So Shimelle's new class 'Return to the Collection' has come along at just the right time to inspire me.
It's a different type of Shimelle class for me.....each lesson is a half hour-ish video of her making a page from scratch....all the pages made from just one paper collection.....but with any number of added 'non-collection' embellishments.
I wasn't too sure if it was my type of class.....but I'm really enjoying it.
I decided to bring back happy memories of a hot summer by starting my 2013 cruise album....and picked an American Crafts 'Shoreline ' collection....which is a selection of pretty bright double sided papers.....with only a very small amount of the collection already used.
I was a bit freaked by Shimelle's use of only patterned papers.....I always use some plain card.....I went with it though.......but I'm afraid there was no way I could waste a whole piece of paper on the tiny outer surround.....so cut out the middle of it first!!
The page documents us eating at the American Diner on board ship after a busy day sightseeing.
I really enjoyed making it......and am off to start on the second page.....and special hugs and thanks to Shimelle for going ahead with this class despite being both pregnant and very poorly.