Thursday, November 13, 2014

Journaling in my Summer Pocket Pages Album

So I guess we all used to call this type of scrapbooking "Project Life".
But I heard through many sources that Becky Higgins prefers if those using product other than her Project Life brand, refrain from calling it just that.
I've seen many people refer to it as pocket page scrapbooking so that is what I am going with! :)

I have been working on a 2013 summer version for a while. What is slowing me down a bit here is finally adding the journaling. I could choose to hand write everything which would make it so much faster. But frankly, I like the look of typed print in this album. So I am plugging along adding it after the pages are done.
I am primarily using Simple Stories summer lines and a variety of product lines by October Afternoon thrown in for fun.
And I am using a combination of pre made and home made cards for my journaling.
The one you see above was cut from a piece of 12x12 paper. After adding the text by running it through my printer, I attached a strip of patterned paper at the top, a "time to celebrate sticker, and a die cut inked around the edges and adhered using a pop dot.

Here is an example of some of the pre made cards I am using. Both of the cards with journaling came just like they look except for my text which I created in Microsoft word and added later.
I am doing quite a few simple home made ones as well. This one includes a strip of patterned paper at the top and a small sticker at the bottom.
This card was even simpler. I found this quote on a sheet of stickers by October Afternoon and the colors and saying were perfect for the page.

I am finding that what keeps it quick ironically is simple.
But every once in a while, I like a more embellished card. So I am adding those every few pages are so for a little more visual interest.

Eventually I will finish this album so I can start working on Summer 2014! :)
But I have a scrapbook getaway weekend set up in January, and a 12 hour crop day in February.
So I know I will have some scrapbook time then after the holidays!


  1. i love this post! i have been thinking about doing more of these pages becasue i am just so behind in my scrapbooking

  2. I was not sure at all about this type of scrapbooking until I saw a 1 hour programme on the TV and now think that even I could scrapbook using it! I think I have been converted..... Anne xx

  3. Your journaling looks great, Mary Jo!

  4. Love love love your pages! LOVING how you did the typeface journaling!!!!!!!

  5. Yikes! I'm certainly in trouble with Becky! :) I've been calling mine "Project Life" and I've never used her products. OOPS! I LOVE your pages!! The cards you've made are darling, and just perfect for your album! It looks so good!!! :)

    1. Lol, I have to admit that I still call it Project Life a lot. I mean seriously I think it was more for all these companies that were promoting their own PL stuff. I thought it was a little obnoxious though

  6. I think it looks great and this Becky thinks you can call it whatever you want ;)

  7. The typing looks great! Plus you can probably fit a lot more journaling on the cards with typing (instead of handwriting), so you can note down more details.

    Now that the weather is getting colder, I bet it's nice to look at all those summer photos and remember summer fun!

  8. Such pretty pages! The computer written journaling looks great. I am always afraid to try it and mess up my papers, as my printer sometimes feeds things all wonky!

  9. I'm loving these "pocket pages"! (Side note - I had no idea about the Project Life name issues!) The papers you are using are beautiful. They are definitely summery! Do you mind if I ask what font you are using for the type writer? I've been looking for one that looks like a real type writer for ever, and this is perfect!

    1. Katie - it is a free font called "my underwood". :)

  10. Love how that sound pocket page scrap booking!
    This is so beautiful! Love the details with your journal cards!!
    Looking forward to seeing your finished album after the new year!
    IKWYK! I'm not able to scrap much right now either.

  11. Your summer pocket page album is looking great and I love how you are mixing lines together to get just what you are looking for. I was on a scrapping retreat last TH-SUN...I got so much done. I wish that I could go once a quarter....I would not be near as behind as I currently am! Hope you have a great time!