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The first layout of a new year of Project Life is always special, but it comes with a little anxiety for me as well. I feel pressure (self imposed as always) to make it a good layout, to set the tone for the coming year. It’s the first page I and others will look at so it needs to ‘make the grade’, so to speak.

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In the last few years I have really wanted to do Project Life as I went through the year, but with Masters going on in a totally different head space it hasn’t worked out (still trying to scrap all the photos and ephemera from 2013 & 2014 that haven’t made it into albums yet). I’ve got renewed determination now, so I changed to the smaller size (6×8) as it seems more achievable.

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I’m not making myself do a layout a week as I have in the past, but I take lots or photos so it may happen that often. I’m not numbering my weeks, so the blog posts will have descriptive titles rather than week numbers. Numbering the weeks just makes me feel like I’m behind all the time, so out with that idea!

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I’m very happy with this effort, and to double down on the good times I used up a bunch of scraps. The embellishments are new (loving cork embellishments from Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico right now!), the green polka dot paper is one of the insert pieces from a green Snap album and the black geotags and 2015 stickers are from the KaiserCraft Hello Today sticker sheet

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I’ve changed to 8.5 x 11 pocket pages scrapping for my 2014 album, with a few full page layouts thrown in when I feel the urge. My studies have kept me occupied for most of the year, so now I’m catching up on my 2014 layouts over the Christmas/New Years holidays.

Taste of Sydney is a restaurant and food showcase that happens every year in Centennial Park, just outside the centre of Sydney. This year I went with my best friend and we ate ourselves silly! It was so much fun. This layout showcases the dishes we ate and I copied the names of the dishes over from the menu booklet.

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I’m trying out a new style of pocket page scrapping, with the photos smaller than the pockets and making ‘mini layouts’ in each pocket. I quite like the look, but it does take a long time to complete a layout.

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I used two 8.5×11 We R Memory Keepers page protectors and two inserts: 6×8 Simple Stories page protector and a 4×12 Becky Higgins page protector (trimmed 1 inch off the top to fit in an 8.5×11 album).

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I’m so glad that all those years ago I chose Macquarie University for my studies.

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Most of the time when I’m on campus I’m desperately trying to finish an assignment or it’s night time and I’m mentally drained from so much reading so I don’t appreciate what a beautiful place the campus is.

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I love all the open spaces and greenery (even in winter there are some green parts). It just makes me feel relaxed and free to my core.

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Photography:
All images taken using an iPhone 5. Apps used to take photos: panorama function of built-in camera app, TimerCam for the selfie and Dblcam for the view up and down the path. Some photos cropped but no other editing. Photo collages created using FrameArtist.


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