Thursday, September 15, 2011

Playing with Pockets

Hello!  Today I'm here to show you "Scott's School Pix," the layout I made for this month's Bo-Bunny sketch challenge.  When I saw the sketch, my first thought was, "If you turn that sketch upside down, the tiers of frills could be used as pockets for small photos."  So, that's just what I did (see below).

Supplies: patterned paper and stickers (all from Bo-Bunny), pen (Zig), 
gift card holder (Panera), notebook paper (Mead).

Except for the acid green star paper, which is from the "Blast Off!" collection, all the papers and stickers on this layout are from Bo-Bunny's "Learning Curve" collection.  Besides turning the sketch upside down, the only other design change I made was to replace the frills and butterflies with diagonal lines and stars, in order to make the layout masculine.

My husband, Scott, moved several times as he was growing up, and some of his old photos got lost in those moves.  Since I don't have a photo from every year of his schooling, I just picked three representative photos to put on this layout.  One is from primary school, one is from middle school, and one is from high school. 

To further play up the idea of pockets, I used an old gift card holder (shown in the two photos above) on my layout.  First, I cut the gift card holder in half.  The front flap became my title block, and the pocket flap became a pocket to hold my journaling.  In keeping with the school theme, my journaling is a list of schools my husband attended, written on school notebook paper.

I had fun dressing up the gift card holder with Bo-Bunny stickers.  All the coordinating bits and pieces that come on the sticker sheet really help to create a cohesive feel on the layout.  I also doodled along the edges of some of the stickers and borders on the layout.  I remember that when I was in school, I loved to doodle on my notebooks, in order to personalize them.  So, I decided to do the same on this school-themed layout.

I hope that back-to-school time is going smoothly for your and your family!  Here all is well, but we are all tired from the change in schedule.  Oh well, I'm sure we'll be used to it soon.  Thanks for stopping by today!


Jing-Jing said...

This is definitely one thing I do not use because I don't do it well, the POCKETS!! Your layout is terrific!!! love the design!!! awesome job!

Carin McDonough said...

Fab layout and what a great idea to use the layers as pockets! Thanks for playing along :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

This is STUNNING and I love that idea !!!You are a very talented girl !!
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