To begin my first layout I created a square grid in Photoshop with the amount of “pockets” you see above. This step isn’t necessary because I know you can purchased digital grids specifically for pocket page scrapbooking. Becky Higgins has an app with multiple choices, and many digital scrapbook shops such as The Lilypad also have designers that sell them.
Anyways, once I had all my photos placed, I chose a portion of the gorgeous 12x12 inch floral patterned paper to fill the 4x6 inch pocket on the left. I knew I wanted my journaling to go there so I added the 4 rectangle journaling spots from the stationery pack and centered them all together. Since my journaling needed a bit more space, I decided to enlarge them all as well as stretch them a bit taller. I used a free font called “1942 report” and added my journaling in each of the rectangles. To give the rectangle journal spots a bit more depth I added a slight drop shadow to each. To finish off this card I added two of the pink flowers from the ephemera pack, enlarging the smallest until it was the size I wanted. To add a little interest I layered them behind and over some of the journaling with the same slight drop shadow.
For the next “pocket” I chose to add the purple 3x4 inch journal card that says “Never loose your childlike sense of Wonder,” from one of the cut apart sheets. I thought this was perfect since it was just above the photo of my daughter playing. Andrea’s handwriting is so dreamy, I just love it.
At this point I knew I needed to add in more black since I had a mostly black photo to help balance, so I placed a portion of the 12x12 inch black and white patterned paper of Mary flying while holding her umbrella in the upper right 3x4 inch “pocket”. Originally I was going to add the black image of Mary with her umbrella from the ephemera pack on this card since the designs matched, but when I accidentally dropped her on the photo next to it with the moon I knew it belonged there instead. lol. I added the same slight drop shadow to her so it helped the effect of her flying over the moon…..and that’s it for this layout.