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ISSUE NO.18 June 2017

LOVELY PAPER CRAFTING IDEAS FOR THE MODERN DAY MEMORY KEEPER.

FAST, FRESH & FABULOUS IDEAS FOR LIVING AND DOCUMENTING YOUR LIFE, YOUR WAY! Jot Magazine 1


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EDITOR’S LETTER | Jot

JUST DO IT. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP? Jot writer Shari Brewer’s seven year old daughter Grace wants to be a vet, a hairdresser, a teacher, a doctor and a grocery store operator. All at the one time! She also wants to set aside some vocal training time as she intends to try out for TV show The Voice - however if Boy George or Seal turn their chairs, sadly, she’s announced she won’t progress to round 2 as she only wants to be on Delta’s team. (Page 187) The simple joy of being seven years old - with that whole wide world ahead of you. No boundaries or self set limitations. What a feeling that is! Where dreams are abundant. That feeling of freedom to be whatever you want to be .. to do whatever you want to do. No one to tell you that you can’t!

For me, I realised, I’M the one telling me that I can’t! I’m the one holding myself back. I’m the one telling myself I can’t do this and I can’t do that! And I’ve made a conscious effort to quit giving myself boundaries and to just get on with it! Recently, I came across a book gifted to me by Tamar Bostock, a lovely friend who used to work for me here at Jot (and on my first magazine Etzcetera).. it was a book called She by Kobi Yamada and contains a series of affirmations and this one in particular jumped out at me.. “She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses.” I have long had an idea brewing in my head for an ebook project - something I’m incredibly passionate about and I realised I was spending way too much time telling myself all the reasons NOT to do it, instead of jumping in with both feet and making a start. So, prompted by that quote, I jumped.

is falling together beautifully and I am having a ball putting it all together with a few of my Jot Girls. The ebook is not quite ready for public sharing just yet but it will be very soon and you can stay in the loop by joining our Jot Mag Newsletter list here so you’re first in the know when everything is ready to be released!

So, here’s to living like seven year old Grace. Living fully. Setting goals. Not limiting ourselves by our own thoughts. Go out and be awesome. Do you have a goal in mind you have been talking yourself out of doing? Maybe learning a new craft? Joining a sporting team? Writing a book? Submitting your work to a magazine maybe submitting to Jot? Starting a blog? Throw away those excuses. Make a start - that starting bit is often the hardest part… and just do it.

Oh but first.. grab a cuppa and enjoy Issue 18 of Jot - because it’s fabulous and it’s been designed especially for you!

And I then wondered why I had waited so long as the project

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And we’re here to help make it simple, fresh, fun and fabulous. Jot Mag | Blog | Social Media | eBooks

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Baldwin layout by Amanda-Jayne

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JOT blog Stories + inspiration www.jotmagazine.com

Publisher/Editor Kim Archer Editorial Assistant Anna Allan Writers Kim Archer Anna Allan Shari Brewer Contact Us hello@jotmagazine.com

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2017 Jot Girls Team

SUBMISSIONS 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). Email submissions to: hello@jotmagazine.com

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Yvette Adams Leanne Allinson Anna Allan Raquel Bowman Loredana Bucaria Petra Corcoran Natalie Elphinstone Sheree Forcier Amanda Hall Lauren Hender Kim Jeffress Sharmaine Kruijver Jamie Pate Felicity Wilson Mardi Winen

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*Our cover project is by Mardi Winen Jot Magazine 6


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HELLO FROM OUR EDITOR KIM ARCHER MEET OUR JOT MAG TEAM QUICK + EASY LAYOUT - Kim Jeffress CONFETTI with Anna Allan GALLERY - Hello SHOPPING PAGE - Hello must haves LIFE IN ONE DAY 12 WAYS TO ADD JOURNALING POCKET LETTERS JOT SPOTTING STORY TELLING - Fave Time Of The Day POCKET PAGE - FILLER CARDS POCKET PAGE GALLERY DEAR DIARY - Shari Brewer

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MEET THE TEAM A

I am .. ANNA a mummy, daughter. sister, friend, crafter, blogger, thrifter and domestic goddess (wanna-be!)

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I am .. YVETTE a part time worker, crafter, colour loving mother of one.

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L I am RAQUEL .. a primary school teacher, mummy to Charlotte and Jack, wife to Clint and scrapbook obsessed.

We’re all in this together.

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I am PETRA, an all or nothing person from sunny Queensland.

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I am LEANNE .. a mother to four children- one daughter and three sons.

I am LOREDANA ..a new mom, wife to my biggest love, a dreamer, cheerful, passionate about crafts and I adore fabric.

I am .. NATALIE. Wife to The Trophy Husband, mum to two beautiful girls and one son, obstetrician and gynaecologist who loves her work.

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Meet our newest Jot Girl Felicity, from Queensland and mum to three little children.


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I am SHEREE .. a wife to Paul, mum to three kids, a scrapbooker, card maker, crocheter, knitter, stitcher, soccer mum, blogger, Blythe collector and addicted to Instagram.

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I am LAUREN ..wife, mother of two and super cool step mum to one. I am a crafter, employee, sister and student.

I am AMANDA .. a classic Libra – an indecisive perfectionist with a type A personality.

Our Jot Girls produce jaw dropping projects that will have you racing for your supplies, pulling out your photos and cutting and pasting in no time at all.

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I am KIM .. wife, mum to two boys and living in beautiful Brisbane, Australia,.

I am JAMIE ..wife, mother of five children, a church goer, volunteer, an educator, small business owner and constant thinker of all things creative.

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I am MARDI ..wife, mum, nan, a full time Paramedic…and perhaps a jack of many trades….master of none.

I am SHARMAINE .. a 40 something, Tarago driving, happily married mum of four girls and I work as a teacher’s aide.

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QUICK & EASY By Kim Jeffress

In January this year my family returned to Disneyland after four years. It was like a dream come true! I wanted to emphasis the fairytale aspect of our trip so I used a castle cut file and backed it with patterned paper for a fun effect.

Layer your cut file with pop dots to create dimension and shadows. I’ve used a large castle cut file to form my background.

Use a stapler to attach clear embellishments.

Don’t be afraid to cut up patterned paper and rearrange parts of the pattern to fit behind your cut file.

SUPPLIES |American Crafts cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper, Heidi Swapp Glitter word, clear word, colorshine, Minc foil applicator, Minc foil flags, stickers.

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Add splashes of ink/colour mist to add some colour to your background and to complete your layout.

Add a large title across the centre of your layout for a big impact.

Layer embellishments and titles over a distraction in your photos. Example: the bow and title hide a photo bomber in my photo!

YOUR CHALLENGE:

Kim’s challenge is to play on the theme of your layout and create a mega sized cut file featured like she has done here with her Disneyland inspired cut file castle. Share your work here on our Facebook Page> Jot Magazine 11


CONFETTI Little bits + pieces from around the web. Curated by Anna Allan OUR THEME //DIY STAMPS

WOODEN STAMPS

How delightful are these detailed handcrafted wooden block stamps! Such intricate designs carved by skilled Indian artisans which are suitable for many surfaces and creative activities - including scrapbooking, canvas, pottery, and home decor (to name a few). FIND THIS AND MANY MORE DESIGNS ON THE INDIAN STORE OVER AT ETSY HERE>

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TRASH STAMPS

CACTUS STAMPS

This gorgeous little set of hand-carved rubber cactus plants is so cute and would be a great addition to any project. Mounted on wood blocks and beautifully packaged together, this would make the perfect gift for any crafty person, or you can keep them for yourself (we wouldn’t blame you if you did!) Grab your own set of carved cactus stamps from Cassa Stamps here.

ABOVE | Carve your own rubber stamps and create awesome personalised designs on any project. A simple pattern stamped repetitively can have quite an impact and offer multiple design options. Why not have a go? More information on the Balzer Designs blog here.

TEXTURED STAMP DIY LEFT | Why not create your own wooden stamps? It’s as simple as a walk outside to find a branch and raiding the toolbox in the shed for some odds and ends. It’s amazing what you can do with things you already have on hand! Add whatever textured design you like and see your stamped creations come alive.

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ROLLING PIN STAMPS Check out this simple way of incorporating snazzy layers of pattern into your designs. Make your own painted patterned paper or fabric. And it all starts with a wooden rolling pin! So FAB!!

Check out artist Alisa Burke’s blog and take a look at the tutorial HERE! Jot Magazine 14


DIY WRAPPING PAPER Create your own printed wrapping paper and tags and make your gifts look totally awesome with your own personal touch. Using wooden rolling pins and every day items such as rubber bands and craft foam, this makes a great activity for the kiddies too!!

CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL ON THE ECO SALON WEBSITE HERE>

Anna Allan lives with her family in a small country town near the beautiful Esperance in Western Australia. She loves making pretty things, lots of colour, yummy food, daily cups of coffee, plenty of sunshine, being happy and having fun! You can get to know Anna better on her blog One Big Sunshine Spritzer here. Jot Magazine 15


FEATURING THE JOT TEAM

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H E L L O G A L L E R Y A simple hello can change your mood for the whole day. We’ve invited our Jot Girls to play with the Hello Theme in this gallery of papery projects. Whether that’s adding in a hello embellishment or using hello in their title, the girls have come up with some fun ideas. Oh and we have an awesome reader gallery too.

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SUPPLIES |Crate paper, American crafts

“I wanted my card to reflect her age and the things she does right now. And that’s lots of dollies and sparkles.”

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We love:

..how Felicity has made this cute interactive card for her daughter’s birthday.. complete with a sequin filled shaker page!

HELLO

Felicity Wilson - The Jot Team When I was thinking about the word ‘hello’, I started taking notice of when I say it. I knew I didn’t just use the word as a form of greeting. And I found myself saying the word quite often when the kids called out to me.. I would find myself saying, when the kids are playing dress ups. “Hello Pirate”. I was surprised at often I use that word away from the general greeting for hello. This then inspired me to create a very cute interactive card for my daughter’s second birthday. I wanted the card to reflect her age and the things she does. Dollys and sparkles!

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HELLO MY NAME IS.. Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team

I have had this “Hello, my name is” card for quite sometime. I just love that green. This was the perfect opportunity to use it.

SUPPLIES |Cardstock - Bazzill. Patterned paper - Echo Park. Alphas: Echo Park. Embellishments - Basic Grey, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories, Dina Wakley. Other - Typewriter, machine stitching, pencil, ink.

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Loving Sharmaine’s black cardstock backing that frames all those lovely shades of green and grounds that gorgeous busy background.

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HOW JAMIE’S CHOSEN FLORAL BACKGROUND PAPER PERFECTLY TEAMS WITH THE COLOURS IN HER PHOTO!


HELLO HAPPY Jamie Pate - The Jot Team

“A BIG PHOTO DESERVES A BIG HELLO!”

A big photo deserves a big hello! A white die cut title balances all that fabulous color of water, sun and swimsuits. This was a super simple layout to create and probably a new favorite. SUPPLIES | Bella Blvd. The Cut Shoppe

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HELLO SWEET UNICORN Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team

When her dad gave her this unicorn hat at Easter Madison was SO excited and thought it was the cutest hat she’d ever seen! She wore it for two days straight until she had to take it off for school. SUPPLIES |Cardstock - Bazzill. Patterned paper - Crate Paper. Embellishments -Crate Paper. Alphas - Cre8tiv (Kmart). Other - KaiserColor Paint, date stamp, black ink.

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Sheree’s bright striped border on either side of her layout .


HELLO ICE-CREAM Anna Allan - The Jot Team

I’ve created a very simple layout with plenty of white space and a bold title. I wanted a page where the Hello title was bold and stood out -- so I got out my thick black Sharpie and scrawled my title across the page myself. A few simple letters and embellishments to accompany the photo and the end result came around quite quickly and easily.

SUPPLIES|white cardstock, Sharpie pen, American Crafts Thickers, Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp, Higgins black ink, vellum, stapler, journal pen.

We love: Anna’s bold sharpie drawn title!

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HOLA

Leanne Allinson - The Jot Team

I love the idea of expressing my affection for these kids through different languages. I want them to know that I will welcome them no matter what.

SUPPLIES Supplies: cardstock - American Crafts; patterned paper - Illustrated Faith (She is Loved), Bella Blvd; embellishments - Illustrated Faith enamel hearts; other - machine stitching, black paint, Illustrated Faith pen.

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We love:

How Mardi has used her sewing machine to stitch borders around each of her blocks of journaling! Looks so cool!!!

HELLO FRIEND

Mardi Winen - The Jot Team Seriously....I had been wanting to use that wood veneer ‘hello’ word in my stash for ages. It seemed the perfect gallery to add a stack of ‘hellos’ along with a story I wanted to tell about this evolving ‘after school’ pastime. SUPPLIES |Cardstock: Canson watercolour. Patterned paper: Crate Paper, MME. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, Elle’s Studio. Other: machine stitching, Stazon Ink.

“Seriously, I had been wanting to use that wood veneer “hello” word in my stash for ages!”

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We love:

All the clusters of layers and embellishments that Raquel has included in her layout.

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Raquel has used a HELLO card to form part of her layout title.


HELLO PERFECT DAY Raquel Bowman - The Jot Team

What perfect theme to create a ‘hello’ style layout than a layout of my little man when he was a new born. Lots of collections now contain cut apart sheets where you can use a lot of the elements to create titles or embellishments. Here I have created a mixed title by using a cut apart 3x4” card and a sticker to form the title ‘hello perfect day’.

YELLOW, NAVY, TEAL & WHITE = A LOVELY FRESH COLOUR PALETTE FOR BABY BOY LAYOUTS!

SUPPLIES|Cardstock; Kaisercraft. Papers; American crafts Shimelle ‘little by little’. Embellishments; American Crafts Shimelle ‘Little by Little’ stickers, ephemera, MME enamel dots, Freckled Fawn clip, Tim Holtz stickers, string. Other: sewing machine, white thread. Jot Magazine 31


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That great banner Amanda has made using a selection of labels and flags.


HELLO

Amanda Hall - The Jot Team

A big HELLO to my favourite pile of stones! SUPPLIES | Cardstock : American crafts. Paper : MME. Other : cut file, Heidi Swapp sticker and chipboard, washi tape, crate paper stickers, simple stories chipboard and sticker, kaisercraft enamel dots, cotton thread, typewriter,

AMANDA HAS USED HER TYPEWRITER TO ADD IN HER JOURNALING.

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HELLO ADELE

Yvette Adams - The Jot Team

I had just seen Adele in concert when the themes for this issue came out and her come-back song “hello” opened the show. After the concert we collected confetti from around our seats which contained notes in Adele’s handwriting so I’ve included a stock photo, some of my photos and the confetti we collected for this page.

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Yvette used the confetti from Adele’s concert - little handwritten Adele notes - on her page.

SUPPLIES| Hambly Studios. Embellishments: Heidi Swapp, Cocoa Daisy


HELLO SNOW

Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team My boys experienced snow for the first time in January when we were visiting Arizona! It was the perfect choice for my HELLO layout! I found a snow flake cut file from the Silhouette store and cut it out on white cardstock and layered it over some patterned paper. I also used my Heidi Swapp Minc machine, the Minc reactive paint and gold foil to transform the chipboard snowflake from red to Gold!

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How Kim has changed the colour of her snowflake die cut by using Heidi Swapp’s Minc reactive paint, some gold foil and her Minc heat machine.

SUPPLIES | Bazzill cardstock, Bella Blvd, American Crafts thickers

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HELLO MOM

Loredana Bucaria - The Jot Team

I have loved creating this title using my Silhouette cameo! I have played with many different letter stickers, die cuts and embellishments. Hello is one of the most beautiful words in the world, simple and so kind. SUPPLIES | Studio Calico, Bazzill. Other: sewing machine, Silhouette Cameo, sequins.

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We love:

..the mega Silhouette cut title Lory has used on her layout.. and all those polka dots - swoon!


HELLO DADDY

Lauren Hender - The Jot Team

How precious is this moment. We treasure it so much as she is growing up so fast. In this layout I wanted to use lots of layers and textures. It was lovely taking my time putting it all together as not only did I enjoy the finished product, the process was just as wonderful.

We love:

Wood veneer words make cool titles! We are loving the Cocoa Vanilla “Hello� word Lauren has used as her title.

SUPPLIES |Cocoa Vanilla Studio

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HELLO

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HELLO SUNSHINE

READER GALLERY

Sarah Bargo - Illinois, USA

One of my favorite things to do is mix up layouts in my albums with Project Life layouts, it makes it so much more fun and interesting to look through! I used this cute Heidi Swapp wood veneer piece and worked some mixed media magic on it, I absolutely love how it turned out! Kind of a mix between my son’s studly swimming trunks and some tropical waves?

SARAH’S BLOG SUPPLIES | Patterned paper: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, Paige Evans for Pink Paislee, Dear Lizzy, My Mind’s eye. Pebbles. Embellishments: Paige Evans, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp, Stamping Up. Mixed media: Heidi Swapp. Other: WRMK typewriter.

