Daily Pages – January 2020

I’m loving creating my daily pages again. It’s my little 5-10 minutes of creativity a day…. that sometimes ends up with me getting in a creative burst and creating lots more. I may not do it every day but I have managed to do most days so far.

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For Vol 1 I created my own book using some old Urban Lily paper for the cover and some 100gsm paper on the inside.

Instead of sharing each book as I finish it, I thought I might share my pages at the end of the month. On to January.

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January Thursday 3

Hmm. My Thursday 3s for January. All 2 of them.

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January 3
1. Our country is burning and it makes me sad. Praying to the goddess for some much needed rain.
2. I’m crafting again. Mum would want me to keep on keeping on. So I’m doing it for the girls. And me.
3. My word of the year for 2020 is Self. Focusing on me and lots of self care this year.

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January 31
* birthday week is coming to an end so is January. It’s been a strange month. Birthdays without Mum are strange. Cake is good.
* school is back next week. Holidays have been good but my god I am so looking forward to having both kids at school 5 days a week.
* today has been Hot! It’s meant to rain tonight but still be hot and muggy. hello summer


Welcome to 2020

Yeah it’s nearly the end of January but lots happened in December and blogging got away from me.

If you follow my other blog, you’d have read about my mum. If you don’t TLDR – mum passed away on December 6th after a long 8 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. So yeah. I made a promise to myself at the end of the year that I would create more and not wallow as it’s what Mum would want me to do.

One of my craft goals for 2020 is to do more photo challenges. I picked 3(!!!) to start of the month and have managed to keep up with them even if I’m not sharing them on Insta I’ll be sharing them here at the end of the month.

What else are my plans for 2020?

  • Daily Pages, as inspired by Kristin and the Awesome Ladies
  • continuing my Book of Me
  • taking part in The Reset Girl Summer & Winter events
  • continue to work in my TRG playbook

Documenting December for 2019

It’s nearly that time of year again.

And…. last year didn’t happen and I ended up doing what I did for 2015-2017. A calendar and a bunch of 2×2 pictures.

Also, hadn’t shared them, so here they are…..

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Plan for 2019??

  • 6x 8 album (this year will hopefully fill out the album I’ve used previous years
  • Pockets and full pages
  • 2019 Calendar from The Red Wren

Worst case scenario…. a calendar and a bunch of 2×2 photos

October 2019 Favourites

I’ve seen a few of these on YouTube and there’s no way I’m becoming a YTer LOL so I’m doing it here on ma blog, because I can.

Lost of favourites for the month of October, some are old favourites that I use lots, others are new to me.

First up is a subscription box. I’ve been on the fence about getting a sub box for so long. The crappy exchange rate from Australian to US makes most of the overseas ones super expensive so I decided to look closer to home. Planners Anonymous had been on my radar for awhile and when I got a little extra $$ my way I thought I’d give it a go. They had a sub only past kit sale so I thought, well why not sub and then I could check out a past kit or 2. Glad I did.

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At the moment I’m only getting the standard sub, but for $45AUD you get a fair bit – double sided papers, 3 rolls of washi, die cuts, a gorgeous pen, quote cards, vellum, a printed acetate sheet, stickers and a mystery bonus. There’s also an extra sticker kit and paper kit but out of my budget at the moment.
Oh, and each month you get a bunch of free printables with your sub and the option to buy luxe versions
They also make the most gorgeous B6 TNs.

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If you are interested in seeing what’s in the kits, check out Plum Mashable on YT – she’s the one who mainly convinced me to sub after watching a bunch of her videos. Pic above is the October kit – Forest Falls.

My HP Sprocket. It was my Mother’s Day gift. I love it. It’s great for on the go scrapping. I can print a pic out & chuck it in my planner.

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I’m loving the new look Awesome Ladies Project. Kristin has done an amazing job. It reminds me so much of where I spent my early social days on the internet, before MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and all of them. It’s friendly, helpful and  so welcoming. You can sign up for a free membership which gives you access to the basics – your profile, unlimited gallery space and so much more.

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The last thing for this month is The Reset Girl’s Crafty Playbook. It’s a printable activity book for adults. This fun book is designed to keep your creativity humming with the following fun activities:

  • Art Journaling
  • Memory Keeping
  • Colouring
  • Journaling
  • Listing
  • Decorating
  • Embellishing
  • Smashing
  • Gratituding
  • Documenting and more

There are four quarterly editions and each quarter fits with the US seasons (so Jan-Mar is Winter)

Thursday 3 (24th Oct 2019)

Time for #thursday3 with the lovely @rukristin
Snap a selfie, share 3 right now things and tag 3 friends.

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1. Today has been weird. Warm and windy this morning. Wet and windy at lunch then back to warm and windy. Hello spring
2. I’ve been crafty and blogging again lately. Mainly sharing my #currently cards and #thursday3 but working on some new posts.
3. I’m working on doing some memory keeping in a B6 TN and an A5 ring binder planner. Will see which I prefer

Crafty projects

(aka what I’ve been working on lately)

I’ve got quite a few little projects I’ve been working on this year. There’s been my Awesome Ladies Project Book of Me which started in a 6×8 album at the start but has moved into a B6 sized TN insert. There was the ‘Summer’ (winter for me here in Oz) camp at The Reset Girl (TRG).

After seeing so many of the Aussie girls in our TRG group creating in their TRG Crafty Club Playbooks, I caved and finally bought the Summer version, worked through it during July to September and actually finished it. I then bought the Winter book (Jan-March) to work on whenever and then grabbed the Fall (Oct-Dec) version and am currently working through that.

I did 30 Lists in September and jumped back into the new season of TRG Listers Gotta List at the beginning of the month.

Loving the community at both Awesome Ladies & TRG and all the little projects I’m creating. Now to start sharing some of my creations here