Wednesday, 19 May 2010

All About Me project - details and sign-up

This post will stay top until 19th May - please scroll down to see other recent posts :-)

Thanks so much to those who expressed an interest in this project, which I first mentioned in this post. Here's how I suggest we do it:
  1. Visit the Big Picture Scrapbooking site and register for a free account if you don't already have one.
  2. Download the details of the All About Me project (it's free!)
  3. Allow yourself to be inspired by the project notes, but feel free to take it in any direction you choose.
  4. Make your project, photograph it and prepare a blog post to autopost at 6am GMT on Saturday 22nd May. (You can use this site to check what time this is for you. UK residents, remember that we're in BST so this will be 7am for us!)
  5. Once you're confident your project will be ready to share on 22nd May, add your details to the Linky on this post, and email me to confirm that you're in so I can set up the details of the blog hop. The deadline for signing up is Wednesday 19th May.
  6. Check your email on Thursday 20th May - I'll be in touch then with all the links involved, and in particular the details of the person you'll be linking to directly.
  7. Enjoy taking part and seeing what everyone else has made :-)
A couple more thoughts about the project itself:
  • If you love the project as it is and have access to the materials, then go for it! It's a lovely little mini-book, and once we start using our own supplies and applying our own style it would look different every time anyway!
  • Or you may want to make an accordion mini-book without the tin, perhaps with a ribbon or some other alternative closure.
  • Or you could make a different kind of mini-book, with or without the tin.
  • Or you could make one or more scrapbook layouts, any size you choose, in answer to the prompts.
  • Or you could go down the art journal, collage or painting route.
  • You could go digi or hybrid or wholly card, paper and sticky fingers!
Basically, there are no rules, no restrictions - go where the inspiration takes you! There's no need to incorporate all of the questions in the prompts, nor to stick just to those questions. You don't even have to make your project about yourself - you could pick a member of your family (or even a pet) instead, and answer the questions from their perspective! As long as the original inspiration came from the All About Me class, then you're welcome to take part :-)

Any queries, anything that I haven't made clear, then please ask within the comments or contact me by email. And when you're ready, here's the Linky you need. Please enter your blog's name and address:


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Well done, Mel. I'm looking forward to this project. :o)!

Sian said...

I have just printed out the details for this and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure I have one of those little tins somewhere! So you can count me in :)

Miss Smith said...

Having a look now - if I find enough time to squish it in I'm going to play!

Although I'm a 12x12 all the way.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I looked in my projects-to-make hatbox and found not one, not two, not three, but four different possible approaches for this!!! I had an empty tin with a see-through top; a simple 4x6 yellow accordion card that would fit about a dozen photos; an accordion booklet with textweight paper and book board covers; and a box with a chipboard accordion album inside, with very cool Studio 45 paper already cut to match! I'm going with the last one. Should be fun!

Unknown said...

Off to have a look!

Liz said...

I've signed up and willing to give it a go!!

Ruth said...

You persuaded me ... and I've roped in my sis!

scrappyjacky said...

Would have loved to join in, but know I couldn't get it done in time.....hope you all have fun with it.

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Printed, I definitely want to try this... Will look into it. Thanks for the bump I need to maybe create!

helena said...

thanks for doing this - need a focus for some creating. Might do it digi and then print.

Cherry said...

I'm going to have a go Mel - totally new to me but the class looked good enough to follow. Hope that's ok. Hugs Cherry XXX

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm going to give it a try. It looks interesting!

Nancy said...

Great project idea, I am all signed up.

I have a stash of mini albums I brought in weakness the other day.

Got my thinking cap on.


Abi said...

Hi Mel, this class looks awesome! Will see what I can do but obviously exams etc, might be difficult! Thanks so so much for those book titles, really helpful and all look inspiring reading! xxx

Rachel Brett said...

I really want to join in! I don't think that is going to be possible though since baby number two will be here this weekend! Have fun everyone :)

Unknown said...

Soooo wish I could join, but I cannot guarantee I'd be ready. I will look on from afar and be happy. :)

melissa said...

So exciting! I am going to download the project today :-)

I tagged you!

Jools said...

Hi Mel
For your info my email address is:
Looking forward to this project :D

Mrsjobee said...

Signed up at the last minute - need to get a wriggle on now though!