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  • The Winner Is...

    Congratulations to Sandi Pressley! She is the winner of the Fresh Inspiration Kit from Pinkfresh Studio. Sandi please message me with your current email and contact information and we will get your prize to you asap!

    Let's Jump Right In...

    Today's review is on the talentedDanielle Young. Danielle…

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  • Saturday Review: Pinkfresh Studio

    The Winner is...

    Congratulations to Theresa Eckelberry for winning the credit to my online shop. Theresa I have emailed you the coupon code! Have fun shopping!

    Moving On...

    Happy Saturday friends. How is the weather where you are? It is a rainy day here. The older I get the more I appreciate rainy days. It tends to slow us down, cool us off, and make us relax. And gives me reason to hoard up in my happy place and do some crafting and scrapping. So that's what I'm doing today. I'm on my second cup of coffee, I've made homemade sourdough french toast for the family, and hired my four year old to clean the house. It's a deary day out but a happy day in. And it's about to get even better. Today I'm sharing with you one of my personal favorites (yes, I know I like them all ;)), but today's review and goodies come from a company and owner that has backed TPS from the very beginning and one that TPS is very fond of,…

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  • Tuesday Challenge: Watercolors

    Hi everyone!  Here I am to brighten up your Tuesday with a little challenge!  This challenge goes all week, but try to submit your take on it by Sunday at noon so I can add the winner to next week's challenge post!  To submit, just go ahead and upload your project to the The Pocket Source gallery and link to it in the comments of this blog post so we can all see.  And the number one most important rule is to have fun ;)

    This week's challenge is a "Product Challenge" which means I am challenging you to use a certain product on your layout this week.  In this case, the product is watercolors!  Use any type of watercolor, from the little plastic palette you used in grade school to watercolor pencils to specialty items like NeoColors.  Whatever you have on hand!  Watercolor has become such a big trend in scrapbooking lately and I have to say, I absolutely love it!  Such an easy way to add a big impact to your work.  Our wonderful…

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  • THE WINNER IS

    First things first, the winner of $20 dollars from Just Jamiee is Treasa Cimorose. Congratulations! Please email me as soon as you can to confirm you email address.

    STEPHANIE ADAMS' DESIGNS

    Today's review is a tad bit different because it's my brand, Stephanie Adams' Designs. And to keep things fair I'm simply letting the TPS gals do most of the talking. But first let me tell you a little about my digital collections. My digital kits are super colorful and super fun. As a hybrid scrapper I know the importance of having everything set up…

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  • Saturday Review: Just Jaimee

    Happy one day after July 4th! I hope you guys had a fun and relaxing holiday with your family and friends. I can't believe it's July already. It's scary to think Christmas will be here in a flash. AHHH!!!

    Today's review is probably the most colorful we have ever had on a Saturday. All of the goodies you will see today come from a very talented designer, Jaimee, or better known as Just Jaimee. Let's see what the TPS team has in store for you.

    MEET JAIMEE

    My real name is Jaimee Kaiser. I’m a mom of 3 girls (Sydney 15, Alexandra 10 and Zoe 4). I have been married for almost 13 years. Together we live in a cozy little nook in the black forest of Germany. We are surrounded by nature…

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  • Challenge Week - Day 4

    I am so excited that challenges are finally here at The Pocket Source!  To celebrate we are going to have an ENTIRE WEEK of daily challenges, so fun!  Every day this week Monday-Thursday stop by for a new challenge.  Make sure to upload your projects to the gallery and link to your layout here in the comments to enter to win!  A winner will be chosen for each challenge and the winning layouts will be featured on Friday, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

    Our final challenge is here!! We had a contest in the Facebook group for all of the members to come up with the best challenge idea, and here it is!  Winner Alix West came up with the idea to use an ad to inspire your layout, what a great idea!!   Here is the ad that Alix used, but use any ad that you like that inspires your own creativity!…

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  • Challenge Week - Day 3

    I am so excited that challenges are finally here at The Pocket Source!  To celebrate we are going to have an ENTIRE WEEK of daily challenges, so fun!  Every day this week Monday-Thursday stop by for a new challenge.  Make sure to upload your projects to the gallery and link to your layout here in the comments to enter to win!   A winner will be chosen for each challenge and the winning layouts will be featured on Friday, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

    Today's challenge is a bright and colorful mood board!  Use the mood board (or part of the mood board) to inspire your layout or project.  Challenge yourself to use all of the colors on here or just use a few select colors, it's up to you!

