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, February 27, 2011

Red, Green and Brown Christmas

I just finished these pages of Bekah's Christmas 2010. I had the newest Christmas Stack by D.C.W.V. and all the papers are from that. I don't know how many Christmas pages you can do in the classic red and green theme, so I threw some brown into this one. I ripped both brown and green polka dot pattern paper to use as an accent along the bottom of a red sheet. I used a sheet of plaid print to mat my pictures. The "Merry and Bright" accent and the "Dear Santa" journaling block are cutouts from the same stack. The 3-D Santa and reindeer stickers are Holiday Time brand from Wal-Mart.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Birthday Bowling Improved

As I was putting this page into an album, I realized it was sorely lacking.
So I took just a few minutes to try to improve it a bit. Obviously it's a birthday page which doesn't require much journaling, but I thought I should do at least some to explain we went bowling and Bekah's best friend slept over. I cut a few slices of the same blue paper that I had used to mat my pictures and journaled on those. Then I added an orange tag with the year written on it and hung it from a big blue brad. I think the minor changes make it a better page. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jade's Basketball 09-10

I used a plain blue piece of paper to create a large photo/jounaling area on this busy basketball background paper. I stamped on the title and year(s), hand wrote my journaling, added three thin strips of yellow which I placed my photos on and added some stickers. I double matted a team photo on blue and yellow and added a basketball "license plate" and some paw prints as embellishments.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monkey Boy

My son Gavin loves to climb, so I had to do a monkey page for him. I used two sheets of the same monkey paper for the background and a different pattern of monkey paper for a photo mat. I double matted the photo on the left hand page. The brown stripe paper was on the backside of the brown monkey paper. I added a brad in each corner of the mat. At the top I added a strip of plain brown paper for my title which I spelled out using some chipboard letters I got at Michaels. I had printed out two different sizes of each of the photos on the right hand page because I wasn't sure which size I wanted to use on the page. I ended up using them both by tearing the edges of all the smaller photos and matting them with the larger photos. I made a journaling area by double matting more of the same papers and added a monkey that I cut out of the brown monkey paper as an embellishment.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Jade's Volleyball 2010

Ang and I scrapped away last Sunday while the guys watched football and I was dying to try out my new alphabet punches that I got for Christmas. I broke them in by punching "volleyball" into some dead space of this black & white photo of Jade in action:). I added more interest to the photo by cutting off the top and bottom and then piecing them back together but leaving a small space between. I placed the pieces on a piece of blue paper. I did the same thing with a smaller photo using yellow for the background of that one. I cut three more photos all to about the same size and matted those on more yellow. My wonderful sister picked up the giant corrugated letters for me on one of her outings. I used "bhs" on the page (our school "initials") and added color to them with a blue crayon. I folded the bottom corner of the page back and placed some volleyball print paper behind and secured the fold back with an eyelet. Lastly I added some volleyball stickers and stamped the year in the bottom corner (the scan cut it off).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1st Day of Kindergarten

The materials for this page are a combination of some extras my sister had from making a 1st Day of Kindergarten page and some sweet papers she picked up for me on a trip to the Twin Cities.
Side note: It's such a bummer that we don't have a scrapbooking supply store near us. There used to be one in a town an hour away but that closed so now all we have is the limited supply of stuff at Wal-Mart and one aisle of stuff at the 99 cent store that doesn't change very often. So when one of us ventures far from home, we always seek out a store to score some fun new goodies for each other.
So anyway, I had the sheet of cute printed red paper for the background and another sheet of cutouts. The title, date box and worm accent are from the cutouts. I layered or double-layered most of my page elements on primary colored cardstock. The bus and girl stickers are by Me & My Big Ideas.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Caden's 1st Lost Tooth

I had two sheets of this plaid "boy" paper which had the orange star print on the backside. I used the orange star side to make a couple of strips and ran one vertical and the other horizontal. I made my title on the strips by tracing my Friskars letter templates right onto the paper. The color picture I placed right on the paper and the B&W pic I matted on more of the star paper. I added a journaling space under the photo and added some tooth stickers to finish the page.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Halloween Dragon

I'm apparently really into sets of three photos. It just seems like I happen to end up with so many that tell a great story in triplicate.

This page is Scott's Halloween page from last year, 2010. I didn't have a green paper that matched the green in his costume just right, so instead I used two different shades that were close and then added third shade of green with the plaid paper I used to mat my pictures on the right-hand half of the spread and as a linear accent on the left side.

On the left-hand side, I used a strip of purple cardstock above my green printed accent paper and another strip of purple under my pictures. The photos really seemed to run together so I cut thin strips of purple to separate them. I used a tag template to cut journaling tags from black cardstock and finished them with green eyelets. The title is created from mixing two sets of alpha stickers, one from Oriental Trading, one from Michelle Andersons' Pathways collection.

On the right-hand half of the spread, I just added one sticker accent to my three matted photos.

And here's how it all came together:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lady Huskies Go To State!

It was BIG news when our small town girl's basketball team made it to the state tournament a couple years ago! I started with basketball and blue and gold papers. I layered blue and gold paper to make a journaling area on the left hand page that I used to tell about who we played and scores of the games. I attached the journaling area with brads. I had one photo of the team getting ready to play at state, but it wasn't that great, but after I got done with it at picnik.com it looks pretty good! :) I made that photo the focal point of the page surrounding it with some basketball themed embellishments, more journaling and a few tickets from the tournament. I filled the entire right hand page by cutting 8 photos into 4x4 squares and placing them around a 4x4 square that I stamped "state" on and decorated with more basketball stickers.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Birthday Bowling

All the supplies for this page about my daughter's 6th birthday came from a set by Westrim Crafts. I used a solid navy to mat my pictures against a colorful background, then added the coordinating stickers to my photo corners. I lettered my title with the matching blue alpha sticker.
Too easy - I see now I should probably add some journaling!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Freedom Rocks, 4th of July 2009

The obvious color scheme for this page was red, white and blue of course! I started with some patriotic background papers and then ripped and layered blue & red paper on the left hand page. I ran a strip of small photos down the blue paper and used rub-on letters to run my title down the red paper. I used picnik.com to tint 3 copies of the same photo red, white and blue and tucked those photos under the edge of the red paper. I ripped and layered more red & blue paper to create my journaling area and embellished it with three star shaped brads. The idea for the right hand page I "scrap-lifted" from a book. I tore the actual background paper and put a picture of each of my kids behind so they are "peeking" out. I folded back the torn edges and secured them down with brads.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cute Witch

The background paper and stickers on this page are from my sister's stash so I have no idea what brand they were. The star patterned paper that I used for picture mats was purchased by the single sheet from a scrapbooking store. And that it is for this one! Nothing could be easier than a background sheet that fits with your pictures perfectly!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gavin's Basketball 2008

I started with three different papers for the background. I used a full sheet of blue and them cut a yellow sheet in half making the page half blue, half yellow. I then ran a strip of "leather basketball" print paper down the left side after using my Friskars cutter and letter templates to cut out the word "hoops" Instead of placing the circles that I cut out into the "o's" I used basketball stickers. In the picture on the bottom of the page Gavin got a little lost in all the other players so I used my Friskars cutter and circle template to frame him in the picture. I finished the page off with a hoop sticker and several basketball stickers making their way to the hoop.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Camper

The cardstock stickers and the buttons on this page are by Bo Bunny. The striped background paper is from a stack by D.C.W.V. I used a campy-green cardstock for my photo mats and also for two tags that hold my journaling and three tiny photos. I strung brown ribbon from a fiber pack by Paper Pizazz through the eyelets in my tags.