memorial day giveaway

For the last 3 years, I've kept a project life style scrapbook. Before that, I made a lot of minibooks about my travels and made a small collection of layouts for the Dares, but nothing on a regular basis. Layouts never came easy for me. I never knew what to do with all that space and, most of the time, made them very small so I wouldn't have to. I never knew what do with them after I'd made them. To this day I have a stack of pages I don't know where to put. Minis always made more sense; they're small, they're self-contained, they're specific. Pocket scrapbooking turned out to be the perfect solution for a crafter like me. It's inserts are small and the pages self-contained like a mini but flexible enough for anything I want to make whether that means getting more creative, or less. Now I actually use the pictures I take and have a place for all that pretty paper I love to hoard so much. High five!

You can see my first, second and third years of PL in my Projects gallery.


Over the last year, as I tweaked my approach and zeroed in on my fav products, I've accumulated a lot of "back-ups." Enough that I have the makings for a great starter set. If you've ever wanted to try project life/pocket scrapbooking now's your chance.

Included are:

  • 1 brand new chipboard Handbook perfect for recovering
  • A fat stack of page protectors of all configurations (you'll just need to punch new holes to work with the handbook like I did last year)
  • An even fatter stack (3 inches!) of Studio Calico project life cards, the accumulation of the last few months and a few collections I scored on eBay.
  • 2 goodie bags filled with a huge selection of bits and baubles from Studio Calico Project Life kits—sequins, cork doodads, die cuts, paper clips, stamps, badges, washi tape, stickers, alphabets, veener—everything you could possibly want to embellish the hell out of your album.

Just leave a comment here with your name and email address, and I'll select a winner Tuesday at noon, PST. If all goes well, you could be working on your album by Saturday. US residents only, please.

Edited 5/27 to add—Congratulations Enjoli, you're lucky winner! #26 on the 26th.