I L-O-V-E It!!! Pocket Page!!!

Hello hello! Guess who? That’s right..it’s me Marisa!

I’m super excited to share with you my Project Life layout using some yummy goodies from the shop. I stepped out of my comfort zone on this one and guess what? I L-O-V-E it! You know you do too! Ha!

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I wanted to document our 4th of July celebrating like I do in most of my layouts..with lots of pops and pizzazz!  Not hard to do when you have festive products to play with!

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These 4th of July flair were perfect to use and it’s the most flair I’ve ever used on one page. Enter stepping outside of my zone. The reason it was easier to incorporate them was because they all coordinate and that’s what I love about The Crafty Pickle’s products.

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The Relish Mix was perfect for sprinkling stars and sequins throughout my page. I like to treat each of my cards as mini layouts since scrapbooking is my #1 love! So embellishing is definitely my jam ;)

I also like to use washi and any other tapes to layer with and even die cut shapes out of. On this spread I used the Silver tape to make tiny banners to accent a few cards and added just small strips to tie it all in.IMG_5928

Think outside the box my crafty peeps!

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 A lot of my embellishments for my Project Life pages are tiny. Alphas, enamel dots and stickers, etc. So when I saw the Pickle Spots I knew exactly how to use them. Yep. Say it with me. “Outside the box!” You my friend are awesome ;)

Check out my process video and see the products in action!

Supplies used:

 4th of July flair set 

Hearts, Stars and Asteriks Pickle spots

Black heart washi tape

Star sequins relish mix

clear sequins

Silver glitter Washi Tape

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It’s Almost Time for Pumpkin Spice!

I am sad to see summer come to a close in New York as fall makes its way in, but nevertheless it’s coming…my parents are visiting from North Carolina and we even made a trip to the apple orchard for cider donuts already, and I had to buy fleece pajamas for my 17 month old because our evenings and mornings are getting chilly.  Chilly weather is perfect for warm beverages–especially a hot cup of coffee!  So of course to celebrate Pumpkin Spice season and to play with my new Fuse tool and my new “Treats of Friendship” stamps from Close To My Heart, I had to make a coffee Project Life shaker card!  Here is a link to the shop to order the stamps HERE
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I stamped the coffee cup on 3 different patterned papers and cut out the pieces to layer them together for a fun fall to-go cup.  Then I stamped the sentiment “I like you a latte” on my background paper.  I inked just the first part of the sentiment and stamped it, and then inked and stamped the word “latte” into the heart.  Clear stamps are the best for tricks like that!  I created my shaker pocket with my fuse tool and used coppery orange leaf confetti and real coffee grounds inside!  Yum!

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Cards with Flair

Hi crafty friends!!

It’s Stephanie here today to share some cards I recently made for my two nieces. The first is a birthday card for my niece who turns 16 in a few days!!

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I used the gold foil “Wish” flair button here. I am in love with these new buttons from the shop! I also used the sequins from The Crafty Pickle also.

My next card is for my older niece who is going on a mission trip to Africa in less than a week!

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I used another of the gold foil flair buttons here also. This one is the “Be Happy” flair. The self-adhesive sequins are also from The Crafty Pickle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

The Pickles are on the move!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Some of you might already be aware but we wanted to make a formal announcement here on our blog. Due to my husband receiving a fantastic job offer we are needing to relocate to the PNW! We will be moving to the Seattle area within the next three weeks (YIKES!)

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This is a huge move for this California born and raised girl! Because of this our Etsy shop will remain closed until we settle in our new home. I am hoping that this will not take us terribly long. Our TCP designers will still be bringing you fun ideas on our blog.

Thank you so much for your prayers, well wishes, and support you have given since finding out about our relocation. I appreciate them so much.

Pickles to the Pacific Northwest. Watch out here we come!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Teachers Give A Hooot

Hi friends, Joann here today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using CTMH- Teacher Appreciation stamp set.

With school back in session, I’m in need of tons of teacher cards and what better way to make a card for a teacher using this awesome stamp set. I fell in love with the phrases on this stamp set, they are absolutely perfect (click HERE to see the stamp set) it’s a must have!

I started by stamping my images and simply colored them using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, nothing fancy. I layered my top panel to some CTMH Cardstock- Adventure Assortment to add a bit more color and kept the rest of my card super simple since I’m planning to make a few!

