Pocket Talk

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So tonight I actually got a night full of scrapping! Hubby was out at a mates playing Dungeons and Dragons, Miss K has swimming lessons then stays the night with my parents and Miss A was in bed early (& actually slept!!!)

When I scrapbook I love listening to music or recently it’s been podcasts. I love Paperclipping Round Table but it’s only monthly now and I was all caught up on those so I decided to google scrapbook podcasts. I saw a few familiar names on a podcast called Pocket Talk so I thought I’d give it a listen.

I’m glad I did. It’s really interesting listening to others who pocket scrapbook and how they approach their pages. It’s hosted by Jess, a Canadian blogger and memory keeper and is released every 2 weeks. Since I have a few weeks to catch up on I shouldn’t run out listening for awhile.

You can read about the podcast and Jess’s guests on her blog and if you like, subscribe to her podcast.


Week in the Life 2016

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That’s right, I’m doing Week in the Life again this year. I’m still yet to scrap the previous 2 years but you know what? I’m ok with that. I have the photos and I have the stories so when I do get around to doing it I’m sort of ready.

You can check out my posts from 2014 & 2015 by clicking the Week in the Life tag.

2016 dates are May 9th to May 15th.

Are you in?


Meeting Becky Higgins

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This month is Craft month at Spotlight and as part of that they brought Becky Higgins & Lizzy Kartchner over to Australia for a tour. Becky came to my local store and I was lucky enough to grab a ticket for mum & I.

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We all got a Make & Take pack containing a few 6×8 plastics and some cards from the newly released Better Together by Amy Tan.

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I learned so much and after chatting with Becky I’ve got to learn to hand off the camera and get myself into the kids’ albums and maybe even an album of my own (but more about that later)

Becky signed a canvas for me (well all of us if we wanted one)

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Random thoughts

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Have you checked out the new look Rukirstin yet? And there’s a new class – 10 Things I love about you mini album (shh I’m doing it for hubby for our 10 year anniversary this year).

I’m getting round to photographing my Awesome Ladies Project layouts but will hopefully be sharing them more frequently now I’m snapping them weekly to share as part of the creative team. Which reminds me, I need to get this week’s layout done

I’m going to attempt a couple of 12×12 pages for my wedding album. My auntie (well hubby’s auntie) runs a scrapbooking group and shares an online challenge with her group so I really want to give her challenges a go.

I have so, so many cut files and I never use them. Time to make a folder of all the designs I own and actually start creating things with them. Maybe I might do some RAKs 🙂

Miss A’s 2015 Project Life album is nearly complete. All things going to plan I’ll have 2015 mostly finished by the weekend. Miss K’s album – not so much. Think I’ll start with printing photos, like I did with Miss A’s, and go from there.

I’ve started a photography and social media online unit at uni. Looking forward to it, could be fun.

That’s about it for me. What have you been up to?



This is what a year of photos looks like

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(& for the record I am not a fan of Kodak photo paper, back to the Canon paper for me from now on!)

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That there, dear readers, is one year of photos. The pile is all the photos for Miss A’s 2015 Project Life album. Thank god I scrap monthly otherwise it would be a much bigger pile. Tomorrow I will be putting them in album, adding some journaling and filler cards and calling it done. Then, when the weather is nice (& little people are busy/asleep) I can get on to taking some photos of my spreads to share with you all.

OMG though, how much Miss A has grown in 12 months!


What I’ve been up to

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I finished off Week in the Life back in August and as you read we all had rotten head colds. These pretty much lasted most of September *sigh* I’ve had a serious lacking of mojo and the most I have done is plan the girls PL pages digitally and make a couple of cards. I did buy myself a Fuse though so hoping to get a bit more motivated and use it.

I’ve been doing a heap of journaling though, keeping up with my daily journaling using the Life:Captured Project prompts and have started the FREE Passion & Purpose 30-day Challenge

Oh, I got a new phone – an iPhone 6s and I am in love with the new 12mp camera, so lots of photos.

Not much else really. Hoping to get the mojo back soon – a good clean out and go through my old challenge book me thinks 😉 Look forward to sharing some more bits soon 🙂 Maybe even finish off my WitL album LOL


Week in the Life 2015 {Sunday}

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Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. Last year was the first time I did a full week and you can see what I posted by clicking the WitL tag. This week I’ll be sharing a selection of photos and words from the day before.

And today bring to a close another Week in the Life. Having a rotten head cold has definitely affected the number of photos I took this year but I’m glad I stuck with it and have a record of it.

We had a pretty slow morning as we all woke feeling like crap. Went out to Mum & Dad’s for lunch as my brother had come up for a visit. Came home and cleaned up as hubby’s D&D group were coming round. Had tea. Got the girls to bed. Went to bed early as I couldn’t be bothered listening to hubby & his mates. And I was tired.

Looking forward to sitting down and actually scrapping our stories now. I plan on sharing them once this year’s pages are done Smile


Week in the Life 2015 {Saturday}

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Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. Last year was the first time I did a full week and you can see what I posted by clicking the WitL tag. This week I’ll be sharing a selection of photos and words from the day before.

Awake waaay to early today. Still not feeling 100% but better than I have. Had a week off soccer because of Miss K being sick so the kids watched some ABC for Kids.
I did a heap of washing then we ducked out to feed the in-laws cat while they are away and to grab some groceries. Got home and Miss K did the Earn & Learn stickers. Miss A had a nap. We had some lunch. Mum called in and grabbed our present for my 2nd cousins baby shower.
We ended up having fish & chips for tea. Quiet night in. J spent most of it napping while I surfed the net.