Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Scrapbook Friends National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!



Welcome to the Two Scrapbook Friends National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Joanne's blog. I just love how she uses texture.  I actually watched her create some of this layout and she is truly talented.  I am sure she has inspired you to create some texture on your projects!

My letter is P - for pocket pages.  I love this new way of scrapbooking.  Do you know what 'pocket pages' are?  They are divided page sleeves for your album.  They come in all different configurations and they really help streamline the creative process.

For my design, I used 2 different sleeves - one with 4x6 vertical pockets and one with 4x6 horizontal/3x4 vertical pockets.  It is fun to mix up the sleeves and create a different layout each time.


I used one of the Simple Stories Sn@p collections - Everyday!!  It is bright, colourful and very generic.  It was perfect for some photos I had of Jason and David at Universal Studios visiting The Simpsons Ride.  


I find it easier to work with the small sections of my layout and you don't have to add much to make a big impact.


A technique I use a lot is to cut a photo and divide it up across 2 different pockets.


I still like to mat my photos and add some ink, just like I do for my traditional layouts.


Journaling on my layouts has become a regular part of my pages now.  I often leave it off when doing traditional layouts, or add it as an afterthought.  The pockets make it very easy to designate a special spot to record the memories.


I love how many photos I can include for each design.  It is a great way to use up the photos that I have in boxes and get them into my albums.


If you haven't given pocket pages a try, I hope you will now.  Our store is filled with products to help you get started or add to your collection.

Now you should hop over to Christa's blog.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go. This way you will qualify to be in a draw for a fabulous Blog Hop prize.

Have fun hopping!

18 comments:

  1. So many pocket pages I can say lol! Beautiful and colourful double page layout!

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  2. You rock the pocket pages!

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  3. Darcy stole what I wanted to say! This is just awesome. I love all the bright colours and the balance is great. So fun!

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  4. LOVE it! Seriously awesome! You are the pocket pages queen!

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  5. You are such a whiz with Pocket Pages! I especially love the technique of dividing a photo......great stuff.

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  6. Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to get a hang of pocket pages, then there may be hopes of finally catching up

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  7. This pocket page layout is so amazing! I love the bright colors and all your little details! You are the queen of pocket page scrapbooking!!
    Joanne xo

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  8. I really need to get some of the pocket pages materials! I LOVE all the projects you make with them. You make it look so easy (but I know it's not!) Your project is amazing! The dedicated journal spot would probably help me to get more journaling done on the page too! Happy NSD!

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  9. love the look of your pocket pages ..have to try it myself now.

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  10. Gorgeous project Carolyn! Sure so much Fun to look at them…

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  11. Carolyn what a great design for your bright and colourful photos. I am so impressed with that split photo especially. What an efficient and lovely way to tell your story.

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  12. I love the two pocket divide....looks so cool. You've just about hot me convinced to give this style of scrapbooking a go!

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  13. I love seeing how others create with their pocket pages. This looks amazing. I love the Simple Stories line you used and the fun way you have displayed your pictures and embellishments. I really like having a space for journaling. I am inspired for sure.

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  14. Love your new favourite scrapbooking ways! Your pocket pages are all amazing :). Makes me anxious to give it a go.

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  15. So bright, happy and fun..love all the elements you added to your pages...you rock mf
    hugs,
    Karen

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  16. What an inspiration, Carolyn! Love those pockets!

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  17. I love this way to scrapbook and you made like so much fun!

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