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.
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!