Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Smash Challenge: Film Strip!

Our latest smash challenge is here and our ladies have created to fabulous pages to inspire you!  Our challenge has changed just a bit, you now will have a full month to create and link up with us!

"You Make Me Smile"

Thursday, June 5, 2014

May winner!



Catherine please email us at for information about being our guest designer in July and to receive your badge! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Confetti Pocket Card Tutorial

Sometimes you want to add a confetti pocket to your spread but don't want to stitch up your plastics or seal it another way (washi tape/glue/etc.), I have the perfect solution for you. This is by no means my original idea and there are plenty of tutorials out on the net for how to create confetti pocket - this is just how I made mine.


You will need:
  • pattern paper or cardstock
  • vellum or some see through plastic (recycle your product packaging)
  • glitter/sequins/confetti/punched shapes - something to fill your pocket with
Once you've decided on the size you want to make your pocket and got your bits and pieces together we can begin.
To make things a bit easier for you I've created a printable PDF template. The document contains a 4x4, 3x4 and 4x6 template in both vertical & horizontal in both 1/2 inch border and insta-style border. You can download the PDF here.
1. Print your template onto plain paper (means you can reuse it another time) and cut it out.


2. Trace round your template onto your chosen PP or cardstock and cut it out. I kinda cheated. I folded my cardstock in half so my windows matched.

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3. Cut your vellum/plastic to slightly larger than the window size. I cut my vellum to about the same size as the frame and folded it in half.

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4. Stick your vellum to what will be the inside of your pocket using double sided tape. Now stick 3 SIDES of your pocket together using double sided tape.
(You can stitch it if you like but I was going for quick in my example)


5. Add your glitter/sequins/filler of choice.
6. Tape up the top (or stitch) to seal it shut.


Step back and admire your handy work :)
With the insta-style frames I found sticking the bottom of the vellum together, or cutting your vellum the same size as your frame and fold it in half, otherwise you loose your glitter into the bottom part of the frame :/

Thank you Caroline! This is a great help to me (and others) for sure!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June PL challenge: Confetti pockets

We have the talented Michelle with us this month and she is sharing her absolutely fabulous example of a "confetti pocket" card.  Have no fear, if you are unsure of how to make a pocket card, Caroline has prepared a great tutorial that I will share in a few days!

Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m finally a SAHM after nine years in the nursing field, so I’m lucky enough to spend time every day in my scrap studio. I live in Tennessee with my wonderfully supportive husband and our teenage daughter. My family feature throughout my work, they are my world. I started dabbling in scrapbooking 13 years ago however, it didn’t become an obsession until about 2 years ago. There are so many styles and techniques to play around with now. I really enjoy the creative outlet of paper crafting, while documenting all parts of our life. I’m not sure if I have any set style, I’m kind of all over the place. I think it often depends on my mood, the subject, or challenge involved. I just started doing Project Life this year and I have to say I’m loving every minute of it. Thanks so much for the opportunity to guest design this month and share my PL page with you.   

Our Design Team's creations

We are making a little change this month in that the challenge will now be a monthly challenge!  So you have from June 1-30th to link up and share with us!