Wednesday 8 January 2014

project life - week 6

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So another day, another layout it seems. I have really been putting my days off to good use and getting more and more up to date. I think in my 2013 album there are only about 15 weeks. I am now up to week 6 and wanting to get week 7 done today. So excited to get started on 2014. I have some great resources to use for the new album and I cant wait to share with you all!

For now, enjoy today's layout. Unlike last weeks layout, I needed to douse myself in pink and bright colours. I used the sunshine core kit majorly. I just love the bright pinks, yellows and greens! Anyway, here is an overview of Week 6.

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Complete Layout

Once again, I tried to make it less matchy matchy but still have a particular theme and colour combination. I don't know how much I like it but its still getting the memories down and thats all that matters. 2014 though, I want it to be perfect so I better get all the bugs worked out doing the rest of 2013. 

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Left Side Layout

I am really in love with the middle four panels of this layout. Any photos of my nephew make me smile and i just love the cheery yellow and grey with a dash of teal. Who said you couldn't use pink bows on boys? I think it looks just as darling with a baby boy as it would with a baby girl. Now before you all jump on the "you don't look fat" wagon, just read this before you comment. I feel fat, even now. I feel in myself I am overweight and I need to lose weight. PL is about documenting MY life and if I feel fat I am going to be honest and PL about it. I don't listen to my boyfriend when he tells me I am not fat, so no matter of positive support is going to make me think other wise. I just need to toughen up and get back to the gym and stop eating chocolate.

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Right Side Layout

Yes I know, I talk about being fat then on the same layout I PL about pizza and ice cream! I cant help it if all these emotions fall in the one week! Its not my fault I swear! That is the ups and downs of life and of course I have to document it all. These weeks (5,6 and 7) are all smaller photo weeks but I am surprised at how full my layouts still are. I have been managing to find enough visual to add to the layouts and of course my diary that I keep notes in has been helping to fill in the week in review cards. 

On this layout I really love the pink stripe card. Its just so pretty. You know how much I love pink. My favourite photo of course is the one of my beautiful Bella cat down the bottom. She was all so snuggly that day and I just loved using the big camera to capture those moments.

Anyways, thats all for now guys. Ill be back probably tonight sometime (if I don't fall asleep) with another layout. I hope at least. 
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Sunday 5 January 2014

project life - week 5

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So the holiday season is finally over and we are marching straight through January and not looking back. I cant believe we are already 5 days into the new year. Its just insane. Hope everyone had a fantastic new year and are just as ready to tackle it as much as I am. 

After working 9 days straight after Christmas Day, I have finally had a couple of days up to catch up with life and organise myself. This afternoon I was able to do a little more scrapping and work on my 2013 Project Life album. In 2014 I am starting a brand new album and everything, even though I only started PL in September of 2013. I thought it would be nice to start off everything fresh and with designing of Polly! I thought it would be great to restart the year at Week 1!

Here is an overview of my Week 5 layout for 2013:

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Complete Layout

This week I decided that I would go for a more neutral base in terms of cards. I stuck to just plain grey and white. From there I selected two colours as well as a neutral kraft and cork colour to embellish my page. For some reason I feel like I have to prove to myself that I don't need to have pink on a page for it to be beautiful. The next layout I do will probably be a pink overload with all this holding back. For now.. I am kind of enjoying the neutrals and natural colours. It blends in really well with the orange tinged photos from our night out at Sushi Train.

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Left Side Layout

I have decided that in 2014 I need to get myself some mist spray and play with splattering them on some cards. My week 5 title card definitely needed some splatter on it and some of the others could have too to make them all fit in together. That's one of my scrapping goals! This week I also decided to cut back on embellishments and stickers on photos and let them breathe a little. I still had to do a few touches to them but I tried as hard as possible to leave them alone. 

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Right Side Layout

This page is a little incomplete. I had ideas on what to do with it after I took these photos. On the bottom right card I intend to stamp the date in the white area to the left of the photo. I think that will just round out the card and make it a little more even. 

On the Sushi Date card I have used a really really old scrapbook embellishment from an old company known as Buzz and Bloom. I was on their DT before I decided to give up scrapbooking in around 2010 (not exact). They were an australian based company and at the time they were producing some pretty amazing stuff with coloured acrylic. When I was purging my stash, I knew these little chipboard tokens could be useful in PL and I am so happy I was able to use one on this layout!

How are your 2014 PL layouts coming along? I am yet to start actual layouts but I did work on a mini insert title page for my 2014 album. Cant wait to see what everyone creates in the new year!
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