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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Project Life Week 2 - 2014

On Wednesday, we had a really lovely day with my sister's family at Mooloolaba, a beachside town about an hour north of Brisbane.  Nerida had a voucher from her entertainment book which allowed us to get one free ticket into "Underwater World" and after that, both families went to the beach and had a swim in their rented unit pool. 

It was the first time my boys had been to the beach and they loved it!  It was made even more special sharing it with some extended family because they added to the happy event.  Both boys relished the open spaces, went "wow" at all the sand and the ocean and were obviously delighted. 

I wanted to capture that feeling whilst it remained with me, so quickly got the day's photos processed locally and decided to tackle the beach photos first. 

Pocket scrapbooking for me is about the photos and the memories; I am not committing to a spread per week or any given time - just as and when memorable photos are taken or there is something to journal about.  As long as it is chronological, each little memory can then be preserved and cherished in my scrapbook. 

I bought quite a few PL style elements before leaving the UK so I have a few basics and this choice has been enough here. 

Left hand page:

 
Right hand page:
 
 
The top right hand card was a mix of the PL coloured card and a cropped journaling card adhered on top; with the red Pebbles sticker at the bottom.  I cropped out a person on the top landscape photo and matted it onto a Fancy Pants brag card with the pink washi tape running down the left hand side. 
 
Here's a close-up of the title "pocket" which took the most work:
 
 
The base was Echo Park "Splash" patterned paper, with a Simple Stories 3 x 4 journaling card on top, together with various alphabet and element stickers, and the washi running down the right hand side. 
 
I just took the colour theme from what we were wearing and I quite like the addition of the pink that was in Nerida's swim top with flashes in mine!

 
There will be at least another double spread from the earlier part of the day but I am very pleased that I have made a start and scrapped these really current photos. 

Supplies:
Echo Park "Splash - Diagonal Stripes"
Simple Stories - 4 x 6 Sn@p cards - "Just the Basics", "Urban Traveler" 4 x 6 pad, "24/7" journaling sheets
Studio Calico Classic Calico alphabet stickers
Pebbles Inc Sticker sheet
Office Works washi tape and magazine freebie pink washi
Project Life day stickers
Fancy Pants Designs 4 x 6 Brag Pad - "The Good Life"

Thanks for visiting!  I am happy with this start, and hope it continues ....

8 comments:

  1. What a great memory to capture you can sense how they were xx

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  2. A great example of making pocket scrapping work for you. I'm not committing to a double spread per week either.

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  3. Great dlo and brilliant memory page too :D
    Happy Days
    Lisa
    xx

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  4. Inspirational! Thank you for sharing x

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  5. thanks for sharing, it helps me to see different takes on PL as I will probably be using more photo heavy approach than filling in with PL cards
    caroline x

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  6. Fab layouts, I love the right hand page particularly Niki xx

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