Awesome Ladies

I’ve been a member of the Awesome Ladies since it opened and I love the site and the way Krisitn encourages us ladies to tell our stories (& I have 2 nearly complete books about me to show for it)

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31 Minutes for 31 Days 2018 edition pt 3

You can read Pt 1 here and Pt 2 here.

On to the final stretch – days 21 to 31…

Day 21 and I had a bit of  Project Life catch up. I am so behind at printing these out and getting them in their respective albums.
Day 22 was reading and looking for little ideas to make for Christmas gifts.
Day 23. A little blogging
Spent Day 24 researching December Daily ideas.
Day 25 and I planned how I was going to catch up and finish 3 years of Journal Your Christmas.

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I finish off 3 years of Journal Your Christmas is one sitting on Day 26. Why hadn’t I thought of this before?
Day 27 and I did a heap of baking for afternoon tea when we got to meet my nephew.
Day 28 was working on November bullet journal pages.
Day 29 – more notes for Crafty Ass Female podcast book club
Day 30 – it’s Bob Ross birthday marathon time on Twitch
Finally I spent Day 31 working on my Book of Me pages.

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Journal Your Christmas 2015-2017

The last 3 years I’ve had every intention to work on my Journal Your Christmas album and each year life just got busier and then bang it’s the New Year and I’m not in the Christmas spirit anymore and the last thing I want to do is create Christmas things.

As I posted the other day I’m planning on doing a JYC/December Daily mish mash. Less pressure on myself to get creative every day. We’ll see how that goes.

Anywho, onto my plan for 2015-2017. Keep it simple and get it documented!

A 6×8 calendar page for each year where I can jot notes then on the opposite page 12 2x2inch pictures from throughout December. Simple, quick and doable!!

I’ve included an envelope at the end so I can extra bits and pieces I want to keep/remember

The calendars I’m using are from A Stitch in Time. I’ve been using her calendars for ages and I love them so will keep using them each year until she stops doing them LOL

Seriously though, why have I not thought of doing this before. Keep it simple. It doesn’t need to be fancy. I don’t need to compare myself to other people. The albums are for my girls and they are just happy to look at the pictures and remember their way.

Let’s get creating!!!

31 Minutes for 31 Days 2018 edition pt 2

You can read Pt 1 here

Days 11 to 20

Day 11 was spent watching the amazing ruKristin and a webinar about Morning Pages.
Day 12 – finishing off my Bob Ross page
Day 13 I started reading Craft a Life you Love by Amy Tangerine
Day 14 – Late Night Crafty Club International edition with The Reset Girl
Day 15 – reading my of Amy Tangerine’s book

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Day 16 – a new episode of Crafty Ass Female podcast
Day 17 – catching up on some Big Picture Classes
Day 18 – more Book of Me pages
Day 19 – photo sorting with Photoshop Elements
Day 20 – taking lots of notes while reading for the Crafty Ass Female Patreon book club (we’re reading Craft a Life You Love)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like ….. December

In October you say?! Well yeah, when you’re prepping for December scrapping.

Since 2010 I’ve done, or attempted to do, Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas. I’ve also followed Ali Edwards’ December Daily but never done it.

This year I’m going to attempt a mish mash of JYC and December Daily.

Wish me luck!

I’m thinking 6×8 as I have a tonne of 6×8 stuff, and I do love that size. I’ll just need a new album.
Don’t think I’ll buy any new supplies unless, of course I see something that sparks my interest – like the new Christmas Kellie Stamps sets (especially that planner set!!)

Now off to create a stash box for all my Christmas themed goodies Winking smile

31 Minutes for 31 Days 2018 edition

I’m going to give this a go again this year. You can read all about it over at Kellie’s blog

This year I am aiming to do something creative each day  for 31 minutes. I’ll be blogging it here each week and sharing daily on my nightwolf_scraps Insta account.

(and then you don’t press publish so on we go….)

Loving this little daily jolt of creativity. So far this month I’ve made notebooks, cards, gardened and lots more.
Here’s my first 10 days

Day 1. New handmade insert for my long term bullet journal collections. Love having all my long term collection in one place instead of spread out over various journals. The original plan was to laser etch the cover but didn’t work out like I wanted so I just drew the cover.
Day 2. This came about while looking for something else on Pinterest. Now I have all my washi swatched in one place so I can check that out before rummaging through my stash
Day 3 was spent catching up on a card class I missed. One card and a pillow box.
Day 4 another homemade TN insert, this time for my Listers Got to List pages.
Day 5 – 3 more cards for the card class. 2 cards from the class and the pillow box front became a card.

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Day 6 was spent gardening and planting some seeds for our summer garden.
Day 7 was binge watching craft classes on Bluprint during their free watch week.
Day 8 – the latest episode of Crafty Ass Female podcast.
Day 9 and Day 10 was spent having a big Book of Me catch up. I need to share that soon too, didn’t realise I hadn’t shared any of  that project since February…. oops

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Card making

It’s been ages since I’ve sat down and made a bunch of cards. Recently Mum started going to card classes at one of our local scrap stores  and grabbed me a class kit each month.

Here’s the cards I’ve made from each of these kits…

  

Half yearly check in

How is it already July? The last few months have flown by…

What have I been up to?

  • Listening to the Crafty Ass Females podcast. I seriously love these ladies and the topics they cover each week (especially the ones on mental illness <3 )
  • Taking photos for my 100 Happy Days project. I haven’t been sharing these much this year but I’m collating them all. I may share them as a flip thru when I’m done.
  • I started the 100 Day Project (again). I made 22 days. BUT I am nearly finished my 100 Days of All About Me project I started last year. Flip thru coming soon!
  • Slowly working on my Awesome Ladies Project Book of Me. Go check out the new site – it is AMAZING!!
  • Checking out the new Simple Scrapper website. Also amazing.
  • Slowly catching up on the girls’ Project Life albums
  • Creating my own Discord for creatives who live in Australia and New Zealand. It’s a bit quiet but we’d love you to join us. I’m hoping to start a weekly chat/motivation session.

What have you been up to?