Zinia's Pocket Page Diary

Hey there! It’s Zinia back with another fun project using Amy’s amazing Hustle & Heart collection with American Crafts.

So today I decided to use the beautiful bits of Hustle & Heart in my pocket page diary. Now I guess you are wondering, what on earth is a pocket page diary? Well I really love the project life pocket system but I’m in no way able to keep up with weekly or even monthly spreads. So instead, I use the system like a diary to store my favorite photos, memorabilia, thoughts and pretty much anything you would put in a diary.


When it comes to pocket spreads I honestly never have a plan. That sometimes can be a problem but with these beautiful products everything came together effortlessly. First I went through the cut apart sheets and grabbed a few 3x4 and 3x3 cards I liked. Then I started spreading them on my page until I was happy with what I had.

To turn my 3x3 cards into 3x4s I used some pattern paper scraps and branding strips to add at the top and the bottom to extend their size.


I really love using the Hustle & Heart sticker book in pocket page spreads cause they are nice and flat and they don’t add extra bulk in the pockets. On top of that I just love layering them on my photos.


To fill in some empty areas, I brought in a few items from the On a Whim collection. Although the color palettes of the two collections are significantly different, they still work beautifully together and they complement each other.



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378744 ON A WHIM 6x6 PAD | 378746 ON A WHIM THICKERS LOL | 378749 ON A WHIM ACCENT & PHRASE STICKERS | 378735 ON A WHIM 12x12 PAPER - Good Stuff | 376224 OH HAPPY LIFE EPHEMERA | 341861 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - The Little Things | 341863 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - The Right Path | 341864 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - In Alignment | 341869 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - Fit to Be Square | 340878 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - Sweet Sensation | 340877 HUSTLE & HEART 12x12 PAPER - Patchwork Show | 341884 HUSTLE & HEART STICKER BOOK | 341889 HUSTLE & HEART PUFFY HEARTS | 341887 HUSTLE & HEART THICKERS The Lucky Ones

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