Monday, December 19, 2011

Project Life Update...

If you've been to my blog before then you may have read about Becky Higgin's Project Life
I first read about Project Life at the end of last year, thought it was a great idea, ordered myself a kit and the rest is history!

For me, I saw it as a way to keep taking photo's without the stress of actually getting these photos onto pages and then into Albums. I'm already so far behind with my Scrapbooking (3 overseas trips and probably 5 years worth sitting on the computer)and I love that Project Life simplifies the way I can now Scrapbook!

I am very proud of myself that I have been able to keep up with it throughout the whole year. I decided to do my album as a Weekly theme, which I must admit was sometimes hard at times to do as obviously some weeks we had more going on that others.

I did fall a little bit behind in the middle of the year, but by keeping a journal and adding post it notes to weekly pages, it was very easy to get caught up (if you look closely at the pictures you will see the post it notes scattered throughout) I just jotted down in point format events that happened that week and so when I had printed my photos out it was easy to know where the photos had to go.

I have always been very slack at journalling, even when I did scrapbook so I do have lots of journalling to catch up on. I'm looking forward to doing this over the Christmas Holidays, so that I am all caught up by the end of the year and ready to start 2012!

Most of the photos in my Project Life album are of things to do with the shop but for me, this has been a huge part of my life this year!

By doing Project Life throughout the year, it has made me take alot more photos of our everyday life and things that we usually take for granted or wouldn't necessarily think to photograph.
I did a rough count the other day and up until last week, I had over 450 photos that are in my 2011 Project Life Album. That's over 450 Photos that would probably still be sitting on the computer, unprinted!

So, when the Project Life Kits for 2012 were announced, I had to get mine!

The only place you can order your Project Life Kits and accessories (for Australian and New Zealand customer) is Craft House in New Zealand.
They have just received their huge order and are shipping this coming week, so fingers crossed it arrives in time to go under the tree!

Not sure what happend to some of the photos, but you get the general idea.
Thanks...Jules x

Sunday, December 18, 2011

More Christmas Cards...

I have finally finished and posted all my Christmas Cards for 2011 (I still have a few cards to hand deliver to family and friends this week) but apart from that, all done!
This year I wanted to make all my Christmas cards that had hand coloured images on them, since there are so many beautiful christmas stamps available.
I ended up making over 30 cards, although this is not as many as I have made in past years but still I was impressed with myself that I managed to make that many (and all coloured with Copics)
So below are the rest of my cards that have been sent, hopefully everyone likes there Christmas Cards this year!

Thanks...Jules x

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cards 2011

I finally got around to making my Christmas Cards over the past few weeks (as usual I left it till the last minute)

These first 4 cards are from Sharon's Advanced Card Classes that she has taught in store (I was lucky enough to get to sit in on these class and make them also, so at least that was 4 done and it certainly inspired me to make the rest of them) I cheated a bit by using the base designs that Sharon taught on most of them! Thanks Sharon xx

Thanks for stopping by....Jules

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Christmas Snow Dome

Here is another little project that I have been working on over the past week.

This is not my original idea(I saw it some where on someone's blog and I apologise that I couldn't find it to put a link back to them)

I purchased the Dome (fish bowl) and the tin from the junk shop.
The tin I covered with pattern paper from Fancy Pant's Design "Saint Nick" Collection, which I am loving and using it every chance I get!

The Christmas Tree's I purchased from The Christmas Shop a few months ago and are in a pack of 21, in all different sizes (I have used the 2 middle sizes)

The lights on the tree are some that I purchased years and years ago and have never used, but now I want more and haven't seen them any where (that's what usually happens!) I made the 2 little presents and the shopping bag!

The ground is covered with white Flower Soft to give the look of snow!

I have used 2 Magnolia Stamps that I have coloured with my Copic Markers.

Once I placed the dome over the scene it looked unfinished, so I have added some white tulle and added some silver bells that I have dipped into glitter.

The berry spray was from a wreath that I purchaed and pulled apart, so I have been using this on heaps of different projects.

I am entering this into the following Challanges:
Maggie Lovers Challange
Christmas anything but a card
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Christmas Challange

Hope you like it..thanks Jules

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Merry Christmas Advent Calender

Here's a little project I have been working on over the past few week. It's kinda of a Advent Calender but not really!
I have coloured all 24 Magnolia Images with Copic Markers and no, all the Magnolia Christmas Stamps don't belong to me, some were borrowed.
The beautiful papers are from Fancy Pants Design, Saint Nick Collection which I am totally loving the colours in this collection.