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HELLO KISSES

READER GALLERY

Flóra Mónika Farkas - Hungary

I wanted to create a layout using many lovely patterned papers. This is how it turned out. Love to document these photos and receive those soft kisses.

FLORA’S BLOG SUPPLIES | Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy, Pink Paislee, Shimelle

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HELLO HANDSOME

READER GALLERY

Melinda Sweetman - Perth, WA

I snapped these photos of my son when he was in trouble and in that instant I saw a glimpse of what my future and his teen years may bring me, hence the full title – Hello Handsome, Or perhaps goodbye to my future sanity!

MELINDA’S BLOG

WE ADORE MELINDA’S BOLD BLACK, WHITE AND MINT GREEN COLOUR SCHEME.

SUPPLIES | Colour Blast, D-lish Scraps, Flutterby Designs and Stampin Up

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HELLO NAPUGAR

READER GALLERY

Anett Gelencsér - Hungary On the picture you can see my little boy, Vince, wearing sunglasses and hat which were Easter bunny gifts. Our family enjoyed a beautiful day by the lake, bathing in the first sunbeams of spring! I layered scraps and Project Life cards in yellow, blue, black and white. I used stitching to add dimension. The word Napsugár=Sunshine is hand stitched, and the big glasses chipboard is a fun element.

ANETT’S BLOG

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HELLO PERFECT FUN

READER GALLERY

Lisa Swift - Rochester, New York Since my daughter is now a teenager, she doesn’t care to have her picture taken, but what she does like is taking selfies. This way I still get to document photos of her. In this case, I chose Fancy Pants Joy Parade because it goes so well with her personality.

LISA’S BLOG

SUPPLIES |Cardstock: Bazzill. Flair: Feed Your Craft. Ribbon: May Arts suede bow: American Crafts. Journaling tag and envelope: The Paper Studio. Sentiment stickers: Cosmo Cricket. All other items: Fancy Pants Design. Jot Magazine 43


HELLO 3

READER GALLERY

Piroska Czakó-Radványi - Hungary I had some good photos of my daughter at her third birthday party - and I just couldn’t choose one so I included many photos. I really like my fringe scissors so I decided to use them on my number title. I don’t have a Silhouette (yet) so first I opened Word and looked for a good looking “3” in it. I raised the font size to 500. I printed it, cut it out, then draw it around to a cardstock.

PIROSKA’S BLOG

SUPPLIES |Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Make a Wish collection, NőiCsizma Design - chipboards, stickers Jot Magazine 44


HELLO ADELE

READER GALLERY

Gwen Wruck - Australia I was so fortunate to attend the recent Adele concert and managed to grab some confetti printed with song lyrics, which included her hit “Hello”; these were a perfect addition for the background of my page.

GWEN’S BLOG

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HELLO! I’M A BOY MUM

READER GALLERY

Louise Fortune - UK This layout celebrates being a “boy mom” even though I had always assumed, naively, I would have girl babies!

LOUISE’S BLOG

SUPPLIES | Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, Project Life, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Cocoa Vanilla. Jot Magazine 46


HELLO 2017

READER GALLERY

Christina Buresch-Leyrer - Germany I wanted to document a legendary New Year’s Eve that included dear friends, raclette, two cheesecakes, a naked neighbour and the police stopping by. Yep, definitely one for the books!

CHRISTINA’S BLOG

SUPPLIES |Crate Paper / Maggie Holmes - Chasing Dreams, Crate Paper - Heart Day, American Crafts / Dear Lizzy - Lovely Day, Studio Calico - Wood Veneer. Jot Magazine 47


HELLO BRO

READER GALLERY

Natalie Dill - Nashville, TN. This layout documents my boys’ first “sleep over,” with many more sure to come. I love how these brothers love one another! I embraced the bright colors in the photo by highlighting the rainbow and combining it with touches of black and white.

NATALIE’S INSTAGRAM

SUPPLIES | Me And My Big Ideas, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories. Jot Magazine 48


READER GALLERY

HELLO JB

Moon Lee - Taiwan I’m still in love with the transparent title that represents the style of clean and simple.

MOON’S BLOG

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HELLO MUST HAVES

2. 1. Hello wood veneer embellishments from Kaisercraft. We found ours at Craft Queen here>

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2. Heidi Swapp chipboard stickers. We found ours at SCRAPBOOK.COM 3. HELLO marquee lights from Heidi Swapp here.

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4. Hello Sunshine puffy stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Shop here. 5. Glitter gold Hello Stickers from Etsy store Party Wild. Check it out here>

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You Can Plan On It...

organise your life... beautifully

Pretty things and organisation go hand in hand when you’re crafty - making ordinary things beautiful is such a joy, and can really motivate us to stay on task. Whether you’re a planning aficionado, or looking for a more inspirational way to get more organised in the New Year, then you’re probably no stranger to the planning craze that is taking over the papercrafting world. And what better way to make planning more fun than to use beautiful products to make your days and to-do lists look more appealing? Planning your life is so rewarding... and getting some much needed creative time in the process is a bonus!

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio makes choosing the perfect papers and embellishments easy. Using co-ordinating papers and embellishments in your planner really brings your week together, and inspires you to stay on track.

Cocoa Vanilla Studio offers a wide variety of beautifully co-ordinated embellishments, including flowers, chipboard stickers, die cut ephemera, enamel dots,v wood veneer, and much more. These beautiful contemporary accents have been carefully designed to work seamlessly within each collection’s unique style. Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new collections are designed with the modern day memory keeper in mind, and feature on-trend colours and styles to make your planning and memory keeping journey fun and inspirational. We make it easy to enjoy the little things...Plan your days in style and make a beautiful life story with Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

see our full product range online!

Project created by Lauren Hender

for daily inspiration or to find your nearest stockist...

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Days of our lives

How do you document your day and tell your stories? Do you take daily photos, upload photos to Instagram or post to facebook? What’s a typical day look like for you? In our now regular series for Jot Mag, we showcase a typical day in the lives of our Jot Girls through photos + stories. In this issue we meet Kim Jeffress, Felicity Wilson, Raquel Bowman, Mardi Winen and Anna Allan as they share their day with us..

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Felicity Wilson

Our days in the school holidays can be very different. They vary from days at home helping out on the farm to trips to town for shopping. A lot of the school holidays is unplanned, out of routine and go with the flow. Capturing one of our days in the holidays was a lovely way to memory keep and freeze those moments. FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017

6.30 am 8.17 am There are no sleep - ins for us. However it does mean that we can ‘slow’ down and enjoy breakfast together because we don’t have to rush for the school bus.

A walk around the garden to collect our fresh produce for the day. Plenty of pumpkin soup and pumpkin scones to be had with this monster pumpkin.

8.36 am

10.30 am Morning watering of the flower garden with new annuals and perennials planted after some good rain from cyclone Debbie. A few flowers made it inside for the kitchen table. . Jot Magazine 56

Morning tea. This mother always looks forward to a hot coffee.


What did you eat, see, do today? 2.13 pm

1.46 pm Lego creating whilst the littlest one sleeps.

A little documenting in my Memory Planner.

3.36 pm 7.30 pm

Ice block and refuelling break whilst doing some jobs around the farm.

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Raquel Bowman

Mondays are a signal for a new week and back to routine in the Bowman household. After the weekend, it is always a welcome relief. I have never documented our day in such a way and I must say I think I am converted. What an amazing snapshot of a regular day which I am now keen to do again.

8.12 am 11.37 am

Mondays are a no kinder day which means we can have a little sleep in and this mumma can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while the kiddies eat there breakfast and watch TV.

On the road, a quick drop off for the little Mr to nanny’s while mummy and Charlotte head on an exciting outing.

11.56 am 1.18 pm Next year is a big year for this little Miss; the start of primary school. Clinging to my leg about the unknown whilst waiting for her first school tour. Jot Magazine 58

Some mummy and daughter time over lunch and a bite to eat.


What’s a typical day look like for you? 2.03 pm

4.59 pm A good cafe is one that has a play park right!?!

11.29 pm

It was a wet and scary drive to the airport to pick up hubby.

Nothing like a bit of creative play snuck into a day. This doesn’t happen often in the day time but when it does it is bliss.

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Anna Allan

I’m documenting a day in my life during school holidays. So, obviously the kids are home and the rhythm of our days is quite different to the usual when school is in session. And to top it off, I’m documenting a ‘town day’ with kids in tow. Wish me luck! *lol* I SET MY TIMER ON THE CAMERA+ APP I USE TO TAKE PRETTY MUCH ALL MY PHOTOS ON MY PHONE. I PROPPED THE PHONE UP AGAINST A WINE GLASS I HAD SITTING ON THE BENCH - COUNTDOWN AND SNAP!

