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Jot Issue 7 2014

documenting life. telling stories. taking pictures. paper crafting.


paper CRAFTING magazine

for the modern

day memory


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make. share. move. inspire

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Welcome to our seventh issue of Jot, again packed with ideas, stories and things to see and do. It’s truly a smorgasbord of deliciousness. One of my fave parts of this issue is our Story Telling gallery. This time around we are focusing on childhood TV shows. As a kid living in a small country town we had just two TV stations so my childhood viewing was pretty limited. Although we still had access to The Brady Bunch and The Flintstones and The Jetsons plus Play School so what more did a 7 year old want! When we moved to the “big” city of Newcastle, we still only had two television channels. However, being two hours north of the even bigger city of Sydney, and living on a hill, we had the chance to pick up THREE extra channels with our “Sydney aerial” on our roof. The downside was the aerial moved. All. The. Time. So the signal would disappear as would our Sydney television shows. And I hated missing Simon Townsend’s Wonder World. This meant my dad would scramble onto our roof, I would be at the front door to call out to my sister to call up to our dad that mum, positioned in the lounge room near the television, said she still couldn’t see any channels. A little to the left, some tweaking to the right, a “how’s that looking now?” from dad and some more calling out to each other and eventually the reception would return. Until the next gust of wind would mess it all up again. Fun and games. These days my own kids have been fortunate enough to have grown up with many TV stations and access to far too many tv shows. We’ve been through the Power Rangers, Biker Mice, Pokemon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stage and onto Madeline, Hi 5 and Angelina Ballerina once there was a girl in the house. Play School was loved by them all as was Art Attack and Blue’s Clues. Check out our Story Telling gallery here on page 78. We also welcome back Sian Fair again this issue. Sian is an ideas person. She always has such great ideas and this one is a beauty! Sian will be joining us over the coming issues with the Scrapbooking Bucket List - things to try in your scrapbooking journey. And some of the Jot Girls have joined in the challenge and scrapbooked something from Sian’s first list. Check it out here on page 12.

Please enjoy our new issue.. grab a cuppa, settle in and start reading!

Kim Archer | Publisher

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Interested in submitting to Jot Magazine? We accept submissions of creative project tutorials or written articles that are in line with our paper crafting/modern memory keeping theme. We also put out certain gallery calls from time to time (check our site).

Yvette Adams Anna Allan Stephanie Bryan Sheree Forcier Amanda Hall Lauren Hender Kim Jeffress Sharmaine Kruijver Mel Nunn Lisa Pate Yana Smakula Kim Stewart Mardi Winen

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Pocket Page Feature.

We’ve got another special insert this issue celebrating pocket page scrapbooking. Check out our pocket page gallery, other ideas for journaling cards, some mixed media cards from Lauren Hender plus we meet Project Lifer Lisa. Starting on page 113.

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layout Kim Jeffress

In January 2013 we travelled to the US for a family holiday. One favourite stop we made was the Natural History Museum in San Diego. My boys were very much into dinosaurs at that time so it was a great treat for them!

Type your journaling directly onto a 3x4 journaling card for a clean look. Use a small amount of “themed� patterned paper to keep within the theme of the layout but to not over whelm it with a busy pattern.

Add embellishments in clusters around your title to help draw attention to it.

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Add small amounts of bold patterned paper on the sides of your layout to create a border or frame for your layout.

Use one enlarged photo on your layout to emphasis the theme.

SUPPLIES | Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Imaginisce. Alphabets: Heidi Swapp. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup, Becky Higgins Project Life card.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Use one large photo (larger than 5 x 7) on your layout to draw attention to and emphasise the subject in your photo. Share your work on our facebook page here. Jot Magazine 7

confetti little bits + pieces from around the web. Curated by Kim Archer + Lisa Pate Today’s theme // we heart pineapples

gifting pineapples. From New Zealand store, Toodles Noodles, this tropical pineapple printed card is sunshiny bright and ready for giving. Shop here>

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send a pineapple We found these perfectly fun tropical post cards at the Invisible Crown store. Laser printed onto sturdy cardstock, the postcards come as a set of four. Shop here>

wear a pine

We love this paper + wood pineapple brooch in turquoise and yellow. Team it with your favourite dress or cardi! From Brisbane store Each To Own - shop here>

jot it down Write down your ideas or sketch some designs in these fun, handy note books. 100% handmade by MI+ED Design, shop here>

totes cool Carry your groceries in style with this hand screen printed canvas tote. Designed by nBhaTTi - shop here> Jot Magazine 9

wrap it up Print your own pineappl-y paper using the Whimsey Box free printable wrapping paper downloadable + tutorial. Visit the Whimsey Box here>

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bookmark it Looking for a quick and easy project for the kids - try these fun fruity bookmarks from the Jinjerup blog. Available as a free download as well as a free tutorial. Check it out here>

Patey Girl blogger Lisa Pate lives with her family by the lake on the central coast of NSW. She loves lots of colour, getting messy with paint, creating mixed media art, scrapbooking and thrift shopping

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STORY + PHOTOS | Sian Fair

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I’m Sian and I’m a scrapbooker. I take a photo, I stick it on cardstock and then I tell the story. But, you know, do anything the same way many times over and a little bit of the magic disappears. I want to keep looking forward to scrapbooking so I need to push myself to try something new. And that’s why I’ve created a Scrapbooking Bucket List. Maybe you’d like to borrow it? I’ve got to warn you, though.. once you’re in, you’re in, and I’m a try-anything-once kind of girl: six ideas for each of Jot’s next three issues.

Are you with me?

Sian’s Blog

From High In The Sky blogger and Sunday Storytelling creator, Sian Fair lives in the UK with her husband, teenage son and daughter. “I was born in the city, brought up in the country and now I seek out the sea whenever I’m able,” Sian says. Her blog is filled with scrapbooking, sewing and her stories are sometimes nostalgic and usually light hearted.

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my first six things to try Remember, you won’t know if you like an idea until you try. • A page about something you don’t like. As nasty as you like!

Maybe while you make it, you’ll have some new ideas for pages on things you do like and want to record.

• A page which is a letter. You could write to yourself, or

to someone you have never met, or use it as a way to say something important to someone you love (whether they ever read it or not). Or, find a letter from the past.

• A no photo page. This can be a hard one to make a start on,

but it’s worthwhile as a way of challenging your ideas of what a scrapbook page has to be. Can you tell the story without the picture?

• A page with a “found” object. Let’s get back to the old time

scrapbooks with tickets or dried flowers or a feather or anything you have picked up and want to preserve. If you are worried about bulk, think about making a page to put in a frame.

• A page with black and white photos which leave you free to

choose any colours you wish. How does this affect your design process?

• A page with someone else’s journaling. If you usually enjoy

this part, it might be a challenge to take a back seat. If it’s not your favourite task, commission a few words from a family member and get on with designing!

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Florida Favourites By Sian Fair

For my first bucket list page I chose to ask my daughter to write about her favourite part of our recent trip to Florida. She came up with a shopping story, which she enjoyed writing; and I had a great time cutting up paper without having to think about what I was going to say. We’re going to do it again soon.

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Sian invited some of the Jot Girls to take up her Bucket List Scrapbooking Challenge and here’s what they came up with.


Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team My husband got a promotion two years ago and he lovingly bought me a diamond ring from Tiffanys . I feel very, very lucky and blessed. I kept the ribbon that the box came wrapped in and I snipped some of the ribbon off and tucked it under the patterned paper at the bottom of the page. SUPPLIES | Patterned Paper - Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee. Embellishments - Acrylic words and shapes, chipboard stickers, Project Life cards, Color Shine, glitter word, layered bow Heidi Swapp

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Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team I went with the something you don’t like prompt. Pickles!! The girls love them. I DON’T! I’d had this photo (and story) waiting for a big prompting so I am grateful for being able to finally scrap it!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: American Crafts. Alphas: American Crafts. Embellishments: Cocoa Daisy stamp and ink, Studio Calico vellum leaves, Crate Paper sticker, Flutterby Designs stencil, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, Dylusions spray ink, Derivan Matisse ink. Other: Typewriter, texture paste, pencil.

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cherish this

Lauren Hender - The Jot Team I gave my sister the task of journaling on my layout. As I handed my project over to her knowing that she also loves my son dearly I admit I was a little nervous. I wondered about these nerves and realised that with each layout I do there is an important emotional connection. We spend our time choosing our photos, papers and embellishments and then time carefully piecing it together all while remembering and enjoying a special person and moment. We then add those final special words completing the project which captures a memory in our hearts. As you can see my sister’s journaling did my son justice but I will admit I was a little unsure. Living on the edge while scrapbooking.. who knew {giggles}.

