It’s a special time of year

Yup it’s time for Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas again.


I’m keeping it super simple this year and will hopefully actually finish it. Looking forward to creating something festive this year.

This year I’m going to try and share something everyday, be it a page or just my thoughts on the prompt.

Main products I’m using this year in my album…

  • Simple Stories Sn@p!  6″ x 8″ Album Binder – Red
  • Simple Stories Sn@p! Pocket Pages – 6×8 refills, 4×6 refills, 3×4/4×6 refills, 3×4 refills, 2×2 refills, 2×8/4×4 refills
  • Simple Stories Claus & Co collection
  • Simple Stories Christmas Sn@p! set
  • plus other bits and pieces from my paper and digital stash

Week In The Life™ | Tuesday Words & Photos

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.


Up and at ‘em. Overcast weather and it’s meant to rain. Getting ready for swimming for Miss A and school for Miss K. It’s sports and music at school today. Swimming lessons for Miss A, then a quick visit to my Auntie’s then Officeworks and home. Someone fell asleep in the car. Mum stayed for lunch. Lunch from the bakery – rolls and pies with a lamington for after.
Miss A decided to spend most f the afternoon drawing in her new book with her new crayons. Then decided to sit with dad and warm her hands by the fire, while mum checked her emails.


Getting busy with some housework and the sun has come out just in time for school pickup.
An afterschool snack of popcorn. J had a nap while the girls played up in the bedroom.
Set the table for dinner, tonight it’s the first recipe from the Your Inspiration at Home April Flavour Stack – Grill Master chicken kebabs with dill & onion baked potatoes. Bath time for the girls then a quick Facetime with my mum.


Miss K’s orange and ginger cat. Time for bed (finally) for one sleepy head, her sister was already asleep. Fluffy hot chocolate with marshmallows then some creative time! J made a cob loaf. A bit more creative time for me while watching Legends of Tomorrow. Night all!

Week In The Life™ | Monday Words & Photos

Lots of photos today so I’ll share only a couple. I’m documenting my week in the Day One app, keeping everything in one place then documenting some of the stories here on my blog.   


It’s a school day so awake at 7. Miss A slept a full night which is a big win. Miss K made the two girls jam on toast for breakfast. I love how she (occasionally) loves to take the big sister role and make breakfast for them both.
Lunchbox for today – Ham & mayo sandwich, salt & vinegar chips, yoghurt rice cakes, donut ball and a choc chip biscuit.
Hot drink for Mum & Dad then time for the school drop off.
Last week’s stats from my Apple Watch. Have managed my move & stand goals every day so far this month.
Weather for today is mild but overcast. Time for a shower for the rest of us then Uni catch up for me.


Lunchtime – butterfly with jam for Miss A, toasted ham & cheese for us. Your Inspiration at Home delivery, not the one I want but one for a customer. Quick visit from Mum. Spotlight vouchers in the mail.
Dinner – tacos
Drawing time for Miss K. Bath time for the girls. Instagram surf while getting Miss A to sleep.


More drawing time for Miss K. Miss A woke up so getting her back to sleep while checking out a new app ‘Flewn’. Kids both asleep and it’s time to get my first project in for uni. Game of Thrones & Supernatural then the news app then bed. Plus 1 extra who wandered in, climbed into bed and snuggled in just after midnight.

ALP 2016 – week 12

Skipping forward a few weeks and sharing the first of my creative team time pages. I’ll be sharing the other pages prior to this (weeks 6 to 11) in coming weeks – as I get the finished and photographed.

The prompt for this week was What makes you laugh?

Awesome Ladies Project 2016 - Week 12

My little guilty pleasure when I want a giggle – cat memes and videos.
Mostly a digital page with some stickers and a word tile.

I am an Awesome Lady

(Gotta love it when a scheduled post doesn’t work – this was meant to post on the 1st!)
Wow where did February go? I can’t believe we are in March already! Anywho, I’m here to share my latest project with you all.

I decided this year I am going to scrapbook about me more and when I saw the Awesome Ladies Project 2016 I thought it would be perfect. I have an WRMK Insta album I bought ages ago for another project but never ended up using it so that will house  my pages. I’ve also decided that this will be a no spend project so I’m using what I have or free downloads. AND I’m keeping it simple, minimal embellishments.

My cover. Not 100% sure if I’m finished with this one yet.

ALP 2016 Cover Front ALP 2016 Cover Back

And my first challenge layouts.

ALP 2016 Challenge 01

I’m up to challenge 6 but they aren’t quite finished yet so hopefully I’ll have them to share by the weekend.