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Hello everyone ! It's Mindi here with you today on the blog. I am so excited to be sharing some fall inspired pocket pages using the Happy Harvest Simple Set. For this first page I wanted to add either a full sized photo or a full sized page. You will see that I added a photo on the top and then added some patterened paper in a fun pattern. 
 
 
This next page is another one from our pumpkin patch visit. I simply embellished it with some stickers from the collection. 
 
 
Let's move on to this next page. This one is all about Thanksgiving. The Happy Harvest Simple Set has a lot of great Thanksgiving themed products to help you tell your holiday stories. 
 
 
My last page continues on with some more photos from our Thanksgiving holiday. I used some of the great cut apart filler and journaling cards on this one. 
 
 
Thanks for joining me on the blog today. I don't know about you but I am so glad that Fall is here!

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Hello everyone. It's Mindi here with you today. I am so excited to be sharing some pocket pages that I have created with the new Vintage Blessings collection. This collection is full of fall inspired colors and elements as well as a Grateful/Family theme as well. That is what I chose to focus on and I had a bunch of great family photos to use. These photos were from a few years ago when my parents were here visiting for Thanksgiving. We thought it would be fun to go and take some family photos. 
 
 
When I started putting these pages together I thought it would be fun to add a starter page. I thought that It would be different to have a see thru element to divide these pages in my album. These transparency sheets from Grafix are perfect for these types of projects. You can find them in some craft stores and also at Scrapbook.com. I cut it down to the same size of the pocket page protectors and then I cut it down to be 3.5 in width. 
 
 
Since it was going to be a see through element I played around with some of the die cut pieces and ended up using the word Family. It was a great fit as it layered on top of the photo so nicely. I placed it sideways and on the edge for a fun and layered element. 
 
 
Let's talk about this first page for a minute. I knew that I wanted to include a photo of all of us to begin this set of pages. The other bit of information that I wanted to add was the date and what these pages were about. This pink doily paper looked like a great place to add some stickers and other embellishments. 
 
 
Here is a look at the next set of pages. This top left journaling card was so cute with the row of houses on the bottom and it had lots of room for some journaling up above. I added the story about how we originally had plans to have our photos taken by a professional photographer friend of mine but one of my kids was super sick. We waited a few days so that she could get feeling better and headed out to try and get some family photos on our own. 
 
 
One of the things that I wanted to do is to include photos and pages not in page protectors. I had so many photos that I wanted to include that I enlarged this one of my son and added in my album. There was some white space on the photo that I added in some journaling and a sticker that says JOY. 
 
 
I took one of my favorite photos and enlarged it so that it went all the way across my album for a dramatic look. I kept the embellishing pretty simple so that it didn't take away from the photo. 
 
 
On the other side of my big photo I wanted to balance out the photos with some patterned paper and embellishments. I layered some washi tape and some stickers underneath the big house sticker. 
 
 
Putting together a collage of photos is always a great way to add more photos to any project. I added 4 smaller photos together and printed them to use on this page. This bird patterened paper was simply too cute not to use in a major way. So I cut it down and added my photo collage to the corner and finished it off with some embellishments. I sure love the photo stickers. I think I used them on every page. 
 
 
On the other side of the photo collage page I wanted to add in another non photo page. I went with this pink polka dot paper and then embellished it with this darling quilted heart and then some other stickers and die cut pieces. Opposite from the pink page I added in a photo and a journaling card. The two cute birds were a perfect combination to the photo of my two boys. I layered some stickers and journaling in the middle of the journaling card. 
 
 
Here is a look at my last set of pages. A few last photos and journaling cards. I continued with using the same similar embellishments, stamps, and enamel dots for a consistent look. 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for coming over to the blog today. Putting these pages together was so fun. I hope that you found some inspiration today. 

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Hello everyone ! It's Mindi here with you today. I am so happy to be sharing some pocket pages using the new collection called Beautiful. And Beautiful it is, the colors are so very soft and pretty. I decided to use this collection for some everyday sorts of stories and photos. This first one is all about a wonderful weekend we had with family. Here is a look at the first spread. 
 
 
During this particular weekend we took a drive down to the local park. We actually had water flowing in the river and we wanted to show it off to our guests. To start out this spread I had this big photo of the flowers and the water I wanted to use. I also had several more photos that I wanted to incorporate into this spread without adding extra inserts or pages. That is where the Photo Flips can come in handy. I placed a photo flip on top of my page protector so that you can flip the pocket and still see the photo inside of the bigger pocket page. 
 
 
On the back side of the flip pocket I added a chipboard piece, some journaling and a photo of us at the park. These photo flips are a great way to add in extra photos and stories to your layouts. I love them. 
 
 
One the opposite side of the big photo I have a 4x6 photo and a journaling card beneath it. This photo is of our Sunday dinner. I added some journaling onto my photo and a few stickers to add a little bit of gold. I really liked adding in little bits of gold here and there to my pages. It was the perfect touch to these pretty colors. 
 
 
This next set of pages are all about friends and making cookies. My daughter had a friend over for the afternoon and most of the evening. The first thing that they wanted to do was to make cookies together. For the most part I let them do their thing and snapped a few photos along the way.  Here is a look at what the whole spread plus an insert looks like layered together. 
 
 
This collection is really universal as far as what you can use it for. I really loved all the wonderful quotes that were included. This "So Thankful" sticker was perfect for the story of the friendship that these two girls share. I added the number 4 and the letter U to spell out So Thankful 4U. Underneath it I journaled about how thankful I was that my daughter has such a great friend. 
 
 
I decided to use an insert in between my two pages. I used a pocket page that has 4 3x4 pockets and I cut that in half leaving 2 3x4 pockets on each side. I was able to get in 2 extra photos that I wanted to include with this particular story. The top photo is of the unbaked cookies and the bottom is a filler card. This filler card was one of my favorites and I knew that I had to use it. I added a few simple embellishments to the card and called it done. 
 
 
 
The other side of the insert has another photo and a journaling card.
 
 
 
Here is a look at what the last page looks like. I used the pocket page that has the 4x4 pockets and it is always fun to mix it up a little bit. In the top pocket I used a journaling card. Included in the collection there are even 4x4 papers and it makes it so easy to get your memories scrapped fast and beautifully. The bottom pocket is where I have another photo. When I am creating my pocket pages I like to alternate photos and card as much as I can. It makes for an easy flow and a clean look. In the small 2x8 pocket I chose some green patterened paper to make sure my colors were equally spread out. The green paper also went great with the green cookies in my photos. 
 
 
Thanks for coming out to check out the blog today. 

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