Tuesday 31 August 2010

Learn Something New Every Day

Where has the summer gone?   Not just the weather, but the time!    I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I was last on here.

Still I'm back.  Tomorrow brings the start of Learn Something New Every Day with Shimelle.  I first signed up to this in 2008 and finished the whole month.   In 2009 I did the title page and didn't get any further.

I love online classes and I sometimes finish them.   Over the summer I started 52 Card Pickup and @home with Claudine on Big Picture Scrapbooking.  The former has finished although I haven't!   Claudine's class is continuing for another 3 weeks and I'm already 2 weeks behind.

I have signed up for a few others as well.  But more about them as September continues.   I suspect that by the time we're half way through September one of my LSNED pages will be about taking on too much.

I have done some real life classes during the summer as well including an Altered Book workshop with Anneliese.  

 I'm really taken with the idea of altering books - once I got over the panic about tearing pages out of perfectly good books!   I am well on the way to finishing one altered book (not the one in the photos!) and I decided to do my Learn Something New pages in an altered book instead of scrapbooking like last time. 

I've torn the pages out, glued pages together, painted with gesso and inked.   I've even done the cover.   

So, roll on tomorrow.


  1. wow Bernice!!! Looks fantastic. I've still to read the prep notes......started it last year but didn't complete.

  2. Love your altered book! scrappysue from LSNED!

  3. Looks fab.. well done!

  4. Looks amazing, always something I say I am going to try and never do, maybe next year? or maybe my Shimelle Journal your Xmas this year! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for your kind words Bernice! My JYC is even more of a little fatty than 2.5 inches!!! Thanks for your offer, I have 2.5 D-rings and they won't fit the fat :(

    Your cover is gorgeous!!! nice to meet you classmate!

  6. Your altered book looks stunning!!!! I am going to have to add this to my list of things to try...once I finish the four Shimelle classes I have paid for, the booklet for my graduating class (for reunion this month), catching up with a playing card a week challenge, finishing LYPLYP and my travel journal from the trip moving from NZ to UK!!!! Thanks for the inspiration. : )

  7. Bernice, that book looks fantastic! I need to stop being scared and try one.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for leaving me a comment. :)

    have a great weekend

  8. Oooohhh, I love tearing pages out of beautiful books now that I have got used to it.

    I like doing on-line classes (as well as running one too!) and you do have to be disciplined to keep up with them . . .

    Thanks for visiting and commenting over at mine :)



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