Monday, 12 March 2012

*Project Life - January continued*


I am back again, as promised, with the rest of my January PL pages :)

We took the dogs for a nice long walk up some hills and enjoyed the scenery around us :) Some journalling about a trip up to the local secondary school (I teach P7!), some goodies arriving that are perfect for PL and tea at my Grannys! The bottom slots show my Studio Calico kit arriving (love it) and the label that came with my big white sack, hehe!

Another different sized page showing details of the girls dodgeball tournament, jazzed up a bit with some embellishements!

Here is what is behind the letter page - I used these small calender pockets by Smash to hold any bits and bobs I wasn't able to include in the pages e.g. receipts, note cards. I love how it adds another different size to the album too :)

On the back of the small calendar pocket I added a photo of my Granny and Mackie, one of our dogs! In the background you can see the AC paper I put on the back of the dodgeball letter just to jazz it up a bit.

Some photos and a bit of journalling about buying our wedding rings - love that this album will hold all these little details which some day can be read by our children or granchildren! Some funky stamps that I received on a package and a little bit about our Burn's supper to celebrate Burn's Day on the 25th!

Here is my last divided page for January - a bit of journalling about my wedding shoes (no pics as scared someone might peek...) and journalling about wedding invites and samples! At the bottom you can see pictures of my class when we went to visit the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. We had been studying this as a topic and travelled 2 and a half hours to get there. Worth is though as the kids loved it!

And last but not least, my calendar page!

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

*Project Life - some January pages*

Well hello has certainly been a while since I was last on here! I think it's fair to say that i'm not too great at this bloggin malarkey!

I'm here now though and I bring you the first half of my January Project Life pages :) I have totally jumped on the PL bandwagon this year and so far I am loving it!
Last year I created a Doc 2011 album which consisted of 1 calendar page, 1 layout page and 2 divide page protector pages (split into 4x6 slots) and I loved the end product. I had to move it into 2 albums as 1 album couldn't fit it all.
This year I decided that I wanted to create a yearly album(s) again, especially as I get married this July and lots has been happening with this. After lots of reading on the Studio Calico blog and other places, I decided PL was for me and I went for it!

I decided that it would be too much work for me to create a 2 page spread for each week - I just don't have the time to do that every week. Instead I have gone for doing it monthly and have as many pages/inserts as needed!

So here are the first half of my January pages (there's a few so be warned!):

So this is the first pages of my album! I have started to create the front cover page but it's not completely finished yet. The first page shows bits and pieces from the first few days in the new year - I included some things from our Hogmanay e.g our table sign and an advertisement for the evening. The little photo shows the weather outside on the 1st January and hoping that this is not a sign for the rest of the year, lol!
On the right had side, you can see a divider page - I have made one of these for each of the months and love how it adds a different dimension and size to the album!

Here is a close up of the back of the divider page. We went to see Snow Patrol in Aberdeen and this is a photo of the set list they played. I printed this photo out as a 12x6 photo and love it!

This photo shows the rest of that right hand page that was hidden underneath the divider page. I included our tickets from our flight home from Ireland, also a little bit about Christmas gifts we received from my folks when we got home to Scotland. The last few slots show decorations being put away but also a lovely new laptop we bought ourselves for Christmas :)

Over the page shows some details of our wedding prep - mainly the kilts :) Also a picture of a display the kids in my class made at school and then a few daily life things such as the dreaded dentist...

Here I switched things up by adding in a 12x6 divider page - this shows our Snow Patrol tickets and some photos from the gig. The photos aren't of a great quality as we were so far away but I stuck them in anyway.

And here we have  the back side of the Snow Patrol divider page! Again a ticket, photo and then a bit of journalling about it - that was the 7th time I had been to see them!

And here we have the page that is underneath the Snow Patrol divider. I want to try to include bits of news in my PL album as well as the normal every day happenings - here I journalled about the Italian cruise ship disaster. A few photos at the bottom to show new boots (yay) and reading on my Kindle. I am still undecided as to whether I prefer that or a book?!

So that's the first half of the pages - I think if I was to add anymore, this post would be massive! I shall try to get back and post the rest of January soon :)

Kirsty x