This will be my fourth year participating in Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class that runs each September. I created a mini-album in 2010 and blogged my lessons in 2011 and 2012. This year I've decided to follow Shimelle's example and use divided page protectors which will be added to my 2013 yearly album.
I know the best way for me to be successful with an every day class is to prepare! So, I spent an afternoon earlier this week getting ready.
First, I pulled out six 12x12 page protectors with six 4x6 sections on each side - four of my protectors are designed for landscape photos and the other two hold portrait orientation photos. I then pulled some happy papers from the pile of new papers I picked up on our Tennessee Road Trip. These papers are all from the American Crafts Kids and Modebella collections. I also pulled some matching border strips from my stash.
Next I flipped through my (recently re-organized) color bins and pulled out a variety of coordinating journal spots.
Then I pulled a few letter sheets and miscellaneous embellishments. I'm not limiting myself to these items, but I do want to have a few items ready to go for those really busy days!
I cut all the papers into 6x4 pieces and set to work creating my title page. I wanted some larger letters than the ones I had already pulled and was delighted to find orange and white Letterman Thickers in my stash - perfect for a class on learning that takes place at back-to-school time.
My plan is to use two 4x6 sections each day - one for a photo and one to record the lesson. I added a journal spot and a border strip to 30 pieces of the patterned papers, so I'm all set to go now when September 1 rolls around.
Are you ready for LSNED to start?