Back To Work | A Scrapbook Layout

Today’s post shares one of my favorite recent paper collections… The Pier from Crate Paper. The sad thing is that when it was first released, I was working for next to nothing in a retail store on a spending freeze, so I couldn’t purchase any of it. Fast forward a few months and I’m in a Marshall’s in South Florida — a few weeks into my new job — and I find the entire paper collection for $5.99. Just like it was meant to be.

I couldn’t pass up such a good deal. I thought it was appropriate then, to document my first impressions of my new job with these papers.

This whole layout started with the idea of creating that confetti pocket in the corner. I’ve noticed that some of the designers are using photo corners again. Tiny photo corners were big when I first started scrapbooking, then they got popular again five or six years ago. And they got huge too. I have a couple pages with giant photo corners. I haven’t used them much lately so when I started seeing them again, I thought about how I could put a different spin on it.

And this combo photo corner/confetti pocket was born. Since The Pier papers feature hexagons, I added a few wood veneer hexagons along with the confetti for some repetition. I stitched two of the vellum corners down and attached the rest of the pocket with red polka dot washi tape.

I’ve been doing a lot of my journaling lately in pockets. Not so much because I want it to be hidden, but more because I just really like pockets. There are so many fun options out there now. The decorative bag I used came from the Fancy Pants Etcetera collection. Keeping things hidden from view with just the tops of my journaling strips popping up adds a bit of mystery and interest.

I added a simple border to the bottom with more hand stitching and another hexagon embellishment to balance this right side with the confetti pocket corner. A few buttons tied with string and a flair badge from my latest Cocoa Daisy kit finished off the layout.

If all goes well, I hope to be back later this week with another layout. I have no less than four layouts in various stages on my desk. The trick (and the hard part) is to actually work on them at night when I get home from work. Easier said than done. Wish me luck this week!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Yay photo corners-love yours!!! Also, love your hidden journalling, I really want to do more of that. Love your distressed edges, too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Evie

  2. I love the journaling pocket that you have made.

  3. LOVE, LOVE!!!! Oh my goodness, the confetti triangle and those little journaling strips are FAB!!!!

  4. I love so many things about this page, Tammy…like the journaling strips in the bitty bag and the confetti pocket in the corner. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is a great layout.
    I love your subject of this layout as well.
    Fun pockets and like the journaling tags.

  6. I like the photo corner! Cool way to update it.

  7. Very cool page with that great corner pocket!
    Very creative!! I remember those big Heidi Swapp photo corners. I still have some!
    That Crate line is a favorite of mine, too.

  8. I love The Pier too!! Great design and love the pocket in the corner!

  9. Wonderful page! I love your idea to hide your journaling in a pocket.

    So cool that you found The Pier marked down to $5.99. I need to start checking out Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. I am always hearing how people find such great deals on paper pads and other supplies there.

  10. I do love that confetti pocket and your torn border at the bottom. Glad you are back into a happy work and scrapping groove!

  11. Confetti pocket, hello! So cute!! I love all of the rough, rolled edges too. Great layout. Why is it always so hard to work on stuff when we get home???

  12. love the confetti – too fun
    super layout! and what a bargain on the paper

  13. What a great layout – I really like the journaling in the pockets! And how fun that you found those papers at a great price! I’ve found several GREAT deals at Tuesday Morning recently – last year’s papers, but still new to me!


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