The Pocket Source Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to The Pocket Source‘s very first blog hop. We are all so excited to share a little bit about why we love The Pocket Source with you all today and to share some examples of our own pocket scrapbooking.

My name is Stacia and I’ve been scrapbooking for YEARS, digital scrapbooking for about six years and pocket scrapbooking since 2012. Somehow I managed to turn a blind eye to those cute little journal cards for over a year before diving into the “pocket page pool”! I started with physical core kits and kept adding more and more digital elements until I decided to make the switch this year to a mostly digital format.

I use a pocket scrapping format to do my weekly everyday life spreads and different sized insert pages for busy weeks. I think they are also perfect for scrapping multi photo events like birthdays and vacations. For example, I used the new March Storyteller Collection from Just Jaimee to document the Project Life Card Swap that I shared with some of my friends at a retreat last year.

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Credits:  Storyteller March 2014 Collection by Just Jaimee;  Font: NEW GIRL IN TOWN by Darcy Baldwin (available at Sweet Shoppe Designs on 3/1/14)

My own personal style tends toward lots of colors, lots of embellishments and lots of stories. Like these two of my 2014 Week 4:

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Credits: Pocket Life: February 3×4 Journalers by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February 3×4 Titlers by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: 4x6s by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Alphas by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Digital Ellies by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Labels by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Papers by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Square Cards by Traci Reed; Pocket Life: February Stickers by Traci Reed365 Unscripted: Stitched Grids 6 by Traci ReedThe 52 Weeks by Heather JoyceFont: Project Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

One of the many things I LOVE about The Pocket Source is that the gallery is FILLED with layouts of all sizes, all styles, both physical and digital. Truly, everyone should be able to find inspiration to add to their own existing bag of tricks or be WOWED into trying something completely new. I know that once I finally tried a more artsy style, I loved it and continue to expand my own personal skill set in that avenue.

I’m lucky to be on the creative teams for a number of digital designers that make pocket scrapping friendly products so if you ever stop back by my blog (or scroll down to previous posts) you’ll be certain to see some examples using their work. I also took advantage of the opportunity to have a subscription to Studio Calico that was shared during the grand opening week of The Pocket Source so you’ll probably see me trying my hand at a little physical pocket scrapping too in the very near future.

You should have arrived here from Aaron Morris’ blog, now you can continue this hop by visiting Lisa Wilkinson’s blog.

We hope you check out everyone’s blogs today. We all want to share our enthusiasm for this hobby with you.

If you are new to Pocket Scrapbooking, we hope you join us over at The Pocket Source. The forum and the gallery are awesome sources of inspiration.

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If you are new to digital pocket scrapbooking and have questions, please ask us on the Digital Pocket Scrapbooking forum. We are exchanging ideas there all the time and LOVE to help people learn more about digital. All of us on the design team would be very happy to answer any messages you send us.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Week 6 of 2014

This was my first product review with The Pocket Source, a sampler of journal cards from The Lilypad. How perfect, right? A place I know and love, a place where the quality is excellent.

I used the sampler and other goodies from my Lilypad stash to do our Week 6

Journal Card Jubilee – A Lilypad Sampler by The Lilypad; Project Grids 5 by Amy Martin; All The Weeks Calendar Cards (M-S) by Amy Martin; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Scallops and Squares by Jacque Larsen; Sketchy Doodles 2 by Jacque Larsen; FrameOMania2 by Kim Jensen; Love Story Papers by Sara Gleason; Love Story Elements by Sara Gleason; Stuck on You Elements by One Little Bird; Butterfly Basics – Black and White Edition {Word Art} by Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics – School Edition {Elements} by Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics – School Edition {Word Snippets} by Little Butterfly Wings; Reinvention by Little Butterfly Wings; So Far Away by Little Butterfly Wings; Lean On Me by Pink Reptile Designs; My Digi Obsession by Just Jaimee; School Sports by Kate Hadfield; Mishmashed Sentiments Veterans Day by Amy Martin;  Font: The Sophia by Heather Joyce from the Journal Card Jubilee – A Lilypad Sampler

You can read the review on The Pocket Source Blog here

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Two for Sweet Shoppe and something fun

