The reason I chose the theme of divided page protectors for this Month's Roundup Workshop, is that I keep seeing them used all over the internet and in the store, and it's such a great way to scrapbook quickly and still stylish-ly!
I've been reminded by a few people, my husband included, that the idea of using an album with divided page protectors is not new. Many of us probably had books where we could slide photos into the pages over the years. The idea seemed to disappear with the advent of modern style scrapbooking and reappear in recent years with the growth of the Project Life album system. The Project Life system, made popular by Becky Higgins, is a simple way of organizing your scrapbooking, using journaling cards, divided page protectors and 3-ring binders.
But the more I look over Project Life albums on the internet and in person, the more I believe that we can all have this type of album, in more of an individual style, by using divided page protectors (like the WeR Memory Keepers ones we stock in the store) and our own favorite papers and embellishments.
In the class handout, I have described many different configurations of divided page protectors and give you examples I have created.
Since I was inspired by many of the layouts I found on the internet, I wanted to share those with you too. So here is a small compilation of what I have found...to inspire you! Click on the photos to link to the blogs and pages where I found them.
Project Life by Ali Edwards
Check out the PL section on her blog for TONS of inspiration!
...by Cathy Zielske
...by Deb Duty
...by Jennifer Woodbury
...by Jessica Sprague
Jessica is a digital scrapper, but her layouts provide a great inspiration for us paper scrappers too!
...by Kelly Purkey
Of course, Kelly has tons of beautiful pages on her blog, but I chose this one because she added a smaller page protector in between her larger ones here. I find that doing this adds a little surprise and something unexpected to your album. You could add a small 4" x 6" pocket, adhered to one of your page protectors or stick in a 6" x 6" or 8 1/2" x 11". Whatever size you use, you create a focal point by switching up the sizes of your pages.
...by Lindsay Teague
I chose this double page spread from all of Lindsay's AMAZING layouts because, it shows how you can combine a divided page protector with a simple 12" x 12" layout/page protector.
Lindsay is a digital scrapbooker and uses a multitude of layout designs in her album, so be sure to click over and see everything on her blog!
...by Liz Tamanaha
Liz also uses page protectors of varying sizes in her albums and has TONS of photos on her blog!
...by Loni Stevens
Imagine how simple it is will be to create pages for the holidays with divided page protectors!
And notice how Loni mixes up the styles of page protectors in her album.
If you're interested in stitching on your layouts, even when you use divided page protector layouts, check out Marcy Penner's Blog!
...by Mary Ann Perry
Mary Ann combines different size page protectors and all sorts of little embellishments in her album!
...by Michelle Wooderson
I like this close up of Michelle's page protector. It's very cool how she stitches on tons of things in her books and I think a spot for Random Receipts would be a fun addition to our Roundup Layouts too!
Another cool post on Michelle's blog features some little Mother's Day notebooks, decorated with the papers contained in your April kit!
...by Monica McNeill
Now, I know this isn't a layout...but it IS a very cool idea! Use a transparency, cut to fit your page protector to mount a photo or embellishment! Even when we're using divided page protectors, it's fine to think outside the box and get creative with our embellishments. Monica does have tons of other divided page protector layouts on her blog, so be sure to check them out.
...by Sheri Horton
Sheri is a digital scrapbooker who makes lovely layouts in the style of divided page protectors. These layouts show how we can use regular paper 12" x 12" scrapbook pages to create a divided page protector style Monthly Roundup layout.
I hope you're inspired to try a divided page layout or two...or to start an entire divided page protector album!
For even more inspiration...stop by my Pinterest Page and check out the Project Life Board!