I've been pocket page scrapbooking for two years now and I have a little routine/ritual I follow to help keep me on track with the weeks of the year. Streamlining my process was key to keeping up with my weekly spreads and makes my design process run much smoother.
I always print the photos I want to use for the specific week first. I usually print most of my photos off at 2.75x3.75 so I can leave a small white border around the edges when I trim them down for the pockets. I also usually add a couple of 4x6 photos in each spread as well. I like to add stickers and embellishments to the larger photos, especially if they contain a lot of "white space".
After I print my photos and choose the journaling and filler cards that I want to use, I rearrange them all on top of the pockets where I think they should go. I begin adding embellishments and letter stickers after I am satisfied with the card and photo placements.
I also like to add ephemera to my pocket pages and screenshots of the local weather or other important images that pertain to the current week I'm scrapping. In the photo above, I included my oldest son's class schedule because Week 33 was back-to-school week for my kiddos.
I loved adding lots of word, label, and border stickers from the Public Library collection to my photos and filler cards. They add color and dimension to my spread without a lot of bulk.
I always make sure I include the dates of the week I'm documenting and the week number to my pocket page spreads so it's easy to keep track of and journal about if I've skipped a few weeks in my album. Below I used some of the Public Library Clear Stamps to stamp directly onto the Card Catalog patterned paper. They fit perfectly in the little label spaces.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into the creative process I use when I'm creating my pocket pages. The Public Library collection is perfect for this particular scrapbooking style and coordinated so well with all of the back-to-school photos I had for this week.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!