9.00 am 10.00 am School holidays give the opportunity for sleep-ins..which is a major perk for me as I’m not really good with mornings. Ugh!

I alternate between a few of my favourite brekkie dishes from morning to morning but today, I’m having banana and strawberry toasted wraps with maple syrup, Greek yoghurt, macadamias, and a sprinkling of choc-coated goji berries! YUMMO!

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I decided I want to repaint the interior of my house in vivid white. Called into Bunnings for colour samples. Who knew that there was so many white paint options! I just love looking at all the variations of colours lined up all pretty and eye catching!


Where did you go today? “MUMMY, TRY AND RUN OVER ME...BETCHA CAN’T GET ME!!”

5.00 pm

After a few other jobs around town, it’s time to do the grocery shopping. It took a little longer than usual as I also had the added role of referee for two young ladies running amok through every aisle we went down.

After dealing with all the ‘can-we-gets’ and issuing apologies to shoppers who experienced the forces of two revved up human hurricanes, the checkout process could begin and we could get outta there!!

6.15 pm

8.40 pm I enjoy a chicken caesar burger and the two bat girls enjoy their usual nuggets and chips Happy Meal.

We arrive home after a pizza pickup for hubby, a re-fuel and the hour long drive home, to get stuck into bed time routine. And then I have the honour of unloading the car and packing away groceries. Jot Magazine 61


Mardi Winen

It was so tricky working out which day to share... A day Off? A day Shift? Or a night shift? In the end... I chose a day in between night shifts during the school holidays.

7.30 am 8.30 am I arrive home from Work...Its been a 14 hour night shift.

I am on the last lap of my morning walk and looking forward to coffee and breakfast. No kangaroos this morning although I see them more often than not.

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Off to the movies with the kids - we watched ‘Boss Baby’ and I didn’t even fall asleep.


How did you spend your day?

1.00 pm

3.30 pm

Its time for a quick cuppa and then bed for a few hours before night shift again tonight. This time its a quick pod coffee.. Mornings I make a pot.

Grabbing a bite to eat while I think about what to take for dinner tonight. In the end I grab a pre-prepared frozen butter chicken...thats always easy...and its one of my best new habits...home-cooked freezer meals.

4.00 pm 6.00 pm

I am supposed to be ironing a uniform and jumping through the shower....but the resist of Instagram was too strong and I just stayed here a little longer.

I am back at work and it all begins again..

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Kim Jeffress

My typical day starts off early as I drop my boys to before school care before spending an hour in traffic to get to work! It is all go go go from there and doesn’t stop till my head hits the pillow each night!

6.55 am 6:55 am dropping the boys to before school care.

Arrive at school and open up my emails to see what messages have been left for me over night.

11.00 am

2.00 pm

Recess and its time to hang craft that my kindergartners have created. Teachers never stop!

Maths games in my class

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Hello every day life. 4.00 pm

5.00 pm

A quick stop to grab some bread and milk and always a Skinny Hot Chocolate!

Its time to head home finally!

5.30 pm

Homework time with my boys.

8.00 pm

The boys are in bed, dinner eaten and now its time to do some planning for school...in front of trashy TV! Jot Magazine 65


MOOD board JOT MAG

Every month we release an inspiring and beautiful Mood Board challenge for our Jot readers. Take a look at our March board here.. Our Jot Girls join in too - you can see their take on the challenge each month right here on our website.

Check it out and why not join in! WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO! Visit our Mood Board challenge details right here>

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JOIN IN OUR MONTHLY MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE

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WAYS TO ADD

J O U R N A L I N G Telling our stories - it’s what we love most here at Jot Mag. But what are your favourite techniques to get your stories onto your pages? We asked the Jot Girls to share some of their favourite journaling ways take a look!

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OH HEY! WHAT’S UP

Leanne Allinson - The Jot Team For this layout I have created a pocket and journaling tab system to include several layers of journaling notes. This page records my youngest son’s current favourite things and as his world expands, so too, does his list of what he loves best.

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HIDDEN JOURNALING IS A GREAT WAY TO INCLUDE EXTRA TEXT - FOR WHEN YOU HAVE A BIG STORY TO TELL!

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Quick steps LEANNE SHOWS US HOW TO MAKE A QUICK POCKET FOR EXTRA JOURNALING CARDS FOR YOUR LAYOUT.

STEP BY STEP

Leanne Allinson - The Jot Team A pocket on your layout is a great way to help you add more journaling to your page. Let’s see how Leanne has put this together.

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Bella BLVD; Alphabets: Bella BLVD; Embellishments: Bella BLVD stickers, Tabbies, die cuts, enamel hearts. Other: type writer, machine stitching.


Create a pocket big enough to hold your tags and machine stitch the bottom edge to keep it all secure.

STEP ONE | Use Project Life or 3”x 4” sized cards for journaling and add tabs to the top of each. Layer your journaling cards on top of each other to help with placement of the pull tabs. STEP TWO | Once you are happy with your journaling card placement, create a cardstock pocket for them to slip into. My group of journaling cards measures 4” wide. Fold the cardstock and machine stitch the lower edge of the pocket together. STEP THREE | Adhere your cardstock pocket into place on your page. Add your journaling cards to the pocket and use foam tape to help balance the photo cluster for depth. STEP FOUR | Finally use the pocket depth to insert more layers and embellishments between the photo cluster and pocket.

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“Because I print my photos at home this is the quickest and easiest way for me to get the journaling done, short of handwriting which I don’t love.”

“...I am also a creature of habit and tend to stick to a font called “Remington Noiseless..” Jot Magazine 72


POCKET PAGES

Petra Corcoran - The Jot Team

I do quite a lot of journaling on my Project life layouts and whether it is on my cards or directly on the photos I use my computer to do almost all of it. This page is a typical layout and has four lots of journaling included in the one 12x12 page. I am also a creature of habit and tend to stick to a font called Remington Noiseless. It’s a typewriter like font and I really love it. I type the stories and notes up as a layer in Photoshop elements and then print out with the photo if I’m journaling directly onto the photo or I pop a Project Life card (either 3x4 or 6x4) straight into my Epson Picturemate printer. I have worked out over many years of doing this that it is really easy to get the alignment right on the Project Life cards by following these steps. 1. Create a 3x4 or 6x4 canvas in Photoshop depending on what size cards you are using. 2. Drag ruler marks across from the side to top to mark out any areas of design on the cards you don’t want your journaling to print on (hint they are usually 1/2 or 1 inch away from the edge of the card.

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3. Add a type layer inside your marked out sections. 4. Select font size depending on how much you want to say (I usually use between 9 and 12 point font) 5. Type up your story and print onto your card.

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Type it:

SHARMAINE HAS TYPED OUT HER JOURNALING ONTO NOTEPAPER USING HER TYPEWRITER TO ADD JOURNALING TO HER PAGE.


YOU 2..

Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team I love using my typewriter for journaling and usually add strips to my layouts. For this page I decided to use a whole piece of paper, torn from a spiral bound journal.

SUPPLIES| Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned paper: Bella Blvd. Alphas: American Crafts. Embellishments: Simple Stories/ Reset Girl, American Crafts, Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Shimelle, Echo Park, Flutterby Designs, Typo. Other: Paint, staples, machine stitching, ink, pen.

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Speech bubbles: Speech bubbles plus hand journaling create an eye catching title for this page.

“...I JUST WROTE AND WROTE AND WROTE EVERYTHING I WANTED TO SAY..”

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WORD Natalie Elphinstone - The Jot Team

To add the journaling to my page I first traced around some large letters to spell ‘word’ in pencil. Then I just wrote and wrote and wrote everything I wanted to say - filling in all the gaps around the letters, even when it meant stopping a word half way through! When I finished, I erased the pencil so I was left with this outline of a title running through all my handwriting.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: American Crafts. Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Glitz Design, Fancy Pants. Embellishments: Jillibean Soup alpha stickers, Jenni Bowlin chipboard, Neat & Tangled sequins. Other: Sizzix dies

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12x12 typewriter:

KIM USED NEW 12 INCH TYPECAST TYPEWRITER TO TYPE UP HER JOURNALING DIRECTLY ONTO A 12 X 12” PAGE.


ADVENTURE

Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team

No doubt that as a 12 x 12� scrapbooker the We R Memory Keepers 12 inch Typecast typewriter has been a game changer! I can roll a sheet of 12 inch cardstock or patterned paper and type my journaling straight onto either sheets.

