Friday, October 2, 2015

Documenting Your Life Blog Series with ADB Designs!

Question/Prompt #8 - Documenting Your Life with Diane, ADB Designs

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. You can join me at any time with this series. You can scrap just the questions/prompts that inspire you, or all of them. You can scrap from the current question and go forward, or you can start at question 1 and move through them in order. 

Each post (every other week) I will share the current question/prompt and layouts created by myself, my creative team or scrapbooking friends.  

Note about sharing layouts from Cole:
We would LOVE for you to share YOUR layout's with us! Just create a 600x600 px jpg layout and email it to Cole subject line D.Y.L Layout!   With your permission, I will post it to the MyMemories BLOG DYL Series (right here), Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter.  Along with yourlayout, please do include the question/prompt number and the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.  If you would like to post it directly to our MyMemories Facebook wall please click HERE. You can also post your layouts in the MyMemories Forum HERE.

Question/Prompt 8:

Grandparents are a special part of most children’s lives. You may not have had an intimate relationship with your grandparents but even so, they provided a foundation for your experiences in the manner that they raised your parents.

This week, we are going to focus on your paternal grandparents. First the basic facts: what are the full names, birth dates, birth locations, marriage date and location of your mother’s parents? Where did your mother fit in the birth order of her family? List your mother’s siblings and all the basic facts about them. This is no small task, to create all these lists with dates and places, but it is important.
AND from your father’s perspective…what stories/comments did he share about his parents?

This layout from Connie is stunning. She used my collection, Great Love Ralph & Meggie (from Colleen McCullough's The Thornbirds) available HERE

This photo of PattyJo's Great Grandfather was just shared with her by a cousin doing genealogy. How wonderful and special to see an ancestor for the first time. PattyJo used my Thunder Basin Saga collection in this layout. Available HERE

Judy created this marvelous heritage layout using a simple background and letting the journaling and images take center stage. It is an amazing layout and I love it!

Another layout from PattyJo tells the story of her paternal grandparents in a wonderful layout using my "Telling My Story Mini & Extras". I LOVE that she included a picture of her grandparents home.  The mini is available HERE

Let me know how you are doing and if you have any questions. I love to read your thoughts about this series. Just comment below.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love this series. I have enjoyed talking with family members to get some of the journaling information. Even though I already know a lot of this stuff, I am still finding out new things. And I love the old pictures I've been able to find and scan into the computer. Hopefully a later generation will enjoy what I am putting together.