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Monday, March 2, 2015

Project 365 - Under New Management!

Original Blog Post on P&Co. Blog: See HERE

I recently posted a blog post about letting my daughter take over the photos for my album (for the day). It was a fun experiment! :) I also have a filler card freebie for you too!

Project 365 – Under New Managment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to change up my weekly 365 pages. I love documenting my everyday, but sometimes I feel pressure to take so many photos – and truth be told there are weeks where my life isn’t really that exciting! I usually try to create two pages for my weekly spread, but last week I was left with only one layout, as I didn’t bother to take many photos (oops) – and frankly I was out creative mojo to inspire me. It happens.
So the other day I handed my five-year old my camera. I gave her a quick tutorial on how to use it and told her to go take photos of whatever she wanted. She was super excited (and felt grown-up using mommy’s camera! :)), and had a lot of fun being the photographer. So I documented it! Why not? It fills up my week, and gives a cute and unique perspective of my daughter’s day. Below is my layout. I created an ‘under new management’ card to show that my daughter was in charge of the photo-taking that day! Of course the first thing she does is take a selfie! Love it.
PL Hostage_JenP
credits: Loverly February Subscription, Love is in the Air by Meredith Cardall, Authentic mini kit; This Ordinary Life Brushes by Sweet Caroline Studios, Out of the Box template by Gennifer Bursett
If you’re child is too young to hold a camera, why not document ‘a perspective’ of how your baby would ‘see’ the world through their eyes? Or if you do not have children, how about your beloved dog – as suggested by CT Member Nataysha?
Or perhaps just document your own routine – one full day – of what you were up to. Put a time-stamp on it, like I did with the above layout, to make it even more personal.
Don’t limit yourself to pocket-style/365 layouts either, as this theme would make a wonderful traditional layout as well!
under new management card blank_JenP
If you like the filler card I created for the layout, you can download it HERE
Happy Scrapping!

Layouts with P&CO. goodies!

Here are some recent P&Co. layouts I created with their amazing January - March Subscription kits - as well as other fab products!

I hope you find some inspiration!

Click here to take you to their SHOP.
For credits, click on my GALLERY link. :)

Happy Scrapping!

 For Isla's 2009 album:
 For Isla's 2009 album:

Mye DeLeon CT Layouts!

Here are some layouts I created using some of Mye De Leon's awesome products!
Click here to take you to her SHOP...

Snuggle Up:

Holiday Keepers:

Here and Now:

Mixture of kits, Abundance, Fleeting, Hopscotch, Weekly Stamps etc...
Love Lives Here:

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pocket Scrapping - Holiday Style!

Original Post created at Mye De Leon's Blog

Happy Holidays! It's that time of year when our pocket-style weekly albums become festive! :)  So how about expanding the fun by creating non-weekly 'holiday themed' layouts to accompany your albums? We've all been there I'm sure. You are doing your weekly spread during the holiday season, and find you have so many photos to fit!. Why try to cram all of them into one weekly spread?

When I do my PL-type albums I have a blast doing add-ons! I've gathered a few ideas - and a few layout examples - to hopefully get those creative juices flowing.

Take some time this holiday to capture the 'details' of the season. It's the little details that really help your memories shine. I plan to have photos of my Christmas tree in my album, but I also created a 'themed' page showcasing my decorations. Many of the decorations hung every year are over thirty-years old (made by my mom and I when I was young).

Do you have special decorations on your Christmas tree? Why not take the time to take close-up shots of them and explain why they are special to you?
PL Tree_blog

CT member, Juli Fish also showcased her Christmas tree traditions. This themed spread would look great as an add-on to a weekly PL album!


