Archive | September 2013

“A Fresh Start”

Hi Girls,

Just letting you know I am moving my blog to http://www.ourdailylifecaptured.wordpress.com

It’s not the end, its like a new beginning in my scraping journey πŸ™‚

I have loved this blog and keeping you up to date with things, but I feel I need a fresh start with my Project Life. I am still using WordPress so not much is changing, just a new look and feel πŸ™‚ I hope you will hop on over and have a peek and leave me some love πŸ™‚ Β  It has been wonderful here and will continue over there πŸ™‚

I want to focus on my PL scrapping with the spare time I have.

It is a work in progress, so bear with me while I get it up and running πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ K xx

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Project Life – Week 1

After getting a bit of homework done yesterday, I decided I needed a break and got out some bits and pieces and created my first layout of my new way to scrapbook πŸ™‚

It didn’t take me long to print my photos, gather some papers and embellies and get it done. I also then used the main photo to start the story, and use as my album title page. As not a lot happened last week, and I was only thinking about doing this, I scraped my new scrap space πŸ™‚

PL 1The title page I alsoΒ  used for Amy’s Sept challenge over @ Home and Scrapped πŸ™‚Β  I printed some 3×4 photos on the pocket page so I could do some journaling πŸ™‚

I misted the background, layered some washi tape, masked a doily from Heidi Swapp, added a few butterflies and my title πŸ™‚ I think by creating a layout too if I can I can still do the odd challenge and get messy! I showed JJ last night and he loved the new way and said “it is great to see what we did over the week, other than just the ‘celebrations’ etc!”

I am using my printer to print the smaller 3×4 photos but as I have heaps of other photos I want to scrap this way I have found a 3×4 punch from a lovely shop on FB πŸ™‚ Will make it that much quicker for me πŸ™‚

I am still on ‘L’ plates but as I go I think I will improve πŸ™‚ I am very determined to do this πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“Taking Another Look @ Project Life!”

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The last time I attempted this last year, I was trying to do Project 365 (a photo a day) as well and I got lost and disgruntled with not being able to keep up 😦 Since then I have gone back to scraping layouts which is my first love, but with so much study atm and work, fitting my ‘therapy’ in is getting harder and harder.

So, I have taken another look @ Project Life, and how I can succeed this time around and continue. I found a couple of great groups on Facebook I have joined who are very encouraging and helpful and I have been doing a bit of research on Google to get some ideas as well πŸ™‚

This is a great place to start if you are like me http://sweetrosestudio.com/project-life-for-beginners

For lots of info about this way of scrap booking visit the founder http://www.beckyhiggins.com/

I love taking photos and I either use my Iphone which I have with me all the time and my Nikon camera πŸ™‚ I have the Project 365 app on my phone and I can take notes as I go so I have info when I go to do my pages πŸ™‚

I realize now, I don’t have to scrap every photo that I take but make a story of each week of our life!! I am going to use the 4×6 Pocket Pages from Kaszazz to start with and do one layout a week of the main photo, if time permits! This way I can use up more of my stash and be creative πŸ™‚ The other photos I will print with my Selphy and journal, adding a bit of embellishment. The idea is to get it done quick πŸ™‚

This is how I attempted it last time doing it in layout from if you are interested https://myscrapnaddiction.wordpress.com/?s=project+life

Also Pinterest is great inspiration – http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=project%20life

I am hoping to continue doing this in the long-term, I just need to grasp it and go with it πŸ™‚ I know it is an odd time to start but like they say, “start when it is right for you” πŸ™‚ Once I get going and get the hang of it I may go back and do some previous months of this yr also πŸ™‚ I am starting with the first week of September 1/9 so I can get the hang of it πŸ™‚

You can buy the kit which is already to go, but I am using my stash and doing my own thing πŸ™‚ I just Googled it and you get heaps ofΒ  information and layout ideas πŸ™‚

9fc11eb6695bc4d26511b928e814cc36This is a page from http://pinterest.com/scrapwithchris/project-life-inspiration/ board.Β  Just to give you an idea of how it works! You can do as much or as little as you want πŸ™‚Β  I think for me, getting some photos into an album, without too much stress is the way to go! I would rather get this done weekly than nothing at all πŸ™‚

I hope maybe I have inspired you to give it a go too πŸ™‚

“Why Do I……”

Exactly, why do I, what is wrong with me?Β  lol!!Β  I know I am nuts, but as I kept hitting my chair on my bed in my room, I got a bit fed up, swore and moved out!!!Β  I know I know……..Β I am never happy no matter what I do to have an appropriated scrap space just for me……

I have been a bit unwell this week and maybe I was just fed up, when I got the bug to put my scrap room back into the lounge πŸ™‚ After a lot of plotting and planning I finally decided to go down the lounge window again and make the most of that space. I decided to leave my big corner table in my room, as I did not want to move it, plus I can use it to study in there with my computer πŸ™‚

I think I am happy with it now but who knows…….

001I used my smaller table with my Colcraft storage on it with all my inks, paints, Dylusions, pens, markers etc and my smaller table next to it so I can play there with paints and things or use my Big Shot. In the drawer of the white desk I have my long Tim Holtz dies and others that wont go into DVD cases, plus emboss folders πŸ™‚ Next I have all my stamps and dies in the DVD cases then my washi tape holder with my 6×6 pp’s and some punches in the wire basket πŸ™‚

002This gives you a better look at my storage and I have some shelving on the end of the desk too πŸ™‚ I have a bargain wire basket on the top for smaller punches.

004This is the opposite side of the room where I have always had this big book-case which holds albums, magazines, my boxes of embellishments, chipboard, flowers etc.Β  The other small book-case I use for paints, scrap papers, extra bits and pieces, sewing bits and bobs, punches etc. On top is my other Colcraft Storage with card stock, thickers, my Basic Grey chipboard small masks and stencils and in the drawers are also embellies πŸ™‚

I hope you like my little tour and maybe you picked up a couple of ideas for your space πŸ™‚

TFL Kerri x πŸ™‚