Play in Pockets with Heather Leopard

Do you have a lot of photos from a fun day to document? Don’t create multiple layouts! Document them all at once using pockets! Heather Leopard is with us today to show us how she did just that, to tell the story of her daughter’s school field day, using our September Kit and add-ons. Let’s take a look.
 
Hi everyone. It’s Heather Leopard here, challenging myself to create more pocket pages. I just love creating these since each piece is like a mini blank canvas. Plus, they’re great for inserting these into albums when you have lots of photos you want to use to tell a story. This particular spread is all about field day at my daughter’s school.
 

 
Supplies | September 2018 Kit, Go Team Journaling TagsCelebrate Journaling Tags, Little Photo Flag StickersHere and Now StickersHazel Alphabet Stickers — White, Jane Alphabet Stickers — NavyGo Team Wood Veneer, Wood Veneer PhrasesABC Wood VeneerWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Hello Happy Puffy Words, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixPuffy Heart Stickers — Summer MixStory AcrylicHazel Alphabet StampFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun — 6 x 6 Paper Stack
 
I chose to use four 4″x6″ photos and four 2″x3″ photos.  To get started with this double pocket page, I placed my photos around the page to see what I was working with and then grounded it by opening the page with a blue 4″x6″ tag from the September 2018 Kit and ending with another blue 4″x6″ tag that I created with a pattern from the Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. Once that was set, I was off to work on page one.
 

 
Our field days are split into some partner activities and commences with team activities.  I chose to create the spread as such. For this page, I chose to focus on photos that told more of the story of my daughter and how much she loved the experience. This is all about the story of field day and the Story Acrylic made for a perfect title along with some White Puffy Alphabet Stickers and Jane Alphabet Stickers in navy.  I added bits from the September 2018 Kit die cuts and the Wood Veneer Phrases to add a bit of extra character to the tag.
 

 
I added the word FUN using the Family Fun Puffy Stickers. The Hazel Alphabet Stamp was calling to be used, so I stamped words that made sense to follow “Fun”—fun day, fun times, fun friends!  The Hazel stamps stamp so nice and clean, but I chose to use distress ink to give it a grungy look, since we were playing outside in the dirt and water most of the day!
 

 
Next, I pulled in the pink and darker pink diagonal card from the September 2018 Kit. It’s pre-printed with “TODAY IS” and then there’s a great spot to write, type or stamp in an open space, but I chose to use the Hazel Alphabet Stickers to say “today is awesome.” Lastly on this page, I chose the colorful, dotted 4″x6″ tag from the September 2018 Kit and using the Hello Happy Puffy Words, I added “you are,” above the label and then added what I think about this photo of her pouring water on herself on this very hot—way too cute!  I used the navy Jane Alphabet Stickers again, which were a perfect fit in the label.
 

 
Moving to the next page, I chose to focus the photos on all the teamwork part of field day. These are the highlights of her class and how hard they worked for their victory.
 

 
The banner tag from the Celebrate Journaling Tags I used here was perfect for this spread!  They resembled sports pennants, so I added her teacher’s name below using Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, and their team name along with a die cut banner from the September 2018 Kit .  For the tag below, I chose the “game on” tag from the Go Team Journaling Tags and popped up a banner die cut below, leaving room for journaling.
 

 
Next, I hard a nice open space in the field part of the photo of my daughter practicing. I added Hazel Alphabet Stickers to fill in that open space, reading “practice makes perfect.” Then to coordinate with the colorful polka dot tag on the other page, I included another one on this side with a slightly different design.  This could easily serve as another journaling spot, but I chose to embellish with the Go Team Wood Veneer, Little Photo Flag Stickers, Here and Now Phrase Stickers and a few puffy embellishments that coordinated with the colors of the card.
 
Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you have an amazing day!
 

Comments

  1. Marlene Lawson says

    Thank you. I have been trying to mix pocket pages with my layouts. I love this. The problem I’m having so far is how to use the back page of the pocket page. I do coordinating 2-page layouts and it’s kind of difficult for me to use the first pocket page and last pocket page. (I hope that makes sense.) Anyway, your pages are beautiful. I’l going to try again.

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