Hello everyone! This is Shelly with some Project Life inspiration. With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share some Christmas inspiration Project Life style.
Let’s face it. We all take hundreds of pictures around the holidays. At least I do! Each one containing lots and lots of action and colors, between that and the sheer number of photos, I get over whelmed. I tend to push documenting this festive holiday season all together. BUT… In came the invention of pocket page protectors. I discovered these fun things back in 2007 with the simple (6) 6x4 slots. Now, we have so many fun options to play with to make any picture work for our needs.
Supplies: Sleigh Bells Ring: 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Gift Label Stickers, Alpha & Word Sticker Sheets, Mixed Bag, Enamel Shapes; Jubilee: Mint Julep “Live it Up” Transparent Frames; Other: Becky Higgins Design A & G page protectors, Bohemian Typewriter Font
When it comes to Christmas photos, there are a lot of things happening in each one of them, so I really like to stick with simplicity. I want to let my pictures shine and tell the story. I chose just a few of the prints from the 6x6 pad that were calling to me.
I trimmed down the deer paper and added the banner sticker. I highlighted my favorite photo of my kids using the Jubilee Mint Julep Transparent Frames in gold. They were the perfect pairing with the Sleigh Bells Ring Collection. They don’t photograph well, but the look good in person! The picture shows just as bright as the others on this layout.
Have I professed my love for stripes lately? I have fallen into the striped paper trap lately with my pocket pages. I love that you can trim a piece down to 4x6, add some journaling, yet still look “fancy” in my eyes. They look like a pretty filler card, but serve a purpose.
I have wanted to incorporate a see-through pocket into my pages, but they never seem to make the cut. I always have too much journaling and pictures to use them. When putting together these pocket pages, I actually added an extra page protector to include a touch more instead of trying to cram everything in. I am so happy that I did, this gave me the extra fun space to be creative with.
This is actually the backside of the previous page. Like I said, I kept things VERY simple by repeating elements. I really love how cohesive it is.
To really make everything come together, I patched a few journaling cards all at once by trimming down the light wood grain paper to 3x4 and layering a strip of the plaid pattern. Those word phrases were the perfect little extra touch to bring them all together.
This spread was for my son’s album. I opted for the pockets for his Christmas memories, but of course with using pockets comes the challenge of what to do with the empty 12x12 spaces before and after these pockets when adding them to an existing album. I will be tackling this next week with my Anatomy of a Double Page Layout series.
Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!