With this sketch I took a Pocket Page and changed up a few things to include more pictures. I see the Pocket Pages and Sn@p! Cards much like I see a sketch. I don't necessary look at the Pocket Pages and think that I have to follow that design 100%. Especially with so many options in sizes and designs with the Sn@p! Cards. I can easily adapt those Pocket Pages with the help of the Cards to create a unique layout that fits the pictures and elements I want to use while still fitting within the Pocket Page design.
You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here: Life Documented Sketch #3
The left side of the sketch follows more of a traditional route of scrapbooking while the right side uses the 12x12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design #8
Here's a look at my layout based on the sketch above.
I was over the moon excited when I first saw the Say Cheese collection. I have a little boy who adores "Mr. Mouse" and has for as long as I can remember. Plus, I love how versatile the collection is and how easy it is to use with many, many magical moments from the everyday to the big events!
I had originally planned on using the Sn@p! Pocket Page, Design #8 as it was. What I mean is that I thought I would just use 4x6 photos in each 4x6 pocket. I ran into a bit of a problem though. I had the hardest time narrowing down my pictures. I seem to run into this problem a lot! I had a ton of pictures that I wanted to include so I wanted to find a way to do that but still use the same Pocket Page. I wanted to mix in more of the cards too.
For three of the pockets I cut a 4x6 piece of white cardstock. On one side I adhered a card and on the other I adhered one of my pictures, cropped to fit the 3x4 space. Doing this I was able to include six pictures in the four photo pockets.
Here's a closer look at the details:
For the middle 4x6 pocket I cut around the circle so I could tuck my picture underneath it a little. I also added a few circles to the top of the "smiles" circle on the card to create "ears" to match the theme of my layout. I finished it with an arrow and heart sticker.
In the bottom 4x6 pocket I used a bingo card as the background for a smaller picture. I also added the arrow, heart, and "hello" sticker to the bottom of the picture.
By using a combination of 3x4 photos and cards I was able to include a few more smaller photos which made narrowing down the selection of photos a little easier!
On the left page my layout follows the sketch as it is. There are several options if you want to play around with different photo sizes to fit your needs. For example, you could use two 4x3 photos in place of the three photos on the bottom or one long 8x3 photo would look great there too.
Here's a closer look at the details on the left page:
I used a few "ears" in place of the hearts on the sketch and accented them with a word sticker, a heart sticker, and a brad.
I will be using the 12x12 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for my Life Documented pages. I love the quality of these albums!
• Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
• Expression Cardstock Stickers
• Magic Patterned Paper
• Seeing Stars Patterned Paper
• Best Day Ever Patterned Paper
• 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
• 4x6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements
• 4x4 Quote & 6x8 Photo Mat Elements
• Bingo Cards/Stars
• Kraft Dots/Stripes
• Red Dots/Stripes
• Yellow Dots/Stripes
• Blue Dots/Stripes
• Black Dots/Stripes
I hope you enjoy using the sketch!