Wednesday, February 3, 2010

C is for Compendium ...

A while ago, I took an online scrapbooking course ... and it was a lovely course, it was all about making an encyclopedia of yourself. Sort of the A to Z's of me ... anyways, loved the course ... but somehow in my misadventures with my computer i lost the downloaded files that gave the templates to the pages and title page ... So I resurrected it in my mind and tried to recreate the page format as best as i could.

Well ... the project looks neat and tidy ... so far no journaling ... but it just isn't and expression of me ... even the title which was something like "Me: the Unabridged Version" didn't sit right with me. So this project is just kind of hanging out in an unfinished form ... UNTIL ...Mrs Matlock's class began!!!

Gotta say, this project came at the right time for me ... i will be using most of the journaling in this "one day it will be finished" project!!!

And the "C" word did it for me .... C is for Compendium ... Not encyclopedia, not A-Z, not and Unabridged Version .... My project is a Compendium... and i cant wait to get it done ... the full name with be "A Compendium of Craft, Comment and a dash of Crazy" ... doesn't make sense??? it doesn't have to because it is mine! and the inside pages ... well they will look a whole lot different once i am done with them as well ... Now i truly cant wait to get started!

Shhhh! C is also for Cover ... this is how i covered the book ... keep in mind i was trying to keep it simple and use up paper that i had on hand ... this would have been the encyclopedia.
Now that i have allowed myself to put "me" back into the project my "Compendium" looks like this
and yes there is a whole mixture of styles ... i didn't want to waste the cover paper so i embellished it with stuff that is more me. i punched the butterflies out of art postcards that had numbers on them. glimmer misted the flower, inked & painted the grungeboard hinge, stickled and pearled the dots on the paper and added two types of text tape.

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Compendium ... I like that word :) .

laterg8r said...

jo, your compendium is gorgeous! love your style, you've got talent :D

Carol said...

Oh my! Your page is spectacular! What a lovely talent you have! I'm officially jealous! Good job!!!

Hayley G said...

If I bowed any lower to your sheer awesomness, I'd get road rash on my forehead.
Simply put - beautiful.

Viki said...

I liked the other cover but I love the new cover. It is so pretty. You really did good work on it. I love the little flower and butterflies; and all the different textures.

mbkatc230 said...

This is beautiful! I love the butterflies, and that flower is gorgeous. And I like compendium so much better than encyclopedia! Great post! Kathy

Laurie said...

Love it Love it Love it!!! If you ever hear of any more scrapbooking classes, I'd love to hear about it.

Brenda said...

Much better! Love what you have done. Hope to see how you add to the inside!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

i need to learn to scrapbook. I have tons and tons of photos and things, but no crafty gene in my body!! I keep saying that one of these days I'll sit down and just do it...but so far, that day has not come!

thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading more of your's!

Amanda said...

I like it! As usual, you rock at this stuff. And your compendium idea doesn't sound crazy-- it makes perfect sense to me!

Short and Sweet said...

You C post is delightful! Your journey has begun and it has a beautiful beginning with your lovely cover.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jo your compendium jouranal cover is fabulous! I love the 3 D butterflies and flower and hinge. I love the title and idea. Have fun flling it up!
Nice to meet you through Alphabe Thurday!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love th title of your book, especially the crazy part...Why? because I identify with it...it is going to be an awesome book and you are getting two things done at once! great C' post....melinda

My name is PJ. said...

Really special! Wow! I'm blown away by your Creativity! I love how the internal parts of your Cranium work!

Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi!

Mumsy said...

Oh that is gorgeous! I love butterflies!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's great! Now you have the incentive each week to get it done.

I should have used C for Clean and cleaned my house!

Let's see...next week can be D for Dirt and I'll clean out all the Dirt in the house.

I like your idea. Great way to get things done.

lissa said...

love the butterflies, wonderful cover

MrsJenB said...

How beautiful - you're talented! And I love the butterflies!

Kathy said...

What a truly stunning book Jo! I love all the butterflies and that gorgeous flower! Did you make this one?

Erica said...

Love that you continue to be true to you. Love the alphabet posts too.

Jenny said...

OK, this is weird. How did I miss this? Was it linked on McLinkey? I am so sorry I didn't get this visited. You are very, very talented! And you got an A+ on this post but I got an F for not posting to this. I thought I had visited them all.

Lois aka katesmum said...

Beautiful Jo... just beautiful...!!