So, we come to the end of our adventure together. These last steps will complete your project, and reveal the mystery of exactly what this project is about. They may take you a while, but like I've said before, you can always come back to this and finish it as time allows. Thank you SO MUCH for playing along. Be sure and share photos in the Flickr gallery as you complete some pages so we can all see your take on this project. I have had a great time this week, and I hope you have as well.
Here's today's video:
Here are your final steps for this project:
1. Journaling exercise: Grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Write each letter of the alphabet down the left margin of the paper, one letter per line. Then write one thing that makes you HAPPY next to each letter of the alphabet, as shown in the photo below. (Feel free to get creative with finding one thing for each letter. Since I'm not really into xylophones, I put Extra gum for the letter "X".)
2. Once your list is complete, find one photo for each of the things on your list. You can use a photo you already have, take a new photo, or get on Google Images and find a photo. Make sure to select the large image size option when searching for photos on Google Images so the print quality is best. Print your photos.
3. Trim your photos to 4x4 or 4x5, and then add them to the appropriate page to match the letter of the alphabet each thing starts with.
4. Add your journaling. You can simply write the name of whatever the item is that makes you happy, or you can write a brief reason why it makes you happy, or anything significant you'd like to record about that particular item.
5. Add letter stickers to the front cover to create your title. My title is "Happy Me from A to Z", but feel free to change that up if you'd like.
(I haven't had the chance to finish mine yet due to unforseen and very time cosuming computer issues, but these photos will give you the idea.)
A few notes about why I chose this project: First, I think it's essential to scrapbook about ourselves; second, I wish I had something like this about my Mom and/or my grandma. Not only would it give me a better feel for their personality, but I would also learn something about pop culture at that time. Hopefully this will be something that you and your family/friends will treasure.
And lastly, thank you SO MUCH for your positive comments, your great suggestions, and your participation. This is the first time I've done something like this and I've learned a few things about the process, so hopefully if I do it again it will be even better. Happy scrapping!