Pocket Scraps

Pocket scraps, Scrapbook it

I went a smidge bit rogue with my pocket scrapbooking this week.  Buckle your seat belts friends.

I printed a ‘contact sheet’ from iPhoto so the images were all itty bitty.  I normally do 3×4 and 4×6, so this was a change.

I used a random sized Project Life protector.  Not 8.5×11, not 12×12.  Somewhere in the middle.  Design G to be exact.  Whaaat???

I didn’t do a spread, only one page.  With miniature photos, I squeezed plenty of our week in with just the one page.

Drum roll…

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IMG_8811What’s that you say?  Why yes, thank you for noticing.  I DID use the ‘packed by’ card that comes with your SC kit.  I DID resist the urge to hoard the Kal Barteski wood grain chipboard (just those 5 words next to each other make my heart go pitter-patter).

When all was ‘pocketed’, I realized I had not featured the week’s date.  I remedied that with some Thickers over the top of the protector.

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All is right in the world.

Scrap on, friends.

 

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Two Peas broke up with me

I made that, My loves, Scrapbook it

I’m sad to report, but I’m taking the loss of Two Peas In A Bucket VERY personally.

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I have long considered it my go to source for all things scrapbooking, be it inspiration, news, supplies, education…  I was a loyal pea.  I spent 95% of my scrapbooking budget (and 60% of my grocery budget) at Two Peas.  I watched EVERY video, some twice, but nearly always on the day they were released.  I, in a weird online creeper kinda way, considered most of the garden girls as long distance friends.  So many of them I admired greatly and found myself giddy when their new video went live.  I’ll admit it, sometimes when the video was over, I would take a deep breath and catch myself exhaling with “I wish I were you”…  I know.  #intervention

In addition to all that creepiness, Two Peas was, in my eyes, a boutique shop.  A well curated collection of the most current and coveted items.  And, as it should be, the garden girl videos reflected that.  Videos were infused with all the newest products and mind blowing techniques.  Call me a paper snob, but I don’t want to be inundated with products and projects from manufacturers and designers that I wouldn’t use and don’t want to emulate.  Cutting through the crap (and the granny supplies) and getting to the meat of the industry was of HUGE value to me.

So now, I’m an internet gypsy.  A hobo.  I’m homeless and feeling so very lost. It’s with a sad heart that I look for new spots to hang out and find inspiration.  Studio Calico is a natural spot to gather, but short of writing my congressman, I don’t know how to convey to them the importance of regular videos.  From a perspective of loyalty, marketing and sales, I implore them (and other sites) to fill the internet void left by Two Peas in terms of high quality expert videos.  Not load, not haul, not warehouse walk, but garden girl-esqu magic.  Please.  Pretty please…

With that, here’s a layout. Made with only the most cutting edge and high quality products available on the market, duh.  Because I’m a snob like that.

Happy Today

Three cheers to anyone who can spot the hidden cat hair.  Ay, do I spy a new weekly series?!  #spotthecathair

This is what’s up.

Around here

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Lots of planning, list making and other paper related merriment.

I am in love with summer. Not the season so much as the freedom, time off, pace of life, etc.

Having a hard time shifting from ‘Summer has just begun’ to ‘I have only a few weeks left’.

Yet still knowing I’m lucky for EVERY DAY I get to be at home this summer and trying to savor it without the anxiety of it’s fleeting nature.

I’m loving seeing some progress around here. Whether it’s a clean corner, a reorganized closet or empty laundry baskets.

Devoting as much time to gluing paper as I possibly can.