Thursday, 13 December 2012

Have you heard about 'Project Life'?

I love scrapbooking, but sometimes I feel like I really don't have the time, patience or money to do a proper scrapbook. I'm planning on starting one up over the Christmas holidays (I've finished university for this semester, yay!) that's filled up with all my photos from the last year, but lately I've also liked the idea of documenting every day life as well.
I'm not interesting enough to do a diary or journal, and I wanted to incorporate photos. SO, I had a snoop around the bloggersphere and I discovered 'Project Life'.
'Project Life' is a concept designed by Becky Higgins, and it combines scrapbooking, journalling and memory keeping in a really simple way. You can buy the binders, photo pages, paper and lovely little core kits from Becky's website (the English and European shop is HERE) or from Amazon, and the process looks so quick and easy, with gorgeous results.
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I think the reason I like the idea of 'Project Life' so much is that it can be anything you want it to be. You can do a photo every day, you can do a two page photo spread for every week... you can be as creative as you want. The challenge is to complete a whole years' worth of memories, but you do it at your own pace and exactly how you want it.
I'm very, very tempted to use some of my christmas money to buy a Project Life set, especially as I think it would be a great way to showcase Instagram or Instax photos. (I'm supposed to be getting a fufjifilm 210 wide for christmas, eeek!)
If you're interested in finding out more I suggest looking at Becky Higgins' website, or Ali Edwards blogs about her scrapbook every week HERE if you want to see it in action!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

DIY: Re-Vamping a Noticeboard

You know when you have those weeks when you have so much to do, you feel like you barely have time to sit down? That's what last week was like. I had all my final assignments to complete, christmas shopping to do, and endless paperwork to fill out. BUT, you may remember my last post where I said that I'd had a lot of photos from this year printed, and that I didn't know what to do with them.
I decided to re-vamp my university bedroom noticeboard, and I thought you may like to see it. Sorry for the poor photo quality, it was nightime!
To do this, I needed my printed photos, minature craft pegs, drawing pins and ribbon that would fit across my noticeboard.
After pinning the ribbon across the noticeboard, I used the pegs to fasten landscape-style photographs to it. I used landscape photos at first to try and fit as many photos onto the board as possible, as I'd printed out so many more than I needed!
I pinned the lengths of ribbon across the noticeboard using the drawing pins, and pinned it in at least three places to make sure it could take the weight of the photos.  

The finished product! I added a few portait photos down the far side and along the bottom to fill in the gaps, and pinned some pink and white ribbon along the top of the noticeboard.
 It's lovely to have my noticeboard totally full, with loads of memories from the last year in front of me when I'm doing my work.
What would you have done with your photos?