Pocket Scrapbooking

I’m fairly new to pocket scrap booking, but I love it for many reasons. I love it because it’s quick and anyone who knows me knows I love a project that doesn’t take forever to complete. I also love it because it’s easy. Just pick your photos crop them,  and slide them into the pockets, then embellish.

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I love them because it makes it easier to keep the memories that I want to share with my kids and grand kids when they get older.

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I love that they can be completely customised to meet your needs. I personally like to use all things Stampin’ Up, but there are so many different companies and brands that carry products for pocket scrap booking.

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I love that I can make my own cards. I don’t need to use the cards that come in the boxes. On this page, I made all the cards except the one in the corner that says picture perfect.


I love that you can use different size pages if you want to. I have 12×12 albums that I haven’t used yet because they intimidate me, but I have seen albums that my sister has done and others have done and I absolutely love that you can cut the pages or put smaller ones in the bigger albums to give them dimension. Or you can put little envelopes or tags in them.

I finished these pages yesterday.  It really didn’t take me a long time and I thought I’d share a few of my pages with you. I hope you enjoy them and maybe they will inspire you to start your own album.



Paper Players Challenge Week 344

I decided to join the paper players challenge this week. These challenges are fun and exciting and I love how much they push me to use my creativity.


This week was a colour challenge. What I discovered is that I need to order tempting turquoise paper as well as tangerine tango paper, but I made do with what I had.


I think it turned out really nice.. I water coloured the background.. and by that I mean I dropped all the colours on a stamp case and laid the watercolour paper on top and let it do it’s own thing. Then I stamped the hot air balloons in tempting turquoise and die cut them out. I stamped the trees in basic black archival ink using the classic lovely as a tree stamp set. I stamped the clouds on velum with versa mark and heat embossed them with whisper white embossing powder and die cut them out. I stamped the sentiment in versa mark and used white embossing powder on that as well.

This card reminds me of camping and sitting around a fire and looking up at the sky through the trees.

Please check out the other players in the challenge by clicking on the photo below.

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What will you Stamp # 115 Challenge

Today I decided to join the wonderful people in this weeks What will you stamp challenge. This weeks stamp set  is Beautiful You.  If you click on the photo below it will take you to the blog.

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I love love love this set, but as you well know, making cards is a process, and I’m fairly new to designing my own cards. I can CASE cards like it’s no body’s business, but designing has been a talent that I feel I’ve had to work on. I had to think about the stamp set and think about the picture I wanted to create, and then compute that to my project. I compare it to painting, which I love to do. One stroke on a canvass looks like nothing but as you continue to paint and add different colors and layers, your painting turns into a masterpiece, or sometimes it doesn’t, and you scrap it and start again. IMG_6553

I knew what stamp I was using thankfully that part I didn’t have to think about, and I wanted to use this beautiful sheet of  dsp from serene scenery. (unfortunately it’s no longer available in canada). I love the dancing lady and I love the idea of putting her on the beach, which is what this paper reminds me of.


I didn’t want to just stamp her on the dSP,  I didn’t want her to look see through, so I stamped her again on a sheet of DSP from the falling in love suite, also not available anymore. Sorry it happens when stuff is retiring. It runs out before the month does. Anyhow, I cut her dress out and adhered that to the serene scenery dsp. She still didn’t look right to me because now she has a dress on but her arms and legs and hat are all still blue. People aren’t blue, hind sight being 20/20 what I should have done was to stamp her on a piece of whisper white card stuck then colored her arms and legs with calypso coral water color pencil, cut the entire shape out and then cut the dress out, it would have been easier then what I did do , which was to stamp her arms, legs and hat and cut each individual piece out. I made more work then I needed too, but oh well it’s a process right, and honestly it’s the process that makes paper crafting so relaxing to me.


I love the way her dress turned out. I am happy I didn’t leave her arms and legs blue. I think she’s beautiful.


I added some blades of grass from the High Tide Stamp set and decorate the inside of the card the same as the envelope. I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s pretty cute. I also splattered the card with some wink of stella and some bermuda bay ink.



Sorry You’re Leaving

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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 9: Sorry You’re Leaving




I’m very very excited to be participating in my very first blog hop.  I have joined my friends at Global Stamping Friends for this weeks blog hop with the theme “Sorry You’re Leaving” and I have to say that I am sorry to see this set go. It has been one of the sets out of the occasions catalogue that I have used the most since we don’t have a ton of stamps that are geared towards men. This stamp set is actually unisex since both men and women have been known for their skills with tools.IMG_6483

The Urban Underground suite has been a favourite of mine, I love the paper, I love the embellishments and I love the Nailed It bundle, unfortunately it has retired and if it isn’t sold out already it will be soon.

The details.

I started with a smokey Slate base 5.5″x4.25″

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I used my non stampin up stamp-a-majig to stamp Best Guy Ever all over the front. That stamp is not actually from this set, it’s from Suite Sentiments, but it coordinates with this set so nicely.


Then I stamped the hammer, screw driver, and wrench in Basic black on whisper white card stock and I colored them with real red, early espresso, daffodil delight, and basic grey water color pencils and blended all the colors with my blender pen, except the grey, I blended that with my wink of stella.

Then I cut they grey dsp from the urban underground dsp with the largest square in the stitched framelits set. I also cut a piece of the yellow dsp at 1.75″ x 3.5″ I adhered that too the front.. I die cut the tools and popped them up with some dimensionals.

My Son thought it should be a fathers day card, even though it could go either way, so this is what I did on the inside. IMG_6484

And of course the envelope.


Why don’t you hop on over to the next blog to see what they have in store for you.

Global Stamping Friends Next Blog

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3.Georgia Missy Gaydos www.livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
4. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com

5..Angélique Stempelkeuken
6.. Lisa Ann Bernard Www.queenbcreations.net
7..Rachel Macleod http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
8..Anita Wifladt www.letsgetstampin.wordpress.com
9..Erica Jones Www.fortheheartofstamping.com
10.Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com
11..Ilse van Vliet www.ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson www.Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger www.frauwolkenblau.de


Paper Players Challenge 342

I decided to join the Paper Players Challenge this week. I like challenges and blog hops as they really encourage me to step out of my box and create my own designs.

This week the challenge is a tic tac toe challenge from Jaydee. This is what we had to go on.


I chose twine, die-cut, and pink, but to be honest I had a little of everything except circles and sequins.


I recently got the Jar of Love bundle and I hadn’t had a chance to use it yet. I wanted this card to be a mothers day card, as I have made tons of fathers day cards and only one mothers day card so far.  I got out my stamps and chose my ink colors and got to work.


I ended up with this beautiful card. I’m so happy with how it turned out and I’m so happy I decided to purchase this bundle.

Please check out the rest of the entries on the Paper Players Blog by clicking on the icon below.

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