Monday, 16 December 2013

Sparkle & Jingle #2

As I was saying the other day, I love to make a mini book over christmas, but I love to capture more detail so I have kickstarted project life again. Over the past few months I haven't had time to notice much detail of our lives and I have missed it, so I planned on restarting project life december first.

So here are the first pages.

 Just some patterned paper to divide december from the rest of the year.
 Some descriptions of how December started for me and what was going on the first week. Craft Fair mainly.
 Then a full 6x12 insert with a description of the craft fair day and how nice it was with the family. 
 On the reverse of the insert is one of the christmas cards I made for this year during Sue's fab Beat The Christmas Rush challenge. I am pretty sure she is repeating it this coming year and I will certainly be joining in.
 The second week with some bits and pieces about Ali coming home with a positive sticker on him. His teacher and I are working hard to communicate about what is going on with him when I can't often be at the school.
 The wish list for Ali and a review of the Primary School Christmas Musical.
 This one hasn't been scrapped yet as the print isn't very good, I will order one when Christmas is over and replace and then scrap it.
 A few more hat photos.
 My take on the UKS weekly challenge. I loved the sketch.
My take on the previous week's UKS challenge, set by Sue too.

I am really enjoying working on it again and it is a definite skill to remember to record stuff, and set aside time to record it. I will get practicing again through January as the albums are something I really treasure.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Sparkle & Jingle #1

I have missed blogland whilst I have been busy with the new store. I am going to jump back in and see how it goes. Thank you for still reading.

I am following along with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas. I am not actively doing the prompts but using them as a guide to get me thinking and mainly recording the day to day.

I am also using it as the starting point for a Project Life boost. I have only scrapped the 'big' events for a few months and none of the detail that I really love. So, lots of journaling for PL and I am also making a mini book (just because I love them) with a quick pic and sentence.

I'll show you the mini book first. The kit is made up of Alison Kreft's It's Christmas collection, Studio Calico's Magical, Pink Paislee Luxe Collection.



Day 1. My lovely Christmas Jumper *sigh*.

Day 2. Craft Fair Frenzy.

Day 3. The boys were under there all that time. Doesn't Ali look charmed by the experience.

Day 4. New mobile contract time.

Day 5. A view of my neighbourhood that I have taken once a month this year.

Day 6. I had a stall at a craft fair. DIS-AHSTER DAH-LING. Enjoyable though =)

Day 7. Spent hours sorting out the new iPhone including speaking to America for a while.

Day 8. A lovely day just crafting, I put the kit together and got it organised and spent all day working on it.

Day 9. Homemade Cookies and Hot Choc. Like being bludgeoned by a sugar bag. I didn't hear any pleas for pudding after that lot.

Day 10. We went to see Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire. As soon as the boys saw the camera they slunk down their chairs, as if the camera couldn't see them.

Day 11. Ali's Christmas Show: Primary School Christmas Musical. A spoof.

Day 12. Up to date now with some snaps of Louis in front of the tree from our annual "Mum makes us sit in front of the tree for ages to get some mediocre shots that look nothing like the ones on Pinterest"

Phew. Well done if you are still here. And you still have some bandwidth.
I'll show you the Project Life part tomorrow. Consider yourself warned.