Pocket Scrapbooking – Andrea

We’ve got a special guest joining us on the blog today! I’m so happy to be (re)introducing you to Andrea – also known as Retro Hip Mama. She’s going to walk you through how she documented some highlights of her summer using one of our new releases, Sunshine State.


Hi sweet friends! I am so excited to be a guest here! My name is Andrea and I was a former Design Team member. You might know me better as retrohipmama!

Today I am showing you 2 simple ideas for using stamps in your pocket pages!

For the first project, I made my own pocket card to go along with some fun beach photos.

I used 3 stamps from the Sunshine State set: Orange you happy it’s summer, the orange and the waves. I first stamped the sentiment and the oranges in black. To add some impact to the sentiment, I stamped a shadow with orange ink. Then I colored in the oranges with markers.AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo1a

I added the waves in blue to match the colors in the photos and stamped them off the sides.
I then added a couple labels and tags to add color but to keep it simple. AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo1e

I love how cute the little sentiment is and it was perfect for these photos. As you can see, it’s super easy to add exactly what you need to make a page that works for you.


This next tip is just a simple way to add impact to a photo. When you have a photo that speaks for itself, sometimes you just don’t want to mess that up. But stamps are such a great way to add text to photos. They add impact but don’t take away from the photo.AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_header2

I chose 2 sentiments from the Sunshine State set that represented what I thought our dog Charlie Mae might be thinking about my son. anywhere you go and I’ll follow you.AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo2a

Simply ink your stamp and place it gently on the photo. Because the photo will be slick, just try your best not to move the stamp around too much or it will not make for a crisp image.AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo2b

I decided to keep both sentiments on the same line so it didn’t take up too much of the scenery.AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo2c

This is a trick I use a lot because it’s so simple but takes a simple photo and gives it some WOW!AndreaGray_SSSAugGuest_photo2d

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and tips and that you’ve had a great summer! For more inspiration, follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Pinterest.


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