Well I took the plunge at the last minute and signed-up for this class with Shimelle on wednesday. As if my september is not busy enough already. So I am now frantically playing catch-up as I had nothing planned or organised. I didn't even know exactly what format I was going to do my book. Anyhow, I've been working away at it today and I have managed to finish putting my book together and do my first three pages. I decided to use three paper bag mini albums that I had laying around. I stuck them together and then covered them with an outer cover to hold everything together.
This is how the book looks now:
And a side view:
I still don't have a set format although I did make some date stamps to keep it a bit uniform:
As for my pages, well they are coming together quite randomly, using up some old stash that I have had for a while and my new august ScrapaGoGo kit. I have been keeping notes each day since the 1st September so I have something to follow when I get round to doing my pages, but hopefully I will be up-to-date by this weekend and then I can do a page a day without stress!!
Here are the first 3 days:
Day 1. I shouldn't leave things until the last minute it only causes me unnecessary stress!
Day 2. It is a mistake to buy Secondary School Uniform 4 months in advance expecting the kids to grow over the summer!
I am doing my journalling on cards which I have inserted in the pockets of the paperbag album so I can record in more detail the story behind each 'lesson' I learn.
Day 3. When I have no Internet access my life grinds to a halt
Sad but true! O2 cut-off our broadband signal all weekend and I didn't know what to do with myself
. . . lol