Week 33 + My First Blog Giveaway!

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DSC_0112Hello friends and welcome back to my blog and to my week 33 of Project Life. This week concentrating on the Orange in the Becky  Higgins Jade kit and with a few flip pockets. So, time for me to stop rabbiting on and show you what I did.

DSC_0121Starting quite simply with the Left hand side. Quite a bit of journalling on this page overall. Probably more than I do most weeks on the Left. There are also a couple of faces rubbed out because I have not asked the children’s mother to post their pictures publicly. Always better to be safe than sorry.

DSC_0111I made this simple little insert. The word ‘Love’ I cut out using my Cricut machine and my now favourite CTMH Artbooking Cartridge. (There’s a crazy amount of images to cut on this cartridge and if you have a Cricut I highly recommend it as lots of it is very good for Project life – also comes with matching stamps and other stuff). I then stuck the cut out onto a Jade Kit filler card, stuck on some enamels and viola. Clean and simple and I also love the organic (or hand drawn) feel of the orange chevron pattern on the card.

DSC_0122Right over to the right side here and on closer inspection you will find a few flip up pockets on this page.



Firstly I have this tiny 2″ x 2″ Flip Flap that holds a little medallion my kids received in the billy cart race. It’s the perfect size and the pocket just sticks on.





DSC_0116These various stick on pockets also form CTMH and can be viewed / found HERE. (Otherwise contact me as I have a few packs in stock and will happily organise to send you some)

This next Flip pocket is my favourite. It’s a 3″x4″ that flips up. On one side I have used a print out of an Ali Edwards brush I purchased. (From here to there).




DSC_0119When you flip it up there is some journalling and a picture underneath. This would also work really well if you had something you wanted to keep a bit more personal or sad and wanted to hide the journalling for it to “be found”.

DSC_0124And that’s it! This is a bit of a sideways shot of the layout.


You may or may not know but the Becky Higgins brand is celebrating it’s 4th Birthday in the month of October.

ProjectLife_Core_Kit_Kraft_EditionTo get into the party mood I thought I’d host my very first GiveAway. Yippeee!
The giveaway prize is this beautiful Becky Higgins Kraft Edition Core Kit! Yes a whole, brand spanking new, core kit form me! Eeeek!
What do you need to do to do for your chance to win?  It’s easy…
1. Leave a comment here on my blog post OR
2. Leave a comment on my week 33 post  on Facebook page HERE
3. Leave a comment on both and you get 2 chances to enter!! Super easy right?
Giveaway open to all and I will draw out a winner next Wednesday the 16th of October (Australian time). Good Luck! 


As always, Thanks Ever So much for Dropping In





  1. This all looks so fab. It always amazes me what great pictures you take, even indoors, like the kids on the bed with their Dad. looks so light and bright. I also love how you think to take shots from interesting angles, It really turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. I have to agree about Artbooking – so many perfect cuts for PL and scrapbooks in general. Oh and Flip flaps – LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Great work as always Petra.

  2. Beautiful pages again Petra. Loving those little flip pockets. Just wanted to leave a comment but I don’t need to go in to the draw sweet. Good luck to everyone else for this lovely kit.

    • Hi Tina,
      Thanks for leaving a gorgeous amessage anyway.
      Thanks For Dropping In

  3. As always the pages are just lovely!!! I love your use of the CTMH flip flaps and might just steal the idea as I have some but wasn’t completely sure how I was going to use them – love the idea of using them to hide journaling and include extra photos…. You are also making a Cricut acquisition incredibly tempting?!?!

    • Hi Sian,
      Don’t let me be your enabler in the Cricut world LOL!. I have had mine for years and love that I can use it with my PL.
      Thanks For Dropping In

  4. Love seeing your pages. Just starting following you a few weeks ago and really enjoy seeing some new inspiration.

  5. Love love the colours and the flip pages… Just awesome….. And congrats on your first giveaway…..if I won it would be my very first core kit after PL’ing for a year already!!!!

  6. love the look of this page. (and yet to try any kraft or jade, so you have inspired me!)

    • Thanks Bernice,
      Inspired by the amazing Ali Edwards of course.
      Thanks For Dropping In

  7. Sandra Bunch

    Massive week for Calvin and you guys too. That Jade orange really pops. I’m looking forward to using my flip flaps too. How awesome is that little 2″ one for medals. I’ve been struggling top think of what I would use that size for, but of course you’re way ahead of me 🙂

    • Hi Sandra,
      Yes little BIG steps for us. That medal thing fits so perfectly too and at least it now won’t end up in a junk box in the his room somewhere 🙂
      Thanks For Dropping In

  8. How exciting!! Your page looks wonderful. 🙂 Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    – April W (april121499ATyahooDOTcom)

  9. Those little flip up pockets are FABULOUS! What a great way to implement MORE stuff into your project life!

    • Hi Kyla,
      Thanks yes I always try to look for wayts to incorporate those little ‘tid bits’ that get lost so easily.
      I have a pile on my work bench that I plan to incorporate somehow.
      Thanks For Dropping In

  10. Thank you so much for this opportunity!! I am always inspired by your photos and design and look forward to having a chance to try it on my own with this core kit!! Gorgeous!

