Awesome Ladies Daily Pages Challenge

I love my Daily Pages. I  may take a break from them from time to time but I know it’s a little crafty goodness I can dive into at any time and not feel behind.
For example, I haven’t created a little book in months but for September  I’m back doing my pages, Monday to Friday and enjoying it.

It’s somewhere I can create, practice techniques, just have some craft fun and not stress about it being ‘perfect’. Some of my favourites are nothing more than some washi & a quote card, a quote card and some word stickers. stamping, you get the idea. It’s the home of my Currently cards and my Thursday 3 lists. It’s the place I chuck my favourite quotes or things I see on Instagram.

You can check out my Daily Pages tag.

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Kristin at the Awesome Ladies is holding a 5 day email challenge for beginners and seasoned Daily Pagers alike. You can read more about it (& sign up to join us) by heading over to Daily Pages Challenge sign up.
You’ll also be some of the first to hear about the amazing things Kristin has been working on Winking smile

Daily Pages–February and March 2021

February saw me attempt to use the self love prompts from Kellie W to create my Daily Pages in February. I hated it and didn’t finish it. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the prompts themselves I hated, it just felt too constricting. I may go back and finish it some time but now is not that time.

Anywho. March. I decided to try a smaller book. It’s just over 3in x just over 4in. It’s super cute and it fits Project Life cards and the quote cards from Planners Anonymous perfectly. I decided to try a few daily themes this month and see how that went. It’s one of the many reasons I LOVE my Daily Pages habit (thanks Kristin <3), I’m free to experiment each month with whatever I like. There are no rules.
My themes were Currently cards on Mondays, Tuesday text (usually a quote card), Washi Wednesday, Thursday 3, and Free Choice Friday. Thinking I might continue with that for awhile and see how we go.

Onto the pictures…

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Going to continue the small size in April. See you back next month for Volume 11!!

100 Happy Days 2021

Can you believe I’ve been doing this yearly project since 2014?!! I love taking a little snapshot daily of something that has made me happy each day. I start on March 26 and go through until July 3rd.

What is the 100 Happy Days project? It’s a photo project that challenges you to post something that makes you happy, daily, for 100 days.

I originally blogged it over at my main blog but moved it here in 2019 and I usually blog my photos monthly.

I create my collages using the Collect app on my iPhone.

So I’ll see you back here in a couple of days for the first of the pictures. March 26 through March 31.

Daily Pages 2021 – January

Welcome back to my Daily Pages sharing.
New here and don’t know what Daily Pages are?

Daily Pages are a creative practice that rukristin put into place for herself in early summer 2018. She wanted to spend more time being creative and in order to do that, she decided to spend a little bit of time working on that each day. 

The way I found myself doing that was crafting in a notebook — working on one double page spread each day.

This practice has been the one thing that has levelled up my skills and personal style more than anything that I’ve ever done in my 15+ years of working with paper.

from Kristin Tweedale, Awesome Lady and owner of the Awesome Ladies Project

This year I am aiming for a notebook a month, creating spreads Monday to Friday. Each month may have a theme or just be a random assortment of pages. January was a random assortment. Instagram screenshots, Currently lists on Mondays, Thursday 3 on Thursdays, trying out new techniques, using my stash and just creating.

My cover this month is made using paper and washi from Planners Anonymous. Paper – Note to self kit. Washi – Under the Stars kit.
Anywho, on with the pages…

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February is following along with the #SelfLoveProject over at Kellie Winnell’s blog

30 Lists Dec 2020–Days 22 to 31

Day 22 – I can tell I need a break when ……

  • my eyes start to hurt
  • I get grumpy
  • it becomes a bad habit

Day 23 – Dear future me

  • keep fostering cats
  • get more sleep
  • routines
  • just keep swimming
  • he does love you, lots
  • i hope the kids are better behaved

Day 24 – Changes I made this year

  • D&D online
  • Daily pages
  • more online streaming services

Day 25 – I am grateful I can

  • see my family
  • do pretty much what I want
  • work
  • study
  • have a family

Day 26 – When I need some energy I know I can count on

  • a quick nap
  • caffeine
  • get out of the pjs
  • getting some fresh air

Day 27 – What I read this year

  • way too much news
  • recipes
  • blogs
  • The Ethical Slut
  • Find your sparkle
  • The Witch’s book of self care

Day 28 – Favourite things I watched this year

  • Ghost Adventures
  • Curse of Oak Island
  • The Mandalorian
  • 1914

Day 29 – 2020 taught me

  • I can survive
  • I’m stronger than I thought
  • Daily creativity is good for the soul
  • I could not home-school, well I could but I need a break from the kids
  • I love fostering cats

Day 30 – How I plan on documenting 2021

  • Monthly memories in my planner
  • Book of Me
  • Daily Pages
  • Instagram
  • blogging

Day 31 – Hopes for the future

  • A cure for Covid-19
  • Peace
  • things settling in the US

30 Lists Dec 2020 Days 15 to 21

15. A ______ is a terrible thing to waste

  • mind
  • bowl of cherries
  • good hair day

16.Snacks you’ll find around me at this time of year

  • Fresh fruit
  • Quality Streets
  • pretzel sticks
  • after dinner mints (has to be After Eights)
  • candy canes
  • chips
  • M&Ms

17. How I’m celebrating differently this year

  • Just our little family until tea time
  • BBQ tea at the beach
  • Going camping
  • Much quieter
  • Less stuff

18. Tips for staying warm (or cool because it’s summer here)

  • Light clothes
  • Air con
  • Cold drinks
  • Icy poles & ice cream

19. Good news!!

  • It’s summer
  • We’re going camping
  • Biden won the US election
  • Dad’s second surgery seems to have gone well
  • Weekend postal deliveries

20. Things worth making time for this week

  • Sleep ins
  • Baking
  • Relaxing
  • Wrapping
  • Last minute shopping
  • Creative time
  • Binge watching TV

21. The best kind of mail to receive

  • Planner stickers
  • Planner subs
  • Wish orders
  • unexpected gifts

30 Lists Dec 2020 Days 8-14

8. Words to Live By

  • Just surviving is enough (especially in 2020!)
  • Wear the damn mask
  • Make sure you social distance
  • Me time is important
  • Record your stories
  • YOU are important

9. 2020 Stories to document

  • Foster kitties
  • COVID
  • Schooling from home
  • Dad’s surgeries
  • US election

10. I’m dreaming of

  • warmer weather
  • A COVID vaccine that works
  • No headaches
  • Kids that do as they are told

11. Favourite ‘Blast from the past’ trends

  • Baking
  • Making do with less
  • mini backpaks
  • scrunchies
  • tie dye

12. This Winter (Summer), let’s

  • get the gazebo up
  • start on the new cat run
  • start the bee garden
  • start to declutter (again)
  • craft more
  • walk more

13. How I am taking care of myself this month

  • more sleep
  • craft time
  • scheduling me time
  • taking naps

14. I want to learn more about:

  • Copics
  • Air Fryer baking
  • journaling
  • procreate
  • 3d printing
  • using my laser etcher