Monday, 4 February 2013

Life Story Filofax

I had a brainwave yesterday. *gasp* Which will result in me buying another A5 Filofax. I've alreadty bought two off eBay (I consider eBay the way to go when buying these things unless you want something really luxury).

I bought this book, My Life Story by SUCK UK about two years ago and I just can't bond with it. I don't know why, because it's a lovely book, I just can't work on it the way it is. So... I thought why not deconstruct it, punch the pages and use them in A5 Filofax form?

I have measured the pages against one of my current A5's and they are the perfect size. Also I like the idea of seperating the years of my life with dividers using lovely scrapbook papers that I have bought and haven't wanted to use because I like looking at them. At least that would be something good to use them for, something I can look at and admire.

It is a massive book, it's meant to be a lifetime journal so there are about 1000 pages but they are bible-page-thickness. I want to put them in my own order as I've already messed some of the pages up trying to work in it. The nice thing about the pages is they are cream with grey writing on them, so they will look really smart.

Has anyone out there in the Filofax community done something similar?

I found some awesome papers I want to buy as well which are based around scrapping your life story. I don't think I will scrap all pages but it'd be nice to pop one in every now and again.



Alison Reeves said...

What a lovely idea Laura - I really wish I had done something like this when I was younger - I probably couldn't remember some significant stuff now. If you do a lot of work in it you may end up with one a year. Depends on how interesting your life is (or how interesting you make it) I suppose!

Carla H. said...

Ooh, I love that paper! I must look for it. Thanks for unintentional enabling. ;)

laura jane said...

Thanks Alison, I can't remember a lot of things but I did a lot of writing when I was in my teens which helps me remember. I wish I knew more about when I was little though!

laura jane said...

You're welcome! Its made by My Minds Eye and the collection is called Life Stories