Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Back to School

In the real world in the U.S. the school semester has already started.  Here in the UK, Scottish schools have started the Autumn Term and in England and Wales teachers, parents and children are contemplating the return to school in a couple of weeks.  (Sorry any readers from Northern Ireland, I have no idea how the school system works there).

And in Shimelleland it's time for Learn Something New Everyday 2011.  This is a class that Shimelle hosts every September with 30 days of prompts.  Once you are signed up for it you have access every year.  I signed up in 2008 and am pleased to say that I finished the whole 30 days.    I've just discovered that in 2009 I did the cover and nothing else.  In 2010 I decided I would do an altered book and I managed to day 12.


So this year I decide I was doing it and would complete it.  Then I decided I wouldn't do it.  Then yesterday I was watching a video on Shimelle's website about maintaining continuity and I had a flash of inspiration.  (Little did I know I had the same flash 2 years ago!!!)

I used to be a Creative Memories demonstrator and have loads of unused 8x8 albums but they are a bit wasteful on paper.  The flash of inspiration was to use a set of 8x8 CM paper that I have (actually about 5 sets of it) and cut Kraft cardstock into 6x6 and stick in the middle of the 8x8.  

At the time I couldn’t remember what I did for LSNED in 2009 but now I know!   I have just found the album and I had done the cover although as an inside page because of the type of album it is.  And guess what!  I had put the background patterned paper on each page and it is exactly what I had decided yesterday to use.   So I've just got to cut up my 6x6 Kraft cardstock and stick it on too and I’ll be ready.  Woohoo.

So are any of you joining me in Learning Something New Everyday?

Bernice

P.S.  I bought the Kraft Cardstock from Sarah's Cards on a really good offer.  I ordered it at 11.12am yesterday and it arrived before 9am this morning.  How's that for service?

14 comments:

  1. I've not signed up for this class before, & to be honest as much as I was thinking of doing so and I'm going to love to see what you and everyone else does, I've just decided how rubbish I am at keeping up. My attempt at the Explore class is only half finished! Loving your journal though, so can't wait to see more

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  2. I had one year that I finished on 6x6 card but never bound,and the pages are sat in a bag....another year I got asbout half way and didn't finish, and this year...not decided, but have an idea about doing a a page each day on my word for the year, Thanks.

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  3. I will have to check this out now! Best to you! Kathy

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  4. I'm doing LSNE, either in a photography or art journal format.
    Rinda

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  5. I'm taking part and hope I can keep up as I haven't recently in other things I've started and it will be hectic when school starts back!
    Enjoy and I may have to look at the kraft :0)

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  6. Hi Buddy, love the look of your book. Think I'm going to start putting my book together tomorrow.

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  7. Glad you decided to tag along this year, it will be cool, especially now we have buddies or mentors, great idea, my buddy will deffo finish if I have anything to do with it LOL!

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  8. I signed up for it in 2010 but never completed it. However, I'm with you for the 2011 and will do my best to complete it.

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  9. This is my first year taking it, I hope I complete it. Love your 2010 cover, can't wait to see what you will do this year :)

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  10. Not sure yet if I'm going to do it this year....but checking the forum for inspiration!! Love your 2010 cover.

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  11. Sounds like you're off to a good start with your album!

    I'm taking part, it was my first year last year and I managed to complete my art journal. This year I've prepared a kind of smash book, just blogged about it here: http://jennifersjumbles.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-lsned-book.html

    See you in class! x

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  12. Doing this class for the 1st time this year.
    See you in class

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  13. This is my first time, and I'm going to be blogging my responses and maybe creating something later
    Alison xx

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  14. Looks really good, and a great idea to reuse stuff ... Looking forward to seeing it develop!

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