Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Learn Something New Every Day

I signed up for this class last year but due to life's twists and turns I never even read the prompts!  I still have them all saved (and possibly printed too) and one day I may go back and do them, but in the tradition of moving forward ... let's get ready for this year's 'Learn Something New Every Day' with Shimelle.  A bonus of signing up for this class is that you then get to do it each year for FREE!  Isn't that a great little bonus, it certainly brought a smile to my face :-)

I seem to have a little bit of difficulty completing online classes as I haven't finished one yet.  So yesterday I hopped on the class forum and had a look around.  There was a whole thread about people having made the base of each page in their album to help them get ahead and finish.  Sounds like a great idea to me, so today I racked my brain trying to come up with something that would suit me this time around and not take too much time.  Normally I would go with a mini album, but the more I thought about it, the more it wasn't working.  I love making mini albums but they are so hard to have on display.  The albums are on a shelf and easily accessible, but all of the mini albums are in a box in the cupboard.  However, I will NEVER finish this class if I make a 12x12 page for each day!  So I decided to give the idea some thought while I periodically looked at the next page on my Google reader list.

Which brought me to this page here at some point in time this morning.  I LOVE the idea of this calendar page.  What a great way to preserve a month or year in your life!  Further surfing and I ended up at Shimelle's latest post for 6x4 photo love.  I watched the video while I was eating lunch and that is when my prep for this class all came together.  Don't you love it when that happens!  I decided to use the divided grid idea from the calendar page and do a series of 12x12 pages for my album (and yes, I will probably sew them all together!)  There will be 6 pages in total as I plan on doing a title page explaining the class, with the following 5 pages divided into 6.  Here is the first page ready to go.
Made on Kraft card

I am using Kraft card for the base as I have never used it before.  Might as well try something new straight away :-)  I used some glimmer mist to divide the page and made the little number embellishments.  I have already got out some journalling stamps to make some fancy cards each day and I am ready to go.  Here is what the next double page looks like.  The last page is the same as this one.

It kind of reminds me of a bingo card LOL  Hopefully I have done enough prep to actually finish the class this time.  So far I am finding it very bland having used the kraft card, but I keep reminding myself that I can add colour each day.

It will be an interesting experiment.  I wonder if I am going to like it in the end?  I like journeys, and I am ready to begin this one tomorrow.  I hope the prompts come through earlier this time around.  I really want to complete each day on the day, and not a day behind.  So let the learning begin ...


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. I'm doing the class too, but have realised that am either away or have houseguests for most of the month, so am hoping to blog my responses and create something later!
    Alison xx


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