Rise Weekend Pocket Page

Over the summer, I attended the RISE conference with Rachel Hollis, a life-changing motivational conference featuring speakers that help to put you in the mindset to conquer anything you want to change in your life! I attended with Catherine Tachdijan of Scrapbook and Cards Today, and we had a wonderful weekend of friendship, food and the powerful conference that helped set my soul on fire. I highly encourage attending this conference if you feel like something is missing from you life. I wanted to document my favorite photos and thoughts from this weekend, and I did that in a pocket page that I created while at Crop & Create Cornwall, to share with my make-and-take attendees! I wanted to show them that you can have just as much fun in pockets as you can on a scrapbook layout, and get so much more documented! I’d love to share this special page with you today:

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Supplies* | Project Life Stories Value Core Kit, Color Kaleidoscope puffy stickers, Color Kaleidoscope sticker book, Color Kaleidoscope washi tape set, Mini Dated stamp

Created with only a few products (which are all on sale at my links—the Project Life core kit is 50% off!), this pocket page came together so easily because the core kit coordinated beautifully with the Color Kaleidoscope collection from American Crafts and Vicki Boutin. My favorite pocket was the title pocket, which was originally black and white, and I colored in with watercolors to coordinate with the three main colors of my color scheme.

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The color scheme was easily to come up with—I simply matched the colors of the conference materials! The pocket cards worked perfectly for me to add journaling and minimal embellishments—like washi tape, cardstock stickers and tiny puffy stickers!

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I kept the back of the pocket page fun and bright, adding small bits of embellishment and two filler pockets for visual interest! I love the bright and bold pops of color from both my products and photos!

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The “I love this story” card was one of my favorites in the kit, and I had to use it right in the center of the page. My favorite 4” x 6” photo of Catherine and I from the weekend, taken on the “made for more” wall, was divided across two 3” x 4” pockets. I added no embellishment to it—you don’t have to embellish each and every pocket!

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If you love these products as much as I do, be sure to head to the links below to grab them at great discounts!

If you’re interested in learning how to document in pockets or already do so, but want to take your pocket pages to the next level, check out my self-paced, year-long class with Scrapbook & Cards Today, Inside the Pocket! Each month contains a PDF lesson on a specific topic related to pocket page design, releasing on the 2nd Monday of the month. Then, on the 4th Monday of the month, one of our talented contributors shares their inspiration and their tips with you! As a class attendee, you’ll also receive access to a special Facebook Group, where we share our projects and ideas. I’d love for you to join me in Inside the Pocket! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy creating!

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*Clicking these links will take you to the Scrapbook.com and Elle's Studio shops, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, it’s just a way to say “thanks for inspiring me!”

Elle's Studio September 2019 Reveal!

Hey friends! The Elle’s Studio September kit and add-ons* are here and so beautiful! This colorful collection has toned it down, giving you the perfect jewel tones, fresh patterns and homey sayings to document your month beautifully. Take a look at all of the new goods that the shop has to offer in this video:

Amazing stuff, right?! This September kit has all of the beautiful colors that I love to use at this time of year. Plus, the illustrations and patterns are just perfect! Take a look:

But wait! Don’t forget about all of the add-ons that coordinate with the kit this month! From tiny label stickers, to a new, amazing 6” x 6” paper stack, the shop has all you need to create the perfect, coordinated projects!

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Don’t forget about these amazing digital files, too! They can easily be cut, printed and altered to fit perfectly for any project!

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This month, my favorite project created was a pocket page spread about a trip to Chicago that I took last fall, and I just had to work with the beautiful coral, teal and black color scheme that I built from the kit and add-ons:

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I can’t believe that I used my favorite tag from this kit, and didn’t hoard it forever! This patterned circle tag was the perfect one to add my title to, using the Large Jane alphabet stamps!

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I used the Home Sweet Home printables to create this custom 4” x 4” heart tag, which I added the beautiful Happy Moments puffy sticker to. I love the mix of product, along with a bit of journaling in this pocket!

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This is proof that the Home Wood Veneers don't have to be about your home! I used the “this is my happy place” one here to document my runs along Lake Michigan.

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I also loved the September labels this month, and cut them small to add to the sides of my photos.

