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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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scottie in October

Here's a page I made from a 12x12 sheet of natural-fiber yellow paper that I bought from the singleton sheet racks at my local scrapbooking store. I used a similar sheet, in orange, to cut mats for my pictures which I cropped into oval shapes. I placed my pictures off-center within their mats. The leaf print paper that I added to the center of the background is also from my local store. The ribbon that I ran across the top and bottom of the page is from JoAnn Fabrics.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween 2008- Jade

For this page I placed two purple mats on my ghost background paper. I placed a large photo on one mat and a smaller photo on the other along with some eyelets, ribbon and a rub-on. I used more of the same purple paper to make strips for a rock star title. I placed eyelets at the top and tied ribbon through them. The "rock" is spelled out in rub-ons and for the "star" I used a rub-on star shape.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween 2008- Caden

This cool Halloween paper made this page really simple. Everything except the title which I made with rub-ons and stickers, the owl sticker which was from a coordinating sticker sheet and the pictures and mats are part of the background paper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween 2009 - Scott

...AND as long as we're talkin' Halloween, let's throw one of Scott's pages out there.

Here's the page I created for him after Halloween 2009.
I used matched the black and neon green of his skeleton outfit when picking my background papers. The lime green color came in a multi-stack from Oriental Trading and, let me tell you, I haven't found many other good places to use lime green so I was happy to use up a few sheets of it!
My scanner cuts of just a bit of the pages so you can't see completely, but I left about a one-inch border on all sides of the green background paper on the left-hand side of the spread when I affixed a smaller black square of paper.I the same thing on the right-hand half except I flip-flopped black for green and green for black.
I trimmed each of my photos and then matted them on the opposite color of the background they would be placed on. The stickers I used are from a fall sticker stack by D.C.W.V. and I matted those on green or black paper as well. The stickers that spell Scott's name are from Oriental Trading Company. I hand-wrote my title and journaling on black cardstock with a silver gel pen.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bayfield Apple Fest '09

I started this spread with some fall colored striped paper. For my title on the left hand page I cut strips of paper into different lengths and stamped one letter of the title on the bottom of each. In the top of each strip I put an eyelet. The black ribbon running across the top of the page anchors the title. I placed a small b&w picture between the two words of the title and double matted a larger picture that fills the bottom half of the page. I cut a square of black for the middle of the right hand page and placed a piece of torn paper with eyelets in the corners on top of that and stamped the rest of the title on it. Around the black square I scattered several smaller pictures and a journaling block.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Fest 2009

This is one of my favorite pages I have ever done! I used a lot of ripped paper which is usually Steph's signature move, but for this page I stole it for my own! I layered several different patterns of ripped paper with brown Magic Mesh to create the background. I ripped mats for some of my photos and others I mounted directly onto the background. I also ripped a mat to serve as a backdrop for the hanging "Autumn" embellishment and for my journaling block which I attached with brads. I stamped my title in brown ink with letter stamps from Stampin' Up. The embellishments are felt leaves by Jolee.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween 2006 - Bekah

Bekah's been talking about what she wants to be for Halloween this year for several months now. If it's not to early to plan a costume, I guess it's not too early to start looking for Halloween scrapbook page ideas either!

Here's a page I did for Bekah's Halloween 2006.
I love all the super-cute Halloween-themed papers available, but when your kid is dressed like a cute little ladybug, those don't really work! Instead, I used a sheet of 12x12 paper for the background that was printed like white weathered wood. I had some textured black and red paper that I used for picture mats. They coordinated great with her black and red outfit. For the picture of Bekah in her outfit from behind, I cut her out of the picture before matting it. I matted my journaling on plain black cardstock and hand-wrote "Happy Halloween" with a thick black marker. The stickers are an odd assortment of fall-themed and lady bug stickers that I pulled from both my and my sister's sticker stashes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


We have to be creative with our winter and snow pages in northern Minnesota because we make so many of them! For the "snow" title I used some chipboard letters and covered them with spackling compound to create the texture effect. I also wrapped blue wire around each letter. One picture I printed in B&W directly onto a piece of vellum and then attached it to the page with a brad in each corner. The other picture on the left hand page I matted on two pieces of vellum- one clear and one blue. I made a journaling area with a torn piece of paper layered over a torn piece of vellum and again attached it to the page using brads. The bottom "winter" title I made from a torn paper strip, a vellum piece, brads, fibers and cut out letters. On the right hand page I placed 5 photos- 2 just matted on the background paper, 2 matted on a strip of paper with the bottoms trimmed with decorative edge scissors and the last one I cut strips from both sides and then attached them to the paper leaving some space between the strips.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jade's First Day of School

The background paper and cut-outs I used on this page came from a paper pack I received as a gift. I ran a strip of paper down the middle of the page and placed my photo on it. I hand wrote the year, Jades age and grade in the title block and also the names of some of the friends Jade made in kindergarten under the photo and placed a few school themed stickers on the page.