Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Project Life 2017 - Week 12

Good morning Bloglanders

I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Yesterday the 100 day Project started. OK, I didn't Google it, I didn't sign up for it but that's me. I live by my own rules. I decided that I would finish 1 thing every day for 100 days and I'm not aiming for perfection, everything above 50% will count as a success.

Currently, I'll be finishing PL pages - recent and even unfinished ones from past years. We will see .............

Yesterday, I finished half of Week 12. Actually, since I took this photo and filed the project away, I finished the second page as well. 2/100 for me! Let me show you my PL page:

My cats, daughter-in-law's birthday bash and what we did, saw and experienced. For the middle picture of my son's cat, I used a screenshot from Instagram. His account is private therefore I couldn't just copy but I still wanted to document what's happening in Wednesday's life. (Wednesday is their cat and my only "grandchild"). I LOVE having it as part of my spread.

Currently week 12's first half is next to a Art Journal page. It was not supposed to be like that as I like having the whole week in one view but it looked so good that I decided to keep it as is.

I'll tell you all about my art journaling in my next post. It's a hybrid between art journaling, faithbooking and a gratitude journal. Just check back and all will be revealed. (I've used the brush strokes to hide my personal journaling, Sorry!!)

And another pic:

The flair and label is from Kelly Purkey's shop and the paper from Studio Calico's Citrus Twist. It's my ALL time favorite paper pack.

I think Project Life is much easier if you stick to a recipe. I normally print my journaling (Word doc, office paper) but I do love to add handwritten notes here and there. I make my own tiny alphas in Silhouette as well as a week number. Normally I use a date label from one of Kelly Purkey's label stamps but if all else fails, I will use what I have on my desk. This one is from Elle's Studio - "Love You More!"

That's it. I feel good about finishing projects. Now, I have to get to the office but I'll surely fit in some crafting time when my admin is done. Have a GREAT Wednesday and please come back to play.

PS. I'm submitting my page to the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - ANYTHING GOES. Hop over and see what goes in the rest of Blogland.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Everything Wedding

Happy Monday Bloglanders

I've been really, really busy for the past month and couldn't share all the fun that I've been having but today I can share with you. My oldest friend's daughter, An-Louise got married over the weekend and I made her dress.

Even though she could afford the best designer dress, she wanted me to make it as her mother and I have been BFF's since birth. YES, our parents lived on adjoining farms and our moms were pregnant together, we were born a few months apart, went to primary school, high school, university together  and remained close to this day.

Normally I don't do wedding dresses as the most wonderful girl turns into a monster when getting married but not An-Louise. She knew exactly what she wanted and I just had to do the sewing. I'll post some more pictures and a link when it's on the photographer's website.

Here is my "work in progress" pictures which will be going into my sewing journal. If you missed that one, check it out here.

And I had some time left to do a "box" for my gift card:

The box and flower were done with my Silhouette and the birds are from a VERY old Doodlebug and Sizzix stamp and die cut set - called Mr & Mrs. It's my "go to" wedding gift / card / box embellishment set. 
For these birds, I used some left-over paper from a multi-media project, stamped and diecut. DONE. I still have the wedding cake and bells left in my stash patiently awaiting my next wedding project. I also used the tag and "Mr & Mrs" inside the box tied around my gift card and the letter I wrote to the bride and groom. Everyone gives pots, pans, linen and money. SO, this time I gifted them with a card to buy ready meals when they come home from work and don't want to cook. It's much more important to have time with your loved one than slaving away in the kitchen. Especially if you are newly weds!! OK, that's just me. 

That's it!! I can't wait to get my hand on the wedding pictures. I already kept a double page spread open in my Project Life album for them and the memorabilia is stashed in a 6x8 pocket. SO excited. I'll share once it's done.

Have a wonderful week and please check back as I've got lots more to share right here on Play as U GO.
PS. I'm submitting my gift card box to the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge - Things with Wings.Hop over there and see all the wings!