Two Page Scrapbook/Pocket Layout - A Brand New Favorite

Recently, we visited an awesome beach in Kittery, ME, called Fort Foster. I wanted to make a layout with some photos from the beach, and decided to merge traditional and pocket style scrapping into one two page layout. I adore the result.

I chose the Polka Dot Party line (Project Life kit plus 6x6 paper pad) as the main product in my layout. Then I filled in with just a few items from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the left page, the traditional layout:

This layout is based on a sketch from Pamela Young. The background paper is from Studio Calico's Abroad collection. (I found a pack of 25 sheets of this for $3 at Big Lots). I used Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip card stock behind a turquoise card stock, and then layered strips from the 6x6 Polka Dot Party paper pad. I used a 1" and 2" circle punch for the circles, and I cut my paper strips to 1/2 inch wide.

My title and subtitle are done using thickers and alpha stickers from October Afternoon's Daily Flash collection. (Mason Jar/Grey Flannel). The date die cut is also from this collection (Girl Talk Snap Caps).

On the right side of the spread, I used a Design A pocket page so I could include more photos.

I added journaling cards from the Polka Dot Party mini kit. There are a few more die cuts from October Afternoon, and a random frame that I had in my stash (trimmed down with my craft knife). The little "love" sticker was, I think, from My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing.

I made a custom flair by punching a 1" circle from one of the Polka Dot Party journaling cards, and adding an epoxy sticker on top. 

I will definitely be doing more two page layouts in the future!