Freebie Friday with Memoir Your Way

Happy Friday Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another amazing giveaway. This time, I have something a little different that I’m really excited about. (Honestly, I wish that I could be eligible to win this prize.) This week we have a great book to share with you. Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is a fabulous new book.Here’s what you need to know about this book: Be inspired with this book for crafty people! Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is full of ideas for capturing meaningful moments, people, and places in our lives. The chapter titled “Reinvent Your Scrapbook” shows how to experiment with fun flaps, folds, pockets, and pull-outs to add stories to your pages. Why not use ideas from the food chapter to make a cookbook scrapbook that tells the stories behind each recipe? Or a fabric scrapbook that draws inspiration from the quilting chapter? The possibilities are endless! The book even includes chapters on nurturing children as storytellers, writing personal and family stories in a graphic novel format, and other memoir-related topics. The book’s six authors call themselves The Memoir Roundtable and include a writer, scrapbooker, cookbook editor, quilter, literacy expert, and graphic novelist.  In this example by co-author Katherine Nutt from the scrapbook chapter, the “cheese chest” opens to reveal a nonsense question-and-answer-game that her grandmother played with her.Here’s the story of a bear’s unexpected visit to a campsite (with moveable magnet character).This scrapbook keepsake for a favorite aunt highlights some special memories with her.

Learn more about Memoir Your Way and the Memoir Roundtable on Social Media:

If you’d like to win a free copy of this book all you have to do is leave a comment below before Thursday, August, 17th 2017 at 11:59 EST.

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who won last week’s giveaway from Dare 2B Artzy. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The winner is…..Congratulations, Regina!! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win a copy of Memoir Your Way. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

by Becki Adams

98 thoughts on “Freebie Friday with Memoir Your Way

  1. Cindy Murray says:

    I have long believed that our scrapbooks should contain not only the good, but the bad, not only the big events like Christmas and birthdays, but the small ones, too, like shopping for groceries or household chores. These things that seem so mundane to us will be treasures to others, and a true view of what our lives were really like. They will be reminders to us long after we have forgotten the simple things.

  2. Barb macaskill says:

    This book sounds like it would be lots of fun and a great way to get the stories told in unique and cool ways!
    I know I won’t be around many more years due to major health issues but have been struggling to tell my story for my three grandchildren so they can say that they knew me even when I am gone! I think this book would help me get what I want to say out of my head and onto paper! Fingers tightly crossed! 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  3. April T says:

    This seems to be an interesting book. I always struggle to find ways to write. Might be able to spark ideas.

  4. Marsha Sommers says:

    You can never have too much inspiration to change up pages and try new techniques! I love this book! It would definitely get used in my crafting room!

  5. Deb.E. Ring says:

    This book looks as if it will rejuvenate my love of scrapbooking by providing me with new and different ideas to include in my memory books! Thank you for this exciting offering!

  6. Amy says:

    Thank you for doing such a wonderful giveaway. I’m a huge bibliophile and love exploring different craft books for the opportunity to learn something new.

  7. Kris Lepior says:

    I love books and this looks like a great one too to learn from! Just the glimpses you have given us have already inspired new ideas. That is a blessing.

  8. Deanna Norwood says:

    The sort of book that would help give me more inspiration. Good way to pass on memories through the family.

  9. Sweet April says:

    Awesome giveaway, this can motívate me a lot in my new hobby of scrapbooking. My sister has her collection of trolls. She still loves them.

  10. LCJinRoslynPA says:

    I love creative, whimsical ways to share the meaning of my life – this book looks to be chock-full of them. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy!

  11. Regina Vogel says:

    Recently I’ve been interested in memoir writing and also want to include medias outside the written word. This book would certainly help!

  12. Deena Canup says:

    What an interesting book concept. I love it!! I think it would give me the chance to think outside the box and get unstuck!

  13. Susan Haas says:

    What an amazing book idea. At age 70 I am thinking about leaving information about my life to my grandchildren. In 50 years of marriage we have moved 29 times so there are lots of stories and traditions to pass on. Will look for your booth at the scrapbook show next month in Mesa!

