Friday, 16 January 2015

So cold.

Alright,  so,  a friend of mine does some work for a cool blog. I had seen a picture on facebook with this saying that I though would be perfect for a challenge that the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is hosting. The challenge is W is for Wow it's cold. Here is a LINK to their challenge. Here is my take on the challenge. 

 The image I printed from google and coloured with alcohol markers. I used an embossing folder for the background and "tried" to ink the snowflakes with silver, but I just ended up making a mess! LOL, oh well, I still like. The "censored" is another google image that was printed. 
Well, what do you think?? I like it, nails my sense of humour! 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Pocket pages and less stress!

Alright, so here is my long winded post about project life style pages. I love them for outings, activities, celebrations where I take a million and one photos. I do not do weekly pages(but am going to start monthly pages), I do mostly do 12x12 layouts but.....I take all these pics at these events because I like to document say, who was at my daughters 5th birthday party, or document the million and one animals at the zoo. I got tired of only scrapping a few photos from each event so I started using pocket page for the big events(I still do a couple of 12x12 layouts of each event). I sort them into my albums chronologically mixed in with all my 12x12 layouts. I am really loving how it all turns out. I am able to do my 12x12's which I love and the PL style pages and am able to document everything within a few page protectors. This is working for me, I am very happy about it. 

The one thing that I was struggling with was planning and editing of the pocket pages. I have a few styles and like the selection. I do not like editing photos and making sure they are printed into the sizes I want(i.e. 3x4, 4x4, etc. etc).  After being in a few of  Project Life groups and reading/seeing what all you wonderful ladies do and the process of how you do it I have made myself a template to plan PL pages. I am hoping this makes the editing/printing process faster and less stressful. That being said I am hoping I am not alone in getting frustrated with the planning so I am definitely willing to share the file for anyone that is interested. 

This is the file that I have created. It is an excel file. For the life of me I do not know how to upload it here for you to download so if you would like a copy please email me here and I will send you the file. Also, if you use this and have any ideas on how to make it better, please let me know. I kept it very plain as I didn't want a section for every little detail in there. There are faint lines in the 12x12 square so that I can just add divider lines depending on what page style I am using. I am hoping this will be a useful tool when planning and would genuinely love your feedback!! 

After some feedback I have made another one for double pages. Just make sure to print it in landscape. 


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