Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Catching up...

Lately I haven't had much time to do much else but my Project Life kits.. I have been loving doing them and each and every month I am selling out which is fantastic.. I didn't expect such a great response so than you all who like to get some happy mail once a month.
I have put a couple of weeks in here to share with you.  
When I first started PL (2.5 years ago) I found it so frustrating.  I felt like my work was not blending and matching like you do in a 12x12 layout.. I found it so hard to match papers up with such different coloured photos.... then one day the penny dropped.  you don't always have to have everything matching for it to look great.  I do like to do a colour palette sometimes.. and I enjoy it .. but most weeks I love to just go with what feels right for the photo..   So if this is you, just remember you don't have to be pedantic .  










My BFF and I ... love this girl












Not much news to catch up on.  I am looking forward to some new PL products to come out.  Has been a while.  And papers.. I love papers and am on the lookout for new papers all the time to cut up and use instead of cards all the time.
Good night for now
Take care
Moonie x



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Week 16 Project Life update

As a lot of you would know these are my most favorite colours.   I have just finished my kits for May and I had a week to play and do my own thing.  So I printed out the yellow VW car which is my next dream car and it went from there.  I have some gorgeous pink PL cards and paper which is from Kaiser so I am going to give pink a go and see how it comes out.  I dont use or do many colour coordinated pages very often but I real the like took and feel of them while I am doing them.  Plus I do like to have a play and do something different now and then.  Great to mix things up.
Below I have used Kaiser spotted paper which I just love and I also love the little Date tab that is available from Flutterby Designs.


Below is my new rug I bought for myself as Ive been so down in the dumps health wise so decided I needed a treat.  I spotted this rug about 4 months ago and decided to go and buy it this week.  Its perfect.  The Hello tab and NOTE: tab are from Flutterby Designs also.  Perfect colours for my inserts this week.


I love this little beauty.  He comes and visits us regularly in our back yard.  How lucky are we.  I have used this digi stamp from Peppermint Creative.  They are so cool.  And also to keep my colour in here I have added my cute little star tab from Flutterby Designs.  Simple Stories camera chipboard.


Not only is the above one of my favorite photos but this fussy cut from Flutterby Designs is also one of my favorite embellishments for a page.  Ohhh how I love theeeee!! They take over the page and are stunning.  It just gives the page a nice POP.  They come in white cardstock.  I have sprayed it with black paint.






Below is my Kaiser Craft desk organiser I bought from work on sale for $10 from $20.  I had so much fun putting it together.  Painted it all up black first then adhered the paper to the tabs and the end of the organiser itself.  Then waalaaa put it all together and sealed it with Mod Podge.  Love this stuff.  I always use the Matte.
How cool is this Check out this card... ?  It is from the Everyday Etc Happy cards then I have inked up these cute little circle wood veneers for a few little embellishments.


Make sure you go here and check out all the yummy Flair buttons they have over at Flutterby Designs.  They are truly cool and pop on each page.


And again wood veneers from Flutterby Desgins.  Love love love


And most important.. my precious baby.. Ok we all have a dream.  But yes this is my dream car.  Im so in love with this.. and my colour.  But like I said... we are all entitle to dreams right?


Thats about all I have to share with you all tonight.. I am hoping to get another Week done before I start my June Project Life kits.  If you are interested in purchasing my kits... Please email me at
moons1969@gmail.com
And if you are not a member of my Facebook Snap it up Project Life page.. make sure you request to join.
Night night for now
Moonie girl x

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How do you Project Life


I was a 12x12 scrapbooker for 7 years and I have since taken up Project Life and currently onto my 3rd year of it.  I am in love with Project Life as I love to document not just photos that are special but daily life and routines for us to look back on and remember the simple things in life that happened.
I have committed to doing my PL weekly.  It is a full on commitment (especially the way I do my PL) and I am by no means a fast scrapper.  I am very slow and get easily distracted.  I am busy, I work, I have a family, a social life, crappy health At the Moment but hey...... we are women and aren't we all the same way.  We are all so so busy each and every day.  So.. its a good idea for you to take it onboard whichever way suites you and your time schedule.  I know girls that do it monthly and do it for just occasions.. Holidays, Wedding, baby albums.. however suits you.
I do struggle most weeks to keep up.  Especially now that I am doing my Project Life kits, I am much more behind.. But thats ok because I am not trying to keep up with anyone else except myself.  
I spend probably 5 nights a week out of 7 in my scrapping room from 8.30pm til Midnight.. My ding dong bell rings in my head at midnight.. time to go and get some much needed sleep to pull me through the next 1 hour day.  
I get annoyed at myself as I will procrastinate for the first hour or two checking out Facebook, finding a good channel on television to keep me entertained while scrapping for the night, tidying my mess from the night before, oops.. go and make that coffee to give me a feeling of begin relaxed and ready to go... sooo by 9.30-10pm I'm rearing to go.
I know we all have our own ways and routine.. or not... but I find that this way works for me.
The two other nights I am not in my scrapping room I am on the couch in the lounge editing and printing out photos for the next week or two ahead of me (I mean behind me) that I am going to achieve. 
One of my most favourite editing programmes I use every day is PicMonkey.  This is a free editing programme through Facebook, but if you go onto their website you actually have to pay a yearly or monthly fee I think.  There are a few things that are not free in FB using it, but I get around that or use another tool which is free.



