Welcome Everyone

The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Friday, 11 January 2013

A New Project for Me!

Well today I thought I'd share with you a new weekly project I've set myself for 2013.

Every week I'm going to complete a layout in my specially dedicated Smash Book, my week will run from Mon - Sun and I shall attempt to share my finished pages on a weekly basis though I can't promise!

So here's my first pages completed for week commencing 31 st Dec - 6 th Jan - 

The cover of the orange Smash book covered with paper from Teresa Collins Fabrications range.

I kept the vellum insert and embellished it to match the 2-page spread.

Both pages are decorated using papers and embellishments from Graphic 45 The Olde Curiosity Shoppe range.

On the back of the vellum I journalled onto coordinating card stock and attached it using a Tim Holtz hanger and some washi tape.

I took photos during the week & then chose photos after I journalled, I also wanted an up-to-date photo of Keagan to start the year, much to his amusement....not!

I love these badge style embellishments, I bought them from an American lady on Etsy A Flair for Buttons there are so many fab 'buttons' on there. 

I've realised lately how important it is to write......that is actually write in my own handwriting not type and print out. Not an easy task for me as my hands and fingers struggle to hold a pen, but I do have a few large chunky barrelled pens that along with tubing help me to do a little at a time. I love the idea of future generations being able to look back and be told that the writing really was my handwriting!

Since Smash came along I've found myself being interested in Scrapbooking and as my confidence in creating layouts rose I've now started to keep my 'best' papers and embellishments for my Smash books and layouts so that I don't have to give them away! 

Anyway I look forward to sharing this Zoe-style version of Project Life with you all, providing the novelty doesn't run out. I am, at the moment, determined to create this year long book as something to look back on as a record of what 2013 was like here, in Zoe & Keagan's world! 

Take care Zo xx


Helen said...

Well done on setting this challenge to yourself - love this first week's entry!

Ali Wade said...

Zo, that is wonderful. The papers and embellies are truly scrumptious! A Smash book is on my wish list. Was hoping to start a regular journal this year, but now doing a blog on the farmhouse renovation, so that is taking up yet more of my day ( Ali x

Kirsty.a said...

Looks great. I can't face full Project Life but I'm also blogging a weekly roundup and using my Smash Book to keep Months in Numbers going

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Looking as delicious as an orange scented lovely thing! Well done you for setting yourself a SMASH challenge - and excelling at it with your first pages! Loving the cover - fab papers. Good luck with the project - I look forward to seeing the next pages. Debs xxx

Cards by Alison said...

Wow looks fab, looking forward to seeing more. Alison xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zo, again! Your SMASH book is looking good a - love Graphic 45 and don't blame you wanting to keep it all for yourself. I think you and Keagan will have fun re-reading the book in years to come. I can see that our descendants will just love seeing our handwriting so always write the journaling for the scrap pages I make - even though, due to a combination of arthritis and writers' cramp, my handwriting it deteriorating. BTW, love all your embellishments including those cute buttons. Take care. Elizabeth xx