Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Blogging for scrapbookers: day 1


So, yesterday was the start of Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class, and I am already super excited and massively inspired by what she has prepared for us so far! In yesterday's prompt, 'paving our way to pastures new', Shimelle asked us to think about why we want to take this class and what we hope to achieve through it. As part of the prompt, she suggested that we photograph our workspace (or create a layout about it if we have enough time). I should say first that I don't really have a dedicated scrapping space. Instead - and much to the bemusement of my boyfriend - I have taken over the kitchen where I scrap, read, take notes, write essays, browse the internet...I suppose you could say that it is a 'multi-functional' space with the added advantage of being a stone's throw from the kettle. And although I would one day LOVE to have my own scrapping room, I quite like the fact that the differing facets of my life pivot around the kitchen table.


In terms of my intentions and objectives for this class, I have several. I want to:
  • Learn how to get my head round HTML (which completely baffles me) and, by extension, how to personalise my blog and really make it my own.
  • Connect with other scrapbookers and experience a small part of the online scrapbooking community that has emerged in recent years.
  • Document both my scrapbooking (and other) creations, as well as meaningful experiences that will inevitably be turned into layouts in the not-so-distant future!
I am hoping to do a post about prompt no. 2 later on today, but it all depends on how much reading I manage to get done....

And, most importantly of all, I really want to thank those of you stopping by! Yesterday I received my very first comment and I also found out that Life & Layouts has 4 subscribers - I was SO unbelievably thrilled and excited, so thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog...I hate to end on a cliche, but it really makes it all worth it!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Looking forward to getting to know you through Shimelle's class! Your photos are great BTW!

Angela said...

Great looking blog, I look forward to reading more!

valerie said...

fab photos love the effect:)

Sharyn said...

Wow - those photos are amazing! Good luck with Shimelle's class :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Great looking blog. HTML scares me, and I haven't even bothered to learn how to use my own template yet. I'm impressed. I'm a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.

Tammy said...

I'm a fellow classmate and also part of the scrapbooking community. I look forward to getting to know fellow scrapbookers also. I like your reasons for blogging. Keep it up!