SUPPLIES | Teresa Collins, Flutterby Designs, Amy Tangerine, Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, unknown chipboard and washi tape.

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let me tell you a joke Anna Allan - The Jot Team

I have gone with a ‘no photos’ layout and showcased my daughter’s writing of a joke she made up over the weekend!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: white card. PATTERNED PAPER: Studio Calico, MME. ALPHABET: AC Thickers, Teresa Collins ‘Daily Stories’. EMBELLISHMENTS: Freckled Fawn, Kellie Stamps, StudioFourteen40, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico. OTHER: Heidi Swapp ColourShine - seafoam, shipping tag, washi tape, journal pens, colour mist - yellow, Flutterby Designs mask.

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sorry mushrooms - we are not friends. Amanda Hall - The Jot Team

Cardstock: Bazzill. Paper: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, Kaisercraft, Sassafrass Lass. Embellishments: various stamps from unknown sources, alphabet stencil, Heidi Swapp stickers, thread, October Afternoon sticker, Washi Tape, stapler. Other: Typewriter, ink, biro, watercolour paints.

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What have the Jot Girls been sharing on social media? In our new regular feature, we get to know the Jot Girls a little better by taking a peek into their daily lives as they share some of their recent Instagram photos with us.

Stephanie Bryan Organizing some supplies for Project Life and a mini album! #stephaniebryan

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Lauren Hender When I capture moments like this I instantly think about the scrapbooking page that will shortly follow. I love this candid moment that perfectly captures a special part of my adorable childrens’ personalities.

Yvette Adams I’ve been making lots of dresses and skirts and this is one I made without a pattern - with gifted fabric - so it cost me nothing!



Kim Jeffress Finishing off my July Memory Planner!


Sharmaine Kruijver A late night snack of a mandarin and a cup of peppermint tea, while working with some deliciousness from the August Cocoa Daisy kit.

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Anna Allan I am a coffee drinker (that will never change) but I have been making more of an effort to drink more tea as I actually do find a cup of tea relaxing and satisfying, especially served in my cute little floral teacup. I have been trying out new tea blends - this one I purchased online at Nectar Wellness Bar and it’s lovely. Gotta love the good-lookin’ tin it comes in too - looks very suave and sophisticated on my kitchen bench ;-)


Mardi Winen I helped out a local ‘relay for life’ team by teaching a ‘fund raiser’ class for 24 lovely local ladies. We used some gorgeous Heidi Swapp papers and mists and had an awesome day. We also raised some very welcome donations for the Cancer Council.

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Yana Smakula Summer means travelling here. Enjoying the cool summer shade at the “Love Tunnel” (abandoned rail road) in western Ukraine - a spot favoured by many wedding photographers, and now I can definitely see why!


Lisa Pate #patey_girl

I suffer from crafter’s hyperactivity disorder. I don’t think there is a cure. This past week I’ve painted, cross stitched, scrapbooked, art journaled, restored furniture, sketched, designed a coffee table up cycle and now playing with prints of my art.

Sheree Forcier I’ve been crocheting lots of Blythe doll hats for my etsy store lately including these fuzzy little bunny hats.


Amanda Hall

This is the view outside our house… golden canola crops. I just love how beautiful it all looks in the afternoon sunshine.


Kim Archer Welcoming our @sweet__ traditions girls Jordi and Sarah with a little handmade card and Lush goodies each. VERY thankful these girls are staying on with us because we are still finding our way and need their skills. It’s day 5.

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what do you do of an afternoon? What are afternoons like in your house? Are you running kids around to after school activities, doing grocery shopping, enjoying afternoon tea, working, watching the kids’ sports training or helping them with their homework during the weekday afternoons? And of a weekend afternoon are you relaxing around the house, meeting up with family and friends or watching the kid’s sporting games?

The Jot Girls share a snapshot of life in their households during the afternoon.

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SUPPLIES | Cardstock : Bazzill. Patterned papers: Kaisercraft, Kikki K, kraft paper. Letters: Simple Stories, Glitz, Bazzill Basics. Embellishments: Typo cloud and sun stickers, October Afternoon speech bubble, doily cut file, enamel dots, heart stickers. Other: circle punch, typewriter.

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our afternoons look like this Amanda Hall - The Jot Team

My afternoons are often spent helping with homework which can be challenging, particularly in the maths department. Maths was never my strong point - in fact I hated it and still do. Mention Pythagoras or Algebra and my eyes glaze over! Despite this, we muddle through and I am so proud of how hard both Georgia and Kelsey work. The hours that they put into their homework at a year 9 level is amazing. Their efforts alone get them an A+ in my eyes. I decided to use a full page photo for this layout as often the homework tasks seem overwhelming and I wanted the image to mimic this. The graph paper from the bottom is actually torn from an old maths book - ooops!

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SUPPLIES | Patterned papers: Cocoa Daisy. Letters: American Crafts. Embellishments: Studio Calico flair, Flutterby Designs wood veneer, Chic Tags die cuts, Basic Grey packaging, Crate Paper die cut frame, Freckled Fawn enamel dots. Other: Water colour paint, typewriter, gesso.

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poolside Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team I don’t know how many afternoons we have spent sitting at the pool while the girls have had swimming lessons. So this page is about the time spent with a numb bottom and soggy pants from being pool side. Wouldn’t change it for anything because it’s a skill that could save their lives. So the afternoons spent pool side are worth it. I added some gesso to the wood veneer circles in the hope that they looked like bubbles in amongst the blue splatters of water colour paint.

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SUPPLIES | Teresa Collins, Flutterby Designs, Manor House, Heidi Swapp, Spotlight and Claudine Hellmuth.

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Lauren Hender - The Jot Team I love lazy afternoons. In our family they are usually on a Sunday and it’s on these afternoons I usually capture these special moments between siblings. These moments I believe are a mother’s reward for loving, caring and doing the best they can for their babies.

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SUPPLIES | Patterned papers: Studio Calico, America Crafts, Crate Paper. Letters: American Crafts. Font : True typewriter. Embellishments: American Crafts, fabric flowers, enamel dots. Other: sewing machine, Heidi Swapp stamps.

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Mardi Winen - The Jot Team On the afternoons that I am not at work they usually follow the same pattern...the doorbell rings.... I can hear knocking as three little faces press up against the glass side window....I always call out “Who’s at Nan’s house?” ..and then the door flings open and in they run.... “We are!!”

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afternoon homework Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team

Ahh homework....Our weekday afternoon ritual!!!! SUPPLIES | Patterned paper - WRMK, Pebbles, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Heidi Swapp, Bella Blvd. Alphabets: October Afternoon. Embellishments - Heidi Swapp embossed jumbo number, Heidi Swapp ink, Heidi Swapp stamp, Heidi Swapp black Colorshine, Bella Blvd sticker, October Afternoon puffy stickers, Studio Calico wood veneer, Scraptastic stamp, Hazel and Ruby washi tape.

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SUPPLIES | Patterned papers: Sassafras Lass. Letters: American Crafts. Embellishments: American Crafts stickers, Heidi Swap stickers. Other: tag, brad, calendar page.

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weekday afternoons Yvette Adams - The Jot Team

This was a great topic to scrapbook! Since my daughter got her rabbit for Christmas, her afternoons have been spent hanging out with him while she does her regular after school stuff at home.

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SUPPLIES | cardstock, acrylic paint, printed tissue paper, Posca paint pens, sewing machine. American Crafts thickers.

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Lisa Pate - The Jot Team What an eye opener it was putting this layout together! I knew my Wednesday afternoons were nothing short of chaos, but finding photos to even tell most of the story really highlighted it. Thankfully not ALL my afternoons are this crazy but I thought it might be fun to document one of our busier days. I really wanted my layout to look chaotic. With lots of little photos, scrawled journaling on strips and a messy background, I created a busy layout to compliment the theme.

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meet designer and

blogger Olatz Garaiyurrebaso Playground 4 Life

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Playground 4 Life blogger, Olatz Garaiyurrebaso lives in Bilbao, Basque Country, on the north coast of Spain. “It’s the most amazing place to live, and I still live in the same house that I grew up in with my family,” Olatz says. Olatz describes her blog as happy, colourful and creative and started blogging about 18 months ago when her boyfriend suggested that her pages were far too pretty to not share them. Mainly blogging about her passion for mini albums and sharing her layouts, Olatz also shares different types of crafting such as packaging, cards, home decor and her Project Life pages. “But right now I feel like I am ready to blog more about my process too, the things I like, some peeks into my life and just upgrading my blog with a broader variety of posts. I hope I can make this transition happen toward the end of this year.”

