This is my second post today. I decided that I wanted to get this up right away rather then let it wait until another day and then it never gets posted at all.
I signed up for Shimelle's latest class called Explore. We started today. The first assingment was to take a self-portrait (in front of a mirror...with the camera showing), create our playbook (or use the printable workbook) and make a few notes to self. I took the self-portrait (with my dslr after a few attempts with my iPhone failed to turn out the way I had hoped) and put my playbook together, but I have yet to get to the writing portion. I am planning to work on that tonight. I will be quite busy at work over the next few days so, while I will be keeping up with the class, I won't have another explore related post until Friday. I just wanted to be honest about that going in! I am going to do my best to keep up with this class and share as much as I can when I can (even if it means a second post in addition to what I had already planned to post here on the blog).
This is me...freckles and all (though you can't see them too well)...
And this is my playbook...
I made the playbook from Echo Park's Country Drive collection papers and stickers. I trimmed 12 sheets down to 6x12 and then scored each sheet at 6 inches, so I would be left with a 6x6 book. After scoring each paper, I measured one sheet down the center at 1", 3", and 5". I used my paper piercer and poked holes at those spots, then I used this sheet as a guide to put the holes in the other 11 pages. I then bound my book with baker's twine (which you can see on the left). I tied a double knot bow to make it a little more secure, and if the twine frays a bit, or unravels a bit at the ends, I am OK with it!! I put the cover together using some scraps, a journaling tag from the collection, and some of the letter stickers from the collection. So excited to get going and get this little baby filled!!
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