Friday, January 9, 2015

My Year In Pockets - January 2015

It's time! It's time!! I get to show you what I've been working so hard on.

There's so much I want to say, feelings I want to share. I feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start. I guess I'll start with the beginning.

"My Year in Pockets" sprang from my desire/need to have cute new journal cards and embellishments each week as I document and record my own family's day-to-day life. I'm not calling "My Year In Pockets" a 'class' because I don't know how much actual teaching I'll be doing. But what I do know is this: MYIP is going to be an ADVENTURE. A journey. One I hope you'll join me for.

Documenting your life in a scrapbook can be a daunting process for anyone. Throw in a job, a family, other hobbies, travel (ahem, Disney), outside responsibilities and it starts to feel somewhat impossible to accurately and completely scrapbook each year. Am I right? Enter: "My Year in Pockets".

Each week we'll do our best TOGETHER to document and record! I'll show you how I do it. And you can do it like me, or you can do it your own way!! Whatever works for YOU. This is about your needs and your memory keeping.

The Nitty Gritty: Each month I will release a new "My Year in Pockets" bundle. The bundle will include a full kit - papers, alpha, elements and of course the ever-important JOURNAL CARDS! Each product will be available individually, or sold in a bundle at a discounted price (the usual way of things here at Britt-ish Designs). Individually the products would total $12.50. Purchased in the bundle you only pay $8.99 (a 28% savings). That's the normal deal when I release new products, so that all probably sounds familiar.

Now, here's where it gets exciting . . . you can purchase to the year-long "My Year in Pockets: 2015 Subscription". You make a one-time investment of $89.99 and you get ALL 12 months of the My Year in Pockets bundle - a $150 value - so already you're getting 40% off every bundle. PLUS every month you'll you get a newsletter from Britt with tips, tricks, inspiration, ideas, AND bonus freebies! On top of that, you'll receive access to our new My Year In Pockets Members-Only Forum - a place where we'll chat, hang out, inspire, assist, share progress and successes.

"My Year in Pockets: 2015 Subscription"

Ok - let me break it down for you:

If you become a subscriber here's what you'll get TODAY:

* "My Year In Pockets: Weekly Card Templates"
* "My Year In Pockets: Basic Templates" (regular and rounded)
* ALL the amazing new January 2015 Products (see below)

Emails containing the first month's fantastic MYIP newsletter, exclusive freebie, and access information for the Members-Only forum will be delivered to your inbox directly. Emails start going out on Monday (01/12/15).

Ok - let me get to the product - the real GEM of this whole hoopla! I hope you guys like this stuff as much as my team and I do!! We are all pretty much over-the-moon for it. Keep in mind, if you aren't going to jump in and be a subscriber, EVERYTHING is sold in the store separately just like normal.

"My Year In Pockets (January 2015): Bundle"

"My Year In Pockets (January 2015): Cards"

"My Year In Pockets (January 2015): Embellishments"

"My Year In Pockets (January 2015): Papers"

"My Year In Pockets (January 2015): Alpha"

OK!! That's the January collection. Fun, right? ALL of that is included in the January bundle AND of course, in the subscription!

Also included in the subscription (but not in the January bundle) are two MORE products I think you might like. These are products that are truly straight out of my scrapbooks!! The templates I created for my own use AND the weekly number cards I have been using all this past year!

"My Year In Pockets: Basic Templates"

And of course, I had to do rounded corner versions because I am sticking with my rounded corners!!

"My Year In Pockets: Basic Templates Rounded"

These pocket templates are tried and true. I've printed Shutterfly books with them and they have just enough of a gutter (blank border edge) around them to not get cut off, and still look awesome! They are easy to modify, rotate, or customize. Trust me, they make pocket style scrapping a snap.

"My Year In Pockets: Weekly Card Templates"

Numbering your weeks just got SUPER easy (and cute!). Included in this pack you'll find 3x4 AND 4x6 templates, with separate PNG numbers to plop onto the card every week. I included a link IN the download to where you can find the same (free) font I use to do my dating, in case you like it enough to do yours just like it.

Alrighty - that's all the new product I have for today. I am happy to say I'm "current" on My Year in Pockets (MYIP) 2015! Here is my Week 1 using all the new stuff!! (click my layouts to enlarge)

(oh YEAH!! Gia started walking! If you wanna watch the video I put on my layout, you're welcome to!)

Please enjoy these layouts from my team . . .

by Wendy

by Shantell

by Melissa

by Melinda

by Kelsy

by Justine

by Jan

by Fonnetta

by Erica

by Cami

by Denise

by Natasha

by Julie

by Becca

Ok - I think that's it!! If you have any questions about My Year In Pockets, PLEASE leave a comment below and I'll do my best to answer. I can't wait to start this journey with all of you!!

If you're as excited as I am about documenting your year, I really hope you'll consider investing in the year-long membership. I know it'll be a driving force behind getting your scrapping DONE!

Now get going and scrap your week in pockets!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Year In Pockets

Hello, 2015. A brand new shiny year is here, and that means its time to start a new yearly scrapbook. You may or may not know that for the past 2 years I've been scrapping in pockets. I hate calling it 'Project Life' though - because I don't actually use anything from the Project Life line of products. So guess what I did? I made up my own term for my yearly pocket style scrapbooks!! Drumroll please . . .