    I have to admit, I am so excited by these colors,…

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  • Challenge Week - Day 2

    I am so excited that challenges are finally here at The Pocket Source!  To celebrate we are going to have an ENTIRE WEEK of daily challenges, so fun!  Every day this week Monday-Thursday stop by for a new challenge.  Make sure to upload your projects to the gallery and link to your layout here in the comments to enter to win!   A winner will be chosen for each challenge and the winning layouts will be featured on Friday, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

    Today's challenge is what I call a "Product Challenge".  The product for this challenge is alphas, so bust out those stickers, die-cuts, Thickers, and fonts!  Show us how many different alphas you can use on one page, or maybe show a new creative use for alphas!  I am sure we will be seeing some great ideas!  Here is an example of a layout using a wide variety of different alpha stickers.…

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  • Challenge Week - Day 1

    I am so excited that challenges are finally here at The Pocket Source!  To celebrate we are going to have an ENTIRE WEEK of daily challenges, so fun!  Every day this week Monday-Thursday stop by for a new challenge.  Make sure to upload your projects to the gallery and link to your layout here in the comments to enter to win!  A winner will be chosen for each challenge and the winning layouts will be featured on Friday, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

    Today's challenge is a sketch and I am definitely going to give this one a try!  Use the sketch to make a card (or two!).  Follow it exactly or interpret it into your own idea.  One is vertical and one horizontal but they can work for either 3x4, 4x6, or, if you are really creative, a 4x4!  Bonus points if you incorporate it into a layout! …

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  • AND THE WINNER IS...

    Congratulations to Madison for winning the Day in the Life kit from Cocoa Daisy. Please send me your mailing address so we can send you your kit. Thanks so much for all of the entries.

    ON WITH THE REVIEW...

    Sweet Shoppe Designs has been a leader in the digital scrapbook industry since 2006, and has been a trendsetter from the start. They were one of our Saturday reviews back in March, but they just keep getting sweeter! 

    Sweet Shoppe Designs currently has 23 designers who exclusively call the store home, but the…

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  • DIY Die Cut Alphas - Tela Holcomb

    Hi everyone!

    As promised in a previous post on my blog, I'm sharing how I made my own die cut alphas. And what better place to share than here at The Pocket Source. Now, if you're like me (and I know you are), you have a thing for thickers! What scrapper doesn't!?! Well, when I saw the Printshop Doodle thickers…

    yep… those! I just had to have some but they were hard to come by so I set out to make my own using my Silhouette Portrait. Here's my…

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  • Saturday Review: Cocoa Daisy

    First things first....The winner of last week's giveaway for the June Life Kit by Paper Camellia is Cerise Wade. Congratulations! Please email as soon as you can to confirm you mailing address.

    Our sponsor for today is a lovely scrapbooking kit club named Cocoa Daisy.

    Cocoa Daisy is a monthly kit club, known both for their excellent customer service and curating unique combinations of products to meet your scrapbooking needs every month. They offer scrapbooking, Day in the Life (Project Life), art journaling, and stamp kits gathered from a variety of manufacturers and send them to your doorstep every month. Subscriptions are available. 
    Owned by Christine Drumheller and operated…
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  • Hello TPS Members! Happy Wednesday! We have another guest blogger team member sharing with us today... everyone welcome Aaron Morris to the TPS BLOG! WELCOME AARON!

