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Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking

Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking is what we have for you today. If you are a long time scrapbooker, new to it or have put your creative juices on hold, I have something to get you back into the groove! Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking is an awesome way to document your life and also enable you to get your memories and pictures in albums.

I was inspired to start making scrapbook pages again!

I went to an AWESOME crop on Saturday that was hosted by our fantastically talented Creative Crew Member Leticia and her friend Esther.

*If you are in So Cal and are interested in attending, click on Leticia’s Facebook Page HERE become a fan and you will be notified when she has an event.

When I was getting ready, I needed to get some projects together to do. I realized it had been a while and I really needed to get back into the swing of things. The crop was SO much fun! Both Brandie and Rhoda joined me as well. Brandie was on our CC and Rhoda still is and it was a blast to spend some quality time with the girls!

With Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking, it can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it.

You can simply use a kit and put your page together with a specific theme or create your own pages using embellishments, 3-D items, memorabilia and whatever else you wish. There are other companies that offer similar things that can be used for Project Life Scrapbooking as well. The above pocket pages are made by We R Memory Keepers. They have a while line that allows you to document your life with Pocket Page Scrapbooking. They have numerous different page. Project Life also has different configurations and the page insert collections vary.

This is the cover of my Project Life Book. I really liked how it was not gender bias. I can often times only find albums that have more feminine colors. Normally masculine colors and designs aren’t available so I was thrilled to find this one as I think it covers both.

I really love how my Project Life album came with an album protector! This makes it so that the pages don’t get bound up in the three ring binder aspect of the album.

It is a harder plastic piece and it has a cool quote on it too. Be sure to keep it in front as it will help to avoid any pages being damaged or bent. I am not sure that all of them come with it but I bought this at Michaels and it did.

The first page I did was pretty simple to complete.

I used one 4 x 6″ card from a kit I had and it only took about a half hour, if that. What took the longest time in the whole creation of the page was the punching out of the pictures. I used the punch from We R Memory Keepers which punches out pictures to the perfect size for 3 x 2 pictures. You can choose to have rounded corners or squared punch. Depending on which project I am working on will depend on which one I use.

This is the left side of a two page spread for my youngest son Austin’s birthday.

I don’t really care for the quality of the photos but I have to document his birthday so of course, I kept them anyway. These pictures were taken with a disposable camera. When he turned 1 which was almost 16 years ago, they didn’t have cool filters, overlays and decor like they do now for your pictures. I bought this disposable camera that had the phrases on it specifically for his birthday. MY HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED, RIGHT?

For Austin’s first birthday, this is the right side of the two page spread.

This took a little longer with the cutting and I made an outline that makes the page look like a cake. My favorite picture is the bottom right where my oldest snuggles with my youngest. This is the EXACT reason why I have to get on the ball and start scrapbooking my pictures. I have plenty to keep me busy for a very long time.

This page is a little bit more detailed but still very simple to create.

I used 3-D pop dots for the top left and right pockets to give some dimension for the cards glued on top of the larger card. My choice for writing was lined cards. To add some interest, I chose to write the story straight across rather than have the first, second and third one read.  I thought it gave a nice flow to the page. I used my old fashioned label maker using yellow label tape I create two labels. Beach Walking for the left side bottom and with Daddy for the right side on the bottom. Although it isn’t extravagant in it’s creation, I do like how it is dressed up a little bit but still my style of CAS – Clean and simple.

There are a number of different kits you can get for various themes.

I really liked this one and thought it was pretty versatile although it is meant for a boy. The majority of the cards can be used for many different layouts. Kits typically come with 4 x 6″ cards and 3 x 2″ cards with two of each. You could share with friends or create two books like I need to for my kids.

This is what came in the kit.

There are numerous cards and I do not have them fanned out to show every single one. The picture to the right shows you what is all included in the kit.

Interested in purchasing more kits or learning more about Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking?

Go to Becky Higgins website HERE. Interested in checking out the various kits created by Stampin’ Up!? Interested in their awesome corner rounder punch for pocket page scrapbooking, go to my friend Brandie’s Stampin Up Website HERE. The Project Life corner rounder IS AVAILABLE! She can order it for you! It is product number # 135346 and its only $8.00!! They have other items also perfect for Project Life too!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking Kit used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

Last week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the  A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set, Petals for You 

The WINNER IS SHARON GULLIKSON!!

Sharon, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Project Life Pocket Page Scrapbooking product overview. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

CHA 2016 Project Life New Product Review with Giveaway

It’s a CHA 2016 Project Life New Product Review with Giveaway!! Today we are going to do a new product review of Becky Higgins amazing new 2016 Winter catalog I received at the CHA Show! First I want to announce the WINNER of last weeks giveaway. It is Eileen Fields! She will be receiving an awesome Mod Podge gift pack courtesy of Cathie and Steve and Plaid. Eileen please contact me with your mailing info and I will get your prize out to you this week! YAHOO!!!! Thank you for participating!

