Hi everyone! Allison Davis here today to share a Life Documented project using 24/Seven! I also have another sketch that focuses on mixing traditional scrapbooking with the Pocket Pages.
The new sketch has room for 19 photos. (Yes, I really said 19!)
I love the camera on my phone. It's not the same kind of love I have for my big camera but, having a camera that is small, is always with me, and that I can quickly grab allows me to get a better portrayal of our normal, everyday lives. I can snap a quick picture in places that I'm usually without my big camera. I can capture Jackson with his x-ray sticker at the doctor's office, the boys asleep in the car during a long drive, my husband an I enjoying a dinner alone. These little moments can be easily forgotten but thanks to my phone camera I can document these sweet occasions. The pictures might not be as good quality-wise but they are the little moments that tell the story of our lives and deserve a spot in our albums.
The sketch today was inspired by all those pictures I have from the camera on my phone.
You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here: Life Documented Sketch #2
The left side of the sketch follows a more traditional design while the right side uses the 12 x 12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design #10.
Here's a look at my layout based on the sketch above.
The 24/Seven collection was a great match for a large group of my Instagram pictures. The fun rainbow of colors in the collection works perfectly with a large group of photos from different settings where there are bound to be many different colors.
Since I filled each of the 4x4 pockets with just pictures, I used the middle row of 3x4 pockets to add some of the 3x4 cards, a few smaller photos, and my journaling.
The "Good Stuff" card was just begging to be stitched on! The card already had a line through each letter that I used as my guide for the stitching. I changed it up a bit by using several different colors on the letters.
I always recommend to anyone stitching letters or something with small curves that when piercing your holes to pierce them closer together. The result will be smaller stitches which creates a smooth, fluid curve instead of larger stitches that create a more jagged, rough curve.
I used a journaling card as the base to hold two smaller pictures. I didn't want to cover up part of the blue tab so I cut around the bottom of it so I could slip the top corner of the bottom picture under it. I also added an arrow to the tab.
On the left page there are a ton of tiny pictures! The beauty of this sketch is that if you aren't a big fan of using smaller pictures you can simply remove them. Nothing about this design is hinged on those smaller pictures and removing them isn't going to require adjustments. Or, if you have less pictures to use but still want to include some smaller pictures, try using slightly larger pictures like 2x2.
Here's a closer look at the details on the left page:
This sketch would be great for a monthly layout full of pictures from a specific month. To make it super easy you could even use this sketch for each month throughout the whole album. To help change it up a little you could start with the sketch as is for January, then flip it (left page to right page) for February, and continue that pattern throughout the whole album. It would be so easy and you would end up with a year's worth of photos documented quickly thanks to the Pocket Pages!
I will be using the 12x12 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for my Life Documented pages. I love the beautiful details like the contrast stitching and the metal corner accents!
I used the 12x12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design 10 from the Variety Pack. I especially love that the pockets have enough extra room that you can add some embellishments and dimesion.
• Fundimentals Cardstock Stickers
• Expressions Cardstock Stickers
• Chipboard Stickers
• Snapshots Patterned Paper
• Today Patterned Paper
• 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
• 6x12 Page Elements
• Bingo Cards/Stripes
• Gray Grid/Lattice
• Sn@p! Cards
I hope you enjoy using the sketch!