It’s been awhile since I’ve worked on my Project Life album. I really love it for daily documentation and as a place to store all the bits and pieces of memorabilia I keep. But I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself to make the pages. If I stay on top of it, great. If I don’t, well, I’ll get to it. Eventually.
In working on my Project Life album, I’ve grown to love all the different pocket pages. (This page protector is from MAMBI and I picked the package up at Michaels). And I’m starting to add more pocket pages to my 12×12 albums. Not Project Life pages, but pages like this:
(First, it’s so hard to photograph pocket pages in the best light, let alone at night with no natural light. So let’s just look around the terrible glare, OK?)
And not necessarily to save time — though that is a bonus. But more because I have a ton of 3×4 cards that I really want to use. I do like to use 3×4 cards on traditional layouts too, but I’ll usually layer with them which means parts get covered up.
I had some fun 3×4 cards that came in one of my Cocoa Daisy kits several months ago. I had an idea to create a 12×12 layout but with extra crafting time being scarce right now, I pulled out a pocket page and within minutes, the fun page was created.
One of my favorite things about the pockets is that you can embellish to your hearts content…or not…depending on what works for you. I sometimes have a hard time adding random embellishments to my pages. Making sure the placement is right and that things aren’t floating. But in small pockets? It is so much easier for me.
Because I’m sure the question is out there…let’s talk about the reverse side. This is just a one page layout, so what goes on the other side? I don’t know yet. I will probably take a sheet of 12×12 pattern paper that I don’t want to use on a layout and just cut it up to fit in the pockets. That way, it goes into my album and there’s something pretty on the other side, until I figure it out. Or maybe this weekend I’ll come across some photos that will be perfect and I’ll finish the other side. It really doesn’t bother me one way or the other.
I will mention too that this is the second page I’ve created recently where I’ve pulled out embellishments solely by color. I took the cue from the 3×4 cards and pulled out some brown and pink embellishments. I do sort some of my embellishments by color and it really has me thinking about the rest of my embellishments. I have a feeling I’ll be working on that soon.
Do you sort any of your supplies by color?
More on that in a future post…
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