Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Learn Something New Every Day 2011

So, I know I said Autumn always puts a certain - spring in my step; but it has taken me until now to start Learning Something New. I've talked about it and thought about it, and now I'm finally doing it:



Clearly, one of my ongoing lessons has to be that I can conquer my procrastinatory tendencies if I try. It's the trying that's the hard bit.

Last year I worked small, with a little box of gift cards, and I enjoyed it. So this year I decided to do (nearly) the same thing. I played about with the Vintage Findings card for The Slice, cutting different tag shapes:


I nearly went with that index card shape. (Didn't know I had that. Next lesson: take more time for playing.) Then I tried out some embellishment cutting and there was another lesson there: a one inch bird sitting on a branch is a lot, lot smaller than a four inch one. Interesting.

It's tags for me, then, and I'm learning while I cut, as I stick, when I think..how about you? how's your learning coming along?

With very grateful thanks to everyone who participated in Storytelling Sunday again this month. I know lots of you took a break from learning to join in. Thank you! The Linky stays open all week, so there is plenty of time to add your story. And if you are reading this in a Reader? Please, click here - at the last count there are 27 stories to enjoy!

35 comments:

Denise said...

I'm loving what you are doing this year Sian,I'm not doing too bad - I've decided to just go with it and do my own learning - rather than worry about any of it and it seems to be going better for me! P.S have emailed you re Pinterest-I did receive invite thank you x

Miriam said...

Ooh I like this Sian. I'm doing ok with mine. I am doing digital this time, 5x7 photo paper and will post them on Flickr. I am organising that today! I am still hopeless at 'forums':)

jennifer said...

Your book looks lovely so far. Mine's going well, I'm enjoying adding lots of little photos this year. I wan't a slice machine- your tags and birdies are really cute!

Amy said...

I am thoroughly enjoying LSNED this year, I really like grabbing a small snippet of the day and making a mini album.
Which paper line have you chosen to work with Sian? It looks like a MME line but I have not looked at any paper supplies for ages so I am not sure anymore!

Rachel B said...

It looks fab Sian, I love the index cards. Mine is doing well, I'm up to date at the moment with yesterday's lesson being slightly strange!! :)

JO SOWERBY said...

i've got my covers completed so far and cut all the 4 x 6 papers ready for the lessons learnt. i have also made 30 lil tags for each day as the dates,
love ur banner style pages very pretty. cant wait to see them all put together as we go through the month,
jo xxxx

Gez said...

Wow! Great start. Enjoy LSNED.

WendyB said...

These look fab Sian, love those papers. I'm not doing LSNED but each time I see folks work I kinda regret it.

Cheri said...

Looks like a great start Sian!

Jane said...

looking forward to seeing more x

Louise said...

I've still not managed to join in...there's always next year xx

Maya said...

Love the tag shape you chose - very cute. Last year I signed up and maybe did 5 prompts. This is it was clear that I will not have time, too many other things in my pile of "must-do" stuff. So I decide that I will not join this year, which is completely different form deciding to join and not doing anything LOL

Alison said...

Looking good Sian...nothing creative fromme- just blogposts!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

It will be so lovely when it's done. I'm not really participating this year, but I am trying to be a little more mindful or lessons I can learn.
Rinda

Alana said...

Looks like you are going to learn how to do lots of pretty tags. That index card shape is nice:) I have learnt this week that when your teen starts something new (college) he still doesn't tell you all about the new things he is doing.

scrappyjacky said...

You can certainly cut some great shapes with that Slice....it will all look great together.

Trish said...

The shapes and those little cutouts - so pretty.

alexa said...

I love these pretty shapes and your lovely papers ... I saw some little baby girl clothes today in John Lewis in just these colours. :)

Jennifer said...

Great die cuts! I really like that tag and the index card with the fancy cut!! I have hours of discovering to be had with my Cricut cartridges.

Lisa said...

that is going to be SO pretty - can't wait to see your progress. I played along back in 2006 and still love my album and every year I think about it again but there's no way I could fit it in this year! Maybe another month!

Jo said...

You've taught me something today Sian, I have that slice card and I didn't know there were tags on it! :) I love what you've cut out and can't wait to see your decorated tags

debs14 said...

This is a bit of a tease Sian, we need to see what you are making out of these lovely tags! I'm guessing they are going to be real works of art.
I'm going for small and simple for my project as I think that is the best way for me to keep up with the days. Really enjoying it so far.

Sandra said...

You're the last person I would say procrastinates :) I'm really liking what you've done so far

laurie said...

coolest of cards! i can't wait to see more of your "education". :-)

Ginger said...

Oh man! I knew you would come up with something pretty spectacular, but boy my list of wants related to your posts is now becoming obscene. I never wanted that slice until I saw what "you" did with it. Those tag shapes are going to look amazing Sian! I can't wait to see the final look :)

Karen said...

Love what you've done here; the papers are gorgeous. I, too, find the dimensions of the Slice cuts somewhat surprising.

angelfish said...

Ooh I love those bannerish looking tags. I'm failing miserably with LSNED apart from jotting down a few notes each day!

Donna said...

Ooh very pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your book of tags.

Lisa-Jane said...

They look great Sian! I love all of those booklet ideas but I think you made the right choice. I must get on and print some pics so I can get some pages done. Looking forward to seeing your pages.

Karen said...

Love your tags Sian and the little embellies you are making. I am just doing my own thing each day and must confess I haven't even opened the prompts this year.

scrapchick said...

Fun on the tags! Can't wait to see you're lessons and pages!

Jimjams said...

This looks lovely - you're getting good use out of your slice aren't you?! I'm still debating whether to do LSNED - may so a weekly summary ... oh hang on, even then I'm behind :P

Wanda said...

Sian, the index card is nice, but the die cuts are awesome! What wonderful layouts and cards you will be making, I'm sure.

Winnie said...

Looks like you're having fun with that Slice. The shapes all look good. As for the size difference, I guess that takes a bit more playing to figure it out what size suits what project. Happy cutting!

Missus Wookie said...

I thought about LSNED but just knew it wasn't a good time to think about it let alone actually do it. Glad you are playing with the slice and I hear you on making time to play - definitely a necessity.

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