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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Getting started with Project Life

This time last year I was in California, but this year  instead I am in snowy Suffolk.  I hate the blooming stuff, it causes nothing but trouble.  Me and the man had a trip planned to America again for February, but due to a number of reason this has been postponed to July and we are planning to be away for my Birthday and the 4th July weekend.  The plus side of the delay is more time to save, and more time to continue on my weight loss journey.  We are hoping to get away in February too, just looks like it will have to be in the UK somewhere as need to be close to home.

The plus side of the weather is being stuck indoors and having crafting time. I have jumped on the Project Life bandwagon, as created by Becky Higgins, and so far I am loving it.  For the last two years I have completed the Document 2011/2012 project as started by Shimelle, but decided to change it up for this year.  One of my lovely Instagram crafting buddies was giving up scrapbooking and was selling her stuff off, very sad as she created beautiful pages, but good for me as I picked up a Project Life Album with some protector in, to get me started.  I must admit 2 weeks later I found a box of 100 Becky Higgins page protectors I forgot I had!, I brought this a year ago!

I have been pinning lots of pages on Pintrest and looking at all the loveliness on Instagram and decided this weekend was the weekend to get caught up.  It also was well planned as my Studio Calico box turned up on Friday and I have subscribed to there Project Life kit too.

So here are my pages so far.

Introduction Pages

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Resolution/Goals Page – Featuring my One Little Word (Ali Edwards) for this year, which is CLEAR.

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Week 1 – Getting back in to routines and learning new skills.

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Week 2 – Lots of details about starting Slimming World

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Week 3- This week I took a lot of photos due to the snow, so did a double page spread.

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I must say I love this for capturing the everyday photos, I am sure I will do a few 12x12 pages to go in this album too, but most of my 12x12 pages will be for my travel scrapbooks.  I am not going to post all these pages on my blog, as I know they are not as interesting to look at as 12x12 LO’s.  I do think I will be using PL supplies in my LO’s though and my typewriter recovered from my mum is going to feature a lot as  I love journaling this way.

I am nearing completion of my Barcelona Albums, only another 20 pages to go and some journaling to do.  Then it is starting on the mammoth task of the America Trip albums and the Paris/Disney album from 2012 too.

I probably should get myself scrapping rather than blogging!!

Thanks for looking.


Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year- Changing it up.

Happy New Year Everyone – bit late on the bandwagon I know!

I have seen lots of posts which are reviews of the year and favourite projects etc.  I looked back at doing this and realised how much my style has changed in one year. I thought I would do a quick post about that.


January 2012.


March 2012.


May 2012

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August 2012

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December 2012

As you can see I have embraced the whitespace on my LO’s.  I have also used stamps a lot more on my LO’s,  I think this is mainly to do with my monthly subscription to Studio Calico which has definitely changed the way I scrap.  I also think the fact that I use online galleries as my inspiration too is a key, I can not remember the last time I brought a magazine.

I am going to be jumping on the Project Life(PL) bandwagon to document my daily photography I am then going to use 12x12 LO’s mainly for my travel albums as well as some divider pages.  I am sure I will still put some 12x12 LO’s in my yearly album, and have a few to finish off from last year, but it will not be my focus for the day to day stuff.

Of course I am still going to keep up with the SC monthly kit and have signed up for the PL one too.  It will be interesting to see if I keep PL up and how my style develops further.  I am sure I will get better at updating this blog and would love for you to come back and see what I am up to.

Happy Crafting and Thanks for Looking