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I hope that you love this new collection of products as much as I do! Be sure to grab you Elle’s Studio September 2019 kit and coordinating add-ons today, September 10th, while the kit is at its introductory price of $9.99! Or better yet, start a subscription with this kit and be guaranteed your kit each month at this price. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out all of the products I used to create this spread in the gallery below, and happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, it’s just a way to say “thanks for inspiring me!”

Elle's Studio July Kit Reveal Day!

I am so excited to share the July 2019 kit and add-ons* from Elle’s Studio with you! Watch my unboxing video below to see all of the new product!

The July 2019 kit is full of amazing and colorful 3” x 4” and 4” x 6” tags, as well as die cuts. Whether you want to record your 4th of July memories, or your favorite summer activity, we’ve got you covered with the kit contents!

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To coordinate with the kit, there is an amazing range of coordinating add-ons on offer this month! From a new 6 x 6 paper stack to a huge pack of die cuts, you’ll find something that you need to finish off the project that’s been sitting on your desk!

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In addition to the kit and extras in the shop, the new Title Builder Vol. 3 bundle, which released last month and sold out within 24 hours, is now BACK IN THE SHOP! Don’t miss out on this bundle, which was specially designed by Elle and myself to help you create beautiful and easy titles for all of your projects!

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I fell so in love with the Pool Party wood veneer that I created an entire pocket page spread to use it. The July kit and extras were the perfect supplies to record this fun, summer day!

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I just had to add some color to that beautiful wood veneer piece, and I balanced it out with several different pockets of color throughout the spread, like with this fun “splash goals” title, which I created using all of my ES puffy alphabet stickers and the new Title Builder Vol. 3 stamp! I just love how it turned out— especially with that little splash!

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Want to see how this project came together in real time? Click below to watch my process video! You’ll see what I used to color in my Pool Party wood veneer, and how the “splash goals” card came to fruition.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you love the Elle’s Studio July release as much as I do! Be sure to grab the products that I used to create this pocket page from the gallery below while supplies last! Happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, it’s just a way to say “thanks for inspiring me!”

Elle's Studio March Kit Reveal!

The March kit and add-ons* are now live in the Elle’s Studio shop, and I have a brand new unboxing video to show you all of the new goodies! Take a look:

How about a look at the beautiful, springy March 2019 kit?! These tags and die cuts will have you documenting your springtime memories in a beautiful way, whether you are recording everyday life, or special holiday events!

Don’t forget about these amazing add-ons to embellish your projects! From beautiful new patterns to yummy chocolate bunnies, you’ll want to add a few of these to your projects this month!

I started out by creating some Easter cards this month! I could not resist using the wonderful Easter wood veneer or acrylic pieces, and I had a great time with all of the patterns in the Springtime 6 x 6 paper stack!

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, March Digital Cut File, Spring Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Easter Eggs, Happy Easter Wood Veneer, Chocolate Acrylic Bunnies, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, The Details Stamp

Fun, right? I also created a new pocket page spread, all about my daughter’s favorite spring pastime: egg hunting! I love the happy day that this project documents, and the March kit and extras were perfect to pull it all together in my album.

Do you want to see how I put this pocket page spread together using my new ES goodies? Take a look!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my process, and I hope YOU enjoy creating with the Elle’s Studio March goodies as much as I have! Shop all of the product that I used to create this page via my gallery below, which will take you right to the ES shop. Thanks for your support of my YouTube feed and blog by clicking, and happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Zoo Crew with the Elle's Studio January Products

Yesterday I shared the newest kit release* from Elle’s Studio, along with an 8-1/2” x 11” layout, and today I’m switching gears to share an event-based, 7” x 12” pocket page layout, all about a colorful trip to the Houston Zoo with our besties. The colors of the kiddo’s bright coats on this cold day were perfect for using alongside this kit—no black and white photos needed here!

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On the front of the page, I created a title using the outline and solid Jane Alphabet Stamps—the largest that Elle has ever released. I love that they coordinate with the “XO” tag in the January kit, found at the base of my page. These are definitely my new favorite alphabet stamps and I love that they are large enough to use on layouts, but still great for pockets, too! The black and white polka dot puffy alphas were great for finishing off my title against the larger alphas.

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This tag was created using the Love You printables—the tag was originally 3” x 4” and I stretched it to 4” x 4”. I love that you can make anything work with digital files! I simply added the “today was good” Happiness Found sticker, an acetate heart die cut and a wood veneer heart to embellish my main journaling tag.