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I am a daydreamer, easy going, with an easy laugh, although a bit shy at first, enthusiastic of creative things and brave.

today, I live... sometimes in my own little world, enjoying the moment, the about the right now... trying not to regret things but without forgetting what may come in the future. I love.. being with the ones I love.. I can’t stand being alone for too long.

I make... little treasures of what I find in my pockets like souvenirs from my previous adventures. I drink... 80% of the time just water, mil k and orange juice. The bubbles in the sodas make my nose tickle... I watch... cartoons on the weekend mornings -- ever since I was a little kid. I do... consider myself a bit of a freak or should I say: “Freak, I consider myself.” (in Yoda voice).

I am not... a fan of great bodies of water or their little inhabitants. I always... try to make the most out of every single day!

I document... the important moments of my life, what I want to remember, so that when I get older I can see basically how my life turned out to be on a year by year basis.

I am passionate about... travelling the world, getting to know different cultures and lifestyle s, finding the stories behind them and just learning to be a citizen of the world.

At 9pm you will find me... probably watching TV shows while I snuggle with my blanket on weekdays and on weekends I’ll be having fun with my friends at a bar.

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I eat.. donuts, pancakes and cupcakes more often than I should... but hey! I eat them just because it is somebody’s birthday somewhere!

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What is the best thing about blogging? I love the fact that it allows me to meet a lot of great people who love this hobby as much as I do.

Where do you mainly hang out online? Mostly Instagram because it is so accessible, fun, and there are a lot of people who share amazing things there; and not just in scrapbooking, but also in every aspect of life. I probably also spend more time than I should around the Studio Calico website where I found a great community not only to be inspired from, but also a community who allows me to inspire others and share my love for this hobby.”

What are your paper crafting highs so far? Well, I started out by being on two design teams in Spain and then this Spring I was invited to become a member of Glitz Design’s Creative Team. I was so surprised and I just couldn’t believe that they wanted me to somehow promote their products with my little work. So, right now, I hope to continue growing as a scrapbooker, blogger and photographer and continue opening up the international community to me.

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“Since I was a little kid I have always been very creative and I used to entertain myself by drawing and building my own toys. When I was 10, I won a national competition by the TV show Club Disney, in which my drawings won my whole family an (all inclusive) weekend at Disneyland Paris! Could you believe it!? Seriously, for a kid that was absolutely the most incredible thing that could ever happen. That probably pushed me to continue with my creativity and not leave it just as a childhood habit. Apart from that, I grew a passion for photography so naturally it was inevitable that I would end up loving scrapbooking, even before I knew that what I created with a few color papers, drawings, photos and stickers had a name.�

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ABOVE | A layered mini book bursting with inspiration and sealed with a vibrant mega bow from Olatz.

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Connect with Olatz Playground for Life blog Find Olatz on Instagram What’s Olatz pinning on Pinterest? Check out what Olatz has been creating and sharing at Studio Calico.

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fave 3 THINGS

Aside from cardstock and photos, what three things always find their way onto your layouts? Do you always find yourself reaching for large photos, mist, stencils, layers, wood veneer, flair, thread, patterned paper, cut files, buttons, ribbons or journaling cards. Let’s see what three things our Jot girls and gallery contributors reach for when they’re creating projects.

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SUPPLIES | Patterned paper - Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup. Embellishments - Heidi Swapp, Chic tag flair, cards, Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip.

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Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team Anyone who knows me knows I love yellow so on most of my layouts I love to have a little pop of yellow somewhere on my layout. I also love cloud motifs. I do have the Fiskars cloud punches but on this layout I hand cut the cloud from scrap patterned paper. I also love machine stitching through my titles and embellishments, it just adds another layer to my project.

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SUPPLIES | patterned paper: American Crafts. Stamps: Simon Says Stamp; Wood veneer, vellum frame: Studio Calico; Spray ink: Ditto; Ink: Tsukineko embellishments: American Crafts.

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Yana Smakula - The Jot Team

Whenever I sit down to create a layout I always seem to be reaching for stamps. I like using them to emphasize my journaling, to add a border around the page, or simply to stamp a heart or two. On this layout I included a “Daily Note” stamp as well as a little “Happy” banner down at the bottom. Other than that, I like to use spray inks and mists. I rarely use them with masks, instead I like to unscrew the bottle and add drops of inks. On this layout I used silver spray ink and added a few drops. Finally, no layout of mine is ever complete without stickers. I like to use alphabet stickers to write my titles, sometimes even journaling. I also like to include little word stickers or puffy stickers.

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Mardi Winen - The Jot Team I use random and uncoordinated paper strips / blocks and then the three most commonly used things would be: a large title, paper flowers and ink splatters .

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Papers: Crate Paper, Graphic 45, October Afternoon, Prima Marketing. Letters: American Crafts. Embellishments: paper flower, Heidi Swapp stamp, flair, manilla tag, enamel dots. Other: sewing machine, Mister Huey’s mist.

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love & happily ever after Amanda Hall - The Jot Team

My go to products would be white cardstock, polka dots and Heidi Swapp product. I can’t seem to resist putting dots and a bit of Heidi on every layout!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill. PATTERNED PAPER: Kaisercraft, Heidi Swapp. Alphabet: American Craft thickers. OTHER: Heidi Swapp ephemera, Heidi Swapp labels, washi tape, heart pin, ribbon, thread, circle punch, staples, puffy heart stickers, date stamp, typewriter.

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Supplies | Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Cardstock: Bazzill. Embellishments: Crate Paper. Die Cut: Silhouette store, Studio Calico. Mist: October Afternoon.

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Stephanie Bryan - The Jot Team

Old book pages, white die cuts and doilies are some of my favorite things to add to my layouts. I love the vintage feel of the book paper, and the pops of white from the die cuts and doilies add a nice contrast to the colors on my page. For this layout, I wanted to do something a little different than layer with book paper, so I mod podged several sheets of old book paper to a white background. I kept layering the papers and overlaying them to create a random, mismatched collage. Next, I layered my photo, a doily, a few white die cuts and a trimmed journaling card along the middle of my page. I finished with simple embellishments and pops of gold.

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mad for mermaids

Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team Recently I have been playing with my grey lead pencil and adding scribbles to my pages. I just love how they are different every time I make one. I almost always added hand cut, typewritten journal strips to my pages and die-cuts are my new friend so they had to grace this page too.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Alphabets: Jenni Bowlin. Embellishments: Fancy Pants die cuts, Simple Stories overlay, Panda Eight/Cocoa Daisy printable, Pink Paislee sticker, Flutterby Designs flair, October Afternoon date stamp, Cocoa Daisy ink. OTHER: Typewriter, pencil.

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cuddle buddies

Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team When I sit down to scrap a page I find that almost every time I’ll end up with stitching, thickers and twine on there somewhere. I never get tired of them!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: American Crafts. Patterned paper: Basic Grey. Alphabets: American Crafts. Stickers: Heidi Swapp, Basic Grey. Die-cuts: Crate Paper, October Afternoon. Wood veneer: Studio Calico. Other: tiny silver stars, thread, twine.

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Yvette Adams - The Jot Team

Three things I seem to be using in a lot of my recent pages are paper scraps (often vintage packaging, ephemera and non traditional scrapbooking papers), feathers for a bit of texture and stickers. I like to cluster embellishments together and these things are great to use in a cluster.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned papers: Sweet William’s Prints kit. Embellishments: Sweet William Prints kit, Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins Project Life, American Crafts.

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let’s go for a swim

Yana Smakula - The Jot Team

Every time I sit down to make a layout I reach for a few things. First of all I grab stickers/die cuts/journaling or Project Life cards. I like using them to layer behind photos, or as an addition to my title. The second thing that always finds its way onto my layouts is spray inks/mists. I like adding drops of black, grey and coloured ink here and there which adds a bit of mess to my layouts and creates movement. And finally I use stamps - either a tiny one to stamp a date, or a bunch of different sentiments to enhance a title, stamp a border around my layout or simply add a little heart or a star here and there.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper, journaling card, Project Life card, die cut, sticker - American Crafts; vellum die cut - Studio Calico; rub-ons - Heidi Swapp; stamps - Elle’s Studio, Heidi Swapp, Hero Arts and Studio Calico; ink - Tsukineko; spray ink - Ditto; Chipboard - My Mind’s Eye

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Anna Allan - The Jot Team Three things that I tend to use on nearly every layout I make is -- ink splatters, wood veneer, and flair. I just can’t help myself!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill 12x12” white dot embossed, EMBELLISHMENTS: Maggie Holmes (frames), Chic Tags (wood veneer), Freckled Fawn, WeRMemory Keepers, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Bella Blvd, A Piece of Cake Designs flair OTHER: cotton, vellum, paper doily, Heidi Swapp Color Shine (gold), tiny attacher, ribbon.

