Friday, April 11, 2014

Pocket Life with Jen Boumis

Hello Friday! Today, I'm sharing Week 11 in in my family album. I used both the Pocket Life and PL Embellishment kits for this layout. This was the first week of the year that it was finally warm enough to get outside to enjoy the sun - despite the blanket of snow still on the ground - and the yellows in the Lemon Lush 6x6 pad were just perfect.

Outside play, newborn sweetness, toddler mischief and power outages were the themes this week. I love the pre-printed "need a do-over" label, along with the frown face flair to illustrate the photo of our powerless appliances. My date card uses a combination of papers from the 6x6 pad, along with a vellum "highlights" Silhouette cut and one of the frames in the PL kit, finished off with a label and a few of the fun glitter stars from the PL Embellishment kit.

The left hand 3x4 photo of my green blouse is on the outside of the page and flips up to reveal journaling underneath. I used a small piece of the yellow stripe cardstock as a hinge. And, of course, one of  the amazing etched wood chips.

TIP: An easy way to make sure your letter stickers go on your page straight is to place them on the edge of a clear ruler or piece of plastic. Line up the ruler with the side of your page or card, stick them down and gently pull out the ruler. Perfect every time!

I had a hard time narrowing down my photos this week so, added a small page protector for extra 3x4's. This side explains the power outages we endured and how we made the best of the situation. The exclusive "flying monkeys" card just seemed right. I trimmed it down a bit, added it to a clear, stitched sleeve from a past kit and slipped it in the pocket.

Here are your sketches for this week:



  1. Still very much a fan of your spreads Jen!!! i love the words directly on the photos, the awesome details and the clean look.

  2. sweet photos & love this kit! cannot wait till mine arrives!