Gosh, it feels good to have my creative groove back – even if it is in pink.

I never set out to do pink spreads. It’s just not my colour, but at the end of the week when all the photos had been collected, pink was the colour I had in spades.

Despite my seriously blinged out week number, you will notice I am still trying to keep things pretty simple.

I intentionally choose to use gold and green as my accent colours because here in Australia we are in the last hurrah of summer. I really wanted the layout to have a bright sunny feel before the weather begins to chill and my photos take on a different theme.

Journaling was kept simple again this week, but rather than digitally journal on to photos I decided to try out my typewriter on vellum. They aren’t glued down so they are pretty easy to lift up in you want a better look at the photo, but this does mean the strips move around a little. I like the soft effect that it creates.

I am going to be really sad when I run out of these numbers. I am having a hell of a lot of fun experimenting with them, but unfortunately Freckled Fawn does not sell them separately. They were part of their December Oh Deer Me kit. You can read more about my gold leaf experience here.

Speaking of gold, I am super in love with these gold accents being made here in Australia by Scrap This! These triangles are just the beginningΒ of a fantastic range that is just about to hit Agnus’s shop and I am not afraid to admit – I’ve preorder a set of all the gold and silver ranges.

Kellie also has brand new stamp sets arriving in store today. These cute little vines are part of the cozy set, which in my opinion really make these cards. The alpha is from Elle’s Studio, the paper is Basic Grey and the bad stitching is all me.

I am finally getting a hang of stamping on photos and the double stamp. I would also like to thank Kellie personally for including this stamp in the cozy set because frankly I really kicked myself for not buying the kit from Studio Calico months ago, which sported a similar stamp, but you know how it goes – it’s a little hard to justify a kit price when all you want is just one stamp.

ARRHHH Me! This really should not have been included, but if you knew how rare it was for me to do housework, you would understand why it was worth documenting. Also note the amazing gold spot washi and Kellie’s cozy stamp.

My Project Life had two cool features this week. The first being the embellishment of this photo. This photo is of my husband holding the hail from the storm on Tuesday but no matter how hard I tried I could not manage to digitally edit it so that the hail standout without the photo looking fake. It was just a sheer coincidence that I happen to be playing around with the camera chipboard from the Jelly Bean Add On. It occurred to me that I could “frame” the hail. My husband is not a huge fan of the pink camera, but I love it.

The other is something a little bit special. You may remember late last week I shared this freebie. Well, because it was my first freebie I included a picture of all four cards in my album, but I still wanted to use the card for its original purpose, which was to talk about our chicken. So I had this brilliant idea to turn it into a tag. The gold vellum hexagons arrived from Studio Calico the exact same day I started this spread, it just seem so perfect for a chicken story that I decided to make a stitched vellum pocket. I am really happy with how it all turned out.

I really hope you have enjoyed this peak in to my Project Life album. Please if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Aimee xx