Yesterday I made a post on the blog talking about how rare it is for me to sit down and make layouts these days. The creative process is so much harder for me. It takes lots of work to come up with a layout design. Pocket pages just kind of falls together since the page protectors limits the design choices.
Also layouts are just for fun, but Project Life is for documenting life. Because of that I can't wait forever to put my memories on paper because I will forget.I put a lot of preassure on myself with layouts. I tell myself they need to be unique and perfect. If they're just meh they go in the trash. Meh pocket pages still go into my album. They don't bother me at all.
There is a full lesson dedicated to interviews in my "Joint Effort" class at Big Picture Classes. The lesson also has a free download file that includes the questions for my annual birthday interview with the kids. This layout is for Dante's 9th birthday. All products are from past Studio Calico scrapbook kits.
A few weeks ago I went through my scrapbook stash and also broke up the few kits I still had intact. I sorted everything into meshbags, bowls and boxes. I've noticed a difference since the cleanup in that I use more of my older items. I had a tiny stash compared to most scrappers even before the cleanup, which means my choices in product is slim now. This is really how I want my scrap space to be!
I came across these Sassafras foldies that came in the Glee Club kit in the fall of 2011. I really do super love them, but I hadn't come up with a layout that would do them justice yet. I'm not 100% happy with this one, but I like the old lady theme of the layout!
I still have a few more February stories to tell, so I will probably do a couple more layouts to add to our pocket pages of this month.