Thursday, 15 January 2015

2015 + 2 weeks already?!

Seriously? That fortnight just flew past!

OK. First things first... my sincere apologies for the delay in drawing my giveaways last Saturday as I promised... Mainly it's the digital age version of the dog ate my homework... my computer has been an absolute pain in the arse the last few weeks and I cannot blog on my phone. I'm old and I'm blind ok?

Then we had lots of visitors for my birthday which was lovely but busy...

PLUS my damn airconditioner died and it's STILL NOT FIXED!!! I am hot and bothered and over it... pffffffffftttttt.

Sooooooooooo without further ado... the winners are:



DIY Shop... Tarryn

Caroline B... Odds & Ends

Leah... Peace, Love & Sunshine


Anita... Heidi Swap Glitter Kit
Let me know your addresses by email or Facebook message chickies and it will be on it's way to you.


Now, more about my approach to documenting 2015.

I have been thinking a bit more about what I want to do with my memory keeping this year... and reading a LOT of bloggers that are thinking the same.

Ali Edwards is always an inspiration... I must sound like such a desperado-stalker-fangirl but so much of what she says just resonates with me...

Then there was another chick I found through Cathy Zielski (who I also love by the way)...

 Kelsey McEvoy... and she sort of really cemented what I am thinking I will do... (the fact that she likes to say fuck a lot just sealed the deal).

Again... it is all a work in progress,,, so we will see I suppose.

So after MUCH mucking about and changing my mind I FINALLY settled on my 2015 cover page.



I really love how it turned out.

Trying to get a photo of this motley crew, using my Canon 500D on a tripod with the self timer, is no mean feat so I was ecstatic with how these turned out. I toyed with them in black and white but I just love them in colour and then I found these Paislee Press On My Desk digital journaling cards that I've had for ages and they were just perfect.

That little house on the first from left 3x4 is actually from the Amy Tan Plus One mini kit... I just erased the green from around it and placed it on top of the Paislee Press card.

I also changed the second from left 3x4... it is also from the Paislee Press On My Desk kit. It had a P and play. I changed it to C and cox by using the healing brush tool (it looks like a bandaid) in PSE7 to block out the circle then added a text box for my C and cox. 

The 3x4 quote is a freebie from Ali Edwards' blog here.

For the 6x4 "living our story" filler card... I opened a new blank file. Then  I used an Ali Edwards brush from a set called Selfie for the Win. It actually says "living my story" (as you can see in my blog header) but I wanted it to say "our" for this album so I just blocked out the "my" with the rectangle tool in white and added a text box over the top. I added the other text in curly brackets with another text box.

The top right filler card was another Ae brush from the Firsts Digital kit. I just added the line with the line tool and 2015 with a text box.

As always I will print these out and put them into an actual, physical Becky Higgins Design A pocket page. I might change the quote and the chevron 3x4 cards over actually now that I look at it again. I can't leave anything alone. ;)

I really love the wood grain / black & white / linen / leather / metallic / gold and bronze / vellum colour and texture combos that I am seeing around so I think I will be following that trend for the most part in 2015.

I would DIE to get my hands on the Studio Calico 9x12 albums they have released... they are just divine... but with international shipping and the crappy exchange rate at the moment my credit card says "no" (yeah, really it said, "are you fucking kidding me, get a grip on reality, you crazy bitch?" but I thought that was just rude).

I am being good and trying to stick with my no buying pledge but MAN it is hard.

How is your 2015 memory keeping shaping up?  I am ALREADY 2 weeks behind! :P

1 comment:

Leah said...

Woot woot! Thank you! And I am loving your cover page - but where are week's 1 & 2??