SUPPLIES| Paper Bella Blvd, Felicity Jane, Heidi Swapp Wood veneer, stickers, die cuts, Colorshine, Simple Stories chipboard frame We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter

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Mixing fonts:

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...LAUREN CREATED HER JOURNALING BY USING A COMPUTER GENERATED TYPEWRITER FONT AND THEN ADDED IN SOME WORD STAMPS FROM ALI EDWARDS TO COMPLETE THE LOOK.


SHE’S A KEEPER

Lauren Hender - The Jot Team

Journaling is often the forgotten part of a layout. We spend sometimes hours perfecting our layouts to sometimes neglect the most important feature.. the journaling. Remember it doesn’t have to be much but be brave and add at least the who, what, where and when of things. Trust me you will be thankful in the future.

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Word Art Stamping

ANNA HAS USED STAMPS FROM VARIOUS SETS TO CREATE THE JOURNALING ON HER PAGE. SUCH A GREAT WAY TO PUT TO USE ALL THOSE STAMP SETS YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR STASH.


DARLING GIRL

Anna Allan - The Jot Team

When it comes to journaling on my layouts, my go-to is usually handwriting BUT every now and then I like to pull out the stamps to change things up a little. This time I’ve used stamps from various sets and created my journaling with an assortment of fonts and varied sizes. I also used a combination of coloured inks to stamp my words which resulted in an interesting display and a focal point in itself for this layout.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock 12x12� white, Studio Calico, Pebbles, Kellie Stamps, Amy Tangerine, Felicity Jane, Scraptastic Club, Jen Hadfield, Simple Stories, Pinkfresh Studio, Pink Paislee

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Hand write it!

WHEN YOU HAVE EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING LIKE JAMIE’S WHY WOULDN’T YOU ADD IT TO YOUR WORK! IT JUST LOOKS FABULOUS!


SUMMER LOVIN’ Jamie Pate - The Jot Team

Journaling! My favorite. I find it easiest to jot down the story using my own hand. Sometimes I will utilize an electronic source. Using my own handwriting, for me, adds a bit of an organic feel to the page. A throw back to traditional scrapbooks, when our grandmother’s beautiful handwriting would be found on the back of all the photos. No matter which way a person chooses to write their story on their pages, write it down no matter. That’s what matters most.

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AWESOME KID

Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team My favourite way to add journaling to a page is by printing it from my computer and cutting it into strips. I love that it adds another design element to the page and there are so many fonts to choose from. I tend to use the ‘Traveling_Typewriter’ font the most.

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SHEREE’S FAVOURITE WAY TO ADD JOURNALING TO HER PAPERY PROJECTS IS WITH JOURNALING STRIPS OFTEN USING THE FONT: “TRAVELING TYPEWRITER”.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock - KaiserCraft, Bazzill. Patterned Paper - Crate Paper. Stickers/Embellishments - Crate Paper, Bella Blvd. Cut File - Elle’s Studio. Stamps - Elle’s Studio, date stamp. Other - black ink, paint, sewing machine, thread, tag, stapler. Jot Magazine 86


ENJOY Loredana Bucaria - The Jot Team I love adding my journaling by using digital stamps with my computer because everything looks clean and simple and I love the result. I love modifying journaling cards or labels:)

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Digital!

LORY HAS ADDED COMPUTER GENERATED JOURNALING TO HER LAYOUT AS WELL AS SOME DIGITAL STAMPS TO COMPLETE HER PAGE.

SUPPLIES| Studio Calico, Bazzill. Other: Photoshop and digital files.

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Stamp a list:

MARDI HAS USED NUMBER STAMPS TO CREATE A JOURNALING LIST ON HER LAYOUT.

1.2.3

Mardi Winen - The Jot Team

I chose stamping to create the journaling on my layout in a numbered dot point style. I loved the bold look it added and the simple sentiments from the stamping. I also love that I stepped out of my comfort zone and stamped as it usually terrifies me.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Bella Boulevard Stamps- Heidi Swapp, Ali Edwards, Studio Calico. Stazon ink

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No Journaling!

NOT ALL LAYOUTS HAVE TO HAVE JOURNALING - SOMETIMES YOUR PHOTO AND A FEW LITTLE WORD STRIPS IS ENOUGH.

“..Choose a photo, title and ephemera that help tell your story. All you may then need to add is a date stamp.” Jot Magazine 90


JOY

Felicity Wilson - The Jot Team

When you think of documenting memories, we think journaling. However, there are times when we have a photo, the ephemera and title and feel stuck where to write journaling or simply even what to write. Ever thought why that is? Perhaps it is because the photo and the layout you have created says everything you need to say. There is nothing more to add, maybe if you add the journaling you feel like you are repeating yourself. SUPPLIES: Crate Paper. Citrus Twist, Pink Fresh Studio, Shimmerz paints, Hip Kit Club

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YOU’VE GOT MAIL

THE LOW DOWN ON POCKET LETTERS A fun way to not only use up your paper crafting supplies but to also get creative, Pocket Letters allow you to share with other crafty friends by exchanging pockets filled with all sorts of bits and pieces. Think of pocket letters as a modern twist on traditional pen pal letter writing. Paper crafter Belinda Spencer has been exchanging pocket letters with Jot Girl Felicity Wilson recently and she shares her pocket letter story with us. Plus we showcase some gorgeous Pocket Letters from both our Jot Girls and our talented readers in our gallery.

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“Pocket letters are a super fun and creative take on the pen pal tradition.”

POCKET LETTERS

BELINDA SPENCER

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON POCKET LETTERS? Pocket letters are a super fun and creative take on the pen pal tradition. They provide the opportunity to create something cute, use up your leftover bits and pieces as well as put a smile on the face of the recipient when they receive a lovely surprise in their mail box. HOW LONG HAVE YOU AND FELICITY BEEN EXCHANGING POCKET LETTERS? Felicity and I only started swapping pocket letters by chance in March 2017. I have been a long time fan of Felicity’s beautiful work so I leapt at the chance to swap

with her. I had already created pocket letters for swaps in the past but had never received anything in return so I was super excited to swap with Felicity. HOW OFTEN DO YOU SWAP POCKET LETTERS? I haven’t swapped pocket letters on a regular basis…as yet! I do create them once a quarter for a pocket letter workshop that I teach at my local scrapbook store. I do hope to swap more often though if time permits.

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POCKET LETTER BY FELICITY WILSON

“I have received two pocket letters from Felicity and they are both equally beautiful. Felicity creates amazingly layered work with lots of texture that I love so much. If I have to choose a favourite though, it’s this one that came with a coffee bag attached!” ~ Belinda Jot Magazine 96


BELINDA SPENCER

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO FILL YOUR POCKETS WITH?

DO YOU JUST USE A DIVIDED PAGE PROTECTOR AS YOUR BASE?

Filling the pockets with goodies is my absolute favourite part of creating pocket letters. I love to create a treasure hunt for the recipient with hidden treats to find.

I use a trading card pocket page to create my pocket letters. These are readily available from newsagents and scrapbook stores. They are perfect as they are divided into nine sections measuring 2 ½ “ x 3 ½ “.

Items that work best are ones that are not too bulky - cute paper clips, die cuts, stickers, tea or coffee bags, washi tape (wrapped around tags), little wood veneer pieces, sequins and buttons. It’s pretty much whatever you can fit in there!

IS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN EXCHANGING POCKET LETTERS? I have created pocket letters for two previous exchanges so I am still finding my feet. It is fun coming up with different ways to include treats and making the pockets interactive. Jot Magazine 97


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BELINDA SPENCER

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT POCKET LETTER EXCHANGES? The best thing about pocket letter exchanges is knowing that you have created something that is potentially going to brighten the day of the person who receives it. Then, of course, there is the excitement of waiting for your own pocket letter to arrive in the mail.

I think it would be fun to create some to send out just as a random act of kindness without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ADD LAYERS TO YOUR POCKET CARDS | While you can’t go overboard with bulky layers, it is surprising how much you can fit in each pocket. You can always attach things to the back of your pockets if they don’t fit in the pocket.

TRY TO CREATE A BEAUTIFULLY CO-ORDINATED LOOK TO YOUR POCKET LETTER BY USING THE ONE COLLECTION OF PAPER AND EMBELLISHMENTS|This saves time in trying to match random products. Patterned paper pads are perfect for this.

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NATALIE’S CUTE AND COLOURFUL SEQUIN SHAKER POCKET.


POCKET LETTERS

“FOR ME, THE FUN WAS IN THE CREATION AND THE CHANCE TO PLAY WITH SOME NEW AND OLDER PRODUCT IN EXCITING WAYS.”

