project life week 1...

 Hello again :) I am trying to stay on track with my 2016 album and am happy to have completed the first week of January. I wanted these pages to flow from the cover page I shared in my last post, and have kept the colours and products similar to what I used in the start of my album. 

I am keeping the format very similar to previous years, and although I am still using lots of embellies I don't want them to overwhelm the photos so am trying to be a bit more selective of what I add.

 As I have done in previous years, I am once again creating a title card to mark the beginning of each month, however I don't think I will be using these for each new week but will see how it goes. 

 I am once again using my favourite 'Bohemian Typewriter' font, but also trying to add a few more digital elements to my photos and cards, and was inspired by a card from Kaisercraft's 'My Year My Story' collection to create a vellum overlay for a cute Dear Lizzy filler card using ''Lillybelle" font I found on Pinterest. 

I used gold foiled accents throughout both pages, adding a few pops of peach to tie in with my cover page. 

Even though this was a short week, I had plenty of pics from our fishing trip and added a CTMH flip pocket to the page to hold a few extra photos. 

I have already started week 2 and hope to see you back again soon.
 Until then, thanks for stopping by xx

project life 2016...

In an attempt to be more organised with Project Life this year, I decided to make a start on my 2016 cover page. I would normally have done this mid month so I would have time to gather up some January photos but decided to try something a bit different this year and left the photos out all together. I also decided to focus on the page as a whole instead of concentrating on each individual pocket and really like the results. 

The gold foiled vellum from the Dear Lizzy 'Documentary' collection was the perfect base for my page, although I did add some extra water colour wash to some of the white cardstock beneath the vellum to get a more even coverage of the beautiful teal colour. 

My favourite piece is the cute little chipboard house from the Crate Paper 'Wonder' collection that just happens to be the same number as our place :) and I thought that the glittered 'Our Story' chipboard from Mambi would be a perfect title for our album. 

I am using a 'Life is Beautiful' album from the Sunshine collection of Project Life and have decided to continue documenting on a weekly basis as I think it will be easier for me to work through each week individually rather than trying to take on a month's worth of photos. Wish me luck!!

january @ kraft+...

I've got more scrapping inspiration for you for the start of the month, this time sharing my very first layout as member of the  Kraft+ challenges design team :) 

Here's the challenge... 

"Not many of us like our own handwriting, 
but this month at  K+ we  want you all to embrace it! 
Putting pen to paper and writing on your work puts a bit of YOU on your creations, something that future generations will cherish (no matter how messy you think it is)"

 I have never been fond of my own hand writing and mainly use typed journaling on all of my work so this was definitely not what I would call an easy challenge for me. I knew that for it work, I wanted the page to focus less on my actual style of handwriting and more about what had been written and was happy with my decision to break up the journaling into black and white blocks and alternate between block and script lettering to go with my 'more & less' theme for the page. 

Be sure to stop by the Kraft+ blog to check out all the fantastic ways the rest of the team have used handwriting on their pages, and don't forget to get your layouts linked by the end of the month for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Thanks for stopping by xx

january @ scrap the boys...

Happy New Year!! I am starting the year with my final post as part of the Scrap The Boys design team. It's been a great year filled with lots of awesome challenges and I am finishing off my term with my take on our January mood board.

The mood board wasn't an easy one for me as I discovered that I didn't really own many purple products despite really liking the colour. I did have a perfect photo though and used this as my starting point for the page, combining bits and pieces from my stash with all the colours from the board. 

I recoloured a pinkish tag with a lilac pencil to match the photo and because my supplies were limited, I decided to use layered strips of various patterned papers from my scrap drawer. I added a few small tags to the layers and even created my own paper for the star pattern using a stencil and purple ink.  

 I used a large Crate Paper polaroid frame to bring more attention to the photo and added a few pops of gold to give the page some shine. 

If you'd like to play along, then be sure to link your layouts onto the blog by the end of the month to go in the running to win this month's prizes.
Thanks for stopping by xx

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