Well that’s all for today and thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies used

CTMH- Teacher Appreciation

CTMH Inks- Black, Cranberry, Pear, Chocolate

TCP Relish Mix

CTMH Cardstock- Adventure Assortment

Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Love Your Selfie Flair!!!

Hi Carrie here to share with you my latest project life page!!

This page is a 12×12 WRMK photo sleeve page. The paper collection I used for this layout is by Echo Park “Here and Now” by Lori Whitlock. I love the bright summer colors of this collection. I just celebrated my Birthday on the 17th of this month. I wanted to create a page about Me!

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The new “Selfie” line of flairs by TCP are perfect for us scrapbookers to use when creating these kinds of layouts. We tend to scrapbook a lot about our kids and families, neglecting to make pages and preserve memories about ourselves.

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I would encourage you to include a few “selfies” in your albums this year. I am in love with the new pickle relish sequin mixes that are now available in a variety of colors.

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There are three different sized, slightly cupped, sequins in the relish mixes. The mix I used is called “rock candy” this mix actually has four sizes and is the perfect embellishment to add a pop of interest to your crafty projects!

Do not forget that the etsy store is closed for a little bit and will be opening soon …so be watching the blog for updates….thanks!!!

Gold Gold Gold Mini Album!!!

Happy Monday to everyone!!!

I love to make a mini album especially if it is for my two nieces ….we had such a wonderful time at Disneyland and California Adventure in July that I just had to make an album!!!

I just love going there all the people ( cast members) just go out of their way to help you in any way that they can!!!

My method to making a mini album is I slide all the pictures in the protectors, then go back and add the paper, and next I decorate the cover because that sets the tone for the album for me …and last (my favorite)  I add all the wonderful embellishments from The Crafty Pickle!!!

Here is my album cover:

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Here are a few of my pages:

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You have to have a page with all the wonderful Relish Mixes!!!

Please check back when the store opens back up for all these fun Disney embellishments!!!

TheCraftyPickle is taking a short break.

Hi Crafty Friends.

Due to the huge amount of orders we have received we are closing the shop temporarily. We will be opening back up soon. Make sure you hit the notification button to receive an email when we are back open!

Thank you!
Taniesa

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Planner Time and Video!!!

Hi Friends!
It’s Paula here to share my planner layout for this week with you. I am loving my traveler’s notebook so I wanted to share how I am using some of the awesome planner items in The Crafty Pickle shop!
First off I am loving the Pickle Planner Midori/Fauxdori Planner Interchangeable Charm. It is so awesome and cute! I love that I can change out the magnetic charm as often as I want…what a great idea! For this week’s layout I used the Rainbow Doodle Cameras washi to add some fun and whimsy to the notes page. Since I will be celebrating my friend’s birthday with her this week I used some of the Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix to make that day festive!
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I used some of the Sticky Pickle Spots as bullet points for my errands and appointments and some of the sticky notes and page flags in the shop to make lists for tasks I need to accomplish this week and to make things pop on the page. And finally one of my favorite planning items is the customized flair bookmark…it takes me right to my current week!
Supplies Used:
Rainbow Doodle Cameras Washi Tape
Pickle Planner Midori/Fauxdori Planner Interchangeable Charm
Heart Sticky Pickle Spots
Asterisk Sticky Pickle Spots
Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix
Pickle Planner Patterned Page Flags
123 Sticky Note Pack
Personalized Planner Clip
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Hi Crafty Friends.

Due to the huge amount of orders we have received we are closing the shop temporarily. We will be opening back up soon. Make sure you hit the notification button to receive an email when we are back open!

Thank you!
Taniesa

Intro To Pocket Letters GIVEAWAY Featuring EXCLUSIVE TCP Pocket Flair & Goodies!

intropl4Hi Crafty Pickle Pals!  This is my very first post as a new DT member for TCP and I’m super psyched to (maybe) share with you something NEW!  Have you heard of pocket letters?!  It’s a super fun, fairly “new” snail mail craze coined by creator of the concept Janette Lane.  Check out her blog to learn all you need to know about how to get started making and mailing your pocket letters too!  For now, I will give you a brief overview of what’s inside, and how TCP can help you stock up on all the goodies you need to WOW your Pocket Letter recipients!  Comment on this post for a chance to receive this letter and goodies from myself, and Taniesa at TCP shop.  AND If you are visiting me from the Pocket Letter Pals Facebook group you can comment on this post for an additional chance to win this awesome GIVEAWAY! 

