Pocket pages are very popular in scrapbooking now, and I have recently started scrapbooking again, after discovering the Project Life system of pocket pages scrapbooking. When I first read about Project Life, I think on Ali Edwards’ blog, I thought I had discovered something new, but it’s really a modernized system of what has already been around.
In fact, in 1990, when I was 12, I went to Disneyland with my family and made a photo scrapbook using plastic pocket pages. I included only photos in the plastic pocket pages using my own photos (taken with my Kodak Instamtic X-15F film camera) and after the pocket pages, I wrote about our trip on 8.5″ x 11″ lined paper and also included memorabilia from our trip. My film camera took square photos and sometimes came with rounded corners. The plastic pages say “Snapin”, were made in Canada, and each pocket is 3.5″ square.
I haven’t included images of all the pages in the scrapbook in this blog post, as they are fairly similar.
While looking through my past scrapbooking projects I am reminded that it doesn’t really matter to me how I recorded the events, but that I did it at all.
There was a surprise on this last page: I lost my tooth in Disneyland and taped it onto the page! A little bit creepy, but funny.
Have you ever used pocket pages for scrapbooking? Post a link in the comments, I’d love to see.