Confession Time…

by Lain Ehmann on April 8, 2014

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:


Pocket Pages 101: Back to Basics with Layle Koncar

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?



  • Kelli Panique

    Loved Layle’s class. She is amazing!

  • Danielle Taylor

    Layle’s class was amazing!!! I love pocket pages – though I’m not a project lifer I love using pocket pages for certain projects!!

  • Beth Lipson Morrill

    Hands down Layle’s class ! Although I took away something from all of them. It was the best Saturday ever ! No kids, no dog…..just hanging out all day watching videos ! Loved it.

  • Heather Dubarry

    Yep. There’s so many good things about pocket page scrapbooking. Plus the product is so darn cute! However, that photo a day thing? I fail miserably at that. Luckily I can do other things with the super cute supplies!

  • Karen Grierson

    I attended TSPP and absolutely loved Layle’s class! I learned so much that day from all of the wonderful instructors but Layle just seemed to put it out there so simply and matter of factly (is that even a word) that it was doable and without feeling guilty for not using the traditional LO type.

  • Sheri Elmont

    Oh yes, Lain, you are so on trend, and cool! I love the idea of pocket pages and someday when I have a more exciting life then walk the dog, work, run errands I’ll probably give it a whirl. (I don’t even drink coffee, so I couldn’t document that! :)) I have incorporated some pocket pages to add more photos to a layout that needed all the photos, it was dun decorating in between.

  • LainEhmann

    Sheri, I still have “issues” around documenting each and every moment of my day. I’m just not on board with that yet (will I ever be?). But just like you said – adding more photos to a scrapbook is a great use of pocket pages!

  • LainEhmann

    Matter of factly… I love it! ;)

  • LainEhmann

    I would say I take at least a photo a day. But not all of ‘em belong in my scrapbooks! ;)

  • LainEhmann

    Heehee. Sounds like we need a repeat!

  • LainEhmann

    Yup, I agree — and you and I have talked about this a few times so I know we’re “of a mind” on it. :)

  • LainEhmann

    She makes it all look so easy… plus I love her handwriting. :)

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