Confession time: Until this past spring, I totally did NOT get the pocket page trend. I am a dedicated big-page scrapbooker, and I couldn’t imagine sacrificing all that real estate for little itty-bitty pockets. Why? WHY? WHY?!
But then I attended — well, I actually produced — True Scrap Pocket Pages this past January, and I was hooked.
The simplicity. The ease. The creative possibilities… but most of all, the ability to quickly and easily do something with my unscrapped photos.
PLUS: The products are so. darned. cute.
So after spending a day with Layle Koncar, Marcy Penner, The Traci Reed, Monica McNeill, Stephanie Bryan, and Lilith Eeckels, my attitude shifted. I couldn’t wait to get my hot little hands on some pockets and start!
And now? No – I’m not “caught up” but I have completed five week-long spreads, including my birthday week. AND I’ve got a process. AND I’ve got plans! Yahoo!
Here’s the class that really shifted everything for me:
Yup, Layle put it all in perspective in this one-hour video class. Sure, I’d seen plenty of classes and blog posts and tutorials about pocket scrapbooking and Project Life. But I didn’t “get” it until Layle, herself a dedicated scrapbooker, shared how she’s using pocket pages to scrapbook. And then I was like, “OH YEAH, BABY!”
And now I’m on trend. Just like the cool kids.
I have to admit, I still love “traditional” scrapbooking. And parts of pocket scrapping frustrate me (I always seem to end up with one 3×4 pocket left in the middle of the page with nothing in it!). But I’m enjoying revisiting the little memories that make up my life in a more cohesive manner. I’m not giving up my 8-1/2×11″ pages any time soon, but I’m having fun with this new way of documenting our family’s life.
If you’d like to give pocket scrapbooking a try, check out Layle’s class from True Scrap Pocket Pages. It’s on sale for for 30% off through the end of April. And if you LOVE pocket scrapbooking and Project Life, check out the other one-hour video classes from True Scrap Pocket Pages here:
They’re all awesome, they’re all jam-packed with ideas, and they’re all on sale!
P.S. If you attended True Scrap Pocket Pages, what was your favorite class?