Okay – now you must tell us, Darlene, if you managed to get those 1,000 photos put in photo pockets! If so, when are we going to see the results of all your hard work?!
I think my expectations were too high. 🙂 I got about 1/2 of the 1,000 photos done. When I say “done”, I mean I scrapped them or tossed them. I only scrap about 50-75% of the ones I print. So, I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished. As far as sharing my work, I really don’t like to do that Connie! My scrapbooking has become very “check it off the list”. My pages are kind of pathetic, honestly. I insert the photos into pockets and then fill in some of the empty pockets with cards I buy. I stamp all my letters and color them in and I also journal. It’s easy and it gets the job done so I can focus on cards. 🙂 Here are a couple of typical pages:
Hi Darlene! This was still a big accomplishment and one I’d have been hard presssed to duplicate. The sample pages you’ve selected are absolutely fantsstic because they give us a glimpse into a very special closeness between you, your husband and daughters that you are so blessed to have. Thank you ever so very much for sharing it with us! 😍
What a cute little family you have! Glad you had a good time and got your scrapbooking 1/2 done! Now you know you only need another weekend to finish!😎
I also have been using the pocket pages more lately. Although I’m so anal about things I often struggle with adding the right cards to complete the pages! I’m not sure pocket page scrapbooking is any faster for me 😊
I think your pages are great, Darlene! The important thing is to get the memories documented, no matter how “plain” the finished product may be. My mom went on an 18-day trip to the U.K. last summer with my brother & his wife (their gift to her). I have no idea how many photos I’ve printed that the 3 of them took, but I decided to break them up across 3 albums, one for each country they visited. Huge task!!! Hopefully I will be able to get started soon. Mama is taking care of writing journaling, since I wasn’t there and so can’t do it myself. I don’t think I’ll be doing this project in just a weekend, though! LOL Thanks for showing us your pages! 🙂
Great pages. Love the layouts. You made quite a bit of progress. I have one question for you. Do you basically use the same layout on the pocket pages or do you mix them up? Ihave catching up to do and would like to start using the pocket pages as well. I am trying to use up my old supplies first then make the switch. And what type of album do you use? I guess this makes two questions lol.
Thanks for sharing as always.
I know you were asking Darlene but I thought I would put my two cents in 😊 I use the D ring binders for my scrapbooking which includes both traditional and pocket pages. I do recommend buying the same brand of sleeves as the different brands change in overall size. I use WR Memory Keeper sleeves for all of my pages.
Thank you so much Cheryl. I have lots to catch up on so I appreciate your help.
Same here – I use the D ring binders – I usually get them at Michael’s when they have a sale. And yes, I do mix them up – I usually go with the 8 pocket pages (or the 7 ones with 3 squares in the middle are nice too) but switch between portrait and landscape. The only tricky part is when you turn the page, your next layout must be the same as the page you just completed because it’s on the opposite side. I usually mix in some 12×12 pages in between for something different, or if I have a larger photo to fit. I hope you like it Anita!!
Once again thanks for your information, opinion, and ideas. I hope you realize Darlene that you are such a great source of info for all of us. You are our “google” lol. I plan on using some 12 x 12 pages as well. I sometimes put papers and things the kids made for school along with the pictures. Makes it like a true scrapbook. Thank you as always.
You’re so sweet, Anita. Thank you! 🙂