Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Happy Edition

Oh my goodness … is time flying by or what? It is mid may and summer will be here before we know it. Spring has just been a whirl wind of activity.

Today I just want to share some fun pictures of my son’s first away race while being on the Novice Crew Team. They seemed to be a perfect fit for the latest Digital Project Life release Happy by Tiffani Smith. Love the very happy colors and how cute is that Journal Card with the anchor?

Becky HIggins Digital Project Life Happy Edition

The Happy Edition  is on sale for the week at Go take a peek … along with the Creative Team’s awesome pages. There’s tons of inspiration waiting for you! Here is my page with this colorful, fun kit:

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Happy Edition

Digital Project Life | Happy Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

I am still so, so behind on my Project Life pages. 😦 I need a marathon Project Life weekend very soon!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life and Stampin’ Up

Hello, have you heard the news?

If you follow Project Life news, you must have heard by now that Becky Higgins has partnered with Stampin’ Up! Pretty cool.

The first Stampin’ Up release in Digital Project Life is . The cards have a lot of white space, so this fit right in my current Project Life style. I was able to catch up on Weeks 10 & 11 of 2014. Still behind though!

Everyday Adventure  is on sale for the week at Go take a peek … along with the Creative Team’s awesome pages. There’s tons of inspiration waiting for your eyes!

Week 10 Pages 1 & 2

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Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Point & Click Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template A

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Stampin Up PL_week11_page2

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Point & Click Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Off to get started on Week 12 … I’m hoping to get to April of Project Life soon!


Happy iNSD Pixel & Co Style … CT Blog Hop

Hello there! If you are a scrapbooker or memory keeper … this is a huge weekend for you right? Sales, blog hops, freebies, games & contests, prizes and challenges … seriously the list of fun activities to participate in is endless. As a digital scrapbooker … I love that my favorite stores go all out on this weekend. My favorite thing about the weekend (besides the awesome sales, duh) is games and challenges!

I’ve got my eye on this fun game … What Color Are You? Take the quiz, find out your “color” and scrap a layout with that color.

What’s your favorite part of iNSD?

At Pixel & Co. there are tons of challenges, games and speed scraps to help you to get involved in the fun.

Here is the truly amazing Bermuda Triangle Collab created by the Pixel & Co Designers. It is all yours, free … just follow along on their blog hop.

Pixel & Co Bermuda Triangle Blog Hop Freebie

And the Creative Team has put together some drool worthy Journal Cards, clusters and Quick Pages too!

Here is my contribution using the Bermuda Triangle Collab.

Pixel & Co Journal Cards Freebie Jenn McCabeDownload my Journal Cards Here!

Your next stop on the blog is Linda … her blog is HERE.

If you get lost along the way, or came to my blog first and would like to start at the beginning, here is the list of CT blog hop participants in order. Hope you have a fabulous iNSD weekend!

Jenn <<<—You Are HERE
Jen H
Jennifer E.
P&Co Forum

Digital Project Life | iNSD One Day Sale

Tomorrow, Sat May 3.

30% off all Digital Project Life products.

Now is the time to stock up and cross off your wish list.

Happy iNSD & happy shopping!

iNSD digital project life sale


And share you DPL pages on Instagram with #digitalprojectlife for a chance to win a collection of your choice!




Pretty in Posies Wholesale Starter Sets … New, fast, easy and convenient

Looking for a quick way to get Pretty in Posies accessories into your retail shop?

Check out my Wholesale Starter Set. One Click shopping on Etsy!

Pretty in Poses Wholesale Starter Set Felt Flower Hair Accessories

No thinking about how many, what colors, which clip backings … I do all the work for you. Of course if you want to switch up colors a bit … that is totally fine! For bigger changes, involving changing the qty or type of sets, please contact me and I will create a custom Wholesale Starter Set for your specific needs.

