Monday, April 11, 2016

Pocket Page with March Take 10 Kits

Today's layout inspiration is a typical Project Life layout. A little bit of what was going on that week last May 2015. A fun playdate. A tale of sickness hitting the three kids. A good friend's thoughtfulness. A fun night at school with the family.

Pocket Page with March Take 10 Kits

 I had a lot of stories to tell here. Anytime that happens, I typically print my journaling. I did a tutorial last week on how I discovered a quicker, easier way to print my journaling, when I want it to go on top of a physical card. Jump over here to see more on that. 

Pocket Page with March Take 10 Kits

For this 4x6 card from the March Take 10 Pocket Kit, I chose to print my journaling on vellum so that the pattern would show through. I added those two stickers from my MAMBI stash and the wooden heart is PinkFresh Studios from the Take 10 Glam Bag (sold out, sorry! Hint: Subscribe to the kits and you won't have to worry about missing out.)

Pocket Page with March Take 10 Kits

I adore this month's stamp sets. That little singing birdie is from the Hello Spring Stamp Set. I stamped him and did a little coloring with my Stampin' Up Stamp & Write marker set. I shared my super Simple Marker Coloring tip in last week's post, Simple Marker Coloring with Stamps.

Here it is again for reference:
1. Give an all over wash of a lighter color.
2a. Determine where a shadow would naturally be (imagine the sun up and to the left for my birds) and use a slightly darker shade of same color family.
2b. Same idea as 2a, but just use more layers of the same marker you used for the wash to make it darker.

That marker set is very versatile. They are double ended (fine point and brush tip). I use them for journaling, stamping, and coloring! If you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, you need one and I've got one for ya. Mary Talbot is one of my besties. She'll hook you up. Her site is here: Stampin' Up - Mary Talbot. In case you don't know, they sell exclusive Project Life sets, too. Check it out. Another little "something about Mary", she makes really awesome planner stickers that you can find on Etsy. Follow her on IG for the info: 

Pocket Page with March Take 10 Kits

I have one more Project Life tip to share today. The bottom left 4x6 photograph was created with the PicStitch App. I chose a layout that would allow a 4x4 and a narrow side panel. I brought in a pattern to the narrow side panel and changed it to black & white right in the PicStitch App. Then, I exported that to my cameraroll and brought it into the Phonto app to add the journaling and "BlaineFlix". 

Thanks for reading!

You may also like this post with more detail on using PicStitch.

I use a Canon Pixma to print at home. Here are a few affiliate links, if you so chose. I print some of my photos and home any journaling I decide to print.
When you are buying vellum for running through your printer, make sure it is for your type of printer. Here is a link to vellum for an inkjet printer:

A few other supplies used:

Pinkfresh Studio - Felicity Collection - Block Wood Stickers - Color  

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