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Make something.

It’s Friday…it’s the weekend…and I have something to confess!

Click here to download the instructions for this project.

I hope you’ll comment here to show us what you’ve made, even if it’s far removed from the original book. Make it your own! I’m so looking forward to reading all your confessions.

If you’re just joining in, please read the posts from earlier this week to download the supply list and read some notes about choosing photographs.

Have a great weekend!


19 January 2007

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121 Comments for Make something.

  1. Jen Says:

    Yay! I’ve been blog-stalking waiting for directions. :)

  2. chookie Says:

    Yay, Thanks Shimelle

  3. Pauline Says:

    Fab – thank you! Oh and hope your dentist trip was ok!

  4. Lorna Says:

    Thanking you muchly, can’t wait to get cracking.
    Glad you survived the dentist!

    Lorna :o)

  5. marianne Says:

    see now, i can just about manage to ‘cut and stick’ in my science class and thats where my talent for scrapbooking ends, im afraid – so this comment is entirely unrelated: My mummy said “awww, bless. she so lovely” – upon reciept of your hug. x

  6. Jennie Says:

    Woo Hoo! so looking forward to this and thanks for the encouragement earlier in the week Shimelle!!

  7. erin m Says:

    Can’t wait to get started…thought of a few confessions already. Time to get busy!

  8. Rinda Says:

    I’m really excited about this project – thanks so much! BTW, what’s your 5th confession???

  9. Kathy(kathyb) Says:

    Thank you for this class Shimelle. Please keep insiring us!

  10. k8 Says:

    Shimelle, you rock on ice! I can do this one! BTW, when I come to your blog I can smell your cupcakes….

  11. Gems Says:

    Fun, fun, fun! :o) Really hope I manage to find some time to get this done. I’m working on some confessions.
    Thanks for doing this Shimelle xx

  12. Valerie Says:

    fab class I don’t have any card stock so i’m making some have thought of my confessions just need to produce some photos

  13. Rinda Says:

    Here’s my cover! I’m really excited. Cover picture is a close up of a portion of wall art I made last year. I used chipboard letters and letter stamps to put “I confess” on the picture. The rest of the stamped sayings and images (and the drawer pull) are on the transparency. All stamps ClubStamp extra, extra kit.
    Thanks for looking!

  14. Rinda Says:

    Here’s the link to my cover and the space I’ll be putting the rest of my album this weekend.

  15. Latharia Says:

    Thanks, Shimelle! Looks wonderful. I got my photos printed…and now I’ve got more ideas … so maybe my book will be fatter than originally expected. You rock!

  16. pam Says:

    Had so much fun working on this project, Shimelle.
    I’ll photograph and send tomorrow.
    THANK YOU !!!!!

  17. Paula Says:

    Thank you so much for this class it is the first one I have ever done. I am quite excited as I got all my pics selected & printed last night.

  18. ~Kathryn~ Says:

    i just LOVED doing this – so easy – so fun and i am totally thrilled with the result – which is up on my blog HERE ->

  19. Susan Says:

    I confess!! I woke up at 6 am (on a Saturday?? that is just wrong!) and while tossing and turning and trying to force myself back to sleep – all the while my mind is filled with WORK crap….it hit me….SHIMELLE’S BOOK INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROBABLY POSTED!!! And with that…my Saturday was instantly better : ) THANKS for SHARING!! (and for the dummy of the day question…what is RAK? I know I should know this—but I don’t!)

    THANKS! Off to start my book!!
    PS I cannot believe your cupcake photos are the SECOND BEST of the batch…they are always so mouthwateringly gor-gee-ous. yum-o

  20. Susan Says:


  21. Cindy McDannold Says:

    A perfect after the holidays, fast, thought provoking and fun challenge. Thank you

  22. chookie Says:

    I really had lots of fun doing this, thanks so much Shimelle.
    You can take a peek here (but don’t tell anyone, and no laughing!)
    thanks again, jen x

  23. Sarah Says:

    Had great fun doing this class Shimelle. I have uploaded photos to my blog here Can’t wait for the next class. Thanks

  24. Nicola K Says:

    “ for a peek !!Thanks so much Shimelle !! I have enjoyed this so much, really please with my ‘Confessions’ it has got my Mojo back xxx

  25. lemon Says:

    thanks for the free class shimelle, it was fab. mine are on my blog here

  26. kelly Says:

    Here is my mini book.
    I loved it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  27. Rinda Says:

    My album is coming along. I hope this link works – should be cover and first two confessions.
    by rinda1961

  28. Cindy aka HappyStamper Says:

    This was such a fun project! Thanks so much for offering it! You can view my finished album at

  29. Cindy aka HappyStamper Says:

    Oops! guess I did that wrong! HERE is the link.

