pocket scrapbooking: back to basics...

Just wrapping up my 4th year of weekly pocket albums, I'm finding myself drawn back to the basics more and more. My favorite pages are less embellished, uncomplicated and are full of photos and stories. I do enjoy adding bits and pieces to kit cards to make them pop but, in a more understated, manageable way. With very limited, after the kids are in bed scrapping time this is what is working best for me now.

Here are the must have supplies that I use over and over when creating my weekly layouts:

My Basic Supply List:
  • 3x4 Grid Cards, plain white cards, kit cards 
  • Pigma Micron Pens - .02 is my favorite size
  • Pencil - I always write out my journaling in pencil for spacing, then write over in pen and remove the guide lines/letters with a white eraser
  • Corner rounder
  • 6x6 patterned paper - scrapbook paper designs are scaled down in these pads and are perfect for pocket pages
  • Alphabet stickers 
  • Labels - all colors and shapes. There are many free printables online!
  • Hearts - stickers, enamel, chipboard. I love adding hearts here and there.
  • Clear Stamps and an acrylic block + a black Staz-On ink pad
  • Paper Issues Swag Bags - a fantastic little bag of mixed embellishments and cards each month. Perfect to get a great variety of current supplies without breaking the bank!

A white base card and a few little bits go a long way!

Thank you for popping in today! I'd love to hear your own must have supplies.


Sarah H said...

I love your must have supplies! Look at all those goodies! I'd like to know where you get your free labels from.. Do you have a link? Those cards are gorgeous! I love your handwriting Jen :) TFS!

Emily Adams said...

Love how you dress up those basic grid cards. My must-haves are my Canon Selphy, October Afternoon alphas, enamel dots, and stickers.

Havok said...

A corner rounder and colorful cardstock!
I have a Project Life card kit, and it's fantastic, but I know I won't be able to manage a whole book with just that color combination, so having cardstock in all different colors to match the photos makes me happy, ha.
I have been tempted, though, to get a pack of those blank/lined journaling cards - I can't write straight without lines!

nfaband said...

You've always done such a great job, be it simple or highly embellished, the pages you create are gorgeous. Thanks for keeping me inspired, though I'm not scrapping right now, I know one day I probably will again, and pocket pages will be the way to go.

Mrs. Boom said...

Thanks Sarah! I have found many free label sheets on Pinterest. Check out my Project Life board there: jen_boumis

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