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I kept the same colorful hues on the back of the layout, matching the tags to the coordinating photos by the most bold color in the photo. Not much more journaling was required, so I keep to mainly pretty filler tags.

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My favorite pocket on the back was created with the heart 4” x 6” tag from the January kit. From there I added “wild girls” using the black and white polka dot puffy alphas and “you are the best” with the Happy Heart stamp. Since three girlies enjoyed this day, I added three hearts: a die-cut circle heart from the January kit, a red acetate heart die cut and a solid wood veneer heart.

I love this spread, and the day that it records! Be sure to grab these supplies while they last in the Elle’s Studio shop, via the links in the gallery below. Thanks so much for reading, and happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio November 2018 Kit + Add-Ons in Pockets

Hello there! In case you missed my Elle’s Studio November reveal blog post, be sure to click here to watch my unboxing video to preview all of the new goodies in the shop this month!

In this post, I’m going to share my second project with you, created with the November 2018 kit and add-ons*, a 24” x 12” pocket page spread, which I created to document November of 2015, a hole in my monthly album!

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This kit was just perfect for all of my photos! I had so many deep blues and bright reds, as well as green, and the themes in the kit this month could not have been more perfect either. I created my 4” x 6” title tag using the ledger tag from the November kit, which I accented with my favorite add-on this month, springs of greenery from the Merry Moment stamp. I also punched a red circle from the Merry and Bright 6” x 6” paper stack, and accented that grouping with a Christmas hand drawn acrylic heart. I stamped “hello” using the Title Builder stamp, then added “November” with the new navy puffy alphabet stickers.

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You may have noticed this 3” x 4” tag in the Elle’s Studio sneak video on Instagram (which we release every month on the 1st!). The “the stockings are hung” phrase can be found in the This Season phrase stickers, which have a wide range of phrases which can fit for your November and December stories! Then I added the fabulous red Jane alphabet stickers to add “deck the halls,” and accented with a die-cut arrow from the November kit, a stamped heart from the Merry Moment stamp and a Christmas hand drawn acrylic heart. It was the perfect tag to point to the photo of our house lit up with twinkle lights!

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I couldn’t forget about the beautiful blue hue in the kit! I grabbed the blue dot pattern found in the Merry and Bright 6” x 6” paper stack to create a custom 3” x 4” tag, then stamped the “a day to remember” circle with the Merry Moment stamp and fussy cut it out, adhering it to the patterned paper. Last, I added a long journaling tag, found on a 4” x 6” tag in the November kit, adding the word “proud” with the navy Jane alphabet stickers and another This Season phrase sticker. I love that this tag spans three different pockets to tie them together!

I know you will love using this kit and coordinating add-ons to tell your stories, whether inside or outside of the pocket! Be sure to shop all of the products that I used to create this spread in my shapable gallery below, which will take you directly to that product in the Elle’s Studio shop! Happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Documenting my Whole30 Journey with Elle's Studio September Kit

Back in March, I went on a journey with Whole30, and it changed my life, my body and my mind. I started the program to kick my sugar habit, as I really have a sweet tooth and always wanted sweets after a meal. I wanted to document this month in my album, and the Elle’s Studio September 2018 kit and add-ons*, full of food-themed products, was perfect for this project.

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I could tell you all about how I created this layout and pocket page spread, but why not watch my process video instead?

The back side of the pocket page was not included in my process video, so here’s a look at how it turned out.

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At the top of the page, I used a digital tag from the New Season printables to add my journaling on the left side of the 4” x 6” pocket, then adhered a 3” x 3” photo of one of my favorite dinners on the right side. The “notes” die cut from the September kit and “more of this” Here and Now phrase sticker finished off the pocket.

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Can I just say that I have been hoarding the circle numbers in the Noteworthy puffy stickers since the collection released in April!? I finally had a good excuse to use them: to document my non-scale victories—or things that I noticed changing in my body besides my weight. Next to that, on the “favorites” New Season printables tag, I added a list of my favorite foods and meals during my month of Whole30.

