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, November 10, 2009

Caden & Cars







My son Caden LOVES cars! Every once in awhile I try to scrap things from everyday life so we have pages to look back on of not only holidays and big events, but the little things too. I chose traffic light colors for this page- it just seemed to fit:) The "Caden" in the title is made from some chipboard letters from DCWV and the "Cars" is made from some metal letters that I purchased at a scrapbook store. I took pictures of some of Caden's favorite cars and printed them out small to make the border on the right side of the page. I alternated color and B&W prints to make it look more interesting and matted them all on a black strip of paper. The "Vroom" title on the right hand page is made with some metal letter discs that I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. I used wire to string the letters on and attached it all to the page with some brads. I finished the spread off with some tire stickers I stole from a Disney Cars sticker pack that Caden had- he never noticed:) and by borrowing one of Caden's cars, running it over an ink pad and running over the title a few times!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Memorial Weekend Camping 06







Camping is our favorite family activity and one of my favorite things to scrap. I think I say that a lot, but really I love to scrap just about anything! I love the woodsy papers that are available for camping pages. Although I don't remember where I got these papers from, most scrapbook stores have a wide selection of outdoor themed papers. I picked a favorite picture of each of my kids from the trip for the left hand page. On one I used decorative edge scissors and matted it on a pine cone print leaving room for a journaling tag on the mat. The other two pictures I framed out with some cording strung through eyelets. The right hand page highlights one picture of all three kids. I thought the picture looked best in B&W and I framed it in a rustic woodsy frame.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Jade's 1st Birthday

I had one good picture from my daughters first birthday and so really wanted to highlight it. I triple matted the picture to really make it the focus of the page. The background paper was from a DCWV paper stack. I cut out the title with a Friskars Shape Cutter using templates. I cut out two sets to create the "shadow effect" to help the letters stand out better. I used the same technique on the #1 but had to free hand that because I didn't have a template that was big enough. I added the bow in coordinating colors to finish the page off.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bekah Longstockings

I had a ton of fun doing this page showcasing pictures of Bekah in her pretty braids. The patterned background paper came from a paper stack by D.C.W.V. that was Christmas themed. Let me tell you, you'll find TONS of paper in those big stacks that can be used for many types of pages! I like to pick them up at Jo-Ann's when I have a 40% off coupon.

I did the word "BRAIDS" with metal letters attached with colorful brads. I raided Steph's scrapbooking stash for the cute little buttons...ah, the joys of scrapbooking together! Then I used actual hair accessories, baretts and pony holders looped together, for more embellishments on the page. The "Bekah Longstockings" title along the bottom was done with colorful epoxy alphabet stickers and I hand-wrote the date in the bottom left corner.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Super Bowl(ing) Sunday







Bowling on Super Bowl Sunday (before the game of course!) is another of our yearly family traditions. I normally don't ever use white as background paper, but the stripe paper was so busy that I decided to tone it down a little and just use the stripe paper as an accent. I cut two big triangles and two smaller triangle shapes and put them on the edges of the paper. I used cardstock stickers for the "bowling" in the title and hand wrote the rest. My journaling is on a tag that has some fibers tied on. I also used some bowling stickers that I bought.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Roly-Poly

My son Gavin was a BIG boy when he was born and he stayed that way for quite awhile. These were my favorite roly-poly pictures of him and since he is now a skinny, tree climbing 8 year old monkey boy I had to scrap them. I took the time to cut out the pictures so they would stand out and really be the focus of the page. I matted them on a big square of plain cardstock so they wouldn't get lost in the busier background paper. I used another piece of plain cardstock for the title. I used stamps for the "roly poly" and the rest I hand wrote. I made the tags with my Memory Makers tag maker and used them for more hand written journaling.