Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It Works!



Hello!  

 You may recall that I started a 3-ring binder project – one using only page protectors/photo sheets -- last December.  Unfortunately, I got sidetracked and didn’t finish it.  It’s still in its organization bag ready to go, but life got in the way big time.

Well, I got another box of photos in the mail from a recent trip to Barcelona (sidebar:  Go there!) and knew I’d never make it through all those pictures doing traditional 12x12 pages.  Besides, I really wanted to use ALL of my photos.  I thought back to the 3-ring binder system and decided I would use this to document the entire trip.  I was headed to a weekend scrapbook retreat, so I was ready for the challenge!

Did it work?  Yes!  It was everything I wanted and more.  I loved the flexibility of just sliding photos into the sleeves without too much effort and then, when I felt like I wanted to do a traditional page, I could do that, too!  I see why everyone is getting into this. 

These are a few of those pages.  The first one just shows how easily you can do a full-page layout and slip it right in.  





The next set of photos shows how I placed photos in the page protectors and embellished the strip on the end on the page.  








And, finally, there are infinite ways to embellish directly on the photo.  Here, I just used a velum sticker.  I’ve ordered some travel-related stamps and can’t wait to use those directly on the photos.  


This technique is simple, but so very effective! If you have a specific event or occasion, I think this would be ideal for that.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.  Also, share any good tips you have for using such a system.  I’m hooked!

Happy crafting,
Moanica

8 comments:

  1. Great pictures, thanks for sharing I recently started incorporating some pocket style LOs in some of my books too!

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  2. Great LOs! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  3. Great layout/pages, thanks for sharing. I completely agree this is the best way to get all those photos you want to share into an album.

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  4. Moanica, these are some great pages. TFS

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  5. Beautiful pages and a great way to just get it done

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  6. Awesome post Moanica, I felt the same excitement you showed when you were making these pages. I agree this is the way to go when you have lots of pictures.

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  7. What a commendable work you have done, well executed post. All crafts are so beautiful and adorable.

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