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Lauren Hender - The Jot Team

People often say that they can see a layout and know it’s mine before they read the name. I know that for designers who touch my creative heart I too can recognise their inspiring work. In reflection of my own work I look to see elements that are similar on all my projects. Of late three things you will always find on my projects are cotton, ink droplets and flairs.

SUPPLIES | Teresa Collins, Flutterby Designs, iheartstudio, spotlight, Heidi Swapp, Officeworks, Maya Road and Manor House.

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Supplies | White cardstock, ornate frame(Hobby Lobby), cut leaves (my own), resin flower, Dear Lizzy stickers.

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Kim Stewart - The Jot Team

Three things that I love are cut files, lots of watercolors or painted detail...and plenty of white space! I think I use these things on most of my layouts. The cut files are lots of fun. I like to paint them or use glitter whenever I can. I keep lots of little painted scraps in my stash to cut from and I cut most of my floral cuts by hand. Here I used a pretty frame and surrounded it with pretty cut leaves.

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Lisa Pate - The Jot Team

My style tends to change quite a lot, but I still find myself reaching for the same products all the time. Art supplies would have to be my *go to* for every layout I create. Sometimes I use inks or watercolours though lately I have been favouring bright acrylics. And pens!! I love a good pen. Sharpies and paint pens are my favourite. Plus machine stitching. I run over everything from paper to wet paint with my sewing machine stitching!

Supplies | Acrylic paint, magazine pages, Posca paint pens, sewing machine and thread, APOCD Cherry Flair, embroidery thread, alpha stickers.

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Jamie’s blog

follow your heart Jamie Pate - Colorado

Items that always seem to find their way onto my page include layers, distressed edges and Heidi’s Color Shine or paint splatters. I just can’t seem to make a page without those things.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Favorite Things~Heidi Swapp. Embellishments: Color Magic Paper Goods, Favorite Things Stickers, Favorite Things Ephemera, Favorite Things Enamel Stickers, Clear Pop Banners, Pressed Paper Frames, Clear Stamps, Color Shine~Heidi Swapp. Chipboard Letters~Pink Paislee. Seam Binding~Hug Snug. Vellum. Mini clip.

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click. click. click Raquel’s blog

Raquel Bowman - Victoria This layout is one of those layouts I created where it does not necessarily tell a story, it just features a photo I love. Though it does show that I love taking photos of my kiddies and anyone who follows my instagram would agree, so I guess it does tell a story. I have used my favourite things; vellum, doily, white card stock, pastel/girly tones.

Supplies | White card stock, plain vellum PATTERNED PAPER: AC Dear Lizzy patterned paper EMBELLISHMENTS: Heidi Swapp Acetate words, Heidi Swapp ephemera pack, Heidi Swapp sticky notes, D-lish Scraps resin, peg and bitty blooms, Freckled Fawn resin stars, mint thread, paper doily. OTHER: 2 Peas cut file, Silhouette Cameo, October Afternoon mist, tiny attacher and staples, foam tape, Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

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Tarrah’s blog


Tarrah McLean - Central Coast, NSW I adore this photo of my brother and his gorgeous wife so I chose to keep the embellishments to a minimum to not overpower the photo...three things I always grab for are flair, doilies and pockets!

SUPPLIES | Crate Paper patterned paper and embellishments, Freckled Fawn Wood Veneer, D-lish Scraps pocket, flair and resin rose, paper doily, Ranger shipping tag, sequins.

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Heather’s blog


Heather McMahon - Ballarat, Victoria. There are actually more than three things that I always reach for on this page but the ones I would list are a black pen for journaling, Metallic Melts and stencils. I based the design of this layout on the fact that my daughter is looking upwards so I wanted the photo to sit at the bottom of the page so the triangles could come cascading down around her.

Supplies | Patterned paper – Jillibean Soup. Embellishments – Jillibean Soup stickers, Pea Pod Parts and mini placemat; Tinby Designs Metallic Melts; Dusty Attic chipboard; The Crafters Workshop stencil; Stampin’ Up! punch; Jo Sonja’s gesso; Color Box, Kaisercraft and Memento inks; stitching; pens.

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celebrate you Raquel’s blog

Raquel Bowman - Victoria I am a lover of creating soft, layered pages. This layout has all my go to things on it; vellum, white card stock, a doily, and was inspired by all the pie chart layouts I have seen pinned on Pinterest. Pinterest always provides a tonne of inspiration, whether it is colour combinations, layout designs or in this case a layout element.

SUPPLIES | White Bazzill, plain vellum. PATTERNED PAPER: Glitz Design ‘Brightside’ and ‘Felicity’ Collections. EMBELLISHMENTS: Glitz Design Alphabet & Accent Stickers, Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones, Glitz Design silver glitter tape, doily, Lawn Fawn sequins, white mini peg, tag. OTHER: silhouette cameo, iheartstudio cut files, tiny attacher, staples, sewing machine, white thread, pink thread, craft punches; butterfly, cloud, border.

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Tarrah’s blog

love you

Tarrah McLean - Central Coast, NSW I wanted to scrapbook this black and white photo of my sister and her hubby on their wedding day so I decided on a pink and grey colour combo and went from there. Three things I always grab for are wood veneer, flair and mini pegs.

Supplies | Crate Paper patterned paper, Words or Whatever Chipboard and Wood Veneer, D-lish Scraps Pocket, journal card, journal tab and flair, paper doilies, Mister Huey’s mist.

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Aliza’s blog

in real life

Aliza Deutsch - New York City This layout is about learning to read (and sing) the Torah alongside my son. While it sounds like this would be a sweet, heartwarming experience, it is not without its messy moments. In this layout I used, as I very often do, flair, arrows, and wood veneer.

SUPPLIES | Thickers: American Crafts. Arrow Stickers: Heidi Swapp. Flair: Lily Bee Design Wood Veneer: Studio Calico. Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Fancy Pants Designs. Story card: Jillibean Soup. Ribbon: Hug Snug. Washi tape: We R Memory Keepers Sticker: Simple Stories. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper.

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Maren’s blog

hello life.

Maren Becker - Germany I wanted to create something fun and bold, and I’m in love with wood texture paper, gold and colours!

SUPPLIES | American Crafts cardstock white. Teresa Collins Life Emporium “Fresh”, MME Market Street “Strips”. Scrapbook Werkstatt Frida “Abenteurer, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico Printshop “Her Swatches” MME Necessities Gold Confetti Vellum. Embellishments: Teresa Collins Life Emporium. Ephemera Crate Paper Notes & Things Shipping Tag, Crate Paper Notes & Things Chipboard Sticker, MME Necessities Enamel Dots.

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Emily’s blog


Emily Duke - Canada This layout is the title page of a Project Life/pocket page style album I’m making to document my month long travels through Finland. It includes my ‘three things’: washi tape, enamel dots, and an office supply - in this case, a tag.

SUPPLIES | American Crafts white card stock, Basic Grey, Capture: Snippets, Basic Grey, Carte Postale: Mixed Brads, My Mind’s Eye, Necessities: Blues Enamel Dots, Blues Decorative Brads, My Mind’s Eye, Now and Then: Izzy “Good Times” Journey, My Mind’s Eye, Now and Then: Milo “Inspired” Enamel Dots. October Afternoon, Daily Flash: Tropical Sherbet washi tape. October Afternoon, Travel Girl: Plane Ticket, Room Key, Miscellany, Hand Cut Alpha Stickers, and Word Stickers. October Afternoon Sprinklers, Farmhouse: Screen Door mist. Studio Calico, Die Cut Plastic Arrows. Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Versafine Black Ink Misc: ATG Adhesive, date stamp, Fiskars Wire Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono Adhesive, washi tape (grey stripe)

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story telling. CHILDHOOD TV SHOWS Welcome to our regular story telling gallery. This issue we explore the theme of television shows of our childhood. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Do you remember some of these shows?

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the octonauts

Kim Jeffress- The Jot Team I included a QR code of one of my boys favourite episodes ( taken from Youtube) so in the future when they are grown they can look back and see what was one of their favourite childhood memories.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Bella Blvd. Alphabets: Simple Stories. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp acrylic words, Heidi Swapp word stickers, Heidi Swapp puffy stickers, Simple Stories brads, Simple Stories stickers, Jillibean Soup stickers, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Scraptastic wood veneer, Studio Calico white Mr Huey’s mist.

