Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide

My hands are covered in ink and paint. It has been a very happy day. 

A few CKCs ago or so I took a few classes from Tattered Angels. One of the classes involved misting a bunch of things pink and orange (designed by Heidi Swapp, of course) to make a girly minibook. I didn't end up finishing the project (pink is not really my style) but the base of the album was really cool; a file folder mini (Tattered Angels Fastenation Mini).

Fast forward to now; I recently signed up for May Flaum's new class: the curious scrapbooker's field guide, and found myself wanting to accomplish a few things.

Note: this class is currently on sale, and if you go to this link, you can get an additional coupon code from the Paperclipping Roundtable for an additional 10% off. Considering the amount of content which has been promised, I think this is a good deal. 

I wanted to make something today, as I didn't have to work or do taxes or a ton of laundry. And my desk was clean. Anyway, I wanted to use up a bunch of scrapbooking products (they call this "kit-killing" I believe). I wanted to have many of my results from the class stored in one place (projects and notes all together - something which has worked well for me when taking classes from others, particularly Shimelle). And I wanted to re-purpose the very cool mini book I had laying unloved in my cupboard. 

And this was the result:

I am super excited to fill this thing up with bits and pieces. I'm going to get messy. I'm going to make it for me. I'm going to participate in the class and finish this project!

Pretty good goals for a weekend end.

Hope you had a good day too. :)


Rebecca said...

Oh, what a good idea!!! I am so excited for this class to start, but never thought of making a book ahead of time! Hmmm... now to make some free time before Thursday... Your book looks lovely!!

Stephanie said...


Anonymous said...

Where are you? Is everything OK?

Joanne said...

I hope that life is just keeping you busy and is full of fun and that's why you have gone missing. Hurry back - you are missed!

Stephanie said...

hello there like the comment above hope your busy and everything is okay and we miss you!!!

Asian Handmade Crafts said...

I must say, its simply an awesome work...Thanks

Katrina said...

Oh my god. You are my hero. I'm so glad I stumbledupon your awesome blog. :)

Christina said...

love this mini!!
I hope everything is ok, i miss your blog posts.

rental mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Winnie said...

I love your sketch books. They are awesome. Thanks for the video. I havent' tried journals yet and am thankful for the inspiration.

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