Family Trivia: 3 More Layouts

by Lori Fairbanks


Share the fun and funny stories about sibling relations. Your brothers and sisters quite possibly know you better than anyone else; after all, you grew up together. Think back to the comedic moments and interactions you shared together, the inside jokes and innocent pranks, as well as your friendly sibling rivalries. Tell the stories of your relationship with your brothers and sisters on a scrapbook layout like Nancy Doren did, relating how her older sister was eager for "those kids" (Nancy and her twin) to leave. "This 'tale of the twins' is one of our most infamous family legends," Nancy says. "Of course my sister got used to the idea of having us around and we became the best of friends!" Not only will you enjoy reminiscing with your brothers and sisters about your fun times together growing up, but your children will also find it fascinating to learn more about your childhood.

scrapbook layout

Dad, When Are Those Kids Going Home? by Nancy Doren. Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned paper: Colorbök, KI Memories, Pink Paislee, and SEI; Stickers: BasicGrey, Collage Press, and Pink Paislee; Chipboard: Crate Paper and Sassafras; Die cut: My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Prima; Rub-ons: American Crafts; Brads: K&Company; Thread: Coats & Clark; Font: Urania Czech; Adhesive: Tombow.


Questions You Can Ask to Get the Story:

After you get the basic facts down (the who, what, when, where, why, and how), consider the following questions to help you flesh out your story:

  • What triggers your memory of this story? Why?
  • What do you always want to recall about this memory? Is it an expression on someone's face? Something dear or funny that someone said?
  • Who else knows the story? Reminisce with him or her and listen for details that you may have forgotten.




See the "Family Trivia" article in the July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine for nine more layouts and ideas to help you scrapbook your family trivia.


Need help researching your family history? We've got links to public records to get you started.



Wondering how to scrapbook your favorite family stories without photos? Check out the article "No Photos? No Problem" in the May/June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Click here for a sneak preview!


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