A closer look at what is included:

Pretty in Poses Wholesale Starter Set Felt Flower Hair AccessoriesThis Wholesale Starter Set includes the following:
3 Chrysanthemum Pink, Yellow & Purple (one each) on alligator with detachable stretch headband
2 Mini Hydrangea in Pink & Purple (one each) on med snap clip with detachable stretch headband
7 Zinnia in Pastels on alligator with detachable stretch headband
5 Felt Flower Hairclip Pure Colors in Pastels Set of 2 on med snap clip
5 Felt Flower Hairclip Candyland in Pastels Set of 2 on tiny snap clip
3 Felt Flower Hairclip Candyland in Mixed Pastels Set of 2 on alligator clip
6 Mini Tri Cluster in Pastels Set of 2 on small alligator clip
5 Mini Daisies in Pastels Set of 2 on white bobby pins (brown or nickel also available)
6 Tiny Trio Felt Flowers in Pastels Set of 3 on tiny snap clips

42 pieces ( with many of the sets containing 2 clips on each card and the Tiny Trios containing 3 clips on each card).

Turn around time is usually about 1-2 weeks, plus allow time for shipping. It does depend on how many orders I have and the time of year, so this is an estimate.

Lori of Mother and Baby Source  sent in this image of Pretty in Posies’ clips on a lovely 3 tier stand … so cute! If your in the Davies, CA area … check out her amazing shop!

Pretty in Posies Clips at Mother and Baby Source

If you have any questions, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you.


A closer look at embellishing & customizing Project Life Title Cards

If you follow my Project Life layouts, you know I try to keep my pages pretty simple and clean. If you follow my regular digital scrapbooking pages … you know I am in love with details … all the little embellishments that help draw the eye into the page and help tell the story.

Sometimes my Project Life pages, meet my digital scrapbooking pages and I get a sort of marriage of the two.

This layout, summarizing my daughters U11 soccer year is still a pretty simple and clean Project Life event page … but it does add in a few extra details to round out the story telling.


In the spotlight on Becky Higgins’ blog found here, I choose this layout to share with Becky’s blog readers. One reader asked about how I created the title card. I thought it best to put it in a post, so all the details could be shared.

I started with this amazing Soccer Theme Kit found here.


Here’s a look at the card I used as the base for my title card.


I added some adorable bits of embellishments from Dani Mogstad’s Playball Kit found here.


Form Dani’s preview, you can see the adorable soccer ball, the star rounds, and the already stapled & folded ribbon … so cute! (and the perfect colors too.)

So I added them onto my base journal card as shown below:


and then I just added some fun fonts to finish off the Title Card.

Soccer is done in Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded Demo

Highlights is done in Varsity

U11 2012 -2013 uses Eurostile

Journaling is Traveling Typewriter

Because the soccer ball and star round from Dani’s kit has a slightly distressed look to them, I used a textured brush to erase & distress my font a bit for the title “Soccer Highlights”. I also turned the words into a sticker and added a drop shadow.

Hope that helps show how you can take a basic journal card and add a few simple touches to create a custom Title Card. Thanks for reading.

A Project Life freebie for you | Collect App – like Journal Card

Hello. I’m back with another Digital Project Life post this week. If you follow Becky Higgins’ blog, you might have seen a little spotlight on me last week … my Project Life tips and a peek into my creative space. If you missed it, you can see it here.

Some of you have asked me about my Collect App “looking” journal cards that I use in my weekly spreads like this one:

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… where I have the white journal card, the date, a small photo & some journaling. I created these cards myself.

I created them because I love using the Collect App on my iPhone. It has made my process of collecting memories: both the photos and the journaling notes of that moment, super easy. But for some reason, and maybe it’s just me, but when I export the collect file using dropbox, I get this weird shadow around the file and it does not fit into the masks (or pockets) of my Project Life templates very well. They do print out beautifully if using in your real Project Life pages!

So I just created my own. I have it saved as a .PSD file and open it whenever I’m working on a weekly PL spread.


And I’m happy to share it with all of you. You can download the PSD file here.

This file is free for Personal Use. If you would like to share, all I ask is that you refer friends to my post here on my blog to download. Thanks! 😉

With this PSD file you can clip a photo to the black square mask, alter the date & journaling, as well as change the font to whatever suits your style. It is a 3×4 journal card. If you do end up using it on your pages … I’d love to see a link to your layout! Please feel free to share your page by linking in the comments section!

I have used Belta Bold for my journaling (11 pt) & Linux Libertine for the date (16.24 pt for lettering & 43.3 pt for the numerals). Both fonts can be download for free at If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer, Photoshop will update the text to an alternate font.

