AE Day in the Life | 12 May 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015


Last Tuesday I participated in Ali Edward's DAY IN THE LIFE. Because we're a day ahead of USA, I almost forgot, so it was after 7.00am before I captured the first photo.

This time I decided to use my iPhone only. It's always with me, plus easy to set the timer to get myself in some of the shots.I ended up with over 20 photos without going crazy clicking.

I was going to do something different with the photos but decided early on to stick to my usual formula of grids. They are very simple. As you probably know, I like simple and I like grids... along with enlarged photos and white space!

I used Ali Edward's 6x8 template set from WITL 2014 and then placed these on a 8x10 page, added my text. Done.


To break up the pages, I made a page using Ali Edwards digital stamps from Everyday Life Cursive set and printed out on vellum. It just adds a contrast to the starkness of grids and simple text.

I always love the results of a snapshot in time. These pages will sit between my 12x12 pages as an insert.

Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages 8x10
Ali Edwards page templates from WITL 6x8

Project Life | Week 15

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This was the week I got Cathy Zielske's Value kit in digital form and had to use it right away. I've used it in 3 of the last 4 spreads. Love it that much! The simplicity of the graphics appeals to me so much. I wish it was a bigger core kit so I could use it more. The blue and green colours are my favs and mix really well with the other kits I have. 

So here's the full spread. I'm leaning more and more to clean photos. 
Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages Design A and F, Midnight Edition, Cathy Zielske Value kit - digital format

Project Life is a system for memory keeping by Becky Higgins. This year I'm part of her Creative Team. You can find out more about Project Life here.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Project Life | Week 14

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Another week completed to share. The blue/green cards I sourced from several kits. They just seemed to balance out those orangey brown hues in some of the photos. 

It was photographed before the journaling was completed as I just wanted to keep a couple of things private.



I'm enjoying that some of the digital kits have digital elements included. On these pages I used elements from  Heidi Swapp Overlay.

Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages Design A, Midnight Edition, Lovely, Heidi Swapp Overlay, Heidi Swapp Dreamy kits in digital format 

Paislee Press calendar card
Project Life is a system for memory keeping by Becky Higgins. This year I'm part of her Creative Team. You can find out more about Project Life here.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Project Life | Early Autumn

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back in March I created these pages which I forgot to post here! I'm trying hard to love each season for what it is this year. Traditionally I haven't been a fan of autumn because it brings the change to colder and more stormy weather. BUT... at this stage of my life, I'm not enjoying the heat as much as I used to (or is it just hotter now?). Right now, I'm sick of summer clothes and ready to embrace layers. I'm still not a fan of winter but I'll address that when it arrives. For now, autumn is 3 important months.

This particular week, I noticed a slight change in the weather, the morning light and sunrises, and just an overall commitment to focusing on and enjoying the present.


I searched my stash of digital Project Life products for colours to enhance my photos and found some filler cards I hadn't even noticed before. These are from Amy Tangerine's Cut and Paste kit. This and other products listed and linked below.

Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages Design A, Midnight Edition and AT Cut and Paste cards in digital format and digital stamp from Becky Higgins/Stampin Up Point and Click and Happiness Is kits.

Project Life is a system for memory keeping by Becky Higgins. This year I'm part of her Creative Team. You can find out more about Project Life here.

Thanks for stopping by:)

OLW | A self-set selfie photography challenge

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Well, I felt like the dots were joining this month. I took on lots of projects, as I talked about in a previous post and I love that I can merge some parts of them.

For One Little Word this month, we were given a photography task. My word is perspective and one of my monthly actions is setting myself some sort of photography challenge, so because I'd already joined in with #MySelfieScrapbook for April, I decided to look at taking photos of me with a fresh new perspective. Mostly this involved using my iphone camera on the timer, but there are all sorts of ways at taking selfies.

My goal was to explore through photography, photographing myself in my surroundings. I've had so much fun. It's only mid month and I felt I had enough to complete my OLW pages but I want to carry on and extend my ideas and experimenting. Whenever I feel like my photography is getting better, I realise I'm such a novice and there is so far to go! But that's all good. Something to work on... the fun part!


As part of both OLW and The 100 Days Project, I'm working with quotes and words, so a handwritten quote on vellum was a natural inclusion to break up the photo pages.

I'm still to work on my actual selfies album. I'm not 100% sure how I'll approach that yet, except that it's going to be 6x8. More on that soon.

Products used:
Ali Edwards 8.5 x 11 photo template (part of class) which once filled with photos, I resized on a 6 x 8 page for printing.

Ali Edwards digital stamp - part of class

Becky Higgins Project Life 6x8 black album and page protectors

Thanks for stopping by,
Donna x

Project Life | Week 12

It was another week with few photos, but a period I'd started dabbling in selfies using my phone camera timer. I loved that the photo I chose to enlarge captured me as I can frequently be found during week days. I decided to experiment to get a photo and loved that the camera got the light fitting to my feet. This photo will tell me more in 10 years time than perhaps a more close up or cropped photo would. So, with my thing for enlarged photos, I decided to go 12x12 and love the balance of the large versus the small photos opposite.


Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages Design F (cut down) and A, Midnight Edition, Man's World mini kit and AT Cut and paste cards in digital format and digital stamp from Becky Higgins/Stampin Up Remember This kit.

Ali Edwards Digital stamp (good)

Project Life is a system for memory keeping by Becky Higgins. This year I'm part of her Creative Team. You can find out more about Project Life here.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Project Life | Week 11

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

For this week I chose to document some of my personal happenings as the family photos were a bit light. Where I thought I'd have trouble filling a double page, it actually came together as one of my favourite spreads. Probably because it involves my favs of graphics, black and white + green and flowers!

I purchased digital cut files from Studio Calico and used them to print "This is my happy place". 



Products Used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Pages Design F (right side cut down), Midnight Edition, Sunshine Edition and Man's World mini kit cards in digital format and digital stamp from Becky Higgins/Stampin Up Happiness Is.

Studio Calico Odyssey Cut Files

Project Life is a system for memory keeping by Becky Higgins. This year I'm part of her Creative Team. You can find out more about Project Life here.
 
Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)