Creative Team Layout Tracker and Challenge Layout Tracker Freebies

Hello there! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like being the Memory Keeper for my family can be quiet overwhelming. If you scrapbook digitally or traditionally with paper, there is a chance that you are either are on a Creative Team for a designer (or store) or that you regularly participate in challenges.

I do both … and I admit, keeping up with it all can be a challenge.

With my Creative Teams, I have to know which products are releasing when, the name of the page I created with the designer’s kit so I can easily find it when the kit goes live, and make sure I am uploading to all my galleries and social media in a timely matter. If you are on one team it can be daunting, if you are many … it can become quiet the task to manage it all!

I use this Creative Team Layout Tracker to keep my CT layouts organized.  I print a few out each month, punch holes into the side, and place into my binder.  I wanted to pass it along to you, in case you felt it could come in handy. It really has become a life saver for me! Click on the image to download.

CT Layout TrackerAnd because I like to participate in store challenges, I also created one to keep track of those layouts as well. Even though it is not a commitment to upload these layouts anywhere except for the store that is hosting the challenge, I do often like to include these layouts in my various galleries. This sheet helps me keep track of what challenges I need to complete, the deadline and the galleries that I want to upload them to. Feel free to download my Challenge Layout Tracker by clicking on the image!

Challenge Layout TrackerIf you have a great hint or helpful tip to share about how you organize your Memory Keeping layouts, I’d love to hear about it!

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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!

P&Co
Lynnette
Amy
Jenn <<<—You Are HERE
Linda
Laura
Barbara
Anna
Kelly
Mandi
Jen H
Erin
Jennifer E.
Carey
Kat
Rachel
Nettie
Becca
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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:

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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.

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

 

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Egg Hunting

 

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Recharge

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

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So Lovely

Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Full Kit
Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Journalers

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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 DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

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@ 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!