  14. Kandy Davidson says:

    This is a great idea to capture those stories we thought we had forgotten until something triggers the memory. I had thought about putting something together like this for my grandchildren but didn’t know where to start. Would love to win this.

  15. Janet Steinhauer Tennent says:

    Wow! I have hand written recipes from my grandmother, mother, and four of my aunts. I’ve never thought of doing pages with the stories of who wrote them, why they were so loved and even making them so I can take a picture for the page. This book must hold lots more ideas I’ve never thought of, maybe I’ll get it sent to me?d

  16. Ann Edwards says:

    Thanks for a chance to win this neat looking book. I could really use it for the story-telling ideas and scrapbook ideas!

  17. Cynthia Poritz says:

    What a neat book to have. I wish I had a scrapbook from my grandmother, which has inspired me to make some for my granddaughters, but new ideas are always welcome. I also have fond memories of Cleveland. Every Christmas my dad took the 6 of us there to see Santa . The Santa photos are one of my favorite keepsakes from my childhood.

  18. Linda Akin says:

    Would love to win this! I have all the family receipes some are hand written from family no longer with us. Would like to share this family tradition with the younger generation.

  19. Sharon O says:

    I love memoir writing! It helps remind me of the people and places and events I cherished as a child and now can look back on fondly. This book sounds like a lovely addition to any writer’s collection of tools. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  20. Paula Jo says:

    I am very interested in obtaining this book as I have started typing up family stories to add to my scrapbooks. I would love to see the many ideas I could use to enhance the pages. Thanks!

  21. Megan S. says:

    For me, scrapbooks are memoirs. I love including short stories about memories I have or that have been shared with me. I think it adds to the meaning of the page and the pictures shown on the pages. I am always looking for new ideas, though!

  22. Peggy Anteblian says:

    How fun this book sounds. I have recipes that have stories to go with them. A great winter project.

  23. Linda Emonds says:

    The book, Memoir Your Way, sounds awesome. This is what our scrapbooks should be, is a collection of stories and events like a family tree that can be passed down through the generations.

  24. Pricilla Snyder says:

    Love Books. I believe this would be very interesting and help you to make a truly unique scrapbook about yourself. To often we are left out of our own scrapbooks…. seems like time to consider your own story with all you love and do included.

  25. Joan Ackerman says:

    Love to get new inspiration for scrapbooking or card making. Journeling is always difficult for me, maybe this would give me new ideas.

  26. Sandy Hudson says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this unique book. I make memory books for others ( do not have one for my self😊.) I would love to document my life on the pages of this book! Fingers crossed.

  27. Nancy says:

    I have so much memorabilia that I would love to learn how to incorporate into my memory books. I am adding it to my wishlist if I don’t win it first. 🙂 Thanks!

  28. Meg Brice says:

    Sounds like great inspirational reading! Thanks for the opportunity. Hope they have it fir sale at the show!!

  29. Sue Russell says:

    What a fantastic idea to take the smaller moments in life and document. We all scrap the highlights, now step back and document your daily moments. Future generations will be amazed at the way we did things, traveled, communicated and our style of crafting. Looking forward to rethinking my story. Thank you for the chance to win.

  30. Diane P. says:

    I often find myself telling stories to my kids about my childhood. I love the idea of putting these stories in writing. It really is important!

  31. michelle lee says:

    This book sounds amazing. There are so many stories I want to tell but struggle to get them down on paper in a way that does justice to the event or memory. And let’s face it…we never scrapbook ourselves. I’m lucky to even make it in a picture! I would love to win this book so I can leave something about me for my kids.

  32. Roberta Menconi says:

    Looks like a very interesting and new take on creativity. Always looking for new inspiration!

  33. maria ocasio says:

    I have always tried to find ways to write about me and my family, maybe this book will help me to better express those stories.

  34. Laurie Borges says:

    This book looks great! A wonderful way to remember all the great little events and stories in life 🙂

  35. Elaine S. says:

    I would love to win this book full of ideas for scrapbooking family memoirs that I had never thought of!

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