  11. Sandi Farestrand

    I love Project Life, love Becky Higgins and love your blog. You make great pages and have creative ideas that truly inspire me, Thank you so much!

  12. What a great way to use those flip flaps. I have some slightly larger ones as I couldn’t think of what to do with the tiny ones. Such a brilliant idea!

    Congrats on your first giveaway! It seemed like a good time for me to poke my head out of lurkerdom and let you know that I enjoy your weekly PL updates. You often have great inspiration for me, thanks!

    • HI Susan,
      Thank you for poking your head out 🙂 I truly appreciate you coming along, saying ‘Hi’ and leaving such a lovely comment.

      Thanks For Dropping In

  13. Michelle Kelly

    Your layouts are gorgeous as always! Love the story of going to the newsagency and how you captured the different perspectives – will be “borrowing” that idea. The joys of being a Mum :-). Just off to dust off my cricut cartridges as your “love” cutout looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Michelle,
      Part of why I love Ali Edwards so much. She always makes me think of different ways to “journal”.
      So the thanks is to her. Borrow away!
      Thanks For Dropping In

  14. hi petra looks awesome love the orange and the flippers…thanks for chance to win

  15. I always love reading your blog Petra and seeing your latest spreads…love the flip flaps and hoe you have used the ‘hello” word.

    • Hi Sue,
      Yes I love the little Hello too. It’s a metal die from Crafters Workshop that I use with my cuttlebug.
      Loved it so much I bought a whole lot more 🙂
      Thanks For Droping In

  16. That kit sounds lovely – it would go a long way to improve my PL pages. Thank you for the chance. Love reading about your adventures.

    • Hi Audrey,
      Thanks for coming over to follow our adventures… 🙂
      Thanks For Dropping In

  17. Yvette Irvine

    Another great layout. Really love that mini flip pocket – might have to get some.

  18. This must be one of your nicest weeks Petra. Love the photos and the colour combos – and of course the flips pockets. Love this week ❤️

    • Hi Beth,
      Wow thank you. That’s so lovely of you to say. I am rather fond of this one myelsf so I’m glad someone else sees it.
      Thanks For Droping In & Good Luck!

  19. A friend sent me over. I will be adding your blog to my must look at blogs. Thank you for the chance to win. Great PL page. I really like the Ali Edwards saying very eye catching. The extra pockets are great. I am just starting to dabble in PL Style pages. This would be awesome to win and play with. Thanks Again.

  20. Petra, your pages are lovely & I love the flip pockets! I haven’t visited for a while, as it’s kind of nice to have a few posts of yours to read in one go 🙂 And you certainly haven’t disappointed – fantastic work, as always.

  21. Amber Valenzuela

    Love your ideas… Ones I have never seen before and I am excited to start using them. Those flip pockets are awesome! Thank you.

  22. You have some AWESOME Ideas! I just LOVE the flip up cards and ALL the journalling you put on your PL pages. VERY COOL! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

    • Hi,
      Thanks for such an awesome comment.
      I hope you have a great day too!

      Thanks For Dropping In

  23. Karen Leadbetter

    I love looking at your pages Petra, they are very inspirational. I enjoy your openness about your family and sharing them with you. Thank you 🙂

  24. I’ve just started using my jade kit, so this layout has given me some great ideas. I also really love the 3×4 flip pocket and would love to know how to make one. Do you have a simple tutorial on how to make one, as I would love to incorporate them into my own layouts. Thanks.

  25. Kate aka stinkydudette

    I have yet to incorporate a flip up pocket and think that is so clever!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Rebekah Wright

    I have only recently discovered Project Life and enjoy looking at your fantastic pages. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your give away!

  27. Hi Petra. I love your from here to there flip up pocket. Love how you cut it, love that each piece has a different piece of journalling on the underside and love the relevance of the embellishing.

  28. Love your pages as always Petra…….and love how you keep gravitating to orange! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  29. I love those flip pockets. Your layouts are always so color coordinated and full of story. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  30. I totally enjoy reading your blog! Love the hints and web attachments:)). Would love the PL giveaway

  31. I love your designs Petra. They flow so well. I love the CTMH flip pockets, great for those extra bits and pieces. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to enter your giveaway! 🙂

  32. Hi there. Your PL pages are such an inspiration to a newbie like me Thanks for sharing your great work

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  34. I love your clever flip pockets and your creative use of the core kits – I think I’ve been making PL over complicated!

  35. I’m new to your blog, but I’m loving looking all your project life album posts! I’m a digital scrapbooker and looking at doing a december daily album traditionally this year!

  36. Thanks for the chance Petra! It’s so great seeing your pages especially nice to see Brisbane in Spring.

  37. Great giveaway. Love all your layout. Very simple and up to date kind of scrapbook. Im new to this project life. Good luck to everyone in this giveaway

  38. Oh my gosh , I am in love with these flip pockets. Such a great way to incorporate a few little extras on a spread. I’m gonna have to try this!

  39. Love your pages Petra, you guys always look like your having a great time. I need some photography tips I think.

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