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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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Texas Name 'em

This two-page spread documents the poker game that determined the name of our second born. Yes, that's right folks, I named my son via poker game!
When I was planning this page, I found poker-themed scrapbooking stuff hard to come by. The only thing I ended up finding was alpha/number stickers that looked like playing cards. I chose a solid green background to mimic the green felt of a poker table. I had a LOT of pictures I wanted to fit on this page so I silouetted the shots of each player with the name they were playing for. I added a shot of the game in progress matted on white cardstock to the left-hand side of the spread. I hand-wrote my title and used number stickers to show the number of players and names.
On the right-hand half of the spread I matted three more phots in the same white cardstock. I did my journaling on the computer and matted the printout on red cardstock. I used the alpha stickers for a few poker term embellishments. The last thing I added was two real playing cards.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gavin Masters 2 Wheels

I matted a colorful piece of tie-dye paper on a piece of blue and matted a big picture on the tie-dye paper. I used rub-on letters to spell out Gavin in the title and hand wrote the rest of the title. I also used some rub-on gears in the title block which I attached with brads. I made the tags with a "Memory Makers" tag maker, adding a picture to each tag and hand wrote on the journaling. I added an eyelet to each tag and tied on a ribbon. My sister had these perfect metal "gears" which I stole and used:) and a bike sticker finishes the page off.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Camping Grid

A simple grid design is a great way to fit a lot of pictures on one page. I started with two sheets of 12x12 blue cardstock and I created the grid with strips of a blue striped paper. I used small prints of 15 different pictures from our annual 9-day long family camping trip. That left me with five empty spaces in my grid which I used for the title, journaling and cardstock sticker embellishments.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amnicon Falls

I don't scrap just scenery pictures very often, but I probably should because we have lots! This page is about a beautiful park in northern WI that we always stop at on our way to the Apple Festival in Bayfield. I picked some woodsy plaid green paper for the background and a brown in the same pattern to mat pictures on. I rounded the corners on both the pictures and the mats. The title I made by running a "tree" cardstock sticker down the page and placing cut-out letters on it. I used a nature quote printed on vellum and attached it to the page with brads. I added a small journaling area and a few branch and leaf stickers to finish the page off.

Christmas In July

Don't you hate it when you see a sign in July that says "Only "x" shopping days until Christmas"? I do! So I won't do that to you. I'll just post a Christmas scrapbook page which I think is far more acceptable.

For this single 12x12 page of Scott's Christmas, I used a sheet of paper that I bought at a scrapbook supply store with no particular use in mind, I just liked it. The green star papers that I used for picture mats are from a mat stack by D.C.W.V. I actually got the idea of the stars on strings from a Glade candle package - inspiration can come from anywhere! I used my paper slicer to make the red strips and two different sized star punches for the stars. I jotted my small bit of journaling on a few of the stars.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

So Long Marble

I made this page about the town we lived in for around 8 years before moving back to my home town about an hour away. I took some photos the last couple of days we lived there of our family enjoying the bike trail that we used all the time and the kids playing on the playground that was a few blocks from our house. I made the first part of the title by cutting out two different sets of letters in contrasting colors using a Friskars shape cutter and templates. I cut the rest of the title out of a green piece of paper and tore the edges. I used another piece of green paper with the edges torn for a picture mat on the right-hand page. In my journaling block- which is yet more green paper with torn edges- I made a list of things we would miss about living in Marble. I used rub-on letters for my journaling title and hand wrote the rest of the journaling.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What a Punk

This "punk" paper and accessories came from Oriental Trading. I don't know where the over-sized corrugated letters came from, but they are very fun! I colored the letters for this page with a crayon to add some color to the title. The lower right-hand corner I folded up to show the pattern on the reverse side of the paper and placed an eyelet in the corner to hold it up. I placed a plain black piece of paper in the corner and added an embellishment from the paper pack to it.