Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pocket Source Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!  It sure is a TGIF for me.  I have been having a week that's for sure so hopefully the weekend will bring good health and cheer for all! 
Today The Pocket Source blog is hosting a blog hop. Have you visited The Pocket Source yet?  It's a great new site just for pocket scrap booking topics. You can pop on over to the home page and see what's happening right now. I have found the forum to be awesome, lot's of current topics and a general love of scrapbooking shared every day, you'll need to sign in to chat with us but would love to see you there:)  Or if you prefer to just stop by the gallery it's loaded with tons of pocket pages to get your mojo flowing.  And don't forget to add the blog to your blog roll, they have awesome give aways and lots of great tutorials to help get you started.  Hope to see you there:) 
Today I thought I would share with you a look back at my very first pocket scrapbook. I bought my very first kit.  I loved that the one kit had I needed for the entire year, plus extras I'm still using and for a very reasonable price.  Thus began Project 365 in December 2008.  My goal was to take a photo every single day for the year and put them in the album. 

And that is exactly what I did that year.  Some days just have the photo and nothing else, but most of the days I did manage to journal something about the photos. 
Then I took a little break, ok it was a few year break, but now I'm determined to get photos in albums again.  So this year I've started again with a goal of doing at least two pages of photos in my album along with 12 by 12 pages. 
This is the album I've chosen.  Actually I purchased the album a few years ago (2011) while shopping with some friends at Hobby Lobby but life got in the way and I didn't do more then a few pages over the past few years.  So I decided just to continue with this album.  Just adding and making it mine.  Here is the page I'm working on now.
As you can see I'm adding fun stuff into my album.  Cards and letters from friends and pages of photos I just like.  And PenPal photos and letter.  Makes for a fun look back:) 
So that's my history of pocket paging. 
Do you pocket page? 
Link me up, would love to see what you do! 
Hop details.....

You should have arrived from the lovely blog of Colie

                                        You are currently at My Blog, Paper Scissors Sew

And now you go to visit the very talented Krista's Blog

Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Joyce 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Birds of a Feather February kit reveal!

This month has been awesome guest designing with the fabulous kit from Birds of a Feather.  I've had so much fun playing with this fabulous kit.  There is only one kit left so if you are at all considering you need to jump on it NOW! 
For this page I actually used the paint from the kit and drew a heart, around the heart I chose some of my favorite tags, then embellished.  My husband loves to take selfie photos of us when we are on vacation. 

For my second project I made my husband a framed collage for Valentines Day. 
I played along with the sketch challenge for the Love Birds crop and came up with this cute page.
For one last tip I wanted to share how to combine pocket page scrap booking
 right along with my 12 X 12 pages.

I don't think there is a right or wrong way to scrap.  I find it more about getting photos into albums in a creative way that makes you happy.  So be free to experiment with your art and make sure to share all your fabulous projects with us in the Birds of a Feather Gallery!
And finally I sent Hershey Bars to my Scrappy PenPals for Valentines Day. 
Of course it still hasn't arrived in Singapore, but I think she will be in for a treat when it does!
I wonder if they have Hershey chocolate in Singapore? I'll have to ask in my next letter. 
Can you tell I had an awesome time guest designing this month?!
Thanks so much for letting me share this month with you!
And thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love Fest! Woohoo!

Hello everyone, I thought I would pop on for a quick update as to what's been happening here.  This month I've been playing along with Split Coast Stampers Love Fest Challenges and have make a few cards this week.  Just click the blue link for all the challenges, and there is still time to play along with one or all of the challenges!

Here are a few projects I made this week. 

And finally today, my workspace.  I'm just getting ready to work on a post for a blog hop Friday all about pocket scrapbooking so my workspace is my computer.  But as far as projects go I have some ATC's that need to be finished so they are up next.  And I may do a page with that photo.  Just because it's cute:)  And there is my Studio Calico color theory cards because they are just awesome!
And what have I been doing with my color theory cards you ask....
I've been getting my inspiration/resource book all ready for the Studio Calico Color Theory class to start in March.  Here is a sneak peak of my book.  There are only a few more days to register is you are interested would love for you to join me:) 
In the process of making my book I cleaned out my ink drawer and know what colors inks I need and what colors I'm good with.  As you can see I think I'm good with red.  But don't have a single light pink!  That will be remedied soon! 
Have a great week!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Getting back into the swing of putting photos in albums!

Hello everyone!
 Happy Friday!
I'm starting off my weekend with scrapping some Valentines Photos.  One of my goals this year is to do at least one page in my Project Life album per month.  This month was easy because Valentines day gave me lots of pretty pictures.  And the pictures worked great for the very first Papertrey Ink Monthly Moments kit. 

And that's what I've got for today. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Another card challenge, and this time a matching envelope!

My second post for Valentine's Day!
I couldn't let the day go by without a card for the Papertrey Ink's final Anniversary celebration. 
The challenge was to make a special delivery by making your envelope to match your card. 
I made this card starting with the inspiration from this sketch at the

