Project Life :: Icecream Time


This is the first layout I've made for my non-weekly Project Life album. It is sort of a hybrid between traditional scrapbooking and Project life. Creating more event/theme based layouts with pocket pages. Especially for things that don't get enough space in my weekly spreads.

You can see more details about this spread here or watch the process video below...



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Details Minibook :: Foundation

I finally found some time to put together the foundation pages for my Details minibook for this amazing class. And apart from watching all the videos and putting together these pages, I haven't gone much further!

But I can't wait to start putting together some pages using the prompts from class and watching this little beauty grow.

I'm hoping to continue this little mini for a few months over winter to try to celebrate the beautiful little details of this most dreaded season that I tend to overlook in my longing for sunshine and summer. I promise next time there will be less empty pages!


Project Life :: Week 10


I'm still a few weeks behind on Project Life but I'm not stressing too much and just enjoying the process of catching up.

This week I incorporated some found papers, some letter-pressed cards and a whole lot of hand stitching. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 10 process video...



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Pinboard :: Brights

Happy Easter! Hope you have a lovely, chocolatey filled day.

Credits :: clockwise from top left
quote; poster; bathroom; panna cotta; nails.

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Loving Letterpress

I've been having so much fun playing along with Geralyn Sy's class at Big Picture Classes. I actually took the class the first time it was offered at Studio Calico but it was nice to spend a Sunday afternoon taking a little refresher.

I tried to keep all my cards in a similar colour scheme to last month's Studio Calico kit (which only just arrived) so I'll be able to mix and match all month. So much letterpress fun!

Letter it March

One project I took on during March (and failed quite miserably too) was the #Letteritmarch challenge by JennyMaiedae. Hand lettering is one of those things I love to do but rarely ever find the time for. SO I was totally on board for one handlettered phrase per day for the month.

Unfortunately, March took a few fairly sucky twists and in the end something had to give. But I'm really pleased with the few that I did manage to finish.

Project Life :: Week 9


I'm a few weeks behind on Project Life now so I am doing my best to get caught back up again.

This was a hard, sad week which included the funeral of my Grandfather and an expected hospital stay but documenting the hard stuff is just part of the process, I think. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 9 process video...



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Succulent Sunday


I've discovered how handy it can be to use a reflector while taking indoor photos, especially against a bright backdrop such as this window. Nothing fancy, just a simple piece of white card that I use for my Project Life spreads. But it works a treat for softening dark shadows.

Project Life :: Week 8


I'm a few weeks behind on Project Life now so I am doing my best to get caught back up again.

Keeping it simple this week and trying to use up as much of this month's kit as I can before next month's arrives. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 8 process video...



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Around here


The last couple of weeks have been filled with sad goodbyes, ambulance rides, hospital stays and a great deal of anxiety. But I finally feel like I'm coming out the other side and I'm hoping I can get caught up and back to my normal schedule shortly.

Project Life :: Three title cards in 10 minutes


Very often I get to the end of a Project Life spread and have no idea what to do with the title card. I even contemplated not having them this year. But the reality is that it is usually quick and easy to whip up a title card and I wanted to prove it. So I made three. In less than 10 minutes. And here are the results.



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Succulent Sunday


It might be the climate here, but the majority of succulents I find/grow tend to be a light aqua colour, so I get really excited when I find other coloured succulents to grow. These red/purple ones are fast becoming a favourite.

Get Messy :: Art Journal

I finally managed to sit down and do a little bit of art journalling with the Get Messy prompts for February. Love is the theme this month, which seems appropriate giving our wedding anniversary was last week! There is still time to join up if you haven't already...

(You need to ignore the spelling mistake there, that's what I'm choosing to do!)

Project Life :: Week 6


I really love the bright, happy colours in the kit this month. But I decided to stick with a more limited, neutral colour scheme with lots of black and white. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 6 process video...



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One year ago...


Still, by far, the best day of my life. Its been a hell of a year but, when you have a team like we do, you can get through anything. I can't wait to see what this next year will bring.

OLW :: How I'm keeping my word visible


One of my strategies this year is to keep my word as present and visible as possible. Impossible to forget. Small visual reminders of what my goals are this week. Here are a few of the ways I've found so far...


Project Life :: Week 5


This week I used up the last of my December kits before I start on February's. I actually had enough photos this week which has been something I've really been struggling with this year. My days are pretty similar so it becomes quite difficult finding things to take photos of. Or more to the point, it's difficult for me to remember to take photos! You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 5 process video.



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Succulent Sunday


These things just keep growing and growing. I think they have really enjoyed there new home in the sun (I mean, wouldn't we all!). I'm going to have to repot them into something bigger soon.

Project Life :: Week 4 + Video


This week I was using up the last of my Far Far Away kits before my new kit arrives tomorrow (yay!). This year I still don't seem to include much journalling, it is more of a visual diary for me and I'm okay with that. Really, no one looks at these album except for me anyway. You can see some more detailed shots here.

I also have another video of my process for this week (although I don't show all the faffing around, choosing, printing and trimming photos! Here is my Week 4 process (or you can watch it on YouTube).



I even DIYed an upgrade to my desk to make my videos a little brighter! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here.