Even though I did not start this program to lose any weight, my before and after image is pretty telling—I lost fat, gained muscle and just felt better overall. I also kicked my “need” for sugar! I added my before and after photos to the bottom pocket, separating them with the wooden spoon from the Good Eats wood veneer, adding the “this happened” die-cut from the September kit to the top. At the bottom, I added the words “before” and “after” to the colorful September labels using the new Hazel white alpha stickers.

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This has to be one of my favorite projects in my album—both because I love the product that I used and the subject that I’m documenting so much! Be sure to check out all of the product I used on this spread in the gallery links below, which will take you directly to the Elle’s Studio shop. Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’re interested in the Whole30 program, be sure to check out their website for all of the details!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio September 2018 Kit: A Day at the Ballpark Pocket Page + Process Video

Hello! I'm so excited to have the new September 2018 kit and extras from Elle's Studio on my desk this month, and when I saw the new Go Team journaling tags, stamp and wood veneer, that released as extras with the kit, I knew that I needed to document my family's yearly trip to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game, and I did that with a new pocket page:

This Design J pocket page is one of my favorites, and I had documented a fun day visiting the U.S.S. Midway with it before—it's one of my favorite pocket pages that I've created this year. I decided to not re-invent the wheel, so I used the exact same photo/tag layout that I used for that page on this one. It helped me to complete this page faster, and know exactly where I would place my photos and journaling tags. 

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The highlight of this page for me is the title tag with the cutest baseball bat wood veneer piece, and the photo of my daughter with the female mascot, Rosie, next to it.

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I could not resist stamping a border of those cute baseballs from the Go Team stamp with water-based markers so that the stitching could be red! It's all in the details, right?

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Another fun detail that I added was the red bakers twine knots on this "we won" wood veneer piece from the Go Team wood veneer. It only took an extra minute, and I love the way it looks at the top of my photo. 

You can see how all of these elements came together in my quick process video! In it, I'll show you how to create that baseball border, how I messed up while stamping my title tag (real life!), and how I put just the right amount of embellishment around my pages.

Thanks so much for watching and stopping by my blog today! I hope you're as excited about the new September release from Elle's Studio as much as I am! Be sure to grab up these goodies before they're gone—the August kit sold out weeks ago, so don't delay! You can also see all of the product that I used to create this pocket page in the shoppable gallery below. Happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio Document December 2018 Kit + Add-On Unboxing!

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Christmas came early to my house this year, and it was in the shape of a little brown paper bag packed full of paper crafting goodies! The Elle's Studio Document December Kit and add-ons* were just released this week, and I can't wait to show you everything in this unboxing video! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and pretend it's the holiday season, just for a few minutes! 

The Document December Kit has everything you need to document your holiday season in a mini album or traveler's notebook, on scrapbook layouts or in pockets, and is packed with 6" x 8" papers, 4" x 6" and 3 x 4" journaling tags, die-cuts, labels, alphabet stickers in two fonts, two sheets of puffy stickers, shipping tags, wood veneer, acrylic and sequins. Phew! That's a lot of product—all for only $41.99! But wait, if you shop now through September 4th, you'll get 10% off of that kit price (no discount code needed!) 

If you love to use A LOT of product in your December album like me, don't worry! You can also find awesome coordinating add-ons in the shop, like these candy cane puffy alphabet stickers:

Or, if you're a stamper, be sure to grab the Oh What Fun stamp

And you definitely don't want to miss out on the Christmas colorway of the popular Shapes and Dots puffy stickers:

I cannot wait to organize all of my new Document December supplies—and better yet, for Christmas to get here so that I can start to collect all of the memories we'll share with this gorgeous kit! I can't wait to see what you do with yours! Be sure to check out the Document December Kit and add-ons today! The 10% off sale on the kit only lasts through September 4th! 

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio August 2018 Kit Reveal + New Pocket Page Layout!

