Giveaway & Christmas 6×8 Album

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I know a lot of you out there are in the middle of creating your December Daily albums. I don’t create a daily record of our December, but I *do* put our December photos in a 6×8 album each year.

While working on my 2014 album, I realized that I never shared the pages I made for 2013. So, today I thought I would share my 2013 pages, and later this week I’ll share my 2014 pages.

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I really like to use 6×8 pocket page protectors and pocket cards for my Christmas scrapping. For 2013, I used the Project Life Christmas Wish set. I LOVED that this set included die cuts along with the cards. It made embellishing my pages really EASY and FAST! Gotta love that!

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I add strips of washi tape along photos where I need an extra color. I loved that a lot of the cards had silver foil on them. It made my album feel more special and shiny without any extra effort!

I mostly used the die cuts from the kit, but did add in buttons, enamel dots, gems, twine,and star stickers here-and-there.

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I love working with these kits so much, that I picked myself up the “Deck the Halls” cards and die cuts at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale to use for my 2015 album … and guess what?! I picked up an extra set to give away to one of my readers!

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Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sunday, December 13th, 2015. I will randomly select one winner to receive the prize package shown above. This pack will include the Deck the Halls Project Life Cards, coordinating 6×6 paper pad, 4 Christmas glitters, Sizzix Snowflake and Flower embossing folders set, and Pink Paislee Yuletide puffy stickers. I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, December 14th, 2015. Good luck!

JanaBold

Pocket Pages with Noel Mignon “Golden Delicious” Daily Diary Kit

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Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It has been so beautiful here in Utah. I just love this time of year!

I am back designing with the Noel Mignon Design Team and I’m so happy about it! I have missed designing with Noel’s amazing kits.

My first post went up on the Noel Mignon Blog today. I got both of the kits for myself, and decided to start first with the Golden Delicious Daily Diary Kit. I don’t have as many fall pocket pages to catch up on, so I figured that when I was finished with the pages I wanted to make, I could take what was left and mix it in with the Classic kit when I go to make my pages.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Here is the first page I made, catching up on more Halloween from 2014.

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I had so much fun with the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice included with this collection. I have a new addiction … the Simple Stories stick-on brads. I must have been living under a rock, because these little doo-dads are FABULOUS! I love how you can just stick ’em on, no poking holes. I had fun with them, obviously, because they are on almost every picture of the left side of the page. Ha!

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On the left page, I included 4 vertical 4×6″ photos. I trimmed each of them to 3″ wide and used the patterned side of the cards as photo mats. I love the cute mix of patterns in this collection!

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The right side of the spread is mostly random photos. So I decided to have some fun decorating the 3×4 cards.

I created a little scene on the with a 2×2 card and die cuts on the green journal block, adding in a few enamel dots from my stash.

I typed my journaling on the yellow birdie card, including a phrase die cut and small sticker.

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But my favorite card that I made for this page was the Family/Home card. I built a stack of words with the letter stickers and brads, and filled in the spaces with the small icon stickers. I think it turned out adorable!

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Next, up is another Halloween spread for my 2014 album.

FALL

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We always seem to wait until the last minute to carve our pumpkins. Last year we actually carved them the Halloween morning! Yikes! Our kitchen is a bit dark, leaving a blue cast to the photos despite my attempts to correct it in the editing process.

I chose to use the cards with mostly orange and yellow. This really helped to warm those pictures up!

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I used bits of stickers, die cuts and brads from the kit to give each card a little more detail. I also really love to use washi tape as a “pattern” and add strips of it to the bottom of my photos.

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The right side of the page uses a vertically formatted page protector. All four of the 4×6 spots were filled with photos, so I decided to have some fun with the center strip of 3×4 cards.

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I didn’t want the larger 4×6 photos to overpower the page, so I decided to make the bottom two 3×4 spots look like one large 4×6 card. I did this by using the 2×2 F-A-L-L letter squares to build a “title” card that has the same look of a 4×6 card.

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In the past, I have always used my handwriting on my pocket page cards. But for my 2014 album I switched over to using a typewriter. There are a few reasons for this.

  1. I love the way it looks! It’s just so charming … mistakes and all. There is no “undo” button on a vintage typewriter. 😀
  2. I love the consistent look it gives the album overall. Pocket pages lean towards the chaotic-looking side with all of the different little cards butting up to each other. The type-written journaling ties them all together.
  3. It allows me to fit more of the story into a smaller space.
  4. It’s sentimental for me. 🙂

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You see, last year I inherited my late grandfather’s typewriter. He was a traveling salesman, but in his spare time he would draw pictures of horses and write poetry on this typewriter. I love that I am using a tool that my grandpa used. He used it to be creative with his poetry, and I’m using it to be creative with my memory-keeping. It’s so cool to feel connected that way! (THANK YOU to my mom and her siblings for allowing me this precious gift! I LOVE it! And will cherish it always!)

I just love old things. It even comes in this cool, worn-down case.

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And a few more detail shots, just for fun.

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Thanks so much for letting me share!

Have a beautiful day!

JanaBold

Project Life Value Album Kits on HSN Next Week

***Scroll down to the post below this one for the Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway … Entries open until Sunday, October 6th!***

Have you marked your calendars for October 7th to watch 24-hour Craft Day on HSN? If you love pocket scrapbooking, you’ll want to tune in at 5:00 ET. Lisa will be presenting three Project Life Value Kits that include 6×8 albums and sheet protectors. I love these new kits! They include the perfect amount of pocket cards along with a generous stack of accent pieces. They make putting together a coordinating album a BREEZE! Take a look at the three choices below.

LUCKY CHARM VALUE ALBUM KIT – Every single card in this kit is dripping in gold foil. Swoon!

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NOTES & THINGS VALUE ALBUM KIT – More gold foil! This is just so pretty!

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LOVE NOTES VALUE ALBUM KIT – The cards and chipboard pieces in this kit are all accented with beautiful, red glitter. Adorable!

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I loved working on these albums! If you’d like one (or more) for yourself, tune into HSN on October 7th at 5:00 pm ET.

Ooo! And one last reminder … you have until tomorrow night to enter my Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway … Don’t miss it! 

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

More Project Life Happy Spreads

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Hello again! Last week, I shared a few Project Life spreads using the Project Life Happy Edition, and today I’m back with a few more.

Last year, I used all Design A page protectors in my album because that is what I had. A newer set I purchased came with both Design A and Design D (with the vertical pockets). I gotta say … I am LOVING the vertical slots. I take a lot of vertical photos and so it is fun to be able to feature them at the larger size.

YOU ROCK

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CHILL

Here I added lots of layered die cuts to the accent cards. They took awhile to create, but I really love how they turned out!

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HELLO SUMMER

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One thing I really loved about working with the Happy Edition cards were that most of the cards were virtually solid in color or tone-on-tone patterns. That allowed me to pull out the colors that I wanted to use and create my own combinations … like in this Halloween spread. For Christmas, you could pull out the red/green cards, for patriotic pages you could use the red/blue cards … and so on.

Even if this set isn’t available anywhere, maybe you could still recreate the pages, but using patterned papers from your stash of supplies.

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I hope you feel inspired today to do a little bit of pocket-style scrapbooking. It’s a lot of fun!

See you again soon!

 

JanaBold