BOM rant and rave

O.M.G. Am I excited! YES! I am!

For those of you who have been visiting my blog for years, you already know how I feel about my Book of Me albums. They are SO important, for so many reasons. I’ll go into my diatribe after I tell you that I'm part of the team at Its All About Me! Could there be a more perfect fit? I think not!

Its All About Me is a brand new challenge forum, so come on over and join me! I will thank you and so will your future generations! (Yes, here it comes, again. LOL) If you haven’t started a Book of Me, you totally SHOULD! Are you missing in action in your albums? Will all the important family stories be retold accurately after you’re gone? (Yes, guess what, you’re not immortal. LOL)

Be sure YOUR story is told by starting a Book of Me for YOU. It's more precious than you think, and will be a gift from you for generations to come. Think about if your great great grandmother had scrapped her life, you'd possess a treasure! THAT is what your great greats will feel about your BOM.

I started mine about 5 years ago and I thought it was hard at first. I didn't have many photos of me and I wasn't comfortable being the center of attention in an album. I overcame that because

1.) Your book of me is more about the STORY of you. Great if you have photos to go along, but totally not necessary. My entire first album has about 10 photos in it.

2.) I keep my BOM in my scrap room with ME. I don't display it and although my family knows it exists, they don't think about it much right now because its out of sight, out of mind.

3.) Difficult subjects, when scrapped, can be cathartic.

I am now beginning my Book of Me, Volume 3!

I really do believe a Book of Me is such a worthwhile effort! Challenges allow you time for the 4 C's: CONSIDER, COLLECT, COMPOSE, CREATE. And CREATE I do! Over time, not only have I become comfortable scrapping about me, but I allow myself a little extra creativity that isn’t seen in the family albums.

Lecture over. LOL

I do hope that you’ll join me and the wonderful ladies at Its All About Me! I've seen some of the ideas for upcoming challenges and I promise! Even if you HAVE started your Book of Me, some of the challenges will make you go "duh! what a great idea!"

C'mon, what are you waiting for? This week at Hobby Lobby, albums and page refills are 50% off. Not to enable or anything... :-D


  1. Wow Suzanne! Way to go on the 'book of me'!

  2. Just perfect for you!! Again - CONGRATS!! You're on a roll, girlfriend!! Have LOTS of fun!!

  3. Love it! The new blog look, the book of me idea and the fact that you are on that team you go girl!!Whoo hooo! Gonna go check it out!
    BTW thanks for keeping me in your prayers girl!

  4. Hey can you put up a link to the new blog - I tried to find it there are about a hundred blogs with similar names!:0!

  5. Hi Suzanne,
    I am new to your blog, and must say I really love your pages. I think the BOM is an amazing idea, after careful consideration will think of putting one together. First have to get used to the idea of scrapping/journalling about myself. Question: A lot of people seem to scrap single pages only, do you then put them in your album with similar colours/themes on the page beside it?
    Thanks for sharing your world.

  6. Rita, sorry, I've enabled the links. (How long have I been blogging? LOL)

    Chantel, thanks for the nice compliment! I'm so happy to hear that you'll consider a book of me. Once you get started, it'll come easier, I promise! :-) To answer your question, no, I do not "match" my pages, and they are in no particular order. Very random, just like me. LOL Please share the link to your blog so I can check it out! :-)

  7. Congrats on this Suzanne. And aren't we gonna make more beautiful books of me?!?!

  8. you have almost talked me into it! lol! I do pages about me every now and then, but the focus of an entire book....that would be good!

  9. Suzanne, WOW!! That is so amazing :) So happy for you, Congratulations!

  10. ooooh, thanks for the reminder! i've been thinking of starting one! i will have to check the place out!


  11. Congrats! It sounds perfect for you!

  12. love it when fellow artists enable!!!!:)

  13. CONGRATS SUZ! I can't believe I missed this post or I would have congratulated you sooner. It IS a perfect fit for you :)