What a Scrappy Life


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Project Life - January 2012

I'm really loving the fact that document your year or Project Life (PL) has taken off in the scrapping industry, well obviously it's not new, but it seems more and more scrappers are taken part and uploading great pages and inspirations.

I think one of the big things this year is Becky Higgins Project Life, you can find more information, here.

I was grateful a few weeks ago that a fellow scrapper, Sally, was kind enough to send me some PL page protectors to get me starter.

But like I've mentioned in a previous post, PL is all about documenting life on a day to day, week to week basis, something I know I will never keep up so I've opted to do my documentation on a monthly basis, but using the PL format. Again, like last year I will be using my Studio Calico kits, stamps and other bits and pieces I can add.

So here are my January pages (sorry for the glare of the page protectors)

Key points

- celebrating Jon birthday
- noticing a rose blooming in my garden on 2nd Jan - amazing.
- yearly hospital check-up for James.

- Dentist check up for me and James
- James - Eye Test - resulting in him getting some glasses (he's still getting used to having these - I've managed to get a few snaps on my phone, which I will upload soon)

- new photos of me
- taking crochet lessons
- another cinema trip

- a visit to Sheena
- getting 'hooked' on crocheting.

I had decided not to do it on a weekly basis, but I did do four sides - one for each week, so there goes my plan already - lol. So I think the best thing for me to do, is just go with the flow and see what I produce each month.

The other thing about PL is that the format uses 'filler' and journalling cards, which is great if you haven't got any extra photos, so the other day I had a spare hour and made these, using my washi tape as decoration.

Done these on 6x4 card, so I can either add journalling or a photo.

I also received these from Two Peas in the post, 3 new sets from My Minds Eye (MME) and a fab one by Ali Edwards. love em.

love these ticket stamps - will be great for PL and my scrapbook pages.

love the hexagon design

and the set from Ali Edwards - love the sayings on these stamps, again great for PL and my pages.

Then I had a trip to Paperchase and came away with these,

More washi tape - love them

a mini tray - found this is the Valentine Section, not sure what I'll use if for, but it looks nice on my desk - lol.

And some butterfly and heart paper clips - well who can resist these.

Thanks for getting to the end, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and sorry for such a long post.

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Helsbells said...

Love your pages - lots of things that would normally have passed b y unrecorded.

Nice purchases! I've got the heart washi tape in red and used it loads at Christmas.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my SC blog post :)

Jennie Hart said...

This is wonderful Jackie, I really love how you have done it.

I now have washi tape envy and I have just been ordering some of those stamp sets on a uk site :) Great for PL I should think.

I am also envious that you have found someone to teach you crotchet...I have been trying to find someone, I would love to be able to make my own flowers :)

Rachael Elliott said...

Love all your little pages Jackie! I really must have a go at something like that.
Loving all your purchases! There have been some gorgeous new ranges just released haven't there.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, you are so sweet xx
Are you going to Sarah's retreat in March?
Take care