Friday, 30 September 2011


Hello all - i am so excited as today sees the launch of a new venture of mine called the "all about me" book group. This group is a gathering of crafters who have come together to create an "all about me" book in monthly stages, taking part in the challenges for theme, style, colour, sketch layout etc.

We all want to create a book at some point whether it be about ourselves, a family member, a pet, an event or a person or thing in our lives - and why not start now !

There are  10 members at present in this group and what we are going to do is at the beginning of each month i will be posting a theme,style, sketch etc for the month's challenge then throughout the month we all create our page and then link it up to my Mr Linky below for us all to see - simple. We will then over time start to build up our book with a page a month.

Our group starts today and for our beginning challenge it is to decide on what our book is to be about, source a book, create  a page, work out a plan for our books and give our book a title . There is no particular challenge theme for page one - just get creative

My book is  simply "All about Me" - kinda like a red book of my life (except its pink) and it is plainly called GILL.  This is the book i am going to use - it is a fabric 12x12 album

and this is the title for my book - i have created it with punches and alphabet letters cut from the big shot. It is mounted onto craft card and then laminated to preserve it.

This is my plan for what i want to see in my book - I am going to do about 5 pages on my early baby toddler years, 5 pages on teens and growing up then concentrate the rest of the pages on my 20's,30's and now my 40's

Here is my initial page for my book - hope you like it. It is the first ever photograph of me and my family on my mum and dads side.  My journal entry says - The Mackenzie and Maclean families welcome their newest addition. Gillian was born on 1st July 1970.

Its over to the group now to get creative and show me what they can do.
Each member will create their blog post similar to what i have just done above - showing the album, their first page, a title for their book and describe  their plan for the book,  who it is for and why, then link it up below. I am excited to see what everyone creates.

The Linky below is for the 9 other group members only and is available for one month until the next challenge begins.. Thank you.
If you are interested in joining this group then please contact me from the ME tab above.


  1. Love the cover of your new book, it's darling!

  2. I've posted my first page for the 'All about me' project. SO now, on to the next page!


  3. Hi Gill

    Your scrapbook album looks stunning. Thank you for letting me be part of this group. I have now attached my link :)


  4. Stunning Gill! Thanks for setting up the group, my first page is done! Hope you like it xx

  5. Gill, I thought I had left my comment when you first posted your page. Sorry.
    This page is so great. I love the layout and the 'cute as a cupcake' title is so....cute :)


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