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

6x8 Pocket Page Layouts and Insert featuring the new Bright Ideas collection by Paislee Press

Hi everyone! For those of you who have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I usually post my memory keeping projects on Monday as part of what I call Memory Keeping Mondays.   I would like to formally invite you all to participate with me and share your projects each Monday morning on social media under #memorykeepingmondays.  I share mostly on Instagram and would love for you to follow me there and tag me in a comment on any of your #memorykeepingmonday posts. I'd love to see them!

Today I'm sharing a recent 6x8 layout I created for the Paislee Press CT using Liz's new Bright Ideas collection. This collection was part of the BYOC (Build Your Own Collaboration) release earlier this month. 

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.

There are several "crafty" elements in this collection that spoke to my creativity so I thought it would be fun to document my new journey with Liz's CT.  I added these pages into my personal 6x8 album, which I have yet to name, where I am documenting my last year in my twenties.  You can read more about that project here and here.

As always, I kept embellishments to a minimum for this spread, but I did create two small confetti pockets for my "insert", where I chose a 4x4 WRMK page protector and punched new holes for it to fit in my 6x8 binder.  I really love how these pages turned out and I hope you enjoy them also.

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.

Products Used:  6x8 Page Protectors from Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby| 4x4 WRMK page protector|  Bright Ideas journal cards and elements by Paislee Press |  Miscellaneous Wood Veneer Hearts|  Wonky Hearts acrylics by Color Cast Designs  |  Mini Flair piece by Feed Your Craft

 

Feed Your Craft - Mini Flair Project Round Up!

Hi friends! Today I'm here to share a round up of my favorite Feed Your Craft projects! As my term on the awesome creative team comes to an end, I just wanted to share with you how much I adore Elise and how awesome her products are!  It has been so much fun working among the talented other ladies on the creative team.  They've inspired me, educated me and become great friends!

Mini flair is really a favorite embellishment of mine and the Feed Your Craft flairs are available in so many options, it's hard not to BUY THEM ALL!  But, if you feel so inclined to make a large purchase, now is a good time as Elise is celebrating with a BIRTHDAY SALE!

30% off store wide from 8am to 8pm!

Code: FLASHSALE

Click each image to see more photos from each of my projects pictured below.

Happy Shopping!

#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

 

Binge Watch - Fuller House | 6x8 Pocket Page Layout featuring Feed Your Craft and One Little Bird Designs

Hello friends - happy Monday! I hope you're enjoying the start of the new week.  I know I am... After battling a head cold last week and having to power through it, I'm feeling refreshed from a weekend of rest.  I'm excited to be here today sharing a fun, small layout I created recently.

Binge Watch - Fuller House | 6x8 Pocket Page Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft and One Little Bird Designs

This year, I am celebrating my last year in my twenties and I've been working on a small list of 29 things I want to accomplish this year in addition to creating a 6x8 pocket page album ABOUT ME.   This project has been inspired by my friends Kellie Winnell, Project My Life and Elise at Feed Your Craft.  I have tons of ideas for this album such as including selfies, lists, accomplishments, a timeline of the past 29 years and noting some of my favorite things like reading, chocolate (can I get a woot-woot, ladies?), and television shows I've enjoyed. 

With that being said, I want to share one of my first layouts... Sometimes I get what I call a "random whim" and decide to create a layout based on one thing that inspires me. This past week, that one thing was a particular piece of mini-flair from the Binge Watch set at Feed Your Craft.

Binge Watch - Fuller House | 6x8 Pocket Page Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft and One Little Bird Designs
Binge Watch - Fuller House | 6x8 Pocket Page Layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Feed Your Craft and One Little Bird Designs

This layout literally came as inspiration from that ONE piece of flair pictured above.   Being sick, I had spent my resting time binge watching the newly released Fuller House series on Netflix.   I really love the new show and so I set out to document how I grew up watching Full House; being told I looked like DJ Tanner with my long blond hair, bangs, and round cheeks.  Now, at 29 years old, it's fun to watch the new series and feel a connection with the characters at this age.

So there you go! One of my first layouts, inspired by one perfect little embellishment!

Stay tuned as I hope to share more from this personal album soon.  I recently won a month-long subscription to 30 Days of Lists -a semi-annual journaling challenge for Listers, from Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry.  I've been playing along when I can and have a layout or two to share as a result of that challenge. 

Products Used:  Journal Cards by One Little Bird Designs, using cards from the Love List, Candid, and Stay Tuned | 6x8 Page Protectors from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby | Binge Watch mini flair from Feed Your Craft | Enjoying wood veneer from Currently by Color Cast Designs

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

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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.

