Saturday, 27 August 2011

Bank Holiday Crafting

well it was super rainy here yesterday and today so I had to cancel \ postpone my annual Bank Holiday BBQ. Every cloud has a silver lining though and the upside was that I had some extra time to do some crafting.

I have scrapped a few layouts lately which I liked but I was feeling somewhat mojo-less this past week so I ended up signing up for Shimelles "Learn Something New Every Day" class which will begin on September 1st. Now September is going to be a busy month for me as I a will be settling in to a routine of going to work five days a week - the last time I did that was April 2005 so I am sure it will take some getting used to. Therefore I decided if I am going to do this Shimelle class AND of course play along with our Thirsty Thursday ABC project then I need to be super organised. This does NOT come naturally to me! I can organise retreats (with the help of my trusty spreadsheet) and I can organise the information and assessments for me class (again with my spreadsheet - do you see a pattern here?!) but organised scrapping.... not something I am famed for!

HOWEVER! I have sorted out my album format for Learn Something New Every Day (Henceforth to be referred to as LSNED as it is much shorter to type) I will be using an 8x6" portrait album which I will make and bind with the BIA. Each page will have a landscape 6x4" photo and a landscape 6x4" card for journaling, titling and embellishing.

I have precut my 30 6x4 cards from patterned paper and begun to add some basic bits and pieces to them. The idea being that I can pick up a card and add the relevant journaling and title plus a little additional embellishment if there is room for it and the time required each day will be minimal! The photos I will take and store on the computer in a folder and get them printed in a couple of batches. I don't print photos at home so printing out daily is not an option.

I have chosen the gorgeous Lost & Found Union Square range for my album and although there is not much on the cards I am really happy with how it is coming along. It is 10:30 and the light is too bad for a photo now but I will try and add one tomorrow of the cards I have made so far :)

The only problem is I want to start making an album with it RIGHT NOW!