DIVIDE AND CONQUER: I have found a very powerful tool to help with this- and its one that is probably inches away from you right now. A paper clip. I have found if I just break up the piles of photos into little segments- and clip them together, now instead of 300 photos, I have a pile of 30 stories I want to tell.
And while doing this, If I come across a few super star photos that I want to dedicate a traditional layout to, I put them in a pile all of their own.
|Here’s a peek at the process again- gather, sort arrange. Then pretty it all up!|
Below is a page I made using nothing but Photos, Project Life cards,Alpha stickers and elements from my Model Behavior Page kit cut out. It just goes to show that you don’t need a lot for the pages to come together!
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE: Now that I’ve found my flow, my pages have been coming together easier, but- and this is the biggest truth I’ve learned to embrace for myself: Pocket Pages DO NOT come together quickly for me. I cant just throw photos and cards down like a game of Slap Jack and be happy with the result. Maybe that will come in time, but I’m not there. I don’t approach making a few pages thinking “this will be quick”. If I did that, I would be very discouraged. I would say a Pocket Page for me takes about the same time as a traditional scrapbooking layout. I can also say that a completed Pocket Page makes me as happy as a a completed 12×12 page. And I just LOVE seeing the pocket album grow!
Hope this gives you a little inspiration and motivation to keep stuffing your pockets! And I’d love to hear any tips and tricks you have!