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Pocket Page layout featuring Elle’s Studio

Hey friends, today I’m sharing a layout I created using the July kit from Elle’s Studio! Summertime is often a busy time with busy schedules. In this stage of our lives, my teenage son works, so getting time with him is rare. The page I’m sharing with you today is all about documenting this special afternoon with him that I wasn’t expecting.



He joined my younger son and I at the pool, on a whim one day when he got off work early. Some unexpected teenager time was exactly what I needed and definitely needed to document it! I layered some torn up papers and made a title of sorts on this full 6×8 side. Using the new Jane alphabet stickers, I spelled his name on a white background and outlined them to keep it subtle.


Supplies that do the journaling for me are so perfect when the words don’t always come to me. So I grabbed several of the wood veneer phrases that said all the things I was feeling and stacked them up. Adding color and contrast anywhere I can is always a must!



He’s a pretty cool kid and this photo of him certainly captures that. I wanted to document some things about him at this moment so I used a open journaling tag and embellishments to create a list.



The Highlight Stamp set was so fun to play with here on this card. I stamped off the first generation of the ink so I could have a lighter version on my card. I wanted the word highlight to be light and the OF TODAY to be dark so I used the first generation of that ink. I used the rest of the open space for telling the story of him joining us by surprise and finished it off with a fun stamp for contrast and interest!



Thanks for hanging with me today! I hope you found something you can use in your projects and are inspired to make journaling a priority. A photo with no words is just a story but journaling sure does bring life into a still photo.



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