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Make | 6×8 Project Life – May Title Page

6x8 Project Life | May 2014 title page | Blackbird Darlin

I’ve noticed that the pocket pages that appeal to me most always have bits of ephemera in them…things that aren’t anything real special, but reference what the world is like now. (Jamaica’s pages are a great example, and one of my biggest inspirations right now) I’ve always loved, loved, loved magazines, so why not start cutting things I like out of them and add them in? Then, when I’m an old lady, I can remember what I liked in addition to what I did. BONUS!

I’ve decided to group these kind of pages by month…the May title card is a free printable from Caylee Grey‘s fabulous blog, and the quote (a Ron Swanson spin-off) is something I found on Pinterest that I customized myself. The lovely dress image is cut from a May issue of one of my magazines, and I wish it was in my closet right now.

Sometimes I just want to sit down and make something, but I don’t want to work with actual pictures, so this is a pretty fun solution!

Supplies Used: “May” card (Caylee Grey), blue card (One Little Bird Busy Week cards), “#LOVE” card (Miss Tiina Good Life cards), wood heart (Citrus Twist), letter stamps (Studio G), font for quote (Sue Ellen Francisco)

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Make | 6×8 Pocket Page – 20’s Party

6x8 Project Life | 20's Party | Blackbird Darlin

I’m thinking I should probably not do hand journaling on my pages after multiple cups of coffee. BLEEERGGG.

I think my favorite reason for using pocket pages is that those random little photos that might not be the best quality finally have a place they look good in. I have a few more photos from this event, but they’re small, dark, and grainy. (We were having a good time, so pictures weren’t really top priority!) Those will be added to the back side of this page…since I’m inserting it into an album that has traditional layouts, and I don’t scrap in order, making this a spread wouldn’t work. And quite frankly, I’m okay with it being a front/back layout rather than a spread.

The journaling cards you see here are free printables (YAY!), so check out the links below if you’d like to add them to your stash. The bottom right card actually has a giant ampersand in the middle of it, but my sentiment fit perfectly on top of it. For the bottom left card, I stamped a couple phrases on it in gold ink (I love that Kate Spade stamp so much). Top right is just a piece of black cardstock with a gold doily glued on top…I was so excited when the Maggie Holmes chipboard piece fit perfectly on this Instax print, it’s my favorite detail!

A little more elaborate than my last attempt, but still just simple enough for me.

6x8 Project Life | 20's Party | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: sentiments (Fancy Pants Memories Captured Ephemera pack), chipboard piece (Maggie Holmes Styleboard chipboard), label (Citrus Twist Kits), gold chevron and gold frame journaling cards (Boutique Cute Doll), bokeh journaling card (Kristin Cronin-Barrow via Sweet Shoppe Designs), phrase stamp (Kate Spade roller stamp), gold ink (Brilliance Galaxy Gold), alphabet stamp (Studio G), date stamp, gold doily

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Make | Card – “Hello”

Card | Hello | Blackbird Darlin

This card was inspired a bit by city life, in that poster-glued-to-a-graffitied-wall kind of way. My favorite postered wall in town got destroyed a few months ago, and it made me kinda sad. This is a slightly prettier version of course, thanks to that CRAZY BRIGHT colored paper. And love-birds.

The 3×4 card mounted in the middle is actually composed of three elements – the 3×4 card from this paper, the “Hello” image cut out from a sheet out of the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6×6 pad, and a strip of washi tape. I inked around the sentiment to dirty it up a bit. Oh! And pop dots! I’m all over that in my cards lately.

Are any of you ever inspired by your surroundings? I’m always snapping phone pics of the random things I see when I’m out walking!

Card | Hello | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Studio Calico Printshop 6×6 pad), 3×4 card (Webster’s Pages Dear Diary sheet), “Hello” sentiment (Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6×6 pad), pop dots, washi tape, black ink

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Make | 6×8 Pocket Page – Night Out

6x8 Project Life | Blackbird Darlin

I know I’ve mentioned a couple times how I want to add pocket style page protectors in with my regular layouts (those aren’t going anywhere, trust me), but not actually showing anything here on the blog.


I know, it’s really simple, right? It’s also not a spread. (WAT)

Okay, let me explain…I actually kept trying to embellish this page, but I finally just gave up and left it much like the way it started out. Maybe in time I’ll get the pocket embellishing thing down, but I like keeping things simple and graphic, so it probably won’t change too drastically from this.

So why isn’t this a spread? Because I’ve decided I’m not going to worry about that! If I have a random photo that I want to do in this style, I am going to do it and either add another random photo to the back side, OR just leave the back with some pretty paper and call it good. I’ve resisted trying this style for awhile because I know the traditional weekly/monthly format of Project Life just wouldn’t work for the way I scrapbook.

At some point, I’ll dive deeper into my process on here, but it’s still pretty new for me…already a bit addicted though. Yay for variety!

6x8 Project Life | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: “&” journaling card, washi tape, labels, Dear Lizzy “+” patterned paper (Citrus Twist March PL kit), “Night Out” stamp (Citrus Twist January PL kit), wood patterned paper (American Crafts DIY Shop 6×6 pad), letter stickers (October Afternoon Dandelions), alphabet stamps (Studio G), date stamp

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Ferry Love

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Ferry Love | Blackbird Darlin

Hey, another two photo layout! You may have also noticed that I’ve been heavy into my Project Life Kraft kit lately, but being terrible about using it in its intended nature.

(Note to self: Geez-a-mighty, let’s get away from pink for a bit, okay?)

The top card is from a 4×6 pack of We Re Memory Keepers journaling cards that I found at Target…can’t locate them anywhere on the internet for some reason though. I cut the heart from a card out of my Kraft kit, and put a couple of the pink striped cards next to each other since they weren’t long enough to cover the length of the page that I wanted them to. (If you look close enough, you can see the seam where they connect)

These pics are from a weekend when we had some friends visiting up from Portland…I love touristing people around Seattle!

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Ferry Love | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: gray embossed cardstock (Bazzill Two Scoops Black Walnut), date card (We R Memory Keepers “Simply Happy” 4×6 cards), heart and pink stripe cards (Becky Higgins Project Life “Kraft” kit) date stamp, black Micron pen, text on photo (Over phone app)

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