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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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  • Tangerine Sunshine Pocket Kits

    Hi! My name is Brittany, and I am the owner and creator of Tangerine Sunshine Pocket Kits. In a pocket scrapbooking world full of dozens of kit clubs and subscriptions, I couldn't find one that matched my tastes, so I figured I would create my own! I have been a scrapbooker/memory keeper since I was 11 or 12 years old. I have a love for crafts of all kinds, although my talent varies (I can't seem to get the hang of knitting, dang it!). I am a 20-something living on the Oregon coast with my husband, 2 Boston Terriers and 3 cats. If I'm not crafting I'm probably working on home remodel projects, thrift shopping, playing board games or enjoying a beer with friends.…

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  • A "grand" cooking adventure with Zami!

    Sandy was really happy when I decided to do a post about my grand (son), Zami, cooking it up in the kitchen with his old granny, me! 

    I had done a post on my blog last month, where Zami and I did a similar thing, only cupcakes.  It was a blast!  Here's the link to that post if you'd like to take a peek! 

    Today we were going to make pancakes by squeezing them out of a squeeze bottle, but danged if I could find the bottles anywhere!  So we improvised and we will save the squeezy kind of pancake fun for another time.  I so hope you enjoy our post! :)

    We are going to make it a regular thing on my blog . . . I'm thinking twice a month.  What do you think?…

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  • Using 6x8 photo templates on 12x12 layouts

    Hey my fellow Pocket People! Amy here from Pride and Joy Designs with a SUPER quick tip on getting the most out of the new “Simply Planned - A5 Ready-to-Go Photo Templates” that Just Jamiee and I have been working on. You may have seen my previous post about how I’m using my planners this year to document my Project Life - but I KNOW there are those of you out there who aren’t ready to abandon your 12x12 albums. Did you know that the A5 6x8 weekly photo grids in the a5 planner page sets can totally be used on a 12x12 page?

    Simply throw everything but the “background” layers of each 6x8 spread onto a 12x12 canvas to make the two sets into two 6x8 columns right next to each other, add two 4x6 cards at the bottom, and you’re ready to go!

    Here’s a look at a few of mine using…

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  • Janette Lane's Pocket Letters™


    Hello! My name is Janette and I'm the creator of Pocket Letters™ and Pocket Letter Pals™. I'm a Southern California paper crafter and blogger at Janette Lane Blog. I lead a simple and blessed life with my wonderful husband of 6 years. I have a penchant for paper crafts, planners, journaling, photography, hamburgers, and doodling. When I’m not crafting or working at my regular 9 to 5, I like to spend time with my loved ones either going out or staying in.…

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  • Mobile Memory Keeping Part 6Printing Apps 

    Get your memories off your phone and into your albums.

    If you have the Project Life app, you can print your 12x12 or 8x8 pages directly from the app.  If you made pages in Phonto, you will need to upload them to your choice of printing with Dropbox.   Several apps will pull your photos directly from Facebook, or Instagram to print for you.…

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  • Color Crush Planner Mini Album

    I was so excited when Webster's Pages put out the Color Crush Planners they are so beautiful.  I ended up buying two of them, the light pink one for my day to day planner and the dark pink one to use as a mini album.

    Once I saw the beautiful inserts for memory keeping I knew it would be a fun way to document my Project 365 photos.  If you don't know what that is it's taking one photo a day for every day of the year.  This is my fourth year doing it and every year I have documented them in a different way from a complete Project Life album to a smaller custom mini album.…

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  • Scrapbooking Layouts in the Project Life App

    I am just going to show you how I do a layout in the Project Life app.  There is already a perfectly good tutorial by the people at Project Life if you want to learn more about it. 

    I tap on the upper right blue section to pull up the large layouts template.…

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  • Planning Pocket Pages

    Hello!!!  Excited to be here with my very first post!  I wanted to share with you how I am using my planner for planning out my pocket pages: keeping track of photos, memorabilia and products used.

    I am currently using the Life Documented Planner from Simple Stories.  This planner is so great because you can totally make it your own!  First you pick out your binder (6 colors to choose from, red is missing from this photo) and then pick out the accessories that will work for you.

    I am…

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  • Mobile Memory Keeping Part 4│Adding Artwork & PNG's

     How to add embellishments to you photos and journal cards.

    I find that I don't use the ABM and Rhonna apps very often right now since I like to use a lot of my own artwork PNGs from Dropbox.  But those are great options for anyone looking to add some pretty stuff to their photos or journal cards. It is also an easy way…

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  • Tell Your Story

    I enjoy a good book every now and then.  When I was younger, I was an avid reader who enjoyed both fiction and nonfiction.  My favorite read, however, was a good historical fiction novel. 

    Reading a story about how life used to be is something that fueled my passion for story telling as a teenager.  Not only did I write my own short stories and attempted at a novel or two, but I also kept a journal.  Now as the years have gone by, my journals tell me what life used to be like in my own world.  Its a beautiful glimpse into my past, sparking memories all along the way.

    As a memory keeper, I firmly believe that it is important to tell YOUR story with photographs and with words.

    This year, I set myself one New Year's resolution. I want to journal more. I…

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  • Spotlight on Storytelling

    Do your pocket pages consist mostly of photos with the occasional "who-what-when-where-why" captions and some pretty embellishments? Or are your pages telling rich, detailed stories that you and your family will treasure in the future?
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  • Mobile Memory Keeping Part 3 Text & Documenting 

    First, I will show how to add your fonts to Phonto or Letterglow, then show you how to add your journaling in those apps.  Last, I will show how you add text in the Project Life app. 

     Here, you can just use the cards you have purchased in the Project Life app and journal on them directly in the app, but if you want to use…

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  • Week 6 Using Clique Kits Kit Happy Everything

    Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to write my very first post for The Pocket Source.  Before I begin, I just wanted to let you all know a little about me and my scrapbooking style.  I'm a traditional scrapbooker by trade...meaning that's how I started this whole thing to begin with.  I began about 11 years ago with the birth of my first son.  Fast forward to Pocket Pages and Project Life.  When Project Life came to be, I thought,  "Hey that's cheating!!"  It was just too easy to stick pictures into pockets and be done.  If you didn't slave over a page it's not right, right?  At least that's what I thought.  Then, I became extremely burnt out on scrapbooking in general and quit for about two years.  Papers and supplies were left to collect dust and I felt inadequate, and I felt guilt.  I don't even know how I even decided to start Project Life.  I was in such as haze, but I did.  It's been amazing.  I…

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  • My favorite app for editing right now is Instagram.  The ability to sharpen photos in their app is amazing.  To save photos without posting them, you need to be offline or, I just snap a screen shot after editing and then crop my screen shot. On almost every photo I take with my phone, I increase the contrast and sharpness.  Sometimes increasing brightness and decreasing shadows. Some photos…

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  • Creative Retreat March Reveal + Giveaway

    Hi there, Pocket Source friends! Danielle and Tela here with a giveaway for the newest kit from Creative Retreat!  This month's kit combines sweet and sassy embellishments with an airy color palette for a wonderful addition to your spring layouts... Plus everything is perfectly sized for pocket scrapbooking!

    March 15 Reveal

    The clear stickers are great for overlaying on photos or right onto the page itself.

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     The oh-so-versatile stamp set will go great with any…

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