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famous 5

Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team I loved watching The Famous Five on telly. I am pretty sure I watched every episode more than once!! When one of our girls started reading the series I was super excited. I jumped on YouTube to search out an episode for them to watch. It just didn’t seem the same but I love that something from my childhood was being recaptured by our kids.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock : American Crafts. Patterned Papers: Fancy Pants, Glitz. Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts. Embellishments: Jillibean Soup wood clip, Cocoa Daisy stamp, Day In The Life card and ink, Basic Grey chipboard, My Minds Eye metal shape, Dylusions mist. Other: Pencil, watercolour paint.

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there’s a bear in there Amanda Hall - The Jot Team For childhood programs I couldn’t look past Play School. This show is loved by so many generations of Australians. My favourite presenters were Benita and John - he was just so funny and Benita’s curly hair was beautiful.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock : Bazzill. Patterned Papers: Studio Calico. Letters: Bazzill Basics, American Craft, October Afternoon. Font : Ballypark, Century Gothic. Embellishments: October Afternoon label, felt hearts, thread, Kikki K black circle label, washi tape. Other: sewing machine, play school and vintage TV images from google images.

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fave tv show

Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team

Adventure Time is super popular in our house! All three of my kids absolutely love this funny cartoon show and watch it almost every day to see what Finn, Jake and their friends are up to. It always makes them laugh and they often quote funny lines from it too!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock - La Carta. Patterned paper - Basic Grey. Alphabets - American Crafts, October Afternoon. Die Cuts - October Afternoon, Crate Paper. Stickers - Crate Paper. Wood Veneer - Freckled Fawn. Other - white tag, date stamp, black ink, twine, thread, button, Queen & Co Jellies.

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rainbow brite

Anna Allan - The Jot Team I don’t have any photos on this layout - just the memory of one of my fave shows as a kid. I’ve printed off some images of the children’s show and also used an image of Rainbow Brite, blown it up and decreased the contrast to lighten the image and printed on A4 cardstock. I’ve then added all the journaling and other printed images over the top of the background pic. I love taking a trip down memory lane - and this layout does just that!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill white card ALPHABET: Heidi Swapp letter stickers, KaiserCraft alpha stickers - coral EMBELLISHMENTS: ChicTags, Studio Calico wood veneer, Freckled Fawn glitter stars, D-Lish Scraps rhinestones, washi tape, Basic Grey frame, Crate Paper ‘Close Knit’ sticker OTHER: printer, journal pen, internet.

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SUPPLIES | Patterned Papers: American crafts, Studio Calico Letters: American crafts Font : Cooper, Truetypewriter. Embellishments: American Crafts, washi tape. Other: sewing machine, Teletubbies image from Google Images.

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Mardi Winen - The Jot Team The Teletubbies.... those colourful baby talking little characters from the 1990’s just stick in my mind when I think of childhood television. My boys loved Power Rangers but my daughter Briony just had a soft spot for the Teletubbies and then we were touched by a very special occurrence... I loved the chance to record this special memory so that this kind gesture is never forgotten.

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draw me a picture louie Yvette Adams - The Jot Team

My daughter loves to draw. When she was four years old we used to watch an English show called Louie. I was blown away by a detailed drawing of a robot, which Louie taught her to draw.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: unknown. Cardstock: Bazzill. Alphabet stickers: American Crafts. Embellishments: American Crafts Stickers, Hambly rub-ons. Other: fabric, twine, die cut shape, feathers, wood veneer shape, vintage label, Louie image from google images.

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Sarah’s blog

Sarah Hemmings - Dalby, QLD Creating this layout wasn’t just about remembering my favourite television show as a child, it was also about remembering my brother, sister and I racing across the lounge room so we could change channels. By using journaling strips, I was able to tell the two stories and ensuring another childhood memory was committed to my scrapbook album for years to come.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye. Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Bo Bunny. Lettering: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye Mist: Heidi Swapp Ink: Versa Magic Miscellaneous: X-Press It Tape, Helmar 450 Glue, Magic Mount

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SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill. PATTERNED PAPER: Creative Memories, others are off cuts from my stash ALPHABET: American Craft foam thickers, Prima canvas letters, EMBELLISHMENTS: Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico wood veneer, Greatest View flair badge, D-Lish Scraps Journal Its, Heidi Swapp chipboard, MME enamel shape, Skipping5 puffy sticker OTHER: twine, washi tape, tiny attacher, sewing machine, printer, date stamp, phrase roller stamp (October Afternoon), Heidi Swapp colour shine - navy.

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the octonauts

Anna Allan - The Jot Team There are many kids television shows around these days - my girls have such a wide selection available to choose from. But amongst the vast number of shows on telly, there are a few that clearly stand out as favourites. One of the shows on my two girls’ ‘must-watch’ list right now is the Octonauts - it’s on every morning at 8:20 on ABC2. They are allowed to watch it before I take my five year old to school IF they are all ready to scoot out the door when it’s finished. My three year old loves them so much that when she saw a toy set of the characters at Target, she wanted them right or wrong!! Thankfully it was on special for half price, so I allowed them to come home with us. It’s made bath time a whole lot more fun too - I’ve heard many an adventure had by Captain Barnacles and his team ;-)

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polka DOTS Let’s go spotty. Think spotted paper, spotty stencilled backgrounds, polka dot ribbon, fabric, flair and embellishments. We’re going dotty over polka dots in this gallery.

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Kim Stewart - The Jot Team I always try to infuse lots of color into my layouts. I love playing with watercolors and gelatos and seeing what certain colors look like together. I painted a page using a pretty green gelato and navy blue watercolors and found it went pretty well with this photo of my little niece. I hand cut flowers and placed the cut page over the painted page for this effect! I love how the bright colors look along the polka dots!

SUPPLIES | Maggie Holmes style board patterned paper, crate paper frames, die cuts ( my own) , watercolors, crate collection stamp, thread.

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Lisa Pate - The Jot Team I love anything dotty and spotty! My polka dots took on a more organic look as I hand cut the circles from an old magazine then painted loosely around the edges.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock, acrylic paint, magazine pages, posca paint pens, epoxy dots.

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Anna Allan - The Jot Team I never noticed how often I actually use polka dots on my layouts until now. On this page, I have used a polka dot paper as my background banner, a journal card as part of my photo backing and title card, and there is even a polka dotted embellishment. Polka dots are everywhere - and not just in the scrapbooking should see my wardrobe!!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill. PATTERNED PAPER: Grey/white polka dot A4 paper, Becky Higgins Project Life journal card, Studio Calico ‘Wanderlust’ paper, 3x4” grid card ALPHABET: MME ‘Market Street’ chipboard word, LilyBee Designs small letter stickers EMBELLISHMENTS: Basic Grey vellum bits, D-Lish Scraps resin birds, Freckled Fawn wood veneer and flair badge, Flutterby Designs ‘Fussy Cuts’ and flair badges. OTHER: paper doily, silver paper, printer, tiny attacher, washi tape, journal pen, Heidi Swapp colour shine - Tinsel.

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i am

Anna Allan - The Jot Team Ok so I’m a pretty huge polka dot fan! In this page I have incorporated the dotty look through using some polka dotted patterned cards cut up into half triangles. I have used a canvas bag (this one was from an old Studio Calico kit I had used) and cut it up to form the other half of the squares. To create the polka dots, I used a Mr Huey’s ink dauber and dotted away on that canvas! Fun stuff!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: White. PATTERNED PAPER: 3”x 4” KaiserCraft journal cards. ALPHABET: Basic Grey. EMBELLISHMENTS: Teresa Collins, Pink Paislee, Greatest View mini paper doilies. OTHER: Heidi Swapp Colour Shine - Navy, mint stripe twine, vellum, journal pen, tiny attacher, Mr Huey’s ink dauber Spring Sky

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so pretty

Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team

I’ve always loved polka dots whether they’re big or small! Here on my page I’ve used polka dot paper and I’ve used a mask to create pink inked polka dots on my background and even my photo has polka dots in it!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: La Carta, American Crafts. Patterned Paper: American Crafts. Alphabet: American Crafts. Wood Veneers: Studio Calico, Stampin’ Up. Die Cuts: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp. Punches: Stampin’ Up, Martha Stewart. Ink: Memento, VersaColor. Other: Heidi Swapp Mask, Becky Higgins Project Life Cards, American Crafts sticker, twine, date stamp, sequins, stapler, thread.

