Saturday, 31 July 2010

A little project I've been working on...

...because I couldn't resist :-)

P=Patience (complete lack of)

The Mother kindly got Me: The Abridged Version, Cathy Zielske's class, for my birthday.

O=Online classes (completely addicted to)

But I haven't had my birthday yet! So I've been saving all the class materials till after then - apart from a quick glance through, obviously, to make sure they'd been properly downloaded....

B=Birthday (total child when it comes to my own)

So I knew that there was a printable tag book, a place to note down ideas and jottings as a pre-class exercise, somewhere to collect ideas of words and phrases for each letter of the alphabet.

T=Tendencies towards OCD (manifested in a need to complete collections of, eg, alphabets)

Then it occurred to me that actually I could justify preparing the tag book just as long as I didn't fill it in till after my birthday! That could work!

A=Ability to talk self into justifying almost anything...

So I printed off the tags onto sturdy cardstock, ready to trim them to size. Except that my trimmer found the cardstock too sturdy, so I had to use scissors.

L=Line, straight (inability to cut in one)

After RE-trimming each tag to get rid of the remaining black lines, I added a bit of embellishment to the front cover and went over the letters of the alphabet with a Promarker to add colour and interest. The colours bled a little, but oh well...

Q=Quoting Kate

I cut a piece of plasma to size to use as an additional front cover, to protect the little book; similarly I used a piece of chipboard at the back to keep the book sturdy. If it's to be kept in my handbag for whenever inspiration strikes then I don't want it to get too battered!

H=Handbag (which is actually more like H=Holdall)


And OK, so it's still not my birthday, but if I don't fill it in - if I don't even start thinking about possible entries - then that's all right, isn't it?

I=Innocent (completely...)

And I do promise not to read this book (the other pre-class assignment) till my birthday!

S=See, I can be patient!

16 comments:

Sian said...

It looks lovely mel, so frah and cheerful.

My Mum was killer on saving things for birthdays, so now my pyschologist sister reckons we have issues with delayed gratification! So a sneaky peep like this is probably healthy!

Sian said...

That word was supposed to be fresh. I can't type.

Gez said...

cor what a cute little book. :)
I think you are being very restraint & sensible ;)
Hope you have a fabby weekend. Gez.xx

sharyncarlson said...

You have way more restraint than I do. With such a lovely little book, I wouldn't be able to resist filling it in!

Deb said...

Such a great post, Mel. :o) I love the way you have designed the cute little tag book. I'm excited to take the class too - and am half way through the book and really enjoying it.

Good luck waiting till your birthday to fill it in. You are too much like me...I KNOW you've got words in your head just dying to go onto those tags... xo

Cheri said...

I say why wait? Start filling in that pretty little tag book - believe me - that is such a small part of this class... you'll have plenty to keep you busy AFTER your birthday - TRUST ME!

helena said...

such restraint. I did the class last your (you will have a blast) and was into that tag book sooo fast. Which reminds me, I should dig it out and do something with the words I didn't use

furrypig said...

Ooh cute tag book. Tempted by this class but got the impression it was gonna be all digi and I haven't a clue when it come to digi scrapping having just started out with paper this year I am clueless! Is it only really relevant to digi scrappers?? I need a 'Dummies guide to digi scrapping' LOL!

humel said...

Furrypig - I've replied via your blog :-)

Cheri - stop tempting me!!!

Thanks everybody for your lovely comments xx

Rhona said...

I'm doing the class as an alumni. I didn't quite finish mine last time round but at least I've got a fairly good start for this time round ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey - this is for your birthday, not now! I can always cancel it, you know.

The Mother

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cool! Can't wait to see what you do with the class.
Rinda

Denise said...

Ooooooh,exciting stuff, you are very retsrained and it looks a brill class xx- They certainly are addictive :-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

that is an adorable little book

SarahLP said...

Lol! Love it, Mel! This looks like a great class, your little tag book looks so cute I am verrrry tempted to sign up! But Sept is going to manic as it is so I really shouldn't... but hey, when did that ever stop me?!!

Might just see you in class.. ;o)

Liberty :) said...

YAY! CLASS MATES AGAIN!