My Project Life: Her Third Birthday

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Hi everyone!  Karen here and I am so excited to show you guys my latest pages.  In this post I share with you how I used the clean, minimalist designs of the Love Day Seed products to compliment a collection of embellishments I haven been wanting to bust out of my stash (BasicGrey – RSVP).   I also share a few ideas on how you can add more content to your pages by using flip pockets and QR codes.  Let’s dive in!

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This day was so jammed packed full of excitement that I couldn’t contain it to my usual 2-page 12×12 spread.  In order to include more photos and journaling I used a handy product from Simple Stories called Photo Flip Pockets.  These little beauties attach to your page protector and add additional 3×4 or 4×6 pockets.  Page one of my spread got two of the 4×6 pockets.Of course I had to use the big giant “3” from the Calendar Numbers pack – it was just too perfect.  The 4×6 “story” journaling card (Journal Titles pack) tells the tale of our early morning and the extreme excitement that beamed from our little girl.  When you flip the added pocket over you will find a QR code that I printed directly on the “priceless” design from the Single Word theme pack.  For those of you who may not be familiar with QR codes, they are simply a link in barcode form that can be scanned with a smart phone app (click here to see how you can create your own code).  This particular QR code when scanned will take you to a video on YouTube showing just how excited our little one was! (You can check out the video here).  Another flip pocket was used on the second row of pictures.  This one reveals Dad hard at work building her new train set – the “details” card from the Simple Journal pack tells the story.
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I filled up the “capturing life” card (Simple Journal pack) with journaling and used the “this is epic” card (Sentiments theme pack) to highlight the amazing train track my hubby and daughter built (the train went right through the doll house – that is pretty epic if you ask me!).
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LDS-KK-03-right-flowerPage two starts off with this stunning blocked pattern design (Black and White Pattern pack) which is perfect from showcasing this huge chipboard embellishment that I have been hoarding.  The story of the day continues with journaling cards from the Simple Journal pack (one of my fave packs!).  And of course I couldn’t do a birthday layout without using the cute little balloon card from the Sentiments pack embellished with a little “3” sticker.

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And you think I would be done there, but there is more!  I added in a 6×8 page right in the middle.  One side is a bit of a title page and I using the lovely script “fabulous” (Single Word theme pack) combined with a the bold stripes from the Black and White Pattern pack.  The flip side holds images of her little birthday cake as well as one of my favourite images from this layout showing my little girl at age 1, 2 and 3!
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It was truly a pleasure to document my darling’s birthday with these beautiful designs.  I hope I have inspired you dig into your stash and pair up some of your favourite embellishments with some Love Day Seed designs.  And don’t forget you can add in your extra tidbits with flip pockets and QR codes.  Until next time, happy crafting!

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My Project Life: Week 10

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Week 10 is in the books!
It feels great to be back in my craft room working on my Project Life spreads.  I took some time  off to organize my craft space and make it to a more functional.  One of the areas I tackled was my embellishment drawer(s).  Since I usually scrap by colour, I realized that I could probably be more productive if I organized my supplies in this way as well.  Week 10 was my first layout using this new system and I loved it.  I found myself using embellishments that I have had and loved for a long time but forgotten about.  More to come on this new colour organization stuff soon!  I hope you enjoy taking a look at my Week 10 pages and keep reading to see a complete list of supplies.

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Week 10 | Page 1

 

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A torn pink polka dot card (Project Life Neapolitan Core Kit) adds texture and interest.

 

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Week 10 | Page 2

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These gorgeous gold foil banners (Studio Calico Project Life subscription) are sprinkled throughout.

 

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Loving the texture that the machine stitches add (they also keep these letter stickers in place).

 

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Products I used:

  • Big City Quiet
    52 Weeks Title Cards
  • Studio Calico Monthly Project Life Kit:
    Cards: “merci” “all that I need today is…” “Me and You”
    Gold Foil Banners
  • Project Life Midnight Core Kit
    grey and white journaling cards
  • Project Life Neapolitan Core Kit
    pink polka dot card (used as embellishment)
  • Basic Grey:
    Highline collection: accent stickers
    RSVP collection: letter stickers, polka dot paper
    “D” ticket ephemera

I hope you enjoyed checking out my Week 10 pages.  Please follow me on Instagram for more pocket scrapbooking inspiration.  Happy Scrapping!