Was it worth me having to go in another room and sit on my hands because it wasn’t being done the way I would do it, was it worth the ten minute safety talk, was it worth the almost two hours it took him . . .
Oh I think so ! My teenage son earned the money he wanted and I got my ironing done, win win !
So how is everyone doing – PL going well ? I am still ticking along with mine, enjoying the process, not getting stressed about the lack of photos or the fact that not many of my pages contain mini layouts, it has definitely made me appreciate scrapbooking all over again. I had given up really with layouts – I don’t think I have done one since Summer 2009, life got busy and I lost interest in scrapbooking, not the creative side but the practical side of sitting down and doing it.
Doing PL for the first time has simplified things for me and has actually made me want to do more layouts.I can see myself using this method to scrapbook our lives into the future. I don’t feel guilty that I won’t be doing separate albums for each of my kids and holidays and christmas etc. They still have the ones I have already created with their “baby/toddler/ young child years in.
I have been reading on blogs and forums lately that a lot of project lifers are at that giving up stage for various reasons, which I think is a shame, but i think a lot of people have a tendency to create unreasonable expectations about what they can or want to achieve.
Maybe its because this is the first time i have used this system, but I have learnt as I went along and I know that next year I will do things differently.
For this year I am happy with my choices and I realise that when something isn’t fun and PL should be, then you shouldn’t persevere, like I said at the beginning its a shame to give it up .
I will post some of my PL photos tomorrow
Okay thanks for taking part yesterday hope you all got some great ideas for your Jubilee/Olympic parties
The winners of my giveaway are :-
Joy and Delia Well done – I have emailed you both
Its the Great British GIVEAWAY
As part of the virtual Jubilee street party being hosted over on the making spot I have designed some printables.
A few red, white and blue freebies to get the 2012 party started. Whether you are celebrating the Jubilee, the Olympics or both these printables will be a welcome addition to your party decorations.
Use the subway art poster to decorate your home or print it double sided onto an “A frame folded piece of card” and use it as a table marker at your street party.
Get those invitations printed out and sent to all your friends, invite them round for a Great British Jubilee Tea Party or use them for an Olympic BBQ.
The tags are very versatile, use them to decorate your place settings or add them to party bags or hostess gifts for the parties, teas or BBQ’s you are attending.
You can download them all HERE
If you want to be entered into the draw for the giveaways, please leave me a comment on this post before 23.59 on Sunday 27th of May 2012 stating PAPERCRAFT or SEWING so I know which freebie gift to send to you.
The Papercraft giveaway contains, one A5 journal, an iconic London Bus card, some London Bus fold over tab stickers and some scrapbook printables border strips.
The Sewing Freebie is a a few fat quarters of fabric and one piece of London Map fabric.
Just so that all the “stitchy” visitors don’t feel left out
I am doing a fabric give away too
SO here is your sneak peek
Don’t forget come back on the 26/27th of May and add a comment to the Jubilee Street Party post to be in with a chance of winning.
Here is a sneak peek of some of the freebies in my GB give away
Only a few days to go until the virtual Jubilee Street Party hosted by The Making Spot
Its going to be a great crafty opportunity to get a few bits an pieces ready to celebrate all things British, whether you are attending or even hosting a Jubilee Street Party or an Olympic BBQ.
My celebrations here will be very low key probably just me and the boys having a traditional Jubilee cream tea, but I am going to go all out with bunting, cup cakes, personal invitations for the boys, balloons and a plethora of red white and blue.
Along with a special just for the making spot craft, I am also going to do a couple of give aways here on my blog. One paper crafting related one sewing related, so if you want to win come on over on the 26th and 27th of may.
Only people who comment on the Jubilee post between 12.01 on the 26th through to 23.59 on the 27th will be entered into the draw for the prizes.
OK so I know I primarily design these journaling cards for my own benefit but there’s no harm in sharing is there ?
I designed this card to reflect the fact that some of my days nothing really happens, those days that we spend at home chilling, doing nothing significant.
Enjoy, these are intended to be printed as 6×4, if your printer allows it you could reduce the scale to 70% or 75% and they would print out at approx 4×3 too.
Download them in the usual place – HERE
Don’t forget – let me know your thoughts.
I am still very light on Photos for my PL pages – I am not complaining you understand just stating a fact, so I am thinking of ways to document our lives in other ways, one of those was to use lists – kind of obvious I know.
One of the things I thought I might list was what TV programmes we are watching at the moment so in honour of that I designed a little journal card for that purpose. Again it doesn’t just have a use as a PL journal card this would be great used as a journal card on any layout about TV habits.
As usual you can download it HERE
Please comment and let me know your thoughts.
The larger lined card is 6×4 and the smaller one is 3×4 if anyone would like 6×4 landscape let me know. I left a pale grey outline around each card for cutting purposes.
The little vintage TV set is an exclusive Scrapbook Printables Design.
SO – some of you may be aware that I am a regular contributed to Papercraft Inspirations and to celebrate the Queens Jubilee this year they will be holding a “virtual street party” over at themakingspot.com
The weekend before the Jubilee (26th & 27th May), they will be be hosting a 2-day ‘virtual street party’ on their blog – filled with craft ideas & inspiration for DIY party projects with a Royal/British twist.
Lots of talented crafters will be contributing not just paper crafters but knitters and stitchers too.
“We’re hoping that the event is a fun excuse to come together with craft websites, bloggers & designers across the knitting, stitching & papercraft industries – to not only offer people a great combination of free projects, but also for us to work together to share links between our websites. Our fellow craft magazines here at Future Publishing are already coming to the party, and we’d love to see you there too”
AWESOME IDEA !
I will be contributing something printable and probably typographic, really !
As a bonus I will also be doing an “all things Great and British” giveaway on my blog too. A prize drawn at random from all the comments received that weekend from 12.01 on Saturday 26th of May to 23.59 on Sunday the 27th of May.
So if you want to take part stay tuned I will be doing sneak peeks
I have a die cutting machine for cutting out letters, words, typography in general.
I have owned a die cutting machine since the first Craft Robo hit the market – I loved the craft robo for its precision, a few years ago I swapped my CR for a Cricut, for its portability and the fact that I changed to a Mac and at the time the Craft Robo software wasn’t compatible with the mac and
If I am honest I have never been that happy with the precision of the Cricut its fine with the one cart I have which is the tags and bags but what I primarily use it for is for cutting words and letters. I have never really figured out if it was the machine or the SCAL software. All the letters have rounded corners which means that I don’t get nice clean sharp edges on fonts like BEBAS (one of my favourites)
It is a minor bug and I have worked with it for several years, now, mainly through doing Project Life, I am starting to see lots of lovely designs being produced for the silhouette, obviously the Ali Edwards designs are lovely but I have just discovered the Project Life designs by Loni Stevens
I would love to hear from you about your die cutting machines/experiences