Hello there! I'm SO over-the-moon excited about this month's Elle's Studio August 2018 kit and extras* release! There are some surprises in store for you, my friends! Check out my unboxing video to see all of the new goodies:

This month comes with a fabulous, completely new color scheme for ES, and I couldn't love it more. The addition of coral, one of my favorite colors, just has me excited to create! Check out the August 2018 kit, that has an introductory price of $9.99 today only:

AH! I so love this color scheme, and especially the tags that come in the kit that feature the entire color way of the kit! Now how about some coordinating extras? Let's take a look at them:

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From left to right, we have: Go Team wood veneer flags, Back to School acrylic, ABC wood veneer, August label stickers, Good Job stamp, purple puffy alphabet stickers, Celebrate stamp, Celebrate journaling tags, little photo flag stickers, Love This acrylic, Happy Moments wood veneer circles

This month, I was inspired by the beautiful color scheme and the "learning" tags, that I decided to start a few pocket pages to document my daughter's year in Pre-K. After going back through her entire school year in photos, I pulled out a few that really stuck out to me, and told the story of her year at school:

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The "1,2,3,4,5" tag in the August 2018 kit was one of my favorites! I wanted to highlight the "3", since my daughter was in the 3rd Pre-K classroom, so I cut it out with an exact-o knife, then adhered the entire tag to a blank piece of cardstock before adding the "3" back with dimensional adhesive. Then I simply added a purple August label sticker, and topped it with the purple puffy alphabet stickers.

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This "proud moment" die-cut was perfect for the obligatory first day of school photo! I also added some notes below (onto an August print and cut label) about what she chose to wear, and her favorite backpack. 

I printed, then cut the multicolored tag from the gorgeous School Days printables to add to the bottom of this photo from my daughter in a soccer lesson. I love how it stands out against the black and white photo, and adds a happy home for the "something to remember" tag from the kit.

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On the backside, I continued the colorful colors of the August kit, and adding some fun stamping and embellishment, too!

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That graphic flower tag was another favorite from the kit this month, and I had to top it with Noteworthy puffy stickers, epoxy stickers and a puffy heart! Next to it, on the pencil 3" x 4" tag, I added the "so awesome" phrase, "good job" circle and tiny stars from the Good Job stamp. It just added to the whimsical feel of this page.

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Gah! There's another one of those multi-colored tags! I just LOVE them this month! This one may seem like it would be a vertical tag, but I used it horizontally, adding my typed journaling to the white space, then topping with the "totally awesome" Happy Moments wood veneer circle. I love the way this looks alongside those colorful photos! 

Let's just have a little talk about how cute these Go Team wood veneer flags are. It almost hurts me to put them to use, they're that cute. But, this photo of my daughter with her soccer "team" just called for it.

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So, this project will continue, most likely with one more pocket page spread, as well as a pocket page of artwork created by Lizzy only, similar to how I documented her Preschool year! I'll be sure to share once the entire year has been completed. Stay tuned! 

Until then, be sure to check out all of the product that I used to create this pocket page spread in the Elle's Studio shop, via the gallery below. Remember that the kit price increases to $11.99 after today, so get it at a discount! Thanks for stopping by, and happy creating!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio Pocket Page Process Video #2 with the July 2018 Kit

Hello there! In case you missed it, this is my second post today. You can see my Elle's Studio July 2018 kit reveal post which includes an unboxing video and pocket page process video #1 here

This afternoon I'm here to share the back side of the pocket page layout that I created using the July 2018 kit and add-ons* from Elle's Studio! 

Sticking to essentially the same products that I used on the front side of my layout creates a flow across the two sides of my page, but I added a few fun details that were different from the front. I'd love for you to watch this video to see how the page came together:

Be sure to shop all of the fun products that I used on this page via the gallery below, while supplies last! You won't want to miss having these summery, fun details to add to your projects!

* This post contains product affiliate links. Clicking any of these links will take you directly to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Elle's Studio July 2018 Kit Reveal & Process Video!

Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited that today is the 10th, because that means brand-spankin' new product is available from the Elle's Studio shop! The July 2018 kit and add-ons* do not disappoint, and I know that you'll love using them to document your summer memories as much as I did. How about we take a look at my unboxing video to check out all of the new product?

How about this July kit? Not a stitch of pink to be found, and I love it! It has a lot of energy in this fun color scheme, and awesome graphics and fonts to really make your projects stand out!

The add-ons this month are SO fun! There is so much product here to embellish any project that you'd want to create, you won't really need any other options in your stash!

This month I created two 12" x 12" pocket pages using the new kit and embellishments! The color scheme, you guys, just has me at teal, orange and navy. I can't even handle the awesomeness. Just take a look:

While making my page, I filmed a process video so that you can see how the page came together, and the decisions I made around the new product I was using. Pull up a chair and watch this short video for all of the details:

The July kits are typically the most popular kits of the year, so be sure to grab this one quickly, and don't forget about the awesome add-ons this month that coordinate with the kit. You can shop all of the product I used on this pocket page in the gallery below, and be sure to stop by later today when I'll be sharing the back side of the page, along with another process video!

