Love Week: New Year, New Memories with Michelle Flynn

Let’s document love in pockets with Michelle Flynn today! Michelle is here to show how she recorded love for her family, and documented past and present photos and feelings that are so touching and heartfelt! Let’s take a look!

Happy New Year Friends!  I’m so happy to be here with you today during Elle’s Studio Love Week! I can’t tell you enough how in love I am with the January monthly kit and add-ons!  Today I’m sharing a pocket page layout for my current year album documenting my Love for our new grandson, both before and after he was born:

Supplies | January 2022 Kit, December 2021 Kit, Bright Heart Journaling Tags, Love Notes Die Cuts, Gray Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Navy Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, White Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Love Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Large Heart Jane Alphabet StampCurrently Stamp, Currently Metal DieLarge Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Banners Metal Die, Pocket, Frame and Flip-Up Extra Frames Metal Dies

I really love letting the products inspire me and I began this layout the same way I typically do by choosing the pocket tags and die cuts from the January monthly kit that complimented my photos. I was incredibly excited to break into the Love You Paper Stack, too!  The designs and colors are so gorgeous and I chose a few of the beautiful patterns to begin making my opening pocket page tag below.  

The paper stacks inspire me to get a bit more creative in the pockets, and make me feel like I am creating a mini version of a traditional layout. I made the opening 4 x 6 inch pocket tag and the inspirational momentum had me continuing to create two other 3 x 4 inch pocket tags with the paper stack as well. 

I started with the opening pocket tag by layering that sweet ‘XO’ paper with the dreamy mint paper and used the fabulous Large Heart Jane Alphabet Stamp with navy blue ink to begin my title. I thought I’d take it a bit further and use the coordinating Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die paired with the a sheet of the navy blue paper from the Love You Paper Stack to add some dimension to the title. I also layered the beginning words of my title using three sets of the Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers; in gray, white and navy.

Have you used the Banners Metal Die? They are my favorite for adding a bit of fun to your pocket tags!  I backed that precious gray die cut from the January Kit with the white banner and adhered it with a tiny stapler, then wrapped this pocket tag up by adding a few of the sweet Puffy Heart and Star Stickers!

While I was still having fun with my dies, I thought it would be fun to make a few of my own pocket tags. For the pocket in the upper right corner, I used the ‘XO’ and navy patterns from the Love You Paper Stack and the Pocket, Frame and Flip-Up Extra Frames Metal Dies to create a 3 x 4 inch tag. I added the gray heart from the Love Notes Die Cuts and topped it with the “currently” die cut, stamped with the subscriber exclusive Currently Stamp and cut with the coordinating Currently Metal Die. The blue “New Year, New Memories” die cut from the January Kit was exactly the perfect sentiment to finish up this pocket tag!  

For the bottom right corner, I used the same patterns from the Love You Paper Stack, but a different die from the Pocket, Frame and Flip-Up Extra Frames Metal Dies. For consistency, I used a white heart from the Love Notes Die Cuts and simply added the aqua heart from the January Kit, along with the “heart full of joy” banner found on the Love Chipboard Stickers. Second pocket tag done and I loved using my supplies to create my own designs!

For my journaling on this layout I chose a pocket tag from the December 2021 Kit that was perfect for this layout!  Looking back and Looking Ahead expressed exactly how these photos made me feel!  

For my last pocket, I chose the navy Bright Heart Journaling Tag, topping it with a smaller photo of our grandson. It looked so sweet all on its own and really needed nothing else!  

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today during Love Week! I just Love how the January 2022 kit and add-ons brought these photos and memories to life in my album! Don’t let pockets confine your creativity—use your products and get creative in those pockets and you’ll see your love for your own precious memories shine through those pockets! Happy creating friends!

Share how you’re documenting LOVE in pockets, layouts or notebooks with our products! Post your creations to our Facebook Group, or share on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another amazing Love Week design team creation!

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