Sunday, 29 March 2015

PROJECT LIFE | Boys' mini albums for 2015

Since the start of the year, I have been undecided how I was going to do my memory keeping.

I have a 12x12 family album where pages are created monthly and for events. I was also adding one page per month in the boys' individual 12x12 album (see here and here). I include over prints or photos relevant to just them into their album.

When I was ready to put together the January page for my eldest, I found myself using the same photos as the family album pages. Lots of doubling up in my journalling and most of the stories are already recorded in their journals I am keeping for them here

I was also searching for ways to fill the empty pockets in the 12x12 page protector. I was  filling pockets for the sake of filling pockets.

I chatted to my husband and we decided the 6x8 Becky Higgins albums would be a good fit if I was going to downsize the boys' albums.

Phew. Decision made.

Here's the January pages for my eldest.

And here's the one for my youngest.

I have used the same filler cards because it takes the thinking out of the equation. Why create unnecessary decision-making for myself?!

The favourites card I plan to use each month to record the boys' favourite books, movies, games, foods etc. You can find them here.

Here's a close up of the journalling card. 

Now that I have made my decision, I can't wait to get new albums for them. 

How many albums do you have on the go at the one time?

Supplies: Digital journal card from my online store {, One Little Bird, and Paislee Press. Stamps from Kellie Stamps, Becky Higgins 6x8 page protectors.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

PROJECT LIFE | January 2015 complete (family album)

Sharing the last page for January 2015! 

Here is it:

As I didn't go on this bike ride, it was hard for me to journal about it so I asked my husband to email me a few words. I'm really pleased that he is contributing to our family album. Love how the The Story stamp (Kellie Stampsfits perfectly in that little space too. 

I have been digging One Little Bird's digital journalling cards lately. Last night I had a go working with digital elements from the Dwell kit, as I couldn't find a filler card that worked.

Nothing overly fancy, but I like the simplicity of it. It's the Your Were Here card on the right ;)

Feels so good to have finished the January pages for our family album! 

How's your 2015 Project Life album going?

Supplies: Digital downloads from One Little Bird. Stamps from Kellie Stamps, Becky Higgins page protectors in Design C and date stamp. Alphas from The Stamp Spot

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

PROJECT LIFE | More of January 2015

I am one page off finishing January! It's a little bit exciting as this is my first time working on the current year!

Here's my monthly overview pages for January.

I feel like I do cram a lot of photos into the one spread and at times question whether it's too busy. I keep reminding myself that my goal is to get my photos printed and into albums, so at least I'm ticking some boxes.

Here's a few close ups.

Here's another of the January overview pages.

I love this next photo of Jake. It was late afternoon during the school holidays and he wentoutside to read. When I glimpsed outside, he was sitting quietly on our front porch reading his favourite Lego Movie book. 

This photo is unposed, and taken from inside the house through our mesh screen door. What I love most is that it is such an accurate capture of my boy and his relaxed, quiet nature, doing what he loves. 

I am so close to finishing January I can almost taste it! I wonder if I can get it done before the weekend?...

Do you get to craft much on weeknights? Or are you like me, and your eyes start to get sleepy the minute you sit down to start crafting?

Supplies: Digital journal card from my online store {, One Little Bird, and Paislee Press. Stamps from Kellie Stamps, WRMK 12 x 12 album in Mint, Becky Higgins page protectors in Design C.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

PRINTABLE FREEBIES | Handwritten Quote Cards for Project Life

Hiya! Just a quick post today to share a few FREE printables I had promised to those who had mentioned their interest on Instagram.

These filler cards I have handwritten and scanned for use in my Project Life Journal. You can read more here

The card on the left is a quote I found that I really love because it is how I feel about my husband. Which is why I included the #iloveyou stamp from Kellie Stamps when I used it in my PL journal (pictured above). Unfortunately, I cannot find the author of the quote for inclusion.

The one on the right are words I wrote myself in a moment where I was letting self comparison impose on my own sense of self worth. We've all done that at some point, right?

Just click on the links below to download the cards.



Please let me know in the comments if you have downloaded the printables. Remember to tag me on Instagram (@themakingtable) if you share something you have created with the freebie cards as I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting everyone! xx