Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Say Hello to Fred" Scrapbooking start to finish video.

First scrapbooking video!

Here is my very first scrapbooking start to finish video! I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to hear any comments you may have.


Something New...

Well hello again!

I have seriously neglected my little blog, not that I ever gave it the love it deserved ;)

I just wanted to share that I have started posting scrapbooking start to finish videos. I have three live so far, and will try and post them all here as they go live. I love watching others scrapbooking videos, and decided it was time to give it a go myself. 

Thanks for checking in!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scrapbook Generation iNSD Challenge #5

Challenge 5 at Scrapbook Generation for iNSD was to use a sketch they provided to make a layout.

Please excuse the no-photos in this layout - we no longer have a photo processing place here that I am happy with anymore so I have to order my prints online, and I don't tend to keep a pile of to-scrapbook prints. I have photos picked for this layout, they are of my 3 year old and her Dad on our water slide earlier in the year. And to be honest, even if they had been printed I wouldn't be able to show them as I promised my partner that I wouldn't put them on the internet! I will be putting 3 6x4 vertical prints in the large white space, and the 6x4 block on the left with me for the journaling.

Also, I apologise for the bad photo of the layout, our weather has turned pretty bad today and the light isn't very good for this. The colours in the close-up image are more true-to-life than the full pages.

Scrapbook Generation iNSD Challenges 2&4

Two posts in the same week? No you're not seeing things :) I've just been trying to do as many iNSD challenges as I can!

This one was for Scrapbook Generations list of challenges. Challenge 2 was to use Project Life type materials on a traditional page. I have used PL cards from the Baby for Her kit for the journaling cards, and I also cut the frame the title is on and the other two yellow half ones from the cards from the same collection.

Challenge 4 was all about journaling. I asked my 3 and a half year old daughter some questions and recorded her answers to those. 

One thing I'm proud of with this layout - I didn't use a stitch of patterned paper!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mercy Tiara's Scrapbooking Challenge

Just wanted to share my layout for Mercy Tiara's Challenge over on YouTube. If you haven't checked out her scrapbooking process vids, you really should! I'm rather addicted to them!

There were 3 topics to choose from, and I chose how I started scrapbooking. The journaling is in pencil at the moment as I couldn't find a pen with a small enough tip for the teeny lines I was writing on. I'll get that written in pen asap.

I've also used a sketch from a Scrapbook Generation sketch book and replaced the photo spot with my journaling.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Project Life 2011 in Numbers & 2012 Goals

My first year of Project Life is completed and under my belt so to speak. I am very very proud of myself for completing a whole year of this project! (and its not at all often that I am proud of myself...)

At the start of 2011 I wrote some goals for my PL album - I can't find this list and I can only remember one of these goals, which I think was the most important one: 

At least one photo of myself per month.

Surprisingly enough, I completed this, well nearly. I thought I had taken one photo a month but after checking and rechecking I have no photos of myself for July. Whoops. But its ok, in the end there are 45 photos of myself in my 2011 album! An average of 3.5 per month! I say I completely kicked this goals behind! Considering I hardly ever get in front of the camera 45 is amazing!

Today I decided I needed to write some goals for my 2012 PL album. I already know that I am going to be  approaching this as a monthly project instead of a weekly one but I wanted something more. So I went through my 2011 album to see what was missing, what I took photos of the most etc. Here's the run down:

Hannah: 535 photos
Shaun: 64 photos
Hannah's DOLLY: 51 photos
Myself: 45 photos.

SERIOUSLY!?! There are more photos of my two year olds dolly than of myself? That seems rather ridiculous, but still funny.

I decided if I blog my PL2012 goals I wont be able to lose them and I'm more accountable so here goes.

Project 2012 Goals
  • At least two double page spreads per month.
  • At least one photo of myself per month.
  • Three photos of Shaun and I (minus Hannah) for the year.
  • Get Shaun to do at least one journaling card per month.
  • More photos without people; ie our house and surroundings etc.

I really think these are achievable for 2012. And honestly, if I only achieve 2 of the 5 I will still be happy :)