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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.

 

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, Simple 12x12 Project Life Layout | Color Cast Designs & One Little Bird

I'm playing a little catch up around here with my Project Life shares. Its been so busy over the summer with releasing my new Etsy shop and contributing to the #littlesummerJOY project. However, I wouldn't have it any other way!  I love being busy!

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Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Layout using the Trailblazer journal card set by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and featuring wood veneer and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs. Links to all products used in the blog post!

Today I'm sharing one of my quick, easy layouts.  This is a one page spread I created with photos from our 2012 album.  As you know, I'm working on several years at a time and when I come across a set of designs or kit that just matches well with certain photos, I find it easy to create a simple spread.  These spreads often tend to be my favorites!

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Layout using the Trailblazer journal card set by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and featuring wood veneer and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs. Links to all products used in the blog post!

For this layout, I used One Little Bird's Trailblazer journal card set.  I only added a few small embellishments including some of my FAVORITE acrylic and wood veneers from Color Cast Designs, the Wanderlust set.   I typed the location of the photos on vellum and stapled it to a journaling card, then added a cork geotag and wrapped it all together with a roller date stamp.

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Layout using the Trailblazer journal card set by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and featuring wood veneer and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs. Links to all products used in the blog post!
Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Layout using the Trailblazer journal card set by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs and featuring wood veneer and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs. Links to all products used in the blog post!

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Products Used:   Design A Page Protector by Becky Higgins Project Life | One Little Bird Trailblazer journal card set | Wood Veneer by Color Cast Designs Wanderlust | Clear vellum | roller date stamp | Staz On Black Ink

Red, White, and Blue 12x12 Instagram Project Life Layout feat. Big City Quiet Designs

Red, White, and Blue, Fireworks, Parades, and Delicious Summer Food!

Who had a great fourth of July celebration this past weekend???  I sure did! Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays each year. I love the American spirit and firework extravaganzas that take place this time of year. 

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Today, I'm sharing a layout using some "flashback" photos from 2012.  This new set of designs is called Happy Fourth by Big City Quiet Designs and its one of my new favorites!  I know that while I probably say that with each set that comes out, I can only tell you that I speak the truth!  I just swoon over pretty paper designs so I can't help it if I fall in love with a new set every few days! 

As you can see, this was a quick layout, no frills or complicated elements and that's what I just love about it! 

P.S.  That top right card is a 4x6 card from the "Love Him" set by Big City Quiet Designs. I just trimmed it down to fit the 4x4 pocket.

Are you ready to scrapbook your Fourth of July photos?

If so, join me on Instagram where I'm giving away a set of these amazing new designs, compliments of Big City Quiet Designs!

Giveaway opens July 6th, 2015 and ends July 8, 2015 at 5PM EST. Winner will be announced July 8, 2015. Instagram users only. The giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram or its subsidiaries.

Products Used:  Journal Cards By Big City Quiet Designs featuring Happy Fourth and Love Him | 12x12 Nine Pocket Page Protector by We R Memory Keepers | Wood Veneer Stars by Studio Calico | 4x4 Prints by Mpix.com

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2012 12x12 Project Life Spread featuring Big City Quiet Designs

 
TurquoiseAve.com 12x12 Project Life spread featuring Big City Quiet Designs

Hello! Remember when I recently shared that I was working on multiple Project Life albums?  Well today I'm here to share one of my spreads in that album.

Here, I've used some of Big City Quiet Designs Word Stamps along with patterned paper for a timeless, classic look. I really love how these pages turned out as these are some of my favorite photos from that year!

TurquoiseAve.com 12x12 Project Life spread featuring Big City Quiet Designs
TurquoiseAve.com 12x12 Project Life spread featuring Big City Quiet Designs

Products Used:  We R Memory Keepers 12x12 Page Protectors | 4x4 Prints from Mpix | Patterned paper from the Midnight Project Life Paper Pad by Liz Tamanaha | Word Stamps by Big City Quiet Designs | Wood Veneer leaf from Hobby Lobby.