As promised last month, here’s my photos for May. Click to view larger
Just over a month to go and that’s me finished for another year. See you at the end
I’ve been a member at Simple Scrapper for ages and I love how much Jennifer Wilson does for all her members – from classes to yearly events like Refresh. One of the awesome bonuses of being a member is the monthly Spark ezine. There’s articles, sketches, story starters and much more!
Normally the only way you can get your hands on this great little mag is to be a member of Simple Scrapper (which is an awesome choice btw) BUT for this weekend – which just happens to be International Scrapbook Day – you can get your hands on a bundle of 12 issues from 2018. The full price is $49, but use the coupon code SPARK20 to get the bundle for $29! Bargain!!
Interested? Head on over to simplescrapper.com/bundle and grab yourself a steal before 11:55 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 6 2019
I’ve done this photo challenge a few times now and love looking back over previous years. What is it? It’s a photo project where you take a photo of something that makes YOU happy for 100 days in a row. You can share them on your socials or keep it private. Read more about the project here
I like to share mine. In previous years I shared on my personal Insta account but this year I’m just curating them in the Collect app then I’ll share them a month at a time here on the blog. I started this year’s project on the 26th of March (which I have done on previous years) and will finish on the 3rd of July.
Here’s March to April (click for larger)
I’ll b back at the end of May to share the next batch
I’m giving The 100 Day Project another go. I’m planning to blog each week. It may end up being less frequently than that but it’ll be on my Insta.
What is The 100 Day Project?
#The100DayProject is a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.
Anyone can join (yes, that means you!). The idea is simple: choose a project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process on Instagram with the hashtag #The100DayProject.
This year I’m giving myself a very loose structure by giving each week a theme and working around that theme for 7 days.
My themes are (in no particular order)….
Day 15 and 16 was more sorting and finding stuff I thought I’d lost, like unopened Teresa Collins journals
After debating over it (& being told by Kristin to just do it!), I spent day 17 tearing all the bits out of A book that takes it’s time. And making plans for how I’ll use them.
Day 18 was working on more 30 days of doodles. These are so cute. I’m looking forward to using them in my bujo.
Day 19 and I’m back into my Daily pages. I love doing these and really need to make this a habit again/
Day 20 was spent doing some digital colouring on my iPad while watching telly.
30 lists catch up was the order of the day for day 21. I’ve nearly finished my first 30 Lists book. I *may* be able to fit my September lists in it but we’ll see when it arrives
Day 8 was spent on a bit of a catch up so I spent a couple of hours catching up on some more Project Life, as well as listening to the Crafty Ass Female podcast.
Day 9 I decided to draw up a couple of pages in my bullet journal and do the 30 Days of Doodle in pen.
Day 10 I got up until day 9 of the 30 Days of Doodles done in pen. I’m sad that my pen unicorn isn’t as good as my digital one.
Day 11 was a 30 Days of Lists catch up
Day 12 was something techy and working on my course teaching me how to build WordPress themes from scratch
Day 13 spent listening to one of my favourite crafty podcasts – Crafty Ass Female.
For Day 14 I decided to finally tackle the mess that is my craft supplies in my bedroom. I’ve got a plan now so it is making things so much easier.
Days 1 to 7
I started off my 31 days by making myself a new notebook for my Morning/Daily pages. It’s just a bunch of A5 paper folded in half and stitched together.
Day 2 was spent working on my Project Lens 2019. It’s my album for the year a mix of Project Life and the Awesome Ladies Lens prompts.
Day 3 was a spread in my daily pages book. A Currently card from RUKristin and a little rainbow unicorn for mardi gras.
Day 4 I decided to start working through 30 Days of Doodles with The Petite Planner. Working on it digitally.
Day 5 is some Project Life catch up for the eldest.
I missed day 6 and 7 due to a shocking headache that didn’t let me do much for long
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.
The winter book for the Crafty Ass Female Patreon Book Club (omg that’s a mouthful) is A Book That Takes Its Time. A Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness. It’s brought out by the same people who do Flow Magazine and I’d say it’s a bit of a must have for paper lovers. 218 pages of gorgeous quotes, illustrations, articles and a tonne of cute paper goodies.
I’m super excited about this book, as I’ve been lusting over Flow magazine for quite some time but never bought one. A quick flip through and I was like, I need to buy a second copy as I don’t want to rip any of it out BUT I have and I’m really looking forward to getting creative with it.
So over the next month or so I’ll be back with my thoughts or just to share a quote or a project I’ve created using something from the book.
Want to get your own copy? You can buy it here on Amazon (it’s the cheapest I could find it in Australia)
Welcome, welcome friends. Here we are nearly to the end of February and I am yet to post.
The holidays are over and the kids are back at school. My baby is in kindergarten so I have 3 whole days a week with no kiddos!!
One is hoping that this is going to help the creative juices flow a bit more in 2019.
What am I planning for 2019? So far – lots!!
Creating monthly pages in my 6×8 album that are just my stories. At this stage I’ll be using the Awesome Ladies Project monthly Lens prompts, with the occasional Day In the Life and Week in the Life spreads. It’ll evolve as it goes.
Working on the girls’ Project Life albums monthly. Now that they are growing up I want to rethink how I do these albums. Do I still want to do an album each? Who knows? We’ll see how it goes.
Morning pages. Now we’re in a good school routine I’m hoping to get back into creating something quick of a morning.
If not morning pages I’ll pop something in my little quote book I started.
30 Days of Lists.
Kellie is planning on doing 3 rounds of 31 things in 31 days. Looking forward to that.
100 Day Project. Not sure what I want to do. Throwing round the idea of giving myself a weekly theme.
100 Happy Days. I didn’t do this last year but I really want to do it this year. I think it is something I need to do even if just for myself.
Working through some classes at Big Picture and Simple Scrapper.
Photographing projects and sharing them here cause I have been so bad at that.
Who knows what else. We’ll see what the year brings. What are your plans for 2019?
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)
Now is the perfect time to join and save 25% off the first 3 months of a new Awesome Ladies Collective or Collective VIP Membership.
This is an awesome way to try out the Collective and dive in head first to the only feminist scrapbooking community in the world.
Kristin is there to guide you through the learning more about telling your story and learning more about yourself through this fun and wonderful art form.
Use the code: BLACKFRIDAY to save 25% off the first three months of a new ALP Collective Membership OR an annual VIP membership
Membership prices will be increasing on December 1st, 2019, so now is the absolute best time to sign up, save, and lock in on 2018 membership rates.
Can’t wait to see you there