Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Giveaway, Simple Stories, and a New Sketch!

It's time again for another Simple Stories Life Documented post, a new sketch, and a giveaway!

Each month I'm going to be creating a sketch and layout that has one side following the more traditional route of scrapbooking and the other side using the Sn@p! Pocket Pages. It's a fun concept to combine the two. Especially for people like me that love the Pocket Pages and cards but still want to get in some regular scrapbooking too.

This month the sketch has 19 photos! That's a whole lot of photos on one layout! Here's a look at the sketch:


I have a ton of photos that I take with my phone camera and I've mentioned on here before how much I love Instagram for their cute frames and easy to use photo effects. This sketch was inspired by those photos.

With a large amount of photos but usually no more than one of each "event" I didn't want to try to tackle individual layouts for each Instagram photo. That would have taken way to much time. Enter the Simple Stories Pocket Pages to make my scrapbooking life so much easier! I was able to include 19 of my favorite Instagram photos on one layout and putting it together took very little time. Especially when you consider how much time it would have taken had I made individual pages for those photos!

Here's a look at my layout:


If you want to download the full sketch with all the measurements and directions be sure to go check out my post at Simple Stories. There is a link in my post, under the sketch. Plus, if you want to get a closer look at the details on my layout, there are tons of close up pictures showing a lot of the little details.

Last month I did a giveaway to celebrate my first post with Simple Stories and I think we should do the same thing this time!

To be eligible for the prize: leave a comment on this post AND my post at Simple Stories. Be sure to use the same name on both posts! I'll randomly select two people to win a copy of Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories. 


I'll announce the winners on Thursday so be sure to check back then! I hope you enjoy the new sketch!



38 comments:

Cheri Reed said...

How cute those pocket pages are. Great idea! Love your layout.

GLOANN said...

Just left some comments at SS. I am really considering adding some of these pages to my regular albums. I have such a hard time not including all the many pictures from special events and this would solve my problem.

carol said...

I LOVE combining pocket pages with traditional scrapbooking. I can highlight my favorite pics with scrapbooking and still share the rest of the photos that help to tell the story.

Linda said...

I love that you are doing these sketches. Any hints on how you develop Instagram photos would be appreciated.

HeatherK said...

What a great layout and a wonderful way to use all the single pictures we collect from random times. Love the ease of the pocket pages and the ability to combine with traditional pages

Allison Davis said...

Linda, I print them at home. :)

Scrapthat said...

Awesome sketch Allison! TFS

Julie said...

Again, another winner! Love your layouts!!!!

Jackie Baker said...

Love how you mix the full page layout with the pocket layout page.

wteagon said...

I love this layout. I like the amount of pictures you are always able to place to get the most of any layout. I also really like your use of the paper and featuring the camera next to the title.

michelle norstrom said...

i am enjoying instagram on my phone too. they have such cool frames! I like the 4x4 size it really allows me to get more pictures on a page!

JParma said...

I've have a grandson that is just
under 2 years and boy do we have lots of pictures! This sketch will be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Christi said...

I love this hybrid approach of a full sized layout with pocket pages!

marionh said...

I love that your doing project life with a full layout and the usual project life sleeve - why didn't I think of that!

julie in sweden said...

Cute combination if regular scraping and pockets. The picture of the kids asleep is so cute.

Mendi said...

This turned out really cool! Love how you combine a traditional page with a pocket page. Great sketch too! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

SarahSmiles said...

I love the pocket pages combined with the traditional scrapbooking.Tons of photos too.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome layout! Loving this idea even more than the first time....might just be the answer to my scrapping! Great colors!

Tootie said...

Love love love this, I think I'm going to have to purchase some Snap pages for my album. Thanks Allison for all the great ideas.

Melanie said...

Love how you combined a "traditional" page with the divided one! Wow 19 pics!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous 2-pager! I just love how you've combined the traditional 12x12 page with the pocket page. Thanks for including all the measurements too. You're the best!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Beautiful layout! I've just started using the pocket pages in my scrapbooks to help with fitting in all my photos. Thanks for the inspiration!

I just listened to part of the podcast on the Paperclipping Roundable and had to check you out :)

Jamie Barba said...

I love that you're using both traditional scrapbook pages and pocket pages together. I've had this in my mind for a couple of years & your sketches are super helpful!

Pink Dalmatians said...

I love this sketch Allison! thanks for the opportunity to win one of your amazing sketch books!

Merrilee said...

Thanks for another great sketch! I'm really enjoying seeing how you combine traditional pages with divided page protectors!

Bon said...

Would like a change to win this give away. Love your sketches and layouts

Gina200 said...

I would love to win! I've been wanting to try using pocketed page protectors - thanks for the sketch & layout!

Casandra Bennett said...

Love your layout. While I don't tend to scrapbook Project Life way, I do love the examples I have seen from it, and am happy to see ways to incorporate the idea into my everyday scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win!

LeAnne said...

I really love this type of aproach but am conserned about having something that will work on the back of the pocket page. I guess I just need to use them more and find out.

Kim M said...

Love it! I get so excited for this time of month to see what you have come up with.

Serena H said...

I love how you combine 12x12 with a pocketed page protector!

I too wanted to incorporate traditional 12x12 pages in my pocketed page albums and didn't think to make 2-page spreads. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love the mix of the traditional layout combined with the divided page protectors. 19 photos - WOW!

Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

K in PA

Roxane said...

I just listen to paperclipping roundtable episode 166. It was a great show! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jennifer Greer said...

I am in the middle of this weeks PRT episode and am excited to hear what each of you says about getting started. I am in the process of switching over to a combined 12x12 and pocket page system and excited to see how my 2013 album is different and hopefully better than other years.

Barb S said...

I heard you on PRT and totally enjoyed how all of you approach the creative process so differently. I love all of the approaches because each one appeals in a different way, and I have used them all, so thanks!

Bettie Cross said...

I love this speedy approach to scrapping! It's my goal this year to get more done. Thanks!

gloria said...

Love, love, love your sketches and have waaaay too much simple stories so I would love to win this!!

Tina Campbell said...

this is such a cool sketch thanks for sharing it, I will be doing it soon. Just became a follower and will be signing up for emails.