Of course I will be recording this journey with Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday. You don't have to be a scrapbooker or a crafter of any sort to join in with this particular class because this is about the lessons we learn everyday and recording them in whichever way suits us individually.
I've mentioned before about my album, saved from last year, so here it is. This is a bare chipboard album covered with Pink Paisley "Old School" papers and random bits from my stash.
This is the inside cover and I've cut all my pages to size and hole punched them ready to go. I plan to do a lot of journalling this year.
This morning I finally finished my owls. These will be the date markers with a little white number on their smart tummies, and I think I will add them to a label shape for the journalling.
Louis would like to show you his book that he made too. We used the papers that come with Scrapbook Magazine (which I dislike intensely but are perfect for the children) and glued them back to back. Then we cut them to size (6x4 so we can easily add photos where needed) and he rounded all the corners. Then he cut the title element and wrote it out (several times as he wasn't happy with it) and made his own owl and a little flag. He got very excited about we put it all together and almost combusted when I showed him how to insert the pin into the foam tape of the title!
He's got lots of different papers in his book and the spare bits are in a bag. He has punched some shapes ready to decorate his pages and made a little pocket for these and his gems that he wants to use. I tell you this kid is a chip off the old block!
September also sees a return of the Artful Angels crops and I am so excited because I get to take my new bag. Look at this beauty!!!
The fabulous Lunch Lady Jan made it for me especially to fit my trimmer which won't fit in my rolling tote. It is exactly what I wanted - pockets on the outside for my keys and purse and long straps to make it easier on my shoulder.
She chose the fabrics herself and I think she knows me well enough that she got it spot on, literally! Pink polka dots and a pink and aqua tea cup fabric! (She knows I love tea!) She also made it extra sturdy by using a special backing. I love it!
Louis took some photos of me "wearing" it but I looked awful so I ended up just holding it out so you can see all its gorgeousness. I am very lucky to have such a talented and wonderful friend and I am planning a little something to say thank you in return. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a cup of tea to drink.
Bye for now