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10.21.2011

learn something new everyday

10.21.2011  at 5:00 AM

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

So true, so true...attitude is everything. Scenic Route stickers and a Pink Paislee Junque Journal cardstock sticker help to embellish this page.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

Raw feelings, still, almost a year later, journaled on notebook paper.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

Because I was worried about the bulk, I used the back page of the page above to journal day six with random scraps.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

September 11, 2011...YOU DON'T FORGET.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.

Learn Something New Everyday Mini Album | Monika Wright

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.





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10 comments:

  1. Lovely album. I also do not do well with on line classes yet I keep signing up for more. I did stop myself on this one but after seeing you album I wish I would have signed up for the class.

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  2. Susi, here's the link to the class...I think you can still sign up, it's just the chats you'll miss out on. Have fun!
    http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1178/learn-something-new-every-day-an-online-scrapbooking-class/

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  3. Great way to remember those lesson life teaches us!;) GREAT RESULT!

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  4. Your album is wonderful! Every page has that little something that makes it special! (Thank you for voting for my countdown!)

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  5. Oh, Monika! I love this album--such a treasure even if it never gets finished. Your entries about Zach made me a little teary. Emily is a sophomore, and I know life will never be the same once she heads off to college.

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  6. I am the SAME way when it comes to online classes...not sure if I have ever actually finished one...I really need to just stop signing up! I love Shimelle's classes though and I also did the LSNED...I did write my lessons out every day which is better than the year before. Now I just need to put them all in the little album I made. I love mini albums and yours are some of my absolute FAV...I just can't seem to sit down and just DO IT. WHAT is wrong with me?!

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  7. Beautiful album, Monika, but phew! Punching all those holes would definitely slow me down! LOL! I didn't see this class, or I probably would have signed up for it as well. (Am going to resist that I still can!) I love introspective journaling, and it sounds like this class really makes you look deep. I'm so sorry that things are rough right now with your oldest baby bird. I can't even imagine how hard it is to let go and let them find their own way. But I know that God is watching over him, and that he'll soon realize that, hey! I miss my family! And he'll be making that trip back to the nest in no time flat! Hugs to you, my friend, and hopes to see more pages someday from this lovely mini!

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  8. Great stuff. I never finished an online class/workshop either.

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  9. Such an awesome book and I love your journaling Monika! So many good reminders.

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  10. Hmmmm...how could I have missed that work of art?
    I love every single page nd word Monika!
    I would love to be able to write like you.......

    Yhank You

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