12 habits a year, Scrapbooking

Weekly progress update


The Filofax Malden that you can see on this photo was definitely a highlight of the day! It finally arrived from London. Well, to be honest, an even bigger highlight for my cello soul was a string quartet workshop in Heidelberg with two French quartets playing Debussy. Just way too many things to be grateful for πŸ™‚

My habit #1 has been chosen wisely to start with. It’s easy to remember, it does not take much time to at least think about what I am grateful for, it is fast to document – just one or more sentences. Not to mention a positive impact of this little habit! And of course the success of doing it every day motivates me to continue.

Somehow it’s hard to believe that the next week will be the last in January. I so got used to my habit that a thought of taking on a new habit and making it the main one makes me feel a little uncomfortable πŸ™‚

But first thing first! Still one more week to enjoy and celebrate my habit #1.

Wishing you a great week

This is an update on 12 habits a year project I am doing in 2015. The month January is for being grateful daily. Read more about the project here and about January here

Project Life, Scrapbooking

Love Story Album, the Proposal


And so this is the final part of the lovely album I made for Oksana and Michael πŸ™‚
It was quite some work for me, but definitely pleasant work!




And the very final spread.
How romantic is it to make a proposal in Barcelona! Funny enough after sending the album to Oksana I was flying to my spanish vacation, where I most probably visited the same place where the proposal took place πŸ™‚




Happy end!

Well, actually this is not the end of the album.. I’ve sent page protectors and project life cards along with the album πŸ™‚ Hopefully they will find time to continue what I have started!

See also:
Love Story Album, part 1
Love Story Album, part 2
Love Story Album, part 3
Love Story Album, part 4

Warm wishes,

Project Life, Scrapbooking

Love Story Album, part 4


This is the next portion of the album before the final one. I’ve made this love story album for a very nice and lovely couple. Read more in the first post.
I know, I know.. It takes like forever to upload and publish all the photos!
The following spreads document trips to Russia and London. Enjoy!



I like like like this page! The kissing couples are just a perfect match, don’t you think?!



Also like this gorgeous cut file with circles.


Yet another winter spread. If you go to Siberia, you have to document it properly πŸ˜‰




And the London trip.. I definitely would love to go there now πŸ™‚




If you are wondering why there are so many empty spaces – I left it for the couple to write down their stories.

See also:
Love Story Album, part 1
Love Story Album, part 2
Love Story Album, part 3

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Project Life, Scrapbooking

Love Story Album, part 3


The third part of the love story album is on the table!
This is one of my favorite spreads I think, about beautiful Prague πŸ™‚
Less word more photos –> enjoy!




And another spread about a happy couple πŸ™‚




This spread documents their trip to Berlin.. Ah, Berlin… Have to visit it again πŸ˜‰





Wishing you all a nice week!

Project Life, Scrapbooking

Love Story Album, part 1


Sometimes life brings us new opportunities we shouldn’t fail to take.
And I often fail πŸ™‚ But not this time!
One wonderful girl that I met 6-7 years ago in cold Novosibirsk asked if I could make a project life documenting hers and her fiancΓ©es love story (currently husband, congratulations guys!), this was her present for him.
And oh my I didn’t know what to answer! On the one side I was eager to make people smile and bring them positive emotions, on the other – I was scared, what if I won’t manage a project that big in short time? What if they won’t like it at all? In short – I had many doubts. But I said yes and I am glad I did!
I’ve learnt a lot meanwhile, for example, that I am capable of finishing a big project in time with a satisfying quality! Planning it in details, executing, correcting, (testing and roll out to the customer lol). It was a big pain sometimes as I had to devote my evenings and weekends for it (full time working in the office during the day..), but also a big joy! I am feeling like being part of this family now as I went through the photos and stories again and again.
But don’t want to bother you with thousands of words, I will have another post about the process and thoughts about making PL albums for other people.

You will see that I left space for their stories, we were considering whether I should write myself or print on the computer, but in the end I thought it would be more personal if she will add the text with her own hand when she’d receive the album.
I’ve used lots of dear lizzy products to create something light, colorful and positive.
For now enjoy the pictures πŸ™‚ And don’t forget that it is a love STORY, everything is done in chronological order and the first chapter of this story called “How it all started”, the beginning of their relationship.

Unfortunately, as I was that short in time and I had to send it before my vacation I didn’t have time to make good photos.. Lesson learned: include photoshooting to the execution plan!

So here it comes nevertheless. Let me introduce you to The Love Story Album!


This is the front page featuring her and him πŸ™‚ I find this photo with a clover mustache is just so awesome!

The first spread.

Left side

Right side. Here you can see a little green note to myself to print out their first chats.

Second spread.

Left side.

Right side.

I am very thankful to Oksana and Michael that they let me share these pictures with you now πŸ™‚

To be continued…


Much love,