January 30th, 2009

12 months = 12 projects

Am doing this challenge from the It's a Creative World website (http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/project-2009-12-months-12-projects.html)

January is now almost complete. I have managed to do a journalling card for every day, and taken photos for almost every day - which need printing! - so now it's coming together nicely. One sheet of BG Periphery pp has been used for the cover, and to fill in the gaps left on the odd photoless day, and I will probably add a few primas when it's all together. Then I need to bind it!

What I don't want is to end up with 12 almost identical books, so I need to think of some other ideas.

books, food, holidays, my house, Jonathan, clothes, shopping, holidays (good one for August!)

I will choose something new for each month! Am open to ideas/suggestions for themes. Also for how to make my mini books, so far I've made a 7 x 5 mini book with 6 x 4 photos and journalling in, and have a 6 x 6 one waiting in the wings for one month (although I'm not sure yet which one), and a shaped book for another month.

January - daily life
Feburary - food
March - Jonnie
April - things I did

King of the Castle

I started off using the sketch from Scrap Like You Mean It Week 4

and a pile of scraps (Bo Bunny and Basic Grey I think), then found the perfect photo afterwards!! Letters are Thickers Tinsel and American Crafts Remarks, with MM for the little ones. Bazzill card for the background, wish I could remember the shade!

Then I realised as I'd used red I was part way towards doing the Jan Week 4 challenge

UKS Week 4 –
Scrap about an animal - 10 points
Use black, red or gold - 10 points
Include stitching - 10 points

So decided to draw on some stitching, on the middle circle and the LH panel, which lifted the LO.

Failed on the animal, Jonnie isn't that bad! So that's another 20 points to add to my total.

So.. the finished result:

more scrapping...

Am on a roll!

This was from a January 09 pagemap (http://www.pagemaps.com/jan09maps.htm)

Blue Eyed Boys

Bazzill and papermania card, plus bazzill bling, BG periphery pp and tags, ribbon from Dec kit from 3jollyscrappers, thickers and BG letter stickers, prima black tie blossom, and brad from box.

Am really pleased with how this came out. In real life you can see both Andy and Jonnie have blue eyes!


Done this one using the SLYMI sketch from week 4, and the colours for week 5 (black and white) - the photo is Jonnie and Andy on a walk on NYE in the frost.

Bazzill bling for the background, Blonde Moments pp, primas black tie blossoms, brads from box (think the big white one is Bazzill, and the patterned ones were argos!), Bazzill edge and thickers letters.

Love this!

I've also made a mini book using 6 x 6 acrylic covers, and photos from the same day but have no idea how to photograph it! I am so pleased with the mini book as I made it before Christmas, but didn't have any suitable photos, and it has all come together beautifully today.