Sorry that some of these first pics are a bit too warm; I'm still playing around with the photo editing options on my new laptop. These pics show a closeup of some of the journaling on this page.
Using these 4 X 4 cards was a lot of fun, but I also have incorporated just regular patterned paper that I've cut down to the right size. I also am purposefully mixing both rounded and squared off edges. No rules for this girl!
These next two pages are basically a double page spread (not that I ever really do that anymore) that focus on my neighborhood in Paris and some of the little things about staying in a foreign country.
Here's the left side of the spread.
And the right side of the spread. As you can see, I combined dreamy kind of watercolorish patterned paper with gold accents across both pages.
If you like to read the journaling, then here you go.
Close-ups of decorative/title cards...
And here's the last page I worked on recently. It faces an 8.5 X 11 traditional layout, so this page will be a stand-alone item in the album. You can see that I stuck mainly with dreamy patterns and gold accents, but I also incorporated a bit more color in the red heart card because of the red hearts on the love wall where I posed for a selfie.
Card and embellishment close-ups
A journaling close-up
And here are all four pages one more time for your perusal, in the order as they appear in my Paris album.
I had a lot of fun making these pages. I think I like the pocket page style, but I don't like the pocket page method of weekly or monthly pages. Hmm...something to think about going into my scrapbooking future. :)