#PocketPageThursday | 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

I have been working hard to catch up in my annual 2016 pocket page album.  Since I don't scrapbook weekly layouts, I really just create spreads that are chronological in order and I'm happy to report that I'm caught up through June. Fortunately for me, my photo taking slacked off towards the end of summer so I don't have nearly as many layouts to catch up on.  That leaves me excited to have a little extra time to start planning for December Daily!

#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs

In the meantime though, here is a layout I created for the One Little Bird Birds of a Feather roundup for September.  I just love mixing collections to create a spread and I was able to do just that in this layout.  Below is a list of all the products used.

#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs
#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs
#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs
#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs
#PocketPageThursday |  9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring One Little Bird Designs

Products Used:  One Little Bird Digital Collections - Sunshine in my Soul, Daytrippers and PrixFixe |  Wood Veneer Geotag from Studio Calico | Design F Page Protectors (trimmed and fused) from Becky Higgins Project Life.

To see more of my layouts from #pocketpageThursday, click here.

 

Exploring Weekend | 9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Spread with Insert, featuring designs by One Little Bird - Simple, easy scrapbooking!

Give me a day off work, a little food and a chance to explore and I'm one happy gal!

My favorite past time is just hanging out. Not particularly doing anything aside from exploring, taking photos and enjoying life. This particular weekend back in early March was a relaxing weekend where we walked several miles on our local greenbelt and treated ourselves to our favorite fast food restaurant. Notice I said we walked off those calories! lol.

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!

Coordinating my journal cards and elements with my photos is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy finding and using elements and word art that helps me tell the story of spread. Which is usually why you see me using various digital elements from multiple kits. In the layout below, I even used the french fry bag from our food that afternoon because seriously... Love the graphic and word art. It's killer.

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird. Easy, simple memory keeping!

I am so glad that I chose to go 9x12 this year. It is a fantastic size for me and has really worked so well. What size are you loving?

Products Used: Journal Cards and Elements from Hopscotch, Nosh and Cheri by One Little Bird Designs | Design F Page Protectors by Becky Higgins Project Life (trimmed and Fused) | Journal Card by Felicity Jane (best days)

Chapters | 9x12 Pocket Page Layout using One Little Bird Designs

It is no secret that I love a good book. Especially a historic fiction piece.  I grew up absorbing myself in library books and loved reading autobiographies and tales of the Oregon Trail.  I've branched out, of course, and read many different genres of books over the years.  In my adult life, reading as many books as I read as a teenager is much difficult thanks to work schedules, house cleaning, and all that other boring stuff.  But,  I do still make time here and there to curl up and enjoy a warm story or two.

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Designs Creative Team, using the Chapters Collection.

Obviously, I'm not alone in my love for reading... Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs recently released the Chapters collection. This delightful set brings out pops of gorgeous bright colors and focuses on book and stories.  I absolutely love it and know it will be a set I return to time after time. 

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Designs Creative Team, using the Chapters Collection.

I created this 9x12 pocket page layout using the Chapters collection. Telling the story of the month was a perfect way to add some journaling to that top middle card and I simply couldn't resist adding a few other fun pieces from the set as well.  If you would like to see more inspiration using this collection from the One Little Bird Creative Team, click here.

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Designs Creative Team, using the Chapters Collection.

Products Used: Chapters by One Little Bird Designs | Design F page protectors by Becky Higgins, trimmed down to 9x12.

Road Trip | 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring Paislee Press.

Happy Thursday, friends!

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

9x12 pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring journal cards, word art and designs by Paislee Press.
9x12 pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring journal cards, word art and designs by Paislee Press.

Today, I'm sharing a quick layout from my 9x12 annual pocket page album with a spread using some of my January photos. Winter pictures tend to be really bland for me with a lot of contrast.  When that happens, I like to mix in a little black and white with small pops of color. Most of you who follow me, know that I like to incorporate elements that match the "theme" of my spread. Therefore I pulled elements and word art from the Road Trip and On the Road sets by Paislee Press. To complete my color palette, I mixed in some 3x4 cards using papers from Felicity Jane, the Goes With Everything and Artiste collections from Paislee Press.

Note: Some of the following links are affiliate links, which means I receive a commission based on sales generated via these links.

9x12 pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring journal cards, word art and designs by Paislee Press.
9x12 pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring journal cards, word art and designs by Paislee Press.
9x12 pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring journal cards, word art and designs by Paislee Press.

For this layout, I pulled the orange from my husband's shirt and the teal from my winter coat to create a fun, winter spread. For us, this day was all about a road trip. It had recently snowed in our area so we snuck off to the mountains in hopes of a gorgeous winter day and instead found thick fog and layers of ice cascading off the mountain.  Even though it wasn't what we hoped for, it was a day well spent together.

Products Used:   Journal Cards and Elements from Road Trip, On the Road, Goes With Everything and Artiste by Paislee Press | Design F page protectors by Becky Higgins | Fuse Tool | Cork Geotag and Wood Veneer Arrows from Studio Calico (no longer sold) | Arrow Paper by Felicity Jane | Teal Metal Arrow from Recollections by Michaels Craft Store | Road Wood Veener from Happy Trails by Color Cast Designs

Milestone | 12x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook featuring One Little Bird Designs for #PocketPageThursday

As I have scrapbooked over the years, I've developed a system for editing and printing my photos. In addition, I've learned that taking those photos and slipping them into the page protectors really helps when I want to throw a quick layout together.  My entire 2012 collection of photos is all together, in a binder with photos in pockets. All that it is missing is journal cards and written memories. 

Milestones | 12x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Creative Team

I really love having the photos already in the binder, in chronological order, so I can flip through them.  Usually as I flip through, some photos will inspire me as a layout I want to create or a certain story I want to tell. 

