Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Photo Freedom!

If you are a scrapbooker you will most likely heard of pocket scrapbooking, Project Life, Photo Freedom, Sn@p etc etc. They are all designed to do the same thing - speed up our scrapbooking and make the process simpler. So if you are sinking fast under a mountain of photos and feeling the pressure here's your answer. Although not a new principle (Pebbles had a similar system at least five years ago) it has definitely taken the scrapbooking scene by storm this year.

All the systems have multi pocket page protectors of different configurations. Most of them irrespective of company will fit in any post or D ring album. If you purely want to stick 4"x 6" photos in the pockets then go ahead. If you have time for a little more than that you could add journalling cards. If you want to take it further (as shown below), you could embellish to your hearts content.

I taught a class at our recent Scrapcamp showing how versatile this system is. We now can't get enough of the multi page protectors. I wanted to show how you didn't even have to be restricted with the sizes and orientation of the pockets.

We used the Graphic 45/Echo Park Transatlantique range of papers. Note above how we cut apart a 6" x 12" segment so it would fit four pockets on the left hand side. The pocket middle right contains an accordion fold out (shown below) for more photos or extra journaling. The pockets can be easily accessed.

Some of the stickers are on the outside of the protector.

We cut a hole in the protector to make this postcard interactive.

Inbetween the front and back side of the top middle pocket we inserted a tag with pull top for extra photo/journalling space.

The bunting below was created using twine and a random sticker I had no use for and is attached on the outside of the pocket.

Lots of paper ranges now have papers designed to be cut apart so these multi pockets are ideal. And you can still stick a 12" x 12" layout in there every once in a while. Bear in mind my examples were designed for a class but if you just wish to fill the pockets with photos and a bit of journalling, you can really cover a lot of ground quickly. A few years back I managed to scrapbook four years worth of holidays in one evening (not counting journalling) just by filling such pockets with photos.

It is so liberating!

Have fun

Rosemary x

PS September workshop schedule out today!

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  1. Thanks so much for the sample on Wednesday 7th's blog. I love the use of the page pockets and the blend with patterned papers and interactive elements. Its making me keen to try it for myself.

    Thanks again, Carol

  2. You're welcome Carol. I love all these multi pocket protectors. Sometimes a 12" x 12" takes me forever to complete if I am not 'feeling' it and this seems so much easier.