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I know I said I’d be sharing my Project Life spreads at the end of each month but I’m a newbie and I didn’t realise how long it would take for me to complete it and be happy with each week.  So  naturally, I’m a little behind. I’ll be sharing January’s spread today. I was very impressed with myself today telling my Dad that I had up to week 6 complete and that once I got up to date  it would be fine because then I could just do it every week. He looked at me like I was crazy and said it reminded him of a college assignment and that it sounded like something I was ‘getting out of the way’. It made me realise how much I really love the idea of Project Life. A couple of times over the last few weeks I wondered if it was really for me. I was kind of overwhelmed by it. Now that it’s well under way I have a great feeling of satisfaction which is the exact opposite of how I felt at the end of a college assignment. I must have looked back over it 50 times. The truth is I love scrapbooking and I love the idea of documenting the day to day things that would eventually be forgotten. I look forward to this challenge and I can’t wait to finish February and share it.

Memory Jar 2

I, like many people I’m sure, often lose entire evenings to Pinterest. It is absolutely addictive. I’m pretty much a Pinterest creep because I never actually pin anything, I just look at other people’s boards. I’m now vowing to pin my own projects as well ideas belonging to other people  that I’d like to try out.

One of those Pinterest dedicated nights I noticed lots of memory jar pins and my brother and friend mentioned them too. I think it’s a really good idea to write down all of the good things that happen in a year and keep them in a jar to be opened on New Years Eve. It’s really easy to forget the small things that make you smile throughout the year. I had a lot of fun preparing my memory jar. I sprayed the lid gold because it’s gold, duh! Do you need a reason to spray things gold? I used a project life card which I believe is from the Sunshine Edition by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman over at A Beautiful Mess but I could be wrong. I liked the idea of using this card because I felt it looks at all of the little moments individually . I then used number stamps to add ‘2014’ to the card and some washi tape to stick it onto the jar to finish it off. 

This year has started off well so I’ve already added some memories to it. I hope to see a lot more memories in it by the end of 2014.