Giveaway & Christmas 6×8 Album

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.


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!


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.



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!


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!


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

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.


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


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!


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!


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.


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!


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



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!


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.


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.


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.


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. 🙂


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.


And a few more detail shots, just for fun.

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Thanks so much for letting me share!

Have a beautiful day!


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!











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






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











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!


More Project Life Happy Spreads

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.









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!













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.






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!