Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Project Life Haul!


So if you follow me on twitter (@bellamomentox shameless plug there!) you may have seen that I have posted a series of tweets about the project life scrapbook. I have wanted to do a scrapbook for ages but the thought of having to sit down and put it together along with a fashion design sketchbook for uni was terrifying. Plus I didn't know where to begin. At the beginning of Jan I watched Lily Pebbles youtube video about her 'project life sketchbook'. (You can watch this video HERE). I immediately knew that this was the 'scrapbook' method for me as it was fool proof! The project life bits are more difficult to get in the UK so I bought all of my bits from Hobbycraft. There wasn't much of a selection to choose from but I am happy with what I got!


 The album I went with was the Blush design. It comes with the ring binders inside and a cute little heart detailing in the bottom left corner of the cover. I also bought 3 different page inserts. They come in a pack of 12 which I think is great as usually you normally get one or two at a time. I got all the different design Design A, D and C. 
 I bought a couple of bits and pieces that I can use to decorate my pages. I got some clips and tags to label some images and then some sticky notes so I can write a little title or memory to insert next to an image. I picked up these felt alphabet stickers in the Hobbycraft sale because again they can be useful when adding a title to a page. I got the little pegs from wilkinson. I love how tiny they are. I thought that it would be a different way to add a photograph to a piece of paper. I also have some sellotape that has a red striped decoration on it as I thought it would look pretty and much nicer than plain! I got this from Ikea and it came with a couple of additional rolls to put inside. 
 When you buy the project life scrapbook there is the option to buy already designed and cut out shapes that fit perfectly into the little wallets sections. I thought that I wouldn't buy these as they were quite pricey for what they are. I bought a pack of decorated paper squares from Wilkinson and have just started to cut up my own shapes to attach photographs to. The Sewingbird paper pad is actually for proper scrapbooking. I got this from TK Maxx a couple of months ago because as a fashion student I thought it would inspire me. I have never used it, and think it will be perfect to use as section backgrounds. The final roll of paper is actually a wallpaper sample. When I was decorating my bedroom I knew that I wanted to have wallpaper. I selected lots of samples from Laura Ashley and found that they were really generous. This paper will also work perfectly for this project, and so much better than just sitting gathering dust in my craft cupboard!

Here is a little sample/sneak peek of the first page of my project life scrapbook. I have decided to do the first page as a 'about me' section. I have included some of my polaroid snaps. One of my resolutions for this year was to take more photographs and I feel like this project is perfectly matched! I have already taken lots of snaps and can't wait to look back on a filled 2015 scrapbook next January! 

Let me know if you have started a project life scrapbook and if there is anything I need to buy! I am hoping to update my progress to scrapbooking throughout the year so let me know if this is something you want to see! 

Thanks for reading! 
lots of love, 


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