I’m back at CASE-ing the Catty this week for the Memory Keeping section of the Occasions Catalogue.
You may have come from the talented Alison Barclay, or maybe this is your first stop in the Blog Hop. Make sure you keep hopping on through – there are lots of great things to see. The links for all the blogs are at the end of my post.
I’m so stoked to be CASE-ing this particular section of the catalogue for several reasons.
Firstly, I have always taken photos ( … lots of photos! ) and I started storing them in pocket albums when we lived in Canada over 25 years ago. So … was I excited when Stampin’ Up! teamed up with Becky Higgins’ Project Life? … oh yes indeed!
Secondly, I am doing Project 365 this year with two friends. (Project 365 is when you take a photo every day for a year and put them into an album with journalling – a great record of the year.) We try to meet monthly to keep ourselves on track. I have to say that taking the photos is easy for me and getting them into albums is a breeze with the Project Life Card Collections – it’s the journalling that I struggle a bit with. Though I do find the cards themselves help with this – there is a defined space that I can fill – though it’s flexible enough that I can add more or be more creative if I have the inclination.
And lastly I really wanted to use the oh so cute Let’s Get Away Project life Suite of products and I had the perfect event.
One of the sections in my Project 365 album that I had not done, was the two weeks when we had a Canadian friend visiting us, and New Zealand, for the first time. That was back in February. There were way more than one photo per day so I was struggling on how to incorporate enough photos to show the many places we visited. The CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop provided the perfect motivation to get on to these pictures! I settled on putting together one page for each day. I also made collages of most places that were visited or activities that were done – there was always more than one event everyday – lots was squeezed in! Trust me there are lots of photos that haven’t made it onto the pages.
So enough chatter, here are a few of pages I’ve put together for the time she was here. Sorry that some of them are a bit dark!
Day 2 – Keri Keri, Manganui, Kari Kari Peninsular, Maitai Beach and delicious New Zealand ice cream!
Day 3 – Gumdiggers, Cape Reinga, Te Paki Sand dunes, Ninety Mile Beach
Day 4 – Kawakawa, Poor Knight’s Islands, Tutakaka
There are Mambo Melon and Bermuda Bay transparent stickers that make great extensions that fit through the rings in your photo album. So you can add items that are too big for a pocket!
Love these – I often collect booklets or informational flyers when visiting places so they are just the ticket!
And if you’re wondering why there are no photos of me – well I didn’t make it on this part of the trip – I was recovering from sinus surgery and wasn’t up to the required pace – so sent hubby Roy. He had a blast with my sister, Julie, and our friend, Nonie! I did join them in Taupo when the pace was a little quieter.
Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few of my album pages – I loved doing them and the Let’s Get Away cards and accessories were ideal.
You can hop along and see Julia Quinn’s CASE next.
Here’s the list of all the Blogs in the Hop – check them out!
Jackie Noble <—– You are here 🙂
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