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!

 

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

Use coupon code MANDY20 at checkout!

 

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.

 

 
 

2015 Top Blog Posts | A Blog for Memory Keepers and Creatives

When I started this blog at the beginning of 2015, I first desired just to have a space to share my thoughts and what I'd learned in my years as a self proclaimed memory keeper. I set a few goals and created #hashtagthisweek as a way to give back to the community that was inspiring me so much. I never imagined the popularity and growth this blog would suddenly take on.   I am so passionate about memory keeping and the things I share here; I merely hope to inspire others in their own lives and journeys.

So, as twenty-fifteen comes to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on a year that brought about new friends and exciting new opportunities. I also want to thank those of you in the creative community who have commented, shared, taught, encouraged, and uplifted me along this fun, creative journey! I wish you all the best in the upcoming new year and I'm excited to see what it holds for us all!

Happy New Year!

 

2015's Top Blog Posts:

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

 

Simple, Minimal Project Life Inspiration | 12x12 Layout featuring Little Lamm & Co. and Color Cast Designs

Around here, the fourth of July is kind of a big deal. Not only is it one of my favorite holidays, it also hosts one of our fun summer traditions.  You've probably read about how we get together with my family to go out to our church's park on the lake and watch the fireworks. I love it, its the perfect addition to the fourth of July festivities.

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Recently I shared this layout from a couple of years ago. While working on that spread, I began thinking about what designs I wanted to use for this year's photos.  The decision was pretty simple. I chose the Stars and Stripes journal card set from my friend Amie over at Little Lamm & Co.  These lovely cards have soft muted colors that made my heart happy.

Of course I couldn't resist keeping it simple and just adding a few select embellishments, like the wood veneer and acrylics shown above from Color Cast Designs.

I couldn't resist throwing in one of my own stickers for a bit of texture and versatility.

Wrapping up the layout was easy when I used a Paislee Press template to journal on a 4x6 card.

What do you think?

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Products Used:  Stars and Stripes Journal Cards from Little Lamm & Co. | Fourth of July wood veneer and acrylic from Color Cast Designs

 

Documenting Bad Days | 12x12 Project Life Memory Keeping Inspiration feat. Big City Quiet Designs

Sometimes life just sucks... Its not always easy, its not always good, and occasionally it can be downright cruel.  Now, I'm certain that times can always be worse or there is someone out there who is suffering much more than a simple bad day... But I've learned to embrace life as it comes, not sweat the small stuff and just keep going.

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12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

But bad days do happen.  And what's a girl to do when a bad day pops up and rears its ugly head?   SCRAPBOOK IT, of course!

At the beginning of this year, we experienced some of the coldest temps we've had around here in a long time... Snow for weeks (that's not quite the normal around here) and frigid temperatures at night. One particular evening after work, my husband offered to drive me in our 4-wheel drive to Hobby Lobby... However, on the way there, his driver's side window regulator went out, leaving the snow blowing inside and the frigid air absolutely freezing us.  We don't have a garage and our vehicles have to sit outside so my poor husband determined to fix that regulator that night.  After an expensive trip to the auto parts store, he returned home to begin the repairs, taking the entire door apart only to find the auto parts store sold us the wrong part! 

12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

I felt so bad, trying to help him keep warm and get the window repaired outside int he dark. It was just one of those days that had turned into one of those nights... If you know what I mean.

So when I decided to include this story in my Project Life album, I took an idea from Rachel Del Gross on Instagram to stamp the word  "Ugh" using some Kellie Stamps, snatched up a few designs from her store at Big City Quiet, and set to work documenting this not so good day.

12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!
12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!
12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

A simple layout over all, but love how it tells the story of what happened!

Have you ever had a bad day that got recorded in your scrapbook too?

 

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Products Used:   The Collect App | 4x6 Prints | Wood Veneer embellishments from Studio Calico | Hello Mister and Seriously journal cards by Big City Quiet Designs | Outline It by Kellie Stamps