Ready to continue your journey on becoming an Illustrator expert!? I’m back with Pocket Pop 2! In this brand new class, I will walk you through the intermediate Illustrator functions at your own pace all while building six, colorful and coordinated pocket style journal cards. I’ll show you how to create multiple sizes of journal cards in one file, effectively use gradient color, build complex vector shapes, create your own custom patterns, and more.
Plus I’m giving away a complimentary seat in the course right here on my blog! Just leave a comment on this post and let me know why you want to take Pocket Pop 2. I’ll choose one lucky winner on Monday, Oct. 6th. Increase your chances of winning by sharing the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or your own blog. Just swing back by and create a separate comment with a link to your share. Good luck everyone!
Our little family of three took a wonderful beach vacation this summer. We had the greatest time! Most of our days were spent enjoying the breeze under our beach umbrellas and watching little man run to the ocean and back! I finally got around to completing one of my Project Life vacation spreads today, which captures exactly that. I am still learning how to photograph my pages, too. A bigger challenge than I had previously thought… With a little practice, I hope to have it down to a science so I can share even more of my PL with you!
Most of my pages are photo-heavy, and I work in a few journal cards here and there. For this spread, I didn’t do any journaling and just let the fun, bright colors tell the story! I used a few elements from Creative Retreat’s August Kit (die cuts designed by me for Creative Retreat) as well as my own Shine On (sunshine, everyday smiles cards), Best Job Ever (yellow polka dot), and On the Go (multi-colored stripes) cards. Page Protectors are Becky Higgins Design A and K.
The left hand page is one big photo with a handwritten title to balance the busier, colorful side.
How do you record your travels? Do you keep a separate mini album or do you make it a part of your yearly Project Life?
The wonderful team over at My Scrapbook Art is hosting a giveaway this month! Head on over to enter to win a spot in Pocket Pop, my introductory Adobe Illustrator class. If you haven’t taken the class yet but have been wanting to learn this amazing program, check it out!
Together, we’ll walk through the Illustrator interface while building six, colorful and coordinated pocket cards. I’ll show you how to customize your workspace, mix custom colors, build geometric shapes, create type on a path, apply brushes, work in a three-dimensional workspace and more!
To all who enter, good luck! And if you’ve already enjoyed Pocket Pop, you’ll be excited to hear that Pocket Pop 2 is IN DEVELOPMENT! Yay!!
Fall is here, folks. I know it from the crisp mornings we’ve been having in Georgia (YAY!) and because I baked the first pumpkin bread of the season this week. Done.
Fall is here.
I’ve been baking this particular pumpkin bread recipe for years. Loaves have been given as gifts, shared at family gatherings, or occasionally kept all for myself! Whatever your plans are this season, will you please make this bread?!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 (15 oz.) can Libby’s Pure Pumpkin*
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups King Arthur all purpose white flour*
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, apple sauce water and sugar until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
* Not a sponsored post. I just adore these brands.
Another huge shout out to my friend Tela for Creative Retreat’s September kit! The embellishment kit is now available, and it turned out beautifully! I designed a variety of cardstock due cuts, cork arrows, and the adorable stamp set pictured below. And Tela brilliantly rounded out the kit with Crate Paper rub-ons, Authentique phrase stickers, Jillibean Soup chevron envelopes, Pinkfresh Studio gold foil alphas, and a brightly patterned washi tape. Get it all for $19.99.
These kits are ideal for pocket style scrapbookers, and I’ve just released a new set of printable journal cards that coordinate perfectly with this month’s collection. THIS. journal card set is now available in my Etsy store for just $3.00.
I hope you love the kit and journal card set! And I hope you’ll share your creations in my Pocket Source gallery, too!