Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Project Life Week 2

I knew my obsession for alphabet & number stickers would come in handy one day - only problem is I'm only using the 'w', 'e', 'k' and numbers from each pack lol.  I think I'll have to come up with some other interesting ways to use the remaining letters ;0)

Highlights of the week - a trip to St Thomas's Hospital for an eye check-up which resulted in EXTREMELY large pupils and very blurry vision.  Getting from the hospital to the hotel to meet Ian was fun - I'm so glad I didn't have to get the train home!

Friday night saw Ian's Staff Christmas Party (it's always in January in the Hotel industry!).  The theme was Gangsters & Molls, but as it was a Friday this year, I wasn't able to go ;-(  Ian decided he didn't really want to go without me, so he and Alex both donned white coats and played at being Stewards to allow Alex's staff to go to the party.  They did manage to pop their heads into the ballroom though to celebrate the announcement of a full 5% bonus and a 3.5% payrise with a beer - but just the one ;-)

Saturday brought dinner with the Borehamwood Gang - it's been so long since we all went out together, but it felt as if we'd only seen each other last week.  A sign of true friendship!  I really hope we get LOTS more opportunities to get together this year!

PL products used:- Turquoise Core Kit, Pages Design A.

Other products used:- "Mon" overlay & "Saturday" vellum overlay by Amy Jaz Designs; Thursday, Friday and Sunday titles by Kate Hadfield . The collages were made using iPiccy.com.

Monday, 25 February 2013

And we're FINALLY off!

OMG - it's the end of February and I am now only just posting pages from this year's Project Life Album!  I promise I have been working on it as the weeks went along, but for one reason or another (mainly lack of printer ink, then paper and finally TIME), none of the pages actually got finished until today.  Even now, I only have a few totally done - but I aim to get at least the whole of January finished before March begins.  Who knows, February may also get done lol.

I am having so much fun doing this - my family and friends are slowly coming round to the fact that I'm pointing a camera at them or the surroundings on a daily basis, and I've even committed to journalling SOLELY with a pen and my own handwriting (eventhough I don't particularly like the way I write).  I'm even thinking about starting albums for each of the boys PL Stylie showing their life in pictures with some personal journalling from me along the way (and maybe other family members).

Well - here we go with the Title Page and Week 1.

There are two different views of the week 1 pages, one showing the full 12x12" page for each side, and the other showing the 6x12" insert pocket .  The inserts are taking up extra space, but if it means I need to use 2 or 3 binders for the year, I'm happy with that - afterall, the memorabelia is just as important (in my opinion) as the photos and journalling.

PL products used:- I'm using the PL Turquoise Core Kit and album, with Designs A and D as the main pages.  The Insert on this first week is a 6x12" Page Protector.

Other products used:- Welcome Card on Title Page was a Facebook Freebie by Emily Merritt Designs, "Tuesday" journal block by Amy Martin Designs, "Wed" overlay"Saturday" vellum overlay by Amy Jaz Designs.  The collages were made using iPiccy.com and the "Focus" button was kindly created for me by Melanie at www.onlyabreath.com