I cut the numbers and Merry Christmas with my Cricut Machine and the berries were from a wreath that I purchased and then pulled apart. I added some extra vines pieces from Petaloo.

I was really happy with how this project turned out, noe aI just need to find a spot to hang it!

I have entered my project in the following challange: Christmas is Coming through Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Happy Birthday Deb...

Here is my Birthday Card that I have made for my little sister Debbie, who's birthday is on Friday.

I've used some new papers that just arrived in store at Creations in Paper from an Australian Company called La La Designs (no, not the stamps) but a invitation store!

I used a Magnolia Stamp "Tilda with Balloon" which I coloured in with my Copic Markers in softer colours to suit the papers.
I've poked a little tag in the side that pulls out and says "Just for You on your Birthday" which I used a old SU rubon that I had in my stash.

The flowers in the corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used some pale yellow ruffled ribbon from Maya Road.

Let's hope that she likes it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project Life...

At the beginning of the year I order my Project Life Kit which is designed from Becky Higgins and couldn't wait for it to arrive so I could make a start!
When I first read about these kits a few years ago, I thought they were a great concept.

I choose to have my album as a weekly update, so over the past 9 months I have been good and I have tried to keep up to date with adding photos and journaling.
Some weeks have been easier than others to update, but I must admnit there have been weeks where nothing exciting has happened in my life apart from going to work and coming home!

It has certainly made me make sure I always have my camera or iphone with me, cause you just never know when a photo opportunity my happen!

So below are a few of my weeks that I have completed in my Project Life Album 2011. I still have a few spots to fill here and there, but overall I am happy and proud of myself that I have been able to keep up with this!

The Project Life Kits for 2012 have been released and you can ready more about them at Becky's Blog.


6x6 Mini Birthday Album

I recently made this cute little 6x6 Mini Birthday Book using the Happy Day Collection Kit from Simple Stories.
These Collection Kits are great for doing these types of projects, the only extra items I used to complete this project was the Chipboard (used to make the base of my book) Ribbon and Jump Rings, everything else was already in the Simple Stories Collection Kit.

It has been ages since I have made any mini albums and I forgot how much fun and how quick they are to complete once you get a theme and roll with it!

It has been so long since I have done any serious scrapbooking and I've been looking at all my photos that I have been taking over the past few years since I got my new Digital SLR (including 3 overseas trips)and thinking I am never going to catch up!

So I was really happy when I saw these kits. Simple Stories have heaps of different themed Collection Kits, so I'm pretty sure this won't be the last one I use.

Getting back to the 6x6 Mini Birthday Book, I used over 60- 3x4" photos that I had of my niece's 2nd birthday from last year. I originally started with 10 pages in the mini album but I used the 6x4" tags that are in the kit to make extra pages which I used for photos, journaling and sub titles.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Birthday Cards..

Over the past few weeks we have been busy with friends birthdays and parties.
Here are a few cards that I have made for them!

This card was for Bec.
The stamp is from Kenny K and coloured with Copic Markers. The pattern papers are from My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad.

This card was for Dan who turned 40!
This image is a Digital from Mo Manning. Again coloured with Copic Markers and the pattern papers are from October Afternoon and Echo Park.

And finally, this card was for Alena who is our trainer from Goal Power Training!
Another Kenny K Stamp, coloured with Copic Markers. Pattern Papers are from Basic Grey.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ohh La La..New Products

Arrived in store today are the beautiful flowers from a new Australian Company called Manor House Creations.
Their products are simply stunning and they are releasing new products all the time.
They currently have flowers that are suitable for scrapbooking and cards in a variety of colours, styles and sizes. All of them are simply gorgeous!

Grandmas Garden-Sweet Scent

The Tropics-Resort

Ballroom Waltz

The Tropics-Whitsundays

Cottage Garden - Fragrance

Magestic - Alissa

Cottage Garden - Morning Glory

Fantasy - Fairy Dust

Cottage Garden - Picket Fence

Magestic - Gemma

Magestic - Isabella

The Tropics - Seaside

Have a great day...Thanks...Jules


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