Easy, Simple 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring Paislee Press's School Years Collection

Hello Thursday!  Who's ready for a little #tbt? 

 

Today, I'm sharing a super simple, quick layout I created while working on my 2010 (yes! you read that right!) Pocket Page Album for my upcoming class at Big Picture Classes! So, not only is this a feature of some new products for one of my creative teams, it's also a sneak peek of what is coming up in my class!

Easy, Simple 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring Paislee Press's School Years Collection

With kids getting ready to go back to school, the amazing Liz Tamanaha over at Paislee Press designed this fun School Years collection.  I'm totally loving all the script and word art.  I used the journal cards and the tags in this bright, simple layout I created with some photos I did for my sister's senior year back in 2010. 

Easy, Simple 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring Paislee Press's School Years Collection

I journaled on the 3x4 card, then trimmed it down and laid it over a striped journal card. I also popped in that green polka dot piece of paper from an older Felicity Jane kit because it made the tag pop and well honestly, who doesn't love green OR polka dots?!

Easy, Simple 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout featuring Paislee Press's School Years Collection

I topped the tag off with a cute little piece of mini flair from Feed Your Craft and called it done.  I love doing these simple layouts with the focus really being on the photos.  If you're interested in learning more about how I'm pulling together an entire annual album from one year's worth of boxed photos, then you're going to love my Big Picture Class coming up in November. Check back on this blog for more information and links on how you can get access to my class closer to then!

 

Products Used:  Paislee Press School Years journal cards and tags | Feed Your Craft mini flair | Black and White Stripe Paper and Green Polka Dot Paper from Felicity Jane

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.

 

12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday

I've mentioned in the past that one of my long term goals is to scrapbook images from years and years ago.  With Project Life style system of pocket pages, I find this task easier and easier.  Occasionally, via one of my creative teams or while I'm browsing one of my favorite journal card designers, I see a kit that jumps out as a perfect match for photos I have stored in picture boxes.  That's what happened with the "Blink" collection from Little Lamm & Co.  The soft, sweet colors and sentiments were so beautiful, I immediately knew I wanted to pair them with these photos of my niece from six years ago!  The beautiful pink colors are my absolute favorite part of this kit and I'm not really even a "pink" girl!

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12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday
12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday by Turquoise Avenue
12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday by Turquoise Avenue
12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday by Turquoise Avenue
12x12 Hybrid Pocket Pages featuring Little Lamm & Co. "Blink" | Memory Keeping Monday by Turquoise Avenue

As you can see, I kept the embellishments minimal for this two page 12x12 spread.  I used a white bow and mini flair piece from one of last year's Felicity Jane kits in addition to a simple wood veneer embellishment I found in my stash.  I absolutely LOVE these pages and how everything ties together and tells a simple, happy story with photos.

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Products Used:   Blink Journal Cards by Little Lamm & Co.   |   Embellishments from Felicity Jane (past kits may no longer be available)

12x12 Birthday Pocket Page featuring Feed Your Craft Mini Flair + Coupon Code!

Hey guys!  As February begins to wrap up, I'm here to share my February Feed Your Craft Creative Team Inspiration!

I'm also 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.

12x12 Birthday Project Life pocket page by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft Mini Flair

Some of my favorite layouts are the ones that simply build themselves... Like this recent 2015 spread I created.  As I finished up my annual album earlier this month, I had a few pages where the photos had been slid into protectors but still needed cards and embellishments added.  This was on such page, dating back to April of 2015! 

12x12 Birthday Project Life pocket page by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft Mini Flair

I used the Hey There Handsome set of journal cards by Paislee Press and printed them out on my home printer.  I then topped off the cards with the super popular HB2U flair set from Feed Your Craft. I love the masculinity and fun colors this page created.  The flair set, being in black and white was perfect to compliment the bright colors of the journal cards. 

12x12 Birthday Project Life pocket page by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft Mini Flair

I had this page completed in less than five minutes...  That's the way to wrap up last year's album my friends! Simple, classy, and done!

 

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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.

Want 20% off your mini flair order from Feed Your Craft?

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.

 

 
 

12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!

It's Monday, friends, and you know what that means! Another Memory Keeping Monday share from the recent archives.  Today, I'm excited to share that I am posting my first layout as a Creative Team member for Feed Your Craft!  I shared on Instagram recently how much I was looking forward to being on this team and how I really love using Elise's mini flair in my albums!

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12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!
12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!

Today I'm sharing this dreamy, sweet 12x12 page I created after digging some photos out of the old archives. All the way back to 2010, folks!   As you know, I've been working on pages from my 2012 album but going back even a little farther as the inspiration hit felt pretty refreshing.

12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!
12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!

This two and a half page spread came together in under 30 minutes.  I printed these new designs from One Little Bird, trimmed down a Design B page protector, slipped my photos into pockets, and topped off the pages with a few simple embellishments, including those adorable mini flair pieces from Feed Your Craft.  Seriously, memory keeping doesn't have to be time consuming to make something beautiful and simple!

12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!
12x12 Project Life Layout in Under 30 Minutes! Inspiration by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring One Little Bird Designs and Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft!

