Monday, June 17, 2013

Project Life Week 23

How can we be up to Week 23 already?!? These weeks are just flying by, a lot of the time with nothing of real interest happening for me to remember to take photos of. This week, however, we did travel down to Melbourne to visit family so managed to get enough snaps to fill just one side of a page protector. My 2013 album is a mixture of double page spreads and single pages, depending on how busy the week was, how many photos were taken and how many stories there were to tell. I am quite fine with this, I am getting it "done" while it is still fresh and the stories are recorded.

The challenge for this Project Life reveal at Stuck On U Sketches is to include some twine on your layout - once again, not so simple for me when I don't like including bulk in my PL album. It is quite easy to overcome, though, I just included a digital element of a twine bow on the corner of my photo collage and it is done!

I also included a couple of 3x4 filler cards this week, one from the PL kit available at Polly Scrap that I included a backing paper and the word "Melbourne" with some Lily Bee alpha stickers.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Sketchabilities reveal

Very excited to be back on the Sketchabilities team again, you may have noticed I love to create from sketches and Karan's sketches at Sketchabilities are fabulous.

Here is my example for Sketch #

And here is the original sketch, which you can see I have stayed fairly true to. Now the painted circles are not usually my style, but I just love the way they turned out on this layout and must remember to use them more! The "Details" stamp that I used to start my journalling is from a set by Give A Girl A....

Head on over to the Sketchabilities blog to see all the gorgeous Design Team reveals and to link up your own entry to have a chance to win a fabulous prize from Want 2 Scrap.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Project Life Week 18

Welcome to Week 18! Yes, I know we are a bit "out of order" but this reveal had to wait a little due to it being the first Project Life challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. The challenge is to include a button on your Project Life spread - which sounds easy enough but actually was quite a challenge for this simple little Project Lifer who doesn't like any bulk on her pages! So a digital button it was for me...

So first up the left hand side, and my traditional "Week in Review" typed summary in the top left corner. I am using a lot of templates by Cathy Zielske in my 2013 Project Life, as well as others by Ali Edwards and Tracey Larsen. I find these great to add text and more photos to a spread. I am using the Becky Higgins Seafoam edition designed by Elise Cripe which I love, love, love! Although they are a bit difficult to see, I have also done some stamping on this layout by my all time favourite stamp designer Kellie Winnell at Give A  Girl A....

And onto the right hand side where you will find my sneaky little button hidden. I also used a template by the gorgeous Petra Corcoran to include my pic and journalling.

Thank you so much for popping by, if you are interested you can see all my 2013 Project Life posts here. I hope to see lots of lovely Project Life style layouts linked up over at Stuck On U Sketches.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Some traditional scrapping

So whilst I love the Project Life style of scrapping, there is always enough time (and photos, and product!) left for some traditional 12x12 layouts as well. I managed a few of the challenges during the Scrapbook Savvy Cybercrop last weekend and this is what I came up with:

The first one was a blind scrap which I love - although if I had a chance to do it again I would "splatter" more to the left of the photo, and actually flip the whole layout so the photo is looking into the page rather than out. But I still love it - and didn't have to think about any of it!

Next up is a quote challenge, so I just went with the prompt of the background paper and the quote "Love you to the stars and back" for this layout of Kiara.

A nice and simple sketch challenge:

And finally a colour challenge: