Monday, 30 January 2017

Project life: Week One

Since deciding to do my project life album this year digitally through the app I am already feeling much better about keeping up with it, it is so super fast. The only downside to using the app is that you can't embellish! But I think that it will work out ok because I will be able to use up my stash and crafty stuff in different ways in my scrapbooking and travellers notebooks
 I love that I can do it any where any time on my phone. I feel like this is going to make it a project that is so doable to complete!
I am yet to complete my 2016 album, I think I abandoned it somewhere between July and September but I was creating an album that had a combination of project life and scrap pages and I continued to scrap longer than that, I think. I guess that I need to go back and complete what ever I haven't done!
I have decided that I am going to get my project life printed in book form this year, I'm not sure weather it is better to get it printed at the halfway mark or weather to just wait till the end to get it printed, Im not exactly sure how many pages will fit in a book!?
Have you started your project life for 2017 or are you still completing last years. If you are starting or have started this years, do you have a plan?

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Kellie Stamps and my Travellers Notebook

This year I have decided to create in a travellers notebook and make it all about me and the things I love so that I can use all the fun products (girly stuff) that I love. And this month I was a guest for Kellie Stamps and I had so much fun with these Summer stamps!
I ended up using three on this page in my travellers notebook. I'm really loving how the white one turned out on the beautiful blue sky, I just used some moonlight white brilliance, these stamps always seem to work well when I use them on top of photos.
I believe that these stamps are already sold out but Kellie does have a digital set of these and I could totally see them being use on top of photos that way, they would be awesome!
I also stamped this summer one on a bamboo sticker that I got from Kmart with some StazOn, I will be doing that again because I really like how it turned out!
She also has some other summerish stamps as well at the moment- Love your body  great for getting fit in the summer time and awesome for planners and a really fun set called Beer which would be great if you are a beer lover or live with one!

One Little Word 2017

Hey there! Im like a month behind with this blog thing but thats ok I'm going to catch up! 
So Hello 2017!
My One Little Word for 2017 is Flow!
If you have never heard about One Little Word you can find out about it here!
I had had another word that was calling my name but then I was listening to this podcast and I was taking down one of the trees and this word just hit me. Instantly it felt so good.
Every time I think of it, it makes me take a breath, it instantly calms me and it just feels right.
Even just looking at this photo I feel calmer and less stressed.
So I've ditched the word that was striving and pushing for things to happen and have decided to just go with the flow and be in my flow this year.

Christmas Challenge #50: Party Favour Boxes

I am finishing up my Christmas Challenge with this final #50 post. My original goal was to make 100 things this Christmas and I definitely achieved that! Although I didn't share everything here on my blog I am happy enough that I made it to fifty posts!
Realistically I made three advent calendars and many ornaments, cards and gifts. I ended up making a lot of ornaments that I didn't get to share here, making them so close to giving them was tricky and also made a pile of ornaments that my mum bought off of me and gave to her friends, they went before I had a chance to photograph them but I wasn't going to say no to a little extra money ;) 
I ended up making these little gift boxes with my silhouette and then adding a little stamp from Ali Edwards, a star, a flower and some sequins which I added a few little choccies to. I also had a bunch of these Maggie Beer sparkling Chardonnay which I added a few things to  the top to make it a little more special.

Christmas Challenge#49: Advent Calendar

Our Third Advent Calendar was such a fun treat to have over Advent. I loved taking a carob bear out everyday and some tea and sitting down to enjoy it was the best. The calendar was hangging on our bedroom door which gave a fun jingly sound everytime the door was opened and closed because I had quite a few bells on the bags. 
I simply tied some tinsel to the door and then used fun pegs to attach each bag to the tinsel, this worked really well, none of them fell of!
Many nights we had our advent treat whilst putting together a Christmas Puzzle which was the best!
So I will leave you this time with a few close ups :)

Christmas Challenge #48: Snow Globes

These snow globes were a super last minute gift that we made for my mum a couple of days before Christmas. My boys had a ball making them!
I picked up the snow globes at spotlight for just a few dollars and they worked out perfectly. I love that these don't have any water in them so they are super dooper easy to make. 
We just took photos of the boys, printed them out, cut around them, laminated them and then hot glued them to the base of the globe. The boys made trees to go in the background then they filled the globe with a bunch of glitter and  stars.
I ended up making another one that had both the boys in one snow globe that I am going to keep. They were definitely well received and my mum hasn't put them away yet!