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  • Scrapbooking Two Years at Once

    I got so far behind I decided to do 2014 and 2015 simultaneously. It was a goal I posted about back in February, here. I had visions of getting tons done and being caught up with both by the end of this year. Well, I'm not trending in that direction but I've revamped my plan to make it more doable. That said, I have been doing some simultaneous months. It is fun comparing pictures that are a year apart. Sheesh, kids grow too fast. They are not going in the same book, I'm just doing January layouts, for instance,  from 2014 at the same time as those January 2015 layouts. Here are two I just did.…

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  • Good morning everyone I love doing pocket scrapbooking on my iphone5. It's super quick, easy and I can literally do it anywhere!! 90% of the time I happily use the existing templates in Becky Higgins Project life app - after all the whole point is that it's super quick and easy! However the creative digital scrapbooker in me often wants more :) this post is about how I create pages beyond the original templates making some unique pages for my family's photo album.

    Using collages to create unique page design.

    Because the pocket scrapbooking system works largely on rectangles and squares it is really easy to adapt the design. My favourite go to app for collages is Pic Stitch. (There are many collage apps but you need to check they export at a reasonably high resolution for printing).
    Pic Stitch has lots of great collage templates or you can even create and save your own for future use. You can also edit photos, have square or rounded edges, add…

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  • Photography Tips: Mastering Light

    Hello Everyone!  I'm Mariah mom of three boys, and sometimes photographer.  I wanted to talk about some photography tips for you to use in order to improve your pictures.

    Let’s start today with the basic most fundamental thing in photography, light.  A photo is taken with an exposure of light.  Too much or too little will not give you a good exposure or photo.  You will always have a good photo if the light is right.  If you take a photo with too much light, it is going to blow out a lot of the color.  That means the colors will not be vivid, or the sky might not appear blue.  If your light is low, the photo will be dark.  If you are using a cellphone, your photo might appear grainy, especially if you use a flash.  When I take photos with my DSLR or my phone, I usually don’t use my flash.  I prefer the look of natural light far more than that of a flash.  So how do I do that?

    Everyone has a place in their…

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  • Stories of Me Group / Giveaway Winners

    Happy Friday! The 7 days of winners of the My Story kit have been announced on the blog in the "Stories of Me" Group and they are listed below. Are you a winner? Head on over to the Group and claim your kit!

    Day 1 Winner / Cindy Shepperd

    Day 2 Winner / Erika

    Day 3 Winner / Andrea Newkirk

    Day 4 Winner / Patti Mickle

    Day 5 Winner / Mandy…

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  • Hi, everyone! Kate here with my very first post for The Pocket Source! I'm so excited to be here.

    I've been scrapbooking for a long time, but I decided to go for the pocket-style scrapping & Project LIfe-ish stuff in January 2015. I'm learning a lot and I love getting inspiration from fellow pocket scrappers.

    When I did my first layouts for Week One I included the typical card that marks the week, but I also included a calendar with the week highlighted. Here's an example (week 16, left side):

    We're now into Week 20 and I'm really wishing I had only done the calendar. I do love it so much more than the week number being on every spread. I will definitely keep it consistent for the rest of the year, but I won't do both next year.

    So my question for…

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  • Group Blog Post and Forum Post Notifications

    Hello everyone, today I received a message from one of our members saying that they came over to the group today and had no idea that there were as many posts as there were and wanted to know if there was a way that they could be notified when there was a new post.

    When you come into the Group, click on the Blog tab (pictured below)

    Then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you will see this message off to the right hand side and click on the Follow tab…

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  • Hi everyone! Amy here. Now if you're anything like me you probably have a fantastic system in place to help you plan and prepare for your weekly Project Life layouts - and never use it. At the end of the week, despite my best intentions, I always find myself looking desperately through my phone and camera for enough pictures to make up a layout. Sound familiar? Today I'm going to share with you a few ways I get around being short of photographs for my pocket scrapbook. 

    Ideally I would take pictures every day, and some weeks I do. During the busiest weeks, though, it's easy to forget to pick up your…

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  • A Fairy Garden!

    Happy Saturday! A couple of years ago we made a fairy garden for my friend Michele in a bird bath, and my Husband carved a house and outdoor furniture and some other pieces for it and we mainly used cacti for the plants. I just fell in love with that fairy garden and wanted one of my own. 

    So finally this year I have one! This was alot of work for my Husband and I am truly grateful for all the time he has spent on this. Its kind of funny how all the decisions that we made on the items that we purchased were based off of stories related to our lives. However, I never realized that until we were putting all the pieces together, and that will make more sense as you read on. So...we used a stump that had 2 sections for it so that the garden would be a bigger size. …

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  • Introducing the "Stories of Me" group

    Good morning and TGIF! Just a quick note to let you know that we have a new group on the site opening today called "Stories of Me". There just might even be some give aways going on!! Head on over and check out what the group is all about!

    Just a reminder, that any member on the site can open their own group and having a group is free and is part of being a member here!

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  • Project Life spread for April.

    Hello everyone, I am excited to be sharing my first project with you here on The Pocket Source! I have created a project life spread for April, I absolutely love project life because you can be as creative or simple as you want. I have used a few cards from my Studio Calico project life monthly kit and some of the embellishments from the Freckled Fawn kit for April. I feel like they really complement each other, I have also used some patterned paper from my stash. The "let me take a selfie" card I made myself with my handwriting and watercolors! I love making my own cards and embellishments with my script and drawings, it makes it a little more personal. Recently I have really enjoyed adding texture to my layouts. The top left photo of me and my boyfriend I layered some gold threaded burlap behind it, I think it adds a pretty subtle touch. I have also added some small gold glitter accents, washi tape and vellum. My three favorite things right now that I add to just about…

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  • The 2015 TPS Creative Team

    Good morning everyone, today I am so excited to announce our 2015 Creative Team to you! We have an awesome group of ladies that will be bringing you inspiration on traditional, hybrid,digital and mobile pocket pages and projects. They will be posting their projects on the blog and in the galleries! These ladies will be using their own products and doing reviews on products provided by other companies. If you would like to donate products to be reviewed please send an email to sandydavis@thepocketsource.com!

