Friday, September 3, 2010

Learn Something New Every Day: Sept 1 & 2


Completed the first two pages for my mini-album for the Learn Something New Every Day class.

For my pages, I am first creating a 3" x 4 1/2" lesson block using Shimelle's digital template and papers. I'm including a photo and my lesson for the day. Shimelle also provided us with Try Something New prompts for each day to encourage us to try something new with our scrapbook pages. I cut the prompts up, folded them and put them in a bowl so that each day I could draw a new one as I started my page.

For September 1, I started with my blank page, the printed lesson block and a Try Something New prompt that read "cut a variety of circles by tracing around items in your kitchen."

I picked four patterned paper scraps and traced around several items in the kitchen.

Then I cut out the circles and inked the edges.

I ended up adhering the circles randomly on the page, adding my lesson block and then adding some circle rub-ons that my sister sent me for my birthday. I have not had great luck with rub-ons, however Robbie had gotten me a new rub-on tool for my birthday and it worked wonderfully. Here's the completed page.

September 1 - Today I learned: I can scrub both bathrooms, feather dust every room, vacuum all the carpet, and sweep all the flooring in the entire house in ONE HOUR IF I don't take any phone calls (or otherwise get distracted)! Thus leaving more time for the fun things on my to-do list!

For September 2, my Try Something New prompt read "close your eyes and pick a piece of paper from your scraps as your starting point." Since all my scraps are organized by color in page protectors, I chose my blacks and oranges, closed my eyes and chose a patterned paper in each color to create this layout.

September 2 - Today I learned: I can set up a new desktop computer, set up a wireless modem/router, install new software and printers, and completely erase the hard drive in the old computer IF I take it step by step and have lots of patience. And I can enjoy it all now that it's working properly!

1 comment:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love how you are working the prompts into your pages! I'm completely impressed with your patience setting up a new computer!