* This post contains product affiliate links. Clicking any of these links will take you directly to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

Ali Edwards Story Kit: Documenting Our Home

In the summer of 2016, we were hoping to make a big move to Kentucky. However, for some reason that just wasn't in God's plan, so we ended up staying in Texas. We had spruced up our  home to get it ready to lease out, which included professional photos. So to make lemonade out of lemons, I have a really lovely documentation of how our house looked that summer, and I decided to record it in a pocket page using the Ali Edwards Home Story Kit.  

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This kit included the perfect colors for documenting our home, and I used the "home is" add-on labels to record what home is, from the perspective of each room that I documented. 

Recording "the story of" my daughter's playroom on the 3" x 4" card was important, as when she became old enough to have enough toys, we decided to forgo a formal dining room to make it her playroom—one of the best decisions we have made in this house! I wanted to get that down in writing.

Even two years later, our bedroom looks completely different now, with new furniture, color on the walls and new bedding. I'm happy to have what it looked like before recorded, and it will be interesting to re-create all of these images again to compare them to our home in 2016.

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The backside of the layout includes my daughter's room and my creative space—my two favorite places in the house! The teal in the kit worked perfectly with all of the teal in my photos.

This "five senses of home" card was really special to me. I sat down and closed my eyes to think about what home looked, smelled, tasted and sounded like. It makes me happy to have these down on paper.

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We as a family like to embrace the "less is more" attitude, so it was important for me to add that home is a space that we fill with things that mean something to us, like the Monaco Grand Prix print on the wall in the background of this photo. 

I loved creating with the Home Story Kit, and after creating three projects with it as a guest storyteller, I still have plenty of product to record more memories. I'm so happy to have these photos recorded, as I know that the images and details of each home we've lived in slip away after a few years. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy creating this weekend!

Introducing Title Builder Volume 2!

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Today is an exciting day, as my second collaboration with Elle's Studio, Title Builder Volume 2, is now available in the Elle's Studio shop!*

(*All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support of my YouTube feed and this blog!)

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I LOVE creating titles! Not only coming up with clever titles, but also choosing the product to make them! When I launched my class, Terrific Titles, at Big Picture Classes, I wanted to create a product that made title building easier, and that's when I paired with Elle's Studio to bring you the original Title Builder products! Now, Title Builder Volume 2 will add even more title possibilities to your stash! Watch this introduction video to see what you can create with this fun product!

I had so much fun creating with these new products last week! I quickly and easily made three simple projects, with beautiful and poignant titles! I love how easily they come together with these Title Builder products! 

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Title Builder has been designed to work as a series of a 6" x 8" stamp, acrylic and wood veneer which you can get in a specially-priced bundle for 15% off the retail cost, or you can buy each piece individually. 

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With your purchase of the Title Builder Vol. 2 stamp or the bundle, you will also receive a PDF via email with over 100 title combinations that you can create with the stamp only! Add on the words from the acrylic, wood veneer or alphas from your own stash, and the possibilities are endless!

I can not wait to see what you create with these fun, new products! Be sure to tag me, @meghannandrew on Instagram, or simply use the hashtag #EllesStudio if you order, when your box arrives, or when you create with Title Builder Volume 2

U.S.S. Midway Layout + Pocket Page with Process Video

The April kit and extras* from Elle's Studio are so fabulous, I've created another project to share with you today, and this is my favorite type of project—a layout and pocket page combination! I created this project about a wonderful day that we spent on the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego, California.

(*All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support of my YouTube feed and this blog!)

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I loved creating this custom embellishment with the April 2018 cut filesCurrently stamp and Adventure puffy stickers

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The new Mini Dated stamp was perfect for adding the date to this die-cut from the April 2018 kit.

While creating, I filmed a video so that you could see my process! Grab a cuppa and have a look:

I also added to the pockets on the back side of this spread, and continued the star theme:

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With such a fantastic choice of tags, die-cuts and embellishments this month, this spread was easy, and so fun to put together! Be sure to check out all of the new product in the Elle's Studio shop, including the Noteworthy collection! 

