Sunday, January 31, 2016

Notebook Layout

Happy Sunday Bloglanders!!

I hope you are having a wonderful time!! It is VERY hot down under in Sunny SA and even though I try to keep up with my crafting - today I thought it too hot to do. Therefor I'm sharing a project from a few days ago.

This page is all about the similarities between me and my mum. Not a lot but still worth mentioning - for the rest of my life, I will remember her sewing - she made ALL our clothes and it looked like designer outfits. I suppose they were - we drew pictures and she made it come to life.

Here you can see the whole page:

My inspiration came from this week's Magazine Monday Challenge:

and the colourful background came from last week's challenge:

Who said you only have to be inspired by one thing??? I loved the black title and doodling but as I decided to simplify my crafting this year, I only used black letters, journaling and a flourish on  my "busy" background. It was super easy and finished in a flash.

I added a picture of me and my mum. The frame is from one of Wilna Furstenberg's classes. Love it and have used it on numerous projects.

I love how it turned out and can't wait to get inspired by next week's Magazine Monday!!

Thanks for looking at my blog. Tomorrow is the 1st of February - if you haven't started on your New Year's resolutions - now is the time!! Get going with the first thing on your list - by the end of the year you would have accomplished 11. Even if you only get to 5 - it's 5 more than before!!

Have a GREAT week and a LOVE-ly February!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Midweek update - Traveler's Notebook

Hello Bloglanders

And I'm back to show what I've done!!

First up, a page from my travel journal. In my previous post I've shared the picture of our trip to Malagas. Here I've captured the detail in my Traveler's notebook.

I needed some more journaling space and therefore added the tag. The only supplies used on my project were watercolour, stamps, ink and the tags. I made the date tab from a Elle's studio stamp and  cut it with my Silhouette. Love it and you will meet again - I use one every week in my Project Life spreads.

And I've even added a map.

Currently, I'm brooch crazy.

And the full collection:

Some came from my grandmothers, some from my mum, a few are new and some are vintage secondhand finds. I do love them all. And this year I'll be wearing them like this:

(find the link on my Pinterest board)

And I figured out how to add a digital image to my pictures on my iPhone!!

I even made a digital stamp!!! And YES, it's Afrikaans!! For my non Afrikaans speaking Bloglanders, Lief vir jou = I love you; Perfek = Perfect. Next week I'll explain exactly how I did this. Saving SO much time if you prep your pics before you print them. If you want to know, check back and all will be revealed. I'll even share my Afrikaans digi's with my Afrikaans speaking Bloglanders.

If you want to know, check back and all will be revealed. I'll even share my Afrikaans digi's with my Afrikaans speaking Bloglanders.

Right now, on my desk is this Project Life insert:

My philosophy for 2016 - I AM unique, strong, happy and organized. These little squares from the Simple Stories "I AM" range is perfect for this. I've cut a 7.8 x 9.8 page protector a bit smaller to fit my 6x12 album. In my picture you see 2 pages side by side. I think the pockets are used by coin collectors but I totally LOVE them filled with pictures and beautiful paper. Want some?

Eating?? All things summery. Right now my fave is crackerbread with cream cheese, ham rocket, cucumber and red onion.

And on my sewing desk. Some new fabric for the South African fall. Right now it's SO warm but fall can have an unexpected chill down under in Sunny SA.

That's it - busy, busy, busy @ Hamman HQ!!! Thanks for looking at my blog today. Please check back as I'll share more of my creative fun right here on Play as U GO. In the meantime, have fun and remember to try something new- TODAY!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Here we GO!!

Hello Bloglanders

And I'm back!! To tell the truth, I've just been so busy with my own stuff that I did not get down to writing a blogpost. That doesn't mean that I didn't craft, didn't think up new ideas, did not travel, meet people and see new things. NO!!! I've been there, done that and I will tell you all about some of it right now.

Let's start with my brand, spanking new Project Life album:

These are the first pages in my new album.  Left is my cover page and right week 1's 1ste page. And yes - I'm using an 6x12 album this year. I've been looking at other options as the 12x12's just became too big and bulky for my needs. As all my albums stand tall "cheek to cheek" on one bookcase, I wanted the same "length" but opted for smaller pages and - I'm hooked!!!