My Year In Pockets

Pocket style is pretty much the only style I scrap in these days. Once I went Pocket, I never went back! I'm completely addicted to those little 3x4 and 4x6 spaces!

The completed 2013 book that's sitting on my shelf right now, is a thing of beauty, and I don't just mean the scrapping. The fact that I actually FINISHED a complete yearly family history scrapbook (first time I can EVER say that in ALLLL my years of scrapping) is something to write home about. I LOVE that I finished it. I LOVE that my year is recorded. I LOVE looking at it. It's truly a family treasure. And I made that. I accomplished something gorgeous, AND important. Yay me!

Now you're probably thinking, "Ok great. But that was 2013. What about last year? How's 2014 coming? Are you almost finished?"

Ummmmmmm . . . *cough*. No. I'm SUPER behind. When we sold our house this summer and moved in with my parents for 8 weeks and then into our new house I was without a computer for a while, then I was out of my groove, then I was busy moving, then then then . . . there's always a then. But guess what - I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm totally going to play catch up, no matter how long it takes. Having completed 2013 and then holding that shiny, beautiful, 12x12, hardbound, yummy Shutterfly book in my hands felt SO INCREDIBLE, I know I have to finish last year.

But - I'm going to start 2015 NOW. I can't continue to be behind. I have to stay current AND catch up at the same time!

So . . . this brings me to an exciting announcement!

Britt-ish Designs is about to roll out something very fun and something that's not only going to help ME accomplish My Year In Pockets, but I hope it'll help you too!

Coming this Friday to . . . "My Year In Pockets" the PRODUCT LINE!

All the details will be coming on Friday, but here's what you need to know until then: if you're currently doing digital pocket style albums, if you've ever considered doing a year-long pocket style scrapbook, or if you love monthly digi-scrap goodies, you're going to FLIP for "My Life in Pockets".

"Tune in" Friday, January 9 for the whole enchilada!!

See you then . . .

Friday, November 28, 2014


Alright kids - ring the gong! Black Friday has officially begun.

I hope you find some good deals in my shop that you've been wanting to add to your stash!! The entire shop (minus gift certificates and pre-discounted bundles) is 40% off! (Hint! Hint! 40% off is actually a BIGGER savings than the usual Bundle deal, so if you buy each individual product during a 40% off sale, you're getting it for CHEAPER than the bundle! Just helping my peeps save a little more!!)

And I have a NEW collection to release today - and yes, it's 40% off too!!

Have you ever been to Disney on a rainy day?? You either love it or hate it. I have to admit, I sort of love it. The park gets all quiet, and a little more empty. The reflections from the lights and signs on the pavement are beautiful. And everyone runs for cover and huddles in shops and under awnings. I don't love having wet feet, or missing out on the tea cups, but I don't mind rainy Disneyland days.

"Rain, Rain, Go Away" is my latest collection and it was inspired by the drizzly windows I was looking through the day I started working on a new kit for Black Friday. I looked outside at the grey skies, pitter patter of soft rainfall, and wet shiny roads and felt inspired. I love a good rainy day. I lived in Seattle for a year and a half and I LOVED IT. I could move there right now if I could convince the rest of my extended family to go with me.

So, I made a Mickey Mouse mug of hot chocolate, turned on "Sleepless in Seattle" on my iPad, and went to work!! "Rain Rain" is what I came up with!! I think it's perfect for scrapping those rainy days at the Happiest Place on Earth as well as splashing through the puddles in your own front yard! And you know I am obsessed with pocket style scrapping, so of course its PERFECT for all you Project Lifers out there. I hope you like it!

"Rain, Rain, Go Away: Bundle"

(bundle is not on sale)

"Card Collection: Rain, Rain, Go Away"

"Rain, Rain, Go Away: Elements"

"Rain, Rain, Go Away: Alpha"

"Rain, Rain, Go Away: Papers"

For a while, it seemed like we couldn't go on a trip to Disneyland without at least one rainy day. So - let's just say I have a LOT of rainy Disneyland pics to scrap. Here's one I went to the archives for. Pictures from a trip back in 2010! Look how tiny my nieces are!!!

(You're welcome to watch the video I embedded with the QR code. If you want to learn how to put QR code videos in your layouts, you can read my post all about it!)

Here are the beautiful "Rain, Rain" layouts my Britt Girls came up with! Check these out:

by Kat

by Melissa

by Justine

by Fonnetta

by Denise

by Heather

by Melinda

Gorgeous, right??

I have a couple freebie cards for you as well!! These should add some fun rainy day magic to your Disney layouts!!


I truly hope each of you had a Happy Thanksgiving. When I think about things I'm thankful for, one of my GREATEST blessings is YOU!!! My loyal followers and customers. Without you, Britt-ish Designs wouldn't exist. I thank you. And I hope you had a fun-filled Turkey Day.

Have fun shopping all the crazy Black Friday deals out there - digi-scrap and otherwise!! See you FRIDAY AT 2:30 MST for my Speed Scrap!! Join us at the Facebook page or in my chatroom!!! Ta ta!

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