Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Club Scrap Constellations Blog Hop.


Welcome to the monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring the kit Constellations.   I love this kit, the colors, the sentiments, just everything.  I loved it so much so, I had a real hard time wanting to cut the paper for a project,  so I utilized the digital kit.

First thing first,   if you stumbled upon me and have not visited the rest of the hop you can start from the very beginning by going here:


 and then proceed to hop on through.   There are some amazing artists that participate every month.  I am always blown away by their creativity!

No onto my project.   If you know me, you know I am a runner an a triathlete.  There are all sorts of smart phone apps to track my runs and my bike rides etc, but I like things all in one place and handy at a glimpse.  I also think I am a little "too connected" sometimes and I love the feel of paper in my hands and I love to write,  so I decided to make a workout log.   Well actually a friend of mine posted a picture on her Facebook page asking one of her friends to make her one, and the light bulb went off

Here is what originally inspired me:





Here is my finished version, with a little about the insides afterwards:




Since I swim Bike and Run I modified the pages a little bit.  The pages were created in a word processing document.   I added a page for races I compete in along with a page to record time trials so I can see my improvements (or lack thereof) on a glance:



When I open the book and lay it flat, an entire 7 days is visible on a two page spread.






The cover art is created from the Constellations digital page.  I love that quote and thought it was fitting.     I added my favorite photo of me running...dunno, just really like that one.   The inside pages are simply an 8.5 x 11 sheet folded in half which makes for a 8.5x5.5 book.    The "open" end is where I binded the pages.    Here is a sample of the Word document for one page:



I had some card board laying around.  I trimmed two pieces to 8.5 to 5.75 inches for the cover.  I wrapped the front cover int he Constellations red, and adhered my cover art.   I left the back cover naked.





I  used my handy dandy, rusty old Zutter Binder tool to put it all together.

Now for a treat click here to visit Julie Heyer at Cape Cod Scrapper.

See you next month!

Shona










19 comments:

Annette said...

Tremendous idea from a tremendous lady. Totally awesome

Hetty said...

Great book for great excerses. Keep on running, you can do this!!

Shirley said...

Love this idea!

Tricia Morris said...

What a brilliant idea, Shona! I have been wanting something similar for my workouts, and now you've got me inspired! Thank you!

Queen of Dishing said...

I love the idea of tracking, although it just reminds me I haven't worked out in like 4 days...Jillian Michaels is yelling at me in my head ;) Gotta love the bind-it-all.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Great book! fun idea :)

Julie said...

Shona what a great project and way for you to keep track! Love it!

Marya said...

What a great way to create something useful in a beautiful way! Thanks for sharing.

crzymom said...

Awesome workout journal!

Karen Wyngaard said...

What a wonderful idea! Very clever of you to customize the cover and the insides to fit your needs. It must be a joy to use each day. TFS!

Carolyn said...

Nice!!

Jill P said...

You did a great job on it!

Donna Nuce said...

Love the book you created. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

Excellent way to keep track during the year and look back later on to see all your accomplishments. Great project!!

Debra Charlesworth said...

I love books made just for you - they are the best when you need something just so. Hope you meet all of your exercise goals this year!

Wendy Bellino said...

I love what you did with the cover! My younger sister is a tri-athlete, what a great gift for her...hmmmm, she spent half of her life having me read everything to her (including "What to Expect When You're Expecting"). Not sure if she will ever use it, but I know she'll appreciate it! HAHAHA!

Sheila said...

Super creative and very useful!!!

Sue D said...

Great cover for your book.

rettaescape said...

Great idea! Beautiful log!