Creative & Colorful Pocket Pages with Guest Designer Jen Wong

We are super excited to introduce our September guest designer, Jen Wong (a.k.a. circle plus arrow) with you today! Jen’s clean and graphic style with pops of bold, bright color always catch our eye, and her stamping is always fantastic! Just take a look at how she made this pocket page spread fantastic with her use of our newest stamps and September Kit and add-ons:
Hi everyone! My name is Jen Wong and I’m so excited to be the guest designer for Elle’s Studio this month. The September Kit and add-ons have such a great mix of colors and the versatile embellishments were so easy to work with!
For my first project, I documented a day trip that I took with my family to L.A. I thought the bright colors in the monthly kit paired well with the colorful photos I took on this trip.

Supplies | September 2018 KitPuffy Heart Stickers — Summer Mix, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Jane Alphabet Stamp, Right Now Stamp
I always start with the photos—selecting a mix of people, some of the exhibits we saw at the museum, and food. I then selected some tags from the monthly kit which had colors I saw in the photos: yellow, green, and red.

Stamps are one of my favorite things to play with and I used the Right Now and Jane Alphabet stamps to create some fun filler tags. On the yellow 3″ x 4″ tag, I used both stamp sets to stack some sentiments. Adding a green puffy heart completed this card and brought my three colors together.

I also used the Right Now Stamp to add the “Love This” circle multiple times on a 3″ x 4″ piece of white cardstock. I stamped the “Here + Now” sentiment as well, and added the spring and summer mix puffy hearts over the black stamped ones in the center of the circles to bring in some color. Finally, I wanted to stamp “Exhibit Highlights” as a title on the 3″ x 4″ tag with the red label, but it wouldn’t fit in the space, so I masked part of “exhibit,” stamped with the Jane Alphabet Stamp and stamped the word  “highlights” from the Right Now Stamp over it in red to make it fit!
I love to include ephemera where I can, so I cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of one of the paintings my daughter did and used it in a 3″ x 4″ pocket. We had stamped the gallery name while there so no other stamps were needed and since I can’t get enough of puffy hearts, I added a couple more. We were also given small square stickers to wear and show that we paid our admission while walking around the museum. Since I had saved those, I adhered one to the photo of the balloon dog sculpture. There is actually a security guard standing next to the sculpture so this little sticker works as both an embellishment and a way to cover up the distracting person!

Lastly, I printed my journaling on the 3″ x 4″ tags from the monthly kit using my computer. The 3″ x 4″ tag with the colorful circles on the left side reminded me of finger paint dots which was perfect for telling the story of us painting in the children’s gallery. I like to keep my pocket pages fairly simple and finished with adding a few of the die cut labels from the September Kit onto a few of the photos for captions.
I love how the pages turned out! I’ll see you next week, when I share another project with you!

I’m Jen Wong and I live in San Diego with my family. I started scrapbooking several years ago as a way to document the traveling I was doing in mini albums. When my daughter was born, my desire to pair stories and photos together only intensified, and I started creating on a regular basis so I wouldn’t forget everything as the time flew by! I love how this hobby lets me tell the stories behind the photos and remember the everyday moments.
When I’m not playing with paper, I can be found developing software, swimming in the ocean, running up the trails, and spending time with my family. You can find more of my work on Instagram and on my blog!
Wow! Thanks so much for inspiring us today, Jen! Your pocket page spread is so beautiful! Until she returns to the blog next week to give us more inspiration using the September Kit and add-ons, be sure to follow Jen’s links above to more stunning pocket pages and traveler’s notebook spreads! 

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