I began 2018 with a title page for the coming year's album. As luck would have it, I was able to find three recent photos where we were all wearing red and took it from there. I was astonished by how many 'likes' this image received on Instagram.There's been a page about The Boy Child's … Continue reading Scrapping 2018
There was a time when every January, I signed up for Ali Edwards' year-long One Little Word workshop. It invariably went one of two ways: I stopped participating after 3 or 4 months, because I didn't feel Ali's suggestions weren't working for me, or I finished the 12 months and had a skinny (and usually odd-sized) album I … Continue reading Recording My One Little Word in 2018
With less than a month until the beginning of December, I'm planning this year's December Daily album. This will my tenth year in a row documenting the run up to Christmas Day, and it's still my favourite project. I toyed with the idea of using a Traveler's Notebook, but in the end settled on an album from Simple … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages
Aside from all but finishing the Traveler's Notebook about our exploits in Sapin,I managed to make a whopping 11 scrapbook pages over the course of two days! Four were 12x12 pocket pages, three were 8.5x11 (a size I'd challenged myself to produce) and the remainder were 12x12(three were double-page spreads and one was a single-page spread). That's what I … Continue reading Weekend Retreat | What Did I Make?
Hello, September!The Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Everyday. Looking through my blog archives, it appears that I last participated in 2009, and even then, I'd held it over to complete in December. (Do take a peek, The Boy Child was adorable as a … Continue reading Learn Something New Everyday | Days 1-5
One thing that I was determined to complete during the weekend retreat was my Traveler's Notebook about our recent visit to Spain.See that cake? It was made by one of the delegates and it was there on my work space as an incentive/reward for me finishing the TN. It was a Chocolate Orange cupcake and it was delicious.I … Continue reading Traveler’s Notebook | Spain | Complete
Having gone to Marrakech with a Traveler's Notebook prepped and ready to be filled,most of the photos have now been added and I've reached the stage where I consider it finished.I love how the corners are already beginning to curl,and that it's already achieved a slightly battered look.
I love, love, love how my first Traveler's Notebook turned out!So much so, I'm prepping TN2 for our next adventure. We are fortunate to have friends who have holiday homes abroad,and this Summer, we have been invited to Marrakech in Morocco. Like last time, I wanted lined cards for the journaling elementsand settled on 4x4 grid … Continue reading Traveler’s Notebook | Marrakech
Yesterday, Mary-Lou left on a comment on my post about my finished Traveler's Notebook:"Very nice TN & what a fun trip it looks like. Will you do full scrapbook pages for some of the most memorable moments?"The easy answer to that is, "No, not this time around", with the reason being that I am awarethat we … Continue reading Venice Photos | A Specific Album, Single Pages or Both?
We were fortunate enough to travel to Venice, Italy for four nights during the recent half-term holiday, and I was able to journal in my Traveler's Notebook (TN) most evenings. It's looking satisfyingly fat, which pleases me no end. As most of the TN was prepped before we'd even left home, the journaling was the biggest job each evening. Along side … Continue reading The Post Holiday Traveler’s Notebook