Here are some other ideas on capturing the 'details' of the holidays, that may have otherwise been overlooked in the weekly spreads:

* Holiday Decor
* Advents
* Christmas lights/tree lightings
* Crafts made
*Table settings
*Christmas Eve traditions
*Family photo shoots
* Baking
*Game night
* Shopping
* Parades
* Santa wish list
* Parties and get-togethers
* Annual family traditions

Family traditions are very important moments to document, especially if you can pass them down through the generations. Elf on the Shelf is one of the fun traditions I do for my daughter, and every year I do a themed page on the silly things he does each day in December. CT member, Katherine Hansen documents her Elf as well. Here is her gorgeous layout below - how fun!


Food is always a HUGE part of the holidays (at least for me! LOL). Here CT member, Stacia Hall, showcased this in her beautiful layout.


Katherine also created a funny page about her family 'trying' to make gingerbread yummies:


It's a beautiful, magical time of year, especially if you live in the colder climates. Got snow? Why not capture the snowmen and snow angels made, or the very first snow of the season? :) Here's one I did of our first snowfall.

PL snow_blog

Some of the most fun I've had creating 'themed' pages would have to be documenting my favorite things. What are your Christmas favorites? Here are some ideas for you:
* Christmas movies
* Christmas songs/carols
* Fave drinks, baked goods
* Recipes

I hope I've given a little spark to your inspiration this season!  Remember to have fun with your pocket-style albums! Of course it's important to document your weeks, but why not have some 'themed' layouts to blend into the album too! There are no rules - just fun!

credits: Merriment Collection, Life Stories Templates and Vintage Christmas (retired),  by Mye DeLeon.  Pocket 'sleeves' by Valerie Webbins

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy DSD! How 'bout a pocket card challenge?

I have a challenge thread happening over at P&Co right now! See below for details and get your free filler card from the fab DSD Collab! Want to follow the blog hop? See HERE.

I want to wish you all a wonderful DSD! I hope everyone gets a chance to scrap these next few days and preserve those precious memories. :)

For those pocket scrappers like me who may be working on their weekly layout, I have a challenge for you! I have a made a JC card using the elements from the AMAZING DSD Blog Hop Collab, and I challenge you to use it on your layout... OR if you don't want to use this card, then try using some elements/papers from the DSD Collab on your layout! (*note: of course you can still play this challenge using a non-pocket layout too! :))

Here is the challenge card - click on the card below to download

The image below will take you to the P&Co. Blog Hop to grab this fab collab North of Ordinary:

Okay, here we go!

Official Rules:
1. Upload your finished layout to the gallery by 7pm MDT on November 4 to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to the P&Co store.
2. Post a link to your layout in this thread so we can leave you some love.
3. Use at least 25% of P&Co. products in your layout.
4. Include the challenge card on your layout, or use elements/papers from the collab.
5. Have Fun! :)

Happy DSD! You need to head over to P&Co... right now!

DSD 2014: Get the Details Here!

Hello, and welcome to P&Co’s 2014 DSD Designer Blog Hop! We’re super excited to be starting off the DSD Celebration here, and I’d like to give you a quick rundown on what you can expect from us this week:

  • We’ve got a sitewide sale going on, and the more you spend, the more you save! You can earn as much as 50% off!

  • We’ll be refunding one random order daily with our Big Payoff contest!

  • Our popular Dream Cart contest has just kicked off.

  • We have 2 Speed Scraps: Saturday Noon MDT and Sunday 8 PM MDT, so everyone can have a chance to play along!

  • We’ve got games and challenges going on all weekend long in our Digi Talk forum, with loads of prizes!

  • And, of course, we’ve got this fabulous mega collab to give to you:
It’s yours FREE, and all you have to do is hop through the following blogs. You’ll be collecting a series of numbers and letters along the way, and when you get to the end, you’ll have a coupon code that will bring your price on this fantastic kit down to ZERO.
Have fun!

Monday, October 20, 2014

P&Co. Yummies!

I hope you find some inspiration! Goodies are from P&Co. shop!

For credits click on images. If they don't work then just check out my Gallery!

Happy Scrapping!