Monday, 23 February 2015

Documenting 2015.

At the beginning of this year I decided I wanted to document all the lovely things I have planned in a scrapbook. Partly influenced by Lily Pebbles I took it upon myself to make a book to hold physical evidence of any exciting events I was involved in during 2015. I'm forever taking photos but they never seem to make it off my phone or Facebook into a real life album, so this year I'm making the effort and trying to resort back to the old ways of documenting your life.

So far I haven't had much to write about, however I will be printing some photos from Portpatrick as soon as I get chance. I've mainly been focusing on making the pages look pretty and playing around with ribbon and stickers. I'm a true child at heart and still find something really therapeutic about doing 'arty' things.  

My actual scrapbook was an absolute steal from Paperchase, just after Christmas. I paid a tiny £2.50 for it and it's just the best quality and has the cutest owl print. I picked up most my bits and bobs from Wilkinsons in the Christmas sale and they have THE best selection of stickers in the kids stationary section. I certainly will be popping back to invest in some princess stickers. I've also been playing around with buttons and ribbons from my Kirstie Allsop Button Kit* from Hobbycraft which has so many pretty buttons and fastenings to choose from. I must invest in a glue gun to keep them all in place though. The kit also comes with metal work to create your own jewellery, which I really need to have a good play around with.

I can't wait to continue my scrapbook and look back at the final result at the end of the year. I hope it's something I can keep forever and show my family as I get older. 

Katie xx


  1. This is such a great idea & I love how you're decorating the book so that it's as personal as the memories it will store. I'd love to see an update once you've added some of your experiences. This is something I'd like to do at a later date. Tania Xx |

  2. This is such a great idea, I'm good at taking photos for my blog when it comes to special occasions I always come away wishing I had captured more of the moments. Perhaps making a scrap book would help me to document the events in my life a bit better :) xx

  3. I've taken up scrapbooking this year too, it's very fun and relaxing!

  4. It looks like you've got some lovely bits and pieces to use for the scrap book, I'd love to see a sneak peek post with some of the pages once they're completed :) x

  5. I used to be so in to scrapbooking about 10 years ago & I am so excited it is making a come back. I keep meaning to get back in to it & loved Lilly Pebbles video on her project life. I think thats a little out of my budget & I would be more inclined to be more creative & resourceful. I love that you found your scrapbook for such a bargain & I am excited to see how you document your year. I would love to see a post about what resources & stationery you use

  6. This is so interesting. I bought a scrapbook and loads of ribbons, stickers etc. AGES ago and it is all just sat there accumulating dust! Definitely inspired now!

    Charlie x

  7. Definitely think that doing arty things is relaxing and therapeutic, I've started sketching again and it feels great after so long! I own a smashbook too but haven't started using it yet <3

  8. This is so pretty and I really want to document my year as well and I've already started with my pictures but I haven't bought any scrapbooks yet. I kind of want too know and find some pretty ones like yours.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  9. I've started a Project Life this year and I am so obsessed. It's just so much fun

    The Crown Wings

  10. Ooh I do love a bit of scrapbooking! I end up spending a fortune on little bits to stick in them though - I should not be left alone in hobbycraft! I always worry about facebook suddenly getting shut down because I'd lose so many photos, so I should really print them. Love the buttons :)

    Also I really like your blog banner!

    Emma xx


  11. I really love the kirsty alsopp sets I did a bath bomb one a while back and then wanted to literally buy them all, I wish I had the patience for a scrapbook I always give up xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs


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