Thursday, 15 September 2016

Week 27... Part 2!

Thanks for joining me on the second instalment of our week in Queenstown, which just happens to be week 27 in my Project Life album!  If you didn't see the first instalment, you can catch that post here.

I guess I could have recorded our holiday as a traveller's notebook, but I kind of like keeping our holiday adventures as part of our album documenting our daily lives.

This is right in the middle of the week's inserts and I love all of the layers that are created by the smaller inserts in contrast to the larger inserts and full 6x8 pages.

Here are the middle 3x6 and 4x6 inserts by themselves.  To create the sweet little 3x3 filler card I've cut down one of the PL cards from the Citrus Twist Kits July Pocket Life kit, added a strip of torn patterned paper and a little puffy sticker.

And yet another insert, this time 2 4x6 protectors.  I took so many photos on our walk of the Routeburn Track so I was quite happy to let the photos mostly speak for themselves and have a little journalling here and there.

And finally the last page for the week!  

A great tip if you need to fit alphas into a tight space is to place them slightly off vertical centre.  That way you can often fit them closer together, see how the "T" overlaps the other letters either side of it?

And that wraps up our epic week in New Zealand.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Week 27.. Part 1!

It turns out that week 27 was a jam-packed week for us (aka our week long holiday in Queenstown, NZ).

So much so that I may have ended up with five.. (yes Five!) insert pages in my weekly spread.  And so here is part one of week 27.

This spread is using the July Pocket Life, Pattern Paper and Embellishment kits from Citrus Twist Kits.

I edited up a simple photo of a river with deciduous trees overhead and added a scripty quote overlay for one of my filler cards.

I've also used a couple of memorabilia pieces on this page, I cut the name of an awesome burger joint out of their menu and added it over a photo of a burger I bought from there.

I also pulled apart a serviette from a cookie shop so that it was one ply thick, tore around the edge of their logo, adhered it to a PL card and hand stitched with some embroidery thread.  I then added a little extra detail and a stamp, and ended up with a perfectly customised filler card!

Onto the second insert page  and I've trimmed a piece of cardstock to size and hole punched it rather than using a plastic insert.

The icy, frosty ground in the shadows around Queenstown totally intrigued me!  We definitely don't have anything like that here in sunny Queensland!


I pulled out my Epiphany Crafts round shape tool to create a home made flair from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Snip-Its pack.

Love how it turned out!

On the reverse side I created a little mini-layout.  This page is actually about 7.5" x 5".

And finally the last little insert (well in this instalment anyway) are these little 3 x 3 pockets.  

The heart card is another piece from the Snip-Its pack and I've used some metallic gold embroidery thread to stitch the design that was already printed on the card.  Cute right!?

Stay tuned for the second instalment of week 27, coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Documenting July!

So the weeks are flying by and finally I'm documenting the first week of July!  That means two things:

1.  I've cracked open my July Citrus Twist Kits (hurrah!); and 
2.  This is my first spread in my beautiful new Studio Calico six ring 6x8 binder (double hurrah!!)

This spread covers the first two days of our time in Queenstown, New Zealand, and some much needed relaxing!

I've used my favourite soft colour palette and created my own super quick and super simple filler card to complement the rest of the page.

How adorable are the wood veneer sequins in the July Pocket Life kit!?  

This is my super easy filler card - an epoxy phrase sticker and a piece of ephemera.

We had a yummy lunch at a kitsch little cafe just outside the centre of town, and I grabbed one of their business cards. I've flipped it to the reverse side, stitched it to some patterned paper cut to 3x4 and added a couple of little details.  So cute!

A little bit of gold thread for good measure, and the week's done!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Oh Hi There! A Project Life Share

Hi there friends!  I know, I know, it's been quite a few months since I posted on my blog.  

With being back at full time work since around this time last year I really haven't done much in the way of traditional scrapbooking layouts, but in 2016 I feel like I've really found my happy place between the time that I have to scrapbook and the memories I want to record.

I'm Project Lifing, using a 6x8 Simple Stories album which is perfect for the number of photos I take each week and it also doesn't take forever to complete a layout.

I'm also continuing with my Citrus Twist Kits subscription this year.  Trina does an amazing job of putting the kits together, and I love that I have a beautiful variety of coordinated products delivered to my door each month.

I've kept up to date with every week this year, but this is as far back as I felt I could go to start sharing hehe.  This is late March, using the March Pocket Life kit and the March Add on kit.  So much Maggie Holmes and gold goodness!!

I put together this 3x4 card by using some plain white cardstock and running it through my Cuttlebug machine with an embossing folder, and then layering a few of the ephemera pieces and some gold thread.

This was a really simple card to put together as well, I love to use the string that ties the kits together on my spreads.

Oh my, did my work colleagues love these Easter chocolate cupcakes as a treat!  I popped one in a vintage tea cup to take a quick photo of.    I added a 6x4 insert sleeve to include it this week.

The gold glitter thickers placed over the photo makes it look a little bit fancy don't you think?

This is the reverse of the insert.  I added a punched tab to the insert for some added shape and interest.

I had tried to fit this little doe in somewhere for a few weeks, but she just didn't seem to fit.. until this card.  I love that her eyes seem to rest on that sweet quote.

And that wraps up the week!

If you've still had my blog on your reading list from way back, thank you so much for your patience! It feels so good to blog again.  I'm not planning on putting a lot of pressure on myself to keep up with blogging, but if I can I will!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!