Sharing the every day – a rambling introduction to my Project Life

I’ve decided to utilise this blog, it has been sleeping for a while.

I still take several photos a day, sometimes photos of the every day life we live, sometimes with a scrapbook page in mind, sometimes to practise my photography skills. Some of it makes it in my Projcet Life album, some doesn’t, and that’s OK. I’m going with the flow.

I started Project Life in 2012, thinking I might keep it up, I might not. And I was OK with whatever happened. It turns out I LOVE the concept, and even if I’m normally about 8-10 weeks behind in putting it all together I still keep going. Because the end result is for my family, and they have loved it from the first time they saw what I was doing.

When I started PL, I found it hard not to embellish the pages just like I would embellish a scrapbook page. But I have found a concept that works for ME. Sometimes I have loads of decorations, sometimes not. And that’s OK. I don’t stress about how it looks, if it matches or if I’m using the latest and greatest product. I’m having fun, and most important of all – I’m recording our lives. And I’m getting myself in the picture from time to time too!!

I’m still scrapbooking. Maybe not as much, but I’ve realised my scrapbooking is actually more for me – for my creative outlet. Project Life is where the stories are told, the stories about our every day life, the big and the small.

I never really thought about sharing my pages, but I decided “why not”. I won’t mix it with my scrapbooking projects, I’ll have a space where it can be viewed (or not) separately. So I shook life in this old blog. Why not indeed!

One thing I will say – considering this really is a photo blog – it’s HARD photographing plastic pockets and get a good result – so apologies in advance for that!!!

So. If you are in to Project Life or you are wodering what it’s all about – welcome to follow me. I will upload my pages as time permits. Enjoy!!

Cover page 2015

Oh my. I am SO behind. I’m done up til May. But have photos in pockets up til July. So it’s all good. Right?

Had to make my cover for 2015, to push myself out of the zone of failure. So here it is, what do you think? Keeping it even simpler for 2015 I think!

(Still obsessed with gold as you can see – I’ ve even gone from my white PL album to a GOLD one!)

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“This is Our Week” Day 3 & 4

I’ve recently shared these pages on the Crazy Monday Kits blog, and thought I’d share it here – as I haven’t updated with my PL pages lately!

Here is a run down of what I did for my “This Is Our Week” album:

  • For my album I am using a Studio Calico “Handbook” album that has been collecting dust for a while in my scrap studio.
  • I have of course used the “This Is Our Week” kit from the shop. I’ve also used some old and new shop & kit items, plus Becky Higgins cards from my stash.
  • I took photos with my Instax, and with my iPhone. The iPhone photos were edited in the “PicTapGo” app.
  • The 3×4 photos were made as collages in Becky Higgins Project Life App before I printed them.
  • I printed my iPhone photos on my Selphy.
  • I also dusted off my typewriter and used that for my journaling, and my sewing machine has also got a bit of a workout!
  • I found that the pockets for my album didn’t really hold photos and cards, so I used my Tim Holtz mini stapler to fasten them. Does it bother me? Nope. It’s more important that people can look through the album without things falling out!

OK – here we go:

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“This Is Our Week” day 1 & 2

I’ve recently shared these pages on the Crazy Monday Kits blog, and thought I’d share it here – as I haven’t updated with my PL pages lately!

Here is a run down of what I did for my “This Is Our Week” album:

  • For my album I am using a Studio Calico “Handbook” album that has been collecting dust for a while in my scrap studio.
  • I have of course used the “This Is Our Week” kit from the shop. I’ve also used some old and new shop & kit items, plus Becky Higgins cards from my stash.
  • I took photos with my Instax, and with my iPhone. The iPhone photos were edited in the “PicTapGo” app.
  • The 3×4 photos were made as collages in Becky Higgins Project Life App before I printed them.
  • I printed my iPhone photos on my Selphy.
  • I also dusted off my typewriter and used that for my journaling, and my sewing machine has also got a bit of a workout!
  • I found that the pockets for my album didn’t really hold photos and cards, so I used my Tim Holtz mini stapler to fasten them. Does it bother me? Nope. It’s more important that people can look through the album without things falling out!

OK – here we go:

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Another mini album

It was my mum’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, and because she only sees my kids every 2 or 3 years in the flesh, I made her another mini album with our everyday photos from the second half of last year. Again I have used a mini album from Becky Higgins. I have mainly used cards from her kits as well, and decorated very little. The album doesn’t really allow for a lot of bulky embellies, and to be honest – these albums are about the photos and the journaling. Just as Becky Higgins intended it to be I think 🙂 Here it is – and it was very well received!

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