Milestones | 12x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Creative Team

Take this layout for instance.  When Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs released her new Milestone collection, I knew I wanted to use that kit to document a specific, life changing event... While flipping through my album, our photos of us moving from our tiny, rented apartment into our newly purchased home immediately jumped out at me as a big milestone.  As an added plus, the yellow in the Milestone collection perfectly complimented my moving truck photos.

Milestones | 12x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue for the One Little Bird Creative Team

I added some journaling in Photoshop Elements, printed my cards and elements then cut them out and slipped them into the pockets next to the photos. Wham, bam! This layout was completed in fifteen minutes and a very important milestone in our lives was forever documented.

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

You can see more of my One Little Bird Creative Team projects in my gallery at the Lilypad.

 

Springtime 6x8 Hybrid Pocket Pages | Featuring Hanami by Little Lamm & Co.

Oh Thursday, you have me all like, loving the spring time blooms! Did you catch yesterday's photo journal post of the beautiful cherry blossoms in my yard?

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

Today, I'm here to share a 6x8 hybrid pocket page layout I created for "my" mini album.  I really wish I could decide what to call this album.  Basically, it is a mini album I'm putting together just to celebrate and document things about myself as I go through this last year in my twenties. I talked more about it here and here

Springtime 6x8 hybrid pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Hanami journal cards and designs by Little Lamm & Co.

While, I usually scrapbook chronologically, this layout was brought into my little mini album as a special "flashback" layout. I used photos from 2010 of my sweet little sister (who's now the same age I was in these photos! Eep, time flies!) and I.  These are some of my FAVORITE photos of her and I from that year...  And one of the last impromptu photo shoots we had together before she began working full time and I got married.  So anyway, I documented on an insert (not pictured) the memory of this shoot and the bond we shared, in addition to how times have changed for her and I as sisters.  I used the beautiful, brand new journal card and element collection, Hanami from Little Lamm & Co.  This collection is soooooooo gorgeous and just PERFECT for these photos.

Springtime 6x8 hybrid pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Hanami journal cards and designs by Little Lamm & Co.
Springtime 6x8 hybrid pocket page scrapbook layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Hanami journal cards and designs by Little Lamm & Co.

I would LOVE to know your thoughts on my personal little mini album... Have you done something like this?  If so, what are some things you've included in your album?

 

#30DaysofLists 6x8 Pocket Page Layout featuring Let's Talk About by Paislee Press

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout for #30daysoflists, featuring designs by Paislee Press, created by Turquoise Avenue. #paisleepressct

Welcome back for another #PocketPageThursday!

I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.

I am excited to be sharing my first Paislee Press Creative Team project with you all today!  I am so excited to be working on this team. I've been a long time admirer of Liz's, from way back when I was doing photography and needed album templates.  She has such a lovely, minimal style and her designs really are the icing on the cake!

Recently, via Instagram, I won a month long subscription to #30daysoflists from Meg (@summonyourspark). I've never done this before, but if you remember, I LOVE LISTS so I was pretty excited about this opportunity.

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout for #30daysoflists, featuring designs by Paislee Press, created by Turquoise Avenue. #paisleepressct

As I mentioned last week, I've begun a small 6x8 album to document my last year in my twenties and thought some of these lists would be the perfect way to document some things about myself this year.

When Liz released the Let's Talk About collection at Paislee Press, I was head over heels in love. It was the PERFECT addition to my lists and this page came together in a matter of ten minutes. Now that's what I'm talking about friends!  I'm excited to implement some more of these lists into this album in the next few weeks and I do hope to share the rest of them here.  

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout for #30daysoflists, featuring designs by Paislee Press, created by Turquoise Avenue. #paisleepressct
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout for #30daysoflists, featuring designs by Paislee Press, created by Turquoise Avenue. #paisleepressct

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Products Used:    6x8 Page Protectors by Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby|  Let's Talk About journal cards and elements from Paislee Press  |  "This is the year" mini flair from Feed Your Craft|  Yellow chipboard Geotag from Studio Calico

 

12 x 12 Baseball Theme Pocket Pages with a Free Printable and Coupon Code for Feed Your Craft!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I'm here today to share a recent layout I did while filling some of the gaps I have in my 2015 album.  Also, I have a free printable for you at the end of this post!

Feed Your Craft Creative Team Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue - a fun, 12x12 pocket page scrapbook page using baseball/gameday themed mini flair embellishments.

One of our favorite things to do each year is to plan for and attend an Atlanta Braves game.  I always come home with loads of photos and enjoy putting together spreads with our favorite memories from the day.  In the years past, I've always had trouble finding just the right embellishments for my layouts. But this year, when I came across the custom flair pieces by Feed Your Craft, I was elated!  I used the custom Football Fan Set and thesets combine to create these pages. I just love how they turned out!  GO BRAVES!

Feed Your Craft Creative Team Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue - a fun, 12x12 pocket page scrapbook page using baseball/gameday themed mini flair embellishments.
Feed Your Craft Creative Team Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue - a fun, 12x12 pocket page scrapbook page using baseball/gameday themed mini flair embellishments.
Feed Your Craft Creative Team Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue - a fun, 12x12 pocket page scrapbook page using baseball/gameday themed mini flair embellishments.
Pin This: Free 3x4 Baseball Theme Printable Journal Card from Turquoise Avenue.

Pin This: Free 3x4 Baseball Theme Printable Journal Card from Turquoise Avenue.

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Use coupon code MANDY20 at checkout!

I also wanted to share this quick printable card I made specifically for my layout.  Just click the image to download a FREE 3x4 Printable. Feel free to pin and share. Please use for personal use only.

This post was first shared on Turquoise Avenue as part of #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.