Make More Magic – a counterfeit kit pocket page from my September counterfeit kit
|Story:||You have seen these pictures before over the course of the summer, now I have told the story as it unfolded.|
|Style:||This page “reads” well from top left to bottom right because of the placement of the journal cards in every other pocket. I chose to use letter stickers to fill the thought bubble card so that it would play nicely off the second card in that same row.|
Because there is a lot of detail in all four pictures, my embellishments are limited to 5 little items - 2 red, 1 blue and 2 yellow in a nice diagonal flow.
|Stash:||To elements from my counterfeit kit, I added two Simple Stories cards in the top pocket, letter stickers from Basic Grey and Adornit, and two puffy stickers that were out on my desk. My favorite part of the page is probably the Happiness is . . . card. It was leftover from a bag of Disney themed products from years ago. I purged the last of the Mickey Mouse paper, but held onto the card. It is perfect for a page about a Magic-al kingdom other than Disney.|
I finally finished up the Get It Scrapped/Masterful Scrapbook design course on pocket pages, and I hope to incorporate a few of those ideas into future pages. The first thing I noticed about the course is that all the pages were presented as 2 page spreads, as though a week or a month was limited or stretched, for that matter, to fit that model. While I think that is helpful for teaching design consistency across the two pages, I think it might also be intimidating for new-to-pockets scrapbookers. So I offer this advice, if you are not someone who does not regularly scrap two page layouts, don't feel like you have to adopt that double method for pocket pages.
I do not worry about two individual 12 x 12 pages in any album matching up; likewise, I am not concerned with 2 pocket pages having to coordinate closely. Of course, I will if I can, but my main requirement is that my pages are in order chronologically. But any given month could have any given number of pages. I am not sweating it any further than that, and rely on the fact that I use a coordinating kit for a month at a time. I often move unused cards forward which means that there will be some color coordination throughout the year, although it will probably morph a bit from month to month. I am good with that. Pocket pages are supposed to be simple scrapbooking - keep that in mind and you will enjoy them all the more.