Fussy Cutting Cuties–February & March

Time for my Cutie Keeper share for the last few months, cause I’ve fallen behind in the sharing stakes.

February

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I used a bunch of papers from Planners Anonymous for my hexi page. Loving these. It’s pretty quick and easy to do. More Planners Anon papers and stickers for my Fussy Spread.

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Christmas spread – card from a swap and a page from Simple Stories.

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Our Take Me Away day was based in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

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March

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Another hexi page. Just a bunch of floral and green papers this month.

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Take Me Away day was…. where else but Ireland. So much green. And a special happy mail tag from fellow Aussie cutie, Sue <3

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Finished off the month with a little colour by numbers.

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Still a few pages to finish for March but I can come back and work on them whenever the creative urge strikes. Love that!

Seriously loving be part of the Cuties. It reminds me of the old TRG lives but without the faith component. Kelly & Paula are both girls of faith but welcoming of those who aren’t, don’t discuss their faith much and seriously are too much fun. Just sayin’

Anywho for $10US a month you do get so much. Lots of lives and LOADS of printables and LOADS of fun!
Interested? Check it out over at Crafty Destinations.

Recording our Year

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.

2021 Monthly page 1 2021 Monthly page 2 
2021 Monthly page 3 2021 Monthly page 4 
2021 Monthly page 5 2021 Monthly page 6 
2021 Monthly page 7 2021 Monthly page 8

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.

If you are interested in checking out Stop the Blur, pop on over to Heidi’s website (while you are there, check out the Stop the Blur kit too).

Week in the Life 2020

Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. You can see previous years by clicking the WitL tag.

This year I ended up doing much more journaling than picture taking but the beauty of it is I can always go back and take photos later.

Most of our days were taken up with work (the joys of being your own boss and an essential service) and schooling from home. Or should I say the battle to get the eldest to do her schooling. 

I decided to add a little something new this year to my journaling and at the end of each day  filled in the answers to the following questions:

Today I:

  • watched
  • went
  • read
  • wore
  • listened to
  • ate
  • got up. went to bed
  • weather
  • made
  • on my list

Really apart from the schooling from home and not going anywhere unless really necessary, this year wasn’t all that different to previous years. Now to get my pages done in my Covid album.

Week in the Life 2020

Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. You can see previous years by clicking the WitL tag.

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.

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…..

2019-11-19 11-54 page 1
2019-11-19 11-54 page 2 2019-11-19 11-54 page 3 
2019-11-19 11-54 page 4 2019-11-19 16-25

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

Journal Your Christmas 2015-2017

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.

Let’s get creating!!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like ….. December

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 Winking smile

Book of Me 2018

The theme for the Awesome Ladies Project for 2018 is Book of Me. I’m loving this so far. I’ve gone with a 6×8 album this year to give me a bit more room that last years 4×4.

So far this year I’ve been using Kristin’s Currently cards a lot. I love these and it makes it super easy to document what’s going on in my life.

My cover and January pages

00 Cover 01 January Currently Me 02 January Me at 40

February was all about Currently. My 4 weeks of Currently Friday. I’ve done a bit of journaling on the back of each cards to note important events that took place each week.

03 February Currently Friday

I turned 40 at the end of January so documented that

04 February Fabulous 40 1 05 February Fabulous 40 2

Gardening has been a big part of my life lately so it got documented too.

06 February Currently Garden 1 07 February Currently Garden 2

I’ve got a couple of more Currently stories to document so I’ll share them next time.