Birds of a Feather Lovebirds Crop! It's all about Love Challenge!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! 
I'm so excited to get to post this page, it was so fun taking the photo for this page.  My daughter and I did photo collages for our Valentines this year and yesterday we ventured out in the snow to take a few pictures.  I just love the perfect white back drop the fresh snow adds to a picture. 
This challenge was to use at least 5 hearts on your page.  That was rather easy, even though they are very soft in this page.  The patterned paper are from PL kit Flea Market edition.  The paint and embellishments are from the Birds of a Feather February Kit. 
And there it is, my Love layout on this Day of  Love!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Today I am playing again playing along with the festivities for Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Celebration.  I thought I would use a set I haven't used often.  But I think is so pretty.  It is a limited edition set from CHA 2010 called Four of a Kind. 
I stamped the image on vellum. I love the white on white look.
And who would think to use orange and green? But I love how it turned out. 
This card is off to the PTI warehouse to thank them for taking such great care of us customers and wish them a very happy birthday PTI style! 
So this is the challenge...
As you can see, many of the projects today were all about birthdays!  Now it's your turn!  Take some of the inspiration you have gained so far this week and create a birthday card for Papertrey!  We would love to see both your card and a photo of you holding your card!  Not only would this give you TWO entries for one card, but these photos will also be combined with Papertrey stories shared in the comments section to create a special slideshow at the end of the celebration!
You are also encouraged to mail your card to our warehouse employees in Cincinnati so we can create a heartfelt display board for them to enjoy each day while they are picking and packaging your packages!  It isn't very often that they get to see what all of the crafty supplies are used for and it would bring a huge smiles to their faces!

So...for the second part of the challenge....Here is me holding my I didn't do my hair, put make up on or even my contacts.  And that's how snow days are supposed to be!

Enough of that crazy stuff for now!
See you soon!

Friday, February 7, 2014

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Tonight I did the Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary day 3 challenge. 

Welcome too our first ever Timer Challenge, in honor of the *time travel* theme for Stamp-a-faire this year. You are encouraged to grab a timer and get creative!
  • You have 7 minutes to grab 7 supplies to use on your card.  This needs to include your ink, paper and stamps too, so maybe you should be sure to grab the basics first and go from there!  (You do not need to count adhesive as one of your limited supplies.)
  • Then create a quick card in 17 minutes or less using the supplies you selected!
And this is what I came up with. 

Enabler List:
Kraft and Melon Berry Cardstock PTI
Parisian Lace Doily Die PTI
Heart Die PTI
Rustic Twine PTI
Botanical Silhouettes stamp set PTI


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 This is my second card for the Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary celebration.
I just love the glitter technique and luckily I have glitter is every color there is so it's a great go to clean and simple way to make a card and have sparkle yet it can still be a bit masculine if you need it to be. 
You can see the challenge, sketch and recipe for the challenge HERE.
Enablers list:
Cardstock PTI
Stamps and dies Framed Out PTI
Glitter- Martha Stewart
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Today I played along with the challenge to celebrate Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Day 1 challenge.  The challenge was to use a sketch and color recipe you can find HERE
I hope to play along with all the fun challenge they have on the BLOG Here this week. 
PTI was the first stamp company I found, and have been using their products ever since. 
If your looking for a very diverse company with lots of styles and motifs make sure to check out what PTI has to offer.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed. 

Enablers list....
Cardstock- PTI
Patterned Paper- PTI
Ink- PTI
Dies- Parisian Lace Doily PTI, Pretty peonies PTI
Stamps- PTI

Birds of a Feather February Reveal!

Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to share my first projects with this months kit.  The kit is simply stunning.  The perfect mix of colors to scrap all your Valentine memories, or even just everyday memories of the things you love most! 

For my first page I scrapped a fun photo of my husband and I on our last cruise.  For the background I used the kit cardstock and spattered it with the distressed paint.  I like to splatter but often find the paint is to thick.  For this project I used equal amount of water and paint and splattered with a stiff paint brush.
I changed things up a bit with the focal point of this page.  Here is a close up of the cluster of embellishments around the photo. 

Have you made something special for your Valentine?
This year for Valentines Day we are going out to dinner with my daughter and her new friend.
We have met him before but have never spent any time with him so I thought I would make everyone little Valentines to take along.  This is the first one.
You can see more of this months reveal HERE.
And chat with us about it HERE!
And see the kit contents HERE!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Birds of A Feather Kit Guest Post

Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to be guest designing this month for Birds of a Feather Kits.
You can see the original blog post on the Birds of a Feather Gallery site here.
 I thought I would start off the month with a quick and easy way to add a little extra sparkle to your pocket page projects, cards or layouts. 

What you will need is:
Clear card protector
 baseball card protector, or recycled packaging from your kit.
Small die cuts, sequins, or the pretty red florets from this months kit.
 Sewing Machine or decorative tape. 

 Place your little treasures in the clear envelope.  Measure to the size you need.  I made this 3X4.
Then sew around the outer edges and trim any excess envelope.

And there you have a quick and easy embellishment to add a little sparkle to your projects!
I'll share my finished project with this later in the month!

One of the things I like to do is find new ways to use products I already have in my stash.
Let's combine the shaker embellishment idea along with some PL type cards and see what happens!

What you will need is:
List from above
PL type cards
Hole punch or dies to make window.
Card base.
Patterned paper
Foam dimension adhesive
And sentiment stamps or dies
Let's get started!

For the card base I used a Coordination's Card Base then added one of my 4X6 PL cards cut down to size and rounded the corners.  I also rounded opposite corners of the card base

Next,  punch or die cut the window in the card that you will use for the front.  Cover the back side of the card with your clear plastic.  Then add foam dimension adhesive around the window and fill with small embellishments.  Cover the embellishments with another sheet of clear plastic. 
(I used packaging and just cut it down to a 2.5" X 3" piece)


To finish the card I added a die cut hello sentiment across the front.
Then tied the bottom with a piece of twine and fussy cut the flower from another PL card
and adhered it with foam adhesive.


Give it a try and be sure to share what you make in the Birds of a Feather Gallery.
I'll be back on the 7th with my first project made with this months fabulous kit!

Have a great day,