Hey scrappers, Polly Jewelle here! Today I have a two more tips in our pocket scrapping out of order series to share with you. Although I primarily do hybrid pocket scrapping I believe these tips can work with digital pocket scrapping as well. Lets get started!
Tip #2 Keep all your record keeping in one place
In this day and age we have the ability to keep records about us, our children, pets, activities, etc. However with the growth of technology we seem to be keeping these records in a bunch of different places. For example how many different social media accounts do you have? Do you post pictures, quotes, funny sayings your children say on them, etc? I know I do! I used to think since I was recording all these moments it would be so easy when I was scrapping to just go pull all that stuff together to put into a pocket page. Boy was I wrong! It took a lot of time to go search through each of my different social media accounts and bring all those tidbits together. Finally one day I had enough of that and decided to put all my memory keeping in one place. I chose to put everything into my planner. At the end of each day I take a few minutes and think back about what things I would want to put in my pocket page for the week and then write it down on my notes sheet. Don’t get me wrong, I do still post on social media, but I also record those “special tidbits” in my planner. I know a planner my not be for everyone, but I suggest you look at something in your life that you could use as a place to coral all your record keeping into one place. Below is an example of what one day would look like in my planner.
Tip#2 Let your page sit
One thing I love about pocket scrapping out of order is that I can let a page sit. Many times as I start working on a pocket page I get interrupted and have to leave the page. When I come back I’ve lost my inspiration I had for that particular page. Since I’m not concerned about being “caught up” I can set the page aside for a day, week, or sometimes even a year(!) and come back to it when I’m feeling more inspired. The pocket page below I started working on about a year ago and had it about 1/2 way finished. It was late and I had to go to bed. The next day I ended up in the hospital and never finished that layout. Later on as I would try and work on this pocket page I just couldn’t figure out the direction I had been going with it. Finally as I was preparing for this blog post I looked over at it sitting there and inspiration for it struck. I quickly finished it up. I’m happy with the way the page turned out and I’m glad I didn’t push my self to finish, but instead gave myself permission to let my page sit awhile.
I hope these tips have given you inspiration for pocket scrapping out of order. Check back next month for more tips to help with this process. Keep posting your pocket scrapping pages in TLP gallery!