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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Sunday, January 30, 2011

North Shore Memorial Weekend 2009

This cute camping paper came from Scrapbooks Too in Bloomington, MN. I didn't need to add much to the pages except my pictures! I made some large mats out of yellow paper which matches the yellow of the fire on the right hand page so my photos wouldn't get lost on the background paper. I used a corner rounder on all my photos. The "Great Outdoors" title on the left hand page is printed on the paper. I created the title on the right hand page with alpha stamps. The journaling area and embellishments on the bottom of the page are cutouts from a 12X12 sheet that coordinate with the background paper.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fall Fest For Scott

This page is very similar to the one I did for Bekah: here. As I said in that post, the page was one of my favorites I've ever done and this one is obviously right up there as well since it's a knock-off of that one!
I started with plain tan 12x12 cardstock for the background and added ripped strips of a tan-on-tan striped pattern paper to each far edge. I layered LOTS more ripped paper pieces as photo mats, photo corners and journaling areas. I also used some Magic Mesh in brown for more layer. A few photos have fall leaf corners from Jolee's. My journaling block is attached with yellow brads and I added a row of three yellow eyelets to the adjacent photo mat. My title letters are punch outs from a set by Colorbok.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Ride

For Caden's "Learning to Ride a Bike Page" I started with some background paper with gears and tools on it. I ripped and layered more paper with gears on it (but a different pattern) and plain orange paper to make a vertical photo mat. In the blank space left at the top of the mat I used some gear rub-ons. I double matted the picture on the right, rounding the corners of the picture and the 1st mat, but not the 2nd mat. I did my journaling right on the mat around the picture. The title I made using two different types of alpha letters to try and get some odds & ends used up!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sir Scott

Well, here's another out-of-place post for me...a Halloween page in January. But, you might be scrapping Halloween stuff right now. That's what's next on my scrappin' agenda!

I made this page for Scott's Halloween 2007 when he dressed up as a knight. I used a single sheet of plain purple 12x12 cardstock for the background. The borders, photo mats and candy corn embellishments are all from small stack of papers (sorry, can't remember the brand). The other stickers, including the alpha ones, are from a Fall Sticker stack by D.C.W.V.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ice Fishing

I have lived in Minnesota my whole life and just went ice fishing for the first time last winter. Scrapping material......I think yes! I found these ice fishing themed background papers at my favorite scrapbooking store, Scrapbooks Too in Bloomington, MN. The silver letters I used for the title were purchased at Target. I ran a strip of blue under the title and placed several small pics on the strip, rounding the corners on all of them. I used the same blue to mat the rest of my photos, rounding the corners on all the mats and photos. My journaling area is yet another piece of the same blue paper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gavin's Basketball 2009

I think I have mentioned before that I love scrapping my kids' sports pages- there are some really cool sports themed products out there and the color scheme is always easy- school colors! I started this page with some cool basketball paper. I cut a square of basketball "leather" print paper, centered it on the page and attached it with brads in the corners. I then layered on yellow circles, blue background paper and my photos. The only journaling I did was to hand write "Elementary Basketball" and the year. I used Gavin's second place ribbon as an embellishment on the page because let's face it, if I didn't it probably would have long ago been lost or ruined:)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

July the 4th...in January

What can I say other than I'm running out of things to post? Better get scrappin'!

I made this single 12x12 page for Scott's 2007 4th of July. I started with a star print background paper pilfered from my sister's paper stash. I added off-kilter red cardstock rectangles to serve as photo mats. I set eyelets on the edges of my photos and knotted various red, white and blue ribbons from Oriental Trading company through them (an idea I got from a scrapbooking book). A plain, metal-rimmed velum tag got a sticker added to it and was hung from a star shaped brad. The firework stickers are a find from the 99-cent store as are the number stickers I used for the date.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bayfield Apple Fest '10

I started with some brown plaid paper for the background on this page and layered papers in fall colors for a title area, photo mats and a journaling area. The letters and numbers for the title I ordered from peachycheap.com. I ran the title down the page vertically on a piece of "burlap" pattered paper which I tore the edge on to add more contrast. Both the photos on the left hand page I double matted using the same burlap paper and a leaf pattern paper. I ran some leaf cut-outs purchased from Target along the other edge and added the year. I framed out the brown plaid background paper of the right hand page with a leaf print, again using a tearing technique. I placed lots of pics on this page around my journaling area.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cookies & Gingerbread Houses

I started this spread with some cute coordinated Christmas cookie paper. I used a couple plain pieces of brown paper for my title block and photo mat on the left hand page. The title I stamped on and I placed some pics around the page. On the right hand page I used more brown and added some green paper for mats and journaling.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scott's First Haircut

I haven't done too many pages that I like with pictures cropped into shapes, but this is one of them. Using a star template from Fiskars, I cropped pictures of Scott, trying to eliminate a lot of the distracting background. I cut bigger and smaller stars from striped paper to use as photo mats and page accents. Everything is mounted on a coordinating background paper with matching stripes. The papers are from a Christmas stack by D.C.W.V. I used silver star brads in the middle of my striped star accents. I added my title with white rub-on letters by Memory Makers and jotted a subtitle by hand with a black marker.