Monday, August 1, 2016

Sparkler Squads Unite August 1st Blog Hop

Greetings and welcome to our Sparklers Squads Unite blog hop! This term The Sparklers are split into two teams; The Blog Squad and the YouTube Squad. Each month we will come together for a fun blog hop to bring you some great tips, techniques and inspiration! For this hop, you should have arrived here from Lisa. I'm sure you enjoyed her fun project! For the hop today I made a super fun Pocket Letter! Here it is:
I started my pocket letter with an old 6x6 pad of paper by Dear Lizzy 
from the Fine and Dandy collection.  Then I grabbed a ton of goodies 
from the SMS shop and got started! 
I cut a bunch of the 6x6 patterned paper down to 2.5x3.5 to fit into the Pocket Page Protectors from the shop.  I filled each pocket with goodies from my stash or from the shop.  Here you can see I tucked in some Shimelle Wood Veneer and a baggie of Love Beats Sequin Mix behind circles that I punched out and adhered to the outside of the pockets!
I made a simple title card using half of a White Paper Lace Doily and a few old Thickers from my stash.  I added a couple of glitter arrow Thickers from the Cedar Lane Collection by Pink Paislee.  I embellished the outside of the pockets with enamel hearts, Kaisercraft gems and miscellaneous bits from my stash.  Here you can see a few fun Studio Calico Wood Veneers peeking out!
I tucked a few Mini Wood Clothespins and Chunky Cork Stars in these two.  Then I added a Dear Lizzy Happy Place Die Cut Phrase.  I added similar embellishments to the other pockets.

My last pocket has some acrylic pieces from Pink Paislee C'est La Vie in it and I embellished it with a glitter heart, a gem and a button from Basic Grey Saturday Morning.  I can't wait to mail this lovely off to a member on SMS Facebook page "15 Minutes To Scrap!"
I hope you enjoyed my quick and fun pocket letter project!  Look for more happy mail and pocket life ideas from me on the SMS blog and don't forget to tune into the SMS channel on Youtube to find my "Shake It Sunday" videos on the last Sunday of the month!
Thank you for hopping along with us today! Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered for a chance at a $10 SMS shop credit! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.
Now, you'll be heading over to Hannah's blog. If you get lost along the way, a full list of the blog hop line up is on the SMS blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop!!
Items I used from the SMS shop:
Love Beats Sequins
Pocket Page Protector
E-Z Runner Grand
White Lace Paper Doilies
Chunky Cork Stars
$2 Shimelle Wood Veneer
$2 Studio Calico Wood Veneer


  1. One of these days I am going to make a pocket letter, yours are so inspiring and fun!

  2. This is SO pretty Sarah! I love the colors, it looks great!!

  3. This is really pretty and the colors go so well together!

  4. I love all the fun embellishments you added to your page!!

  5. Beautiful pocket cheery!

  6. I love the pocket letter. Now it got me want to create one myself.

  7. I just started doing PLs & I LOVE them. Whoever receive this is a lucky gal! That cork bow is to DIE FOR.

  8. Omg I just love your pocket letter!! The color combos are so pretty together!

  9. What a lovely project; love all the colours - so cheerful and summery! I have never made a pocket letter ... hmmm, time to change that LOL

  10. I've never tried a pocket letter because I never really understood what they were for. Now after seeing your post I understand. It's to pass on to another crafter!!!!

  11. Fantastic job on the pocket letter! Love the way you embellished!