Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Week 31.....has got to be done.

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Another double page spread this week and I switched brands to use the WRMK Memo range.
So, how did I go with my embellishment count this week: word title stickers, wood veneer, paper flowers, thickers, SU border stickers, Echo Park stickers, flair, Studio Calico die cuts: Total of 19.
Here's the left hand side (although taking photos out of pocket ive got them in the wrong order)
 
 and the right....
 
and here is the double spread.



What I have noticed is a lack of photos of my older son and hubby....need to work on that too!
Thanks for visiting,
Amanda

Don't get dirty....its just Week 30

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Time for week 30 and I used the BH Honey kit - so bright and great graphics.
Continuing my goal to use up my embellishments here's what I managed to use this week: AC thickers, Echo Park alpha stickers, MME enamel dots, title word stickers, snap stickers, SU border stickers, some flairs and die cuts from Studio Calico, some Kaiser paper flowers, some wood veneer, Amy Tangerine stickers, and some Basic Grey alpha stickers.  Total items added: about 31.
Left hand side:
 
 Right hand side:
And here is the spread together:

Thanks for visiting,
Amanda

Week 29 is here!

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Week 29 and it was back to a one page week - even if we did have another birthday in there and I used the BH Jade kit for this week.

As well as my new "rule" about only doing as many pages as the week needs I am also trying to use at least 10 embellishments of one sort or another on each page.  Yes, I have a stash of pretty things that I love to look at, take out and consider often but just don't use.  This has to stop!
So, for Week 29 I used: AC thickers, rhinestone candles,  Freckled Fawn wood veneers, Studio Calico wood veneers, MME enamel dots, and some title words from a brand that is not on the sticker sheets. Total embellishments: 23 if each thicker is one item.



Thanks for visiting,
Amanda

Don't be late....its time for Week 28

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Week 28 has really proved that some weeks require a lot of photos.  It was our younger son's birthday so there are photos from the day itself and his party.  Doesn't look like we did much this week except celebrate.
I used an older Stampin Up birthday range of papers for these pages - with lots of embellishments.
Page 1 is Samuel's actual birthday...
...and later in the day
Followed by his party photos...
and more...

And that is how a week turns easily into 4 pages!
Thanks for visiting,
Amanda

Week 27 - A new approach

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
So, here we are starting the second half of the year.  And with that it's time to re-evaluate a number of things. For me, this included looking back at the first half of the year's album and identifying what I liked and didn't like - not just the photos and the way the pages had been put together, but also the process.
The outcome is that in the second half of the year I will NOT make myself do a double spread just to have the pages even in my album.  I will do one page, or two pages or more, as the week requires.
The only rule is that there will be one page per week at least.
And with that......week 27 was pretty quiet on the photo front.  Lots of other things happening at work taking up too much family time and that's what happens.
So here is my page for the week....
With all the new BH kits out, I bought 1/4s of several kits so, unlike the first half of the year which was predominantly Seafoam, this second half will see me use different kits as the week requires.

Thanks for visiting.
Amanda

Week 26 - Album 1 complete

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Wow, can you believe we are half way through the year already.  I'm a little surprised that I have kept up (mostly) with my Project Life - I'm normally someone who can work on a big project for a short period of time like a madwoman, but falter on the longer term goals.

So here is my Week 26 layout....although I do have to admit that I haven't finished my Week in Review card yet.

It also marks the end of my commitment to the BH Midnight kit on a regular basis, so rather than pick one focused colour from the kit, I used a bit of everything.  I have quite a few part kits just itching to be used so looking foraward to starting Week 27 and a new album as well.

So here is my week.....The left hand side - sick, movies and poor night vision shot!
 Followed by the standard right hand side..
and here they are together...
Thanks for visiting,
Amanda

Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop



Hi, and welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop.  When I put my hand up to take part in this I thought it would be easy....lots of Christmas photos to scrap still but, as with most things, time got away from me.  And the creative time needed for a traditional scrap page just wasn't there. I'd already scrapped last year's Christmas photos in PL style so what to do......?

Well, I hadn't put any Xmas photos into each of my sons albums for last year (their PL style albums for last year are still a WIP) so I decided I would do my elder son's pages.  I thought I would get it all in 2 pages....WRONG!  I decided that rather than big photos in all pockets I would print them smaller to make more of the Xmas paper behind them and allow a bit of embellishments. But I could't decide which photos wouldnt make the cut....AND i wanted to do these all at once to ensure consistent approach.

I used an old Kaisercraft range called Belle for all the backing and most of the embellishments, a couple of flairs, some journalling cards from Pebbles (not Xmas ones, but colours were good) and a punch art elf.

Here is what I came up with....the first page is a Right hand side page...

And then came....

......followed by.....

....and the last page looks like this.......

Of course, now Mr 6 is asking where his Xmas pages are from last year!  Guess that will have to go on the To Do list.

Hope you've enjoyed having a look at these pages and would love for you to leave a comment.

Here is a list of all the participants in today's Blog Hop......go on to the next person or go back to the start......Merry Christmas in July!





Thanks,
Amanda