Monday, May 25, 2009

Everyone can write a little

Yes that's right! Cathy Zielske's new class on Big Picture Scrapbooking involves micro-journaling a la Twitter or Facebook updates. And it rocks! It's one of the most satisfying albums I've made, because it's quick, personal and could be endlessly repeated or reinvented. It's a little more expensive than other classes I've taken, so I waited right up until the last minute to join. I've enjoyed it all thus far - Cathy has a very good sense of humour and this has definitely added more value and interest to the class!

I made the album from scratch, as I didn't have the funds for a gorgeous American Crafts 6x6 Ring binder. I aimed to make something a bit like a Bind-it-all Cover it, since I wanted the same effect as the ring binders. And even though I say so myself, I think I did a pretty good job! I've been saving this Tinkering Ink paper for so long, the most expensive paper I have in my stash, and it suits the purpose perfectly.

The inside covers and the paper for the title page are also from the same pad. It's got some cracking contrasts in it! I love the rich chocolate in combination with the reds and blues.

It's such a simple concept but so effective (well, it is Cathy Zielske after all, the Queen of Simple Scrapbooking!)

There are many more posts just ready to be dropped into the template, but it's just a case of finding the appropriate photos to go with them. It has the potential to build up quickly, and I like that sort of thing.

What's your current project, and do you twitter? My username is SBLove_crafts, if you're on there, drop by and let me know!


Julia Dunnit said...

I love it; it'll be a modern day anthology of quotations! Looks great. I don't twitter, am totally and utterly scared witless of the potential to waste yet more hours on this machine! If only it exercised me at the same time!

Sophie said...

What a beautiful book!

debs14 said...

I absolutely LOVE this album! The colours are amazing together and I love the concept of the quotations. Such a simple idea but what fun. Where do you find these things? I obviously don't spend enough time on the web ;-)

Trees said...

This is a great idea and a beautiful album. What have you used for the plain cover binding (can't think of the right word, you know, the bendy bit!) If it is regular cardstock how do you get it not to lift or crease when opening the album?

Don't twitter (the kids already complain about time spent blogging!) but do make dull updates on facebook!

Janice xxxx said...

I love how you've done this album - tres chic - may have to twitter surf....