#NSDSC15 | Challenge 07 - Put it in a Pocket with Tracy Armstrong and Allison Waken

We're challenging you to get creative with Project Life®! Tracy challenges you to get out of your color comfort zone, and Allison suggests finding new ways to split up your photos in a spread!


Tracy Armstrong: Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day so far! I am loving these challenges, they’re really inspiring me to try new things! For this next challenge, I want to see how you guys use colors that you don’t normally create with – I’m looking your way non-pink lovers ;)

It’s pretty obvious that I love pink, I use it in almost all of my scrapbooking layouts AND my Project Life spreads. I’m the same way outside of scrapbooking too, you should see my desk at work and my nails are almost always painted some shade of pink. Because I mainly use pink, I have a lot of leftover greens, yellows and blues. To be completely honest, I find it very hard to use them, which is why I don’t. After I printed out my photos I looked to see what color (that wasn't pink) would compliment them. So, I dug out some of my past Studio Calico kits and pulled out different shades of blue to use. All of the cards and embellishments I used were blue (except one black and gold label because I just couldn't help it). So it’s time to bust out those leftover kits and use the colors that you find challenging! I can’t wait to see what you all create! And remember – have fun with it!

Supplies: Studio Calico Project Life Kits: Far Far Away, Cirque, Odyssey, Lisse Street; Other supplies: solid glue runner; 9x12 page protector 4B; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; American Crafts mini coloured staples refill; Heidi Swapp date stamp.


Allison Waken: I often attach two 3"x4" cards together to make a 4"x6" card but you can split up photos in other ways too! A large photo to spread across the entire page, diagonally like I did here, or even one long photo split vertically. Whatever you choose it's such a fun way to mix up a Project Life spread just a bit and add some interest. You could split up a large patterned paper for a background to some memorabilia as well - there are so many options with this challenge!

Supplies: Carolina Moon Project Life kit (card, alpha); Sammy Add-On (stickers); Lauren Add-On (card, washi); Father's Day Card Set; Odyssey Paper Pad; Tiny Attacher; Micron Pen


We can't wait to see your take on this challenge! To be entered to win a prize from the Calico Closet, please post your project in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC7 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add both tags in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th.

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17 comments

  1. tealandtafetta tealandtafetta says…
    05/02/2015

    I love the creative split of the 3x4 card. that looks amazing.

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  2. Gigi333 (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Gigi333 says…
    05/02/2015

    Love it

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  3. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/02/2015

    Oh man I did green for my number 6 challenge. Now I need to find another colour

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  4. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/02/2015

    Is white a colour?

    I use all the colours

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  5. jenjeb (Pink Rewards Subscriber) jenjeb says…
    05/02/2015

    Here is mine! I used my fuse tool to make triangle pockets!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162660-yes-pl-spread

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  6. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/02/2015

    did it!

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  7. dearlydee dearlydee says…
    05/03/2015

    Harder than I thought to step outside of my pink/gold/teal combo! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162960-little-dog

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  8. penny (Silver Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    05/04/2015

    I did the split journal card thing and also forced myself to use several of the PEACH items that have been appearing in our kits. Also a shade of blue that I usually don't use: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162998-surprise-party

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  9. chancejordan1 chancejordan1 says…
    05/05/2015

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163299-april-project-life heres my take on Allisons idea. Love the look will be using it a lot!

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  10. CeliseMcL (Silver Rewards Subscriber) CeliseMcL says…
    05/05/2015

    Don't use a lot of yellow, but I like yellow.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163303-prompt-8-to-do-list

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  11. TerryB (Gold Rewards Subscriber) TerryB says…
    05/05/2015

    I'm a little picky about mixing tones (not sure if that's the correct term) of color. So here I mixed mint green, olive green, lime green, etc. Also, I would have never thought to cut the paper like that to make a journal card, but I loved the result and will definitely do it again. Thanks for the challenge.

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163308-so-good

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  12. 3littleks 3littleks says…
    05/06/2015

    I used green instead of my usual pink and gold combo. I also used a different size, 6x8, and stuck with 3x4's instead of the Design A 4x6 and 3x4 page I usually do.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163263-cherish-you-nsdsc7

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  13. ATXmom (Gold Rewards Subscriber) ATXmom says…
    05/06/2015

    I enlarged a photo across two pockets. So happy to learn how to do this! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162819-april-2015-pl-p2

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  14. 05/08/2015

    Does a door sign (in a pocket!!) count?

    http://cdn.studiocalico.com/gallery_pictures/images/000/361/612/large/P1200661_edited-1.jpg

    I am not into PL but wanted to participate so badly never-the-less. :) I feel like a winner already with a very handy two-sided sign to hang onto my door knob...

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  15. jecarl (Pink Rewards Subscriber) jecarl says…
    05/10/2015

    I loved this challenge! Finally, ALL my PL spreads don't look blue / green! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163900-perfect

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  16. pinksoup (Pink Rewards Subscriber) pinksoup says…
    05/10/2015

    Great challenge. Had to really think on this one since I don't have my heat tool yet. I used the nested circle dies to create this unique pocket treatment.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/163909-nsd-pocket-challenge

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