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, August 31, 2010

Scott's First Vikings Game

This is one of the simplest pages ever but I think the result looks great. I'm a big fan of a black background because pretty much any picture looks great on black. I started with two sheets of 12x12 black cardstock for this two-page spread. I tore narrow strips of purple and gold cardstock and used them to decorate the border of my black background. I rounded the corners of all my photos and placed four of them helter-skelter on the left-hand side of the spread, letting them spill over the torn-paper borders.
On the right-hand half of the spread I used my last two photos, centering them on the page. I used clear epoxy alpha stickers that I found at the 99cent store for my title and my date is made with alpha sticker from a D.C.W.V. fall sticker stack. I found the puffy football sticker at Michael's but I can't remember which brand it is.

And here's a full view of the finished product:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flag Football 2009

I started this page with football themed background paper. I matted three pictures on "turf" print paper and rounded the edges of both the pictures and the mats. Three more pictures with rounded corners I "matted" on the football of the background paper. I hand wrote a small title on one of the footballs stripes and added a metal license plate embellishment.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Feelin' Kinda Sunday

Watching the Vikes play every week is kind of like a mini holiday at our house! I started with Vikes colors and a football turf print paper for my backgrounds. I cut the yellow paper into strips and made a frame on the purple paper. I matted a large photo on "leather" print paper. I did my journaling on the yellow strips and placed a couple of football brads in the corners. The title on this page is made by tracing my Friskars letter templates right onto the paper. On the right hand page I used another "leather" print piece of paper for the rest of the title which I spelled out with helmet letter stickers. I placed my photos around the title block and added a few football themed metal license plate embellishments.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Bayfield

If you didn't see enough Bayfield Apple Festival pages here and here, I'll put another one up for you! In 2009, we made the annual trek again and this time I brought both my kids along. I did a two-page spread for Bekah's album, using a sheet of brown paper with natural fibers for one half and a sheet of black for the other half.
I spiced up the brown paper with torn strips of an orangy texture-print paper from a stack of hunting papers by Karen Foster Design. I scattered my photos along the torn paper strips. The flower accents are cardstock stickers from a fall sticker stack by D.C.W.V. The Alphabet overlays that make up "Bayfield" and "Amnicon" are by Michelle Anderson's Pathways and I hand wrote the rest of the title and some captions.
I used more carstock sticker flowers and also some alpha stickers from the same fall sticker stack on the right-hand half of the spread. I matted my four photos on a light olive cardstock and did some embellishing on the mats. On two of them, I added eyelets with twine through them and on the third I added a haystack sticker from Jolee's. The pumpkin sticker is also from Jolee's and I added my hand-written journaling at the bottom.


Monday, August 23, 2010

North Shore Labor Day Weekend 09

I love the Split Rock Lighthouse background paper that I found at a local store (120 miles is local right?:) to use in this layout. The letters that I used in my title came as a 12x12 paper and I cut them out. I matted one photo on the left hand page and ran four more photos un-matted across the bottom of the page and added a woodsy tag sticker. I created a photo/journaling area on the right hand page using a square of tree print paper. I layered a cardstock journaling block on more cardstock and accented with an eyelet on each side and added my pics. A few more camping cardstock stickers fill in the rest of the page.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Pirates Life For Me

My son Gavin was on a big pirate kick for quite awhile. I started this page with some pirate themed background paper. I made the "yo ho, yo ho" letters from shrink paper. First I cut the letters out of the shrink paper using a Friskars cutter and templates and I them shrunk them using the oven and the package directions. The coin embellishments on the right hand page are photo copies of some play coins my son had. I copied them onto photo paper and then cut them out. I silhouetted some photos of Gavin dressed up in his pirate wear and placed them under the torn edges of the paper. Some cardstock pirate stickers finish the page off.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chores and Allowance

For this single page about Bekah doing chores and earning allowance, I started with a solid light blue sheet of 12x12 cardstock. I jazzed it up with strips of paper from a 12x12 stack by D.C.W.V. I used two pieces of striped patterned paper and bordered each of them with narrower strips of a flower print paper in coordinating colors. I placed my two landscape photos on the patterned papers and added my third photo at an angle in the bottom right corner of the page.
The title is made from two different alpha sets. The large "C" "&" and "A" are Tin Types adhesive letters from Prima Marketing which I ordered on peachycheap.com. The remainder of the letters in the words "Chores" and "Allowance" are punch out alphas from a stack by Colorbok. I mounted a piece of light purple cardstock on more of the same striped paper that I used for the background and used that for my journaling. I finished the page off with some real life embellishments which included prints of a scanned dollar bill and a cut photo of a My Little Pony to show what Bekah spent her first earnings on.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Home is Where Your Story begins

