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Yearbook: Pocketpages for Event Scrapbooking



Hello it’s Melissa here with my first post as a Varsity Team member!  I’m so excited to share some inspiration with you today and I have to admit that I fell in love as soon as I saw the gorgeous November Tapestry kit!

I have a little secret to share with you today!  I’ve tried Project Life twice, done it for 6 months both times, and then stopped!  The first time I did it on a weekly basis, and the second time on a monthly basis.  I still pull out these albums and look at them, and I love the elements of our everyday life that I captured and recorded.  So although Project Life is not be for me right now, I absolutely love creating pocket pages, especially when I have extra photos of a special day, event or holiday (and I don’t want to make a mini album).  I also love the variation that different types of page protectors provide in my albums.

When my kit arrived I immediately pulled out some older 2012 Instagram photos I’d recently printed of our annual Autumn Festival.   Its an even we attend every year, and in 2012 both of my kids were in the festival parade.  The We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection has the most beautiful rich colours, and the kit was perfect for the photos.  Here is a look at my spread:


Whenever I’m making pocket pages I love to take my favourite techniques from traditional scrabooking and apply them at a smaller scale.  So for this spread I’ve included gold colour shine splatters, layering and machine stitching. And of course I always have to journal!  I made my title card with a fussy cut flower, bow, letter stickers, Dear Lizzy Thickers and some gold splatters.  Machine stitching finished it off.

FEst title1

This card features a photo of my kids dressed for the festival parade (and yes my son is not happy with the “ever-present always taking photos for the scrapbooks” Mum!!).  The tag was perfect for my journalling, and I stapled on a small heart embellishment for some interest.  The twine from the kit and machine stitching were the final touch.


We don’t have foxes in New Zealand, but he was so super cute I had to include him!  I made this journalling card from a piece of the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane 6×6 paper pad (a kit add-on in the store), and the fox and “documented” tag were perfect to tell the story of the festival float parade.


This close up shows how I layered an exclusive printable tag with a sticker and a heart.  And how gorgeous is that red text paper!


My final close up is my favourite card of them all!  I started with the exclusive “I adore you” card and paired it with my favourite photo of my daughter.  I layered my embellishments and added texture with staples and machine stitching.  Running the embellishments off the edge is a technique I love too!  Some gold colour shine finished it off!


Thanks so much for looking!  I hope I’ve inspired you to mix up your traditional scrapbooking with some pocket pages.

See you again later in the month 🙂


Author: Melissa Vining

A scrapbooking mum of 4 from Queenstown New Zealand

15 thoughts on “Yearbook: Pocketpages for Event Scrapbooking

  1. Awesome project life spread! Great inspiration!


  2. I love that adorable little fox journaling card!


  3. Melissa i love this… and i struggled years ago trying to master project life. Sometimes my life is so busy i miss alot of the captured moments but at least they are in my memory head for stories to tell later…lol. Awesome pocket page with great memories!


    • Thanks so much Leeann. I tell myself I should finish 2014 as it was such a big year for us as a family! There are so many stories to tell!


  4. Love your pocket pages! That title card with the gold color shine=Gorgeous!! Very pretty layout


  5. love all those gold accents!


  6. Great spread!


  7. great pocket page! i love all the pretty details!


  8. Very cute PL pages!


  9. gorgeous pocket page!


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