January Project Life mini album

I had so much fun making my January Project Life album! I decided to make a mini album - inspired by Stephanie Bryant's awesome videos I'm going to try to make on a month... we'll see if that's a bit ambitious! But for this album I used Seven Paper's Baxter cat 4x4 album with Heidi Swapp and Maggie Holmes ephemera along with lots of other bits from my stash - I'd much rather play about and put things together myself than follow a prescribed "collection". But of course it's totally up to you how you do your scrapbooks and if you prefer to keep things simple by using collections then that's cool too!

This is my intro page with a tassel made from embroidery thread, a handstamped tag and some cardstock and vellum pieces all mixed up together. The vellum "hello" and "today" are We R Memory Keepers, the cardstock is Heidi Swapp from my stash. 

I started my album with some pretty simple photos in page protectors or just loose - the loose ones I backed with patterned paper as you can see on the right of this picture. The overlay on the right is a gorgeous Shimelle one I've had in my stash for ages - I backed two matching pictures with the watercolour paper and used an overlay on both to bookend it. 

These are the two pictures of my super gorgeous roses I treated myself to - aren't they lovely?

To hold photos from a lovely night we had round with some friends I made a felt-fronted pocket on marbled teal paper - I'll do a step-by-step how-to on this soon. 

I love splitting photos in half like this. 

We started our hunt for a wedding venue! I tucked a tag with some journalling in between the photos in the pocket protector.