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Elle's Studio February 2018 Kit Reveal: January Pockets

The Elle's Studio kit and add-ons released today, and I am excited to share a double pocket-page spread that I created using these new products, along with a few of my favorites from the shop. These pockets record the beginning of January. (*All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support of my YouTube feed and this blog!)

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I love these blank tags, designed to fit the graphic icons found in the kit and the Icon stamp. I also added the stamped "in one word" box from the All the Details stamp

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On the right side, I started off with a simple 4" x 6" tag featuring the wood veneer ampersands and the word "life" from the Title Builder Acrylic. I also used another wood veneer snowflake on this side, to balance the left and celebrate a snow day here in Texas.

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I used the Icon Printables, recoloring this striped tag, as well as the hearts tag to match my blue, teal and yellow color scheme. I stamped the balloons from the Happy Birthday Stamp onto one of the bold, striped tags from the kit, fussy cutting them out. I also created a patterned balloon with the Icon stamp.

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Great news! I created a process video while putting this spread together! Check out this short video to see how I focused on keeping my page balanced, and used the "less is more" theory to keep it fairly simple. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the February 2018 kit and add-ons while supplies last! 

2018 Monthly Pocket Page Tags with Elle's Studio

Hi there! Since I'm so far behind on my 2017 monthly pocket page documentation, I want to set myself up early for 2018. I plan to stick with monthly spreads, using only phone photo per day, journaled and printed from my Collect App. 

Yesterday, Elle's Studio released a set of new products* for December, and included in those products were the Monthly Puffy Stickers*. White in color, they are perfect for re-coloring, and I was so excited to use them to create 4" x 6" month markers for my pocket page album! (*All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support!) 

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I started off these tags by re-coloring my Monthly Puffy Stickers, using one of my favorite products, a Sharpie oil-based marker in metallic gold. These markers are amazing, and I've used them for a number of craft projects—even painting ceramics! I highly recommend them! I left the stickers on the backing and covered them with the oil-based paint, which went on beautifully.

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Next, I chose the 3" x 4" buffalo check journaling tag from the Love This Printables, opened it in Photoshop Elements, and re-sized it to 4" x 6", placing the check pattern on the base. I also de-saturated the color 100%, making the check pattern gray, a great neutral, which will work with any spread from next year's album. Once the tags were printed on thick, smooth white cardstock, I stamped "hello" and "documenting" in gray using the Title Builder Stamp.

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Next, I adhered my gold monthly puffy "January" sticker next to my stamped words. I love the way that it looks against the gray buffalo check pattern! 

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Since January is the kick-off to a new year, I also re-colored and added "2018" from the Monthly Puffy Stickers to this tag. I created all twelve of the tags for my 2018 album, and I am so excited to have a head-start on an important part of this big project! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out the products that I used in this simple and easy project below: 

Documenting October with Elle's Studio October Kit + Add-Ons

Hi there! The Elle's Studio October 2017 kit and add-ons went live yesterday, and I shared a new layout and process video with you, but today, I'm switching things up a bit and showing you just how perfect the ES products can be in pockets! I documented our October 2016, and this kit was just made for my photos. (*All product links are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support!) 

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At the beginning of the page, we were headed back from a road trip to the mountains. The "life in photos" die-cut circle from the October kit was perfect for dressing up this yellow tag from the Favorite Season printable, and I also added a stamped "love" circle from the So Cozy stamp and a green "x" from the Summer Puffy Stickers. I'm still using them on my layouts! Below that, I added the "notes from this" phrase from the So Cozy stamp, then a piece of chipboard from my stash below. 

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October usually means racing for us, as we go to the Austin Grand Prix each year here in Texas. I loved the way that the diagonal striped 4" x 6" tag from the October kit pointed directly to my "F1 Grand Prix" journaling tag. I also added the "play" stamped circle from the So Cozy stamp in the top corner, to add a little bit of orange.

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 I was happy to get myself in this page, too, sporting my favorite driver, Lewis Hamilton's gear. The next tag's background was created with a piece of the Family Fun 6" x 6" Paper Stack, and was perfect for the "being together tag" from the October Kit, an acrylic heart from the Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic and a the heart Vellum Speech Bubble.

