How to Scrapbook Your Life Story – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in this fantastic series on How to Scrapbook Your Life Story from Kylie Moore of KylieM Designs. Enjoy Part 2 and if you missed the first part, the link is just below. Once again, Kylie has a free QuickPage to help you get started. See below for the link.

Part 1

Family Relationships

So how did you go this week? Did you look back on those ancient memories? The ones when love was new, and you were swept away by it all, and then maybe the harder memories as well, what it was like to start your lives together and some of the challenges you had along the way.

Something to remember when scrapping your life story, is to have journaling.

If you are like me, a lot of your scrapping has little or no journaling, although I am getting much better. You have great photos that mean so much to you, and you think they say it all. But then look back on those old photos that you have tucked away. Have the memories started to fade? Or maybe you really do not know what is going on in the photo at all.

Some of the basics to remember: date your layouts, but not just the date of the photo, but the date of the journaling as well. You have dug up an old photo of a camping trip you went on with mates, it is obviously important to know when that was, but when writing your story about that photo your perception now is going to be different so it is also important to date when you did your journaling.

Then when you do your journaling, include thoughts and feelings, the place, the activity. It doesn’t have to be deep, but it is useful to be meaningful. That is not to say that all your layouts now need to include tons of journaling, of course not, this is for your life story, because remember, we are telling a story.

So what path are we following this week?

We looked at how your relationship with your partner started last week, what your new lives were like together. This week, let’s take a step back from that and look at your family relationships. All families are different, I know my family relationships are very perplexing to my husband, whose family is quite close. They have weekly dinners, whereas with my family we might catch up on birthdays! This isn’t for any particular reason, other than that is just the way our lives have gone, but I feel the need to share this with my children. They have never seemed to bothered with the differences in our families, but I am sure that later in life they will notice the differences in our relationships.

  • Do you have brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties, cousins, family friends, distant relations?
  • What were your relationships like, did you have regular family dinners, or were you lucky to talk once a month?
  • Are there any other quirky family traditions that would be valuable to have explained?

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Next week we will look at topics that you may not have thought to scrap at all, but truly add to your lifestory!

You can catch up on Part 1 of this series here.

You can read more of Kylie’s work and check out her designs at KylieM Designs. And don’t forget to pick up the free QuickPage that she’s created especially for this series. Stay tuned for Part Three next week. Note: Kylie no longer maintains My Digital Life so I’m afraid all the links to her site are now disabled. But you can still follow her series by clicking on the episode links above

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