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Kristi B.
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PostSubject: 52 ideas for layouts about you or a loved one   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:39 pm

These are some great ideas for layouts if you are making a book about you or someone you love. You can also use the questions as an interview about yourself or a loved one.

1. What books or magazines are you reading now?
2. What is the last tv show/movie you watched & why?
3. If you could have a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world,
where would you go?
4. What's one important value in your life right now?
5. Who was your -----grade teacher/favorite teacher and what did
he/she teach you?
6. Name a character in a movie/TV show or book that you admire.
7. List 5 things about yourself that most people don't know.
8. What is your favorite color & what does it say about you?
9. How do people in your life show that they love you?
10. Have you ever wanted to change your name? If so to what & why?
11. What do you think about technology like cell phones & the
12. What's the last conversation you had & with who?
13. List 3 dreams for your future.
14. Describe your best & worst personality traits.
15. How did you meet your best friend/significant other.
16. What do you do for fun?
17. What's the best gift you've ever gotten/given?
18. How did you spend your last $10?
19. What's your dream car?
20. Have you ever had a dream come true? Was it everything you
dreamed it would be?
21. What is the last song you listened to & why?
22. How old were you when.......... (you got your driver's liscence,
when you got married, had your first baby, moved out on your own, got
your first car......)
23. How has your personality changed in the past 10 years?
24. How many times have you moved in your life?
25. Do you like to cook?
26. Where do you shop?
27. Do you ever feel bored & wy?
28. What's your housework story? (....are you good at it, do you have
a maid, make your kids do it, hubby does it, nobody does it.....)
29. How many pets have you had? What do you remember about them?
30. What's the lst web-site you visited & why?
31. How often do you smile?
32. Who are the most influential people in your life right now?
33. If you could change anything about your life today, what would it
34. How has your daily routine changed from the time you were -----
years old & now?
35. What is your favorite sport to play/watch? Why? Favorite
36. Do you have a tattoo? What? Why did you get it/what does it mean?
Will you get more? If you don't have one now, would you ever get one?
37. What was on your last grocery list?
38. Describe the contents of your purse right now.
39. What's your favorite scrapbook supply/tool/brand/technique?
40. What is something you have always wanted to try & why? (on your
layouts or with another hobby)
41. Who is the last person you e-mailed/e-mailed you? (or IM'd)
42. Describe something unexpected that made you happy, worried, sad...
43. How did you start scrapbooking/get your job?
44. If you could be on one make-over show/reality show, which one
would it be & why?
45. Do you watch the news? Why or why not?
46. What newspaper headline effected you the most/do you remember the most?
47. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?
48. What's something your parents taught you that you've never
49. If you could write your own fortune-cookie fortune, what would it
50. What best song lyrics best describe your life & why?
51. What's in your fridge right now?
52. How are you?

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Kristi B.
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Location : So. California

PostSubject: Re: 52 ideas for layouts about you or a loved one   Sun May 29, 2011 1:59 am

I found an ancient stack of magazines which included some Creative Memories magazines. I flipped through real quick & found some things worth noting before I toss them. They had a page in each issue with layout ideas I thought would be a good addition to the list above.

I am so proud of myself because...
I have learned that...
Obstacles I have faced...
I find strength in...
People who inspire me to be strong...
Fears that hinder me...
I show courage when...
People I'm passionate about...
Places I adore...
Values I hold dear...
Foods I crave...
Things I can't resist...
Causes I care deeply about...
Traditions I cherish...
My family demonstrated tremendous strength when...
I would like to my family.
If friends are the family we choose for ourselves, my family includes...
The one thing I wish I could ask my family to help me with...
I continue to be surprised by my family's...
One amazing thing I learned about my family this year...
My wish for my family is...
If I could do one new thing this year, I would...
A challenging situation I need to see as a new beginning...
My favorite spring ritual is...
When I look out my window, I can't wait to see...
The most difficult age for me was...
The ideal age is...
The best part of my current age...
I celebrate my birthday by...
I feel young at heart when...
Spending time with my children has taught me...
My dreams for my children are...
I love having time to do...with my children.
I admire the way my children...
A beautiful quote...
Recall a beautiful experience...

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Location : Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia

PostSubject: Re: 52 ideas for layouts about you or a loved one   Sun May 29, 2011 4:15 am

Awesome prompts (might use these when I'm struggling to journal next .....which is most of the time!)
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PostSubject: Re: 52 ideas for layouts about you or a loved one   Sun May 29, 2011 9:20 pm

great starting off points
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