This page is one I made about the house that we lived in for 8 years before moving back to my hometown about an hour away. I stamped my title on a piece of paper, tore the edges and placed a brad in each corner. There are three pictures of the main rooms in the house and a picture of the outside of the house on the left hand page. I labeled these pics by adding a small piece of paper attached with brads to each photo and journaling on them. On the right hand page I added one more photo with a journaling tag. I had more than one photo of each of the kids' bedrooms, but not enough room for all of them on the page so I created some photo "books" with cardstock, hinges and brads. I cut a piece of cardstock to fit down the sides of the pictures- I used this paper for journaling after the books were assembled. Then I stacked the pics and added the strips of paper to the top of the stack. I used the brads that went through the right side of the hing to "bind" the book together. The left side of the hinges I attached to the page with brads. To make it so you can look at this page in an album I had to cut my page protector to allow the pages of my photo books to be able to turn. On another piece of torn paper I added the address and phone number of our old home using metal alpha and numeric accents.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Build, Play, Nap

I divided this winter page into three sections: build, play & nap:) Most of the supplies for this spread came from a paper pack from Oriental Trading. The big letters- b, p & n are also from Oriental but didn't come with the pack. I ran the letters through my crimper to add the ripple effect. I used a couple of pieces of vellum on this page which I tore the edges on and attached to the page with brads. I used the vellum for matting pictures and titles. There are some winter themed chipboard accessories and caption stickers also from Oriental scattered around the page to finish it off.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Golfing Gavin

I started this page with a golf ball print background. Down the left hand side I added a couple strips of green "felt" paper- like a putting green. I cut a blue piece of paper and used that as a large mat for all my pics and some sticker embellishments. I used a score card sticker as my title and journaling block

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lady Rebekah

What's a Halloween page doing here in August? Well, let's face it, we scrap a whole lot about holidays and can't always post them during that season. Besides, I know I don't scrap in order so it's likely someone is working on Halloween pictures right now and maybe they need the inspiration. Maybe?

Anyway, here's a page I did of Bekah's Halloween 2007. I used a 12x12 sheet of plain yellow paper for the background. I cut the photo frames, pumpkins and "Happy Halloween" from a Halloween stack set by D.C.W.V. "Lady Rebekah" is done with back alpha stickers and I drew the swirly-twirly doodles myself! Using all stuff from a mat stack made for a quick and easy, coordinated page.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bash Brothers

The "Bash Brothers" are characters from the "Mighty Ducks" movies, and my boys love to pretend to be them. They tie on bandanas and grab some hockey sticks and start bashing! I made a page like this for each of their albums. I used camo paper for my background and some "cardboard" and black paper to mat my pics on. I tore the paper before layering it. I added some strips of paper for journaling between the pictures. The title I made using Friskars letter templates and instead of cutting letters out I just traced them right on the paper. I did this because I haven't been able to get my cutter to work lately. This way I can still use the templates for something. Although I like the few black letters that are in the title I didn't plan the page that way. I was gabbing with my sister while scrapping and messed up, putting the wrong letter after the B. I remedied this by making a few black mats for the letters so there wouldn't be just one.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Parade Page

Supplies: 12x12 printed background paper from ???, cardstock stickers found at the 99cent store, star brads and ribbon from Oriental Trading Co.

I didn't bother matting the photos on this page, just rounded all the corners. I added star brads to the center of the stars on my cardstock stickers and also to the middle of the stars printed on the background paper. I ran a piece of blue ribbon down the left side of the page and secure it with two more star brads. I fit my little bit of journaling on the white stripes of another cardstock sticker.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

4th of July 2008

I used several layers of paper on the left hand page- some I ran through a paper crimper and some I cut into star shapes- the big one by hand, the little ones with punches. I layered strips of paper across the right hand page and placed pictures on the stripe. The banner at the bottom of the page I made using fibers and triangles cut out of my leftover paper. I used some patriotic epoxy stickers as accents on the page.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Remember when I told you that I didn't like to redo pages? Well, this is one of the few that I did redo. Funny that the other one I told you about was also a Bekah Birthday page. What is it about those birthdays I wonder?

Bekah's third birthday was a Scooby-Doo themed one. I chose some bright and busy patterned paper in stripe and bubble patterns. I separated the different patterns with strips of ripped solid green paper. I matted the Scooby stickers on green and orange cardstock and added a large cardstock number 3 which serves as my title. To make the number, I printed out a large 3 on the computer and traced it onto cardstock to cut out.
On the left-hand side of the spread I added three photos which I had cropped into circles. I did my journaling on my solid green paper strips.
On the right-hand side of the spread I matted three uncropped photos on orange cardstock. A little bit of my journaling flows over to this side and I added the date and a few more stickers to finish it off.

And here's the completed two-page spread:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jade's School Days

This page covers my daughter's first days of school for 1st through 6th grade. I picked a more "grown up" alphabet print paper for the background and a coordinating flower print which I ripped and ran across the pages to place pics on. I matted each pic and then made a tag for each one that I could journal the grade and the year on. For the title I used metal alpha brads to spell Jade and rub on letters to spell school days.