A couple of weeks ago my friend Mel at I Speak Melsh signed up for an All About Me class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It’s a free class. She thought it might be fun if a bunch of us took the class too and then posted out projects online.
I checked the class out.
I am always reluctant to confront my nemesis – The Scissors. I’m even more reluctant when it’s likely to involve his sidekick Mod Podge and his little glue stick minions.
I lack basic kindergarten craft skills. Give me a computer program of any sort and I am all over it. Scissors and glue are much too complicated for me. Last time I had the Mod Podge out I glued my pants to my leg, then glued the cutting board to the desk.
Plus, I didn’t understand the instructions for making the fold out album. It seemed fraught with peril.
So I thought maybe I’ll just do a single page or turn the project into a couple pages for the AAM album I am working on all year.
Then I remembered I owned a Maya Road layered chipboard album. I had bought a couple of them a year or so ago in a fit of optimism. I wanted to make DH a Father’s Day gift. That would be the aforementioned Mod Podge incident.
But leaving aside the glue issue it was a fairly straightforward assembly. Create the pages in PSP, print them, cut them out & glue them. I’d used a box cutter & ruler instead of scissors. This could work again.
I am 75% more likely to cut a straight line with a box cutter & ruler than with The Scissors.
I am also 75% more likely to cut myself with a box cutter & ruler than with The Scissors but with all the Mod Podge everywhere, probably it would stop any bleeding and seal the wound.
So I pressed on. I used Eva Kipler’s Annabella kit. Available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.
There are rounded corners, so I can’t escape The Scissors entirely. One of the reasons The Scissors are my nemesis is I can never find the damn things when I need them. There are at least 5 pairs of adult sized, long pointy scissors somewhere in my house and several small embroidery scissors but when I need to cut something the only pair I seem to find are kiddy safety scissors I can barely get my fingers around.
Then I glued them to the chipboard with the Mod Podge. I also glued the brush to the sanding block and later glued two of my fingers together.
Because I would fail arts & crafts class in kindergarten, I cleverly disguised my cutting & gluing inadequacies by sanding down all the edges and then over the tops, for that ‘deliberately scuffed & worn’ look.
I couldn’t decide on one quote so I put one on each page.
Then dug out some photos I thought went well with them and told facts about me
The dinos insisted they be included.
On the back is my favorite poem Desiderata.
All in all I am pleased with it.
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