Class Now Open!

Just a quick reminder that Pocket Prompts 25 starts today over at Big Picture Classes!

Be sure to join me for this self paced class for inspiration for your own layouts.  Free printable journal card set included with registration.

See you there!

Pocket Prompts 25 with Big Picture Classes

I'm excited to announce that I am teaching my first online class, Pocket Prompts 25 over at Big Picture Classes!  If you've ever wondered about my creative process, or how my layouts come together, this is definitely the class for you.

Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25

In this class, I will walk you through 5 of my favorite photo taking techniques.  I will show you how to incorporate film in your layouts (something that is near and dear to my heart).

Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25

I will also review 5 journaling techniques that I use in my layouts to help capture the stories of my family.

Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25
Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25

I've also included in depth videos of how my layouts come together - things to keep in mind when working on a layout.

Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25

As an added bonus, I've designed a set of printable journaling cards to get you started! They are available for free to all who register for the course.

Azzari Jarrett | Pocket Prompts 25

Even if you are seasoned pro with pocket pages, or just getting started, there is something for you to take away from this class!

Pocket Prompts 25 starts a week from today, March 13, 2017. Additionally, you can sign up for a free, two week trial at Big Picture Classes.

See you in the classroom!

Numbers Story Theme

I still love working on story theme layouts using Ali Edwards' theme kits.  I enjoy the monthly prompts to document my story as opposed to documenting our family story which I do with my Project Life spreads.

Azzari Jarrett | Numbers Story Theme

January's theme was numbers, and there was so much goodness included in the kit.  Honestly, I completed 4 layouts with the kit!  So many stories to tell.  And as a math minor in college, and a Type A personality, you can be assured that I thrive on numbers!

For the layout I'm sharing today, I printed a 2.5 x 11 inch copy of my photobooth strip from the Ace Hotel during my trip to Portland.  

Azzari Jarrett | Numbers Story Theme

I included the "numbers" piece with a list of numbers that make up my life. I love adding things that are true for me right now.  I know they will change in the future. I added a additional piece of washi tape to the right side of my layout and stamped the date at the bottom.

Here's how it looks in my album.

Azzari Jarrett | Numbers Story Theme

I am using a We R Memory Keepers 8.5x11 Classic Leather Album to hold all of my story layouts.  I slipped the completed layout in a  8x5 x 11 inch page protector.

If you are interested, you can check out my other story theme layouts: BuildGoLittle ThingsClickMagicFirstsGather, and AM/PM.

January on Film

With all of the recent changes in my life, I have been making an effort to carve out time for personal projects on film.  

Capturing small moments never fails to bring me joy.  

A few recent captures ~

This orchid is thriving on our bathroom windowsill - loving the humidity and light.

Shadows and light in my home studio.

Afternoon bubble baths, just because.

Peaceful walks to and from school.

Azzari Jarrett - Polaroid

A house is not a home without plants.  These are loving the morning light.

All captured on Impossible Color Instant Film, which I am finding is bit temperamental when developing, but still beautiful, nonetheless.

2017 Project Life Plans + Title Page

It's been quite a while since my last post!

My family and I have picked up and moved to the North Carolina coast - much, much more on this in a later post!  Needless to say, my documenting took a back seat to pretty much everything else in my life - selling our home, finding a new home, and getting my girls settled in a new environment.  

Even though I am not finished with my 2016 album, I have decided to start fresh and new and catch up as time permits.  No stress, no guilt, am I right?

This year, I am going back to documenting with a 12x12 album. I will be using two of the Sweet Edition Albums and mostly Design A pocket pages, with a few others mixed in as well.  I really loved documenting with my 9x12 album last year, and it provided me with the creative change I needed.  But I found that I missed the familiarity of of my 12x12 layouts.  Plus, I have so much in my stash right now, it feels good to use what I have.

For my title page this year, I included a few of my favorite pictures of my girls and one that my husband captured of us running on the beach.  I designed the "2017" 3x4 cards myself, something that I'd like to do more of this year.  And the "New Year, New Chances" card is from LifeLovePaper included in Studio Calico's Roman Holiday Documenter Kit.

And just for fun, here are my past title pages:

2015 Project Life Title Page 

It feels good to be back sharing again in this space, more soon.

Travels | Worcester, UK

Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

Last month, my husband and I attended a family wedding in Worcester, UK.  Located in the West Midlands, Worcester is about a 4 hour drive from London and the home of Worcestershire sauce

Visiting the English countryside was definitely a treat for us, we love getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city.  Here are a few captures with my iPhone.

Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

So much greenery and so quaint!

Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

Scenes from the wedding and the happy couple.

London | Azzari Jarrett

Waiting for the reception in the dining hall.  Love this capture of me and my aunt, taken by my brother-in-law.

Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

The details, the details, the details.

Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

The lovely bed and breakfast were we stayed.  I captured this right as the sun was setting. 

We will most definitely be back!  I have a few more photos from London, coming soon.

April Project Life

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

We are almost at the half point of 2016, and I continue to love the 9x12 inch format.  I am still altering my current page protectors to 9x12 inches using the fuse tool, and it is really working out for me.  I'm thinking of during a short tutorial on this since I get so many questions about how to use it.

Here are a few of my project life pages from April.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

Easter week was a quiet one for us.  It rained so we mostly stayed inside and dyed eggs.  Of course, I can't help but capture the beautiful blooms on our table - I loved this one so much that I printed it at 9x12 inches. I find that sometimes the bigger pictures tell the story.  I used journal cards from the Southern Weddings Edition Core Kit for this spread.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

In April, My husband and I also made a very quick trip to London for a family wedding.  The actual ceremony was in Worcester, in the West Midlands of England.  We stayed in the most beautiful bed and breakfast in the English countryside, and then took the train back to London for the day. 

For this spread, I printed a 9x12 inch print of the London Eye, which I took with my iPhone, and I was definitely surprised that the quality was so good.  This was such a great trip! More pictures to come soon.

Once again, I used journal cards from the Southern Weddings Edition Core Kit for this layout. I kind of like using journal cards for a different purpose than what they are intended for.  Although this kit is designed for weddings, there are definitely a number of cards that can be used "everyday" layouts such as these.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

And for this last spread, I used journal cards from the Currently Edition Core Kit.  I had the pleasure of photographing my niece's first prom - such a special day. 

Additional Products Used: Design C Page Protector, Design F Page Protector, 12 x 12 Page Protector (all adjusted to 9x12 with the fuse tool), Epson Premium Photo Paper in semi-gloss, Project Life Date Stamp.

I'm slowing beginning to work on May layouts, and I will share those soon!

Viewfinders - Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light | Azzari Jarrett

Honored to once again be a contributing photographer over at Viewfinders.

I invite you to join me there for my post, Shadows and Light - where I share some of my favorite photos of darkness and light.