As I have scrapbooked over the years, I've developed a system for editing and printing my photos. In addition, I've learned that taking those photos and slipping them into the page protectors really helps when I want to throw a quick layout together. My entire 2012 collection of photos is all together, in a binder with photos in pockets. All that it is missing is journal cards and written memories.
I really love having the photos already in the binder, in chronological order, so I can flip through them. Usually as I flip through, some photos will inspire me as a layout I want to create or a certain story I want to tell.
Take this layout for instance. When Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs released her new Milestone collection, I knew I wanted to use that kit to document a specific, life changing event... While flipping through my album, our photos of us moving from our tiny, rented apartment into our newly purchased home immediately jumped out at me as a big milestone. As an added plus, the yellow in the Milestone collection perfectly complimented my moving truck photos.
I added some journaling in Photoshop Elements, printed my cards and elements then cut them out and slipped them into the pockets next to the photos. Wham, bam! This layout was completed in fifteen minutes and a very important milestone in our lives was forever documented.
I'm playing along with #PocketPageThursday, a blog series by Jessica Upton of Color Cast Designs and Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Give a Girl a Blog. To find out more information, visit Jessica's blog post here.