In My Pocket Volume 02
3 Ways to Successfully Document Your Life
Hi everyone! Welcome to In My Pocket Volume 02!
My name is Theresa Moxley and I have been doing pocket pages since 2011. For the last three years I have been sharing with you every pocket page I have created and quite a few of my finished albums (**throw confetti!**). All of those projects and videos can be accessed any time on the sidebar of my website. You are warmly invited to view those projects and my hope is that they inspire and delight you!
This class is designed first and foremost for people who enjoy photo documenting on a regular basis and who are interested in using pocket pages to house those photos along with words, embellishments, and ephemera. If you are already using pocket pages, you also are so very much welcome here because there is tons of information and inspiration to be had. If you have never done pocket pages before, this is a great place to begin!
My plan is to share 10 lessons with you, one per week , to talk about three different approaches to pocket page albums. I have always felt like each of my albums has its own personality, its own *feel,* its own means and ways to completion. You may be familiar with each of my approaches, but it is my hope to inspire you to look at your own projects through a different lens and find new ways to complete them.
“My hope is to inspire you and help you begin the foundation for your own album, plus a plan, to complete your albums.”
While this class is designed to give you all the tools you need to successfully finish an album, the plan is not to complete an album in the twelve-week time frame. I have never completed a pocket page album in twelve weeks, although if you are dedicated and want to do that, you should! But my hope is to inspire you and help you begin the foundation for your own album, plus a plan, to complete your albums. I absolutely believe we should feel a sense of accomplishment when we look at our albums, and we should be proud to share them with our friends and family! I hope to help you meet that goal!
What is pocket page scrapbooking? Well, somewhere around 2003 or 2004, people began taking regular photo albums such as 4-ups or 3-ups and making mini-albums with them using their regular scrapbooking supplies. Becky Higgins at the time was working as one of the editors of Creating Keepsakes and was known for her popular sketches. She developed the Project Life system which featured pocket pages in a 12×12 format, and she promoted weekly documenting to help create family albums. Her products and her work can be seen at beckyhiggins.com. I have used so many of her products over the years and will be using many of them throughout this class, and I am incredibly thankful to be using this system!
Here is a little of what you can expect in this course:
While class is in session, you will receive an email each week for 10 weeks, giving you the web address for the Class Home Page. You will be able to access the new lesson for that week on that page. Once the class is completed, you will still be able to access the lessons at your own pace!
1. In Vol. 01 I focused on some of the challenges we face when doing weekly or monthly memory keeping. In this course we will focus on three specific ways to approach this project. Specifically we will look at three of my personal projects and will build a solid foundation to complete those projects.
2. Each of the projects will have three modules: a. album preparation; b. photography; and c. mix it up. So for each project I will share with you how I prepare for the album, including photo organization and printing, establishing the design concept for the album, and the album outline. For my 2018 album I will be sharing with you my approach to photographing life as it happens. You will get to follow along with me on a given day and learn what kinds of things I like to photograph. Then for the third module in each album we will cover a different topic within that album.
3. Each lesson will contain at least two process videos, and various other instructional videos as they relate to the lesson topic. I also love sharing Chat Videos, so each lesson will have a Chat video as well, to go over key concepts in that lesson/module.
All of that is well and good, but here is what I really hope for you through this class: my hope is that you will be inspired to photograph and document your life however it works for you! Videos and chats are awesome, but at some point step away from the computer and get creative! The best way to actually get things accomplished is to just get to work. Enjoy the lessons, I hope you learn lots, and please feel free to share your projects and layouts with me! I would love to see what you create!