  30. jen Says:

    Yeah! I finished my Confession Book. It was so much fun. I have posted it on my blog Sandslippers

    Thanks for the wonderful class! Jen

  31. Christi Says:

    My (very modified) version is up on my blog. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration, Shimelle!!! smiles….
    I Must Confess

  32. Alexa Says:

    Hi Shimelle, Thanks so much for doing this class, it has been really fun. You can see my attempt here

  33. Laura Says:

    Hi Shimelle—thanks so much for this awesome class! I’m going to tweak it a little and make it a grandbabies minialbum for my sister! Love the idea of the full page photos and the transparency!!!

  34. Valerie Says:

    Have finished my attempt and loved every minute of it too tired to post link tonight as yet to upload to my blog will do that tommorow thanks for a fab class

  35. Beth Says:

    I have to confess… I haven’t quite finished yet!

    Must add a few ickle bits & bobs in the morn & wll post a link as soon as scanned!

    Thanks Shimelle, I have really enjoyed this – must go to bed now as have to get up early in the morn with a little one…

    Wish I could stay up later to finish but pooped so good night & will post link tomorrow.

    Thanks again, Beth x

  36. Amy Tanabe Says:

    I had a blast doing this project. Thanks so much here’s a link to my blog, where I posted my pages:

  37. pam Says:

    I just LOVED the concept of using the 5×7 photos as my “pages”. I’m going to use this concept for another mini soon.
    Here’s the link to my TRUE CONFESSIONS.
    Postcards from Pam

  38. Flapsi Hapsi Says:

    Having fun here! Cover is on my blog, and I’ll get the rest done tomorrow.

  39. Karen Says:

    “this was just so much fun!!!!! I loved the simplicity of the project yet it looks so beautiful. Thanks so much

  40. Deb Says:

    had great fun with this class. You can find my attempt here

  41. Karen Says:

    sorry forgot my link

  42. Jess Says:

    This was so fun! Sadly, my camera wasn’t working, but I used pictures from magazines and such to do my book. Enjoy!

  43. Petra Says:

    Shimelle, this ist just so great! Thankyou so much for this fun project. This is just what the doctor ordered. Im so into Mini Books at the moment. I will post a link once im finished.. im still looking for the apropriate photos…I must confess.. I’m a bit slow at times…

  44. Sarah Says:

    Thanks so much for this, Shimelle. I really enjoyed doing it. The result’s here.
    I’m loving everyone’s work :)

  45. tami Says:

    i’m not a minibook fan but i wrote about my confessions on my blog, but i might do a layout. this even got my husband thinking and involved in my hobby so thanks!

  46. Beth Says:

    Thank you Shimelle – really got me thinking…

    You can see what I have done if you like here:

  47. Jennifer Says:

    I’ve got some pictures, and I think I’ll be done by the end of the week. Fab, Fab, project. It’s a blast looking at the books people are making.

  48. Amanda Says:

    I have made it! My first scrapbook ever. My confessions.

  49. Fiona Says:

    Thanks for a great class Shimelle – I really enjoyed doing it.
    My cover is

  50. Heather Says:

    Thank you so much for this fab class. I really enjoyed it very much. All my pages are on my blog HERE I have been meaning to get in touch for a while as I was late finishing my Christmas Journal and wanted to thank you for the great prompts and a treasure of a project that I hope will stay around for years to come and reflect our families Christmas. I have a gallery on my blog that is home to all your classes that I completed last year. Many thanks once again. It has been quite a journey so far. Best of luck for 2007.
    Heather x

  51. PROLIX from la Normandie Says:

    Bonjour Shimelle!

    How are you?
    I’m so happy to be able to take part to one of your class!!!
    Just one little question : when is the date due to post online our creation, please?

    I go back to bookbinding school tomorrow and have some things to prepare for next week (exams things …).

    Merci beaucoup!

    It’s so great !!!

    See you soon!!!

    Audrey aka Prolix from la Normandie

  52. Rinda Says:

    Hi all,
    I finished! I really like it. You can type in the following, since I can’t seem to figure out how to put a link here:
    You can then go to my I Confess album. In addition, here’s on last attempt at a lin:[URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

  53. Jennifer Says:

    What a fun little class! Here is a link to my finished album:

  54. Flapsi Hapsi Says:

    Okay, all the pages are now up on my blog, and I’m loving these confessions!

  55. Valerie Says:

    Thanks for a great weekend my attempt is here

  56. PROLIX from la Normandie Says:

    finally succeeded to post the cover :

    merci Shimelle!!!



  57. Amy Says:

    This was so much fun! Thank-you for so generously sharing your creativity and your time.
    You made my weekend.
    I posted my completed book in my blog as requested. You can view it here:

    Thanks again-

  58. Amber Says:

    Great class Shimelle! My first mini album! w00t!

