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« on: February 11, 2004 01:43:26 PM »

I have several yearbooks -- from middle school and high school -- that I am really, really SICK of lugging around from apartment to apartment.  But I don't quite want to give them all up -- I think if they went away I'd regret it when I'm 50 or whatever.  Does anyone have any good ideas for how to put them to some kind of good use?  I'm not attached to the bindings, etc., just parts of the insides -- photos, messages, all that.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2004 01:48:56 PM »

you could decopauge a headboard for your guestroom - or something --- don't ask - where that idea came from - just the first thing that popped out --- i was thinking with the page where you are pictured, any club pictures, and signings from your book - i think it would be neat for your guests to read when they stay at your house as well as for your kids (future kids) to see and you get a piece of funtional art - plus you should scan your fave pages and put them on the internet - i am sure others could benefit from your memories that went to your school - your school may even have an alumni section on the website and you could upload them there.

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004 10:24:35 AM »

Scan some of the messages and pictures, print them on fabric and make yourself a dress or jacket.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2004 04:21:00 PM »

You could alter your yearbook covers; here's a nice idea:

(Oops, you have to copy/paste the link, it won't highlight the whole thing, for some reason... Sorry.)


...or if you're really not attached to the interior of any given book, you could alter the whole thing, glue blank pages on top of old pages (take a few out as you do this, so the thickness doesn't become overwhelming) and use it as a journal/scrapbook. I've just started altering books, playing around, and I warn you: it's addictive!

Oh, and here's a good thread for making a journal:


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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2004 06:28:37 PM »

I enjoy scrapbooking....when I did my scrapbooks from my teen years, I copied the photos and the good signatures and messages and put those parts in the scrapbook.

I do still have my yearbooks, but if I ever lost them, I'd have the real meaningful stuff in the scrapbooks.


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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2004 06:33:04 PM »

I know that my yearbooks always had a zillion pages of sports and other grades photos and clubs I didn't care about...  I think I'd really only care about 1/4 of the book at most.

if you feel that way, maybe you could just rip out the pages you care about and then get them bound at kinko's or the like.  you could probably even convince them to bind the covers along w/ it (I know I have lots of sigs on the covers of mine).  that way you'd still have everything you care about, but it would be a whole lot less to lug around.

but then, I did got to this wierd school compound thing where both high schools kind of intermingled and everyone went to both...  so our yearbooks were for almost 6,000 kids and over and inch thick...  so you might not have as much that you don't care about.

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