Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking

Good morning!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  For this weeks scrapbook Saturday, I thought I would share a little about pocket scrapbooking and how I use it. 

First of all - what is pocket scrapbooking?  Basically, it's a page protector that is divided into pockets and you add your photos, journaling, accents and anything else you'd like to these pockets.  Many of you have heard of Project Life and I believe that's where pocket scrapbooking began.  I use pocket scrapbooking along side of my regular scrapbooking because it allows me to get more photos scrapbooked.  Pocket scrapbooking is meant to be quick and easy - slide the photos in, embellish a little and it's done.  I usually take a few of my favorite photos and scrapbook them traditionally and then add all the extra's into my pocket pages.  Since I've started doing this - I have gotten so many more of my photos into albums and I feel like I've accomplished more. 

This year I decided to scrapbook my Christmas/December photos in pocket pages - specifically SU!'s diagonal striped album with the pocket pages that was available in the holiday catalogue.  And I'm happy to say that the album is done and it's not even a month after Christmas! Here's a look at a few of the pages...
This first page is pretty basic.  I had a little more journaling than normal so ended up using two of the blocks for journaling.  The other block was one of the journaling tags that was in the package you could get that coordinated with the album but it said Deck the Halls.  I just covered over that greeting with Joy to the World to make it work for this page.
You can see that there are several different pocket configurations.  And I love that.  If the pockets aren't the right size for what you want to accomplish - just add your photo or accent on top of the pockets like I did with the snowflake accent in the lower right corner of this page.
On this page you can see that some pockets just have patterned paper tucked into them and that's ok.  Every pocket doesn't need to be embellished.
At the back of the album, I added a pocket from patterned paper to hold some of the photo cards we received and school programs from the  kids concerts.  Once I added all my photos I had one page left over, so I cut up some of the photo cards that we received and added friends and family to the last page.  I even added a few of my favorite handmade cards to the album as accents here and there.  It was a lot of fun to make and I'm so happy that it's done and my family can enjoy looking through it and remembering the fun we had.

Have a creative day!


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