Love About You – a bright colored, masculine type kit to talk about what I love about Tommy

Bogart by Zoliofrope; Alpha Male by Traci Reed and Brook Magee; Alpha Male Cards by Traci Reed;  Font: PROJECT STORYTELLER by Darcy Baldwin

Proud of You – Elysse journaled this about Tommy

Betamax by Zoliofrope; A Happy Family: Lovin’ Life by Traci Reed and Shawna Clingerman; A Happy Family: Lovin’ Life Cards by Traci Reed and Shawna Clingerman; Font: Momma Trish by Darcy Baldwin

The something fun is that Darcy Baldwin asked me yesterday to be on her creative team. As someone who uses her fonts ALL THE TIME of course I said yes! Dream gig, right!

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It’s official! Zoliofrope is now at Sweet Shoppe Designs

How exciting for Loni! A new home at one of her favorite places! I did five new layouts using products for her release. This is giving me a real excuse to shop {I mean use all those kits I buy} at Sweet Shoppe, like I need an excuse to buy digi supplies.

Create – my love for creating beautiful things

Garden Variety by Zoliofrope; Make Something Beautiful by Shawna Clingerman; The Good Stuff by Shawna Clingerman; Create Something Beautiful by Jenn Barrette and Studio Basic Designs; Font: Project Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

Life’s a Beach – inspired by a text from Elysse about living so close to the beach now

Big Love: Solo by Zoliofrope; Not Fade Away by Libby Pritchett; Font: Project Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

Mentor Super Hero – using a new collab by Traci Reed and Studio Basic LOVE the bright rainbow colors. This is about Elysse and her job as a mentor/tutor at school

In Your Dreams by Traci Reed and Studio Basic Designs; In Your Dreams Journal Cards by Traci Reed and Studio Basic Designs;  Honeycomb by Zoliofrope; Font: PROJECT STORYTELLER by Darcy Baldwin

SI Leaders – the entire group of student instructors

Strippy Stripes by Zoliofrope; Manic Monday by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Write It Down by Lauren Grier; Friends Forever by Mari Koegelenberg; In My Life by Studio Basic Designs; The Good Stuff by Shawna Clingerman; Pretty Amazing by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Big Ideas by Studio Flergs;  Font: PROJECT STORYTELLER by Darcy Baldwin

What Matters Most

Flagship by Zoliofrope; What Matters Most by Sugarplum Paperie and Danielle Engebretson; Font: The Wind in Her Hair by Darcy Baldwin

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Two for The Lilypad

Sara Gleason is on a roll again! She had a kit collab with Lynne Marie that was great for an all about me art journal type page. She also released a new set of templates called Iris. I used the new Butterfly Basics: Everyday Edition papers and word arts when I scrapped with the Iris templates. Little Butterfly Wings makes the best word art, don’t you think? Such a distinct style. And now Heather Joyce is branching out into templates as well as fonts. This is one of her first set released.

Day After Day

Butterfly Basics: The Everyday Edition Papers by Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics: The Everyday Edition Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings; Iris by Sara Gleason; At The Office Elements by Little Butterfly Wings; At The Office Journal Cards and Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics – School Edition {Elements} by Little Butterfly Wings; Click 2 Scrap by Kaye Winiecki; Brain Graphic by Graphics Fairy009a;  Font: Stacyscript (custom font)

Never Forget What It Taught You

Grace by Lynne-Marie Favreau and Sara Gleason;  Pass The White Out by Heather Joyce; Font: The Silver Reed by Heather Joyce

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One for Just Jaimee

Even the name is perfect… Candid! Just Jaimee and Mommyish are going to do a series of collaborative digi kits and the first one is all about REAL life, not just the rosy moments. I was inspired by a fellow CT member when she posted photos of a car accident. I have these awful photos of me after a car accident in college that I scroll through occasionally and cringe so I decided this would be great to scrap them with.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the next collab!

When my son saw this on the screen he actually GASPED! I guess I hadn’t told that story well enough before now.

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Real Life In Pockets Collab: Candid by Just Jaimee and Mommyish;  365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 4 by Traci Reed; Font: PROJECT STORYTELLER by Darcy Baldwin

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