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goat whisperer

Mardi Winen - The Jot Team I hadn’t realised just how much spot I had in my stash until I started to make my layout. I chose to use a large spot for my background highlighting some of the spots with a circle of machine stitching as well.

SUPPLIES | Patterned papers: Crate Paper. Letters: Studio Calico Font : Courier. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp ephemera, Studio Calico Veneer. Other: sewing machine, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Sewing machine.

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summer style

Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team

When I saw the polka dot call I thought straight away of this “cheeky� photo of my niece. Her cute bathers were polka dotted with hearts and this photo is one of my favourites, it captures the essence of our wonderful summer.

SUPPLIES | Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins. Alphabets: American Crafts. Embellishments: Cocoa Daisy ink, shipping tag and journaling card, Little B pull flower, Basic Grey chipboard, Fancy Pants die cut ticket, Hug Snug seam binding. Other: Typewriter, watercolour paint, pencil, gesso, mist, twine, pen, staples.

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this is

Lauren Hender - The Jot Team Polka dots are fun, happy, playful and classic. All these things describe the qualities my little girl radiates. A perfect page for my perfect girl.

SUPPLIES | Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee, iheartstudio, Prima, Spotlight, Manor House and Project Life.

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Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team I used a Heidi Swapp Polka Dot stencil and laid it over the water paper star then misted it with Gold Lame Colorshine for a subtle spotty effect.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Bella Blvd, Pebbles, Heidi Swapp. Alphabet: Jillibean Soup. Embellishments: yellow polka dot fabric, Crate Paper vellum ephemera, Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup die-cuts, Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn.

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Amanda Hall - The Jot Team I am the biggest polka dot fan and have been for a very long time. Almost every layout I make has some sort of spots on it hence my instagram name : apolkadotheart!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock : Bazzill. Patterned paper: Maggie Homes, Amy Tangerine. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon, American Craft Dear Lizzy Other: washi tape, staples, machine stitching, typewriter, puffy heart sticker.

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you are the sweetest

Stephanie Bryan - The Jot Team I love polka dots and circles and I decided to mix the two on this page! I started by choosing several polka dot patterned papers and a few neutral patterned papers and used my circle punches to punch out both large and small circles. Keeping with the circular theme, I punched out two photos of my daughter and then layered everything together on the page. My journaling is typed onto vellum and is also punched out in the shape of a circle. I chose a few round elements, such a wood veneer, paper tags and resin flowers to adorn my page.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye. Punches: Fiskars. Embellishments: Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn. Alpha: Studio Calico. Other: Typewriter.

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true love

Yvette Adams - The Jot Team

I am such a sucker for spots - in clothing, furnishings and paper products. LOVE!

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Bella, Sassafras Lass. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp bunting. Other: doily, product packaging, conserve label, acrylic bookmark, wooden shapes.

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so this happened

Yana Smakula - The Jot Team I used our last year’s Christmas Family Photo for this layout. The layout title reads: 5 years later - so this happened. And what it means is that after living together for more than 5 years we now have a family of 4 - the two of us plus two black cats.

SUPPLIES | Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts - American Crafts; Stamps - Heidi Swapp, Elle’s Studio; spray ink - Ditto, ClearSnap; ink - Tsukineko

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i like summer

Irina Honcharyk - Belarus Irina has created a fun, colour filled Summer themed layout using polka dots for her background and lots of layering, paint and machine stitching.

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SUPPLIES | Studio Calico, gesso 13 arts, die cutting and stickers 7 Dots Studio, chipboard Studio Calico, sprays 13 arts.

summer fishing Irina Honcharyk - Belarus

Irina has created this layout about her husband’s love of fishing. We love the mix of different sized polka dot papers layered on her background and the swirl of twine plus splashes of ink.

Irina’s blog

SUPPLIES | Watercolour paper, paint, permanent marker, paper for scrapbooking American Crafts, Prima, stamps 7 Dots Studio, twine, drobsy, halves of the pearls, black ink.

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next adventure Moon Lee - Taiwan

I love polka dots and just realized I bought lots of them! What I tried to do is to match all different spotted papers together and I do love how they work!

SUPPLIES | Patterned papers: Heidi Swapp. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp/Crate paper. Mists: Heidi Swapp

Moon’s blog

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you are loved

Sonia Cotugno - Melbourne, VIC I used the eraser at the top of a pencil and inked dots on the page to create my polka dot background. I used the final words of my journaling as the title of my layout.

Sonia’s blog

SUPPLIES | Kit: Scrapbook Circle July 2012. Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Paper: American Crafts. Embellishments: American Crafts, Elle’s Studio, My Mind’s Eye. Stickers: American Crafts. Mist: Studio Calico, typewriter, sewing machine.

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Zhanna Achtyamova - Russia. A neutral coloured polka dot background works well with pops of hot pink and yellow in this delightfully layered layout from Zhanna.

Zhanna’s blog

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SUPPLIES | Echo park paper “Splendid Sunshine” and “Dots & Stripes Jewels”. Dies PTI “Butterfly”, sequins, enamel dots.

i’m a fan

Tarrah McLean - Central Coast, NSW In contrast to Zhanna’s neutral polka dot background, Tarrah has used a strong navy spotted background which looks great teamed with her black and white photo and splashes of yellow. Navy and yellow is an awesome colour scheme for boyish layouts.

Tarrah’s blog

SUPPLIES | Heidi Swapp. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp ephemera, chipboard stickers, sequin arrow and frame, D-lish Scraps flair, pocket and resin star, Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard, Mister Huey’s Mist.

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young, wild & free Jamie Pate - Colorado

Three polka dot patterned papers, stencilled polka dots, and paper punches embellished with gold foil polka dots make for a fun layout with these two wild and free kiddos.

Jamie’s blog

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SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Dreamy~Heidi Swapp; Solstice~Pink Paislee Embellishments: Ephemera, Gold Foil Dots, Puffy Stickers~Pink Paislee; File Tag, Stamps~Heidi Swapp

colour today

Anita Rodway - NSW I’ve had this Prima paper in my stash for a LONG time and I wanted to scrap my stash so to speak and create layouts with what I have on hand instead of purchasing more paper to add to my collection. The spots were a bit daunting I think, but I finally found a great way to embrace them on this layout.

Anita’s blog

SUPPLIES | Prima printable paper, Tim Holtz Distress Stains, black paint, Flutterby Designs Flair button and cardstock circles, hole reinforcers, American Crafts Thickers, thread, shipping tag.

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RIGHT: bright dotty tags are from West Coast Craft Comp in Florida. Check out the store here>


<<LEFT: Spotted washi tape from Dandelion Paper here>

perfectly polka dotted products for your next papery project.

ABOVE: Wooden polka dot buttons from Devine Supply here>

ABOVE: Cotton and linen ribbon from Sugar B Supplies here>

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By Kim Archer

pocket SCRAPBOOKING pocket page


We love pocket scrapbooking around here and in this issue we have gathered together some fun and inspiring ideas. CHECK IT OUT>> 114 MIXED MEDIA JOURNALING CARDS by Lauren Hender 116 OTHER IDEAS FOR JOURNALING CARDS by The Jot Girls 122 PROJECT LIFER PROFILE - Lisa Webb 128 POCKET SCRAPBOOKING GALLERY

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mixed media journaling cards PROJECT + PHOTOS | Lauren Hender

I loved playing with these pocket style cards. Using some mixed media techniques I began with stencilling then added some stamping and embossing plus cotton and flairs. When stencilling I masked off areas using off cuts of paper towel to ensure I had no straight lines when I applied my misting ink. I added some doodling with my Project Life pen and flicked some black mist to tie in the black Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used to journal and doodle.

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other ideas for journaling cards Journaling cards arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just for pocket page layouts - they make wonderful mini books, gift cards, tags and elements for your traditional scrapbook pages. Jot girls Mardi Winen, Kim Jeffress and Anna Allan share their journaling card layouts with us.

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choose the good stuff Mardi Winen - The Jot Team

I was given these absolutely adorable Project Life cards (and thread) by Jot Girl Sheree and although they would be beautiful in my Project Life album I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist giving them pride of place on a special layout. They are such an easy way to create a quick layout.

SUPPLIES | Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee. Project Life 3x4 cards. Embellishments: Typo thread, washi tape, Studio Calico bow, enamel dots, paper flowers, Heidi Swapp banner, Studio Calico veneer bird. Other: sewing machine.

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SUPPLIES | Project Life Cards: Heidi Swapp for Becky Higgins. Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Heidi Swapp. Alphabets: Pink Paislee. Embellishments: words, word stickers, stamps, ink pad, Color Shine, embossed number, water colour star - Heidi Swapp, My Mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye enamel dots.

