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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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summa Time Pages

The backgrounds for these pages were created by cutting random sized slices from one bright-colored paper and piecing them on a sheet of another bright color. I used decorative edged scissors to do the cutting and the result is a sunburst-ish look.

I cropped some of my photos and matted all of them on white cardstock. Some I left larger mats on and used the area for small captions. The letter stickers I used for the captions and title were found at a dollar store. The summer themed stickers are from Memory Makers.

Here's Scott's finished page:

And here's a very similar one I did for Bekah:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Jade's "Oh, the Places You've Been"

This is very similar to the page I made for Gavin and posted awhile back. I copied the cover of the Dr. Seuss book,changed the title, matted it on cardstock and placed it on my background page. I used small strips of paper to label each picture with the place and the date of the trip. Since we took most of these trips before I started scrapping, this was a good way to scrap them all at the same time.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

4th of July 07

I used "rustic-y" striped paper for the background on this page and then tore a piece of blue & white star paper and placed it in the upper left corner of the left hand page to make it look like a flag. I used lots of vellum on these pages. The star on the left hand page I cut out using a Friskars shape cutter and template. I used markers to color the blue and red parts, ran it through my crinkler and attached it with a star brad. I cut out another star shape and used it to mat a star shaped photo. On the right hand page I used some vellum pieces as picture mats and also more vellum star cut-outs for journaling.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Calendar Pages

These are among my most favorite pages I've ever done, partly because the idea was an original of mine that I didn't scraplift from anyone else and partly because they really sum up my whole scrapbooking goal which is to fully chronicle Scott and Bekah's childhoods.

I came up with the idea of using pictures of the everyday moments in their lives to show a sort of "day in the life" theme. I thought that using a planner style background would be cute but I couldn't find anything like that in stores or online so I just made my own. Rather than get fussy with perfectly spaced, straight lines, I just slung 'em on there...after all, life with kids isn't neat or perfect, right? On the left-hand side of the spread I added a "notes" column to make it look even more like a page from a daily planner.
I silhouette cut the pictures so I would have room for them all and then added hand-written tasks and times that went with each picture.

I used primary colored foam letter stickers that I found at the local 99-cent store for the title.

Then I made the same type of page for Scott.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

4th of July 2006

This is one of my earlier works and most of the supplies came from a paper pack from Oriental Trading. I wasn't sure if the cardboard pieces with fireworks on them were supposed to be picture mats or not, but they worked great as those so that is what I made them! My favorite embellishment on this page are the metal framed stars. I "hung" them from an eyelet and used them for a patriotic phrase- "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave".

Monday, June 21, 2010

Have Baby, Will Camp

We love our camping so when Baby Scott came along in June of 2006, we weren't about to let that stop us from spending some time in the great outdoors! This page is all about Scott's very first camping trip.

I started with an 8x10 sheet of camping-themed pape that I loved. Since my albums are all 12x12, I mounted the smaller sheet on a plain brown 12x12 sheet, putting it down in one corner to leave room for more pictures without covering up the cute print. I trimmed the three pictures I was using for this side of the spread and then matted them all on green cardstock, leaving plenty of room for my log letter sticker "RELAX"s. I added some camping-themed foam stickers to the page and wrote on them for my title and just a small bit of journaling. On the other half of the spread I mounted solid blue cardstock on the top portion of the same brown background and placed my water pictures on that. I added one last picture mounted on the green cardstock and added my captions with more log letter stickers.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cities Fun Weekend 2009

I divided this page into 4 sections- one for each of the major things we did on our "Cities Fun Weekend 2009". I used bright colored papers and used the yellow divider strips for my titles- titles don't always have to run horizontally:) I used a different type of alpha sticker in each section to make "mini titles" telling what we did. Instead of one journaling area I just jotted a few notes about each place alongside the pictures. I used a Twins ticket and Chuck E Cheese's tickets and a token as accessories.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scott's 2nd Birthday

Here we are, almost ready to celebrate Scott's fourth birthday! It's hard to believe how fast they grow.
I made this page for his 2nd birthday. I used a sheet of plain white 12x12 cardstock for the background. I chose three different patterned papers in patriotic colors and used them as a double mat for the picture and as backgrounds for my title pieces. I used both chipboard punchouts and the negative images of them to make the title, "2 2day". I cut triangles out of the leftover patterned papers and glued them under the edge of two pieces of twine twisted together to make a penant garland across the bottom of the page.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bulletin Board Photo Display

Here's a little something different: Jesse and I have 10 nieces and nephews and not much shelf or wall space in our A-frame house to display pictures of them. I wanted a way to have all their pictures up in one neat place so I created this bulletin board display. I covered the board with two sheets of 12x12 striped scrapbooking paper and one sheet of green, camping-word themed 12x12 paper cut in half and used as the bottom quarter of the background. I cut black 10 black photo mats and adhered them to the background. I used a mixture of different letter stickers from a Fall sticker stack by D.C.W.V. to spell each kid's name by their photo mat. The pictures themselves I attached with scotch tape so that they are easily removed and replaced with the next year's picture.