Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Combined Project Life

This week's spread is a little different. The week I am sharing is Week 24. It was a funny week -  a combination of family time together and a very difficult trip to Japan for my husband to farewell his terminally ill Godfather. I decided a double spread of our week in Singapore and an insert for hubby to complete would be the best way to share the week.

Hubby is away overseas with work again this week so I have left some blank spaces for him to journal about his whistle stop trip to Kobe. His Godfather was not expected to survive the weekend but with his typical tenacity lived another ten days before finally being overcome by his cancer. Hubby and his brother came to spend some precious time together with Bo-chan and his wife and to give her some much needed support.

Much of the weekend was spent in the hospital but they did get out to eat and spend a bit of time together. 
Most of the cards have been made using papers from Crate Paper's The Pier collection. The 3 x 4 cards are from a variety of sources including Citrus Twist and Studio Calico PL kits and a MAMBI collection too.

The week in Singapore was a little brighter. Scarlett attended a wee friend's birthday party and I finally recorded a typical Sunday ritual. I am so glad I did as the food court we always had our post ballet fruit snack at has disappeared while we were overseas. It was such a big part of our Sunday that we all feel a bit lost after ballet now.

I love the bright coloured chevron paper from the Pier in this pocket.


I like to keep my pockets flat but I had fun creating this collection of stickers to illustrate our Sunday ritual. I love grey and blue together.

There is one unlabelled pocket here too, as there is a story I want hubby to share about Miss Three eating in the adjacent picture. He will be busy when he gets back. Again the small pockets are from a variety of sources. The plain coloured card was part of a Citrus Twist PL kit. I wasn't sure about those at first but I have found them to be a simple way to mount photos in the larger pockets. I love that pop of yellow behind hubby's picture.

How do you record the less fun aspects of life? Are you including these events in your PL or keeping it more upbeat? I think the insert will work well for a story that needs telling. Miss Three has had a hard time dealing with the death of her Great Grandad and then Bo-chan who she considered her other Grandad. We have not had a good run this year.

Hope you are having a happy week. We are finally over the colds that plagued us for the last few weeks and I am even starting to think about getting back into some regular exercise. My green smoothie breakfast has become a good habit for me and is certainly boosting my fruit and vegetable consumption. 


  1. Very sensitive way to handle your hubby's visit to Japan - and lovely that he will write on the cards in the insert.

    Love the bright colours of the 'main' pages - so pretty!

  2. am so glad you are feeling better now!!! may that be it for your family in sickness !!!!

    sorry to hear about your sad news too!!

    and now tell me...that pic from the top of that coloured slide...DID YOU go down it????