Hurray! My pocket scrapping (aka PL) is up to date, from 2011 to this year! That feels really good, now just to catch up on my older 12×12 layouts… I focused on documenting the memories, including photos, ephemera, and journaling (including dates), so I thought I’d share a few of my pages and hopefully inspire you to get your documenting done.
Here is the cover page for my first album (even though I created this last!), it was a simple page, letting the beautiful Basic Grey paper shine, then added the numbers and some beautiful handmade flowers.
For this page, I had only two photos, but I really wanted to document it – picking grapes in Marlborough is such a big thing, and being involved in this was very cool. So I used some grape paper, cut it into the right sizes and rounded corners. A lovely Flourish With A Bling flourish, title cut with my Cuttlebug, and journaling with a white pen on dark brown cardstock.
I wanted to show you this one because the paper I found is very cool, and I just cut it up for the pockets – perfect for pictures of the motorcycle run my husband was helping organise (and I drove the back up car for).
This double page is about my youngest nephew, and how I enjoyed visiting him. For his name, I cut the letters twice and stacked them to create a shadow effect, making the word stand out even more. The journaling was printed straight onto one of the pieces of paper I had cut, and I added some veneers from PaperVine – the heart arrow and ‘HELLO’ are from the Veneer Arrows, and there is one of the Love Arrows, a Frame, and a Daisy Daisy Bike. I love the look of these on the pockets, so cute and so easy.
If you’ve followed my blog for very long then you’ll know that I love my cats, and Oscar has been doing some pet therapy, visiting a couple of rest homes. I outlined the page with Ella’s Footprints washi tape, the coloured three cats from Imagine If… Set of Cats with Black Soot Distress Stain (gives me colour without the bulk of paint). A title and some journaling completed the layout.
Lastly here is a layout from Waitangi Weekend this year (!), when I spent the weekend in Auckland with my family, my mum took quite a few photos which was great as I got to be in front of the camera! For this I used a My Minds Eye 6×6 pad from the Follow Your Heart range, and I had some brads from that collection too. I added the brads through the page protector and paper (a little fiddly) because I felt this reduced the bulk inside the pockets and it also held everything in.
I hope you all get into documenting your memories and life, remember that future generations will look at the pictures and stories first!