The Elizabeth Bundle is always discounted 50% (and more with sales!) -- HERE 

This layout by Lynette is bright and cheerful, just like Lynette is! She used Over the Fences Designs In the Good Ol' Summertime collection -- HERE 

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