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Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing with the new Heidi Swapp Project Life kits. For this layout I used the Favorite Things Project Life kit. I love layering embellishments over the top as well as adding in some fun stamping. I also added my journaling inside the play 4x6â&#x20AC;? folded card.

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this place we call home Anna Allan - The Jot Team

I love using Project Life cards in many different ways in addition to their usual purpose in pocket-style memory keeping. On this layout I have used a mix of 4x6” and 3x4” cards to create a panelled background. I like that these particular cards already have sentiments, quotes or words on many of them - and are already created with pretty designs, motifs, flourishes, so the need to add much more to the page is minimal. Just add a few photos and some random embellishments and/or text and you are done!

SUPPLIES | CARDSTOCK: Bazzill. PATTERNED PAPER: 4x6” and 3x4” Project Life cards (Studio Calico kits). ALPHABET: black chipboard letters, my own handwriting. EMBELLISHMENTS: KaiserCraft, D-Lish Scraps, Freckled Fawn, Glitz roller stamp, October Afternoon phrase stamp, Scraptastic kit club wood veneer, W.O.W wood veneer, Flutterby Designs flair, MME, Studio Calico mini sticker words OTHER: journal pen, tiny attacher, long arm stapler, colour mists, cotton.

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around our home Anna Allan - The Jot Team

I have created this layout using a variety of journaling cards and a mix of photos from around my home. Some cards I have left as they are and just added mini photos and text - but a couple of others I have altered using gesso and colour mist inks. It was fun to just play around with different looks and designs. This layout will go in my Project Life album as a 12x12” full page insert for this particular week. I like creating extra pages for my Project Life album as it allows me to use the extra everyday photos that probably wouldn’t usually make it due to lack of space. I love that I have been able to include little everyday snippets of our life around our home.

SUPPLIES | PATTERNED PAPER: American Crafts Dear Lizzy ‘Daydreamer’, 4x6” and 3x4” journal cards (from Studio Calico and Cocoa Daisy Project Life kits) ALPHABET: Studio Calico stickers, KaiserCraft mini letter stickers, hand-cut vellum word ‘home’ . EMBELLISHMENTS: Flutterby Designs die-cut, Studio Calico ephemera, wood veneer (Teresa Collins and Scraptastic kits), MME, OTHER: gesso, colour mist ink, cotton, sewing machine, tiny attacher, journal pens.

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Profile of a Project Lifer Meet Lisa Webb - an avid pocket page scrapbooker who lives with her husband and 11 year old son on the Sunshine Coast. I caught up with Lisa for a chat about all things Project Life. How long have you been doing Project Life and how often do you work on your pages? I took up Project Life just 18 months ago.. Starting January 2013. I pretty much Project Life most nights. I will scrap and plan five nights a week in my amazing scrapping space, one night a week to edit photos and print out and the other night per week I go to bed early!

What are your tips for staying organised and up to date? I have only just become up to date for the first time in 18 months. I try and have my little system which is to edit and play with my photos and print them out so I have two weeks in my album ready to go. If I don’t do this I am sitting there for ages trying to do this and then scrap.. I find I waste too much time. I am very sorted with all of my supplies. I like everything at arms reach so I don’t feel like I’m sinking into a hole. I have all of my photos saved into a weekly album on my iMac. This way it is much easier for me to chose which photos I want to document.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I must say I do love the Becky Higgins Design A as I like the line up of the middle 3x4 photos. However, I am a real mix it up girl. I love to use lots of different page protector designs throughout my album. I mainly use Becky Higgins, Simple Stories and WRMK brands. I love changeâ&#x20AC;Ś not using the same page protector design all the time. This can sometimes be a challenge for me as I tend to include a lot of detail so there is a lot more work for me in the smaller pockets but I love the outcome.. Lots to look at.â&#x20AC;?

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Do you have a dedicated Project Life space? I am the most spoilt Project Lifer when it comes to having my own space. I have an amazing to die for room which is huge. My room contains enough table space for six girls to have a retreat plus a king single bed for my boys to chill out on so we can all be together when I scrap on weekend nights plus it includes my sewing machine, my tv and it is full of love and creativity. My room is the soul of my home. Like my husband says.. happy wife happy life.

Do you do any other scrapping? In the 18 months I have taken on Project Life I have only done about four 12x12 pages.. Project Life is a full on commitment for me. I have always been about 4-5 weeks behind so there is not much time to take on other projects. I do sell hand made cards to a cafe. This keeps me busy as well. I have no deadline with these.. Just whenever I feel like a change I will make a bulk pack. I love making these.

How long does it take to make a spread? I am a pretty slow Project Lifer. It would normally take me about three nights to do a weekly spread. I love doing what I do the way I do it.

Do you print your photos at home? For the first six months I used to print all my photos out at Harvey Norman. I love their quality and I am a matte girl through and through. But after the frustration of not having the right size or colour or I would change my mind about the photo I wanted to use, I then invested in the best ever Epson Picture Mate.

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OMG she is my little baby! The best thing I have ever, ever bought. It’s so convenient, quick and easy. Compared to 15 cents a photo at the store, the Picture Mate does cost about 22 cents a photo but the convenience is truly amazing. I have no waste and no driving to the store for processing. I also love it that I can custom my print size to anything I want which is perfect for Project Life.

What camera do you tend to use? I know so many people use their phones for everyday snapshots but owning five Camera House stores up until last year I just can’t do the difference in quality in prints compared to my two cameras I have (compared to the iphone). I have an awesome Canon GX1 which is in my bag 24/7 and when we are going out or to the beach, a walking track, or just to the park for a picnic I will always take my Canon EOS 600D. I am still an amateur so I love to play, play, play. Out of all the shots I will take and practice with using my 600D I will always have a few photos I adore. And practice makes perfect right?

Do you work from a kit or just use whatever supplies you have on hand? I have purchased many core kits but never really use all the cards from one kit on one weekly spread. I may use a few but I love to still cut up 12x12” papers and just use what looks great or what suits my photo or theme at the time. There are so many divine journaling cards and papers out there. I just can’t help myself.. I want them all.

What are your favourite embellishments to use? My most favorite embellishments at the moment are definitely wood veneers, flairs and cameras! I just can’t get enough of them. I do love to doodle around the edges of some of my cards just to give them a personal finishing touch.

Do you jot things down through the week or do you have any tips for keeping track of what you have done? Oh no I am not that organised. I simply go back to my photos of the week I am working on and my memory is pretty good just by looking at the photos. I do make sure though that I have my photos edited and printed and popped into the page protectors for that week. At least this way I know which photos I have that I want to scrap and the photos that are important for me to document.

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Doing Project Life weekly is such a full on commitment for me but I love it. The best part of it is to sit back on the weekends when I have time off and to look back through my album and see what we have done. And remember what I have created. I love when my mum comes over from New Zealand and she can sit back and catch up on what we have done for the past 12 months or so. My son is always excited when he is a key factor in most pages.

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How do you organise your supplies? I have a nice big wooden tea tray that fit 6x4” and 3x4” cards into perfectly. I have this at my side with my most recent and newest cards that I love. I have my others stashed in a Close to my Heart container. These are fantastic. I store all my embellies, inks, stamps, 12x12 sticker sheets, wood veneers, tools, card stock, threads and washi tapes in my amazing trolley. It is the best thing, besides my printer, that I have bought. It has 12 drawers which are a perfect 12x12” size. It sits next to me at my desk and I simply take it to my weekly crop night as it is. It is perfect!

How do you plan your pages? I start by choosing my favorite and most important photos of that week. I have my page protectors for that week in front of me. I then edit and print out these photos. Slot them into the pockets where I chose them to go. I then scrap each pocket as a little scrapping page. Sometimes I may colour coordinate more that week than others.. Depends on what I am using. Then lastly I do my WEEK NO: journaling page. I then colour co ordinate it with the rest of my week.

What is the most challenging thing about Project Life? I have had a couple of major challenges in my life in the past 12 months. I found these times truly hard to document.. But I have.. Warts and all. This is my life and it will be documented as I live it. A couple of these times I have printed out my loves on Pinterest that make me happy. I put them in for that week.

What inspired you to start Project Life? I love to document our weekly lives. It is so great to look back on. Life goes so fast its hard to keep up, so it’s great to recapture these moments. I love being able to scrap more than one or two photos like I did when making 12x12” scrapbooking pages. And a weekly spread can tell such a story. I truly love the whole concept of Project Life. To me it is an art form family diary.

