Combining Traditional Scrapbooking With Pocket Pages And Journaling + Video

By | 05/02/2020

I started my papercrafting journey as a scrapbooker.  I have a stash full of scrapbooking tools and supplies.  I generally don’t allow myself to purchase scrapbooking supplies at all anymore.

Eventually, I evolved into a stamper and started creating cards.  I dabbled with the pocket page memory keeping style for a while and lately I’ve been doing lots of journaling.

Now my scrapbooks are a combination of journaling, traditional scrapbook pages and memory keeping pocket pages.

I have shared my latest album in the video below so you can see it.  It’s an album mostly for me and it’s a record of my year so far!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I started doing Ali Edwards One Little Word Project for 2020.  I chose the word Journey to focus on this year and it is the theme of my album.

Here is the quick page that I also share in the video:

Combining Traditional Scrapbooks with pocket pages and journaling

I like a busy scrapbook page!

I’ve been creating a 6 x 8″ album and I’m loving it.  It feels so much less daunting that starting with that 12 x 12″ page.

I started with one of Vicki Boutin’s Mixed Media paper Premade Papers.  I made it my own by adding some stenciling, which you see in the bottom right corner.  I stenciled in Catherine Pooler’s Polished ink. I also used her Black Jack ink to stamp some 49th & Market images on the page.  You can see that with the floral image and with the stamping on the upper left.Combining Traditional Scrapbooks with pocket pages and journaling

I like using premade things, but I tend to add some of my own touches to make it my own.

I’ve used several ephemera pieces from a couple of Vicki’s collections.  I just pulled out things that I like for this picture.  I am loving the premade sentiment strips.  I choose 3 or 4 to add on my page and add a small amount of journaling.Combining Traditional Scrapbooks with pocket pages and journaling

Then I add a butterfly.  Every page should have a butterfly!

The background on the page formed a diagonal across the paper and I tried to keep that and focus my ephemera and my photo on the bottom left of the page.  I also added some of that salmony pink color to at least 3 place on the page in a triangle shape.  You will also see 3 touches of metallic gold on the top, middle, and bottom.  I also added a couple of deep blue pieces to pull out the blue of the background that I started with.

Here is the video:


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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have been inspired to pull out some of your stash goodies and start creating!

Happy day and BE WELL!

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