Monday, February 8, 2010

A through Z: All about Me!

A few years ago I started a scrapbook album based on an idea I had heard from a friend.  In twenty-six pages, following the alphabet, the idea is to make a page representing each letter and how it describes something about you.

This project presented several  unique challenges.  Coming up with ideas for each letter that told something about who I am and what I value wasn't always easy.  Employing numerous techniques stretched my creativity.  Finding pictures to represent different facets of my life was a fun quest.  Limiting myself to one page per category required some careful editing.  Hunting for and creating unique embellishments was delightful.

So I have decided to share this album with you for a couple of reasons.  First, it is a compact way of revealing the different facets of my life.  Secondly, it will push me to fill in the few gaps that remain in my album.  Each week I will put together a post with a few of the pages, and we will make our way to the end of the alphabet together.  Enjoy!

I got lucky with the title page, the Letter "A":  All About Ardith.  Too easy...


The letter "B" allowed me to share my love of Broadway shows.  By scanning some of the Playbills I have collected over the years, then printing them in small version enabled me to include several.  I decided to only show the plays I have actually seen in New York City.  Luckily for me, the touring show companies often come to Portland, Oregon, so I don't always have to fly to the East Coast to get my fix.  This page was put together in 2005 so it doesn't include all the great shows I have seen since then.  I am spoiled, I know it...

5 comments:

Sara said...

I love this! I can't wait to learn more about you. Reading this has also given me the idea of doing this for myself.... something i need to to for me! THanks!!!!!

Kim said...

I love the small playbills! This is a great scrapbooking idea ~ thanks for sharing!!

laura said...

LOVE this idea!!! It is going to be so fun learning more about you! So far we have lots in common! :-)

Nancy said...

I agree with Laura, so far what I have learned about you we do have a lot in common. It's fun seeing all you have done and what you are thinking!

5Youngers said...

What a fabulous idea. I am a HUGE broadway fan, I only wish I could afford to indulge in my obsession more often. I am excited to see all the facets of Ardith!