Monday, October 04, 2010

Learn Something New Every Day ... Week 1

As I mentioned a couple times, I participated in Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class in September. I really enjoyed this project ... I made it very simple and just worked on being observant to our daily life over a 30-day period. As you will see from the pages, it's not fancy, and I didn't write long novels for each day. Just a sentence or two to share something I noticed or want to remember.

For the base of the album, I used a pack of Amber Autumn cardstock matstack from DCWV and purchased from Joann's. The cardstock was actually 4.5 x 6.5, but I didn't even bother to trim it down to match my 4x6 photos. I used several different journalling tags and embellishments throughout the mini-album and I'll try to remember to note what tag came from where. Some were freebies online and some were from digital kits that I purchased. Again, I went with easy - I printed most of them on my home printer on sticker/label paper and then trimmed and stuck them down. Lastly, I bound the whole project together with my bind-it-all. Truthfully, I was given the bind-it-all several years ago for a birthday present and, other than little things for the girls, this may be the first project I've used it for for me.

Note: You can click any picture to see it bigger in Flickr.

Cover - September 2010

The cover.
::: Black border from Gitzen Girl's blog.
::: "Note to Self" and "learn something new every day" wordart from Shimelle as part of the class downloads.

September 1

::: Journaling label from Creativity Prompt blog.

September 2

::: Library card from the Parent-Teacher store.

September 3

:::  Journaling card from Karen Grunberg's blog.

September 4

:::  Journaling cards (here and here) from Karen Grunberg's blog.

September 5

::: Label from Creativity Prompt blog.

September 6

::: Journaling card from Karen Grunberg.

September 7

::: Lined writing paper from the Parent-Teacher store.

Week 2 coming up tomorrow...


  1. LOVE it all. I need to try this class out next year. Aren't you glad you did this!

  2. LOVE it ALL too! What a fabulous use of the labels.

  3. Fantastic, Stephanie! I haven't scrapbooked in SOOOO long. . .

  4. This is so very neat!!! I love this idea.... thank you for sharing with us Stephanie! Praying for baby... I know the time is soon... :)

  5. Steph, you are so good at scrapbooks!! Love, love, love this.


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