Click here to
of US: A Guide to Scrapbooking about Relationships by Angie Pedersen
encourages scrapbookers to explore and save what is unique and special about
their most meaningful relationships. It
is designed to help with scrapbooking about friendships, family, love
relationships, groups, work teams and communities.
follows the proven format that won the hearts of readers of The Book of ME
and Growing Up ME, Angie Pedersen’s first two books that have sold over
100,000 copies to date.
of US is divided into components that make relationships tick, such as their
history, special jokes or language, celebrations, gifts or family ties.
Each chapter defines the chapter theme, explains how it is part of
relationship dynamics, provides examples, includes prompts to aid journaling,
lists ideas for photos, memorabilia and quotations that would help illustrate
the theme, and then provides additional scrapbooking resources.
The chapters are illustrated with scrapbook pages from Angie, the
creative team members of her web site, as well as 90+ other scrapbookers who
together submitted the 140+ project examples.
Excerpt from the Introduction:
figure prominently in most scrapbooks – rather than scrap random people off
the street, people scrapbook about the people in their lives.
We see relationships of all kinds on scrapbook layouts – siblings,
spouses, friends, co-workers. But
what’s missing is definitive journaling about the meaning behind those
relationships. A mother may create
page after page about her children, but what’s missing is her feelings about
why it’s important to her to be their mother, what she values about the time
she spends with them, and why they love having her for a mom.
That same mother might create layouts about her children and the funny
things they do with their friends, but what’s missing is specific examples of
their interactions, and what they add to each others’ lives.
Relationships are about intimacy, about making connections, about allying
yourself with another person. Relationships
are two-way, cause and effect, providing support and balance.
By noticing the relationships in your life, by taking the time to
document them in a scrapbook, you are honoring how each relationship has
enhanced and blessed your life. Scrapbooking
your relationships is a form of thanks to that person, recognizing the fact that
they have shared themselves with you, and you have shared yourself with them.
Not only that, but scrapbooks about your relationships also preserve key
information that helps paint a picture of the lives of everyone involved,
information that future genealogists will find priceless.
Unless you’re a hermit, most of your time is spent relating to other
people – a chronicle of the bond between you, a definition of your “us”,
The Book of US is available in local scrapbooking stores, Borders, Barnes
& Noble, and Amazon.com.
Click here to