This moment

Last week the big girl played her bassoon on a Scholl Musical and it was such a beautiful moment.  I wanted to make a page about it while everything was still fresh on my mind.

This moment

This moment

I challenged myself to use a color background and I am so happy I did.

Lots of golden accents and layering. I used a card and a label from the Roman Holiday Kit, a gold transparency from the Crate Paper Poolside – also from a past SC Kit, stars from the Felix Christmas collection and that text stripe. Love all the bits of gold!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wrapping up my Project Life Album 2016

Another year in the books. My 6th year of documenting our everyday life through Project Life and the one that I loved the process the most. Also, for the first time I did not have any week to catch up in the new year. I managed to make my pages every 2 weeks through the whole year. Just saying that I am proud of my achievement is an understatement LOL

Although I have no solutions for everyone’s struggles to keep on going with this kind of memory keeping, I think it can be useful to share what worked for me this year, so here it goes:

  • I did one page per week. That’s my happy place and how I’ll keep working in this project in the future.
  • I did more than one page in some weeks. Hey, did I not just write that I did one page per week? well, for some weeks one page was not enough so I did two. And them went back to my usual one-page-per-week routine. Because it is my album and I can decide, because I am doing it for me and my family and life happens.
  • I was part of the design team for the Project Life Kit from danipeuss.de. That means I had one beautiful kit delivered to my doorsteps every month and I had to make some pages using it, so I did. I helped me to stay on track tremendously. Things changed at danipeuss.de and there is not a PL-Kit DT anymore so I am on my own this year. But I am not worried because I’ve found my workflow. I know I can keep working the same way using my printables and my stash of journaling cards.
  • I’ve made time to work on one spread (two weeks of life) every 2-3 weeks. This way I did not fall behind.
  • I added my “Week in the Life” and “Day in the Life” projects to this album. I think it enriches the storytelling in this album and also saves me time because I did not have make an extra album for those projects.
  • I kept the album simple. Almost no embellishments, stickers, alphas… just journaling cards + photos.

I did a short walkthrough video of my 2016 album, I am not talking a lot there, just showing you how it does look like with all the memorabilia I added through the year, and all the pages together.

 

 

I already started working on my 2017 album, and will likely post the pages when they are ready on my Instagram account and just write one blog post with the entire month here in the blog in the begin of the next month.

Are you making Project Life this year too? Leave me a comment here or on Instagram so I can follow along too. Let’s keep inspired!

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PROJECT LIFE® is a trademark of the Becky Higgins LLC. WEEK IN THE LIFE & DAY IN THE LIFE are trademarks of Ali Edwards.

DIYF September

DIY Notizbuch aus Kinderkunst

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Diese Notizbücher sind ein schnelles DIY und ein großartiges Geschenk für Kinder, Tanten, Omas …

 

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Materialien:

Buntes Artwork der Kinder

Papier für die Innenseiten und Cover (bunter Cardstock, gemustertes Papier, Tonpapier, Druckpapier, Notizpapier, usw.)

Schneidemaschine oder Cutter + Lineal

Bäckergarn (wie zB von Garn & Mehr)

Tapeziernadel

Ahle

Falzbein

 

So wird’s gemacht:

Als erstes muss man sich für die Notizbücher-Größe entscheiden. Meine Notizbücher sind A5, also 148 mm X 210 mm. Man kann die Notizbücher aber so groß oder so klein machen wie man möchte. Ich mag das Format A6 (105 mm X 148 mm) auch sehr gerne.

Papiere für das Cover und die Innenseiten des Notizbuchs passend schneiden und mit Hilfe eines Falzbeines in der Mitte falten. Für das A5 Format kann man einfach A4 Papier in der Mitte falten. Für ein Notizbuch in A6 Format faltet man ein A5 Blatt in der Mitte.

Alle Blätter werden mit Hilfe einer Papierklammer (Wäscheklammern erledigen die Arbeit auch!) zusammengehalten. Mit Hilfe eines Lineals drei Stichlöcher in die Innenseite des Notizbuchs markieren. Das erste Loch in der Mitte und die anderen zwei rechts und links daneben in 5cm Abstand. Löcher mit Hilfe einer Ahle von innen nach außen durchstechen.

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Eine Stück Bäckergarn für die Bindung schneiden. Es soll ungefähr 3 Mal so Groß sein wie der Buchrücken des Notizbuches.

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Man startet die Bindung von der Außenseite des Mittelloches Richtung Innenseite. Die Bilderanleitung zeigt die nächsten Schritte:

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Beide Enden des Bäckergarns werden über den zentralen Faden fest zusammengeknotet. Fertig ist das Notizbuch!

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Viele wunderschöne Notizbücher basteln und den Lieben verschenken.

Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Memory Keeping

“Something I forget a lot, and have to remind myself about a lot: I’m not on my way somewhere.

This moment isn’t just a stepping stone to get to another place. It’s the destination. I’m already here.

I’m not on my way to a more important moment. This current moment is the most important moment.

This might be obvious to some of you, but I forget a lot. It’s not usually obvious until I remind myself. And even then, it takes some convincing, because I have a tendency to discount this moment and think the important ones are coming up soon.

Each moment rushes by, because we’re on our way somewhere else. They rush by, rush by, and whoosh are gone. We don’t notice them, because they’re unimportant. Our lives become a huge pile of unnoticed unimportant moments on our way to more important things. The important things also get tossed on the same pile, until we’re left wondering where it all went.

Each moment is like the dew on grass, fragile, ready to evaporate, precious. Let’s not waste each moment with neglect.”

Leo Babauta

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