Thursday, January 23, 2014

I'm giving it a go!!

Pocketed Scrapbooking

A while back I had an opportunity to do some Project Life pages for Craft Warehouse as store displays. At the time I was not at all interested in the whole PL thing, because I thought of myself as a 12 x 12 girl only. After making 30 or so pages, I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually liked it. I enjoyed embellishing on a smaller canvas. I really enjoyed all the tiny wood veneers and stamps and dies I got to use. I also found myself scrapping more of my family's daily life instead of just the big moments.
After I was done with the store samples, I found myself looking at my pictures and wanting to put them in a pocketed layout but still wanted some of them in a 12 x 12 format too. I decided to integrate the two of them and have an album of all different pages. So I went down to Craft Warehouse and purchased a box of PL page protectors. The result has been a fun learning experience.
This isn't the first spread I've made but it's the more recent. It came about after completing my Like Father Like Son layout that I posted just before this one. I had a bunch of photos from a trip we took this fall to a friends wedding in eastern Oregon at Camp Morrow on Pine Hollow lake and wanted to scrap them all. I used the October This Life Noted kit for the pocketed pages and the November Colorblind kit for the 12 x 12 pages from Scraptastic Club.

Here is page 1 & 2. You've already seen page 1. I love the freedom of putting these pages together however I want.
Close up of page 2
Here is page 3 & 4.

Close up of page 3. That wood card in the middle left is so cute!! I had so many thoughts of what I wanted to do with it and settled on a simple phrase so it would stand out on it's own.

Here is page 4. Love this one of my boys!!!

Here is the last page and I plan to adhere the cards and photos on the back of the Snips and Snails layout in this format.

I think I'm hooked. Pocketed pages will be making an appearance in my albums from now on. I have gravitated towards 1 or 2 photos on my 12 x 12 pages these days and with adding pocketed pages, I can add more and more photos to further tell the story. If you haven't tried them yet give it a go!! The possibilities are truly endless.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Like Father Like Son

Finally got back to scrapping!!!

I made a deal with myself at the end of November that I couldn't scrap anything until all my Christmas gifts were made. So I put all my scrapbook stuff away and turned my craft table into my knitting station as well as my sewing table. Once my gifts were made, I put away my craft table since it's in the middle of my front room and decorated for Christmas. BUT NOW that all the hub-ub is over, the craft table is back up and in full swing!!
I got my November Colorblind kit from Scraptastic Club out and started right in. I just love this picture of Chris and Gus fishing and knew I wanted it in a 5 x 7 size and have it be the only pic on the page.

This kit is so bright and cheery with lots of embellishments and I had a blast adding them to the layout. I got the add on as well so I had lots to choose form.
Love these Amy Tangerine Thickers!!

Love clustering embellishments!! I always feel like I could add more but make myself stop at a certain point.

How stinking cute is that owl wood veneer?!?!!? Just love all the goodies in the Scraptastic Club kits. Jessica makes them all so fun and inspiring to play with.
Thanx for stopping by and hope you all have a great 2014!!!