Project Life Weeks 11 and 12

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm still very much aware of my 'One Little Word' simplicity.  Each week I look at the beautifully embellished PL spreads by others and then remind myself of my word, my focus, my direction.

I was browsing through a magazine - Australian Home Beautiful and this page jumped out at me this week, so I used it as my inspiration.  It worked in perfectly with the photos of the hibiscus flowers that I'm loving at the moment.
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Not a huge number of photos this fortnight, but it allowed me room to journal thoughts, and give some 'white space' to the spread. Using my OLW simplicity as my guide.
Week 11 - I journaled some private thoughts about our elderly neighbour's illness on the reverse of the white card, punched a semi circle out to show it can be opened there.  My daughter has a growing collection of the letter A.  I recorded a bottle of wine we were given from my uncle's wine label.  He owns a vineyard and makes (very nice) wine under the Maven Wines label.

Our dog is crazy about fruit!  At the moment it's grapes, but she eats watermelon, kiwifruit, oranges, mandarins... just about anything!
Week 12 - a quiet week.  On Sunday afternoon we collected Anna's exchange student from Tahiti from the airport.  She will be with us for 11 days.  Perfect chance to use my newly downloaded journaling card from the Midnight edition!  (the hello card).  I added the student's name before printing.
Digital element - You Captured on dog eating fruit collage was a free download from Paislee Press.
'Noted' chipboard alphas Basic Grey.

I'm really looking forward to going on an Easter break.  Hoping for more of this awesome weather and lots of great photos because I want to do something special with photos, both for this PL album and possibly a photobook for Anna to remember Meilin's visit. I saw a lookbook on Pinterest which took my breath away and busting to use it as inspiration:)

Thanks for stopping by.  Donna

Project Life - Weeks 9 and 10

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This fortnight's spread... It's the transition from Summer to Autumn here... except the weather hasn't realised that.  We're in the middle of what's thought to be the worst drought in 40+ years! It's regularly 26 degrees C with quite high humidity.  It's also knocked our dear 101 year old neighbour around badly.  She may be off to a rest home soon.  We're really sad about that.
click to enlarge photos.  Apologies for the glary photos.  It's so bright here, it's hard not to get the reflection off the plastic.
 My digi downloads this week were Seafoam and Baby Edition For Her.
 Week 9

 Week 10

Love making collages of what are really just random shots, sometimes not great quality, but they each create a memory.
Yep, my girl is a Belieber:)  And a huge fan of Emblem 3.  If you watched X Factor USA last series, you'll know who I mean.  Imagine her absolute delight when they followed her on Twitter last week!  She couldn't stop smiling!
 Journaling about the drought situation here.
It was NZ Census week here, so photographed the screen as I logged in to complete it online instead of the paperwork option as we used to do!  Also a series of photos of my family with our beloved Border Collie.

As I said to my son; anyone looking at this album in the future will think we're a bit obsessed with the dog... and they'd be right.

Thanks for stopping by, and send some rain our way if you can.  Feeling sorry for the many farmers affected here + how much this is going to hurt the NZ economy.
 
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