When it comes to my scrapbooks in recent years when you look through them you’re going to find a wide mix of things. You’re going to find quick pages, pages of literally just photos, pages that took a long time, and pocket pages. I focus on having fun + telling my stories + documenting my family’s life. I don’t ever consider what is cool, trendy, or whatever. Because I’ve been scrapbooking long enough to know – none of that matters!
Today I am going to share about a pocket page I just wrapped up in my 2017 scrapbook. (real in progress desk shot below!)
So before we get making anything, I ask myself a few things:
- Do you have any big wild ideas for this?
- What is the story/how long is the journaling?
- What products do you have that will work well color or theme wise?
This isn’t a terribly long process- but it gives me answers I need in regards to what kind of page I will make, what amount of time it will take, and what my initial visions are. In this case, I knew i had some new Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper (affiliate link to Scrapbook.com who stocks the whole line) – and that the colors would work well.
When making a pocket page I tend to keep things simple – or if getting fancy then just on 1-2 pockets. In this case, I decided to use stamping on one pocket and die cuts on another. Here is a brief YouTube video explaining my process.
I used a lot of floral patterned paper, and I just let this be simple + fun. A bit of stitching, a few notes and boom! I’m ready for my next scrapbook page. 02
Basically? Have FUN with it! (Oh yeah, and if ever near the Fremont Diner in Sonoma? Eat there.)