What a Scrappy Life


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Project Life - December 2013

Here are my December pages,

Visiting the German Market with James;

We queued up for ages to get our photo taken with the Coca-Cola trunk; out for a meal with friends; hairdressers visit.

Spending time with my cousin, enjoying a Chinese takeaway; decorating the tree; making our Christmas cake.

Lunch and Shopping with the girls in Solihull

Phone Santa to tell him I've been good !

We had a lovely meal at ASK Italian

School concet; a visit to the Ballet;

I even did some stitching;

Watching Nelson Mandela funeral; James writing his Christmas card; 2nd visit to see The Hunger Games; getting what I thought was one new tyre - turned out I needed all 4; going to see Thriller Live.

James decorating our Christmas cake; going to the top of the Birmingham Library on my birthday.

Christmas Day, didn't take many photos of they day.

This made me laugh - James and his uncle zoned out with their iPads.

Spending some time in Derbyshire over the holidays; celebrating James 16th birthday with the family.

That completes my 2013 Project Life albums, due to adding extra pages protectors, and loads of extra photos my pages spans over 3 albums.

I now need to start on my 2014 albums but try and do a much more simple version, perhaps following the original idea of doing Project Life.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Project Life - November 2013

I've finally caught up with my 2013 album, and now need to start on my 2014 which I'm going to simplify it has much as I can.

Here are my November pages:

The changing colour of the leaves on the trees; starting to get milk delivered; NEC Craft show.

Seeing the Hunger Games - Catching Fire on my own; meal out with friends, James meeting a local DJ who open the Christmas Fayre

I wanted to included more photos of the Christmas Fayre that I had organised so came up with this idea of using a 6x4 folder card and making into a small flip -out booklet, fastening it in place with washi tape.

I had a lovely weekend away in Coventry at the Scrap Retreat, organised by Tracie Hudson (I still need to finish the classes !!!)

I added another flip-out card to include some smaller photos of the little church at the back of the hotel.

A few views around the hotel and my room.

Morag was able to do a little photo shoot with Sam, Sheena and me

I had a trip up North to spend some time with my girlies, and recharge - this was the first time in ages that I could have moved back to Preston and left Birmingham behind.  I was able to sit down and talk and get things put back into perspective and even though I was only there for the weekend it was definitively just where I needed to be.

James 1st School (yes I know it first is spelt wrong - only just noticed it when I uploaded; visiting my mum's grave; out in Manchester.

Out in Manchester

I organised a 2nd visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour to see the tour in the Snow, and the day didn't disappoint.

Love this photo of us all in the flying car.

Finding Daniel Radcliffes wand box and messing around in the shop with the sorting hat.

 I will be back shortly with my December 2013 pages.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Return to the Collection 2014 - Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted about an on-line workshop that Shimelle was running here, well I've managed to get some more of the layouts completely, I still need to add the journalling to some, something I find hard to do straight away.  Photos are all from our Harry Potter Studio Tour last year.

This one was an additional one that I put together using the same collection. and some of the basis ideas that was shared in the workshop.

In my clear out of my craft room I came across these crochet flowers that my friend Nicki made and they worked perfectly for this layout.

I've really loved this workshop and I've managed to keep on track, all the layouts are basic but they are done.

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Guest Blogger - 12 Months in View

I was asked by Bernice to do a blog post about how I used up my scraps to make date embellishments for my December Daily, the post can be found here,

Please hop over to see the full post.

Thank you.