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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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Third Time's a Charm

Scrapbooking a separate album for each of my three children has its challenges. One of the benefits though is that when I'm doing a page that I want in each of their albums, I get three chances to do it right.  Take these for example:

This is the first one I made and it had everything going right for it until I added those darn photo corners to the picture. I hate the way the top left one looks on Jesse's head. I tried removing it but it was super-stuck down so that wasn't happening.
Take #2: It's ok but I dislike how my hand-written title looks and I wish I put my round embellishments on the blue patterned paper instead of so close to the circle-patterned paper. I think they would have had more impact as they kind of get lost with all the other circles so close to them.
Last but not at all least because it's my favorite version of the page, this one:
This is the first page I have made that is not all about the kids. I was inspired by some past episodes of The Paperclipping Roundtable where they talked about journaling about yourself and another where they talked about using lists and surveys as journaling. I came up with this idea and thought it would be fun to do it again every once in awhile and slip it into each kids' album. Hopefully they will enjoy this little glimpse of what Jesse and I were like at this particular moment in time.

Supplies Used:
Papers, puffy stickers and wood buttons from AC Shimelle Go collection
Bella Blvd enamel DooDads
Thickers and Recollections alpha stickers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hunter Safety/Early Birthday

I found a new love in 6x6 paper pads. I may stop buying 12x12 patterned paper altogether. (Someone want to remind me I said that next time you notice me with a cartful of papery goodness?)
But seriously, they are so versatile and I love that the patterns are always smaller-scale on them.

The papers I used here are from the Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy pad.  There were perfect for this outdoorsy page.  I used two full sheets and then bits and pieces of a couple other sheets for some embellishing.  The title letters are by Tim Holtz.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bekah @ Fall Fest 2016

I combined a sheet of Photo Play's "Autumn Stripe" background paper with Echo Park's "Fall is in the Air" ephemera to make this colorful page.  I added the "FALL" banner stickers to white cardstock and then trimmed around them before adhering them to the burlap. They were getting lost otherwise. I also backed each of my photos with a piece of white cardstock to help them pop away from all the other colorfullness going on here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Scott @ Bayfield 2016

The patterned papers in my grid-style layout are Richard Garay "Lumberjack Days" 6x6 paper pad. They are such great patterns! My only other supply used on this page is the title letters which I found just before Christmas in the Target Dollar Spot.


Frugal tip: I built this grid layout on a really ugly piece of patterned paper that came in a large stack. I knew I would never use it for anything else. I actually built the layout on the back of it, knowing my grid wouldn't be perfect and some of its color might peek through.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alarik @ Apple Fest 2016

Alarik had a fantastic time on his first trip to the Bayfield Apple Festival last fall.  I had my photos scattered across the kraft paper and was just starting to flip through some stacks of patterned paper when Alarik arrived on the scrapbooking scene. He picked out the background paper for his page and it is just perfect for a fall/apple page! Maybe I have a future scrapbooking buddy?
I picked a small scale red polka dot paper for another accent piece. The apples are from a back to school sticker sheet and I added the title letters to the ones on the left side of the spread.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Football 2016

More blue and gold for another Fall sports page. Being in 4th grade, Scott was old enough to play Puppy League football this year. I'm lucky enough to have a photographer friend whose son also plays so I had some great action shots to scrapbook from his first season.


My favorite part of this page? A hidden pocket where this gem is tucked away:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Volleyball 2016

I had quite a bit to journal about Bekah's first season of volleyball so there was no chance of me forgetting to leave a journaling space this time. The short list of supplies for this page include black, blue and gold cardstock, glittery volleyball stickers, and some arrows leftover from a pack of Steph's road trip-themed stickers.  I doodled arrows around my journaling block as well.