Introducing Fall Magic by Paislee Press | 9x12 Digital Pocket Scrapbook Page

Hello my friends and Happy-Almost-Thanksgiving! I can't believe we are just a few days away from one of the biggest holidays of the year! I have desserts to bake for an evening at family's house and all the craziness of a short work week.  In the meantime, I'm here to share a beautiful new layout I've created using the incredible Fall Magic collection from Paislee Press.  This lovely collections features papers, elements and journal cards

Like the Autumn Vibes collection, this set has rich colors, more autumn themed elements and magnificent patterns.  

Introducing Fall Magic by Paislee Press | 9x12 Digital Pocket Scrapbook Page
 

Introducing Live a Little by One Little Bird | 9x12 Digital Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout

At the beginning of each month, I'm always awed and inspired by the newest collection Peppermint Granberg releases for the One Little Bird store.  This month, the Live a Little collection is bright, summery and has floral elements that I couldn't resist!  I'm so excited to share a digital 9x12 pocket page I created with the set.  You can find it here.

9x12 Digital Pocket Scrapbook Page by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue using the Live a Little designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird.
 
 

Introducing Hyannis by One Little Bird | 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout

Between Us by One Little Bird | A clean, minimal 9x12 hybrid pocket scrapbook page

Hello lovelies!  I'm so excited to be here today sharing a beautiful, new collection from Peppermint over at One Little Bird.  This collection is called Between Us and it's beyond adorable.  The color palette is so perfect and it's incredibly versatile for documenting a wide range of stories, including pets, couples, family and friends. Pop over to the Lilypad today to check it out! 

Products Used:  Between Us digital collection | Design F page protector by Becky Higgins Project Life (trimmed down to 9x12 and fused with a WRMK Fuse Tool) | 4x6 photographic prints by Mpix

 

Beautiful, Spring Themed 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Pages featuring the Bloom Collection by Paislee Press

Introducing the NEW Duly Noted Collection from One Little Bird | 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page

Happy Tuesday, friends!

For many of you who live in the northern United States, you're probably enjoying (or suffering through) a snow day today... For me, though, I've seen a couple of snowflakes fall here, but really it's just cold and overcast.  So to brighten up the day, I'm sharing this cheerful, new release from Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs!  It's called Duly Noted and the soft, subtle tones of this kit are just gorgeous! I found them perfect for documenting some photos from winter of 2016!  You can purchase this new collection right here

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.

As you can see, I'm slowly finishing out spreads with last year's photos. For this year, I haven't even started an annual album. Instead, I've been so focused on adoption plans, my new Big Picture Class which premiers soon, and a fun little personal album I've been working on. As a result, I'm planning to take the year off from making an annual pocket page album and I'm going to create an annual photobook instead. If you have any tips for creating a photobook, I'd love to hear it.  Otherwise, I'll just be over here continuing to finish out my 2016 pocket page album! lol. 

What are you currently working on?

 

As Seen in the 2016 Winter Edition of SCT Magazine | 9x12 Pocket Page Spread featuring designs by One Little Bird PLUS SOME LAST MINUTE VALENTINES IDEAS!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick update today, sharing a Valentine's 9x12 pocket page layout I created with the Crazy For You collection from One Little Bird Designs.  This layout was featured in the 2016 Winter Edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine!  

I just love Peppermint's fun designs and seriously, those cute little foxes had me giving #allthehearteyes! 

Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.

 

 

Modern Memory Keeping | Using 6x8 Minimalist Template from Paislee Press as a 9x12 Pocket Page Overlay

Hey everyone! 

I just had to share this page super quick.  I'm still catching up in my 2016 album and had one particular day where my family and I went exploring in the National Park. We took a ton of photos with our GoPro that day so I had a photo-heavy layout. I wanted to keep everything condensed to one page and realized I had no where to journal! 

I decided to choose my favorite photo of the day, a photo of all four us, and used this template from Paislee Press to highlight the story in a 6x8 overlay for the photo-heavy 9x12 page.  Seriously, you guys... Minimalism at it's best!

Why haven't I done this before???  

I'm obsessed. I'll definitely be returning to this technique soon!

Modern Memory Keeping | Using 6x8 Minimalist Template from Paislee Press as a 9x12 Pocket Page Overlay

What do you think?

How do you work in journaling or stories when you have spreads with so many photos?

 

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

Raise your hand if you're still playing catch up on your 2016 album!  

(shamelessly raises my own hand)

Don't feel bad. If you're still catching up on your album, that just means you were having too much fun MAKING memories instead of documenting them. Let me share this and make you feel even better about being a little bit behind - I haven't even started on my 2017 album!  And I'm ok with that! 

Instead of feeling the pressure to "keep current" and take lots of photos, I'm finding myself enjoying a relaxed month, catching up on last year's projects, dreaming about the year ahead and working on other things. Today, however, I'm here to share my first project as a new creative team member for Kellie Stamps!

Kellie Stamps Creative Team Members for 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Kellie and her physical stamp sets back in 2015.  Well, last year she began offering digital stamp sets and I was in love... As a hybrid memory keeper, I love using digital stamps to make my own journal cards, which is exactly what I have done here with the new Looks Like Summer collection that Kellie just released.  

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

Since it is summertime in Australia, were Kellie is based out of, they're enjoying warm sunshine while I'm here watching it rain in January.  I grabbed these photos from last summer and created a page worthy of summer fun for this layout as I work on catching up in last year's album. 

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps
9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

In my top photo, I used two separate digital stamps from the Looks Like Summer collection to create my own phrase to accompany our kayaking photos.  In addition, I paired it with two printed cards from One Little Bird's Soleil collection and topped my layout with a cute wood veneer from Color Cast Designs and some string. I just love how the page turned out! 

Stay tuned because I'll be sharing another page I created digitally using more of Kellie's digital stamps just released in January.  Be sure to grab her sets now, I promise you'll love them! 

 

9x12 Pocket Page Layout featuring the Pause Collection by Sahlin Studio!

Hi friends! 

One of my favorite parts of hybrid pocket pages is the ability to use collections from so many amazing, talented designers! Today, I'm excited to share a special layout I created for Sahlin Studio recently.  I just adore Krista. She and I have gotten to know each other as a result of the Instagram community and I've fallen in love with her fun, classy sets.

As we step into the last two months of the year, I have been using the free time I can find to catch up in my 2016 9x12 album.  I'm mostly caught up, with a few layouts that need completion from January, July, August, September and October.  I do hope to complete the album on time for the end of the year (woohoo!)

Below is a sneak peek of a two page spread I created with an insert using the Pause collection from Sahlin Studio. If you scroll down, you can find a link to see the full layout on Krista's blog.

9x12 Pocket Page Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring the Pause Collection by Sahlin Studio!
9x12 Pocket Page Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring the Pause Collection by Sahlin Studio!

I am so honored to be guesting this month as part of the Sahlin Studio creative team.  It has been so much fun using Krista's designs. Stay tuned because I'll be sharing more projects featuring Sahlin Studio products right here on my blog and on Instagram!