  59. Crystal Says:

    Thank you Shimelle. I haven’t scrapped in a while, so I needed this. Here is my take…
    [url=]I have to confess[/url]

  60. Paula Clark Says:

    Thankyou so much for this class. A friend has only just put me onto you and I’m hooked already :) I loved this little project and actually think I might keep adding to it (hmm that’s a worry – I have more confessions LOL). I went with a red colour scheme because red symbolises danger and making confessions can definately be a dangerous thing!!

    I’ve uploaded mine onto my blog here. Thanks again, this was heaps of fun :)

  61. Kim Says:

    Shimelle – thanks so much for this great free class! It was a great weekend project – I feel all accomplished now. Here is my little mini:
    Thanks so much!

  62. jill s Says:

    here is mine!:)

    i must confess…

    LOVED this project and i’m loving seeing what everyone else did.

  63. Heather Says:

    Thanks for such a fabby class Shimelle. Twas so much fun and so quick to do.

    Here’s my book

  64. TriciaH Says:

    Thank you for the free class—totally awesome. I’ll be checking back often for more of your class offerings!!!

    In the meantime, you can check out my 5 Confessions here:

    Thanks. TriciaH.

  65. Jill Says:

    Just found your blog through another blog. Very cool project!

  66. Sarah Tirrell-Baker Says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED LOVED LOVED this project! thanks you for your encouragement and fabulous ideas!

  67. Dianne Says:

    I finally took pictures of my mini-book and put them on my blog. My mini-book is about my husband and why I love him. I must confess…you are handsome, loyal, energetic, generous, trustworthy, and steadfast. No new purchases for this project. I used my stash. Thank you Shimelle for this experience.

  68. Scrapdolly Says:

    I loved this class Shimelle
    It was a wonderful idea which I copied almost exactly (no creativity at the moment)
    Thanks so much

    It is on my blog

  69. StarGazer Says:

    Thanks for this Shimelle – here’s the link to my take on this!

  70. marci lambert Says:


    and just wanted i needed to end my scrap-block. here’s the link to my blog:

    make art every day

  71. Samm Says:

    This was so much fun! Thank you Shimelle for the inspiration! Uploading to blogger however was not fun…I need to study it a bit better I think! Here’s my ickle link :)
    Samm x

  72. PJ Says:

    Hi Shimelle,
    I couldn’t help myself… I was way to busy this weekend to participate in this class, but I did it anyway… I posted my album on my blog
    Thanks!! It was fun!

  73. Jen Says:

    Hi Shimelle,

    Actually got mine done on Friday but just uploaded it today. :) How fun was this?!? Thanks!

  74. Paula Says:

    Thank You, Shimelle. Had great fun doing this. The pictures are now up on my blog after a few teething problems with blogger!!!

  75. Tammy Says:

    Here is my mini Shimelle. Thanks so much for the inspo!

    Thanks again :)

  76. Roni Hunt Says:

    I have my pages ready for my phots, but DH has the computer with him! So tonight when he returns I hope to print out my photos and finish up! I love the creativity of this project!
    Thanks, Shimelle! You’re the greatest!

  77. Lythan Says:

    I had such fun doing this! I only did four confessions (cos I’m a good girl I am). Come and see here
    thanks so much for this. It has given me such joy.

  78. ginny Says:

    Thanks Shimelle. really enjoyed this and managed it in two evenings.

  79. Tracie H Says:

    Thanks Shimelle for a wonderful class..xXx..I really enjoyed making my ickle journal and now my guys wanna make one too!
    Its here if you wanna take a peep.

  80. Eleni Gratsia Says:

    Shimelle have to add my thanks to the rest of the voices … I managed mine in two mornings … start to finish and I didn’t even do it at home … You can view it on my blog.


  81. Sharon Says:

    I loved this project! I completed it Friday evening at a crop with some girlfriends. I had so much fun, they decided to download it and do it too. Thank you so much!! There are pictures on my blog.


  82. Karen Says:

    YEA!!! I finished mine today and I’ll get it posted on my blog tomorrow. My blog

  83. Erin Says:

    I had so much fun doing this little album. Took me a few days to get it all together, but its finished and I love it!
    Find it here:

  84. Stephanie Says:

    Loved the project. Created it in about 2 hours!

  85. Alison Says:

    Thanks Shimelle, really enjoyed doing this. You can see my Confessions here:

  86. Jenny Says:

    Thanks for the great class Shimelle. This is the first time I’ve completed a mini book like this and I’ve loved it.
    Here is my book on

  87. Chloe Says:

    Hi Shimelle,
    Just discovered your blog and I think its fab! I plan to make my confessions book this weekend, better late than never. Already got ideas for a few confessions to include

  88. alissa Says:

    awesome class, shimelle! i can’t wait for the next one!

    here it is!

  89. PR°O°LIX Says:

    Bonjour Shimelle!