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How awesome is this little frame included in the So Cozy stamp? I stamped the frame, then "so cozy" inside of the frame before cutting it out and adhering it directly to my photo with dimensional adhesive. It was the perfect saying for this photo! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! The new products in the Elle's Studio shop this month are just perfect, and with them I created one of my favorite pocket pages to date! Later, I'll be sharing how I'm doubling this page up with another layout to finish off the month. Until then, be sure to shop these supplies from the gallery below before they're sold out of the shop! Happy creating! 

September Pocket Pages Using the New Elle's Studio Kit!

There are so many project possibilities available with the new September Kit from Elle's Studio! Yesterday, I shared an 8-1/2" x 11" layout, and today, I wanted to show you a double pocket page spread that I created, documenting September 2016. When I create my pages, I carry the same color scheme across a double page spread, and for this layout I chose dark blue, light blue, yellow and orange. (*All product links are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support!) 

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Supplies | September 2017 Kit, Sweater Weather PrintablesDate Night Stamp, Wood Veneer Borders, Thankful Sticker Labels, Autumn Sequins, Happy Birthday Stickers (balloons), Acrylic Summer Shapes (glasses), Foodie Journaling TagsFamily Fun Journaling Tags, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Acrylic Shapes ( blue heart), Family Fun Stamp, Olivia Alphabet Stamp, Dated Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Happy Birthday Stamp

I love all of the energy in this page, and I really kept the embellishment to a minimum, but it doesn't appear so! On the left side, I used the blue 4" x 6" tag from the new Family Fun Journaling Tags to top my spread, stamping "SEP" over and over in blue ink using the Dated Stamp

The embellishment I used on this side was only the Date Night StampThankful Sticker LabelsWood Veneer Borders and die-cuts from the kit.

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I also had to use one of the new Foodie Journaling Tags to document a favorite lunch spot! 

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On the right side of the page, I used the Sweater Weather Printables to create a customized 4" x 6" tag for the top of the spread. By taking a 3" x 4" tag from the digital file, duplicating it and mirroring it on a 4" x 6" page, then re-colored it to match my spread.

The entire process only took about three minutes, and I created a tag that works perfectly for this spread! Because a birthday photo was next to the tag, I added the balloons from the Happy Birthday Stickers and Happy Birthday Stamp, along with some Autumn Sequins. I carried the "SEP" title from the left side and added "story" using the Title Builder Stamp

On this side, just like on the left, I used very little embellishment— mainly stamps and die-cuts from the September kit. On this journaling tag placed next to a photo of my new goddaughter, I added "I love being your" and "mother" from the Family Fun Stamp, and added "god" using the Olivia Alphabet Stamp, along with a Family Fun Acrylic Shape heart.

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This page came together quickly and easily because the September Kit coordinates so well with the new Family Fun collection. Check out all of the new product in the Elle's Studio shop today to help you document your September memories! 

SCT Summer Edition: Pocket Play

I was so excited to be featured twice in Scrapbook and Cards Today's summer issue, and I loved being a contributing writer for the Pocket Play column. It it, I described how I finally found a way to make pocket page scrapbooking work for me, and I shared a new favorite layout with a favorite color scheme for me: yellow and red with a touch of teal. You can find this color scheme often in my albums. (*All product links below are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support!) 

My title pocket was created with the fun, colorful tag from the Happy Birthday Journaling Tags. I started the quote out with the word "memories" from the Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers and searched online for a quote about memories, finding this one from Rosa Parks. I loved it, and typed it in Photoshop before printing it on the tag. A few more puffy stickers and an Acrylic Birthday Confetti piece finished off the pocket, which introduced the page.

This page documented a surprise trip to my mom and dad's for my father's 60th birthday. I had to create a tag that documented that, and the balloon Happy Birthday Stickers and Dad acrylic and word set helped me add a bit of embellishment to the Happy Birthday Journaling Tags. This may be one of my favorite ever embellished tags in my album, although my sewing machine was acting up that day when I sewed the balloon strings!   

Summer to me means baseball games. I love going to them with my family, and our hometown stadium is so fun to visit. I used the "like it/love it" tag from the April 2017 Kit as a base for my pocket, typing my journaling and adding a cut tag from the Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces and a piece of printed Live Laugh Love washi tape stickers

Check out the FREE Scrapbook and Cards Today summer issue to red my full article and get loads of summer scrapbooking inspiration! Happy creating!