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, November 30, 2010

Snowy Day Page

Here's a page I made a loooong time ago of little Bekah in the snow. I remember being so proud of how it turned out and I still like it today. The background paper is from a Christmas stack by D.C.W.V. and I cut my photo mats from a few sheets of coordinating papers from that same stack. I cropped the mat for the bottom center picture from coordinating paper in such a way that I could line it up with opposite colors on each side. I used metal snowflake embellishments from two different sets, both from Oriental Trading Company. The word "SNOW" is part of the background paper and the other small words are stickers found at the dollar store. "February" is made from acrylic letters from Oriental Trading.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Making Christmas Cookies

It's not too early to start planning your Christmas cookie baking - or your scrapping about it! Here's a page I did of pictures of Scott "sneaking" bites of dough and fingers of frosting during a cookie-making party at my mom's.

I started with diagonal-striped paper from a Christmas stack by D.C.W.V. I matted all my photos on brown cardstock and then added copper brads to the corners. I used more of the brown cardstock to make square mats for a random few letters in part of my title. Those letter stickers are from a Fall sticker stack by D.C.W.V. The work "SNITCH" is made from two colors of punch out letters by Colorbok. I added accents around the word with a brown marker.

I bought the cute patterned gingerbread men at a garage sale and dressed one of them up with a twine scarf. I added the date to anther with stickers. I used more twine on the edges of my journaling mat, securing it with more copper brads.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas '07

I placed a blue piece of vellum on the Christmas background paper and framed the vellum out with silver wire that I ran through a paper crimper. It turned out cool but my paper crimper no longer works and I am guessing this is why! I guess they call them PAPER crimpers for a reason! In each corner of the vellum sheet I placed a brad and wound the wire around each brad. I used star number stickers in the corner of the left hand page to add the year. I used some small torn pieces of paper on the right hand page to caption my photos. On one of the photos on the right I captioned right on the photo using a silver marker- it didn't show up in the scan very well. I Silhouetted a photo and placed it on an over sized cardstock mat. I did my journaling on this mat and also placed some holiday word stickers here for accents.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Name Banner Project

I made this banner for a baby shower we threw for one of the ladies at work who is having a little girl soon.
I used squares of purple cardstock for the base of each letter. The letters themselves are from a punchout cardstock letter set by Heidi Grace Designs. Each letter tile punched out of a square of patterned cardstock and there was also a punch out scalloped border around the whole thing. I was able to use the borders, letters and negative punch-outs for this banner. I also used a few different shades of pink cardstock for additional layering.
The end and middle of the banner have strings of smaller cardstock squares with baby-themed stampings mounted on them. I strung everything on white ribbon with white eyelets.

Here's a closer-up view of each half of the banner.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jade's New Room

I used both pictures of the process and the finished room on this page about re-doing my daughter's room. I don't often use titles this big, but on this page I like the big colorful letters. I matted two pics in black and the left hand page was done- an advantage of a big title is a quick page! I tore a strip of gray paper and ran it diagonally down the right hand page, placing three photos on it. I left room to do my journaling right on the gray paper. I had too many pics of different angles of the finished room that I wanted to include and they wouldn't all fit full sized so I made a few tags out of smaller pictures and scattered them on the page. I finished the tags off with some ribbon tied through an eyelet on each one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Tree

I used plain red paper that I roughed up a little with some sand paper for matting on this winter-y pine cone paper. I used some hinges held on with small brads as accents on the title strip. I added some interest to the main photo on the left hand page by punching some star shapes out of the photo. I then added a book plate attached with brads and slipped in a piece of red paper for a journaling/title area. I placed several smaller photos on the right hand page and accented with a few snowflake brads. The journaling area at the bottom of the page is also accented with a hinge. I repeated the star punch on a bigger scale by punching a star out of the journaling area. The date is hand written inside a stamp which is a circle of small stars.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Caden's First Christmas

A piece of ripped green paper makes an area for embellishments, a title and a picture on this busy Christmas background paper. The title is made from plain white stickers. I realized too late that Christmas wasn't going to fit on the green paper so I just ended the word with a red "S" to make it stand out more and hung it off the end of the word and the green paper. I added the year with some star number stickers. Caden's picture is matted on red paper- I rounded the edges of both the pic and the mat using a corner punch- and I placed a few buttons to the left as embellishments. I used a "ho, ho, ho" punch on some white paper and added that to the bottom.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holy Birthday, Batman!

I created this page about Scott's 4th birthday at a time when I felt like I didn't have much on hand for scrapbooking supplies. Now, just because I felt like I didn't have much, doesn't mean I much, but it's hard to feel inspired with the same old stuff you've been looking at for months and months. Still, I think I managed to create a pretty cool page using just the most basic supplies.

First, I picked a bright yellow, blue and gray cardstock for my background and picture mats. I silhouetted my photos and then made my mats in shapes that I thought resembled a comic book style. The only photo I left uncropped was the one of the cake by itself and that I matted off-center on a square of gray cardstock.I created my title by searching for a free Batman font online and then I just printed the title using that font on photo paper and cut it out in the same sharp, choppy style as my photo mats. The Batman stickers are from a sticker book that Scott received for his birthday. My last step was to use up some of my scraps from the photo mats as accents on the corners of my pages.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bayfield Apple Fest '08

I started this spread with some stripe paper in fall colors. I used black paper for all my matting which I think contrasts the fall colors nicely. I used an over-sized mat for the color shot of the family so that I could also make the title right on the mat. The letters I used for the titles I stole from my sister- one of the joys of scrapping together:) They are punch out card stock letters and I believe she got them at Wal-Mart?? I used another over-sized picture mat to do my journaling on. I attached another title mat on the right hand page with brads and used the same letters. I scattered a few leaf cut outs around the page to complete it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Island Camping

Here's a camping page I made for Scott of one of our 2010 summer trips. For the background, I layered pieces of a map-print paper over plain brown cardstock. I used a brown and white graph paper print as mats for my photos. My title was made with punch out letters from Colorbok and I layered two different shades of blue.
On the left-hand side of my spread, I folded up one corner of my map-print paper and used the same graph paper print for more photo mats and for a journaling block. I attached a velum camping quote with orange brads and used more orange brads to attach a camping-themed license plate embellishment.
And here's the finished product: