I just love these photos! They definitely needed more room in my album so I used the MORE OF THIS set from Kellie Stamps (released today) to create some 4x6 cards with my Silhouette for a 6x12 Project Life insert. That poor cat, she really does put up with a lot of crap from Lily.
So close to being finished, only one week to go! This week was so simple to put together using the Everyday Edition and the Tin Man add-on. Love that add-on. This week included Christmas but since my December Daily covered most of that, this spread got to be super simple. Photos, stamps and anything metallic!
I love the blue and red/pink colour scheme this week! I tried to only use papers and embellishments in those colours and luckily the confetti pocket from the week before worked in perfectly. I had a bit of a disaster typing onto the doily but luckily it worked perfectly the second time.
Week 49, nearly there! The photo of the cherries was so overwhelmingly red, it needed a lot of red over the layout to keep it balanced. This week was a bit short on photos but had a few stories so, rather unlike me, there are a couple of actual journalling cards. I used the puffy stickers to tie the journalling to the correct photo. Add a confetti pocket for filler and I'm done!
So what have I learned through this whole experiment? Patience is the key to succulent propagation.
This is what I have after 3 months. And to be honest, I had nothing for the first two. I had almost given up when one day I noticed the tiniest, most microscopic little bump on one of the leaves. Too small to even photograph. So I continued to wait, and this is what I have today. All different sizes, all different stages.
I'm going to have to continue to be patient but I'm pretty sure in the next month I'll have these planted into some pots and then I'll have to wait and see again!
This year I am continuing on in my 12x12 style, despite a strong urge to go 9x12. I picked up a fab gold We R Memory Keepers album and I have about a billion page protectors already.
This year I am hoping for a cleaner, more simple style and to try to get a bit more intentional about the photos I take and the photos I use. My Project Life project are primarily for me and I like them to be a visual reminder rather than a journal so I'll be sticking with my minimal journalling style. I'll continue using Citrus Twist Kits, Kellie Stamps digital stamps and the occasional Studio Calico kit. Plus I'm hoping I can use up a bit more of my ever increasing stash!
Because I am trying to get my 2015 album up to date and finished, I'm finding the best way is to really simplify. Simple cards, simple titles and simple embellishing. All made pretty easy with coordinated kits. This page uses the Pocket Life and Embellishment kits from Citrus Twist Kits. I also used a freebie from Give a Girl a Blog with some rose gold foil to create a pretty filler card for a day that was way too sucky for a photo.
As a way of being a bit more intentional with my Project Life album this year, I'm being more selective about what photos I take and what actually makes the cut for each spread.
One way I'm doing that is by using these pocket page planning sheets when I select and print my photos. Because I use a multitude of different styles of pages, I created a grid so I can easily draw in some solid lines and create a bit of a sketch as I'm printing. This is especially helpful if I'm not going to actually start working on it straight away (which is always!).
If you fancy taking a similar approach, you can download my planning page to print yourself. A4 is available here and letter-sized is available here.
Last week we had a troublesome tree removed from our backyard. What a difference it makes! And now I don't have to worry about it blowing over every time we have a storm! We also have a pretty enormous stack of firewood for the next couple of years. Bonus!
It suddenly occurred to me that I was starting to really like yellow. This might not seem like a page-worthy realisation, except that I've never been fond of yellow. I might even go so far as to say it was one of my least favourite colours. But now I find myself being draw to its happy, sunshiny hue so I decided to make a page documenting it using the January Pocket Life, Embellishment and Sprinkles kits from Citrus Twist Kits. Maybe this means I'm growing up? Never!
This week uses the January "Verona" Pocket Life Kit only. I love using pops of colour from my photos and coordinating the colours in the cards to match. It ends up being a really simple way to keep the page looking coordinated.
I've managed to get this project wrapped up and on the shelf! I finished up the last few days simply with mostly photos, a few filler cards with basic titles and a tiny bit of journalling. But it's done. Love this project and I love this time of year. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
My photos were fairly neutral for this week so I picked out the two pops of colour (teal and pink) and played them up in the cards and embellishments. Man, I had some trouble with my stamped backgrounds this week but I hung in there and finished up with another week in the books.
Here is the process video of how this layout came together...
This week ended up so bright and colourful, based on the deer card I had received in the mail and all the purple in my photos. I made a few little mistakes along the way but I'm pleased with the end result. And my motto at the moment is "get it done" so although there are a couple of little things I'm not 100% happy with, I am happy to call it finished.