I'll be making life easier for myself with some pre-made embellishments, date stamps and journaling directly onto my photos and collages ex Photogrid's  iPhone app.

Here is one I did of a trip we took to Malagas over the weekend:

And I can't help sharing this one as well:

OK, and while it's snowing everywhere, it's HOT down under in Sunny SA. My current FAVE is popsicles
 - I make them with all sorts of fruit and juices / cordials and LOVE having one while floating around on my pool. Maybe SOME day I'll be slim enough to share a bikini pic!! Ha-ha-ha!!!

Wanna have a "I love SUMMER" moment? Here it is and I'll share some of my recipe ideas later this week. Just check back.

And while I had time over the weekend, relaxing, eating alfresco and drinking good West Coast Sauvingon Blanc - I made this mood board for my winter wardrobe. Time to get some fabric shopping sorted but that's a story for another day. Enjoy my mood board in the meantime. If you want the links, get them from my Clothes Pinterest board.

Thanks for looking at my Blog today. I'll be back with some more crafting fun. Just check back and all will be revealed. In the meantime, have fun and remember to try something new - TODAY!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

May 2016 be you Best - EVER!!!

I'll be back blogging next week. Currently I'm catching up on admin, spending time in my pool or on the porch drinking ice cold West Coast Sauvignon Blanc.

Have a happy 1st week of 2016!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015

Hello Bloglanders

It's that time of the year again .................................. time for me to wish you happy holidays.

Have fun, enjoy well deserved time with your loved ones and make time to do something special for yourself.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Daily - A Late Start

Hello Bloglanders

I hope you are enjoying the holidays!!  My mum passed away last week. Thanks to everyone who sent me emails. It has been a LONG year for all of us. She has been sick for nearly 2 years and as we took turns sitting with her, it made our weeks a LOT shorter.  I did craft - at home and while sitting with her BUT just didn't get the time to take pictures and blog about it.

It means that I have LOTS of "old" projects to photograph and share with you right here @ Play as U GO. But, let's start with a new one - my 2015 December Daily.

I actually decided to skip the DD this year but as the month included so many big events, I reconsidered and decided to join in the fun. I got this free planner from this site, made a few tweaks to translate it into Afrikaans and printed it A5 size. Into my journal, a few supplies and ready to GO.

This year I'm limiting myself to these supplies:

2 sheets of Silhouette print and cuts , my Planner Pens, colouring pencils. a label sheet from my local dollar store (Crazy store for my fellow South Africans) and a few stamps.

I did start off a bit late and had to use my iPhone Collect App to get up to date. I have included a monthly Collect print-out in my PL spreads as well - will show one in another post. Great keeping track of events and pictures and also a good way to keep busy while standing in queues at the supermarket / keeping the sick company.

Have you tried it?? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I first met "Collect" over @ Amy Tangerine's. Read all about it here in her post. Even if you don't want to try out Collect - hop over there and see the GORGEOUS Jack - I just love that little boy.

And a few close-ups:

We normally travel a lot over the December holidays therefore I've added the little red cars to mark our trips. It's like a mini travel journal all in one glance.

I'm so glad I did it!! I'm sure that I would want to remember December 2015 in years to come. Normally we do a lot of fun things, have a lot of occasions to celebrate and do "summery" stuff  but I think this year would be EXTRAORDINARY for all of us - forever!!

Thanks for looking at my blog today. I'll be posting my next DD page tomorrow and share a bit of my plans for 2015. Let me give you a hint - I'm converting my PL to 12x6 next year.  Check back and all will be revealed.

Have a GREAT day.
PS. It seems that the Blogger devil re-arranged some of my I's - I will try to fix it. Please bear with me!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I've got a crisis # 2

Hi there Bloglanders

My mum is still alive but now under 24/7 intensive hospital care. She lives 400 kilometres away from me which means more than 8 hours out of my week travelling there and back.  I will keep you updated but in the meantime, browse my blog, revisit some of my projects and I'll be back. Also, as I go, I post some of my projects on Instagram. Just have a look in the right margin of my blog - check it out and follow as I go. Thank you so much for being friends and understanding.

In the meantime, have FUN and remember to try something new - TODAY!!