 

 

December Daily® Page - I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Free Printable!

Hi friends!  Today I'm here to share a super fun layout I created in my December album.  One night while my husband and I were Christmas shopping at Target, I happened upon the cutest hippopotamus cookie jar.  I pointed it out to him and excitedly requested it for Christmas.  He just stood there laughing me as I hopped up and down insisting I wanted it. He took a photo of it on his phone and I'm really hoping it's one of the gifts I get this year!

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue

I couldn't resist creating this layout and I had to make myself a 3x4 journal card to accompany it!  If you'd like the card too, you can grab it as a freebie below!  In addition, I HAD to add Harriet the Hippo, from the Let it Snow collection of mini flair at Feed Your Craft.  I mean, really, who doesn't want a hippopotamus for Christmas?

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, December Daily® 6x8 pocket pages including Free Printable 3x4 journal card and featuring mini flair from Feed Your Craft and Cork Stickers by Turquoise Avenue

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

Use coupon code MANDY20 at checkout!

Products Used: Journal Cards from Felicity Jane (Sept. - Nov. 2015 kits) | Let it Snow mini flair (hippo) from Feed Your Craft | 6x8 binder and page protectors via Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby | Free Printable Number Tags from Rebecca at Simple As That | Cork Stickers via my shop Turquoise Avenue Shoppe

"December Daily® is a December mini-album project created by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day." Click here to visit Ali's website for more information and to find her awesome products.

Free Printable!

Minimalist 9x12 Project Life Layout featuring One Little Bird and Feed Your Craft! Coupon Inside!

Happy Memory Keeping Monday, friends!

Minimalist 9x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird and flair from Feed Your Craft! Coupon code included!

This time of year, things start to get busier and busier. The rush of the holiday season begins and I find myself having less and less time in my scrapbook room.  When that happens, I find myself leaning more towards minimalist, clean layouts.  

Minimalist 9x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird and flair from Feed Your Craft! Coupon code included!

I have recently discovered a favorite new combination - pairing Peppermint Granberg's beautiful, stark designs with the eye catching, three dimensional flair from Feed Your Craft.  I keep a dish of my favorite flair right on the top of my desk so they're only a reach away and I love popping them on a layout as the perfect embellishment.  This layout features the newest collection from One Little Bird, called Honeycrisp.  In addition, I added flair buttons from the So Thankful set, available in Elise's store at Feed Your Craft on Etsy.

Minimalist 9x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird and flair from Feed Your Craft! Coupon code included!

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

Use coupon code MANDY20 at checkout!

Minimalist 9x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue featuring designs from One Little Bird and flair from Feed Your Craft! Coupon code included!

 

What combination are you loving lately?  I'd love to hear from you!

Products Used:  Becky Higgins Page Protector | Honeycrisp by One Little Bird | So Thankful by Feed Your Craft | Feathers via the October Felicity Jane subscription box |

6x8 Project Life Layout featuring the Hashtag set from Feed Your Craft + a Coupon Code!

Leftovers. You either love them or hate them...

Of course I'm talking about photo leftovers!  Since I don't print at home, I usually do batch printing through a professional lab and always end up with some photos that don't make it into my 12x12 layouts. With that being said, I have found a new love for the "extra photos" by arranging them in my 6x8 album. 

Today, I'm sharing a recent layout I made for the Feed Your Craft creative team, which I am excited to be a new member of! I LOVE working with Elise's mini flair buttons. They're so adorable and I love the dimension they add to my projects.
 

6x8 Project Life Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue featuring the Hashtag set from Feed Your Craft + a Coupon Code!
6x8 Project Life Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue featuring the Hashtag set from Feed Your Craft + a Coupon Code!

These two photos were a part of #MySelfieScrapbook which I did digitally.  I wanted to have some photos of myself printed so I chose these two and then paired them the #hashtag set of flair from Feed Your Craft.  I printed some adorable matching cards from One Little Bird and had this layout completed from start to finish in under ten minutes.  I just love how it turned out. Simple and DONE!

6x8 Project Life Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue featuring the Hashtag set from Feed Your Craft + a Coupon Code!

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

Use coupon code MANDY20 at checkout!

 

Products Used: The Story Unfolds journal card collection by One Little Bird | Hashtag mini flair by Feed Your Craft | 6x8 Paper Studio pocket page protectors from Hobby Lobby.