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Time for a little 
As you can see by the title of my post, I 
easily passed the first grade by accomplishing that one LOL
They do so much more these kids are learning 
things we did in the 4th grade in the 1st grade!
 It's astounding.

First up, is a treat pocket tutorial that I created for 
This is very similar to the one that I created for Authentique just 
a few days ago, but this one is smaller and of course shows a 
different way to go about decorating.  The same design 
principal still applies though :)

For SIX Pockets: You will need a 12x12 sheet of paper; cut paper into 2x12" strips. 
Next, cut 1.75" x 11.75" strips from a patterned paper (I used Chit Chat); center and attach
to the 2x12 strips of paper.  Score the 12" strip at 4.5"; fold in half.  Machine stitch 
(or glue) the folded area to create a pocket.  
Corner round the top edges if desired.

For the apple:  punch a 1" circle from red dot paper.  Cut a small stem
from any brown paper and attach to the center of the apple.  I freehand-cut
the leaf, but a punch or all-ready-made leaf could be used.  Tie a little ribbon to 
the top and your done!
Supply List:
Sole Sisters Chit Chat 12x12 Paper and Scallop Frame Snag 'em Stamp; 
Hello Cupcake Wish Big 12x12 Paper and Celebrate You 12x2 Paper.
Tools: CutBright LED Rotary Cutter, CutRight Acrylic Ruler and i-mat 14x14
Misc: Core'dinations Double-Sided Cardstock, Ribbon, computer generated
journal strips, 1" circle punch and corner rounder punch.

 Next up, I have a couple of layouts.  One that I created for
and another that my daughter, Sydnee made!
I promised her that I would share it with you all.  
For 10 years old, she does a pretty good job at scrapbooking :)

As you can see, I used rows of beautiful trims, all from PRO 31 Designs!
The little turquoise flowers are also from their online shop :)
I took three die-cut mats from K&CO and layered them together
to form a nice background for my photo and embellishments. 

And here it is...Miss Syd's Layout
She's heard me talk about having 'vertical and horizontal' elements
and she pointed out to me that her page included both LOL

That's all I have to share today!
We're having our first football scrimmage tomorrow.  
I honestly can't believe that it's all ready that time of year...but I'm happy :)
See y'all soon!


  1. For 10 years old, she did an amazing job!! Your LO is awesome too, just love how you put those blooms on the ribbon/trim. And those pen packets for school are too cool!

  2. Like how you show another use for those pockets. Really cute too! Love your sharing of your daughter's layout. She is a smart girl, listening to her mommy. Her layout has great design qualities. Adorable topic.:)


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