Scrapbooking Clean and Simple | Featuring Stampin' Up! | Page Pockets | Designed by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #scrapbooking #pagepockets
Scrapbooking Clean and Simple | Featuring Stampin' Up! | Page Pockets | Designed by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #scrapbooking #pagepockets

I’ve been trying to get through my pictures and as a result my layouts are becoming more clean, simple and less time consuming. There’s very little time between meal times, soccer practices and school so I am learning very quickly not to agonize over the little details.  Scrapbooking with Page Pockets | Clean and Simple | Page Pockets | Featuring Stampin' Up! | Designed by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineIn fact, it’s fair to say that my scrapbooking style is slowly evolving into cleaner more simple style. This layout is no different; however, I had multiple photos I wanted to include from this beautiful hiking adventure we took on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, Canada.  The only way I know how to solve that problem is to mix a traditional layout and pocket page layout. After selecting my photos, I realized that I didn’t need the full pocket page spread so I split it in half using my scissors.Scrapbooking with Page Pockets | Clean and Simple | Page Pockets | Featuring Stampin' Up! | Designed by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineStarting with a 8.5 x 11” white piece of cardstock I began to shuffle through my patterned paper and fell across the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. The colour scheme matched perfectly but I couldn’t decide what piece to use. I laid them side by side and slid my photos over top. And that’s how the two toned background piece was selected.  I simply didn’t have to choose one or the other – I could use both.Scrapbooking with Page Pockets | Clean and Simple | Page Pockets | Featuring Stampin' Up! | Designed by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineI had it in my head that I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies in order to capture three photos in a circle shape. The dies come in a set so I knew it would be easy to select a size and then use the smaller size for the photo. The details on the stitched die shapes are amazing so nothing more is need there.To complete my layout, I used the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Label Punch in order to punch out my journaling after I typed it up and ran it through my printer.  With a couple enamel dots in the opposite corners, I called these layouts done. Clean and simple.

Thanks for dropping by – I’d love to know if your style is beoming more clean and simple as your calendar gets fuller and fuller.
Cathy Cathy Caines Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
http://www.inthecatcave.com

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! and are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love help you out.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Supplies and images used are © 2017 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Whisper White card stock, Color Theories Memories and More card pack, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes thinlets, Everyday Labels Punch, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, Sahara Sand card stock, 2.5” punch (retired)

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