    I just put the interior page :

    Have a bonne journée!!!

    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  90. Anthea Says:

    Shimelle, that class was fab! I finally managed to get it done this week and have now posted my results on my blog! Thanks again hunny!

  91. Ros Says:


    I completed this project in one day and had sooo much fun doing it!! Can’t wait to take a peek at this year’s upcoming classes!

  92. Janelle Says:

    I did mine over the course of a couple evenings this week. It was fun! Thanks for the great class! You can see it on my blog:

  93. Kelli Says:

    Not complete yet. Had to order the pictures. But I have my quirks all set aside I ;ll share one ...I love fruit and I love yogurt but I absolutley positively would rather die of starvation before mixing the two together. I love how you are sharing your creativity with us all. Thanks a bunch

  94. michelle r Says:

    i loved this idea.
    thanks for doing a freebie round.
    too sweet.
    had a blast doing mine.

  95. Mimi Says:

    I’m not a regular blog reader, but saw a confession mini-book a friend of mine made and was inspired to make one myself. Thanks for the instructions, I enjoyed it! You can look at my blog if you’d like:

  96. Julie Ann Shahin Says:

    My book is on my blog at! Thanks.

  97. Latharia Says:

    I finished my book, and have posted my cover on my blog:

    This was tremendous fun!! Thanks, Shimelle!

    I’ll be posting the pages over the next few days.

  98. Kathy Welsh Says:

    This is my first book with you and it was so much fun! I’ve posted it on my blog, Thanks, Shimelle…look forward to more!

  99. Sara Berry Says:

    Had so much fun doing this. Thanks Shimelle! You can see mine here.

  100. Nadine Says:

    Thanks for sharing your enormous talent with us, Shimelle! Just reading and peaking is alot of fun :-)

  101. PROLIX from la Normandie Says:

    bonjour Shimelle!
    here is the following :

    have a good weekend!

    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  102. Patricia Says:

    Thanks Shimelle, for this great workshop, i realy loved it! See my blog for the result.

    Can’t wait for a new class from you!

    love Patricia

  103. Michaela Says:

    Yay – I actually finished a class by Shimelle lol!!

    Thanks for this Shimelle – it was so much fun, as usual! It took me a bit of time to come up with my confessions – you can see them in my gallery:


    I was determined not to buy anything for this (even though I love those glittery letters!) – oops, I did buy some stamps, but that doesn’t really count, does it?!

    Loving everyone else’s work too!

    Thanks again Shimelle!

    Michaela x

  104. kate Says:

    I have finally got round to making my confessions book it can be found here thanks or a great class

  105. kate2962 Says:

    my book can also be seen on UKScrappers here

  106. Vee Says:

    thank you Shimelle, totally had a ball with making my album
    some pics are up on my blog

  107. Levi Says:

    ALRIGHT! You talked me into it!

  108. Pearl Says:

    Shimelle, thank you so much for the class ! It was fun to have a go !

    smiles, Pearl

  109. Retro Girl Says:

    Thank you so much for the class, instructions and inspiration!!!

    I’m a very new reader – and am loving your site! It’s totally fab!

    Also am fairly new to scrapping so I am thankful to find your site and all the great inspiration from you and your readers!

  110. Andrea Says:

    Thank you very much for this cool class – I really enjoyed working according to the ideas & inspiration you provided! I just finished my little “Book of Confessions” and it’s online here:

    Love – Andrea

  111. Judith Lahaye Says:

    I really love this project! Although the confessions are not about me hihi! You can check it out at my blog

  112. Barb Says:

    Cannot believe I forgot to post a link to my fabulous little creation.

  113. Jennie Says:

    My pages are all on my blog jennies-jottings
    Thanks so much for the class – going to use this idea again as I had such fun with it.

  114. Alison Says:

    I can’t even believe how much fun this was!
    here’s mine: mini


  115. Laura Says:

    This was fab, fab fun! Thanks Shimelle.
    My contribution can be found on my blog:

  116. Nina Says:

    Finally got round to uploading it! Thanks for a great class – this is the first of this type I’ve done and I loved it. Here’s mine.

  117. Rebecca Geach Says:

    Thanks so much for such a great challenge… my album is here:

  118. gigi Says:

    here’s mine:” so fun!!! thanks for the challenge – gi

  119. Michelle Dort Says:

    I almost didn’t do this but I made myself finish. Hope you like it :)

  120. billie w Says:

    Hi Shimelle,
    Not sure you would ever remember us. We came to Joplin to take your class. The 3 in the front row with NO pictures. BUT we had a ball and SOOO enjoyed meeting YOU!!!
    Carol and I were talking and I did your Confess album. It was sooo much fun. I intend on adding to it.. well,,, as I feel the need to CONFESS more..
    thanks so very much for the really awesome idea

  121. bob Says:

    SmVqaw hi great site thx