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Products Used:  Sugarcoated Journal Cards by One Little Bird |  Mini Flair from Hashtag and So Thankful by Feed Your Craft

Simple, Minimal 12x12 Project Life Layout and Insert | Featuring "Serendipity" by One Little Bird

Its not very often that I share a one photo blog post, however, I apparently only took one photo of this layout! This layout is one of my favorite 15 minute spreads from my famed 2012 album.  As you know, I already had the photos placed in the page protectors so all I had to do was add my cards and embellishments. 

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Simple, Minimal 12x12 Project Life Inspiration by Turquoise Avenue, featuring "Serendipity" by One Little Bird

For this layout I chose to use the Serendipity collection from Peppermint Granberg at the One Little Bird store.  I love the bright, cheery colors and they meshed well with these early summer photos from a couple of years ago.  I kept the pages simple, opting to add an insert to the right and hand write my journaling.  Below is a list of products used.

What is your favorite way to keep your spreads simple?

 

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Products Used: Serendipity Journal Cards and Elements by One Little Bird | Wood Veneer and Geotag by Studio Calico.


Simple 12x12 Layout | Featuring One Little Bird Designs "Frolic"

Recently, I shared how I am working on multiple Project Life albums at one time. Currently, I'm focusing on my annual 2015 album in addition to working backwards on a 2012 album. 

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Today, I wanted to share a 2012 layout that I finished recently using some beautiful designs by Peppermint Granberg at One Little Bird Designs. It has been such an absolute joy to be on her creative team working with such fresh, lovely sets.

Simple, elegant 12x12 Project Life layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring "Frolic" by One Little Bird, gold confetti, wood veneer and mini flair, plus a link to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

When she released the "Frolic" set, I instantly thought of this page of photographs I had sitting neatly in my 2012 album, waiting for cards to be added to it.  This layout took me all of seven minutes from start to finish.  I simply printed out the One Little Bird journal cards, trimmed them down, slipped them into the pockets and added a few little embellishments.

Simple, elegant 12x12 Project Life layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring "Frolic" by One Little Bird, gold confetti, wood veneer and mini flair, plus a link to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!
Simple, elegant 12x12 Project Life layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring "Frolic" by One Little Bird, gold confetti, wood veneer and mini flair, plus a link to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

I punched out some gold heart confetti using a heart shaped paper punch, and mixed it into a pocket with some teal paper hearts I punched and an element from a Heidi Swapp Project Life kit I had. I sealed my confetti pocket with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool and topped off the page with a couple of wood veneer embellishments and mini flair I had laying around. Bada Bing! Done!

Simple, elegant 12x12 Project Life layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring "Frolic" by One Little Bird, gold confetti, wood veneer and mini flair, plus a link to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

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Products Used:  Becky Higgins Project Life Page Protector Design K  | One Little Bird Frolic Journal Cards | Heart Shaped Paper Punch  | #AddieAdventures Mini Flair from Feed Your Craft | Project Life Pen |  | Hello Element from Heidi Swapp Project Life Value Kit - Gold Foil.

 

Easy 12x12 Project Life Layout | One Little Bird Designs - Ready Set Go

I don't think Peppermint Granberg will mind me saying that EVERY new set she releases in the One Little Bird Design store is my NEW FAVORITE!   This adorable new set is called Ready, Set, Go and matched so well with my summer photos taken in Asheville, NC from a recent trip there.

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Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.

I got the opportunity to work with this collection recently as a member of the One Little Bird creative team.  I found myself thinking how incredible these new cards were and how perfectly they stood alone. Meaning, I didn't feel the need to embellish much on this layout. 

Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.

I created two 12x12 Design A spreads and then added a 6x12 insert in the middle.  I created the 6x12 insert by simply trimming down a Design A page protector with my paper trimmer.

Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.
Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.

I kept my journaling simple since many of the photos told the story of where we were and the flora and fauna we enjoyed that day.  I used an element from the Ready, Set, Go collection and added it to a 3x4 template from Paislee Press.

Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.
Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.
Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.
Simple,  Easy 12x12 Project Life inspiration and ideas from Turquoise Avenue featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and embellishments from Color Cast Designs.

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Products Used: Sweet Summertime Cork Stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue | Ready, Set Go Journal Cards and Elements by One Little Bird |  Happy Trails, Here and Now, and Wanderlust by Color Cast Designs | 3x4 Templates by Paislee Press

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Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Rachel, over at Big City Quiet, has done it again. She added these fun, funky new designs to her shop recently and I LOVE them!  They paired perfectly with some winter photos I had laying around that hadn't been documented yet.

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Since my photos held so much blue in them, I opted to use this green journal card I had in my stash.  I am not sure where it came from, but I like the bold color.  I hand trimmed one of the Big City Quiet journal cards down to create an embellishment for my card.

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet
Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet
Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Really, this layout was easy, peasy!  As you know, those are my favorite!

Products Used:  Here and There No. 2 from Big City Quiet | Wood Veneer from Color Cast Designs | Design A Page Protectors via Becky Higgins Project Life | 3x4 journal cards from Collect App