NATALIE ELPHINSTONE The Jot Team To be honest I’m not entirely sure what the formal concept of the pocket letter is, but in my mind the idea is that I would fill each of the pockets with a card or embellishment that can be pulled out and used separately in different projects. And of course, it’s all about sharing.

So I fully intend on giving this away to someone else so they can benefit from some ready-made coordinated cards.

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ALL THE LAYERS AND TAGS AND ELEMENTS ON LAUREN’S CARDS.


POCKET LETTERS

LAUREN HENDER The Jot Team

Pocket letters are used for all sorts of things. Some send them as little creative gifts, others just store their left over little scrappy pieces, but I love to make cute little clusters to use in my travellers notebooks.

I knew that all those left over gorgeous bits and pieces I have from my layouts would just get lost if didn’t do something with them.

This way when I’m heading out and want to take my travellers notebook with me or just want to do something quickly at home I can simply use my pocket letters to quickly whip up a layout.

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LIZZY HILL

Central Coast, NSW Here’s a pocket letter I did in February for a girl in the UK. I decorate both the front and back [some peeps only do the front] and I find them a BRILLIANT way to use up scrappy bits and bobs that are hanging around my scrappy space!

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POCKET LETTERS

We love:

That Lizzy has included all sorts of bits and pieces for her letter pocket recipient.. including a Twinings tea bag, embellishments and tags.

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RACHEL DUTKO Adelaide, SA My pocket letter was inspired by the Jot Magazine April 2017 Mood Board challenge. I have used Crate Paper ‘Maggie Holmes -Gather’ and ‘Craft Market’ collections. I’ve also used Dear Lizzy, Pink Fresh Studio, and Elle’s Studio alphas.

We love:

..that Rachel has used our Jot Mood Board as the inspiration for her colour palette in her pocket letter.

RACHEL’S BLOG

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CLAIR RIGBY Wigan, UK.

My Pocket Letter was made for my lovely friend, Lisa, who showed an interest in my new obsession with Pocket Letters. Lisa’s own crafting style is soft and whimsical, so I made her pocket letter with the First Edition’s ‘Paper Flowers’, Dear Lizzy die-cuts and a handmade beaded embellishment. Stitched details and sequins are my favourites!

CLAIR’S BLOG

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POCKET LETTERS

CLAIR RIGBY Wigan, UK.

I made this Pocket Letter for a friend who owns her own small business. It’s hard work being self employed, so I wanted to send her a little encouragement! I made the base of each card with co-ordinating ‘scraps’, then included a cute ‘Boss Babe’ stamp from Heidi Swapp, some Elle’s Studio die-cuts and a little bit of bling in the form of small sparkles and sequins!

CLAIR’S BLOG

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JotSpotting

WHAT HAVE THE JOT GIRLS BEEN SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA? In our 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.

Kim Jeffress My Happy Place!

@kimjeffress

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Natalie Elphinstone I’ve never designed scrapbooking products before so I was super excited when Studio Calico asked me to contribute some ideas to the Printables they included in my March Documenter Workshop! @natalieelph

Sheree Forcier Fun new Fancy Pants felt pennants to brighten up my desk!

@shereeforcier

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Yvette Adams

I love my backyard in autumn. It’s too cold to hang out there but I like to see it from cosy indoors. @eeveeadams

Anna Allan This is the kind of memory that I hope my kids will always look back on and remember their childhood being like. May the pages of their lives be filled with adventure, intrigue, love and togetherness.

@annamayde

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Raquel Bowman

Easter fun 2017 - the hunt begins! @raquelp

COMING BACK TO EARTH AFTER EXPERIENCING MY FIRST EVER HOT AIR BALLOON>>

Leanne Allinson Coming back to earth after experiencing my first ever hot air balloon ride. Would I do it again? Absolutely! Even with a 2am start to the day! @leanne_allinson

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Felicity Wilson

Easter time at the farm involves lots of bunny ears, chocolate egg hunts and huge amounts of energy from the said chocolate!

@flisw

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Jamie Pate

Springtime in the Rockies can be very slow coming. But when it does appear, it’s all beauty. @jamiepate

Amanda Hall Escape2Create mugs are in the house. #scrapbookretreat

@apolkadotheart

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Sharmaine Kruijver Easter Holidays and we spied an important message in the sky. @4squirts

Mardi Winen

Pretty pink macramĂŠ. @mardi_jane

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^^ ...WE SPIED AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE..


Kim Archer

Hoping to make this a reality Sept/Oct this year with Debbie, Capri and Chelsea. Deep in the planning stage at the moment. Trying to contain the excitement while we see if it’s all gonna work out!

Petra Corcoran

^^ DEEP IN THE PLANNING STAGE AT THE MOMENT.

And this is why I really love this table and this space. We can finally work on documenting together. @petracorcoran

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Let ’s meet on Instagram. Jot Mag has it ’s own account. Follow along here>>

Jot Magazine Working on a project that’s been brewing for a long time in my head and a little while ago I decided to quit thinking of excuses not to do it and just jump in with both feet and make a start. So I did. And now I wonder why I was hesitant! It’s coming together beautifully. Sometimes you’ve just gotta jump and trust things will fall together as they’re intended. @jotmagazine

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Lauren Hender

Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband. My best friend who is kind, thoughtful, brave and constant. Love you always. @lauren_hender

Loredana Bucaria I love spring, its colors, its smells, its warmth and especially things you can wear! Lately I am in love with short socks from Calzedonia, a famous brand over here and I love to wear them with typical spring shoes, so called “Francesine� @loredanabucaria

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STORY TELLING

YOUR FAVOURITE TIME OF THE DAY Our STORY TELLING gallery isn’t just about pretty photos and embellishments -- our focus is on the story. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Do you love the quiet of the morning and that first cup of coffee/tea? Or are you someone who loves the late hour as it’s your time for creating when everyone else is in bed? Let’s check out our Story Telling gallery. Jot Magazine 120


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SUPPLIES | Bella Blvd. Illustrated Faith. Bazzill.

Jamie Pate - The Jot Team My favorite time of the day is the morning. Make that the quiet part of the morning. For me it’s my time for God. Coffee. And planning the day. It’s just the only way I know how to start.

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ANY TIME Sharmaine Kruijver - The Jot Team My favourite time is time spent with family, especially our four girls. I created my own background paper using word.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Target. Alphas: American Crafts. Embellishments: Crate, Shimelle, Echo Park, Life Love Paper. Other: Studio Calico packaging, ink, typewriter, pencil.

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KIM’S BIG OLD SHINY GOLD FOILED TITLE


HAPPINESS Kim Jeffress - The Jot Team When we visited Disneyland earlier this year, we found the perfect time to visit Cars Land was at night. The neon lights all lit up were just like the movie.

SUPPLIES | American Crafts cardstock, Paper: Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp Foil title, Colorshine, Bella Blvd stickers, Greatest View flair

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HOW MARDI HAS USED A PROJECT LIFE CARD AS HER TITLE.

LOVE THIS PART Mardi Winen - The Jot Team I loved telling this little story about our evening routine. I kept the page very minimal in keeping with my simple story.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock and Project Life card - Ali Edwards, Papers - Pink Fresh. Other - Crate Paper, machine stitching, paper doily.

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Check out

“USING MY SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS I WAS ABLE TO TRANSLATE THE “COFFEE MEME” DIRECTLY ONTO THE CARDSTOCK, MUCH LIKE A CLEAR STAMP.”

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TRUE STORY

Leanne Allinson - The Jot Team I live for that first cup of coffee in the morning! I’m not a completely crazy person if I don’t get my kick of caffeine first thing but I do seem to be on autopilot until that moment. My favourite time of day is in these first few minutes of rising and having the quietness of the house to myself before the rush of the day begins. The meme I found online seems to sum it up for me perfectly, “A Poem for Mornings... coffee coffee coffee...”

SUPPLIES |American Crafts, Kraft. Paper - Bella BLVD/Illustrated Faith. Alphabets - Scrapmatts. Embellishments - Scraptastic clear stamps, mist, ink, silhouette portrait sketch pens (black), Bella BLVD washi tape, Illustrated Faith phrase stickers, staples, typewriter.

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USE SENTIMENT STICKERS THAT HELP TELL YOUR STORY IN THE JOURNALING.


SATURDAY

Felicity Wilson - The Jot Team

Nothing makes my heart melt more than when my kids climb into bed with me in the morning on a weekend and read. A nice slow relaxing start on a Saturday morning makes this my favourite time and one I look forward to.

SUPPLIES | American Crafts, Crate Paper, Pink Fresh Studio, Hip Kit Club, Felicity Jane Studios.

