Hello again, SCT readers :)
This month, I wanted to stress the simplicity that pocket pages can be...I hear while teaching classes that people feel obligated to fill each pocket with a 'work of art'. There are times when I feel crafty and would agree, but I am a big proponent of allowing pretty paper to stand on it's own too!
In this pocket page that I made using the July Gossamer Blue kit, I used (2) 4x6 photos and pretty much let them stand on their own. The other photo didn't need much embellishing, so I just slipped it in the pocket and added an arrow clip. There were so many paper patterns that I loved in this kit, that I figured: 'why not let them stand out'?!
All I added to the printed cards was journaling + some spray mist...the green card looks exactly as it did when I removed it from the packaging (other than the rounded corners), because I loved the pattern. The one pocket that I did spend some time on was the lower left with the pie chart card. Gossamer Blue includes FREE cut files (and printables) with both the Main Scrapbook and Life Pages kits, so all I needed to do was load the pie chart file into my Silhouette and I was off and running. It took about 10 minutes to add the bits of patterned paper behind the cut pie chart, but I love how it turned out in the end.
So remember: don't stress out over filling every pocket with a masterpiece. It's 100% ok to just let the 'pretty paper' shine on it's own. :) ~ Nicole Harper
Lori Gentile, the owner of Gossamer Blue (and a super sweet lady!!!), would also LOVE to share a Life Pages kit with one lucky SCT reader! This kit includes exclusive cards and products from Crate Paper, October Afternoon and Pink Paislee! Some of these products were used in Nik's layout above. (enabler alert: right now if you subscribe to either the Life Pages kit or the Main kit in July, you'll receive a free paper pack worth $8!)
To enter to win the Life Pages kit shown above, just leave a comment below by August 14th!!! Good luck!
Thank you Nik for the inspiration and Gossamer Blue too for this fabulous prize on a Wednesday! We would love you to stop by and give Gossamer Blue a hearty "SCT thank you!" on their Facebook page. They are 11 fans from 3,000 so let's help them get there!!! We know that Lori and her team would love hearing from you too!
Have a wonderful day my friends. We are hard at work on the fall issue and you are going to LOVE it!!! We'll share some behind the scenes sneaks soon ;)