Life in Pictures


 Pocket card project life mix match

Are you getting the MOST out of your ‘Hello’ Pocket Card Collections?

Check this out: This collection of cards come from FOUR different Hello Collections.

Yes, FOUR!

When I started designing these monthly last year my goal was to make sure you’d get a ton of use out of each one individually but also as a whole. So I quickly went through my stash and pulled some cards from 4 different collections and believe me there were MANY more I could have included, but I just wanted to show you a quick demo of how well they all go together. Don’t be afraid to pull those cards out of their folders and let them mix and mingle with their friends in other collections.

You can really create your own collections. Plus don’t forget the neutral extras and daily stamps included that can easily be used with any past or future set. So don’t feel limited to stick to using ONLY the items included in each set. That’s the fun of it – you don’t have to.’

CREDITS: 

Hello Change Collection
CARDS # 4, 10, 19, 23, 24

Hello Love Collection
CARDS # 8, 10, 11 ,13, 15 

Hello Growth Collection
CARDS # 3, 5, 15, 20, 22 

Hello Giggles Collection
CARDS # 1 ,2 ,6, 7 ,9, 12, 14, 17, 18, 21

As shown a lot of the cards easily coordinate without any recoloring but on occasion you might have to do a little tweaking. Sometimes the colours might be slightly off – usually the base white. Some collections have a creamier white than others and when you put them together they might be a little off  – what’s a scrapper to do?

Here’s a quick fix:

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You can see in the ‘before’ the doilie card has a lot more yellow than the journal card beside it. This will bother the perfectionist in me until the end of time so a quick nudge of the white balance solves that problem and gives me a much cooler and brighter white in the ‘after’. Ahhh cololr harmony.

Here’s how I did it in Photoshop:

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First, have the card you are altering open (as not shown above). It helps to have your card plus something you’re trying to match it to open so you can see both as you’re making changes. Make sure the one you want to alter is selected (click on it to make sure that window is active) before you continue.

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You can see results in real time so play with the slides until it looks good. Choosing WHITES means you are altering just the white balance but it will naturally effect the rest of the card as well. I pulled down the yellow and added a bit of cyan and now it looks good. Click OK.

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DONE! If you want to save it be sure to save it under a different file name so you don’t overwrite the original that matches with the kit it came from.

Hope that helps you get more out of your cards :)

Happy Scrapping,

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EXCITEMENT! I’ve got lots of FRESH MINTY GOODNESS on this fabulous Friday! Hello Gratitude is here and as promised it’s here at DSD prices!! What?! Yessireebob. All new releases are 20% off as usual BUT all 3 bundles are 40% OFF this week only. Choose from the full collection, the pocket scrapper edition or the digiscrapper edition.

Hurry up and check it out:

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And now for the LIP pocket cards:

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Get your jazz hands out for the ‘Jazzers’:

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Mintspiration

This year I decided to forego the usual orange/yellow/brown fall color scheme and opted for wild bursts of color! I’m loving the bright and bold look of these pages. Here’s a look at some of the pages the team has crafted up. I can’t WAIT to see what you create!

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Are you loving this collection?
Head over to the store and grab the bundle of your choice right now for 40% off.
Offer ends Thursday November 13th (midnight EST).

Be sure to share your creations with me in the gallery or in our Facebook Community Group. I always love to see what you’re up to. Have a CRAFTASTIC day!

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Project life creative team call

It’s Time to Add to the Team!!
The Life in Pictures line has been growing like mad over the last year thanks to your amazing and enthusiastic response. It thrills me to bits because I absolutely love designing the card kits and jazzers. Between the extensive Hello Collections and the Mini Card Kits I’ve added a ton of great pocket style products to the store this year with LOTS MORE to come and I need some die-hard pocket scrappers to rock the socks off these designs.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

You are creative, professional and a lover of good design. Your smartphone currently has 3,456 pictures on it. You document it all. You mix and match kits like a pro and cringe should you ever see COMIC SANS font in use. Whether you create your pages digitally or in print, your unbridled love for plastic pockets is matched only by your passion for Peppermint Creative products. You posess strong photography skills and can photograph your work like a pro. Social media doesn’t scare you. You are ready and willing to post your pages online (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.) and share them with anyone who will look. Tight deadlines don’t make you nervous. You can pump out an amazing page in a night or two if needed though sometimes you prefer to take your time. You’re a team player. You’re ready and willing to share your thoughts and can’t wait to contribute your ideas to upcoming designs. The idea of writing a blog article and sharing your wisdom with the world sounds really fun. You love mint flavored everything and are ok with the odd dirty joke making its way into your inbox from time to time. You really want to hear the details of Miss Mint’s online dating adventures and you can’t wait to meet a great group of girls and be part of the best team in town!

Sound like you?

Then apply now. Send an email with a link to an online gallery or portfolio displaying relevant work. Please include a short bio and brief description on why you’d be the woman (or man) for the job. Please include a list of creative teams you may already be committed to in an email with the subject line “CT POCKET CALL” by Sept 30th 2014. Successful candidates will be contacted.

Thanks so much for your interest and support!

Check out the LIP Product Line here:
Life in Pictures: Pocket Scrapbooking Products

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Who’s ready to get crafty? I’m on the mend from my surgery and am thrilled to be back at work. The May Edition on the Hello Collection for digital + pocket style scrapbookers is on the way and I think you’re going to love this one. You’ve waited long enough (and I appreciate your patience and understanding) so I won’t make you wait until Friday to get your hands on it. The new collection will be available this Wednesday and here is your official EXTENDED sneak peek.

Enter for your chance to WIN IT ALL! The entire collection could be yours FREE. Just post a comment at the end of this blog post to be entered to win. One entry per person. Winner will be selected at random. Be sure to enter a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Check back this Wednesday to pick up the complete collection for a special price and our lucky winner will be revealed.

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I hope you’re loving what you see so far!

xox
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Happy Easter everyone.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of good fun, great family and a whole lots of chocolate. Now that the egg hunts are complete it’s time to scrap your Easter adventures. This week I have for you a cute new Easter Printable Pocket Card Kit for your Project Life Album.

I really had a fun time with this one and I can’t wait to it how you use it. The Mega Mini Pocket Card kits come with a mix of 3×4” and 4×6” journal and title cards + 10 sticker style embellishments. Plus this time I’ve also included 2 wood veneer style die cut cards.

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This set coordinates with last years Speckled Egg: Brights Digital Scrapbook Kit which you can grab this week for 50% off with purchase of the card kit.

Plus you can add a little more Easter love to your pages with this Easter Digital Stamp Set – Free with any $5 purchase until 04/24/14.

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A little Mint-spiration from the team:

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I can’t wait to see what you craft up! I hope you can put this kit to good use. 

Happy Scrapping,
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Hey there Pocket Scrappers who celebrate Easter: I hope you’ve got the camera charged and have plans to pop by the store tomorrow to grab this new mini card collection so you can document all your wild & wonderful weekend adventures! I think you’re going to love this one.

See you soon,

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