It’s CT Member Juli here today with some ideas on ways to keep your Pocket Scrapbook pages fresh and give yourself a break from the same old week in and week out approach.
I have to admit that I am not your normal Pocket scrapper. I gave up on doing the weekly double page spread about a year ago. I realize I was putting too much pressure on myself to get photos of different things each week and then finding time to put everything in to a layout with just the right wording and just the right kit was giving me scrapping anxiety. Who needs anxiety about a hobby that is supposed to be my get away from working full time and being a mom and wife?
I decided to use Pocket Scrapbooking templates to make quick pages about special days in our lives and to document each of my daughters. Today’s project is all about capturing what is currently going on in my daughter Hannah’s life. My husband and I were just talking about how much she’s changed and grown in the past few months. Those kind of conversations remind me it’s time to capture what is going on right now so that I’ll remember it later. So, I created this rather simple Pocket Scrapbook style page to document Hannah and what life is like at the end of 7th grade and only two months away from turning 13.
I started this project with a quick question and answer session with Hannah while she ate breakfast the other day. This is something you could do on the go, in the car, waiting for an appointment, over the phone while driving home from work (if your child is at home or has their own phone), or any other down time you have. Hannah even helped me come up with some fun questions to ask and honestly that is what makes this project so fun. When I look back at this page I hope to remember us laughing about the questions and me trying to guess what she was going to answer.
Now, if you are a more traditional Pocket Scrapper, not to worry, you can still use this method. You can just transfer this to documenting things about your family that are currently happening. It can be done on journal cards or even on top of your photos. You could do a whole page of currently happening things for a week you have no photos. That’s the best part about scrapping – taking ideas and making them your own.
Here’s a quick overview of how I made my page.
Anchors Away Kit and Alphas by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Fonts: Bebas, Ballpark and Century Gothic
- I created a template where I could put a 5.75” x 3.75” picture in the middle with 10 – 3.75” x 2.75” cards around it.
- To make it easy, I found two labels from Anchors Away and placed those in alternate boxes to be used to anchor my titles.
- I added papers from Anchors Away digital kit to my 10 outside boxes make sure to leave my journaling area free from any distracting designs.
- I added the title to each box and the corresponding answers to my questions.
- I added the main focal picture. I chose to convert it to black & white so it would fit my page color scheme better and it made the photo stand out on the page.
- I added some additional decorations to spice up my page a little to my satisfaction. Voila!
I hope this inspires you to try using interviews and currently lists on your Pocket Scrapbooking pages!
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