Tuesday, 14 January 2014

WOYWW - New Year - New Projects Underway !

Just a very quick post today as I am off to San Francisco on Friday for a week - I am going on a Food Inspiration visit as part of my job as head of Product Development for my company.
It's going to be an action packed, hectic week (and an 8 hour time zone difference to deal with !!) but it should be very interesting & hopefully we'll come back with lots of ideas for new products !

So last weekend was all about getting a couple of new outfits & sorting out everything around the house ready to abandon the poor old Much Beloved for a week !

So crafting time was limited  and so on my desk this week are some works in progress !
Here is this month's ATC in the ABC challenge I am doing with my friend Lynda - I have D this month in case you haven't guessed !
This one is still being put together but is called "Every Dog Has His Day".

I read about new online challenges around the WOYWW blogs last week and decided to have a go at a couple !

One is called Journal 52 - and there is a theme given every week so we can create a journal page. Week One was Up Up & Away !

Then I am also playing along with A Documented Life - the idea is to document the small things in your life that you wouldn't normally pay much attention to - they give you the theme each week & suggest that you use & alter a "week to a view" planner diary as the book to work in.

I have decided that even if I can't finish pages over the next couple of weeks because of being away, at least if I start them I can always backtrack & finish them later !!

So far I have just put the basis in for the first 2 weeks topics - so hoping not to get too far behind !!

Well - hope you have a lovely week & might have jet lag the next time you stop by but hope to see you soon !!
Ali xx


  1. I just love waiting to get my ATC. I'm done for this month! Journal 52 sounds fun. Can I play along if you give me the details? Have a safe and fun trip X

  2. Hi Ali,
    Now I am really curious - a food inspiration visit and you're in packaging? I need to know more. I did a quick google search for art supplied. Check out this site, if you can. If you have time you'll have to go to Ghiradelli Square for some chocolate, ride the cable cars, visit Lombard Street..... so many things!



  3. Oh wow, have a wonderful trip! Will there be any time for a session in craft shops... ;-)
    Travel safely :-)
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  4. What nice projects, it will be good to be able to look back on them later and see your year as a whole. We do tend to overlook the small stuff which can be big stuff...Enjoy your trip.

  5. Great projects... Have a wonderful time in SF such a lovely vibrant place to visit.
    Sandra @28

  6. Welcome to California! SF is such a fun place to visit, lots to do and lots to see.
    Today is my journaling day, both are on Betsy waiting for me to quit wondering around blogland.
    Krisha #26

  7. Ileft my heart...actually no..my sister. She's in the BAy Area. If you get any free, jet lag free time, there's alot to enjoy about Sf I must say. And the weather at the mo is pretty kind too, I expect the light will be lovely. I love the Documented life idea...and the fact that you're relaxed about whether you can finish the page before the next propmpt..good for you - that way, you'll probably really enjoy the whole 52!

  8. You are busy! Enjoy your week! :) #71

  9. Hi Ali, sounds like an exciting trip is in the offing. Your doggy ATCs are fab, the topic of travel for your journal must have been perfect for you, and I really like the snap of the doorway you've included in your documented life ... I don't take a lot of notice of my front door so another great topic to record. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your trip. . Elizabeth x #67

  10. Have a great trip! I'm sure the doggies will wait your return. Your journal challenges sound interesting. Got me thinking. Pat #71

  11. A food inspiration trip? Now that sounds awesome to me! Have fun.
    Those ATC's look great!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #77

  12. hope you have an excellent trip love the ATC cute dog and well done with your projects and for keeping up with them I like the sound of the documented life though dont think I would be able to keep it up crafty hugs Andrea x #17