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Make | Card – “Hi”

Make | Card | Blackbird Darlin

As I write this, Seattle is in a dreary mist of forgetting That Thing That Happened Sunday. The Play Which Shall Not Be Named.

That last minute of the Superbowl was painful, ya’ll. Oof.

So onward to pretty things!

I haven’t been making very many cards lately, but here’s one that evolved pretty quickly from my stash, and a recent Citrus Twist Kit. I mounted the floral die cut on a pop dot to match the dimension of the chipboard frame, and those gold photo corners just look so dang good on everything. WHEN am I going to get sick of gold?? Why does it match everything? (At least in my brain)

Make | Card | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: woodgrain card (LCI Paper), chipboard frame (Crate Paper Notes & Things frames), die cut flower (Maggie Holmes Open Book Floral ephemera), paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book 6×6 pad), alphabet stickers (Evalicious Woodgrain), gold photo corners (3L Scrapbook Adhesives), washi tape

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Make | 8×8 & 6×8 Project Life – November

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Maybe you look at this spread, and are wondering why I didn’t just use a full 6×8 page for the left side. Because I’m particular, I have to store my pages in exact chronological order, and I have a photo from a few days before this that I really want to scrap as a layout, not a pocket page. (I haven’t actually done that page yet, but at least there’s a spot reserved for it)

The photos after that I didn’t want to put in layout form, and I didn’t want to leave a big blank space, so this is where my modern day ephemera comes in handy! This catalog page was a bit too small though, so I stuck it on a piece of white 8×8 cardstock, and then ran a strip of washi down the side to fill it in a bit.

The card with the pile of books were cut out from a piece of 12×12 patterned paper, and the library Date Due card actually came from the Seattle Public Library. (In a package at the gift shop, I didn’t just jack them for scrapbooking purposes)

All the pink in this makes me happy. And the fact that Amy Poehler matches my Notes & Things paper.

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Crate Paper Notes & Things 6×6 pad and October Afternoon Milk Money), “currently loving” stamp (Citrus Twist Dec ’14 Pocket Life kit), alpha stamps (Oh lordy, I don’t remember, they’re old stash!)

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – November

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Here’s a good example of why I love having my square photos printed as 3×4’s…I have lots of little stamp phrases, and they’re SO PERFECT for using on that blank area! I don’t plan on doing that with every photo, but the “here we go again” and “on track” felt so spot on for those photos.

This spread really makes me happy though for the ephemera added to it. The whole appeal of pocket pages for me was finally having a way of adding that into my albums, so I love how much more real life my printed ticket and coffee cup sleeve add to this.

I love pretty for the sake of pretty, but looking back on things like this will have way more meaning I think. Especially when “long distance” is no longer attached to my relationship status. HA! ;)

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: sticker labels (Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road), patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book 6×6 pad), word stamps (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), washi tape

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – June

6x8 Project Life | June | Blackbird Darlin

For some crazy reason, I had it in my brain that I was going to post my pocket pages here in chronological order…but I don’t always finish a spread before moving on to a different one, so in some cases, it could be a million years before I have another spread go up.

And seriously, why would it bother you guys if they’re not posted in order? I don’t know. Again, crazy.

So here’s a spread that I finished! From June!

But can we talk about that blue floral paper? I am madly in love with it and want to use it in everything.

Supplies Used: floral paper (Crate Paper Open Road 6×6 pad), gold polka dot paper (My Mind’s Eye Nob Hill Stache), woodgrain paper (?), “gorgeous” sticker (Maggie Holmes Styleboard Label Words), word stamps, gold arrow, and heart wood veneer (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), banner die (Silhouette Trendy Shapes)

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – May (pt. 3)

6x8 Project Life | May (pt 3) | Blackbird Darlin

I’m craving pink a lot lately, and also trying to bust through my embellishment stash…I think I did pretty well on this one! The image on the right is cut from a magazine, and felt so perfect for this spread – I just love it.

I’m struggling a bit with getting May done in pocket style, so I might just move on into posting June since I kinda went overboard with that one!

Supplies Used: bokeh paper (Webster’s Pages Our Travels 6×6 pad), orange and “&” paper (Studio Calico Printshop 6×6 pad), label sticker (October Afternoon Postmarked labels), “Open” sign (Crate Paper Open Road ephemera), record (Maggie Holmes Styleboard chipboard), arrow sticker (Maggie Holmes Flea Market stickers), camera sticker (Teresa Collins Something Wonderful stickers), label washi tape (Freckled Fawn June kit) wood veneer (Citrus Twist Kits)

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