Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Fun New Project Begins For Me! :o)

Hello, My Friends! I recently heard about a fun new online class being offered over at Studio Calico called "Happy Little Moments" by Maggie Holmes. Do you know I've never taken a scrapbooking class before? Online or otherwise!  I totally fell in love with this class; first the title...then the sneak peeks...then the price of only $10!! lol How could I not sign up? There was a gorgeous kit available to purchase but I had just picked up the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection. That collection gives me a "happy little moment" every time I look at it, so I knew it would be perfect for this class. So just yesterday I pulled from my stash and put my kit together. The class involves altering a vintage book. So I went through my library of books and picked out a wonderful old copy of Jane Eyre...the colors are perfect for this project. I've taken a couple of pictures of my kit to show you what I'll be working with. Please excuse the quality of my photos...it's been snowing and dreary here today.



Doesn't that look like a ton of fun? Now of course I'm working right here in my studio, so I can pull out whatever I want! However, I really liked the idea of starting with a "kit".
So today was the start date, and I got my PDF! The project is incredible and I am so excited to be doing it! I'll be sharing bits of my book with you here as I go along! I actually have no idea exactly what I'm going to put in it yet...you all know how I am with my photos! haha I just know that I'm going to fill it up with goodies and thoughts and quotes and "things" that make me happy! It will all be a process! ;o)
Today the process began with cutting into the book...YIKES!! Yes, I did it! I actually cut my old Jane Eyre apart. I had to keep my eyes open to do it too because I had a sharp blade in my hand! lol Oh, dear! :o)

15 comments:

MaryNSC said...

I left u something on my BLOG !! ♥♥

Geri said...

What pretty goodies!! I can't wait to see what you do with this book--sounds like so much fun!!

Friday said...

How exciting, Nancy. I can't wait to see the finish book. I know it will be gorgeous. Well, I just can't wait to see your process. Have fun! Hugs!!

Jonia said...

Ohhh, I know this is already fun and I am going to enjoy the journey with you! All of those wonderful accessories and papers that you will be using are beautiful. Can't wait to see what the out come is!!! Glad you are getting your snow! 72 degrees here today. Blessings dear Nancy!

Jennifer said...

This looks like it's going to be incredible Nancy! I can't wait to see what you share with us!

Anonymous said...

Great fun Nancy and I know you will enjoy the journey :) Once upon a time I could not contemplate tearing a book or cutting it up but I call it recycling now :) So much less daunting.
Hugs
Lynn xx

Tracy said...

Sounds like a totally cool project sweetie. :-) Can't wait to see it step by step. I see an awful lot of really cool stuff in your "kit". It's gonna be gorgeous! Hugs!

Holly said...

Hi Nancy~ What a feast for the eye all these goodies are!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I am "scrapbook challenged" so I will enjoy your creation!!
hugs to you!!
Holly

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh FUN can't wait to see more!!~

Ana Márquez said...

I can't wait neither haha :-D What a lovely things!

Big hugs from
Vintage Collages
.

Teen Queen said...

You are going to have so much fun doing this book. ((HUGS))

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Nancy!

You don't know how much your comment has made my day!! SO so happy to hear from you an I hope you're well. I have missed you too <3

Debbie Buckland said...

Way cool!
So glad you are into the carving book projects!
And a great idea of getting together your own kit too.
Can't wait to see your progress.

Susan M said...

Your "kit" looks wonderful.Really looking forward to the seeing your finished project!The papers are gorgeous.

Sandy Ang said...

I've never taken a class before so am glad you enjoyed yours. Sounds like a lot of fun and your homemade 'kit' looks amazing !