The other programme I use is Photoshop Elements Editor.  I must say I have always had a love hate relationship with PS but I have learnt to do only what I know for now.. I venture out now and then.. but basically I use PSE for putting the digital words on my photos and a little editing.  There is so much to learn in PSE and so much more I could do.. but that is sadly another lifetime away for me. Once again.. time poor is always my problem.
I have over the past couple of years purchased all of my digital words here at Designer Digitals.. Currently they are having a crazy 40% off Sale.


So once or twice a week I spend about 4 hours with my album in front of me on the couch and my empty page protectors and I scroll through my photos for the week I am working on.  I decide not he photos which are most important for me to scrap and put in my album.. and then I will go and edit them or add words to them if I feel the need.  Sometimes I will only just lighten the photos to make them look a bit brighter and clearer.

Once I have done this.. I am right to go for a week scrapping and doing my PL cards.  Now I know what photos I want to use and the page protector pieced out.. I am not up to the part that I chose my papers to match my photos.  I like to try and use a couple of layers of papers.. I love layers.. then lastly I add my embellishments to give my cards a pop of colour.

I like to use different page protectors.. Im not one to have the same. I love change.. and to mix it up.. Makes it look interesting.. I must say Becky Higgins Design A is my favourite.. but I do love tho use all the different inserts.  I love the 6x6.  This to me is like doing a mini 12x12.  Fun fun.. 
If you haven't tried these.. adventure out of your square and give them a go.  A change is always fun.. Like a challenge. I love to do a challenge as it gets me to use colours or  materials I don't always use.

I have two camera that I carry with me most of the time.. I always have my point and shoot Canon Powershot GX1

And my other love which I will be learning forever (time poor again) is my 
Canon EOS 600D SLR which I love.. it is a little bigger and heavier than my point and shoot.. but I love to learn on this.. just click and click away.. I love to do this when I am by myself. I dont care what I am shooting.. but I am aiming to get the look that I want and its fun out on my own in my own world doing just this.


I also have the Canon Lens Ultrasonic EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens to go with it. 
 I am constantly learning but this is what I love about my Project Life and photography.. I know my boys get annoyed at me for taking so many photos of them doing just every day stuff.. but I always say.. just ignore me and you wont suffer the consequences.. but if you chose to muck with me .. I will get angry lol


I love this shot of my gorgeous Mumma bear in NZ and all my nieces and nephews.. 

So that's it for me today.. If you are not already a member of my Facebook page Snap it up Project Life, go over and request to become a member. 
Love and hugs for this lovely Tuesday
Moonie xxx












Saturday, May 2, 2015

OMG it is May 2015

Wow.. I cannot believe it has nearly been a month since I blogged.  I wish life would jus slow down.  I like to be busy but it just seems to be every day life for most people around me.  Not much time to stop and smell the roses.  I have 4.5 days off right now as of today so I am going to nurture myself and I have got nothing planned.  To be honest.. I am not a lazy person.. but I would give anything to sleep in and get out of bed at lunchtime to a nice lunch and then just lay in bed or on my bed and just browse through Pinterest.  Just feel totally lazy.  Dreaming I know.. but sometimes you just need to stop in life.
I have been extremely busy doing my months Project Life kits.  I love it that all my customers are so excited when I post they have been mailed out.  They start stalking the postie.  Love it!! Im sure everyone loves happy mail.
Soooo..... as I finish up my kits and get them all in the mail at the end of each month I give myself about 5 days before I start the next months designs.  So last night I thoroughly enjoyed putting this one together.  I am hoping tonight I will get the right hand side done.  I love going through my stash and picking out random cute bits to add to my pages.


Below I have created a collage in Picmonkey.  I love this editing program.  I have used the little red embellishment which is pretty cool and you will find this in the Becky Higgins Embossing Value Kit. It comes with some very cool embellies and the cards are all great and fantastic colours.


Below is my title page for this week. I dont normally use a photo.. but I do love this photo and thought it was appropriate for this week.  The LOVE life chipboard word is from Mambi.  One of my closest friends bought it back from USA when she flew over for CHA in January.  The capture sticker is a transparent sticker from a Heidi Swapp sticker sheet.



As you all know or should by now.. I love my doilies.. Just adds that lovely softness to a photo.  I have the Amy Tan sticker sheet where the word certainly come from.  It is a transparent sticker so looks great on here.  The @ is from the Embossed Value kit.




Thats all for now guys.. My aim tonight is to finish the other side of this layout.  Fingers crossed I can post it here tomorrow night also.
Love and hugs
Moonie x

Monday, April 6, 2015

Week 2 Project Life album

We ar eon the last public holiday for the Easter Break.  I am watching my boys out in the ocean surf At the Moment.  I still am not brave enough to get out until my shoulder and hip and leg are strong enough to handle the rough waves.  Otherwise I will end up looking like a drowned mid aged blonde screaming for saviour.  It has been a lovely chilled out weekend.  Corey and I are planning on making a chocolate bowl put together with an inflated balloon and melted chocolate. Followed by home made Rocky Road.  This will be my first attempt but surely we cant go wrong.. it we do at least Cadburys chocolate, marshmallow, cherry ripe, turkish delight and coconut won't taste too bad.  

Today I just wanted to share my week 2 with you.  Since January I have been making my own Project Life kits.  They are $30 plus postage to anywhere on the globe.  They include everything you can see below in the kit, minus the thickers as you can create your own title and mini alpha stickers.
They are certainly a big hit and I am sold out each month..So if you are interested in purchasing one, please make sure you PM me in Facebook or leave me a message here so I can get back to you.
I send them to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA at this stage.
















I love mixing up papers and embellishments and making good use of my stamps.
On that note.. I am off to create my April kits.
See ya
Moonie x