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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Monday, April 5, 2010

April Fun

It's already April, can you believe it?

Here's a couple of single-page spreads I made with pictures of the kids enjoying a nice April day in 2008. All the patterned papers used are from a coordinated stack by Colorbok.

For Scott's page, I centered a square of white paper on piece of 12x12 patterened paper and then used small squares of different patterened papers to create my background. I trimmed and matted pictures of Scott swinging, riding his trike and blowing bubbles onto green cardstock. I used a couple of punch-out embellishments that came with the paper stack. I cut two simple boot shapes from yellow cardstock and detailed them with a black marker to look like Scott's boots in the pictures. I added my journaling to one of the white spaces in the background.
For Bekah's page, I used a paper crimper to add texture to the mat for the main picture on the page. The background was created using different elements from a number of coordinated papers. I trimmed the three smaller pictures into squares, rounded the corners, and mounted them in a row along one of my patterned paper strips. I added my journaling to the large flower embellishment (also cut from the coordinated paper stack). I cut the bottom flower embellishment from the blue-green papers to add a punch of different color to the page.
I love buying coordinated stacks of papers because it makes it easy to create cohesive looking pages. I often get sick of the colors and patterns before I use the whole stack up but mixing and matching different parts of the papers is a good way to get some more use from them. Then you can always swap with a friend for something new!

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