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Project Life: week 8/52

For week 8 I used the Olive kit again but the pink and orange this time. We spent the weekend in Lake Tahoe with our friends who arrived from England. Emily had loads of fun getting to know her “auntie”; I think she misses her a lot now she’s gone! I’m not in love with this layout to be honest – I like the left, not so sure about the left. I may remove the lacy borders (they’re not stuck down for that very reason). What do you think? Anyway, I don’t have much time to think about it, week 9 is knocking on the door.




Circle scarf in beautiful Anna Maria Horner fabrics

I made this scarf a few weeks ago when I was feeling creative, itching to make something and avoiding the chores. My inspiration was from Sincerely Kinsey and the fabric is Anna Maria Horner voile that I’ve had sitting in my stash for quite some time.



I love it and can’t wait to make another one! However it will have to wait in line behind all the other craft plans that are piling up.

Project Life: week 7/52

So I know I said last week was my favourite page but I think my heart may have been stolen by this week.

52 crafts in 52 weeks: project life

I’ve switched kits this week to the beautiful Olive for this week. I used my Silhouette machine to get all fancy with circles and frames.

52 crafts in 52 weeks: project life

As you can see, we had a slight mishap at the end of the week! My husband has a fracture. Yeah. So the next few weeks will be interesting!

52 crafts in 52 weeks: project life

See you back here soon for week 8. I also have a cute infinity scarf project to share.

Project Life: week 6/52

I think the black and white page in this week, week 6, could be my favourite so far.

52 Crafts in 52 Weeks: Project Life 52 Crafts in 52 Weeks: Project Life

I love the journalling on the photo of the coffee cup, I want to use that idea again soon.

52 Crafts in 52 Weeks: Project Life

I was a little short on photos for this week so I took the opportunity to record our current schedule on the cards. The stickers on the photos are from Paper Source.

Week 7 coming soon. How is everyone else getting on? What do you do when you’re short on photos one week?

Project Life: week 5/52

I’ve completely caught up now but I’m behind in sharing the spreads here so there will be a little flurry of posts over the next couple of days.

These pages use the Turquoise core kit (as have all my pages so far) and some Paper Source labels. The heart label is from a Rifle Paper Co. sticker book (from Anthropologie).




Stay tuned for weeks 6 & 7 soon.

Project Life: weeks 3 & 4

I’m slowly getting back on target. I think part of what I love about this project is that you can keep it so simple. Just a few photos and cards and you’re done. You can pretty it up or keep it basic. In the interest of catching up, these layouts are on the pretty basic side. There are three pages for week 3 and just one for week 4.

52 crafts in 52 weeks: Project Life week 3
52 crafts in 52 weeks: Project Life week 3 & 4

My husband was on holiday skiing in week 4 so he gets a little photo of his own in the top right.

It’s hard to know how to incorporate some of the every day elements of his life too as a lot of the time it’s just me and Emily. Maybe I need to get him to snap some photos of him at work for me to include?

Thank you for the comments both here and on Instagram. I’m happy you’re enjoying my pages. Please feel free to leave links to your own pages in the comments as I’d love to see them.

1st birthday card tutorial

My sweet girl is turning one in a little over two months. That is crazy. However this card isn’t for her but for the gaggle of giggling soon-to-be one-year-olds that we know.

52 crafts in 52 weeks: 1st birthday card tutorial


Blank cards
Pretty paper
Foam squares
Sewing machine
Xyron sticker maker
Silhouette machine
(the last two could be replaced by scissors and glue)

1) Cut out a bunch of ones from your scrapbook paper using your Silhouette (or scissors).
2) Stick a one to the centre of a blank card using the foam squares.
3) Cut out a stack of teeny tiny triangles (you could use silhouette for this too, I wish I had as mine are a bit irregular).
4) Turn them into stickers (or use glue in the next step).
5) Stick them to your card in a bunting-like fashion.
6) Fire up your sewing machine. Stitch over the triangles to represent the bunting ribbon.
7) Make as many as you like & you’re set for birthday season.


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