As you may have seen, I created my album for the Here There Everywhere class using pocket scrapbooking–Project Life style. Believe it or not, that was my first real major undertaking using pocket scrapbooking. I whole-heartedly believe in the Project Life (pocket scrapbooking) way of life. I’ve even created three kits and continue to create art for pocket pages here on my site. Oh, and speaking of, did you catch the brand new Something Wicked kit that I shared on social media yesterday? :)
(psst…now is a good time to pick this up during the fabulous fall sale!)
I love the simplicity of it all and the fact that you can add a little flair if you want. I love how it’s clean and grid-like. Makes it so visually appealing.
I just don’t do it. Or rather, I never seem to get a whole lotta ‘scrapping’ done by either method.
I need to change this.
I need to document.
I need to get those photos printed and out for people to see and remember. I love Artifact Uprising’s motto–Off your device and into your life.
I know that Project Life will help me with that.
It’s always on my mind to do, but I never get ‘er done.
why is that?
Okay, maybe it’s because there never seems to be enough hours in the day. But I think I need to make a priority of it. Heck, I even bought my Epson PictureMate Charm to help facilitate that.
Well, maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on myself because I did manage to document most of my travel for 2013 in pocket form, and I’m pretty stoked about it.
I just need to do it more.
Now I suppose you’re wondering, why all the introspection, MIss Kerri?
Well, between yesterday and today’s yumminess, it just motivates me even more. Check out this lovely pocket-page spread our Layle did today and read her comments along the visual way. (Links to the kits she used are included in her text.)
Truth is, I have a really rough time scrapping events. Doesn’t matter what they are – birthdays, holidays, you name it and I struggle. Recently I think I figured out a way around it – I started pocket page scrapbooking about a year ago. Lo and behold, that process makes it super easy for me to scrapbook events! I love pocket page scrapbooking, it’s the perfect method, for a single photo scrapper like me, to get lots of pictures scrapped! Case in point, this pocket page spread documenting my mother in law’s annual Halloween party from last weekend.
I fit 8 photos on this spread; that would have taken me 8 separate layouts if I kept to my old ways!
On the left side of my spread, I used the spider web from Kerri’s Foundations: Trick or Treat kit. I sized it to 6×6, then cut off the top 2 inches of the cut in order for it to fit in the pocket page.
I inserted the cut directly into the pocket page without placing anything behind it, that way it looks see through, like a real spider web. I also used Sunday from the Seven Days a Week kit.
The kids spent a good amount of time at the party carving pumpkins, so the right side of my spread focused on that. I used the pumpkins cut file from the All About Fall kit and then cut the pumpkin from the This and That: All Hallows Eve Just Shapes kit.
To wrap things up and tie the two pages together, I cut a few bats from the This and That: All Hallows Eve Just Shapes kit and adhered them directly to the top/outside of the pockets.
One of the greatest thing about pocket page Scrapbooking is the number of fun cut files you can include without it looking cluttered, like it might on a 12×12 page!
I absolutely adore this spread! But I especially looooove the spider web in its own pocket!!! I need to do that! And the mix of ‘handwritten’ (cut) words? fab.
Okay then. These two girls this week have motivated me to make a page. I’ve cut out some things and have some things that I’ve been holding onto so I can record our memories from our little excursion to the Uintas last month.
I feel a spread coming on….