Monday, March 24, 2014

Sharing a excited!!!

I still am kind of pinching myself...the brand new Spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine was released on Friday while I was away teaching at an event for them in Moncton, New Brunswick. I always look forward to seeing all of the beautiful projects that are offered with the release of a new issue, but I was just a wee bit more excited than normal for this particular issue...for this reason:
I am 100% STOKED to share my approach to pocket-style documenting in my own article in each issue of SCT this year!!! Having completed my fifth event with them just this weekend, where I share my ideas/take on this style, while explaining that it doesn't mean you have to choose between 'traditional' layouts and pocket pages...there is absolutely nothing that feels better than when I have an attendee approach me afterward and I see that 'spark' that is encouraging them to dive right in.

I certainly don't profess to have reinvented the wheel, lol...but sometimes, hearing from someone how this style of journaling day to day events has refueled their love of this hobby is just the jump start you need to be off and running. In one respect or another, we are ALL busy. We have jobs/kids/families/homes/ourselves to take care of. No one of us is any 'busier' than the next. Whether you are working full time outside of the home or a stay at home mama...WE.ARE.ALL.BUSY. Setting aside time to keep yourself sane is huge, and for me this has afforded me that outlet.

The fact that I get to share those concepts with other people is the icing on the cake :)

I have partnered with WeRMemoryKeepers to share this love of pocket style scrapbooking...they are a wonderful company with what I consider to be the best products out there to use as a base for your albums. They have been ridiculously generous in their offerings, and I am thrilled to show off their great designs to as many folks as possible at these events, as well as on their blog. Their Albums Made Easy system just makes me happy, and the designs on their AME sets literally make me want to sit down and play...projects honestly fall together whenever I reach for those cards. I look forward to having the chance to represent them in the future :)
One last bit of news...I am flattered to stand alongside this team of creative ladies as part of the 2014 SCT Design Team. Each issue, they knock it out of the park with innovative ideas and design...PLEASE go check out the FREE DOWNLOAD of the new Spring issue HERE.

Just don't blame me if you get lost in the pages for a bit.


  1. Congratulations Nicole! I will look forward to seeing your articles! :) See you in September in Cornwall!

  2. YAY!!! I am so excited for you! You are such a great fit for SCT - I am beyond excited to work along side a talent like you this year!

  3. I LOVED the Crop and Create in Cornwall and am planning to attend in Sept 2014. I hope you are there because I want to take one of your album classes. I don't do a PL album but I have found it fun to combine some pocketed pages with the other 12 x 12 layouts. Some things are not worth a whole layout but I really want to document them and the pocket pages are perfect for that. I agree with you about We RMemory Keepers albums. They are my standard now. Once I bought one, I never went back to anything else. So happy you are a regular member of the SCT family. It is a GREAT family!