Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pocket Style Scrapbooking without the Pockets: Summer Time is the Best Time

I'm still catching up on scrapbooking pages from my daughter's early years and trying to fill in some blanks in her albums. I think part of the reason for my procrastination was I didn't have any inspiration for what to do with them.  With the advent of pocket style scrapbooking the stress of designing a page is lessened but it doesn't always fit in with the other pages I've already created to add pocket pages.

For example, the stories that would be placed chronologically right before and after this day have already been scrapped on traditional 12X12 pages.  This is my solution to avoid affecting the timeline of my album.
These pictures have been sitting in my photo box since shortly after they were taken way back in 2007!  Time to get them where they can be enjoyed and help me remember how little E was just after turning one.  While not spectacular photos alone, together they tell the story of how much she enjoyed our apartment's pool and how much I liked this cool float with a built in shade.

It's super easy to base a page of the configuration of various pocket style page protectors without having to actually use them.  This spread above is based on my favorite WRMK 12x12 Ring (3-4x6, 2-6x4, 1-12x2 Photo Sleeves) and Becky Higgin's Design A.
Normally this WRMK page would have the 12X2 slot on the right if on the lefthand side of a spread.  I love how could get the same look but put the patterned paper on the right.  The summer word paper and pink foil paper are both from MAMBI Summer Days paper pad.  They coordinate perfectly with the newer MAMBI Pocket Pages Themed Cards that are used on both sides of this layout. The flower border is Doodlebug Design.
Here is a better look at the right side, with more happy summer colors used.  The orange dots and "Cool Off" cards as well as the word & foil papers are more MAMBI and were chosen to tie both sides of this layout together.  The stickers are leftovers from my stash, so old I have no idea who the manufacturer was.  The puffy flip flops and goggles from left side are both from K & Co's Citronella line.
To break up the pocket look a little, in what would be one 4X6 photo space I added a little WRMK journaling tag with our former address on it.  I also added a little punched circle, I wanted it to look like a little tab and fill in some space because I thought the one inch difference between the WRMK tag and the 4X3 patterned paper looked a little awkward without it.

Did you notice the word overlays with the little flowers and brads?  Those are from a kit I bought way back when Lisa Bearnson was still on QVC, this is before the switch to HSN.  It was fun to use some older supplies :)  I hope your days have been full of some scrappy goodness, like mine have been!


1 Friends Said:

Leslie Germain said...

This is adorable. Love the bright cheery colors.

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