Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Project Life - Week 2

So my New Year's resolution of keeping up with my Project Life is not quite happening...I'm only a week behind, but still.  I have to go back to work in a month.  If I can't keep up now, how the heck am I going to keep up while working full time!? Sigh.  C'est la vie!

As I was working on my week 2 layout today, I came to the realization that I need to start organizing my PL photos in folders by week.  When I had my PC the date the pictures were taken was always part of the little file tag.  Now that I'm on a Mac, that date isn't there...not even in the metadata.  And this momma brain has a hard time remembering things these days, so separate folders it is!

Here's what I put together for week 2:

This layout incorporates some more freebies, more digi washi <3, and some American Crafts Dear Lizzy and 5th & Frolic elements from acdigitals.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Project Life

I've decided to join in the Project Life fun!  I've been contemplating it for awhile now and decided that 2013 would be my year.  I have a really good camera and some great glass to go with it, so what better way to make sure it gets used then to start Project Life!  Since I already have tons of scrapbooking supplies (I may be close to being on an episode of Hoarders...ha ha) and I didn't want to take away from my regular scrapbooking, I decided to go digital.  I bought the Project Life Clementine edition digital kit and templates from Jessica Sprague.com and I also found tons of free printables to use on my pages while searching on Pinterest.  But enough rambling, here is my 2013 title page and my week 1 layout:

I never knew how much fun digi scrapping could be, but I love it!  It's just plain fun.  And I'm in love with digi washi tape...it's just as cool as the real stuff.

Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

December Daily

I finally finished my December Daily album!!  Well, ok, almost finished.  But I'm really really close and I decided I should just go ahead and bind it together and post pics, so it's not summer when I actually get it fully completed.  I just have 3 days to finish, so shouldn't take too long...just need to get some pics printed. So, the rest of this post will be very picture heavy with shots of all my pages.

For my DD, I ordered the amazing October Afternoon Very Merry mini album for my 2012 album.  Now if I were to be completely honest I would say that I also ordered the entire collection of Simple Stories Handmade Holiday for my DD album, but decided not to use it for this one.  I'll save it for this year's!  :)

I changed up the OA mini album a bit since  I wanted to make my album 8x8 -  so I could scrap more pictures and bind it with my Cinch (that has been collecting a very nice layer of dust).  The bases of my pages are AC white cardstock covered with OA paper.  I used a few pieces of other OA lines and added a few extra embellies of my own and lots of washi tape (I just can't get enough of it...real or digi). Here it is:

A few important things to note when using the Cinch:  Make sure the guide is fully pushed in or pulled out before punching and make sure your paper is in the right way.  I learned these things the hard way...oops!  Oh well, nothing a little washi can't fix!  The Cinch really does live up to it's name though.  It is FABulous!  Seriously.  I can see many more books in my future.

As always, thanks for popping in to check out my little crafty blog.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Happy New Year!

My first post of 2013 is a catch up of some things I finished last year.  With the hubs being on vacay from work for a couple of weeks over Christmas, I was able to catch up on my mid week mojos from Scrapbooksteals...Crafternoon nap time just isn't long enough most days! :)   I now only have a couple of random sketches left and I've completed every sketch they've put out since the very first one!  Yay!  Here are the 8 layouts I finished (please excuse the crappy picture quality...I was too lazy to bring out my dslr...but that will change this year!):

Now, to finish my December Daily album!  I'm over halfway done and hope to be finished by this weekend.  I'm also doing Project Life this year!  Digital version, so stay tuned for those layouts to be posted soon too.  It's all part of my scrappy New Year's resolution:  Keep up with scrapbooking/crafting/sewing, document more of our family's memories and use my dslr more often...I use it lots, but I'd like to use it a lot more since it was a big investment for it and the glass I have for it.

Thanks for stopping by!