How do you connect with other Project Lifers? The one thing I have found with Project Life and scrapbooking in general is the amount of beautiful people I have met on this awesome journey in my life. I am online daily with all these fantastic girls who continue to inspire me. I love social media. This is a great place to keep in touch, up to date and share our passion with each other. I have my own Facebook Project Life group called Snap it up Project Life. All the girls in here are fun, loving and we all share the same passion.

Read more about Lisa here on her blog> And check out her Project Life Facebook group here> 

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pocket SCRAPBOOKING Showcasing Project Life/pocket style scrapbooking pages capturing our attention.

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Jamie Pate Colorado

I love creating my pocket pages with a thematic color scheme. Picking a color from the photos that I am showcasing adds a congruent feel to the page and I think draws the reader into the stories.

Overlapping elements from one pocket to another is another scheme I use to keep the eyes moving from one place to another. It all makes for another fun way to document the everyday by way of a pocket page.

Jamieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog

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Jodie King

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Our daughter visited us this week to celebrate Easter. Now that our kids are older they get us Easter Eggs too, so I got some shots of all the little stashes of Easter presents around. I used some of the wrapping from an Easter egg in my layers on the left side as a memento.

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Even though there are so many options when it comes to Project Life cards these days, I still like to start a lot of my cards from scratch with patterned paper and add in some layers. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also used a few frames on this spread which is one of my go to products for Project Life. Jodieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog

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Anita Rodway Tamworth, NSW This is my monthly Project Life spread. I love capturing our everyday randomness and creating something beautiful with it. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to stick to using the same matching products. Like me, my spreads are very eclectic and unpredictable.

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Anita has used a mix of products including Simple Stories, Flutterby embellishments and Faber Castell Gelatos to create her pocket page spread.

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Stephanie Bryan North Carolina. USA

This spread covers the beginning of June - lots of lazy mornings, play time, dance recitals and backyard picnics.

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Stephanie has printed her photos with a white border which coordinates with the white space and soft colours of her spread.

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Lisa Rukin Swift Webster, NY

My animal loving daughter was thrilled when she learned we were making a visit to an animal safari about an hour from our home. In fact, she took most of these photos. As we drove through the property, we literally came eye to eye with many animals and had the opportunity to feed them. There was also a small animal encounter area that was a bit more tame, although the donkeys were a bit aggressive, almost knocking me down at one point!

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Lisa has used the Project Life pocket format to document the one event which means she can include lots of photos and details from their fun time at the animal safari.

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Stephanie Bryan North Carolina. USA

I’ve really tried to simplify my Project Life process this year to make it more manageable. I love adding fun little bits and pieces to my spreads, but I don’t always have time for that. And in the end, the photos are what speak volumes, anyway.

Stephanie’s blog

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By sticking with photos that are true to the pocket size (3x4, 4x6, etc.), I’ve been able to greatly simplify my process. I’ve taken out all of the guesswork about photo sizes and it has made Project Life so fun, easy and rewarding for me! After I add in my photos, all that’s left to do is pop in a few journaling cards, type some thoughts/words, sew a little on my cards and call it done!

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The left page is about my first visit to a new restaurant, â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Breakfast Alldayâ&#x20AC;?. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tiny space, and people sit at the long tables like a school cafeteria. The main concept is to taste breakfasts from all around the world. Menu items change every two months, and it was Indian breakfast for the special menu in July and August. They prepared a small brochure for this unique breakfast, so customers understand the food on their plate.

Mika Ikeda Toronto, Canada

Here are pages from my recent trip to Tokyo, Japan. I know there are many food photos! One of the fun things in Japan is reasonably priced and great tasting foods. I never miss this opportunity in Japan, and at the same time, I always miss this feeling while living in Toronto.

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On the right page I used umbrella stitches because it was middle of rainy season!

Mika’s blog

Tokyo is my home town, so I had many good “Kanpai” (it means cheers in Japanese) with old friends and family. Also I had many fun opportunities to meet new friends on this trip.

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Every issue we feature a layout or paper project that has caught our eye. This issue we share this layout from Tarrah McLean, NSW. Visit Tarrah’s blog here>

Tarrah says, “I took inspiration for this layout from my son’s gorgeous quilt, handmade by my aunty, I just love the spots and bright colours.”

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Kaisercraft Paper: Fancy Pants Designs and American Crafts. Embellishments: Words or Whatever chipboard, metal paper clip, D-lish Scraps journaling cards, flair, ticket and jewels, paper doily.

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hey mum,

are you busy?

Frazzled? Need to offload? Me too! Grab a cuppa and join me.

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There’s teenage love in the air and a freezer full of fish as Shari shares tales from her family’s life in her next Dear Diary instalment.


dear diary. There’s a lot to celebrate with the arrival of spring! Although, shhhhh secretly I don’t mind the cooler weather too much. It’s quite nice to wear flannie pyjamas and fluffy warm slippers isn’t it? Mmmmm I might even be a bit of a granny as I do enjoy a blanket over my lap when the TV’s on at night. Anyhow, September’s here, the sun’s out today and life’s good. It’s all been happening in this household, let me tell you.

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The love fairy has come to visit both boys in recent weeks.. ..but the outcome of her spells has been mixed. She may need to have her magic wand fine tuned! Scott has been in and then out of a relationship with a girl whom I’d gladly have adopted. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, funny, smart, and musical PLUS academically focused to boot. Talk about having the whole package! Sadly after only two short months, that’s gone by the way just as I imagine the relationship statuses of many 15 year olds do.

His brother Liam, however…. Well let’s just say I think Liam may be in love. He and his girl are both 17, in their final months of schooling and wonderfully suited to one another. Both boys had more interest in skateboards and computers than in girls until very recently and that is really not a bad thing. I’d heard the talk from some other mums that they had felt somewhat displaced when their son found his first love. But I must say I haven’t encountered that at all. For me there’s been a sense of relief that Liam’s found someone who adores him and through whom I now have an alternative pathway to suggest sensible ideas.

The real winner in all of this has been little Miss Gina. She’s possibly even more in love with the girlfriend than Liam, if that’s in any way possible. Luckily said girlfriend is incredibly tolerant and interested in child care as a post school option. So, phew, Gina has been considered an added bonus rather than a pesky little sister.

dear diary. Since I’ve last put pen to paper, Diary… Mike the farmer has been on his annual two week holiday. Once again, he and farmer Dan travelled up north for a spot of reef fishing. Gina called and spoke with him on the phone every day unless they were too far off shore. And she was enthralled by his stories of sharks, squid and eskies full of fish.

As a result of this yearly boys’ getaway we have fish almost leaking out of the freezer. In total, Mike has brought home around 40 kg of filleted and wrapped freshly snapped frozen reef fish. Mackerel, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and others which to me all look the same once filleted and in plastic. Now, many of my friends have literally begun salivating at the thought of so much freshly caught fish. Meanwhile, as a non fish eater – I am attempting to control my gag reflex. Ewwwwww fish and so much of it. Diary, yes you’ve known me a while, and you know there is only one type of fish I actually will eat.

That would be the fish and chip shop variety, which is battered and crumbed, deep fried beyond recognition and laying beside a potato scallop on greaseproof paper. But, did you know Mike doesn’t really like to eat fish either? How silly! The freezer is chock-ablock and will stay that way until he loosens the emotional connection to the food he’s hunted and gathered. So… if you know of anyone who, in a couple of weeks, would like to take some fish off our hands – send them my way. There’s plenty to go round. Once again Diary, thank you for listening to my ramblings. There are so many things on the horizon, I know I’ll be busting to come back and share them with you soon.

Till next time Shari xx

Shari Brewer lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with her family and these diary entries may or may not be a truthful account of her day-to-day experiences. She’s never been shy of a story, so it’s best you decide what’s fact or fiction. A mother of three (two teens and a preschooler) Shari’s a part time high school teacher who keeps herself busy running a household as well as the parenting website Teenage Survival Coach. In her spare time she clatters on the keyboard and pimps her writing services as a freelancer.

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Jodie York Polka Dot Creative owner Jodie York lives with her four children William, Stella, Scarlett and Henry in the Hunter Valley. #polkadotcreative

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Jodieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Instagram feed is overflowing with creative ideas. Sharing everything from her Project Life pages and hand painted script canvases and prints, Jodie also shares glimpses into her family life and home decorating ideas in her gorgeous home. Visit Jodie here on her website


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Jot Magazine. Issue 7. 2014  

It's here. Issue 7 of Jot. Filled with paper crafting stories, projects, ideas and inspiration for the modern day memory keeper.

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