Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Project Life Week 3

The Mom Creative

This week was totally random....

There's us preparing of Chinese New Year, Elise being naughty, mummy being crafty, kids enjoying pizza lunch...etc....

So for this week, my spread was full of square Instagram photos...and I do have an insert....I just couldn't resist...I decorated a basket for my mother-in-law and was playing with all 17 effects in Instagram...and so have to show it.....on the other side of the insert, was yet another layout of Elise having fun at my parent's house...







Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Project life Week 2

The Mom Creative

This week started with me worrying that I will not have enough story and photos to build up the 2 page spread....but it ended up with 2 inserts!!!!

With cousin Amos here in Malaysia with us...there's always fun and play....I don't want to leave out those photos and so included a 6" x 12" 4R insert...

Other than that...I have another insert for a notice from Grace's school about their CNY reunion party, while the other side of that insert have an A4 layout of our preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year....

This 2nd week of 2012, Elise was having tummy bug and fever, so I included a spot documenting her journey to recovery.....despite her being sick, she did say and do quite a bit during this week, so I had a 4" x 6" spot to record those that she did....

This is the left page...

and here's the right page, with the insert on the left
both insets
the 2-page spread without the inserts
...closer look on the 2nd insert
...closer look on the mini layout
slot documenting those that Elise did
slot documenting Elise's recovery


Monday, January 9, 2012

Embarking on recording life the creative way...Project Life

Ever since I started scrapbooking, I was hooked. I love that I can use my creativity to preserve those precious memories and that all the photos that we take are not only kept in disc and computer hard disk...I know these albums will be precious in the future....there was once Grace took out the albums and started looking at her baby stories and it was fun.....

As much as I want to scrap everyday....that really is no workable when I have 2 sticky glues and a household to mend....and so, due to us moving to the new house....I've stopped creating layouts for like 4 months....gosh....that was long....

I came to realize that when life caught up with me....I create less and less.....but I still want to keep all those memories and print out those photos!!!!

After much consideration and calculator pressing....I finally pre-ordered my Project Life kit in November, waited for about 1 month and was so excited to receive my package.....Project Life is so talked about these days in the scrapbooking community.....as for my non-scrapbooking friends...Project Life is "a back to basics approach to memory keeping". You can read more about it here. (note: I'm not getting paid for telling you this..)

And so, I am now happily taking photos everyday, making notes everyday and creating the pages in my Project Life album every week....I will still make scrapbook layouts on those bigger/ special events....

After reading through the blogs of fellow Project Lifers....I get ready for 2012....

I organized my stuff nicely...
I prepared a weekly diary with pockets for recording and keeping memorabilia.

I put together the title page (still missing a photo of daddy and the girls)

We're now onto the 2nd week of 2012....and yesterday I get the spread for the 1st week ready....

1st week and I already have an additional insert...1 side of the insert is for the welcoming of 2012 at church while the other side is Grace's school activities sheet..
Here's the spread without the insert
The right page
The left page



Sunday, January 1, 2012

My space

A space belonging to me...yeah just me...when the 2 sticky glues are asleep....

I'm so happy with this space of mine....though not very big....it is not small....

In the afternoon, it will be a space for Grace to do her homework and craft.....other times it will be my computer room, work station (my work as family accounts clerk and church treasurer) and craft corner....

I'll let the photos say for itself...

An overall look of the room
On the table top is the chest of drawers (got it from Material) which houses a lot of my smaller stuff and the one beside it (also from Material) houses my Project Life cards (will talk more in another post)...
Nice shelf from Biggie Best..housed all of my flowers, buttons, Mister Huey and Distress Inks
These wall cabinets (originally installed by previous owner) are great for displaying my mini albums (upper) while the lower panel house all my vertically stored stamps, dies, loose alphabets, glues (in the white bin), large tools (in the pink bin), my newly bought sewing machine....and all hanging crafty creation of Miss Grace...
That pile of metal bins are both decorative and for storing threads and needles..
All my papers, stickers, die-cut shapes, are stored vertically here...this top to bottom book cabinet is an add-on...my scrapbook albums are stored in the guest room...with all my photo albums....easy retrieval for people to browse...
The book cabinet has 4 compartments, the lowest compartment has 2 shelves - houses Grace and Elise's books, the perfect height for little girls, then a compartment with just 1 shelf for all my crafty stuff, then the open shelf (as above) and the last compartment with 3 shelves - houses files (bills and documents), books and many more....
This little box below the table is also an add-on....with a just right drawer above and a carefully designed cupboard below.
The drawer houses these....
and the cupboard houses these....
The open shelf below the table....one arm houses more of my stuff...adhesive, ribbons, cutting mat, trimmers, pens....etc...
the other side with trays....houses Grace's stuff....pencils, coloring pens and pencils, a whole lot of stickers, a whole lot of mini notebooks.....
There you have it....my crafty space...I hope it will always be so tidy....hehe....