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Note: You an click on the images to see them larger, and notice some of the fun little details included in my Pocket Letter!  For example, in the bottom left corner I created a fun shaker pocket using some sequins, little envelopes cut from patterned paper, and a piece of frog Happy Mail flair!!

Using a standard 9-Pocket trading card/baseball card protector, hundreds, if not thousands of people are creating their own works of art to mail to people all over the world.  This movement in founded on the principles of friendship and fun, and is meant as a way to establish a connection with a pen pal.  One of the 9 pockets should contain a letter from you to your pal and you can create on-going trades with one (or many) friends, or do “one-time” swaps with multiple pals to simply collect artwork from across the globe.  The letters are often conveniently stored in handsomely decorated 3-ring binders to flip through on days when you need a smile or some of your own crafty inspiration.  Other recipients take a part bits and pieces of the letters to use goodies from the pockets and pieces of the art in their own projects, perhaps to make Project Life filler cards, greeting cards, scrapbook accents etc.  How you use the art and how you store it is unique to you! The lovely part about pocket letters is there is no right or wrong, and people cherish that you give apart of yourself and your time and your thoughtfulness in creating just for them!  intropl1

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intropl6That being said, I will be the first to admit that part of the fun of Pocket Letters is that alongside the artwork, usually people share little bits and pieces and trinkets, and treats on the backside of the pockets (or sometimes in front if they are part of their design element).  Some of the most popular “goodies” that people include for their letter recipients are tea bags in fun flavors, washi samples, stickers, sequins, twine, fun sticky notes and page flags, decorative paper clips, flair, diecuts, stamped images, punched shapes and tags, small flat candy and gum etc.

This giveway includes all the fun goodies you need to get started in treating a pal of your own–special Flair from the shop that labels each pocket’s contents, sequin “pickle relish”, fun flair paper clips, washi samples, page flags, and new Sticky Pickle Spot stickers in a fun rainbow of colors and shapes.  I’ve also included some fun stamped images and extra punched shapes!

I hope you will join in the fun and friendship of Pocket Letters and enjoy checking out the shop for cute ways to customize your letters for your pals too!  Please comment with your email address on this post for your chance to win the GIVEAWAY by 8/23/15 9 p.m. EST.  intropl2I will randomly choose a winner to send my letter and goodies to.  And be sure to check back in the coming weeks and months for more of my pocket letters designed with TCP Flair and other fun products!

HAPPY Snail MAILING!

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TheCraftyPickle is taking a short break.

Hi Crafty Friends.

Due to the huge amount of orders we have received we are closing the shop temporarily. We will be opening back up soon. Make sure you hit the notification button to receive an email when we are back open!

Thank you!
Taniesa


Back to School

Hey there it Treasa with another Project Life Kids post.

I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by and that school starts this week. My granddaughter Kaylee will be going into the second grade and I wanted to create something I could use in my PL album to document this exciting time. I wanted to not only document the normal things, like first day of school photo, teachers name and school. I wanted to capture a piece of Kaylee during this time. So I created a card for her to fill out to capture some aspects of her life right now. To keep it personal I had a personalized flair made with her name and her grade. I thought it was the  perfect finishing touch. Here is what I came up with:

Back to school 2015I created a file pocket to kind of represent the files kept in the cabinet at school and added some of the star washi tape from the shop to the front of the file pocket. I added a card that says Star Student, this will be a place to put her first day of school photo on. Then I added a Friends card for her to add her friends names. I also used some of the new star and heart Sticky Pickle Spots from the shop. And then on the bus die cut I put her bus number. Finishing it off I used the personalized flair from the shop that says “Kaylee Grade 2”.

Back to school 2015aI have to say that Kaylee loves contributing to my memory keeping in my PL album and it definitely  it more personal to me.

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I hope this inspires you to get the children in your life more involved in your PL album.

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Supplies Used:

Gold sequin star from Star Spangled Relish Mix
Colorful Star Scatter Washi
Stars Sticky Pickle Spots
Heart Sticky Pickle Spots
Personalized Flair – All you have to do is send a message requesting what you would like

Until next time!!

Treasa for ThecraftyPickle.com