Creative Jumpstarts 14

Happy Monday, friends!
Today, Marcy and I have another fun Creative Jumpstarts to share with you!  We are switching back to pocket scrapping this week and our challenge for you is to incorporate some type of insert into your albums!

I decided to work in my March Project Life album for this challenge.  I had a bunch of extra photos from March that didn't make it into my pages, so I created a vellum envelope to store them.  I used one piece of vellum, folded in half to create my insert.  Before I folded and sewed the edges, I printed a few digital brushes onto the right hand side of my page.  I love the effect the brushes add, and I love being able to see through the vellum pages.

I kept my pocket super easy by just sewing the edges, punching holes and adding in my photos.  I thought about including a few extra embellishments to jazz it up, but similar is definitely easier these days!! 

And that's our challenge for you this week - create an insert in your Project Life albums! And if you don't do pocket scrapping, then try and incorporate some type of "insert" or envelope onto your project!  Have fun and happy creating!

Creative Jumpstarts were created by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan to challenge each other with their paper endeavors. Delivered in the form of bimonthly challenges, they encourage us (and hopefully you too) to stretch supplies, think outside of the box and to remain intentional about the memories we capture.  Challenges are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month.  Projects are shared on our blogs and on Instagram using the hashtag #creativejumpstarts. We'd love it if you'd share along with us at either of those places and be sure to tag us (@helloforeverpaperco and @stephaniebryan) if you do!


Around Here

Just a glimpse of our life right now! Spring is here and everyday is full of bike rides, playgrounds and sand pits! We've also had fun birthdays and rainy beach trips to keep our days full! I love how color starts creeping into our days and our photos as soon as spring! Happy April and happy Spring, friends! 


Designer Spotlight at Scrapbook Expo

I am so honored to be featured on the Designer Spotlight series over at Scrapbook Expo!  I always love doing featured posts because it's makes me stop and reflect on this amazing hobby and all of the amazing friends I have met along the way.  You can read some fun facts about me, and see some of my recent favorite projects over on the Scrapbook Expo blog!  And a great big thank you to the super sweet Paige Evans for featuring me and my work!!  xoxo


Sketchbook with Kelly Purkey

I am so excited to be a contributor in the latest edition of Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook class.  Kelly has taught this class multiple times and I am always floored by her amazing style and genius ideas!  I received my sketches for this class a few days ago and I cannot wait to play around with them (if I can ever find some free time)!!
Here's what Studio Calico has to say about Sketchbook:
Kelly Purkey's awesome Sketchbook class returns to the Calico Classroom with all new original ideas for creative inspiration! In this essential class, you'll fill your sketchbook with 8 original sketches, 50 all new projects including layouts, cards, mini books, and more, and 50 additional sketches based on the projects so you can revisit them again and again. 


-58 sketches - 8 original sketches and 50 variations based on the class projects. 
-4 videos and 8 all new projects from Kelly Purkey.
-42 new projects (layouts, cards, pocket pages & mini albums) from our contributors - all using Studio Calico kits!
-Ideas for adapting a sketch to fit ANY project - layout, card or pocket pages!
-PDF lessons posted each Tuesday and Thursday in May.
-Digital printable journal cards & accents from In A Creative Bubble.
-Digital die cut files from In A Creative Bubble.

If you enroll now, you will receive this awesome 4x6 Sketchbook Stamp set FREE!  Alpha stamps are the new rage to me and I cannot wait to incorporate these into my projects!!  

So are you in??  Hope to see you in the classroom!!  It's going to be full of inspiration!