Buddies-Michelle Wedertz

For my son’s fourteenth year, I decided to switch his album up and go with a 6×8 Handbook. Prior to this change, I had been struggling with having enough photos of him to fill a big album. I am always camera ready, however due to his reluctance to let me take photos and the fact that he is rarely home, my camera roll has been a little light on photos of my favorite guy. The smaller sized album seemed like an easy solution and now that I am halfway through the year I am confidant I made the right choice. Today I want to share a two page spread that I made for his album using a combination of June Kits .


I use a combination of pocket style and traditional layouts for documenting his teenage adventures and when I am doing this I like both pages, even if I am telling two different stories as I am here, to be cohesive in color and products. This means that I will often pull out a kit and work on two pages at a time. For these layouts I used pieces from the June Main, Embellishment, and PL Kits.  Here is a look at each individual page:

Buddies 2

Buddies 3

One of my favorite parts about working with pocket pages, is that I get to customize the 3×4 cards with embellishments. Below you can see that on the left card, I simply  layered two of the Poolside diet cuts from the Main Kit and added some machine stitching. On the right, after cutting down a 4×6 card from the PL Kit, I adhered a wood veneer that I had sprayed with gold mist.

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Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share a few thoughts on how I went about changing up my memory keeping to better work for me and my camera shy teenager.

Michelle Wedertz

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