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Circle Mini Album for Shimelle’s online class

Thank you to those of you who have commented on Here and via Facebook and forums regarding my last post.  I am still here, and I have been warmed by the kind words you have spoken, some from complete strangers, although in our world of scrapbooking (and general paper crafting) we are all friends… right?! So once you make contact with me… you are no longer a stranger!

Anyway, I have had these photos of my work for the “Learn Something New Everyday” class at Shimelle.com.  The first page is rather ironic, as I haven’t kept up!  I have done up to Sept 9th, and in only 8 pages… yep I missed one, Day 5! <tut and rolling eyes>

So here are a few of the pages, I will show the rest in the next post.

Round Scrapbook Album by SundayL page 1

My initial plan was to make a hybrid scrapbook album, and the first page is a hybrid page.  The only physical things on this page are the blue rik rak, the flower and the brad.  I also hand wrote the journaling and the date.  But everything else on this page is effectively a digital page.

The main album page size is just under 6 inches diameter and I’m using a blank album freebie that came with a magazine.  Pages one and two are the full size.

Round Scrapbook Album by SundayL page 2

However, pages three and four below are only 3.5 inches in diameter and they are actually based (the paper is covering) on cardstock circle sides that were holding ribbon on a reel… Have I explained that clearly?! :-?

Round Scrapbook Album by SundayL page 3

Round Scrapbook Album by SundayL page 4

It was an interesting exercise working immediately back-to-back, where I had to blend in the back of things as they were showing on the other side.  I stamped the white back of the green paper ring (above) to blend it in with page 3.

In the next post I will show you the next pages, including acrylic pages.

Scrapbooking Class – I signed up!

I signed up to my first online class with Shimelle Laine of Shimelle.com.  Its the “Learn Something New Every Day” Class and is for the month of September.

Learn Something New Everyday Online Class for Sept 09

So this being 1st September, the first Prompt arrived in my inbox today and I have been thinking about it.  Bascially the idea is to make an album which journals something that you have learnt that day… every day for September.

Apparently it’s been running each September since 2006, and so there are veterans to the class as well as newbies on the forum.  It costs just £8 for the month long class with daily prompts and ideas and access to the forum, which I have to say, is buzzing with pictures from all those people a lot more organised than myself and have already made their covers!

Thankfully the class is totally flexible and there are no deadlines, which is good as I have only just chosen my format.  And that will be to make use of a 5.5 inch circular album which was a freebie with Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine… shame they no longer have freebies!

Anyway I have replaced the 1″ book ring with a 2″ ring, and I will need to add some pages.  And I think as part of my learning for this month I will be scrapping “out of my comfort zone” and choosing designs I wouldn’t normally choose, plus I will be producing hybrid pages!

Stay tuned for my updates!