Project Life :: Week 51


I had this idea to use tags as a main element on my page this week, and although the title card didn't go exactly as planned, I love how it turned out. Apart from that, I kept it all really simple so I can actually just get this year finished up and on the shelf!


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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Explore


Using tiny word or phrase stickers for your journalling can be a really fun exercise. Sometimes you do have to slightly alter what you are trying to say so it makes sense, but they can also be like prompts or jumping off points for your journalling. I love how this page looks like a little mini layout within the page!


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Project Life :: Week 50


Even when I try to have a lovely, quiet, neutral colour scheme, I can't help throwing some yellow in there as well! I love that the January Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit has both bold and neutral elements so I can pick and choose how I'm feeling that particular week.


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Project Life :: Week 49


Now we are finally getting a bit of a summer, I love adding even more pops of bright, bold colours into my spreads. I just love that blue in the Citrus Twist January Pocket Life kit and I really wanted a bold title so I used some Pinkfresh alphas to spell out my title – in yellow, of course! 


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Project Life :: Week 48


The race is on to get my Project Life finished before the end of the year and I guess it really was too much to ask to get through to the end of the year without another fairly major mistake! Luckily this one was pretty easy to remedy and now you can hardly even see that I (once again) cut a title with the wrong week number! 

I'm keeping everything really simple so I can actually get through the last five weeks, minimal embellishments, basic colour schemes and enlargements are going to feature heavily. The January Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit really helped pull this one together.


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Project Life :: Week 47


I don't always "love" the kits I have to work with, but when I started trying to create with the December Studio Calico Documenter kit, I knew I was in real trouble. I barely liked anything in it. So I pulled out a bunch of stuff from my stash that I do love and used that to help create a page I love!


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December (not quite) daily :: The next few pages


I had quite the December Daily session in the weekend, I love sitting down with my Christmas music on or my favourite Christmas movie playing in the background and playing with all things festive! I started by adding a filler page with the lyrics to the song thats been playing on a loop in my head!


It hasn't all been Christmas cheer around here, as suspected, December has turned into quite the emotional roller-coaster, which has on occasion turned my into a little bit of a grinch (gasp, I know). Luckily I had the perfect acrylic piece from Colorcast Designs for one such occasion.


Luckily there was plenty of shopping to be done and nothing cheers me up quite like buying lovely things for my favourite people. This spread is super simple: I used another one of those fab cards from Push Print Studio, typed my journalling directly onto my photo in Photoshop and added a stamp from Kellie Stamps. I added a bit of a shopping list to the other side so I can remember who got what.


My present wrapping session also got a page by simply wrapping a 4x6 card in the exact same way that I did all my presents!


Of course, ELF was on repeat while I was doing that wrapping so it got a page as well. I wasn't SUPER happy with this one, the colours are definitely not my usual thing but it still has glitter and my favourite holiday stamp and thats all that matters.


Lastly I had a quick visit from my dad for our annual Christmas dinner out, so despite the fact that I always forget to take many photos, I managed to cobble together a page about that too.

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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Magic


I wanted to create a page that celebrated the magic of the season, about having hope and staying positive. It really helps when everything you use is so pretty and colourful. The floral ephemera pieces were too beautiful to only use one, and those tiny phrases stickers – how they are always so perfect for the occasion, I'll never know.


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Feed Your Craft :: Manifesto


The Next Chapter kit, from Brandi Kincaid and Feed Your Craft, couldn't have come at a better time. I'm already looking forward to new opportunities and a new attitude in 2017, so I put together this page to start my new album off with a bang.


December (not quite) Daily :: A few more


Around here, Christmas equals Summer. And Summer equals roses. They're like nature's pretty gift to my soul. So I had to add a page in the album about them. My two new favourite techniques: printing on vellum, and adding embellishments on top of the protectors. Hope the glue holds!


I used one of my pre-stamped cards and then created a little tag pocket for my journalling. Still can't believe I managed to cut that packaging so completely centred! I got really lucky that the cheap pad of paper I picked up at a dollar store had that completely perfect cinnamon pattern. Yum.


Speaking of yum, Christmas Candy. No shortage of it around here. These cards from Push Print Studio worked perfectly with the stamp from Kellie Stamps and a whole lot of sequins. They're the candy of paper craft, you know?


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Project Life :: Week 46


Pink, gold and splatter for the win this week! My photos were very light and pretty so I kept the theme going with all the girly, pretty things I could add. I also added a lot of stitching with my machine, I love the texture it adds.


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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Us Two


This spread really does say it all. This little dog melts my heart each and every day. I kept the page super simple, so all the focus is on that photo!


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December (not quite) Daily :: More Pages


I finally put up my tree! So, of course, I would need a whole double page spread in my December (not quite) Daily album about it! I altered a card from the Decor8 mini kit, stamps my favourite stamp and added some typed journalling. Done. So simple.


I also wanted to make a little pocket I can slip in the few, but favourite, cards I get this year. Can't go past a candy cane stripe, plus those little wood veneer trees!


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Project Life :: Week 44


My photos were quite dark this week so I lightened things up with a lot of stitching, a lot of teal and a lot of alpha stamping. The plus side of dark photos is that white ink (I love Brilliance Moonlight White) shows up SO well. And this new alpha from Citrus Twist Kits is perfect for Project Life. Love.


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