Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge #18

CC3C-18 Marjie Kemper Pocket Pages

Welcome to the newest challenge celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  This time our theme is Pocket Pages (found on page 36 – if you still need a copy, you can get one autographed by Tim right here.)  I’ve used three different sizes of pockets – a single opening, a double, and a triple. Though the above shot looks like one large page, it’s really six separate pages. These are a super mix of sizes, great for storing memorabilia and ephemera from a trip.

Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and a random winner will enjoy a $25 shopping spree on their online store. There are also prizes donated by Tim and Mario for the Curiosity Crew’s favorite project. You’ll find the Rules and FAQs at Linda’s site… please take a moment to read these so you are definitely in the running for the prizes.

CC3C-18 (C)Marjie Kemper

I really like mini albums, especially for special vacations. Last summer we had just that! Here are two single pocket pages.  The one on the left is a brochure and the one on the right is a postcard I embellished with some of Tim’s alpha stickers and one of or Metro tickets.

CC3C-18 (D) Marjie Kemper

The double pockets are interesting visually in that they are not the same size – they’re more like 2/3, 1/3. A bit of stamping, a receipt with the words ‘thank you’ in French and German, an activities pass and tram receipt. I used Tim’s Chevron on-the-edge die to embellish the tram receipt.

CC3C-18 (B) Marjie Kemper

The triple pocket pages are my favorites.  I used a combination of stamping, a postcard photo, collage materials, boarding pass, and attractions pass. I love the mix of colors and how much I was able to fit into such a small space.

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  1. Ahhh, travel! You make me want to pack my bags right now! So much fun to explore new places, and the most fun is collecting all the interesting ephemera to keep and look back on. What a great use of the pocket pages!

  2. Marje nice way to keepsake your travel tickets, and trinkets. Nice done.

  3. These pocket pages do make it easy to display all the little tickets/items you save when traveling! I love that you embellish them too! Have a Happy New Year.

  4. What a great way to document your holidays. I always feel a bit intimidated by a large blank 12 x 12 page, now these I could get to grips with. Absolutely fabulous

  5. What a wonderful collage of your vacation memories! Love the quote! I have really fell in love with these pages. My double pockets were 1/2 and 1/2, not as you describe. Maybe more than one kind?

  6. A beautiful memento of your trip with the mixture of pamphlets and artwork.

  7. What a great way to incorporate all the little trip mementos in one lovely book. We visited Seattle years ago and I still have ticket stubs, postcards, and pamphlets floating around the house. Loved how you used all the styles,

  8. Love your souvenir idea with the pocket pages x

  9. What a great way to capture these memories Marjie. Good luck with all the pre and post CHA activities. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

  10. What I great idea to use pocket pages for travel memorabilia.

  11. Great idea to use the pocket pages with travel memorabilia.

  12. This is such a great way to share your trip with the rest of us. Wonderful job…

  13. Very cool Marjie, what a great display of images and tickets etc. I love the pocket pages for those items as well.

  14. What a wonderful way to save up those vacation memories! Have a wonderful Christmas, Marjie! Hugs!

  15. Awesome way to commemorate your vacation, Marjie. Merry Christmas to you and yours! See you in a few weeks!

  16. Wonderful pages Marjie, so many fabulous elements!
    Have a magical Christmas
    Alison xxx

  17. Rosann aka Rea' says:

    What a great showcase for your travel memorabilia , I like how you embellished/accented them; so creative!

  18. Cute cute, collage a rama to me. Have the stamp. Adventure is a good thing. xox

  19. Love checking out your pocket pages Marjie!! So glad that you used your Paris vacation ephemera!! How fun!!

  20. Fabulous Pocket Pages – so much to see – love them

    have a great Holidaytime and a Healthy New Year

  21. Barb in Kazoo says:

    Love the vacation pockets. I’ve got to pull out my son’s study abroad photos and do this! Thanks for the inspiration

  22. Your pages are so fab and funky, Marjie – a great combination of ephemera, inking and stamping – love’em!
    Alison xx

  23. Beautifully done Marjie. I like the idea of using part of brochures to keep the memory. I really need to make one of these. Love it! Karen.x

  24. That is such a fantastic idea. I have stopped collecting travel stuff because I never know what to do with it. In fact, I just dumped a whole wad of brochures in the garbage today! This is really a manageable way to keep some memories alive. Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Love the travel theme of this project, Marjie! I think I will be doing that with some of my travel memorabilia. Fantastic job!

  26. Looks like a wonderful trip… But where did you find brochures small enough to fit in a pocket? All the ones I gather are humongous!

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Hi, Carol. I cut parts of the brochure out to fit the pockets – it was sort of liberating to realize just parts of the covers were enough to keep the memory.

  27. Love all your memorabilia and it’s so cool to showcase it in the pocket pages!

  28. A wonderful way to add mementoes from your travel Marjie and keep altogether in your Mini Album

    Have a great holidaytime

  29. Love how you captured your trip Marjie. Fabulous pocket pages! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  30. Jenny Pierce says:

    Makes me want to go to Paris!

  31. Such a perfect way to display holiday ephemera from your Paris trip, your pages look wonderful! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. Anne x

  32. So gorgeous! LOVING the photos and the goodies you added!!!!!

  33. Marjie….what a great way to remember Paris!! I need to do this! You have a great write up showcasing Tim’s pocket pages and their versatility. Merry Christmas to you and your family! <3 Candy

  34. I love your travel journal, Marjie! Reminds me that I need to get back to mine from Japan.