I’ve been a pocket scrapper for so long. To be honest I haven’t kept up with it at all since probably 2018. I’ve dabbled a bit with planning the pages but that’s it. When I saw Heidi Swapp’s class Stop the Blur advertised in May last year, I was curious. I didn’t join that month but after seeing a few spreads around the net (& getting a discount for the first month) I bit the bullet and joined. Each month Heidi shares 4 techniques and a printable to use in your planner.
Anywho, I was given the Storyline Chapters planner for my birthday in January and I think I’m slowly becoming a memory planner.
I’ve managed to keep up with the monthly spreads. It’s actually really easy. Each calendar page has monthly highlights, things that make me smile and a few photos from the month.
The next spread is something that happened each day (a line a day, if you will), In the News for major news stories, events, important things to remember, monthly highlights and goals. I’m also including the new recipes we’ve tried, what we’re watching and the monthly Covid stats for the world and Australia. Starting in March I also added a section for what was happening this time last year. It’s been interesting looking back and seeing how Covid unfolded and changed our lives.
I’m slowly working through my weekly spreads but they aren’t ready to share in order yet. You can definitely see when I started getting more game with embellishments. Hopefully I’ll be back soon and share January and February weeklies with you all.
After not sharing my WitL for the last few years here, this year I really want to document our life right now during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
My Reason why for 2020:
This year the world is such a different place. We’re in the middle of a global Covid-19 pandemic and the majority of us are staying home.
I want to document what our life looks like during this time – what is different and what is the same. Our daily routines while at home and if we go out for essentials
Restrictions are slowly being lifter starting this week and I want to record life going forward.
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.
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
It starts today. This year I’ll be collecting photos and stories in Collect, sharing here and possibly scrapping and adding to my Awesome Ladies album.
This is my fifth year documenting Week in the Life on my and you can check out my previous years’’ Week in the Life posts here. And I just realised that I need to go back and add photos back to some of the earlier posts :/ Oh well another project to add to the list
Managed a sleep in. Slow morning, breakfast and the Sunday Footy Show. Miss A spent time playing in the bedroom. I stripped our bed and tried to find the cat smell 🙁 Time for some pumpkin soup for lunch. The girls helped dad mow the front lawn before it bucketed down. Visited Grandma & Grandad.
Back home again and Miss K and I folded her washing and put it away before cooking mini lamb roasts for tea. Fluffy hot chocolates for all then showers. Bedtime for Miss A & she was out like a light in 15 minutes. The Eurovision finals once Miss K headed to bed. Got stuck into some school baking and a sneaky Choc Raspberry Brownie. Made our bed then headed off to sleep.
Thanks for reading along this week. I’ll hopefully get a start on my album soon, unlike last year which is still to be done :/
A slight sleep in. Bagged up some sheets and old doonas to donate to a family who lost everything in a house fire recently. Miss A in her new beanie and gloves from Grandma. 11:11. Walking back to the car after soccer. They played LU (who are second on the ladder) and lost but played well and kept LU to 4 goals. Footy time! Someone couldn’t stay awake and cuddled in for a nap. Sunset. More footy – Hawks beat Freo by 51 points. It’s really cold.
Snuggled up in a blanket on the way back to the car. KFC for tea on the way home. All dressed up in her PJs plus new beanie & gloves from Grandma. Eurovision semi final 2. Lucky you are cute missy because 3am is not mum’s favourite time to be awake.