Ah, so excited because my persnickety prints order arrived! I had some of my 3×4 and 6×4 digital cards printed up, from various designers like brittish designs/sahlin studios, digital design essentials and one little bird designs 🙂
I have seriously got to get some 6×4 photos printed. I need some photos to put in my albums! I have gone a little bit nuts with the cards, I have a bunch of simple stories cards in addition to the ones I had printed and I am awaiting my Midnight edition of Project Life to arrive which I pre-ordered months ago 🙂 I cannot wait! But what use are the cards if I have no printed photos to use them with 😉
I had some laptop issues which are now thankfully resolved & it is working again so I don’t really have much of an excuse. I’m taking 3 days off work starting with today, to catch up on some rest and sleep, as at 17 & a half weeks I appear to wake up every few hours! But in addition to that I have some serious sorting out to do around here. We need to make some room around here, and that means I need to go through my craft supplies and that my mini craft table needs to go later on this year to make room for a cot. That in itself has been a headache. There was one we wanted but even though our bed is up against the wall (that’s my side of the bed, not sure for how much longer though as I need to climb over my husband in the night to pee. I never have to get up in the night normally but I won’t be able to climb soon lol) the cot was too big for our bedroom, unless we wanted to try and squeeze between the bedside table past the cot and have a narrow passage to the wardrobe & built in cupboard! We have since decided on a winnie the pooh cot bed but need to double check the measurements, it is smaller than the other one though and in sure it will be OK. I have several albums in my cupboard for my cousins kids that I need to finish off and give to them to clear some more space! I have a heck of a lot of work to do.
I have also started on Taz’s album, and while putting it all together this morning, I realised I actually need to print some more little “filler” cards. I used Digital Design Essentials “A Dogs Life” kit. And I may have put in an order at Crafty-Charlie for some more page protectors, and to switch Taz’s album to an orange one and use this green one as either a pregnancy/baby’s first year or December Daily (I’m not sure whether if we find out baby’s sex whether I may just get a pink or blue album instead for that!)
And I have also done this for my Project Life album:
But one thing that made us chuckle, we asked Oliver what he thought his new cousin was going to be and he said a girl, and when asked if he wanted to kiss baby (in my tummy), he said “No, I will wait until it comes out!” Love him! Gareth originally thought baby was a boy but the more he thinks about it, he thinks it’s a girl. My brother has 2 boys and we found out my brother in law’s baby, due roughly 4 weeks before our baby is also a boy. I have already said I have no idea what baby is, nor would I like to guess!
I bring a peace offering for being missing in action the last couple of weeks, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me. It’s at the end of the post 🙂
This weekend (seeing as my weekends now start at lunchtime on a Friday, YIPPEE!!) I began work on my Project Life Albums and I just love the system! Going over my Florida photos made me want to get out the light up mickey mouse cubes! We will go back to America one day 🙂
And I got my belated birthday present of Sims 3 University! So may have taken a few breaks 😉
My first layout in my album, (as I’m not doing a week in review each week for my spreads, I am simply using it as a regular scrapbooking) was of my gramp.
and for the following 2 spreads I had some photos of my nephew Oli making halloween cupcakes with my mum when he was eating more of the batter than making cakes, though I was super gutted I didn’t catch shot of him with his head in the bowl! HAHA!
Then there was the snow day we had, and I went to my parents to see my family and get to play in the snow with my brother and Oliver & Elijah 🙂
In fact I love the pocket scrapbooking system so much, I got the Simple Stories SN@P binder with page protectors after seeing Kelly Purkey’s and Peppermint Granberg’s. Love them!
Of course, finally, is my mini project life: The Disney album!
I used my little photo printer as I was so excited to start filling up my albums… Unfortunately just up to a mere 40 prints and my cartridge was empty, and at £27.99 for it (OUCH!) I decided I won’t be doing that in a hurry again any time soon, no sir! I shall instead put in an online order to Asda and pick up in store after an hour!
So the part you’ve probably waited for: My Project life cards (in .jpg format only, no printable PDF I’m afraid) for you to print off & use as you please in your own projects 🙂
Download from my mediafire HERE
Clearly all the changes that had happened thus far in 2013 wasn’t enough for me, and the day before I turned 30, I went a bit loopy…
… and I had all my hair cut off!
Well most of you who know me or my story already will be fully aware that I donate my hair to charity, so little girls with cancer can have a wig from it 🙂 Though it’s a BIG difference getting used to less hair, but with everything that had been going on I figured why not cut it all off and have a fresh start?? New job, new year, new hair do… It just seemed rather fitting!
The ponytail was a few inches shorter as they needed a little bit extra there to work with to get the style I was after, so once my ponytail was cut I had a nice bob like I normally had, but I wanted a pixie do!
Gareth has been quite ill lately and in a lot of pain, so my birthday was cut short as I looked after my poorly husband who went to hospital on Monday, and that meant valentines was put on hold as well. But it wasn’t all bad… I got myself 2 Project Life’s to play with! The big 12×12 binder which I am not going to be doing weekly spreads as everyone is doing. Nope, mine is just going to be a regular scrapbook, but the ease of the system was far too wonderful to pass up! Bit gutted Seafoam Core Kit had sold out, but it’s OK… I am going to be doubly sure to get the Midnight edition when it is released. I love Paislee Press, Liz is one of my favourite digital designers! Other favourites of mine are One Little Bird, Three Paper Peonies, and Digital Design Essentials… and speaking of Project life I purchased Seafoam at ACDigitals.com and Traci Reed has a sampler over at her blog, which I adored so much I purchased her version of the templates!
I printed off a bunch of the Seafoam cards and put them in a baggie ready to quickly scrap at a moments notice…
The mini album will be our Disney holiday album which I have been working on using the collab kit “Day Planner” by Paislee Press and One Little Bird 🙂 This whole being 30 thing isn’t so bad!