    When I started Project Life, I was relieved because I always struggled to journal on my traditional style layouts. Project Life seemed like all it would take is a weekly wrap up and I would have journaling in the bag. Awesome. So, that's what I did. For a full year, the only real journaling I did was my weekly wrap up. It was easy, but when I started to look back, I found that I was missing a lot of the stories of our…

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  • Saturday Review: Paper Camellia

    First things first...the winner is...

    Congratulations to Candice Stears for winning the $25 gift card to Peppermint Creative! Please send me an email confirming your email address so that I can send you the gift certificate.

    It's Saturday again folks and boy do I have a beautiful kit from a great company to share with you today. First off let me say this, this kit is one of my all time favorites. The color scheme and theme is SO ME! I feel in love immediately. First let's take a look at Paper Camellia and what they stand for...

    Hi we're Paper Camellia!…

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  • Hello and happy Wednesday TPS Members! Today is the first post from our amazing guest blogger, Andrea Gray! I'm super excited to have her on the TPS team for these next several months! 

    Hello there pocket peeps, Andrea here!

    I have a big huge happy smile that I get to guest post here at The Pocket Source!! :-)

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    Today I am sharing a process video with you and it's all about embracing what you have. I started my blog on the idea that you can be super crafty and creative by using things you already have and the same goes with scrapbooking.

    Sure, we all LOVE new supplies. I'm right there with ya. But I do not need every hot supply on the market or every kit known to man. I simply couldn't use it all or let alone find what I'd be looking for.

    Below is…

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  • Want to be apart of the TPS DESIGN TEAM?

    It's been mentioned in our different teams (a couple of times) that The Pocket Source is the holy grail of creative teams to be on. I guess it never sank in with us that in all reality, our DT gets to work with a new kit and a new, top-notch company each and every week! So, I guess we'll hold that title proudly, and, pass the cup around! YEP! We are opening up two spots, one on our Physical and one on our Digital! We've spent all week sharing great tips, suggestions, and how-to's when applying for a Creative Team, well, here's your chance to put those into action! …
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  • THE WINNER IS...

    The winner of Scraptastic's This Life Noted June Kit is Stephanie Cobb. Congratulations! Please send me an email to confirm your email and mailing address! As always please allow 4-6 weeks for prizes!

    LET THE FUN BEGIN!

    Today's sponsor is the lovely Peppermint Creative.

    Peppermint Creative is a leading source for original…

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  • Scraptastic Video Review

    Hi TPS friends! Lisa hereand I am so excited to be sharing with all of you a very special review and announcement for you today!

     You may have noticed that I was not able to share my review with the other designs on Saturday for Scraptastic and I wanted to take a few minutes to share not only my own review (in video) but also give you a little peek at what I have been distracted with!

    The first layout you will see in the video is all about the little something that has kept me from sharing!…

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  • A Professional Creative Portfolio

    Hello TPS members and HAPPY FRIDAY! WOOT!  Today, I will be walking you through how I created my online creative portfolio! I know many of you use flickr, or pinterest, or have a photo gallery on your blog or website. And those are ALL fantastic! The main thing is to have your work in one place so you can archive and share! So, hats off to you for being organized!

    I, however, had some layouts on flickr, in different shop galleries, in different forums, and still on my external hard drive (yikes... ). So, when it was time to share my work, along with my application for Creative Teams, (and if they only asked for a small portion or one link to my "gallery") it was hard for me to decide what to show or where to send them. Not to mention the fact that, my creativity can really mesh well into…

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  • 5 Tips From a Company Perspective

    Hello TPS Members and Happy Thursday! I'm SOOO excited for today's post! Some wonderful advice from my friend and owner of Sweet Stamp Shop, Nicole Rixon. Oh, and, there's a BIG announcement at the end! 

    Why, hello there!

    Nicole Rixon here - owner, designer - and one woman band of Sweet Stamp Shop. We're a line of clear photopolymer stamps (made here in the USA) for the paper crafting world - and we've been at it for almost 3 years now. (wow.) I kinda think we're hitting our stride... and we've got some…

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