Hello everyone! This is Shelly back this month with another installment of Project Life inspiration. Today, I am showing you how to document those holidays with ease using those pocket pages. Once I had the new Kate & Co Oxford Lane Collection in my hands, it just screamed St. Patrick’s Day to me! Those rich colors of green and yellow along with the lovely navy had me pulling out a few of my pictures from our St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.
Supplies:Kate and Co-Oxford Lane:Bold Paper, Enjoy Paper, Sticker Accessory Sheet, 6x6 Designer Cardstock Paper pad. Kate & Co. – Cambridge Court: Chipboard Elements, Sticker Accessory Sheet. Other: Becky Higgins Design G page protectors, Becky Higgins White Grind cards, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper, Typewriter
I kept things pretty simple with a few pictures of our day along with scans of my daughter’s signs she left around the house just in case a Leprechaun came to visit us on St. Patrick’s Day. I also included two 3x4 grid cards that had finger art from both of my kids.
So here is how I started it all off…
I started out by setting my pictures over the pockets. That way, I could see where I could put all the pretty stuff. I cut apart the journaling cards from Oxford Lane’s 'Enjoy' patterned paper. I really loved the “Smile” card, so I used that card as my jumping off point.
I wanted to use a 4x6 pocket for the journaling and one for the title card. My plan was to use the diagonal strip for journaling. I wanted to draw the same yellow gingham pattern from the “smile” card to the other side, so I cut a 1-inch strip of the same pattern from the 6x6 paper pad to go on the bottom of the journaling card.
After getting those pieces in place, I realized my page needed a little something else. I added a pop of pink to compliment all of my daughter’s pink she wore. I love how the Cambridge Court Collection’s pink worked perfectly to add that extra pop to pull it all together.
I followed my plan of adding the journaling on diagonal stripes of the B-side from Oxford Lane’s Bold paper. I actually had an incident with a tin can and my thumb. Holding a pen and writing is a challenge for me right now, so I opted for an alternative. I decided to dust off my typewriter that my mom gave me.
I attached the 4x6 card to a sheet of paper, aligned it, and typed away. It is a little messy, but I kind of like the quirkiness. I also added the “Oh So Cute” tab from the Cambridge Court Collection to add that extra pop of pink.
To bring in the pink on the other side, I added the small “fun” circle sticker to the camera. It fit nice and neatly inside the lens.
Keeping with the simple theme, I finished my title card off with one of the speech bubbles from the sticker sheet. Can I say how excited I was when I first saw these on the sticker sheets? They are just perfect for titles, small journaling blurbs, or even fun quotes. I see lots of use coming from these babies!
So have you scrapbooked lately using pocket pages? I would love to see what you have been up to! If you haven’t tried it yet, you should give it a try. I love how easy documenting our family memories are using all of the different pocket pages that are available, yet you can still let your creative side play.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!