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Yearbook – Showcase


Hello scrappers! It’s Victoria and I am back with a pocket layout I created using the gorgeous May 2017 Sorbet Kit. This kit features an amazing color story and stunning icons!  I could not wait to put it to good use!


I love pocket layouts for two main reasons: I can incorporate a ton of photos and I can tell a robust story. For this layout, I documented my daughter’s recent school showcase, which is an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned during their unit of study. The students created projects based on the intersection of recycling (science), financial literacy (math), poetry (language arts/reading) and artistic careers. I love that I am able to see my daughter apply the concepts she is learning in class!

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During the show case, I took a ton of photos. And honestly, there was not one photo I was willing to sacrifice. Ultimately, I paired down my collection to the main photos that told the story I wanted to document. For me, the photos and story always come first and typically serve as a starting point for my layouts. Using a pocket style layout is a great way to showcase multiple photos and to tell a robust story. I like to keep my pocket layouts clean and simple.

For this layout, I am using a Becky Higgins Project Life Pocket Protector (Design F) that features two 4×6 pockets and twenty 3×4 pockets (10 pockets on each side, front and back). I started by trimming some of the pattern papers down to 3×4 pocket cards and incorporating them with a few of the pocket cards that came in the kit. I created the title card using the gold chipboard font stickers by Thickers called “Brush” to spell out the word “Showcase”.  To the title I added a die cut camera and a puffy arrow by Pink Fresh Studio and a 3×4 photo of the front door of my daughter’s classroom.


The remaining cards were embellished using some of the May 2017 Sorbet printables that are available in the Clique Kits Monthly Downloads.  I used a variety of die cuts, most of which are popped up on foam squares for added dimension and a few of the puffy embellishments from the “Dream On” Studio Puffs Stickers by Pink Fresh Studio.


Creating pocket layouts is so much fun and a fantastic way to document a great story with lots of photos!

IMG_5753Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to check out all of the new goodies now available in the Clique Kits Store!

Happy Scrappin’!



Geek Lab: Let’s Tell Our Story



Hello It’s Tyra! do you ever find that you have several photos that really tell a story and your challenged as to how to use them? I’ve shared this tip before, but’s its worth sharing again — the magic awesome photo editor, Picmonkey.  Use this easy photo editor to create a collage of photos that tell a story.  Photo collages are also a perfect solution for layouts smaller than the traditional 12 x 12 inch layout. Size the collage to fix a scrapbook page of any size.  Here is I’m using a 6 x 8  inch format.  Take a look at my process below:

  1. Open your photo editors and follow the prompts to create a photo college. In this case, select a collection of photos from another open window. Drag and drop into the photo editor. Select a collage style. Again, drag and drop photos.

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2. Print!

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3. Trim your single photo to your desired size.

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4. Mix, match, layer and embellishment your way to an awesome layout.

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I really really love creating photo collages as a way to get a lot of pictures on a page and tell a story.  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Tyra CK_VarsityTeam_Tyra