Thursday, 1 December 2011

Raring to Go

Well Suzie's challenge on UKS is certainly attracting a good following.

I am looking forward to doing this and am very glad to see some familiar faces joining me including Linda from my crop. This is great as I am sure we can egg each other on when we are having those struggling to keep up moments. It will also be good to make some new friends during the course of the year.

Since my last post I have discovered that a mini book isnt going to hold the type of layouts I envisage for this album. I have a pack of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors which my lovely friend Heather gifted me as she couldnt see herself using them and I thought they would be ideal for one of the layouts of the month, I thought I would also do a 12 x 12 layout incorporating more of the pictures and if I didnt have enough space on those pages I could maybe add a 6 x12 and/or an 8 x 8 page protector in between.

had never heard of Project Life by Becky Higgins until recently on UKS - where have I been hiding??? and it turns out that what I had planned to do with the photos from this challenge is very similar to PL.

I understand the kits for this will be on Amazon in January but I am not at all sure I can run to buying this as I am on a very tight budget at the moment. It would be convenient to have all the journalling cards etc ready cut to size but for me I think half the fun of this will be to be select lovely papers all year and make use of the scraps from my kits to make up the journalling cards and photo mats. I have already started squirelling bits and pieces away into a box for this and hope that I might make up my title page for the album at my December crop so that I am all good to go for January.

I have also been following Julie Kirk's lovely blog and love her My Month in Numbers feature. I think I might incorporate that into one of my layouts for each month next year. At this rate its going to be an overstuffed album I think.

Here's a little of my beloved Beadnell to help Suzie test our her linky widget


  1. Thanks Suzy! It's working .... I always think a kit you put together yourself with bits you already have is a winner!

  2. I agree, I haven't looked into Becky Higgins Project life but I have heard about it and was thinking about coming up with something myself, nicer that way I think if you design it yourself :) I look forward to seeing it come together. Jen xx