Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pocket Style Cards

I think I may have a new obsession - an obsession with pocket style cards! Let me back up just a bit.

I really had good intentions of starting Project Life in 2014. I got my title page done, I've kept up with sorting my photos, and I've kept a planner of all that's been going on this past year. But, I just can't seem to make myself start. I just get so overwhelmed.

There's so many choices to make. Do I use a variety of page protectors or go with one design throughout? Will I have enough photos  to do a double page spread every week and if not, what then? And then there's all the cute cards to choose from...how in the world will I decide which ones to use! I know a lot of these questions can only be answered as I go - there's no right or wrong way. I just need to do it and see what works best for me.

So, I am going to start in 2015 and figure it out as I go along. If I have time I will go back and work on 2014 since everything is basically ready to go.

With that being said, I am finally getting around to the purpose of this blog post. I have been a member of the Project Life Card Swap community on Facebook almost from the beginning. Every month they have swap sign ups for PL style cards and every month I have looked but I hadn't ever signed up. It took my good friend, Tina, joining  the group and the swaps to get me to join in the fun. Reconnecting with her has really gotten me excited about starting with this way of scrapping.

So, I signed up for my first swaps in November (a total of 7!) and I really had a lot of fun making my own pocket cards. I think these cards will be so much fun to add to my albums. Now for January I have signed up for 10 swaps. Did I really just say 10?! I must be crazy! But I really do enjoy making these little cards. Now if I can just make myself get started and actually use them!

I am still going to make traditional scrapbook layouts. I just have a lot of pictures that don't necessarily need their own page, but they add to the story. So, I'm going to give it a try. Who knows, maybe I'll try to add a weekly or monthly blog post about my Project Life style scrapping progress!

Thanks for stopping by, wish me luck, and have a great day!


  1. Super cute pocket cards :) I know exactly what you mean I've tried a few years and get so far and fizzle out :)

  2. LOVE these! Pinning!! Good luck with PL. I started an album for "extra" pictures but note I said started!! LOL!! Merry Christmas, Lori! Enjoy!!

  3. Your cards are really cute, Lori! Good luck with PL next year.