Monday, January 2

New things for 2012!! (and a freebie)

So I spent all of last year saying "two thousand eleven", but this year I'm already starting out with "twenty twelve" so maybe it will stick, haha. Anyways, I'm back and I have some fun things to share! Please bear with me as I take care of some housekeeping.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for your comments and support during the last year. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't even have a blog, so thanks!! One of my goals for 2012 is to leave more comments for those that leave comments for me. :) I really love reading the little notes from friends and followers, so if you drop me a line and have a blog, I'll be sure to stop by and check you out as well. It's all about sharing the love. :) The only exception will be blog hops or special posts where I get too many comments to handle in my limited online time, but I promise to try my best!

Another goal I have this year is to get back in the habit of posting every weekday when possible. There may be a few occasions (in March/April, for example) when I'll be too busy with life to get much crafting done and thus my posts may be more sporadic. But I'm going to do my best to post as often as possible. I won't be adding much in the way of DT responsibilities, so be looking for more "just because" creations and cards and whatnot. Maybe even some freebies here and there. ;)
Lastly, I am {way} stoked to be starting on Project Life this year!! I have been a traditional scrapbooker for over a decade, but last year I switched to digital because I was getting more and more behind and I wanted to get my memories and photos documented, and digi scrapping was faster, cheaper and easier. I'm proud of myself for sticking it through for an entire year, and I now have a completely digital album for 2011. While there are still some aspects of digi scrapping that I enjoy, and while I may still make occasional layouts here and there (traditional as well as digital), since learning more about Project Life and following along with friends and frogs last year, I've decided to give it a whirl for 2012. I love far more aspects of traditional scrapbooking than digital, but it was taking soooooo much time, and I think that Project Life will be a good median for me: working with physical paper and pictures but staying simple and streamlined at the same time.

I will be participating in Project Life the 365 way; meaning, I will be taking (at least) one picture per day throughout the year. Sunday afternoons/evenings will be my photo-editing time, I will pick up prints on Mondays and put the prior week's spread together on Monday/Tuesday. So every Wednesday I should have my weekly spread to share with you. But not this week - I just started on Sunday so you'll have to wait until next Wednesday for my first spread, haha.

Now, I know that Project Life is designed to be simple and easy, and while I was sooooo tempted to purchase the Clementine album and core kit (LOVE!), I opted to get only the PL page protectors and use my massive stash of papers and embellies for everything else, haha. Over the past month I have cut up {so} many sheets of paper and scraps into 4x6" cards and 3x4" journaling cards to make it easier for me throughout the year. I have also been busy designing my own journaling cards - want to take a peek at some??

I've designed 4 different types of journaling cards so far and this is the first (and most simple) style. I'll be sharing samples and the files of the other ones over the next few weeks, so feel free to bookmark my blog and come back for the freebies when they're posted. :) You can download the printable .pdf files for these ones right here. (link does not expire)

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks again for your love and support - may this year be the best for all of us!! :)



  1. Happy new year!
    Thanks for the freebie, Shaela!

  2. I'ved tried taking a pic a day of my kids while back but failed to stick to it. Lol. Happy New Year, Shaela.

  3. Thank you...your crads are so well done!

  4. thanks so much for the freebie!

  5. Absolutely love those, thank you so much for sharing!!

  6. Just found these through Pinterest. They're lovely, thank you so much!


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