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FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY Anna Allan - The Jot Team

At first, I struggled with what exactly IS my favourite time of day. I enjoy many parts of my days - breakfast time (especially on school days when I get to eat it with NO interruptions or noise!) mail time (cos there could be something exciting there!), bedtime (that feeling of sinking your head into that pillow and sighing as your body relaxes into sleep)...but I decided to document a very simple snippet of time in every day that you can miss so easily as it comes and goes so quickly. But when you do become part of that moment in time, it’s just such a beautiful thing.. with the sun shining in on you and that feeling of calm as the day transitions into night. Absolutely magnificent.

SUPPLIES |Cardstock - white 12x12�, Liquitex ink, Studio Calico, Sassafras, Heidi Swapp, D-lish Scraps, date stamp, hand cut leaf shapes, journal pen

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..THE CUTE LITTLE TYPEWRITER EMBELLISHMENT THAT SHEREE HAS USED.


9.30 AM

Sheree Forcier - The Jot Team I love that time of day when the school run is done, the house is quiet, morning chores are taken care of and I can escape into my craft room to create. So fun!

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: American Crafts. Papers: Crate Paper. Embellishments: Crate Paper. Alphas: Pink Paislee. Stamps: Ali Edwards, Kelly Purkey, Gossamer Blue. Other: Ranger Black Ink, tag, date stamp, stapler, sewing machine.

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EVERYDAY MAGIC

Raquel Bowman - The Jot Team My favourite time of the day, as soppy and cliché as it sounds, is anytime that I am with these three. It is not always easy and we have our moments, but there is no where else I’d rather be.

SUPPLIES | Cardstock: Kaisercraft. Papers: Pinkfresh Studio. Embellishments: Pinkfresh Studio, Bella Blvd. Other: typewriter, crochet string, Silhouette Cameo.

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YOU’VE GOT THIS

Loredana Bucaria - The Jot Team My favorite time of the day without any doubts, is the evening! Its silence and the quiet are my favorite things of the day! The to do lists are gone, thoughts are for the day after and I am happy to enjoy the minutes slowly! My boy is in his bed and I have the best “me time”.

SUPPLIES |Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned papers: Studio Calico. Embellishments: Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, Crate Paper. Other: Studio Calico ink, Paislee Press digitals.

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MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE DAY

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FROM AM TO PM Lisa Borbely - Sweden

I like using grids on my pages and this page was so easy to put together. My journaling talks about one of those magical summer mornings when the day begins to warm up and the sun is shining...and I had to spend most of the day inside at work! But I took advantage of the evening to sit on the patio.

SUPPLIES | Digital stamps: Kellie Stamps. Font: Bromello . Ali Edwards.

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OH MY

Sarah Bargo My favorite time of the day is in the morning when the warm rays of sunlight comes streaming through my window onto my couch, with a hot fresh cup of coffee in my hands, it’s so warm and cosy! I work full time which means I don’t get to enjoy that very often. I think it’s important that we don’t take the little things in life for granted, those are usually the things that make life wonderful!

SUPPLIES |Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, May Arts ribbon, Maggie Holmes, Project Life cards by Dear Lizzy, My Mind’s Eye, Shimmerz, Golden Paints gesso, WRMK typewriter. Jot Magazine 142


READER GALLERY

We love that Sarah has added in a 6 x 12” pocket page to go with her layout. SARAH’S WEBSITE

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EARLY RISER Louise Fortune - UK

This story is my dedication to that beautiful part of he day that I used to hate but now love and miss if I get up later. Sunrise, dawn, stupid o’clock whatever you know it as is my favourite part of the day.

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Louise created the “Memo” 4x6” pocket card and is able to email the PDF template to anyone interested. Please email hello@jotmagazine.com and we will forward your details to Louise and she will be in touch with you. SUPPLIES |Shimelle, Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes, Simple Stories, Pink Paislee, Freckled Fawn.

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LOVELY EVENING Lisa Borbely - Sweden

I love how using a cardstock as a frame makes the layout pop! I created a simple collage on my phone that I printed for this.

SUPPLIES |Cocoa Daisy, Studio Calico kits.

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SCRAPBOOKING

JOURNALING CARDS Hello there! Following on from our Hello Gallery, here’s a selection of wonderful pocket filler cards for pocket pages from Jot Girls Leanne, Sheree, Mardi and Felicity! PROJECTS & PHOTOGRAPHY: Leanne Allinson, Mardi Winen, Sheree Forcier + Felicity Wilson Jot Magazine 147


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LEANNE ALLINSON

Leanne Allinson HELLO. IT’S ME STEP ONE | Trim black and white patterned paper to 3” x 4”, and a solid black cardstock, slightly smaller to 2.75” x 3.75”. STEP TWO | Using an electronic or manual die cutting machine cut out the word “hello” from white cardstock. Then trim the white cardstock to 2.5” x 3.5” STEP THREE | Centre and layer each piece, with your largest piece of paper at the back. STEP FOUR | Add gold foil/black alpha stickers to the front of the filler card to complete.

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HE SAID HELLO

Glitter Letters

HOW TO // STEP ONE | Trim grid patterned paper to size 3” x 4”. Trim additional black and white patterned paper to 1” x 3” and a piece of black cardstock to 0.25” x 3”.

look so cool!

STEP TWO | Adhere the black and white patterned paper to the grid background. Add the strip of black cardstock to the top of the patterned paper. STEP THREE | Using grey alphabet stickers, add the phrase “he/she said..” to the top of the filler card. STEP FOUR | Complete the filler card by adding the word “hello” with gold glitter thickers alphabet stickers.

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+ STAMPS

WHAT YOU NEED | Cardstock: American Crafts. Patterned paper: Bella BLVD. Alphabet stickers: American Crafts Thickers, October Afternoon Alphas.


LEANNE ALLINSON

{HEY} HELLO HOW TO // STEP ONE | Trim white cardstock to size 3” x 4”. STEP TWO | Trim two strips of black, white and grey patterned paper at varying widths and add to the top of the filler card on an angle. Machine stitch in place. STEP THREE | Add the word “hey” in black thickers in the centre on the card. To make the word pop, I have also added coordinating thickers brackets. STEP FOUR | Complete the card by stamping the word “hello” as shown.

Keeping it simple means you can whip up pocket filler cards in record time!

WHAT YOU NEED | Cardstock: American Crafts. Patterned paper: Bella BLVD. Alphabets: American Crafts. Stamp: Jillibean Soup. Other: black ink, machine stitching.

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“I was totally surprised when making these cards just how many “hello” sticker sentiments I owned.”

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FELICITY WILSON

Felicity Wilson Creating filler cards with the words ‘hello’ was lots of fun. There are endless possibilities which makes these cards easily adaptable for any themed pocket page spread.

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To make my set of cards, I first created some water colour misted backgrounds on my 3x4” cards. HELLO MY DARLING - CARD 1 STEP ONE | Once your mixed media background is dry, start layering on various embellishments. I’ve used die-cuts and stickers. STEP TWO | Add in your “Hello” sentiment stickers. STEP THREE | Add a little washi tape to the top and if needed back your card on some cardstock for added durability. Jot Magazine 154


FELICITY WILSON

HELLO. HELLO. HELLO THERE - CARD 2 STEP ONE |Once your background is dry, gather your hello sentiments and any embellishments you want to include. STEP TWO | Adhere your sentiments with your chosen adhesive or use staples to secure them in place if you prefer. STEP THREE | Once you are happy with your cluster of embellishments, wrap some twine or thread around your card several times for added texture. HELLO, MY LOVE - CARD 3 Once your background is dry, start layering and placing your elements. Staple elements if preferred. Finish by adding in some gold foil heart embellishments.

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Pretty papers

+ TEENY

embellishments make cute cards

Mardi Winen I JUST LOVE USING SCRAPS AND RANDOM EMBELLISHMENTS TO MAKE POCKET PAGE CARDS. USING UP OFF CUTS APPEALS TO MY ‘LESS WASTE’ MINDSET.

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MARDI WINEN

HELLO GOOD TIMES

To create this card I first stamped ‘hello’ in a repeat pattern all over the background before adding an embellishment cluster over top. I’ve machine stitched some of my elements into place. Jot Magazine 157


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MARDI WINEN

SCRAPPY LAYERS HOW TO // STEP ONE | Start by building a base for each “scrappy” cards using scraps of paper. I stapled and stitched mine together before trimming down to 3” x 4”. STEP TWO | Collect a variety of tags or ephemera to cluster on top. STEP THREE | Add a word or sentiment sticker to finish. Team with your favourite 3x4” photos.

