A few years ago my sisters and I decided to do a circle journal since we all lived far and wide across the country (and sadly, we still do). Noting again that Katherine insists that she isn't a scrapbooker (which Elizabeth proved to be false yesterday) we chose a journaling scrapbook where we could share some of our memories, stories and advice. And totally not threatening to the "non-scrapper."
One of the entries in the journal was about our memories of our Grandma Watson. We started with a simple question. "What do you remember about Grandma Watson?" Elizabeth once wrote "My memory is made complete with their recollections" and this journal made all of our memories much more complete. Using our recollections I created a three perspective layout about our wonderful Grandma Watson (click to enlarge).
In this simple, journaling-centric layout I used the journaling from our circle journal, a few pictures, and flowers that I filled in with the paint tool to look like marigolds—the flower that lined our grandma's driveway every summer.
Another collaboration project came years after Katherine wrote a beautiful poem about our Grandma Watson and her sisters. As I had this beautiful poem and the picture which was the inspiration for the poem, I easily recreated this layout three times-one for me, and one for each of my sisters.
So remember, scrapbooking isn't always about the pretty paper (although my goodness that is MY favorite part) but about the memories preserved and the relationships remembered. So email or call your sister, your brother, you mother, father, grandmother or grandfather and ask them a question: "What do you remember about __________?" You may be surprised about the response, but no matter what, you have just started the journaling to your next scrapbook page.