Thursday, 27 June 2013

Which Reader Do You Prefer?

OK so , ‘The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, often go awry.’  ROBERT BURNS. I decided when Google Reader made their announcement about closure that I wasn’t going to panic and start trying out new Readers but would wait until some well informed people could do that for me. WELL NOW I AM PANICING! I would love some input from those who have made the move and are satisfied. 

I went through my reader today and purged out all the dead subscriptions. I am way too oversubscribed so I also unsubscribed those not posting recently (last 30 days). I know this might be a little unkind but I did make sure they weren’t ones I would miss too badly. I need to go through again and unsubscribe from those I am not enjoying anymore. I know my likes and interests have changed in the last 2 years so I just need to move on from those I don’t read anymore. So looking forward to making a fresh start in a new home. Any suggestions, please?  

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Project Life Week 25

I took Alexa’s advice on catching up with PL and decided to scrap current and back fill the weeks I don’t want to miss. So, this was my week last week, Church Camp, and what a great week it was. Started out rough because DS had a tummy bug and we almost didn’t make it. He ‘tanked’ thru though and we had a lovely time.

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I didn’t have a specific kit to work with this week so I went thru my ‘freebies’ and pieced one together. The journal cards on page 1 were from Persnickety Prints. They have some great freebies on their website and you can sign up for their newsletter. This set were from Ziggler Designs called Insta-Life Cards. When I pull cards and papers into my LO that are all from different locations I am careful to name each layer with the author and kit for crediting purposes. This week I had loads of pictures I wanted to use so I did not have as many journal cards and elements as usual.

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The two journal cards are ziggler cards again but the second was overlade with an element from Jen Allyson called Vintage Finds Label 4. The Currents card is by Deena Rutter. I love cards with a current theme. This one has rather too much info to do weekly but a nice one all the same. The picture of the teens I decided was best with a layer vintage effect just for privacy sake. I always feel horrible posting pics of other people’s kids despite the fact that Facebook is full of them! My LO had so many light colors that I thought a dark background would be good. This comes from Becky Higgins Clementine kit.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Project Life Tip # 2

I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to guest post over at DigiScrapLove. Project Life tip #2 is posted and it has been very refreshing for me to get my thoughts together regarding the whole process of Project Life. Please pop over and have a read. I would love to hear your comments.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Project Life Week 1 8 …Signs of Spring

I am a little further behind than I am comfortable with at the moment.  I have lots of lovely photos but the sentiments are a little flat. I have several options at this point. I can either start Scrapping from where I am at and catch up the missing weeks as I go, do several weeks at a time for the next few weeks or just skip the dead weeks. Lets face it if I were up to date no weeks would be ‘dead weeks’ because you always find something exciting to share!

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No Ct work to do this week so I fell back on my Clementine Kit that I purchased way back. I love the bright clean look of the journal cards in this kit but in typical PL style it is lacking in all the little unique elements that I have become accustomed to in other kits. How is everyone else keeping up?

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Make A Wish

I think this might possibly be one of my favorite LO’s. I had to CT for both the Template by Template Dreams and the kit by A Little Giggle Designs but after being ill for over 10 days nothing was coming to me. I had trolled through my many photos and after playing with a few ideas I deleted them and went to bed.  When I was away from my computer a moment of inspiration came to me as I remembered this group of photos. The colors and theme fit perfectly. 
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Template by Template Dreams called Add A Boarder available here

This is a fairly old picture as you can see from the Ringo style glasses. In England the local authorities protect certain parcels of land that they rent in portions to people from the local community so they can plant and grow. These ‘allotments’ are well sought after. We were fortunate to have a plot when we lived in city flats and had no garden.  That place was a haven in the big city.
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This LO and the one above made with a bundle by A Little Giggle Designs called Make A Wish available here

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Creating Digital Project Life Pages; Planning and Organizing Tips

This is a super quick post to advertise my latest project. I was invited by Chelle the creator of DigiScrapLove to guest post for her blog. I have been posting LO’s in the gallery and she asked if I could share a few tips about Digital Project Life pages. I have broken the article down into several posts and so we will run a mini series. My first post entitled, ‘planning and organizing tips’ went live today. Would love to see you visit and leave some love.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Project Life Week 17

I am settled into my routines with PL which is a huge blessing.  Not only can I finish most of it in one sitting but it helps even on the odd occasion that I just don’t feel like putting a LO together. I am a month behind which doesn’t worry me tremendously but I wouldn’t want to get behind much more. So this weekend, after being sick for over two weeks, I had to push myself to ‘get on with it’. I am glad I did as it all went smoothly and I loved working with this kit. I have three designers that I am CT’ing for at the moment and they know I love to scoop up on those matching journal cards. They pull everything together and make the pages look so cohesive.

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This weeks PL was made from a Bundle by ‘A Little Giggle Designs’ called Make A Wish and is on sale here

Monday, 3 June 2013

Project Life Week 16

I didn’t create this for a Creative Team project so I wasn’t very good at remembering what products I used.  Most designers are very good at labeling each file with their name and the kit name so I was able to pull the LO back up in PSE and look at the files.

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The products for this LO are called ‘Memorable’ by Christine Smith.