Friday, 28 June 2013

My Project Life Process P.2.

Hi Guys! I thought I would share Part 2 of my PL process with you today. (In other words, my photos arrived today and I couldn't wait to get them scrapped.)
First of all, I trim all my photos and place them where I want them to go before filling in my journalling. Then I can start thinking about embellishment!

I like to keep things really simple: I don't have much money to spend on embellishments so I tend to use a bit of washi, some die cuts and maybe a brad or two, which you can see in the following photos.
Just as a quick reminder, I'm working on a few different weeks at the same time, which is why all the colour schemes don't match! Haha.

I tend to spend the most money on journalling cards, because when they have as much detail as the ones below, you don't need to add much embellishment!

Here's one of the finished weeks (you've seen the left page in a previous post). I know the colours don't totally match, but it doesn't bother me too much. I love how it looks and I love that parts of my every day life are captured, such as sunbathing whilst reading my kindle, embracing my curly natural hair and being excited at receiving scrapbooking goodies in the post.

Hope you're having a lovely day, link me to your PL posts!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

My Project Life Process P.1

I am absolutely LOVING Project Life. The only annoying thing is that I have to order my prints online, so I have a bit of a funny process. I thought I might share it with you!
Obviously first of all, I choose, edit and order my photos. Whilst I'm waiting for them to arrive, I start planning my pages. (Just want to quickly say, I'm currently working on two different weeks, hence the drastically different colour schemes!)

First of all, I pick my page protectors. Like most people, Design A is my favourite. I don't have a project Life core kit because though I think they're beautiful, I think I would soon get bored of all my cards being similar/the same. Instead, I have a look through my rapidly growing collection of 3x4 and 6x4 cards, and start choosing a colour scheme.

Keeping my photos in mind, I start placing the cards where I'd like them to go. I'm not massively fussy about keeping the photos in chronological order, I just think about where they'll look best.

After that, with a pencil I jot down on the cards which photo is going to go where. Doing this in pencil means that not only can I rub out the words before I adhere the photos, but also it allows me to change my mind if I want to.

I'm so excited for my photos to arrive now so that I can adhere them and start embellishing! I'll be sure to share part 2 of my process, and the final product!

Have a lovely day,

PS: I'm linking up at The Mom Creative, go and have a looksie!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I've started Project Life (spread #1!)

It seems a bit odd to start Project Life halfway through the year, but the beauty of this project is that it really can be anything you want it to be, and it fits in well with a busy lifestyle. If you don't know what PL is or you want to know more, I did a post about it HERE. 

I'm planning on doing PL as and when I feel like it, and I'm not going to be really strict about sticking to the normal week by week format. I'm also going to carry on making traditional layouts, and I'll just slot those straight in the same album. 

Without further ado, here's my first PL spread!


I used a random assortment of journalling cards from Echo Park and Simple Stories in this spread, bit obsessed with the A Perfect Summer collection! 

If you have any questions let me know, and sorry about the awful photos, my camera is broken!

I'm linking up at The Mom Creative, go and check it out!