Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jenni Bowlin Mercantile sketch winner

Kudos to Tracey, winner of the Jenni Bowlin Mercantile sketch contest! Tracey, please email becky@pagemaps.com with your shipping details and JBM will send off a fantastic kit!



Thank you to everyone who entered this challenge!

Becky

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vacation sketch contest with Fancy Pants

Hey all, it's summer vacation time and while I'm away, you "mice" get to play! We've got a fantastic collection of the new Fancy Pants As You Wish (papers and embies) and it needs a new home.



To enter this challenge, create a layout based on the sketch below using any products you'd like. Then leave a comment on this post with a link to your layout. This challenge starts today and ends at midnight MST on Sunday, August 10, 2014 and is open to everyone, everywhere!



Good luck!

Becky

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pocket Treasures giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Karen Ladd, lucky winner of the Penny Black Pocket Treasures stamps and dies! Karen, please email becky@pagemaps.com with your shipping info and we'll get the goodies sent off to you.


Thank you to everyone who posted for this giveaway, both on the blog and on Facebook. It looks like the numbers die is pretty darn popular!

Becky

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pocket Treasures: Wrap Up with Nicole Harper! **giveaway closed**

It's been a busy week here on the PageMaps blog as we've shared our newest stamp and die release from Penny Black! We hope you like the new Pocket Treasures stamps and dies. Not only are they great for pocket style scrapbooking but, as we've shown you all week, they work great on cards and traditional layouts, too!

Nicole Harper, who I have dubbed the QUEEN of pocket scrapbooking, had a chance to play with all of these stamps and dies, and she created these gorgeous pocket pages.



I asked Nicole what she thought of the sets and she said, "My favorite is the "numbers" die, but all of the dies cut great, even on chunky glitter cardstock!"




"I also love the basic words, especially layering them inside one another. The glasses were fun, too!"





In the stamp sets, the day of the week labels are awesome! Pocket scrappers love phrases, especially in basic fonts that they can use over and over."



Nicole, thank you so much for playing with these new stamps and dies. Your pages are fantastic!


So, to wrap up this party, we are giving away a complete collection of all the stamps and dies in this release. Woo hooo! For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post and tell us what your favorite die or stamp is in the set. Double your chances of winning by commenting on the corresponding post on the PageMaps Facebook page. We'll draw a random winner next Friday, July 18th.

Good luck!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pocket Treasures: Day 4

Don't let the name fool you! These new Pocket Treasures stamps and dies are perfect for traditional scrapbooking, too.

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Special thanks to Baby Cooper and Jenn L N Photography
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customize with date stamps using 30-245 Special Day,
 
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add dimension with 51-054 By the Numbers,
 
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and layer Creative Dies (51-053 A Pocket Full, 51-051 Tabs & Toggles, 51-055 Shades, 51-052 Texting)as color-coordinated embellishments.
 
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Have you entered?
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Leave a comment on each Penny Black blog post this week to be entered to win these three fun sets! For a bonus entry, like their Facebook page and leave a comment there each day, too. And finally, tell your friends! Feel free to grab the graphic above (right click and choose ‘save as’) and post it to your blog and/or Facebook page with a link back here. (Giveaway closes 7/13/14, 11:59 PM PST.)

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some beautiful pocket inspiration from the talented Nicole Harper! Oh, and a little birdie told me that we have a pretty cool surprise in store for Friday, too. Stay tuned!


Becky

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pocket Treasures: Day 3

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Have you had a chance to check out the new pocket scrapbooking stamps and die shapes I created for Penny Black? I developed them with the pocket scrapper in mind and the creative possibilities are endless! Yesterday, we showed ways you can use these dies and stamps on cards, and today we've got lots of great pocket scrapbooking eye candy for you!
 
 
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Special thanks to Lizzy, Baby Cooper, and Jenn L N Photography
 
By designing your own journaling cards and embellishments you can customize any page and add that special, handmade touch to your pocket memory keeping. Here are a few more journaling card/embellishment ideas to spark your imagination.

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Let Pocket Treasures Creative Dies be your starting point and add your favorite stamps and techniques such as a trendy chalkboard look or watercolor background.
 
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Leave a comment on each Penny Black blog post this week to be entered to win these three fun sets! For a bonus entry, like their Facebook page and leave a comment there each day, too. And finally, tell your friends! Feel free to grab the graphic above (right click and choose ‘save as’) and post it to your blog and/or Facebook page with a link back here. (Giveaway closes 7/13/14, 11:59 PM PST.)

Be sure to stop by later this week for some beautiful pocket inspiration from the talented Nicole Harper! Oh, and a little birdie told me that we have a pretty cool surprise in store for Friday. Stay tuned!


Becky 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pocket Treasures: Day 2

Did you see the premiere of all the new Penny Black pocket scrapbooking dies and stamps on the PageMaps blog yesterday? They were so much fun to create!
 
Whether you love pocket memory-keeping, traditional scrapbooking, or cardmaking, the Pocket Ttreasures release is sure to have something for you. And no need to wait to shop, these new goodies are available in the Penny Black online store NOW!
 
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It’s time to combine the versatility of Pocket Treasures’ Creative Dies with the trendy and stylish stamps. Today, the eye candy is for cardmakers!
 
 
The fun notebook page from Creative Die 51-053 A Pocket Full, looks lovely when cut twice and layered onto the front of your card. The “love” sentiment (51-052 Texting) works for any occasion. And how about those polka dots? T for Transparent set 30-240 Textures fits the bill to add subtle style to your stamping.

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On this next card, the bold, graphic style of Creative Die 51-054 By the Numbers is paired with the natural look of Creative Die 51-030 Field of Dreams. And once again, you can add subtle background stamping using 30-238 Footnotes to finish off the design.

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With Creative Die 51-057 Polaroid the design choices are limitless. What will you find inside the frame of your polaroid picture? Flowers, critters, fashion girls? And don’t forget, chat bubbles (51-052 Texting) are a fun way to add your sentiment, no matter what style of card you are creating.

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Next we’ve featured Creative Die 51-052 Texting as the focal point on this card. It was stamped with T for Transparent set 30-237 Dazzlers in a bold red.
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And finally, arrows and watercolor are uber-trendy right now so we couldn’t resist! You’ll find all of these images as part of the T for Transparent set 30-244 Let’s Chat.
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Leave a comment on each Penny Black blog post this week to be entered to win these three fun sets! For a bonus entry, like their Facebook page and leave a comment there each day, too. And finally, tell your friends! Feel free to grab the graphic above (right click and choose ‘save as’) and post it to your blog and/or Facebook page with a link back here. (Giveaway closes 7/13/14, 11:59 PM PST.)


Be sure to stop by later this week for some beautiful pocket inspiration from the talented Nicole Harper!


Becky