Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WOYWW 209

After all the excitement of our fourth anniversary last week, we are back to our normal snooping around one another's crafting spaces, and you can join in too by visiting our hostess Julia at her Stamping Ground.
I have a rather uninteresting table to show this week as much of my crafting has been done on the computer. In January I started a Project life album and I am determined to see it through to the end of the year. It entails making a double-spread digital scrapbook page each week. It is a bit more restricted than normal digital scrapbooking because you start with a template full of 'windows' into which you either slot a photo or a journalling card. I was doing really well with mine, but during May I was too busy, so although I have all the photos chosen and filed away in a folder for each week, I haven't managed to get the pages put together. So this week my challenge is to play "catch up", and get back up to date. I am not doing too bad with just two more weeks to go.

So on my desk you can see a thick folder where I keep a print out of the title page for each of my digi kits. I have over a hundred of them, and some have such way-out names that tell me nothing of their colour scheme or content, so I find a folder of the front pages makes choosing which to use so much easier. And by cross referencing them I then know where to find them on my computer. 
Then there is my pages of templates to chose from. This is the starting point for each page and my choice depends on how many photos I want to include and their orientation. Some weeks I have far too many but on others I don't really have enough for a double-spread so I have to use a lot of journalling and filler cards. This is the page I am working on today.
And finally there are my four latest pages that I have just printed, and these are waiting to be trimmed and added to my album.
And here are a couple of weeks' finished spreads so you can get an idea of what I am talking about.
 

And finally I just want to say a big Thank you to the friends who have sent me ATCs. Two have arrived and I have two more to come, so when I have them all I will post a picture of them. I hope mine are travelling safely to their destinations too.

18 comments:

Annie said...

I really love your pages Kate. Hours of work there I can tell.
Thanks so much for the gorgeous ATC...life has just got in my way and I haven't managed to email all my friends who have sent mine to me [Sorry]. I love them all and the fact that they were sent by friends I haven't met [as yet].
Hugs,
A x # 49

Annie said...

I really love your pages Kate. Hours of work there I can tell.
Thanks so much for the gorgeous ATC...life has just got in my way and I haven't managed to email all my friends who have sent mine to me [Sorry]. I love them all and the fact that they were sent by friends I haven't met [as yet].
Hugs,
A x # 49

Helen said...

what great work!! I can't think how I missed that project life was digital crafting... good job I didn't try and join in (what a nut!) Happy WOYWW Helen 5

MaxineD said...

You really are a busy bee on that project!! Well done on keeping up and catching up!
Blessings
Maxine

House of Bears said...

We've just started to scrap in a PL style as we can fit more photos in of holidays etc. we've not tried digi scrapping ad yet though.

Waving hi from the bears @#85 this week

The Taming of the Glue said...

The pages are terrific...so much work has gone into them and they'll be lovely to look back on in years to come. Hugs. Pam#9

jill said...

beautiful pages . happy woyww Jill #82

Jean Straw said...

Looks like your pages are coming on nicely Kate. Lovely photos.
Jean x

Jackie Kirner said...

Oh, yes - the Project Life layouts are on my bucket list. Perhaps next month I'll start trying that. I love the little window formats.

Enjoy your week!

Jackie K #94

BJ said...

Not sure I'd be satisfied with digi scrapping but your pages are brilliant. BJ#22

Redanne said...

Hi Kate, you are so clever to be able to do digi work like that, how lovely to be able to fit so much onto a page - love what you are doing. Thanks for your visit earlier too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #51

sandee said...

Your Project Life sheets look awesome, so organized and neat. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I feel an ATC fraud really...mine was the simplest it could possibly be and the ones I received were all layered and intricate. Ah well......
I love the skull card you did in the previous post...the red and blacks work really well with the image. No wonder the recipient was happy with it!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

Nan G said...

Great pages! How cool to be doing them digitally too. Thanks for the earlier visit. a late Happy WOYWW! Nan G #103

Gita said...

Your digital PL pages look great. I've never gotten into the digital scrapbooking or anything. Thanks for stopping by already. Brigita #113

sandra de said...

Great LO, I especially like ones that can fit lots of photos. If you are going to spend time on a LO I think it should be for max. photos. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @53

Dianne said...

Wow Kate your brilliant all that work you do on the pages is unbelievable, well for me anyway, they turned out fantastic, lots of work but well worth it. thanks for sharing and for your visit. Dianne #83, it might take me a few days to get around to visit as many as I can :) have a wonderful day..

Neet said...

Do hope Kim settles and is a good dog for you. Looks adorable (notice the lack of gender - is it male or female?)

I am envious of your ability to use the computer like you do - what a great way to scrap.

Hugs, Neet 17 xx - thanks for visiting me earlier - sorry I a late I have been crafting outdoors trying to enjoy this sun whilst we have it.