Today we are exploring the use of pockets in various memory keeping mediums. You may want to take some notes today because this post is full of wonderful ideas to incorporate in your memory keeping process and layouts. Let’s begin with Jil’s travelers notebook design.
“My travelers notebook layout uses the awesome transparent camera pocket to explain my love of telling stories with writing and photos. I trimmed a pocket card (‘Be Bold or Italic’) to fit in the pocket, and I love the effect of the coloring created by combining the pocket and card.”
“I repeated the cool camera image a few times on my spread and used a rub on phrase about photos to supplement the phrase about writing on the notebook page. Then I added a stamp from my stash because it fit the theme so well and I scattered a few wood veneer stars along with glitter dots from the kits and ink splatters to create the effect of NYE confetti. My photo of a tiny ornament I took off my Christmas tree is one of my first in the new year. Celebrating the smallest of details is what I’m all about as a scrapbooker!”
“One of my favorites in the Noted kits, besides the camera pocket, is the New Year chipboard, which I adhered to my photo. I love how the page is a cheery reminder at the beginning of the year/decade of memory keeping’s importance to me!”
We love the way Jil’s design draws the eye across her layout on the diagonal. The stamping and typed journaling are the perfect addition to the ink splatters and variety of ephemera Jil used to create a visual map on her double page TN design. Using a diagonal line on your layout is a simple yet effective way to draw the viewer into your story and photos.
Next we have Rachel’s pocket design for her Happy Planner.
“I love adding pocket pages to my Memory Planner! I like to use my Big Happy Planner Punch to punch a few of the papers from the kit and a 2×2 square pocket page to store them in the front of my planner. That way, I can easily add them to my memory planner pages (I’m all about efficiency!). I can also use this pocket page to hold photos that I plan to use or photos that didn’t make it into a particular spread.”
“Pocket pages are especially helpful for weeks I have a lot of photos, or weeks that I have a few special stories I want to tell. For this layout, I added a pocket page to document our home and the little moments that make home so special as well as a 3×4 pocket page to journal our Cat’s favorites. I also trimmed down a few of the pocket cards to add to the 2×2 pockets on this page.”
“As I mentioned in my last blog post, I tend to stick to a format similar to 9×12 and 12×12 pocket page layouts and place photos where they looking pleasing to me, not necessarily on the day they were taken. This takes some of the pressure off of trying to ’fill’ the layout.”
“My weekly spread came together pretty quickly, thanks to all the gorgeous elements from the Noted kits. Since it was the first week of 2020, I spent a lot time figuring out my planners for this year (planner girls problems, lol!). I am also participating in Traci Reed’s #everydayselfielove challenge, which provided great photos for my layout.“
The paper sample idea just went on our list of things to do each month as we get our Cocoa Daisy kits set up in our scrappy spaces! Rachel gave us a few other great ideas too and you can see her process video here.
Our final share is a project life pocket page by Ellie.
“Today I am sharing the beginning of my album for 2020. I am super excited about starting my 11th year documenting my family stories. We began the year with a bang celebrating our daughter’s 13th birthday which I documented with the Noted pocket kit. I was also able to use the kit to document a tough story about my oldest son. He became very sick and although he is 21, wanted me to go to the doctor with him. I included his story because I believe in documenting the good and bad of daily life.”
”I love that the Cocoa Daisy’s memory keeping kits give me a starting point to tell my stories, which are the most important aspect of my memory keeping. Remember that you don’t need a picture to document a moment. A pocket card or other items in the kit can compliment stories without photos!”
Such a great tip Ellie!
We hope you will share your memory keeping tips and ideas with us on Facebook in our private Memory Keeping group!