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  • Happy First Birthday Take 10 Kits!

    Hey Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. I am so excited to kick off March this year.
    We are celebrating one year of Take 10 Kits at The Studio 29 Designs, LLC.

    If you have not heard of Take 10 Kits nor The Studio 29 Designs, LLC then you are in for a real treat!
    Take 10 Kits are a $10 pocket scrapbooking kit and a $10 glam bag (embellishments kit).…

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  • New Photo Gallery feature

    Good morning, hope everyone's day is off to a great start! Today I wanted to talk about our Photo Gallery. We have ALOT of pictures in the Gallery and that is so awesome, its definitely a place to get lots of inspiration from. 

    So, you have been uploading pictures and adding tags to your posts, but have you ever wanted to be able to search by a tag? Well, that feature has now been added. When you go the Gallery you will now find the "Search by Tags" above the "View Group Galleries". I have only added 5 tags so far as I wanted to get input from our community as to what you would like to be able to search by. Just click on one of the Tags and it will bring up all projects with that Tag!

    Leave a comment with a Tag that you would like to have added, and I will get back with you and…

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  • Facebook sign in feature

    Happy Monday, its a cold icy day here in the Dallas Metroplex. I hope its much warmer where you are. I wanted to let you know that you now have the option to sign into the Pocket Source website using your Facebook login credentials. There are two options. 1) when you first go to the website you will see this page, and you will need to click on "SIGN IN" in the top right corner.


    On the next screen, click on the box that says Facebook.

    The…

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  • Let's make a list

    Good morning and happy Wednesday! It sure feels good to have new blog posts rolling in each day! I hope we can keep up the momentum! Do you have something you would like to share? Maybe just your thoughts on trends? Do you have a list of blogs that you follow regularly? I'd love for you to share your ideas with our growing membership! 

    Today, I was surfing the Studio Calico forums and found a post in the project life discussion board about story prompts or ideas to use when you don't have something to document for a specific day or week. If you are doing weekly, I'm sure you run into days where there just isn't anything scrapbook worthy... so... what do you do? 

    Some members at Studio Calico decided to make a list of ideas! If you are a member at Studio…

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  • Create a birthday card folder for your album

    I usually don't have the heart to toss away greeting cards after I receive them especially when my gift givers take extra time choosing a unique card knowing that I'm a paper-crafter. In the past, I simply punched holes in the card to include them in my monthly spreads. This time, however, with my album becoming dangerously full, I didn't want to add unnecessary bulk. So, as a new owner of a Cricut Explore I decided to create a card insert to hold all my birthday cards.

    You can find this particular design in Design Space by searching for "bits and pieces insert" (you'll find MFCEE1 in the second row). Before assembly, attach a piece of vellum to keep your cards from catching on your design et voila! No more bulk and an easy way to display all your…

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  • I want to be more present in my albums. I want to tell my story. And I want to do it in a way that doesn’t take me hours and hours and hours each week, like Project Life does.

    In 2014, I realized I wasn’t appearing frequently in my albums. My spouse, my kids, my house, my friends, my food … even my coffee made more appearances than I did. Late in the year, I started participating in rukristin’s #Thursday Instagram hashtag party every Thursday. The only rules for participating were that you needed to take a selfie, post it, and share three things about yourself.

    At the same time, I’d been documenting pretty significant, and awesome, changes in my health in a private 6x8 book. I actually hated (and still hate) that book. I wasn’t able to come up with a good way to keep it updated, and it seemed like more hassle that it was worth.

    This year, I’m keeping it simple. I…

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  • New year - new ideas

    Happy 2015 members! It's almost been a full year since The Pocket Source went live! And what a ride it's been! And with all the new ideas we have for 2015, I feel like we've only just begun! Here is a list of what you can expect to see in 2015.

    Open Mic - Open Blog - Imagine a big stage... with an open mic. You walk on the stage and look out in to an audience of 2,000+ people who are here to listen to what you have to say! That's the metaphor for how I want you to view the TPS blog this year. We opened it up to allow TPS members post directly to the main blog. Share your ideas, your progress, your tutorials, your videos, your opinions, etc with our 2,000+ members all year long! This is a great way to keep content fresh at TPS AND a great way to navigate more readers to your own blog! It's a win win and I can't wait to see the blog posts roll in.*(taps on mic) is this thing on? What do you have to say this year? …

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  • Pocket Your Year Course and Giveaway

    My friend and Awesome Lady Team member, Megan (from thenerdnest.com), shared that she is doing a 12 month class this year ALL about Pocket Scrapbooking! Read a little about the class below and enter for your chance to get a free seat in Megan's class!

    "This class will run from January 2015 to December 2015 and will keep you motivated with your pocket scrapbooking / Project Life album all year long. I’ll be sharing multiple solutions to common trouble spots so you can decide what’s best for you! We’ll work on improving photography, journaling, process, and design throughout the year.…

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  • Saturday Review: Take 10 Kits December

    This week we are reviewing the December Pocket kit from Take 10 Kits/The Studio 29 Designs.

    The creative mind behind the companies is Sara. She and her husband John live in sunny Southwest Florida along the gulf beaches with their Yorkie, Sophie. They love to spend their free…

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  • Saturday Review: Traci Reed for the Holidays

    I hope all of our readers in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with fun, food and fellowship with family and friends.

