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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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas '09

The background paper I used on this page is from a DCWV Christmas stack. For my title on the left hand page I tore some neutral colored paper and then ran some chipboard letters that I got from "Peachycheap" across and down to spell out Christmas. I added brads to the corners of the title block. I numbered all my pictures on both pages and for my journaling area made a "key" describing each photo. I used more of the neutral paper to journal on and framed out my journaling area with some coordinating paper from the same stack.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gavin's Basketball 2010

The basketball and flame were part of the background paper so I used that as my title area and placed my alpha stickers on it. I ran pics across the middle of the page and on the bottom tore "leather ball" print paper and layered with torn yellow paper. I used a Friskars "paw" punch to make some embellishments and matted a few more pics on blue paper.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Caden's Basketball 2010

I got a new Friskars "paw" punch that I will probably way overuse on all my sports pages:) I started with a basketball print background paper and used blue & gold (school colors) layered for the title block. I used a basketball sticker for the title and for the year used paws for the 0's and hand wrote in the 2 and 1. I scattered my pics randomly over the page matting a few on blue or gold paper along with some basketball stickers. Of course I added more paw prints- using both the positive and negative punch outs.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jade's First Christmas

For my daughter's first Christmas page I started with a green Santa print background paper. I used plain green cardstock for a mat for my picture and title. The picture I matted on red before placing it on the green mat. I rounded the corners of the picture and both mats using a corner punch. I used alpha and number stickers for the title and placed three metal embellishments in the open space under the picture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas '08

I scrap-lifted this idea of doing a grid page from a book. I cut strips of paper and ran them horizontally and vertically on the paper to create the grid. I just eyeballed the spacing- I am not one for measuring! For the title block I layered ripped edge papers. I matted the "C" which is a chipboard letter separately and them added the rest of the title. The white letters I cut out using a Friskars shape cutter and templates, and the "s" I just traced onto the page using the same templates. I placed one matted photo and some Santa brads on the left hand page. For the right hand page I placed a photo in each of the grid squares and hand wrote a caption for each. I used another ripped piece of paper and chipboard numbers to add the year to the bottom of the page and spread around some buttons as accents.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scott's Snowy Day

Nothing says winter fun like a bright blue background with snowflakes! These background papers are from a Christmas stack by D.C.W.V. I scattered around some metal snowflake brads from my local scrapbooking store. I used yellow vellum as a backdrop for my photos - I kind of wish I had used white or some other color as the yellow looks kind of greenish on the blue background, but oh well. I dressed up the vellum with some snowflake stamps and blue ink. I stamped snowflakes on the corners of one of my photos as well, a first for me!On the other side of my two-page spread, I used a vertical photo slicing technique and matted the pieces on blue cardstock, weaving in more stamped yellow vellum. A couple more metal snowflake brads and a torn journaling mat and I'm all done!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scott's First Birthday

We can't have nothing but Christmas around here, even though it IS December, so here's a page about Scott's first birthday.

For the background, I scrap-lifted a very simple idea I saw in a book, choosing navy, gold and brown as my three colors.
I had a couple pictures of Scott with his cake that I wanted myself cropped out of but it didn't work to crop into any normal shape so I ended up making the photos into pyramid type shapes and I placed them into the corners of my color blocks so they didn't seem quite so strange. I hand wrote my journaling around the bottom picture. The stickers were a dollar store find and I love how great the colors matched up.
I used acrylic squares from Oriental Trading Co. to set off the corners of my background rectangles on the right-hand side of my spread.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Light Tour

This is a page out of my "Family Traditions" album all about our yearly holiday light tour. The background paper is........Christmas lights of course:) I think I "borrowed" (she probably won't get it back) the big letter "L" from my sister. I ran a piece of green card stock down it and used some punch out alphas to make the title. I picked my favorite light tour photo from over the years and spiced it up a little using picnik.com. I then double matted it to make it stand out even more. I also placed a train ticket from one of our tours on the page as an embellishment. On the right hand page I ran a border through the middle of the page and then three photo mats diagonally down the page. The middle mat I used a smaller picture on so that I also had room to journal on it. I accented the photo/journaling block with a metal christmas light string brad from Oriental Trading. I scattered some smaller pictures of light displays on the page and labeled each with it's location using cardstock and brads.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas '06

I started the left hand page with a piece of red paper and then layered a ripped piece of ornament pattern paper over that. The title is made from ornament alpha stickers and I used a metal ornament brad from Oriental Trading on each end of the title. I used an over-sized cardstock mat for the puppy picture and hand wrote a "note from the kids" asking Santa for a puppy. In each corner of the photo/journaling mat I placed a paw sticker. I think I got these at Wal-Mart. Along the bottom of the page I ran some fibers through some vellum tags that I had journaled on. On the right hand page I layered a vellum sheet over the candy cane print paper and then framed out the vellum sheet on three sides with ribbon, running the ribbon through eyelets in each corner. I ran more fibers along the top and strung some metal candy cane brads on it. I scattered some Christmas word "bubbles" around my pictures on the vellum.