Having heard so much about Shimelle and her array of wonderful classes, I signed on for her Learn Something New Everyday class back in September. I gathered my materials into the basket you see so that all my craftiness would be close at hand. And it worked. For twelve days.
I kind of knew going into it, that this might be the case. I just do not do well with online classes and please know that it's me, not the instructor's fault. I had a lot of success with the Big Idea Festival class this year, Words to Live By, and felt like a winner for completing my layout per day and posting to the Gallery. It's one of my new favorite mini books. 30 Days of Lists is in the bag as well.
I used a cover and coil binding from my stash, and in retrospect, I think this decision might be my hold up. I have to use my Crop-o-Dile to punch those holes in each and every page of the mini.
And I'm getting worried that the mini might be too thick for the size of the coil binding. I'll have to wait and see. I'll also have to add 10.2011 and maybe even 11.2011 to the intro page of this project. Grr.
I used white ink on the Jenni Bowlin girl stamp and outlined it with my Zig marker. The journaling stamp is stamped with VersaMark.
That's one of my famous $1 bin Michaels stamps, and you know how much I believe in that sentiment. So, perfect way to start out my first day. Using another Jenni Bowlin stamp, I stamped all over the page to make my own patterned cardstock before cutting a slit in the page to slip my shipping tag through.
So true, so true...attitude is everything. Scenic Route stickers and a Pink Paislee Junque Journal cardstock sticker help to embellish this page.
Would never have thought to journal about what my feet have taught me. You can find more blank tags here and bracket shaped journaling cards here.
Raw feelings, still, almost a year later, journaled on notebook paper.
Yes, my Mother, my dear, sweet, Loving, patient husband, and my children will tell you this: Patience is not my virtue. This page was part of an outdated paper sampler pack brought home by Gordon.
Because I was worried about the bulk, I used the back page of the page above to journal day six with random scraps.
I used a medium glassine envelope with a partial calendar page on top as a holder for even more journaling for September 7th. The MONIKA banner card is a print sample of a possible item for the shop. Patterned starburst shapes here.
Ended up hating the "too dark" brunette color for Fall that I went to the Salon for and went back for a color correction. I'm still a brunette, perhaps just a bit lighter than my natural color without the gray, although it's still there to some extent so it actually looks like I might still be a natural brunette with no help from salon professionals. That's our run-on sentence for the day.
A subject dear to my heart...awareness of our daily thanks. Used the negative of a die cut shape glued on top of cardstock, which left room to journal inside the bracket shape.
How does one day of no laundry = 3 days behind? I mean, really, how does that math compute? Jenni Bowlin paper scrap strips from this project.
September 11, 2011...YOU DON'T FORGET.
Looking at this page makes me realize that I made a turning point in my relationship, expectations and communication with Zach. Step back. Completely. Let it go. Let them fly away.
I have intentions to complete the rest of the monthly prompts because doing so has made me ponder and reminisce about things that would have never occurred to me to even think about. I really did learn something new every day of those first twelve days of September. And it was good.
If you participated in LSNED, leave a comment with a link to your lists, I'd adore taking a peek at what you learned.
Thanks for stopping in!