Saturday, 25 October 2014

PROJECT LIFE | July 2013 overview pages (part 2)

I hope you have had a lovely Saturday so far. 

I've been catching up on housework as I've had a terribly sore neck and shoulder since Thursday. Who would have thought sleeping could be such a dangerous activity!? I must have slept on it weird and aggravated something. But I'm back washing and vacuuming like nobody's business lol. 

Today, I'm sharing part 2 of my July 2013 overview pages. You can see part 1 here, and the July event pages here, and here

Here is the last of my July 2013 overview pages. 

The LHS: 

Supplies: Dear Lizzy paper (Polka Dot Creative), Stamp (Kellie Stamps),
Digital Card (Paislee Press), Jillibean Soup alphas (The Stamp Spot).

And the RHS:

Supplies: Dear Lizzy paper (Polka Dot Creative), RAD Stamp Set (Kellie Stamps)

I showed these pages to my husband and he said he really loves that I have recorded these little things that the boys say. I have to admit I do too.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the RAD stamp set from Kellie Stamps is my favourite right now. The font used for "LOVE THIS" is really really cool. 

The  other thing I like to use are quote cards! This one is from Kate Knapp's "A little bird told me" affirmation cards. This is one of my favourite sets from her.

So that's my July 2013 compete for the family album. I will still do a page each for the boys' albums with a few photos i haven't used in these pages here but that won't take too long. And now onto June 2013. I'm working backwards which is a bit odd but I'm sticking to it.

I haven't started 2014 yet. I'm not sure how I feel about that just yet, so I'm just going to keep plodding along with last year's for now.

Thanks again for dropping in xx 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

PROJECT LIFE | July 2013 overview pages (part 1)

I'm sharing another spread from July 2013 today. I have one more double page spread to finish the month. 

It has been tricky finding time to sit down and do my Project Life over the past month. There is always something that needs attending to, so I have been sneaking in little bits here and there. Rarely would I have a block of time to craft unless it is very late at night, by which time I am well and truly knackered. 

Isaac and my birthdays are only 4 days apart, with mine on the 18th and his on the 22nd of July. This means July always has lots of photos! 

In my pocket page albums, I dedicate pages or spreads to events (ie. birthdays, family outings, day trips) and then a few double spreads as a monthly overview.

This spread is the first lot of my July 2013 overview pages. 

The LHS: 

Stamp from Kellie Stamps

And the RHS:

All stamps from Kellie Stamps. Jillibean Soup alphas from The Stamp Spot.


You may notice I have included a few quotes from the boys on the LHS page. 

I have no strict process for recording what they say because they say the funniest things at the most inconvenient times! ie. when I don't pen & paper or my phone handy.

But generally I will write on whatever i can get my hands on the quickest, or if I have my phone, I will type straight into Evernote.  

When it comes time to scrap my monthly overview photos, I will go back into Evernote and grab the quotes for the relevant month and format in Photoshop ready for printing.

RAD stamp set from Kellie Stamps and Jillibean Soup alphas from The Stamp Spot.

I have already printed the photos for the last spread for July 2013 so I am almost there! Hopefully it will be ready to share soon.

Thanks again for dropping in xx 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

PROJECT LIFE | King Island (part 2)

Can you believe one week of the school holidays is nearly over?

The boys have enjoyed hanging out with neighbourhood friends playing basketball and spreading ALL their lego on the lounge room floor. There has been movies watched and games played. We have completed some errands and organised house repairs and maintenance. AND I have done a few days of work from home. All in all, a very full week!

Last week I shared the first part of my King Island spread here. Today, I am sharing the second part of this spread. 

The LHS: 

Stamps from Kellie Stamps. The RAD stamp set is coming soon!

And the RHS:

Stamps from Kellie Stamps.

And a few close ups:

Stamps from Kellie Stamps. The RAD stamp set is coming soon!

My aim was to finish July 2013 by the end of this week. Giving myself until Sunday. I can do this! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

PROJECT LIFE | King Island (part 1)

School holidays starts...NOW!

I am grateful that I am able to work from home over the September break.

A few weeks ago I started on selecting and editing photos from an afternoon at King Island. It sounds rather tropical because it's an "island" but really, it wasn't that exotic. That's not to say it wasn't an awesome afternoon with my three boys.

Starting with over 100 photos, I managed to cut it down to 23. There was little hope of fitting it all into 2 pages as originally planned. We were only there for 4 hours! 

Memory keeping lesson I learnt from this spread:
I don't need to obsess about the journalling. I need only journal if there is something I want to say, or if a story needs to be told. There's no need to journal just for the sake of filling up a journalling card. 

Today I'm sharing the first two pages:

The LHS is very photo heavy but I remind myself that my focus is to get photos into albums. Here's a close up:

And the RHS:

Supplies: Goals stamp set from Kellie Stamps, Freebie "Adventure" card from Kelsey, Especially.

I like creating simple filler cards with stamps, and I'm a bit crazy for inspirational words words and quotes. I used two of the stamps from Kellie Stamps' Goals set here:

Photo from 

Thank you for having a look at my pages. I'll be back next week to share the rest!

In the meantime, enjoy your weekend! xx