I am so excited to share my first pocket pages with you guys! I am in my fourth year of doing my personal Project Life album and it is my most favorite project I do and the most important to me.
I have been wanting to change it up the last year or two and finally took the plunge this year. I do mine monthly now and I also use October Afternoon’s 3×3 pockets. This change has been wonderful for me. I pick my photos using Lightroom. After I do some quick edits, I add the photos to my Quick Collection, then from there, I print in various print sizes I created. I do an overview of the month, so not every photo I’ve taken throughout the month will make my spread. I keep it to two pages only. I’m thinking of starting a separate pocket style album. That and layouts to fill in more details.
I used mostly the new Hip Kit Pocket Page March kit. But mixed in the Color Kit and Embellishment Kit. Another change of something I have wanted to do for awhile, is keeping my spreads flat. Paint, stickers, mist, rubons, all of these still add so much detail but no bulk.
I love a mix of photos showing all of us, our lives. But I also see this as leaving my mark. Almost my replacement for my long-lost art journal. I used the stencil and the mist and paint from the Color Kit, including some of me using my phone or selfie stick.
I loved using the entire sticker sheet from the Pocket Page kit here. I just trimmed it down to fit inside the pocket, and added one of the sentiment stickers over it.
I print some of my photos to not fit the entire size of the pocket, and used the reverse side of some of the cards to apply lines of paint and the used the large circle stencil from the Color Kit.
For the cards that I used from the kit, I just trimmed down to make them work and then added typing, die cuts, stickers, stitching, etc. (see my typo…LOL…all good, I know what I meant)
The only embellishment that had a little more bulk that I added were the sequins from the kit. I just stitched them into place over one of the photo overlays from the Embellishment Kit.
Thank you for joining me today and letting me share my personal Project Life with you.