Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Hello Stranger! Freebie Time.

Oh gosh, it's been so long since I've had time to post. 

The year has been hectic but with positive changes and new routines. My focus has been on health and wellness not only for myself, but also for my children. 

Needless to say, memory keeping, crafting and scripting has taken a back seat. That's not to say I've not made time for myself along the way. 

I've taken to sitting at my sunny window (on my yoga mat), committing to morning stretches (without a mat. does that still count as yoga?), and the occasional meditation. And sometimes all I can manage is taking a few conscious deep breaths in.   



A few nights ago, I made time to get my brush out and practice some scripting. 

So here are some freebies to say "hello! hope you are all doing great."




Here's the link for the ETERNITY card on the left, and here is the link for the FAMILY quote card on the right. 

If you use the the free printables, all I ask is that you please tag me on @themakingtable when you share on Instagram. I would love to see how you use them.







Sunday, 17 January 2016

MY PROJECT LIFE JOURNAL | March 2015 part 2

I shared a few pages from my March 2015 personal PL journal a few days ago (here) and I'm sharing a few more from that same month. 

I like being able to use more girly cards and patterns in this album as it's just for me. 

Here's the first spread:




This next spread is a photo hubby took when he went for an early morning fish. He saw the dappled sunlight coming through trees and wanted to show me. I'm like the full page photo too -- something I don't do very often. 

The RHS page titled heart words is a blog post I wrote about my relationship with my eldest son and how hard it is sometimes to parent a child who pushes you away (read here). It was important to include in my album because it documents where I was at, on this mothering roller coaster.

The heart words title (below) and the "oh yeah, so good" filler card (above) is from my HEART WORDS kit here



And with that, I'm a quarter of the way through 2015. The question is whether I continue with 2015 or just start 2016...?


Supplies: Digital journal card from my online store {themakingtable.bigcartel.com), One Little Bird, and Digital Project Life. Stamps from Kellie Stamps and Ali Edwards

Friday, 15 January 2016

MY PROJECT LIFE JOURNAL | March 2015 part 1

Has it really been over two months since my last post..!? That was back in November.

November was jam packed with learning new skills, new ideas and knowledge.

I set myself the November Daily Scripting challenge where I scripted every day in November to practice my brush scripting and shared daily on Instagram. Read original post here

It was interesting to see the quotes I was drawn to for scripting. Here's a few of my favourites:







  
Also in November, I did the 30-day Low Tox Life course with Alexx Stuart. It was a LIFE CHANGER. I don't say things like that lightly. Here's a taster of what you can expect in the course. Alexx has released this topic for public viewing as she believes it's important for everyone be aware. There were so many gems in the course that I spent most of December going over each of the topics and watching all the interviews again. 

November and December was full to the brim leaving no time for Project Life. Here I am in January once again, and I have still not finished one year's worth of Project Life since I started in 2013.

I'm still plodding along with my personal Project Life Journal. Here's a few pages I did for March 2015.



I put my brush script practice into use for these pages and created the Beautiful Mother card (LHS), and the pink pancakes filler (RHS). 

I did a few variations of the pancakes filler as well:



I hope you've enjoyed a lovely start to 2016! 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

My November Daily Scripting Challenge

I finally say down last week to make a card for a good friend of mine who'd recently had a beautiful baby girl. In my mind, I pictured a card with her daughter's name scripted. I've been trying on and off with my attempts to letter with a brush for almost a year without success. I was almost ready to let it go as one of those things I could not do.

But I couldn't let it go just yet.  

When all the brush lettering started appearing on Instagram a year or so ago, I was in awe. In love. And in envy. Why could my hand not script!?

My beautiful friend Tanyalee from The Drawing Board knows of this obsessive struggle of mine to brush script. I am grateful for her indestructible patience and sincere encouragement because it was Tanyalee who mentioned Random Olive to me. Seeing Random Olive's Instagram videos was the turning point and through practice I saw tiny bits of progress. I even got the card made for baby Charlotte.


  

I have learnt so much just from practicing every day over the last few weeks. 

I realise now that brush size matters. I needed a small brush as this was most comfortable in my hand.  

I was still practicing my scripting late on 31st October. As it reached midnight, I realised we were venturing into a new month, it was now November. It was then that I set myself the challenge to script every day for the entire month of November. And so the hashtag #novdailyscripting was created. This will be my motivation to commit to a daily scripting practice that will hopefully see improvement in my scripting.




Here's what I've shared so far on Instagram:








It's not too late to jump on board and practice your scripting this month. Use the hashtag #novdailyscripting on Instagram if you want to join in!