Hi everyone! Allison Davis here with a Life Documented layout using the Sn@p! Him Set and I have another new sketch that combines traditional scrapbooking with the Sn@p! Pocket Pages.
With this layout I looked at the Pocket Page design that I chose to work with as more of a starting point rather than just using the same size of photo as the pocket size. I see those Pocket Pages in a similar way as I see sketches, as a starting point. Sure you can just follow the sketch or just use the same size as the pocket but, the beauty of scrapbooking is that there are no rules and for me, that applies to both sketches and Pocket Pages. I adjusted things to work with the photos I wanted to use.
You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here: Life Documented Sketch #5
The left side of the sketch follows a more traditional scrapbook design while the right side uses the 12x12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design 3
Here's a look at my layout based on the sketch above:
I had a ton of photos of my son, Jackson, wearing his favorite super hero cape and mask. Most of the photos were vertical. Since I wanted to use so many of them on one layout, using the horizontal 4x6 pocket for two vertical 3x4 photos was a great way to achieve using both more photos and accommodating a different orientation of photo.
One thing I love about the Sn@p! Sets is that you get a very large variety of designs and the backsides are often just a pattern without images or text. I took advantage of those backside patterns to create a grid background on the left page.
I added hand stitching along the edges of each 3x4 card on the whole grid pattern. It was a lot of stitching but I put the photos down first so that I didn't waste time and energy stitching along an area that was going to be covered anyway.
Here's a closer look at the details:
I added hand stitching and little star stickers to the lines on the "boom" card.
On the boy/man icon I added a super hero cape to match the cape my son was wearing. I love adding hand stitched details like this to my pages.
To make the cape I just drew the cape with pencil and then pierced the holes with a paper piercer before I started stitching. I finished it with a bow around the neck.
I will be using the 12x12 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for all of my Life Documented pages. I love the quality of the faux leather and how well constructed they are!
I used the 12x12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design 3 from the Variety Pack. You get so many different options and great designs with the Variety Pack!
The Sn@p! Him products I used were:
• Sn@p! Stickers
• 4x6 Sn@p! Cards
• 3x4 Sn@p! Cards
I hope you enjoy using the new Life Documented sketch!