     Now I Introduce you to our 2015 team!

    Hello, my name is Melissa Goble and I'm currently 25 years old. I live in Ohio and have my entire life, I love it here. I have been scrapbooking…

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  • Hi Fellow Pocket Scrappers! Amy here with Pride and Joy Designs, and do I have some news for YOU! If you haven’t heard already, I’m guest designing this month at The Lilypad! I’m so excited for the opportunity and am TRULY thrilled to have the chance to use that time to offer you something new and exciting for your personal planner: fully customized planning pages utilizing a grid system and coordinating planner cards, specifically designed to support printed sizes that fit in 10 different popular planner sizes and styles.

    “There’s no such thing as a perfect planner!”

    I’ve…

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  • Photo Shopping with Zami

    This post is probably so not what you expected from the title, huh?  It was Zami's idea!  We had done a different adventure during the morning and I was going to post on that one, but this one turned out way more colorful! 

    But before I get going on that, let me introduce you to my latest grand!  He is 3 and a half weeks old today and he is a doll!  His name is Mohammad and he is the sweetest little dude!  Those wise little eyes are just soaking up so much information from all…

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  • Why I Plan Before Printing

    Planning pocket pages before printing them

    Ever felt like you always have printed the wrong photos in the wrong size and it won't fit to the pocket pages you chose to use? Welcome to my world! To stick with just one design made it a lot easier, but let's be honest, also a bit boring. Plus there are a bunch of lovely cards that don't fit in the "just one design of page protectors"-concept. So what to do now? Printing twice or in all kinds of sizes? Well, you could do... Another way is to plan before printing. For me the fastest and easiest solution to plan my pages before I print any photo is with remember365. It let's you create 12x12 pages and let's you print each pocket individually or as a 6x4 photo. For example it will add two 3x4 pockets automatically on a 6x4. Want to see an example?…

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  • Guest Blogger - Lydia Gibson

    Hi Everyone, I am so excited to be here to share a blog post with you.

    First of all I will tell you all a little about my self. My name is Lydia, I am a 13 1/2 year old girl who lives in the beautiful Scenic Rim in South - East Queensland, Australia. I love any and every craft.I also have a huge hobby for photography also. I only started Project Life at the start of last year (2014) and have recently started to get my own style with pocket scrapping. 

    A few questions from Sandy.

    When did you start scrapbooking? - I have always been a little crafter since a young age as my mum is a scrapper also. I started off with stamps and ened up scrapping traditional pages.

    Who inspires me? - I have a lot of creative people who inspire me. The person that inspires me the most is Adele Toomey from Inkie Quill who does beautiful 12x12…

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  • Getting Organized for Summer Days

    Hi, Holly Genc here from www.PaintedLadiesJournal.com. I’m an urban-dwelling momma of three littles. I love pocket page scrapbooking but my second love is organizing. With three age 6 and under, I need to find some sort of order in the chaos. Two big things that we all love to do when summer hits are (1) Going to the Pool and (2) Going to the Beach. Today's post will focus on the POOL, but you can apply the same strategy for a beach bag. Both require packing stuff. I’ve found a great bag to dedicate as “The Pool Bag” to make getting out the door a little less stressful.

    The Pool Bag. We go to the pool a lot more often than the beach, but both are lots of fun and I just don’t want to feel like getting there is a chore. For pool days, I use a big Thirty-One Tote. It’s the…

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  • Fabulous Friday Challenges!

    Happy Monday Everyone! What an honor it is to be a guest blogger on The Pocket Source! My name is Sherry McGill, creator and admin of the App Scrappers group on facebook. It's a super fun place to share anything related to scrapping from the palm of your hands! :) Today I would like to tell you a little about our weekly Friday challenges...…

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  • but first, let me take a selfie

    Hey everyone! I am Sara. I am owner of The Studio 29 Designs aka Take 10 Kits. Today, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about selfies. I kind of love taking them. A selfie or usie is the main type of photo my husband and I take while we are traveling. It is so much easier than setting up the tripod or trying to find a random stranger to take our picture.…

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  • The beauty of Nature!

    Good morning and happy Saturday! I live in the Dallas Metroplex in a smaller size city with a population of around 100K. My Husband and I like to go on nature hikes, and every spring before the weather gets to warm, we like to find a place new to us in our City to explore. I call them nature hikes because we love to go hiking, but we don't do the endurance type hikes. We like to take our time and enjoy the beauty of nature! One Friday night after work, we headed out for a hike and the temperatures were in the high 60's and the sun was shining and it was a beautiful evening. We went to an area called Prairie Creek and this bridge greeted us as the entrance.

    After a pretty short walk down the first trail we came across…

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  • Thank you Sandy for asking me to share my Love for Pocketletters here on the Blog - I really enjoyed putting this Blogpost together and I hope some of you feel inspired to give it a try themselves :)

     

    My Name is Andrea Gomoll and I'm from Germany. I live here with my Fiancé Thomas and 3 crazy and always hungry cats. I'm a Wedding Photographer & Mixed Media Artist and I enjoy everything creative. Today I have a confession to make: I am a Pocket Letter addict ;) But I'm in good Company - you'll realize that if you take a look at the latest Hype around this cute, fun way of sending Happymail.…

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