IMP Blog Team Jill Kane | Looks Like a Pocket

IMP Blog Team Jill Kane | Looks Like a Pocket 1Hi all, Jill here. How about these digitals for summer? I think the designers did a fantastic job delivering seasonal icons and everyday bits and pieces to help us tell some new stories…or catch up on past stories! That’s what’s behind IMP’s latest class, Go To Techniques. We all enjoy our personal, on repeat methods and I’m excited to see what the class leaders bring to the scrap table.

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This project came to life because of the yellow flower sprig in the IMP Go To Techniques Digital Kit. Immediately it reminded me of a perennial – I think a variety of coreopsis – that had gone wild in one of my Mom’s perennial beds. When we decided to buy the house, removing this plant had to be a priority for summer 2021. I do like it, as it reminds me of Mom. She loved it! So, we did leave it growing in a smaller area in an adjacent bed. Removing it gave us back prime flower real estate along with revealing some other healthy plants that were being swallowed up by these yellow blooms! Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing – ha!

This layout is completely digital, just ink on paper. I wanted to play with the idea of “it looks like a pocket,” so I turned to Canva to create this notched pocket grid for the photos. The notches became a home for the repeating yellow flower icon.

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It seems that I’m always turning to this pre-designed text box set in Canva to hold my journaling. It’s easy – I guess a go to technique for me! Something was missing to pull the eye in, so I made a large title to connect with pages with these words from The Practical Scrapper’s Summer Break Kit. Love how the white outlines around the words mimic the photo grid.

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I hope you’ll keep and eye on Theresa’s IG, the IMP Facebook group and maybe enroll in the Go To Techniques class. You never know how inspiration will strike!