When I first started teaching my “Scrapbooking Your Faith” class at Big Picture, I was surprised to learn that many people prefer not to openly document their faith. While I’m pretty open about my beliefs, this is, for many, a personal journey. And in some ways, putting it on display can be uncomfortable—or at the very least, challenging.
While you can choose store these private thoughts under the lock and key of a diary stowed under your mattress, you can also create layouts that celebrate your spiritual journey…without sacrificing your privacy.
This is where pocket pages come in. Years ago, hidden journaling was a pretty popular technique in scrapbooking, but you don’t see it so much anymore. In fact, the trend seems to lean toward not journaling at all. I get it, it’s tricky to incorporate a big fat block of text on a layout. But what if what you’re trying to say is important?
What if you could use your scrapbooking to build the confidence, faith or self esteem of someone you love?
This layout is for my niece, Emery. I wanted to take promises I found in Scripture, “truths” taken straight from the Bible, and turn them into a “pocket full of promises” page she could have forever. After all, these words (and these promises) will never change.
I made my layered photo mat into a pocket by adhering the cream colored cardstock only on the bottoms and sides. I left the top open so I could slide my journaling strips inside for easy access. Another great bonus is that this layout is for a little girl, and an interactive page is a wonderful way to keep her interest.
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