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Posted 2/4/2014 by AllBoys4Babs in General Scrappin'
 

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PeaNut

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Posted: 2/4/2014 6:54:01 PM
I have a question about the process of starting a pocket page. I am trying to combine 8 pictures I have into two pocket pages. There are some family Easter pictures (mainly light to medium blue clothes), some pictures of my son in a red soccer uniform standing on a green field, and some pictures of my son playing his violin wearing black and white.

How do I begin to pull this together? I began looking through my PL cards and just about every blue card I have is more of an aqua. And the pictures are so different. Please tell me how your process works.

robkaynel
PeaAddict

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Posted: 2/4/2014 7:05:22 PM
I can't totally relate because I only use PL type page protectors when I have a lot of photos from one event & can't fit them on a layout. However, do you have any patterned papers in your stash that coordinate with all the photos? I have also made my own color coordinated cards by taking a piece or two of the Coordinations cardstock, cutting the card to size, round the corners, use an embossing folder & then sand to bring out the inside color. Then either insert as is or add a little embellishment.





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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/4/2014 7:06:18 PM
I pick a collection and go with it. That's it. Don't worry if the colors match the photos or not. I only use that one collection for the entire spread


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PeaNut

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Posted: 2/4/2014 7:11:34 PM
By collection do you mean a PL core kit or more like a scrapbook kit?

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/4/2014 11:14:05 PM
Could you change one set of photos to black and white?
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rlg510
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/5/2014 6:42:50 AM
Don't be shy about getting a sheet of 12x12 or a 6x6 paper pad to get the colors you want and cut the paper to fit your pockets. I have a few layouts in the gallery and blessed always use my own paper and not very much of a kit.

amom23
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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:09:37 AM
If I'm doing a weekly/monthly review type 2 page spread I'll usually go for neutral journaling/filler cards. That way my cards don't compete and/or clash with the colors of my photos. Honestly, I really don't stress over it. All people notice is the photos and what was written.


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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:41:28 AM
The papers don't need to match the photos. They don't have to even match themselves if you do not want them too. Just go with what you like. Embellish as much or as little as you would like. It's really just what looks best to you. Sometimes I will try a few cards before I slide them in my page protectors to see what I like best.

AJ Pea
BucketHead

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Posted: 2/5/2014 9:02:01 AM
Been there, done that!! On the upside, the pages I am most frustrated with usually turn out to be my favorites. In your situation, I would grab a page of multicolored patterned paper and use it for a couple of the filler cards and for a thin strip on a 4x6 card to tie them together. Secondly, I don't put blue on blue… I use blue with orange or yellow to make the blue pop.

It sounds that the colors you are juggling are red, green and two shades of blue….find a paper that has those colors, place it under a "free spot" in your pocket page (keep the page whole until you are sure you want it) so you can see how it would look all together.

I love Simple Stories for multicolored papers! I go to those 6x6 pads first when I need to to tie a lot of colors together. I love 24/7 and Daily Grind for these cases.

AJ Pea
BucketHead

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Posted: 2/5/2014 9:02:01 AM
Been there, done that!! On the upside, the pages I am most frustrated with usually turn out to be my favorites. In your situation, I would grab a page of multicolored patterned paper and use it for a couple of the filler cards and for a thin strip on a 4x6 card to tie them together. Secondly, I don't put blue on blue… I use blue with orange or yellow to make the blue pop.

It sounds that the colors you are juggling are red, green and two shades of blue….find a paper that has those colors, place it under a "free spot" in your pocket page (keep the page whole until you are sure you want it) so you can see how it would look all together.

I love Simple Stories for multicolored papers! I go to those 6x6 pads first when I need to to tie a lot of colors together. I love 24/7 and Daily Grind for these cases.

IAmMikki
BucketHead

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September 2011
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Posted: 2/5/2014 3:57:45 PM
I would find a 6x6 paper pad that will work for your theme. If you find a paper pad, chances are you can always find other items in the collection that you can add in to bring everything together.



jenny154
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/5/2014 4:28:56 PM
I just started pl this year I dont match my photos with the papers, i choose by theme almost. For example in january(I do monthly) I used winter papers lots of cold blue colors and snowflakes. I went back and did 3 months of 2013, in october the photos were mostly about my job and education in the forest so my papers were fall/nature themed. But in september I just used a paper line i love and havent used that much. One month I used the pl core kit rain edition just because i recently bought some of the cards. I dont stress that my Papers and photos dosent match, this works for me and I like it
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PeaNut

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Posted: 2/5/2014 5:36:52 PM
Today on PRT they were discussing this topic exactly.
I would check it out.
Paperclipping.com

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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:35:41 PM
I watch a video that Lilith Eches (not sure I got the last name right) do a page much like you describe. What she did was to take all the pictures from one event and coordinate them by using the same background. Then for each of the other events, she did the same using different colors. So one event might be bluish, the next brownish, and the third yellowish. The pictures coordinated with each other but each event was distincts. Hope my explanation makes sense.


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