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SHEREE FORCIER

Sheree Forcier I have a renewed love of stamping lately! Alphabet stamps in particular are the perfect way to make your own custom titles and sentiments. It's so easy to make your own embellishments and unique filler cards for pocket pages using stamps!

SUPPLIES | Patterned papers - Crate Paper, American Crafts. Stamps - Kerri Bradford Studio. Ink: Ranger, Stampin’ Up. Other sewing machine, plain white card, foam tape, circle punch.

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SHEREE FORCIER

HELLO NEW ADVENTURES HOW TO // STEP ONE |Cut strips from two patterned papers and adhere to top and bottom of a white 3 x 4” card. STEP TWO | Stitch along patterned papers with sewing machine as shown. STEP THREE |Stamp the word ‘hello’ onto the centre of the card in the white space. STEP FOUR | Print the words ‘new adventures’ using your computer, cut out and adhere to card to complete.

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SHEREE FORCIER

HERE WE ARE STEP ONE | Cut strips from two patterned papers and adhere down the left side of a white 3 x 4” card. STEP TWO | Stitch down the patterned paper strips. STEP THREE | Stamp the ‘we are here’ sentiment onto the bottom right of the white card with black ink. STEP FOUR | Stamp the arrow with green ink, cut out and adhere into place.

LOVE THIS SHOT HOW TO // STEP ONE | Adhere two strips of patterned paper across the top of a 3 x 4 white card. STEP TWO | Add stitching to patterned paper. STEP THREE | Stamp camera onto spare white cardstock with black ink, punch out with circle punch and adhere to card using foam dots for added dimension. STEP FOUR | Stamp sentiments onto spare white cardstock with green ink. Cut into strips and adhere to card.

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hey mum,

are you busy?

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

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P O C K E T

SCRAPBOOKING G A L L E R Y

We love pocket scrapbooking here at Jot Mag and we have another awesome gallery showcasing some innovative and gorgeous pocket pages.

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Leanne Allinson The Jot Team - Australia

Project Life is fast becoming a place to collect my favourite photos and jot down our significant memories before I forget what occurred during that particular week. I wish I could say I am completely up to date with this project but I am far from that goal as the weeks stretch out before me.

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For this spread I have added bullet points to help with the journaling. They have been typed onto a grid style patterned paper and then added directly to my filler cards. In my photos I’ve tried to capture both our everyday as well as current trends. School holidays plus Easter dominated our Week 15.

Leanne’s Blog

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Lauren Hender The Jot Team - NSW

I think I have fallen in love with 6x8 inch pocket pages. They are quick and easy and look so adorable sitting on the shelf. This spread came together quickly as I had some photos left over from a treasured weekend away and I knew I wanted them featured.

Lauren’s blog

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“I think I have fallen in love with 6x8 inch pocket pages!�

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Natalie Elphinstone The Jot Team - Melbourne, Australia

I’m sooo far behind on my Project Life, and in fact have only just started on my 2017 album! But I’m determined to catch up, and I find that using my Studio Calico kits really helps me pull together the spreads quickly.

I always like to add lots of journaling because for me that’s what it’s really about - capturing the stories - so I always make sure to leave plenty of space for writing.

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Mardi Winen The Jot Team - South Australia

I have finally ended my love/hate relationship with Project Life and embraced it this year. It has taken a year or two to evolve into a simple style and I am finally happy.

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This month I added in lots of digital stamps from Kellie Stamps, creating a theme throughout my pages.

MARDI’S BLOG

I love to use flaps throughout my album often hiding my typed stories there.

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Petra Corcoran The Jot Team - Brisbane, Australia

This is my Week 12 Project Life layout. I am still using the Becky Higgins Project 52 Fresh Edition. Sometimes I love to just grab a sheet of alphas and use them as much as possible on a weekly layout.

I stick to the same colour alphabets off the sheet and try to find words or accents I can add to compliment the Project Life cards from the kit. This time I decided on these small light blue alphas but you can use whatever colour, size and type that takes your fancy.

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Don’t forget to use the punctuation and characters on the alpha set. In this layout I used the asterisks and hash tags just as an example of using these.

PETRA’S BLOG

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Felicity Wilson The Jot Team - Queensland, Australia

For my pocket page I wanted to add a lot of colour however I toned the page down with some white pocket cards which allowed for a more balanced and less overwhelming feel.

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Machine stitching is a subtle way to add texture that doesn’t add too much dimension to the pockets.

FELICITY’S BLOG

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Jamie Pate The Jot Team - Colorado, USA

I like to keep the pages cohesive by only using a few key colors. Pink and yellow along with a few pops of green complimented these images as well as give this multi-week spread the feel of a single story.

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Plenty of journaling to tell the story is super important to me as well.

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Loredana Bucaria The Jot Team - Italy

I AM so behind with this year my Project Life album but I don’t give up and I will catch up! I love the minimalist approach that I’m using this year, a lot of words, a lot of pics and some little details. Love this.

SUPPLIES |Paislee Press, Studio Calico.

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POCKET PAGES

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Fauve Van Maanen The Netherlands

We love to do some photo shoots before school starts. This was a cool industrial place with grunge colors that just screamed out for a photo shoot. These colors are my favorite.

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Moon Lee Taiwan

I love using pocket pages plus traditional pages to record our trips. It is easy to include lots of photos this way!

MOON’S BLOG

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Diana Sanchez Texas, USA

We took an unexpected little road trip with my nephews and I was able to take lots of neat photos with my GoPro. This layout was very easy to put together thanks to the pictures and some digital stamps from Kellie Stamps.

DIANA’S BLOG

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I wanted to document my “week in the life� but I also wanted to keep it real simple. Thankfully I had these great Color Cast Designs acrylics that gave color to my black and white photos.

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BY SHARI BREWER

TIMES A FLYIN’ AND SHARI’S KIDS ARE GROWING UP. FAST!

DIARY. OH. EM. GEE. I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW QUICKLY TIME IS PASSING – INDEED, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE I’M SURE. BUT since when did I become the mother of a 20 year old? That’s right, big boy Liam has now turned 20 and I think that means I’m considered middle-aged. Bloody hell! You know, Diary, I assumed Liam turning 18 would be a shock. Before this happened, just the thought I’d ever have a child of legal drinking age was beyond my comprehension. It. Is. Not. Possible. But here we are further down the track of time and now he is no longer even a teen. So proud of the lovely young man he is, but at the same time horrified by the time warp that has become my life! I have to stop and pinch myself to prove its reality! Jot Magazine 186


I know the time-whizzing phenomenon is speeding up and we are all getting older (and my desire to keep denying the approaching nudge that is 50 is failing) because not only do I own a child in his 20’s, son number 2, Scott, shall be 18 in a matter of months!

Why then Diary, do I feel like a 14 year old some days? Is it because that’s when I started sharing life with you? And here we are, after all this time and so many thoughts, words and dreams? At least Scott is asking not to have an 18th party and for that I am so relieved! I’m much happier slipping him the couple of hundred bucks he’d rather put towards an overseas adventure at the end of the school year. I should really be thankful for him and the young man he’s become too as he’s determined to follow his heart towards a career in music. He’s a good lad with solid plans and all the hints and feedback indicate he’ll be studying at The Conservatorium of Music next year. Proud mum moments ahead!

Seven year old Gina, on the other hand, being so much younger, changes her mind daily about what she’d like to pursue in the future. But at this stage she’s decided adamantly that she intends being a vet, a hairdresser, a teacher, a doctor and a grocery store checkout operator. All simultaneously and slotted into the most complex shift roster you’ve ever seen. Seven days per week of course, because who needs sleep? (Trick question: ME, that’s who?)

Additionally, because Gina could never stand for things being simple, time needs to be scheduled for fidgetspinner spinning tricks and vocal training in preparation for her intended audition on The Voice.

And yes, it’s already been decided – by her – that if only Seal or Boy George were to turn their chair she wouldn’t progress into the next round as only being on Team Delta will do. I often remind her that a priority is to keep participating in the school choir with a special focus on not crying during songs that she feels are sad. Like “Bound for Botany Bay” because those poor convicts won’t return to Old England and that’s enough to make anyone sob. Give us all strength… and earplugs.

Because that thing called time doesn’t look like slowing down, it’s probably fitting I say bye for now and get on with my forever growing list of things to do. Once again, Diary, thanks for being here and listening.

Shari x

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 seven year old) 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. Teenage Survival Coach Website Jot Magazine 187


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Jot Mag Issue 18  
Jot Mag Issue 18  

Fresh, fast and fabulous paper crafting and memory keeping ideas. This issue we talk pocket letters, pocket pages and we share plenty of fun...

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