Today I'm taking a trip back in time all the way to 2012. I recently started an album to document 2012 because prior to this year my pocket page albums only went back to 2016, which is when I started working in this format. There were just too many good memories to not take some time to document them! However, I realized as I was going through old photos that I used to take a fraction of the number of pictures as I do now. Plus, since I'm working on my current album (in addition to many other projects) I knew that I was going to have to work in a smaller size to pull this together. That's where my 6 x 8 pocket page album came in to play.
If you ever feel overwhelmed by the thought of working on a prior year's pocket pages, I'd really recommend trying a smaller size. It can also be just a fun way to switch things up if you're used to working in larger pocket page albums.
Due to the limited space in a 6 x 8 pocket page album I had to get creative with how I added things in. One thing that I like to play around with is modifying journaling cards. Of course all of the Felicity Jane journaling cards are gorgeous as they are, however, if you're feeling the need to make them unique for your project, small modifications can be a fun way to do that.
For my title card I decided to use my exacto knife to cut the centre of the circle out of this 3 x 4 card. I originally thought I would add a photo to that circle, but after playing around with it I decided that simple would be better, so instead I backed it with a simple grid card. Layering a couple of labels on top of that was a fun way to add in a little dimension and to break up the circle.
For this photo of me that was slightly overexposed, I decided to stamp a sentiment directly on top. I used the "Change is Good" sentiment from the Megan stamp set, and had it curve to meet the curve of the rainbow in the photo. The little butterfly stamps were also a fun detail to add to that photo.
I decided to do something a little different for my journaling card and took advantage of the card from the Megan kit that had a fun geometric pattern on it. To ensure that all of my lines were straight (which can be difficult when you are working with shapes) I used a T-Ruler.
I was also sure to leave one of my photos and a couple of cards without stamps or embellishments. This isn't a rule that I always follow, but I find that keeping things simple in a few areas on my spread helps to ensure that a layout doesn't look to busy.
I hope you enjoyed taking this trip down memory lane with me and maybe got some inspiration if you too have been thinking about revisiting a year that y have yet to document!