Sorry for the delay announcing the winners for the September winners. Yes I said winners. The team couldn't decide on one winner so I have asked all 3 entries to guest for us in December. We look forward to working with them and seeing their awesome creations.
Just a quick reminder - please leave a way for us to contact you should you win :)
* This month in Australia is Frocktober and I (Caroline) am taking part in my third Froctober and would love it if
you would consider sponsoring me. You can read all about my fundraising
efforts over at my Frocktober page.
Our challenge this month is a pretty open one. October has a few charity events here in Australia and I want to challenge you to create a page that is themed to a charity event but not necessarily about the charity itself.
the RSPCA holds Happy Tails day this month so you could create a page about animals.
October is also Frocktober*, raising funds and awareness about Ovarian Cancer so you could create a page about dresses or use teal on your page (teal is the colour for Ovarian Cancer).
Pink Ribbon Day is also held during October so you could create a page about the women in your life or create a page using pink ribbons.
You may know of another charity event during October so feel free to use it as your inspiration. Just make sure to mention what your inspiration is so we know :) Upload your creation to your blog or the LID Facebook page then come back here and leave a comment with a link to
your creation by 31st October.
*On a side note I (Caroline) am taking part in my third Froctober and would love it if you would consider sponsoring me. You can read all about my fundraising efforts over at my Frocktober page.
Entries are due by the 31st October. We'll be back on the 15th with some inspiration from the team.
The winner for September will be announced tomorrow.
This month sees the starts of some changes here at LID.
Challenges will be posted on the first of the month and are now open to scrapbookers, smash bookers and pocket pagers.
The LID team examples will be posted mid month, hopefully giving you some inspiration if you haven't created something yet.
So onto the new challenge. How to enter?
Create a page or pocket page card using the following colours as you inspiration.
Upload your creation to your blog or the LID Facebook page (under the Sept 2014 folder) then come back here and leave a comment with a link to your creation by 30th Sept.
The winner (as chosen by the LID design team) will be offered a guest team spot for the following month and a small embellishment pack.
Do you love scrapbooking, creating pocket pages or Smashbooking? Do you like to inspire others? Do you love doing challenges? Then you'll want to keep reading! Life in Details is looking for some new creatives to join our team. We don't care if you have heaps of experience or are fairly new - we're looking for people who love to create and share.
We have vacancies for the following positions
Create a page (scrapbook/smashbook page/pocket page)/pocket page card based on the monthly challenge
Positions are for 3 months, starting 1 September2014.
Input ideas for future challenges
Share your creations on your blog/Facebook page
If you have a blog have our blog button somewhere
How to apply:
Create a layout/smashbook page/pocket page card based on the following 'challenge'
Email your creation and application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Design Team Call" by 28th August 2014
Create a scrapbook page, Smashbook page or a pocket page card that is based on this sketch.
Caroline here and I'm just posting to let you know that I'm taking over Life in Details challenge blog from Darcy.
I've been here since the blog started and love that the team gets to share and hopefully inspire you all each month.
So what will the change mean? At this stage we'll be taking the month of August off, namely cause I'm due to have baby #2 any day now and I'm working on a few things behind the scenes.
Apart from that, I don't want to give away too much ;)
A HUGE thank you to Darcy for all her work and to the amazing team who have worked on the challenges. Some of them are staying on and others, sadly, are leaving us. We will most likely have a team call again but more details at the end of August.
So thank you all for playing along. I hope we'll see you again and maybe some new faces too, in September.
I guess I was half asleep when I set up this challenge to post! I reposted the June challenge of filmstrips, oops! Sorry for anyone who saw that post and was all set to play along. So if you did, still play! Let's me this filmstrips or animal prints, just for the heck of it!
Here is what our fabulous design team duo has to wow you with this month!
Our challenge for July is to use a 4x6 (or larger!) photo over multiple pockets. Using photos in this manner creates such an interesting view for your spread! If you haven't done this before, we invite you to give it a try. If you're a fan of using this technique, share with us!
Have a look at a few examples from our design team!
Sometimes you want to add a confetti pocket to your spread but don't want to stitch up your plastics or seal it another way (washi tape/glue/etc.), I have the perfect solution for you. This is by no means my original idea and there are plenty of tutorials out on the net for how to create confetti pocket - this is just how I made mine.
You will need:
pattern paper or cardstock
vellum or some see through plastic (recycle your product packaging)
glitter/sequins/confetti/punched shapes - something to fill your pocket with
Once you've decided on the size you want to make your pocket and got your bits and pieces together we can begin.
To make things a bit easier for you I've created a printable PDF template. The document contains a 4x4, 3x4 and 4x6 template in both vertical & horizontal in both 1/2 inch border and insta-style border. You can download the PDF here.
1. Print your template onto plain paper (means you can reuse it another time) and cut it out.
2. Trace round your template onto your chosen PP or cardstock and cut it out. I kinda cheated. I folded my cardstock in half so my windows matched.
3. Cut your vellum/plastic to slightly larger than the window size. I cut my vellum to about the same size as the frame and folded it in half.
4. Stick your vellum to what will be the inside of your pocket using double sided tape. Now stick 3 SIDES of your pocket together using double sided tape.
(You can stitch it if you like but I was going for quick in my example)
5. Add your glitter/sequins/filler of choice.
6. Tape up the top (or stitch) to seal it shut.
Step back and admire your handy work :)
With the insta-style frames I found sticking the bottom of the vellum together, or cutting your vellum the same size as your frame and fold it in half, otherwise you loose your glitter into the bottom part of the frame :/
Thank you Caroline! This is a great help to me (and others) for sure!
We have the talented Michelle with us this month and she is sharing her absolutely fabulous example of a "confetti pocket" card. Have no fear, if you are unsure of how to make a pocket card, Caroline has prepared a great tutorial that I will share in a few days!
Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m finally a SAHM after nine years in the nursing field, so I’m lucky enough to spend time every day in my scrap studio. I live in Tennessee with my wonderfully supportive husband and our teenage daughter. My family feature throughout my work, they are my world. I started dabbling in scrapbooking 13 years ago however, it didn’t become an obsession until about 2 years ago. There are so many styles and techniques to play around with now. I really enjoy the creative outlet of paper crafting, while documenting all parts of our life. I’m not sure if I have any set style, I’m kind of all over the place. I think it often depends on my mood, the subject, or challenge involved. I just started doing Project Life this year and I have to say I’m loving every minute of it. Thanks so much for the opportunity to guest design this month and share my PL page with you.