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!!

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

Time for a catch up

It’s been a while since we just had a catch up. How are you all doing? What have you been up to?
Me? Well I’m doing ok, on the mend from a chest infection. Mentally, doing ok, still have my days. Had a few dark days when I was sick as it really hit me I can’t just ring Mum when sick. This girl still needs her Mum.
Craft wise – Daily Pages, planner spreads, working in my Book of Me, making things with the fellow Fussy Cutting Cuties. Getting ready for an awesome weekend of crafting during the Awesome Ladies Project’s annual Harvest Fest.

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What is Harvest Fest? It’s a long-weekend event to help us tell our food, friend, and family stories.

Throughout this event we’ll have challenges, tutorials, pop-in clubhouse hangouts, videos, prizes, and more! This event takes place inside The Awesome Ladies Project community between 22nd October and 25th October

Guest contributors Tazhiana Gordon, Tracey Fox, Shannan Manton, and other incredibly talented women will be sharing amazing content with how they tell stories of food, friends, and family during this interesting time in our lives.

Want to join me (& the other Awesome Ladies)? Head on over to https://theawesomeladiesproject.com/product/harvest-fest-2020/ and register now

Hope to see you there

Daily Pages 2020–Volume 5

Here we are. Mid September (how did we even get to September already???) and I’m making a start on Volume 6 of my Daily Pages. Means it must be time to share Volume 5 with you all.

What are Daily Pages?, I hear you ask. Well, to quote the amazing Kristin of the Awesome Ladies Project

I wanted to incorporate more creative time into my everyday routine. This wasn’t some flashy, new project I wanted to do, or some task I wanted to complete, this was an honest attempt at trying to infuse more creativity into my daily life. 

I came up with a very simple practice of taking a small notebook and working on a double-page spread. The next day I would move onto the following pages, and so on and so forth until I finished the book.

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Daily Pages should be quick. The purpose of Daily Pages is for you to form a creative habit that works for you.

Onto my pages from Volume 5…

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My 7 photos, 7 stories

RUKristin of The Awesome Ladies Project & I co-hosted a 7 day photo challenge last month and it was so much fun. The ladies who took part shared a bunch of AMAZING photos. Here’s my 7 photos and the prompts.

Day 1 – Black and White

Mon - B&W

Day 2 – Silhouette

Tues - Silhouette

Day 3 – Rule of Thirds

Wed - ruleofthirds

Day 4 – Selfie

Thurs - Selfie02

Day 5 – Texture

Fri - Texture

Day 6 – Nature

Sat - Nature

Day 7 – Perspective

Sun - Prespective

This month I’m doing a selfie a day challenge which you can follow along with over on my Insta and join in using #2020SeptSelfies.

Thursday 3–May, June & July!

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1. Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day. I miss my mum.
2. Strange but I am mostly kind of enjoying schooling from home. Can tell I’m the daughter of a teachers. Somedays though, not so much.
3. Loving how creative the eldest is. She has been writing some amazing short stories and getting crafty.

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1. I really dislike most things about winter. Except wood fires and footy.
2. Friday nights are for vegging or doing some craft. Tonight it’s vegging with the boys.
3. My littlest is sick. Hoping she sleeps it off. Hate it when the kiddos are sick. Hope they don’t give it to me.

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1. Different perspective this week. This is my craftermath after a few weeks of depression. Stuff everywhere!
2. Big kid is playing hockey for school. Mum is enjoying being a hockey mum. Loved playing hockey when I was younger. Lots has changed!
3. Looking at ways I can better manage my downs. Mental health check up next month so will discuss my options with my lovely doctor.

7 Days–7 photos

The amazing RUKristin of The Awesome Ladies Project & I are cohosting a 7 day photo challenge.

Its called 7 Photos, 7 Stories and it’s an intensive online ‘bootcamp/challenge’ where over the course of a week you’ll get all the tools you need to take seven amazing photos that will each tell a story all on their own.
By the end of the 7 days you’ll learn:

  • How to use photography prompts to help you tell a specific story
  • How to use whatever camera you have to get great results
  • How to decide when a photo is good enough for your story
  • How to take photographs of yourself (selfies) to help tell your story
  • And how to see the story through the lens before you take the shot

Sound good?
Click here to get all the details and grab your spot.

I am so excited and hope you join us xx