Welcome to The Pocket Source’s first blog hop!!
You should have arrived from Stephanie’s blog, and your next stop will be Tricia’s blog. I sincerely hope that you take the time to visit everyone’s blogs, there’s so much creativity to be shared in this community!
I am so excited to share a little about why I love The Pocket Source with you all today! I’m also going to be sharing some things I’ve learned about embracing the best of pocket scrapbooking.
First of all I am thrilled to be a part of the blog team at The Pocket Source. I am looking forward to bringing you inspiration, tips & tricks, and the best information I can find to help you succeed in your personal pocket scrapbooking goals. I want you to love pocket scrapbooking as much as I do.
This is my third year doing pocket scrapbooking and I think I love it more each year! I am even entertaining thoughts of going back and pocket scrapping previous years. What a great way to document our family’s history!
Week 1 of 2012
These two pages were my very first pocket scrapbooking pages done in 2012. My style has changed a lot since then, but I look back on those first pages and I’m so proud that I started this process of documenting our daily lives through pocket scrapbooking.
Last night I just finished my most recent pocket scrapbooking layout, week 7 of this year. Take a look at the differences!
Week 7 2014
Five important lessons I’ve learned to fully embrace pocket scrapbooking are:
1. Keep it Simple & Don’t Overthink It
This style of scrapbooking was designed to make documenting easier and simpler. I love to embellish my pages and add different things here and there, but if I’m stressed and low on time, I always go back to the basics of pocket scrapbooking of just adding pictures and journaling cards.
2. Find Your Style, But Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
As you can see through the layouts I’ve shared here, my style has changed a lot over the years of doing pocket scrapbooking. I feel like I have finally found my personal style. But I have found it through experimenting and being open to trying new things.
3. There Is No Such Thing As “Behind”…There Are No Deadlines
I used to do a weekly link-up with my pocket scrapbook pages. I remember receiving a comment after lamenting on one of my posts about being “behind” and getting stressed out about catching up. The commenter said there was no such thing as being behind. The more I thought about it, the more I realized she was exactly right! I am scrapping for myself, so I am under no deadline to finish week 6 of 2014 before week 7 begins. If I’m weeks behind the current week of the year, that’s okay…there are no deadlines to stress about.
4. Get Involved in the Pocket Scrapbooking Community
There are a ton of ways to get involved in the pocket scrapbooking community. There are numerous Facebook groups, and this is just one of the reasons why I am so excited about The Pocket Source. Here is an entire site dedicated to pocket scrapbooking. Comment on layouts in the gallery, ask questions in the forum and hey! I bet you can even offer some advice to others and answer some of their questions, too!
5. Always Be Willing to Learn More, Be Inspired and Grow
One of my mottos in life is that there is always more to learn. I love finding inspiration for pocket scrapbooking through reading blogs, looking through galleries, and browsing (okay…getting lost in) Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here. And The Pocket Source is on Pinterest, too…be sure to follow their boards for loads of pocket scrapbooking inspiration!
I’m so excited about what everyone in the blog hop today has to share about The Pocket Source and their own pocket scrapbooking!!
Be sure to visit The Pocket Source yourself and see what this amazing community has to offer!
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