Saturday, April 12, 2014

Challenge #2: Pocket Page Inspiration

This year I have been giving pocket scrapbooking a try.  My time to craft has become so limited and while I create for the fun of it, I am falling farther and farther behind in documenting things for my kids.  I want to find a good balance between being caught up and being creative and this might work for me.  My plan is to keep up by using a monthly process to document our photos, but also to add in 12 x 12 layouts for some of the photos that need a more creative touch.  Plus, those 3x4 and 4x6 cards are perfect for cards and layering on regular layouts.  Win-Win!

Challenge #2: Pocket Page Inspiration:  Use a 3x4 or 4x6 card (does not have to be a pocket scrapbooking card, can be cut down from your own paper) on your next project.  Use it as the sentiment on a card or as a layering element on your layout.  You can also bind a bunch to make a mini album!

Now I know, if you are not into that type of scrapbooking you might be grumbling a bit, but really, give it a try!  Making those cards can be REALLY fun (as fun a making a layout!).   I recently did a "kit swap" (we made kits for another person and some of the elements had to be handmade) on Facebook and made a Pocket Page style kit for a new friend.  I made several of the cards in the photo below...I think I am addicted now!

Here is another card that I made using a mask and gold mist.  I can't wait to use this on a travel page!

Feeling a little braver now?  Let's see what our Master Forgers did for us for this challenge.  I'm ready to be inspired!

Here is Guest Designer Maggie's take on the challenge (I LOVE the red chevron!)
You can read more about it on her blog.

LesleyG is very apologetic for the late entry and blames a time warp HERE

I also had a bit of fun with an easy Pock Card Project!
Feel free to head over to MY BLOG to see more about it.

We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.  This is one of the three challenges that you can do to join in on our hop this month!

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:

1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the
24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)


  1. Very inspiring ! I love to make my own pocket cards.

  2. Very inspiring indeed and I'm so glad I pulled out all those pads for my kit this month will come in very handy for this theme :)

  3. I didn't make a kit this month so I can't join in as such but I am definitely taking this prompt and using it on my next layout.

  4. OMG....your scrapping your PL style just like me, intermixing pocket pages with 12x12 layouts.. Although for me to catch up to current I decided to do PL this year. I will probably catch up sometime next year though as I'm working on 2010. Great Challenge! I'm in!


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