After printing all of my photos & collecting all of my personal ephemera for the past three weeks, I discovered that I only had enough documentation to complete a double page layout with 6 extra photos. And for me, "real estate" is PRIME in my pocket scrapbooking albums. That simply means that I only want to fill my pages with photos, events, and ephemera that have meaning & purpose. I prefer not to use filler cards that occupy precious space that is reserved for memories. So, instead of trying to force single or double page layouts based on my preselected page protector orientation and using filler cards to fill in the gaps, I simply capture & document events that matter most to me and select & arrange my page protectors based on my memories.
For weeks #19, 20 & 21, I decided to go with two "Design A" page protectors & added a "Design I" insert with 4x4 pockets to house my additional six photos. Typically, my title cards are 4x6. However, I switched things up a bit for this week's layout. I chose a 4x6 week #19 title card and a 3x4 weeks #20 & 21 title card. Yup, it is different from the norm, but I am completely fine with the change.
The beauty of pocket scrapbooking is that you have the FREEDOM to document your memories in a way that brings JOY to your heart. There are no set rules or styles that you have to follow. If it is your heart's desire to document memories that matter to you, please do not invite any stress into your process by striving to create PERFECT pocket scrapbooking layouts each week. Pocket scrapbooking was designed to be FUN. If you are not experiencing joy in your creative process, I would encourage you to take a closer look at your goals, expectations, and areas that are causing you stress. Re-evaluate how you are documenting your memories and make adjustments accordingly. BE FLEXIBLE! REMEMBER: There are NO RULES. This is YOUR album. Take some time to find your own unique, natural flow. Create in a way that brings YOU joy & I promise that you will never feel the pressure to 'play catch-up'.
With all of that being said, here is how I "changed the game" for my weeks #19, 20 & 21 layouts.
|Week # 19 (Left)|
|Weeks # 20 & 21 (Right)|
|Design I Insert (Front)|
|Design I Insert (Back)|
|Weeks # 19, 20 & 21 (Album View)|
Scrapbooking Paper: Webster's pages 12x12 "Dream in Color" paper collection
Date Stamp Labels: Ledger paper stamped with red archival ink
Journal Tags: Generated journaling notes in Word using the "American Typewriter" font
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so very much for all of the love & support you have shown me. I am ETERNALLY grateful for you!