Sharing Your Story : New Book Giveaway

To celebrate the release of my new book Sharing Your Story: Recording Life's Details With MiniBooks (which began shipping last week), my friend Jill at Idea Books For You is giving away 5 copies.

In addition, Jill is offering 10% off Sharing Your Story plus your entire order (excluding shipping) from Idea Books For You. Use coupon Code: ba576d.

To be entered into the drawing leave a comment below and let me know about your favorite minibook project or about one you are planning to create. Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific TONIGHT (Monday) and the winners announced shortly after.

[Look for the final installment of my Scrapbooking Q & A series to come on Wednesday.]

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  1. Amy

    2008-08-25 14:37:32 -0500

    I love to see mini books, but for some reason I have a terrible mental/creative block when it comes to creating one. I would love to see how you use them to record your life stories so I can try to start using this form of scrapbooking.

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  2. Sarah

    2008-08-25 14:37:54 -0500

    I am planning a mini album to celebrate my mom's 60th Birthday. I have been so excited about your new book. I look forward to reading and gaining inpiration from it.

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  3. alli

    2008-08-25 14:38:42 -0500

    i would like to do a little soul searching and devote a mini book to my own personal strengths - it never hurts to be reminded of how proud of yourself you can become!
    thanks! alli

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  4. bethwollweber

    2008-08-25 14:38:57 -0500

    My most favorite, and complete, is the one I made in your class in NY. It includes,present,past and future. It gives me hope.

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  5. Christina C

    2008-08-25 14:40:45 -0500

    I love all the mini albums you do- even those without pictures. My next mini book is going to be about childhood memories. I don't have a lot of pictures of certain memories but I can still make a record of them. My imaginary friend, quality time spent with my mom playing games, summers at the lake, etc.

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  6. Shelby

    2008-08-25 14:40:49 -0500

    I am in the process of one mini-album of my Dad, celebrating his life after his passing 3 years ago. I am also eagerly anticipating making my daughters first pre-school (starting next week) memories, I am sure it will be a day full of photos!
    I love your blog!
    Cottage Grove, OR

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  7. Christina Heeren

    2008-08-25 14:41:21 -0500

    Our family recently returned from a trip to Colorado. My 4 children and I each plan on creating our own mini albums about our trip. I love having the opportunity to scrapbook with my kids and can't wait to see what they come up with!

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  8. Bethany

    2008-08-25 14:41:30 -0500

    My favorite one I've already done was a Christmas gift for my grandparents. I emailed interview questions to all the relatives, and then compiled them into a small album. Then my grandparents had a recap of the year's highlights (which was especially meaningful to my Grandma, who has Alzheimer's).
    I have a clear mini-album I want to do something with. I think it will become a mini-album celebrating how I've been trying to get healthy and make some big lifestyle changes.

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  9. Carla

    2008-08-25 14:41:40 -0500

    My favorite mini album I did was actually the love one you made for Simon. The front and back were blue painted chipboard and the pages inside were those small framed hambley overlays. You had pictures and library note cards stapled back to front and on the side the words "you are loved." I made one for each of my kids and love looking back at them.

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  10. Ann Mabee

    2008-08-25 14:41:42 -0500

    My favorite mini book was one I did using 7gypsies product. It was a book about the many handmade/personalized/heirloom Christmas ornaments on our tree each year. I told the story of either where I got the ornament, who gave it to me, or how it came to be. What fun it was!!

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  11. Bronwyn

    2008-08-25 14:44:15 -0500

    I would soooo Love a copy of this book, but as for mini books, i think my recent fav. is making mini books with CD literature folders (you adhere 3 together with paper) and it becomes an 8 page book ...more if you want to add more folders), it's super fun to make and looks great!
    another fav...
    is one that Marcy from my scrap shoppe did a class on...i think... it was a mini book 9more like a journal) documenting the month of was an awsome idea and i love the way it turned out!

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  12. bonnierose

    2008-08-25 14:45:01 -0500

    Hi Ali, my fave mini book was one I made all about how others see me, I asked friends to choose one word to describe me, and I made a mini book all about the words they chose.. words they used to describe me, as they see me.. it was soooo enlightening! hugs,
    bonnierose in Fargo ND

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  13. Michelle C

    2008-08-25 14:46:00 -0500

    I'm planning to start a minibook on my recent trip to Europe. It was my first time to go there, and I've always wanted to visit Paris. We went to paris and London. I went with 2 of my sisters. I had a blast! It was such a great thing to spend time with my sisters and catch up with them.

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  14. Barb

    2008-08-25 14:46:08 -0500

    I made a book for my husband about the things I love about him....I add to it and it our love.

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  15. Denise L.

    2008-08-25 14:46:29 -0500

    I am thinking of working on a baseball mini book with my 11 year old son who wants to start scrapbooking documenting his 2008 season.

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  16. Barb

    2008-08-25 14:46:48 -0500

    I made a book for my husband about the things I love about him....I add to it and it our love.

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  17. Brooke Johnson

    2008-08-25 14:47:35 -0500

    We're a military family in Korea, so I'm not 100% sure about the time difference! I hope I'm in time. I'm going to do a mini album about our 12 y.o. dog that passed away. Can't wait to see the new book!

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  18. AnnB

    2008-08-25 14:48:44 -0500

    Oh, I alwasy love your mini-books, but so rarely create my own. Maybe this book will inspire me to get started!!

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  19. Andrea S

    2008-08-25 14:49:10 -0500

    Love your books Ali - looking forward to seeing your new one.

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  20. Sonya

    2008-08-25 14:49:26 -0500

    If I win the mini-book, I would love to use it to chronicle the last few mini trips the three of us have taken in our family. They are always simple, connection oriented trips and so important in the busy life we share-these adventures rejeuvenate us, bond us closer and help us remember the important things in life---family and time together. I love it when we stop & smell the roses together!

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  21. tricia b.

    2008-08-25 14:51:14 -0500

    My favorite mini book - is an acrylic mini book I did for my 5 year old about her love of shoes and how it has only grown since she was about 6 months old- soo cute!!! this book looks great would love to get my paws on it!!!!!!!!

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  22. nikki

    2008-08-25 14:51:26 -0500

    all i seem to do is mini books now...they make such great presents.

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  23. Gina Carvallo

    2008-08-25 14:54:35 -0500

    Right now I'm starting a new mini book, about school, I want an album with my daughter's school year photos, this is a project I wanted to begin since many months ago, and now I think I'm enough inspired to do it! I think I will enjoy it a lot!

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  24. Jennifer Ganote

    2008-08-25 14:54:39 -0500

    love your books - this one would be great, too :)

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  25. Audrey P

    2008-08-25 14:56:01 -0500

    I plan on making a book about the next 8 months of my life because I just found out I'M PREGNANT!!!!!! I'm too excited!

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