I’ve been wanting to come in to blog a few days ago but I was under the weather since Friday, so I spent my weekend recuperating and not getting much done. It’s been a hectic week, getting Ethan ready to go back to school on Tuesday, with him falling sick the day prior to school re-opening (hence the bug was passed to me), rushing home from work everyday to make sure he’s coping with his homework (it’s only the first week but he’s already getting tons of homework!), making sure I’m back home on time so the hub could use the car to ferry him to his evening classes and Aikido lesson, so on and so forth. I’ve been preparing for this crazy schedule to happen once the new school term starts for the kids but I guess I was not taking good care of myself not to fall sick and this had to happen on week 1 of 2012!
Nevertheless, I still managed to get a bit of rest and spent the weekend making sure Ethan complete more of his homework before he goes back to school. I just feel sad we couldn’t go out and get some fresh air with me being sick but I’ll make it up to Ethan from next week.
Anyway, I just want to share what I’ve been doing to get my stuff organized for my Project Life. Remember last week when I posted about the title page I’ve prepared and on getting started on my Project Life? Well, this was supposed to come between that 2 posts but I’ll just get on with it.
After pulling out some of the things that I think I would use for my Project Life, on top of my Clementine Core Kit, I went about organizing them and set them aside on my scrap table to make sure they’re within reach when I’m updating my weekly pages.
I have to say it was slightly chaotic when I tried to organize my materials, probably being drowsy from my medication but I managed to put them away in a short time.
This was how my table looked like before I stashed them away properly into some baskets and containers. I’m not very proud of the sight but eventually I got them cleared away nicely.
I practically put everything onto the table so I could sort them out in order. I’m a neat freak, so I need to make sure I have them all displayed and slowly organize them the way I want it to be.
Oh, I managed to find these circle stickers from Creative Imagination I got them a while ago in my stash, so I took them out and set them aside to use in my Project Life.
And here’s my precious tool kit where I store all my journaling pens, precision scissors, foam dots etc. I got this pouch from Smiggle, one of my favorite stores selling bright and colorful stationeries.
I organized my stickers into these 2 baskets from Ikea, which fits perfectly.
I took out all the cards from the core kit and organized them into this plastic container I got from Daiso a while ago. Once they’re out of the box, I can grab them anytime when I’m filling up the photo pages during the weekly updates.
I added tabs to separate the different cards so I can just pick them up easily without spending too much time sorting them out.
So, that’s about it on my organization of the things I’m going to be using for my Project Life. I want to make it as easy as possible without spending too much time looking around my shelves for the bits and pieces.
Oh, guess what I found when I was going through my baskets of materials I accumulated over the years?
My favorite October Afternoon stamps! Well, they have been very much forgotten and neglected and I’m sure they’ll come in handy when I need to use them! Some of the designs are exactly what I’ve been looking for, the dates, calendar, words and alpha stamps.
On a side note, I have also spent some time sorting out my Instagram photos I’ve taken the past months. I decided to print them and put them together in a small journal book I altered just for the photos.
I cleaned up my scrap room a couple of weeks ago and re-organized my space and settled my faithful Canon Pixma printer on my table, finally. All these years I stowed it away on the shelf and whenever I need to use it to print my photos, I’ll just take it out and put it on the floor. Imagine I have to bend over many times from where I was seated to feed the photos and picked them up when it’s done and over the years, my back does hurt. So, I decided I had enough of it and just parked my printer on the table.
I just love the printing layout that fits my Instagram photos nicely onto the A4 photo paper size.
After cutting out all the photos and with the little journal book I altered with fabric stickers I bought from Gmarket which I wrapped over a plain-looking journal cover, add a bright pink card stock to the spine and cover corner and a sticker on the front cover, they’re ready to go into the pages!
I know this is a long post filled with loads of images, please bear with me for another minute and I’ll be done!
Remember I posted the calendar that I inserted my Instagram photos onto the Paislee Press template?
I’ve finally printed them out and they’re ready to be used any time.
They look better than what I expected. I’m quite pleased with the Instagram images I took. I think just as long as I keep the prints within 4×6 or 5×7 the resolution of the Instagram images would look ok.
And last but not least, to take on one of my 2012 plans, which is to start reading again, here’s what I have on hand right now. This book was a Christmas gift from my dearest and favorite aunt. I’ve only read a few pages and I’m loving it already! I’m truly grateful to her for gifting me this book, which comes in really useful for me to strengthen my bond with my son Ethan and to understand him better (another one of my 2012 hopes, wishes and plans). And this book happened to be recommended by a blogger whom I just started following today. Such coincidence. It’s definitely a positive start to 2012!
Well, I hope you’re having a better weekend than I do (I mean the falling sick part). The weather has been awful lately so do take care of yourself, eat and rest well so you’ll be healthy.
I’ll be coming back to update on my week 1 Project Life, once I’m done with it. I hope yours are coming along well. Have fun and enjoy putting them together!