     

    This week we are reviewing another holiday kit, this one a digital kit by Traci Reed. Traci has been a graphic artist for over ten years. Her products are sold at Sweet Shoppe Designs. When she started  scrapping in a pocket format for her own family’s albums, she was inspired to create  a monthly collection that she calls “Pocket Life”. For each month in 2014, she has designed a HUGE collection that can be used both digitally and printed and used in a hybrid fashion. Each collection includes papers, digital elements, journal and filler cards in 3x4 and 4x6 sizes as well as square, multiple alphas, stickers and two other element packs that change each…

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  • Saturday Review: Elle's Studio Good Cheer Collection

    We are back with more holiday album inspiration for you this week. The team enjoyed their review of the Sycamore Lane Collection from Elle's Studio last month and were more than happy to review the Good Cheer Collection!

    Back in 2007, owner Elle was scrapbooking for her family and…

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  • Saturday Review: Take 10 Kits for Christmas

    We are headed right back into the holiday season this week with a review of the Days of December kit from Take 10 Kits/The Studio 29 Designs. The creative mind behind them is Sara. She and her husband John live in sunny Southwest Florida along the gulf beaches with their Yorkie, Sophie. They love to spend their free time outdoors – fishing, hiking and of course visiting Disney World!

    Sara has been a paper crafter as long as she can remember, creating scrapbooks for family and friends as well as documenting her everyday life. She discovered pocket scrapping in 2013 and instantly fell in love with the style and the process, but found herself wanting to add a little bit more to her pages. In March…

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  • Mid Week Review: Studio Calico Holiday Stamp Sets

    Studio Calico sent our team some holiday stamps to play with, one Christmas related and one for New Years and other celebrations.


    The team made some really cute cards with the stamps!…

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  • Saturday Review: Studio Calico

    We’re stepping back from the holidays for a bit with a trip to Studio Calico and their November Project Life kit called WALDEN. As we’ve come to expect, the kits are packed full of 4x6 and 3x4 journal cards, die cut tabs and labels, alpha stickers and a stamp set. This month’s kit also includes some twine, plastic stars and washi tape, too.…

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  • Citrus Twist Kits wanted to showcase several of their products that are very popular with pocket scrappers.

    Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Die Set

     

    Echo Park Creative Day Clear Acrylic Stamp Set    

     

    Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum…

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  • Citrus Twist: Mid Week Review

    The founder of Citrus Twist Kit Club is Trina Craig, an award winning graphic designer and also an art director of children’s books. She and the team at Citrus Twist pride themselves on providing their subscribers with happiness in each box they deliver. They coordinate current products and custom stamps and journal cards with vintage items and pack them with fun and great value. Each kit also comes with an “Inspiration Sheet” to give customers ideas on using that month’s kit from the CT design team.

     

    Citrus Twist offers both a main kit and a Pocket Life kit each month with contents revealed on the 1st of each month. You can choose a single month kit, a 3-month subscription and a 6-month subscription for the main kit and the pocket kit. Multiple month…

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  • Sunday Review: Stephanie Adams Holiday Kit

    In a special Sunday edition, we are reviewing the P Kit Happy Holidays by our own Stephanie Adams Design.

     

    About two years ago, Stephanie fell in love with creating printables for parties and planners. She opened her own Etsy shop in 2012. Earlier in 2014, she decided to try a self-branded shop. When asked about it, she said "I wish I could lie and say it's been easy branding and building the shop but in all truth it's a lot of hard work growing a shop from scratch. With a growing family and so much activity on the homefront, I have recently decided to move back to an Etsy only shop. I will still be offering my style of scrapbook goodies along with some new planner…

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  • Saturday Review: Citrus Twist

    I hope everyone is ready for some more holiday album inspiration this weekend! Because we are reviewing the Christmas Daily 2014 Pocket Life Kit from Citrus Twist. (Please note that the new Christmas photo stickers from Simple Stories are also included in the kit just not pictured).

     

    Citrus Twist Kits opened in the spring of 2012. Owner Trina Craig comes from a long line of female artists and has a background in graphic design, specializing in book design. Citrus Twist Kits grew out of her love for art, paper crafts, scrapbooking and to honor the…

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  • Creative Retreat: Gallery Inspiration

    I've seen a lot of our TPS readers comment that they LOVED getting to "meet" Creative Retreat! Did you have a chance to go and look in their store? If you are looking for unique embellishment kits, you should definitely do a little shopping... maybe even for your holiday/December album.

    I wanted to share a few layouts using Creative Retreat products:…

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  • Saturday Review: Creative Retreat

    It’s time to meet one of the new kids on the “monthly embellishment kit” block, Creative Retreat!

    Creative Retreat opened in the middle of this year, focusing on unique embellishments both physical and digital. The owner, Tela Holcomb, is a hybrid pocket scrapper. She started pocket scrapping about a year ago when she started seeing everyone's Christmas albums. She started with a 4x6 album from Target just to see if she liked it and from there she was hooked! She loves that it is as easy or elaborate as you make it. As she began gathering supplies for her albums she noticed the lack of embellishment…

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