It’s time to share my Project Life pages from September! I only had a few spreads to put together this time as I didn’t take a lot of photos. This month I used a lot of white in my journal cards and focused on picking out accent colours that tied the pages together.
I love my title page for this month – all those yellows and blues!
This spread includes a little insert – the order of service from our friends’ wedding. I love adding in bits of ephemera like that to my pages!
I find documenting weddings in my Project Life album pretty tricky, because I don’t usually take a lot of photos at my friends’ weddings, and the actual wedding photos are usually not available for a few months. For this page, I included the one semi-decent photo I managed to take of the happy couple, and added in bits and pieces from the wedding stationery to round out the story.
I played around with coloured journal cards for a while before realising that the best way forward was to use primarily white journal cards to give the eye a bit of a rest from all the saturated colours! Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
I combined cards from one Becky Higgins kit with a card and some cardstock from the Maggie Holmes ‘Open Book’ collection for this page, because the warm neutral tones really matched well together!
This is one of my favourite pages of the month, which is funny because the main story it tells is of a pretty rubbish week when I was home sick. I used the daffodil photo as the inspiration for the colour palette here – I love how bright and cheerful this page looks, despite the less-than-cheerful story it’s telling!
I bookended my September pages with all my ‘niblings’, including my lovely little nephew-dog! Dannii and I have been walking Roscoe every weekend, and I’ve really loved getting to spend a little bit of quality time with him each week. I kept things pretty simple for this page – just a few phrase stickers, and red heart accents (which conveniently match with my red cardigan in the centre photo)!
And that’s it for September! I hope you enjoyed this look into my 2019 Project Life album – stay tuned next month for the October spreads!
The photos in this 12×12 layout were taken a few years apart, and when I saw them together I was so tickled by the way my little niece and nephew both unknowingly imitated my expressions! I just had to put them together into one page!
This page came together pretty quickly – I just layered papers and embellishments in, one by one, until I liked the overall look.
I don’t use doilies very often in my layouts, but I cut one down to use as a border. I like the texture that it adds to the whole layout!
The centre card is from an old Studio Calico documenter kit – I added a bit of washi tape to embellish, and mounted it on a bit of lilac cardstock to bring out those pretty purple tones. I love repurposing journal cards in my traditional layouts – it’s an easy way to add a bigger title or design element!
I’m so glad that I was able to come up with a way to put these two photos together in one layout, and I love how it all looks!
- ‘Cute’ and ‘Happy heart’ stickers from the Maggie Holmes/American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight
- White enamel heart from an old Amy Tangerine collection, also purchased from Spotlight
- Lilac card stock, gold glitter washi tape, wood veneer hearts and doily from my stash
- All other elements from past Studio Calico scrapbook and documenter kits
Today I’m sharing a fun 12×12 layout all about my little nephew!
I was inspired by this layout by Kelly Noel – I turned the design on its side and decided to use punched paper circles instead of a combination of circles and stamps. My new Fiskars 1.5 inch circle punch got a good workout for this page!
Most of the papers and embellishments came from the Northern Lights scrapbook kit from Studio Calico – the wintery theme of the kit really worked for this story! I chose orange and copper as my accent colours, to pick up on the orange in both the photo and the patterned paper on the right.
I love this layout and I’m glad I was able to document Gabriel’s first snow experience this way!
- Grey letter stickers from an old Messy Box kit
- All other elements from past Studio Calico scrapbook and documenter kits!
It’s well and truly spring here in Australia, so to celebrate, today I’m sharing a lovely floral dress that I made from a free pattern!
Yes, I’ve finally gotten around to making one of Peppermint magazine’s lovely free sewing patterns, and I started with a beauty – the everyday dress pattern created by In the Folds!
This dress has so many elements that I love – a super easy fit, the all-important pockets, sweet little side splits, and a lot of versatility! It’s reversible so you can wear the v-neck or the round neck at the front, and you can transform the look of the dress by wearing it with a waist sash (which is my preference) or leaving it loose and floaty.
I made this version as a wearable toile to test out the pattern, using a pretty floral-patterned linen/cotton blend from Spotlight. I cut a size 1 and altered the pattern slightly by shortening it by about 15cm so that the dress would sit at knee length (I’m a very petite 155cm/5’1″!), and folding the sleeve hem under one more time before sewing it down so that it would hit just below my elbow.
This was a nice quick make that I was able to complete in a day, and the pattern instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I can’t believe this was a free pattern!
I’m in love with my new everyday dress, and I’m anticipating getting a lot of wear out of it this spring and summer! I will definitely be making another one soon!