Friday, May 13, 2016

Sharing a layout - 4 Paris Pocket Pages

Today, I thought I'd share with you the four Paris pocket pages I made a couple of weeks ago. I really want to get busy on this Paris album and finish it before I head out of the country again this summer. I spent about an hour and a half working on these four pages, so I think that's a doable goal at that rate. Fingers crossed that I can keep up the momentum! This first page focuses on my flight and arrival in Paris, complete with pics on the airplane and at the airport.

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...

More journaling

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. :)


  1. What a great start to your album! Pocket pages work so well for travel stories because you can put the focus squarely on the pictures and stories with a smaller proportion of embellishing (and no time spent worrying about page design.)

  2. You are so brave Tiffany! What an adventure! Looking forward to seeing more pages.

  3. Loved reading this little bit about your Paris adventure. Can't wait to see more pages! I wish that I had this adventure too. Who knows what my future holds!

  4. Now, I haven't read all the little details above, so forgive me if the answer is up there ...but did you ever discover the fragrance all the French women wore? [again - I'm pretty sure this was a question that you were asking? Mannn, I hope it wasn't someone else!?!]

  5. Lovely pages! They make me want to go back! Looks like you had a terrific time.