We are Steph and Angie - sisters who love to scrapbook. We don't know design, we aren't color experts and we usually only get to scrapbook a few times a year. But, we love our families and scrapbooking our memories with them so here we are!

We'll try not to bog you down with long supply lists and explanations (half the time we can't remember what we used or it's such old stuff that you'd never find it anywhere anyway!)

Please feel free to "scrap-lift" any of our ideas that strike your fancy, and if you are a scrapbooker with your own blog, please link back to us!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Young and Brave

Bekah had two very document-worthy records set in November of 2016. She jumped in the lake on November 5th, then slept outside with Corinne on November 12th - pretty late in the season for either of those activities in our Northern Minnesota climate!

I put together this page to record her crazy accomplishments. I used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection. As I noted in a previous post, it is rather boy-centric, but I was able to pull out several embellishments and a couple different patterned papers to make this page that is not at all boyish looking. 
I must thank the collection for the title, Young and Brave. I was going to do something along the lines of "That's a Record!" But this chipboard title was in the kit and described my page perfectly.  The little November calendar was another piece that was just right for me to fill the dates in on and help tell the story.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Basketball Door Signs

 For several years the big finale of my kids' basketball season has been a weekend long tourney in a bigger town about 75 miles from us.  It is a blast because we stay in a hotel with the rest of the players and their families.  The games are fun but the kids and parents are all about the pool, dining out, shopping, hanging out and having fun together and of course some adult beverages (not the kids on that one of course!)  Someone in the group has always made signs for the players doors in the hotel and this year that task fell to me.  I was of course making them last minute so I was glad there are only 7 players on the team!  You wouldn't think a bunch of 7th grade boys would care much about something like that but they were pretty thrilled with them and Caden even hung them all up and said having them made them feel important so I am glad I made them.  Here they are with a close up of Caden's.
 And here is Caden's 7th grade team- he is the 2nd one from the right in the back

Friday, April 28, 2017

21" of Snow

Living in snowy Northern Minnesota, I have plenty of opportunities to scrap snow pages. This year my chance came early when we had almost two feet of snow the weekend before Thanksgiving. I had recently scored some Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection pieces from scrapbook.steals.com and was itching to use the beautiful stuff!

For Bekah's page, I started with a background paper that I loved except for the fact that it sprinkled flowers among the pinecones and snowflakes in the bottom corner. I solved that by ripping a corner of the birch print paper and layering it over, leaving just a few snowflakes, pinecones and spring still peeking out.

I used the rest of that piece of birch print paper for Scott's page, layering it over a striped piece from a DCWV stack.
On both Bekah and Scott's pages, I used a wooden snowflake printed wood slice found recently in the Target Dollar Spot. They coordinated perfectly with this collection.

I chose one of the great stripey papers for the background of Alarik's page and added the Winter Wonderland chipboard title, the top border sticker, deer and snowflake stickers.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gavin's Football 2016

This paper and stickers came from a kit by The Paper Studio that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  More pennants and arrows adorn this page- can't get enough of those lately!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Scott Halloween 2016

The last of the 2016 Halloween pages are in the books! I made good use of a DCWV pre-printed background for this quick page. All I did was mat my two photos on a coordinating pattern, add one sticker from the Carta Bella "Happy Haunting" sheet and journaled directly onto the background. Done!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Caden's Football 2016

The big football that I used on this spread was actually one big football that I cut in half so I could put half on each page.  The football "paper" is by American Crafts.  I had a bunch of far away shots that I was able to use a square punch on to cut out just Caden and added those in a row under the title.  My title letters are from my DCWV alpha punch out stack.  The football background paper came from a page kit by The Paper Studio.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bekah Halloween 2016

I pulled out the trust ol' DCWV stack to find the background paper for Bekah's Halloween 2016 page. Embellishments are from Chic Tags and Carta Bella "Happy Haunting". I journaled about how Bekah created this year's costume using last year's. She is so creative and talented!