Some readers of Becky’s blog were having trouble finding the Collect App and I’m afraid it looks like this is an Apple App … no android version. So sorry! Here’s the Collect App website, where you can read about all the features they offer & a link to download it. It has been a true lifesaver for me! Here’s a little snap shot of this morning’s photo.

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Since I have always been an iPhone user and have no knowledge whatsoever in the realm of androids, I will refer you to the Daily Digi’s lovely post about Memory Keeping Apps (this specific question for android users is addressed). Be sure to read the comment/reply at the bottom of the post too. 😉 If anyone is an android user and they have found a super great alternative to share, please let us know in the comments section!

Basically Collect App is like a visual calendar. As you can see from my iPhone snap shot of April’s Collect Calendar, I am not perfect … two days have no photos what so ever. No sweat though … ’cause there are some days I have too, too many photos to choose from. It all works out.

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Project Life and no stress are things that should go hand in hand. Keep it simple!

Memory Keeping … new Maggie Holmes Styleboard | Project Life Mini

This week over at brings the release of another new mini kit by Maggie Holmes. Styleboard is an adorable new kit. It is whimsical, soft & feminine, with a hint of vintage … and very Maggie. As always the kit is on sale this week … check out all the layouts the creative team put together here.

If you’ve been following my blog this year, you know my 2014 PL spreads are done in mostly muted colors, so this kit was perfect for me. In fact I used it for two weeks … I’m finally in March with my PL weekly spreads. Just about done with snow photos. Yeah!

Here’s Weeks 8 & 9.

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Styleboard Mini Kit
Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2
Digital Project Life | Template U

Check back this week for a post on the Collect App and my freebie “Collect-like Journal Card” template.

Pixel & Co. | April Guest CT

This year, I have become sort of a digi scrapping – challenge addict. I try to limit the number of stores where I participate so things don’t become too overwhelming. I love The Lily Pad’s monthly and weekly challenges. And I love Pixel & Co.’s all new monthly challenges.  Pixel & Co. also offers weekly challenges with their 3 way challenges.

I get so many pages done each month by participating in these challenges. And there are benefits too. Yes, I said it … scrapping with benefits. Total win.

It varies by store but generally you get a % off coupon to go shopping and a chance to be  part of their Creative Team for a month as a guest. So fun. For April … I’m a Guest CT at Pixel & Co.

Here are some of the pages I’ve created while guesting at this fantastic store:

Water Lillies



Egg Hunting




Creashens | Recharge Kit
Creashens | Recharge Journalers
Creashens | Recharge Puffies
In Good Company Collab | Paint
Kim Broedelt | That’s Life Paint


So Lovely

Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Full Kit
Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Journalers


Sporty Girl

For the April Recipe Challenge

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Captured Elements

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Carefree KitWishing Well Creations by Laura Passage & Mari Koegelenberg| Something Wonderful Audacious Designs | Competitive Spirit ElementsAudacious Designs | Pennant Pieces ElementsKarla Dudley | Notebook FontsKarla Dudley | Calipso Sticker AlphasAnita Designs | Today Templates


hey butterflies

Karla Dudley | Sup?

Karla Dudley | Calipso Sticker Alphas

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Papers (white background)

Karla Dudley | Expert: The Page Template

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts



My Little Man

For the April Template Challenge

WWC by Laura Passage and Mommyish | Jack Kit

Anita Designs | Let\’s Go Biking

P & Co | April 2014 Template Challenge

Karla Dudley | Notebook Font

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie


Love Spring

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Creashens | Pocketful No.1

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie


Beautiful Blooms

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | Expert Page Template

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie

Thanks for looking at my pages! I hope you will take a moment to check out the challenges at Pixel & Co. Stop in to visit the gallery for lots of amazing inspiration and maybe do a little shopping in the store!


Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Hey there! Monday means I have a new Digital Project Life kit to show you.

This week’s Digital Project Life release is the lovely Azure Edition. It is bold and playful, and I found it to be the perfect pairing for some summer vacation photos.

Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

Digital Project Life Azure Edition Jenn McCabe PL_azure_page2

@ OBX pages 1 & 2

Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Template S

And the font for the OBX over @ filler card is Old Press … it has a fun stamped look. Font on the Memories JC is Pencil Pete.

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!