Converting a Stamp into an Embossed Element

This month, when I stepped back and looked at my completed page, the left side was pretty flat and uninspiring. Sure, my style is pretty simple when it comes to my Pocket Pages, but still sometimes I like to add a little depth to them. That’s when I decided to play around with the embossing effect and wound up converting a .png stamp into an embossed element on my page. Today, I share how I did it.

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Pocket Scrapping – Choosing a Color Scheme

Today I finished up my Pocket Scrapping layouts from August 2015 and again kept it pretty simple. The biggest design decision I faced this week was choosing a color scheme as there was not a common color that stood out in the bulk of my photos. In the end, I decided on a bright green and bright pink color scheme and am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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Pocket Scrapping – Keeping it Simple

Hello again! Jen here to share one of my pocket scrapping layouts with you. As I stated last month, I fell off the pocket scrapping wagon a while ago and decided to publicly commit to hop back on by writing a monthly column for Scrapaneers about my journey. Since my last post, I did a little housekeeping and created my first layout in a long time and have learned a few more things along the way. The biggest lesson I learned? Keeping it simple.

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Back in the Swing: Pocket Scrapping

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your lazy days of summer. I know I certainly am, but unfortunately they are definitely not lazy days. Much too much running around these past few months, which makes me realize just how quickly the time goes by and how important it is to document those moments no matter how small. I mean, that’s why we are memory keepers, right? That is why I got into pocket scrapping, so I could preserve our memories.

 

Over the past few years, I have gravitated toward pocket scrapping to document our day to day lives and had developed a pretty good system for getting it done. But somewhere along the line, I fell off the wagon and stopped scrapping altogether and not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. I still take lots of photos because I have faith that one day I will. Well, today is that day. With the site overhaul, I’ve decided to jump back into pocket scrapping and will be sharing my layouts and process each month in an attempt to inspire others to do the same. So this month I am going to share some of my best and worst layouts from my most complete year (2015), talk about what it is I like and don’t like about them and devise a system for completing it. So, let’s get started!

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How to Turn a Grid Style Layout Into a Distressed, Artsy Layout

I love creating linear, grid style layouts. Be that as it may, it’s easy to change a grid style layout into a grungier, more organic, artsy style layout. For my example I am using a page I created last week. When I started my page I created a simple block layout to showcase a set of 6 photos. When I was done, you can certainly still see the base grid design, but I had a more distressed, artsy style page. Below you will see the simple grid base template I initially created set beside my page as it appeared when I was done with it:

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Pocket Layouts Can Be Artsy Too!

Some people think pocket scrapping is too clean and linear for their style, so they don’t try it. Even paper pocket-style layouts can be dimensional and layered with items both inside and stuck on the outside of the pockets. The beauty of digital means our pocket scrapbook layouts can LOOK thick, or sticky with paint and packed to the brim but they will still fit neatly inside a plastic sleeve or printed out in a photobook.

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New Year, New Project

 

For many of us, the start of a brand new year calls for the start of a brand new scrapbooking project. Or maybe you’ve been looking around on Facebook and wondering what everyone is talking about. I’ve asked some scrappy friends and looked around in some online galleries to find some examples of long-term scrappy projects… just in case you haven’t decided yet. If you are new to scrapbooking and some of the terminology, I thought I would demystify some of the abbreviations out there.

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How to Fill Up Empty Project Life Pockets

8 Ways to Fill Up Those Empty Pockets

Let’s face it, all of us that do weekly pocket spreads to document our everyday life have a week occasionally where it seems there’s just too much week and not enough photos. I’ve looked through my own albums and in some of the digi galleries out there and wanted to offer a few tips on how to fill up those empty pockets.

 

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Project Life Layout Styles

Project Life Layout Styles

As Project Life or Pocket Scrapbooking has become a big trend in the Digital Scrapbooking world, many designers and scrapbookers are adopting this style with their unique approaches. I am here to show you some of these unique Pocket Scrapbooking layout styles.

 

Clean & Simple

Tiffany Emmanuel’s clean & simple style is so inspiring. I love how she uses just a few elements and focuses on her gorgeous photos. See more of Tiffany’s layouts here.

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Starting Project Life? Have a Plan!

Preparing for Project Life: Have a Plan + Planner Reviews

Well here we are folks.  It’s December… ALREADY.  Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by?  I’m sure this month will be flying by just as fast and January will be here before you know it.  To Project Lifers out there, this can be an exciting time because it means you are close to finishing up your yearly album!  To Project Life attempters out there (like myself), this means that you may be thinking about trying it out again next year.

 

You tried this year.  You even managed to stay on top of it for the first few months.  You loved the moments you were capturing and the quotes that you were able to record.  All because you were in that “mindset.”  You know the one I’m talking about.

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