Consider me the Miley Cyrus, with her hair all cut off, looking like a Q-tip and her body tatted and pierced making her dad get Achy and Breaky all over again, of this pocket page style of scrapping.
Watch me NOT CARE just like Martha as she walked out of prison in that gorgeous sweater she spent her days knitting instead of playin' in the "yard" like every one else.
Oh yeah, I am totally doing it (and thanks for not laughing at my somewhat dated pop references...I don't watch television or read the rag mags so I am kind of an old fart) and I don't care what peeps think. It may not be what she who shan't be named (AKA BH) or any of the Garden Girls might do, but dang it, I am a Project Life Like Rebel and I LOVE to color outside the lines!
What am I doing that is so daring and spontaneous and just plain bad ass (yeah not really, but what old fart wouldn't want to be called "bad ass" just once) that I dare to blog about it? Remember last week, we discussed our blog meetings being much like those in Weight Watchers...judgement free.
I am mixing it up! Oh yeah, I am going out of the box (literally, thanks to BH and her magical Plans A, B, C etc etc etc) and putting some 12x12 LAYOUTS up in here! BH is choking on an overpriced page divider right now (because I love myself enough to believe that EVERYONE reads my blog...bwhahahahahah). "Why, why, why!!!???" you cry dramatically. "Why not" is my emphatic reply.
Why must we have 2 separate albums taking up that much more space on our already overcrowded shelves? Why give in to the man and spend gobs of money on 2 separate albums (as if the page protectors you lovingly covet won't fit into both D ring albums)? Why separate the two types of story telling as if they don't both encompass your daily life? Granted I don't PL in the way that a lot do (meaning every day...kill me now...just sayin'). I tend to work it by the month or by the event. Still, why wouldn't your album flow just as nicely with a 12x12 of the special events thrown chronologically in the mix. Mine does (in my mind at least) and I like not having to show 2 different albums to my friends who come over for a visit and BEG to see my scrap albums (sarcasm is sooo my "thang.")
And I know. Your next argument is somewhat legit....the thickness of your specific PL album and wanting to only use possibly one album per year. I will concede that fact, but once again I am all about the "flow." and so my rebellion continues; it is Project Life Like pocket pages mixed with 12x12 layouts for this old fart. BECAUSE I CAN. BECAUSE I LIKEY. And maybe, just maybe, because I take really bad pictures that look better when shrunk to fit inside the 3x4 pockets all covered in sequins, journaling stickers and wood veneers (but I will never admit it--just like Martha won't admit that her cell mate knitted that damn sweater :))
I can't really show you my flow so to speak, but I can show you some of my pages, 12x12 and otherwise, (and those 12x12s don't come easy since I have not traditionally scrapped in over 10 years) And in the meantime, I will continue to obsess between working on those adorable pocket pages and downloading page sketches INSTEAD OF THE LAUNDRY!