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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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Birthday Card

These cards are from a kit by My Mind's Eye. I added brown cardstock to each of them and blue cardstock corners to two. The Happy Birthday stickers came with the kit and I added some ribbons and gem stickers. For the "1", I printed a large 1 in a font that I liked. I changed the outline to a dotted one before printing, then cut the number out, leaving the dotted outline showing for accent. I created the little party hat with a scrap of cardstock, more gem stickers and a little piece of white fiber. My message is hand-written on two strips of blue cardstock.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Look mom, two wheels

Well, what do you know? I AM still capable of doing pages other than baby ones! Hee, hee!

These pictures of Scott mastering bike-riding looked pretty good next to some lime green background paper. I added the blue, green and white striped paper for some interested and matted three photos on black. My title is made from rub-ons by Memory Makers. Some metal gear embellishments and a bike helmet sticker finish off the page.

Friday, October 14, 2011


This background paper is from my handy-dandy Christmas stack by D.C.W.V. My photo is doctored at picnic.com with the "weave" effect. I printed it in 5x7 and 4x6, tearing the smaller print before layering it over the larger one. I was very happy with the look of this page so my only other addition was to "hang" the photo from a brad with some tea-dyed cotton cording. You can't really tell in the scanned copy, but the background paper has a similar texture-print to that of the photo.
My original idea for Alarik's "Thumbsucker" page was something cutesy with a fair amount of journaling (he's our only thumbsucker out of three kids so it's been fun to watch how he uses it). But once I started putting the page together, this photo stood out so much that I ditched the others I had planned to use and ended up with this simple but striking single-page spread.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mabel Lake Camping Aug 2010

This was a very simple page! The background paper is from scrapyourtrip.com- a lovely, well organized site to order supplies from:) Other than my pictures the only other thing I used was some stickers from a Reminisce camping sticker sheet. I used some "stick" alpha stickers to add "Mabel Lake" to the blank sign sticker for my title, added a journaling block and that was it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sweet Baby Alarik

This layout was scrap-lifted from an example on the back of a package of velvet letters/baby phrases by Making Memories (the white letter on this page are those) I added a section of stripe pattern paper to my solid orange cardstock background. I framed the top and bottom of that paper with paper ribbon doilies by Basic Grey. I matted the photo on black cardstock to keep it from getting lost on the busy background. The letters of the first word of my title are matted on long strips of red cardstock which "hang" out from under the matted photo.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kallinen Family Christmas 2010

Doing a blue color scheme on a Christmas page was a 1st for me, but I really wanted to use this cool Santa print paper by K & Company! The snowflake paper I started with is from a DCWV Christmas stack. I stamped my title on white paper and then matted it on black. The candy cane brads in the title strip are from Oriental Trading. I triple matted my main photo and hung it from a picture hanger from Jo-Ann's on string from Martha Stewart. I had so many pics that I printed the rest out in a small size and matted on strips of blue for the right hand page. I cut out one of the Santa faces and used foam adhesive to stick it on for a dimensional look.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh Boy!

I find myself using a solid black background fairly often. It's just so classy and clean, plus it really makes the photos and embellishments pop off the page.

For the left-hand side of the spread, I used foil-rimmed chipboard alphas to spell my large title. Then I strung a single photo of our new baby boy from a CraftEssentials picture hanger, matting it first on a striped pattern paper and then mounting it by the top section on a ripped piece of baby blue cardstock. I finished that side with strips of baby phrase stickers.
For the other half of the spread, I ripped a large piece of the same baby blue cardstock to mount my four pictures on, then framed that out on the top and bottom with more of the striped pattern paper.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Memorial Weekend 2010

Just when I was doing so well writing down the brands of supplies I use, I seriously dropped the ball on this one and by the time I remembered I had everything glued and couldn't see names:( I started with one star pattern and one plain blue background paper. The "great outdoors" sheet was a laser cut sheet. I used some pine cone pattern paper to mat my photos on the left hand page. On the right I tore the edges on a large piece of camping pattern paper and used it as a mat. I added a journaling area and some plain green paper to place more smaller sized photos on. I torn and the piece of green and "attached" the two pieces using a hinge and some brads.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

X or Y

I've been planning this page in my head ever since I was pregnant and we decided not to find out what we were having!The large chipboard letters are by Cloud 9 Design. Unfortunately, I can't tell you much more about this page because I accidentally threw away the packaging for the footprints before I wrote down who they were by and the papers were pilfered from Steph's paper collection so I have no idea the manufacturer of those either...sorry! On the bright side, there are tons of cute embellishments available out there for baby pages so I'm sure you wouldn't have any problem finding something else fitting.