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.



  1. Awesome...I haven't thought to use a traditional page facing a pocket page...what a great idea! And how cute to capture fishing with father and son. Those are gorgeous pictures.

  2. Your pages are great! I love how you included the occasional 12x12 layout into the mix!

  3. Great pages. I did some of my vacation pages like this. I really like it.

  4. I love the look of mixing 12x12's with pocketed pages as well. Great pages :)

  5. These are awesome! I love using the traditional 12x12 with a pocket page too!

  6. Wow, love what you've done not only on your layouts, but with the pocket pages too!