If you've at all paid attention to the Project Life pages that I've made since Stampin' Up! first announced this program, you've probably noticed that all of the pockets that I've used so far have been either 4" x 6" or 3" x 4" pockets, either landscape or portrait orientation. But there is another shaped pocket in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! offerings and that is 4" square! I wasn't really sure that I'd like the square pockets because most of my photos tend to be rectangular in shape.
But this weekend when I was finishing up the pages from my most recent trip to Washington State, I discovered a fun use for this – to hold of photos that have been taken as a panorama!
The three photos in the middle section were taken from the restaurant atop the Seattle Space Needle as it turned around allowing us to see all of the surrounding Seattle area. It happened to be the lake on which our hotel was situated, and we'd tried during lunch to find it as we were going around. Find it we did, and then we were able again to find it in the photos we took.
It certainly is possible to do this kind of a photo split with the four 3"w x 4" h pockets in other Project Life sheets. But there is one fewer line breaking up the panorama, and that really makes a difference.
Of course, there is other side of this pocket sheet that needed to be filled with memories of the events following this lunch. But I found that I was able to edit photos to make them square just fine!
Most of these photos are from the Chihuly Glass and Garden exhibit next door to the Seattle Space needle where we had lunch. No matter how we took some of these photos, they could easily be trimmed into squares. The middle pocket in the 4" square row holds a section of the brochure that we received to guide our tour through this exhibit. Of course that professional photo was quite a bit better than any of ours, so I was glad to include it in this memory book.
One other part of both of these pages that I'd like you to notice are the two decorative journaling cards. Both of these are from the Stampin' Up! Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection. But they didn't come in the box – they're from the Digital Version of the Card Collection. I was so disappointed when I started getting really low on my Everyday Adventure Cards! I even decided that I was just going to make up some of my own. But when I opened up the My Digital Studio Program, there the digital set was waiting for me. I had totally forgotten that I'd bought it at the same time as I bought all my other Project Life materials. Wow, did I have a pleasant surprise.
The best thing about making my own cards was that I could just journal away while I was still in the My Digital Studio program. I had done some printed journaling on the hard-copy of the cards but running them through my printer just as I would any other 4" x 6" card. But now I can see this working well with ANY sized card! And there's so much more about the digital version – there are embellishments and files that can be cut out with an electronic cutter – I can see I'm really going to have to put my my mind to learning how to use that thing!
So I've definitely been having fun with this way of scrapbooking. I am almost caught up with 2014. If I didn't have so much going on with travel and grandkids over the next few months, I'll bet I could even get some of my 2013 stuff scrapped. Maybe by the end of this year?
If you'd love to get into some scrapbooking, this is really the way to do it if your objective is to have memories for you and your family to share. Oh, I love the artistic challenge of standard wonderful scrapbook pages. But at this point, I think I'd rather have something that we can all share, and take my creative time working on cards!