Now, onto this weeks fun and GIVEAWAY! I will be giving you a first hand look at the new 2016 Winter catalog as well as a wonderful prize ONE OF A KIND Becky Higgins Autograph prize that is up for grabs that any Scrapbooker, Creative, Memory Keeper and of course Project Lifer, would be THRILLED to have! This is her signing one right here! A keepsake to truly treasure!

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Sooooooo I went to the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Show last weekend and it was a blast! Be sure to stay tuned as I have a number of prizes up for grabs that I received there from some great vendors. One person that I adore and is just as sweet as you would expect her to be is Becky Higgins AKA the Project Life creator. She is so sweet and I asked her if she would be as so kind to give me an autograph for one of her fans and she graciously obliged. The CHA 2016 Project Life New Product Review with Giveaway is a wonderful keepsake for your very own Project Life book!

In order to qualify to win you need to:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Subscribe to my blog on Blog Lovin’

Comment on this post if you are a Traditional Scrapbooker, Card Maker, Project Lifer, Love Planners, Smash Booker, all of the above or whatever your favorite form of memory keeping is and why.

For additional chances to win, follow me on Instagram. If you do so, please be sure to let me know in your comment here on the blog so I can be sure to count it in the comments when answering the question. I will be double checking so please be honest or you will be disqualified. Unfortunately, dishonesty has happened before. Due to shipping prices this offer is only open to United State Residents. We appreciate your understanding. Winner will be announced 1/25 on my blog so be sure to check back!

Now for the fun stuff!

As I said before, Becky is UNBELIEVABLY gracious. I went to CHA with a few of the Creative Crew members as well as my hubby and oldest son. Christian is 18 so fortunately, he was able to attend this year! Christian was a great sport and he was my “poser” for pictures. Don’t you think this picture is great? I love how it turned out!

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If you haven’t heard of Project Life it is a simplistic way to do scrapbooking by having pre printed cards and layouts that are easy to follow and do. You can embellish as much or as little as you want! Here are a few pictures of my favorite sets although I LOVE THEM ALL, I had to pick just a few.

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I love bold colors and I love this line. The bold colors, sayings and cute designs really will be useful for me in my creations. Most of all I like versatile designs. I have two boys but don’t want all masculine products either so a versatile set that can be used for multiple things is what I look for and THESE ARE AWESOME! I am really excited! For the names of the collections, check out my video for more details!

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I LOVE the doodle edition and the all seasons edition.. AGAIN THE COLORS ARE FABULOUS! Really versatile and adorable! Did you ever think to use your extra cards to create a greeting card or use it for a cover page of your Project Life book? Words that are important to you? Just a thought.. The possibilities are REALLY ENDLESS!

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With the above set there are some really cute coffee items as well as home doodles… its just all around so cute!! LOVE IT!

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However above all else, I think my favorite is the Explore Edition. This would be great for my boys between dirt bike riding, going camping, etc. The colors are perfect for that as are the embellishments. TOO DARNED CUTE! I see an increase in spending with the economy… UH-OH!

You may also want to check out our stamp sets. Our alphabet stamp sets as well as our Sign Language Alphabet stamp sets are great for any Project Life, Journal, Pocket Page Scrapbooking, Planner or anything you creative and crafty you come up with!

Here is a close up of the autographed card you will be getting if you are the winner. So excited to share the CHA 2016 Project Life New Product Review with Giveaway with you!

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Be sure to follow the directions of the giveaway and come back next Monday to check out if you are the lucky winner!

Thank you so much for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Be sure to follow the instructions on this blog post in order to win a one of a kind autograph from Becky Higgins! Thank you for participating in the CHA 2016 Project Life New Product Review with Giveaway!

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#ProjectLife, Who doesn’t LOVE the latest and greatest at the #CHAShow

If you read my previous post, you know that Becky Higgins is truly an inspiration of mine. I love everything about her. She truly embodies what I believe to be the American dream for a woman entrepreneur. Here are some pics of her newest lines along with some of the favorites too from the #CHAShow! IMAG3645-579x1024 IMAG3648-579x1024IMAG3653-579x1024IMAG3655-579x1024IMAG3649-579x1024IMAG3651-1024x579 (1)IMAG3647-1024x579

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I don’t know if you know this but for some reason.. every time I see Becky Higgins, I cry… Like a goober. I have been inspired by her for so many years. I am so proud of her and her amazing creativity. She is so gracious, kind and genuine. There really isn’t anyone like her. And yes, she posed for this one :-D

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