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, January 31, 2012

Alarik's Blankies

Every once in a great while, a page turns out just how you pictured it in your head. This is one of those pages for me:

So many people made baby blankets for Alarik. I found myself wondering which one would become his favorite and imagined myself telling him all about who made it for him and the story behind it. Then I started to worry that I'd forget the details so I figured, what better way to document it than with a scrapbook page?

I did a photo shoot with Alarik propped on the blankets all folded and stacked, took a close-up of the stack, then took a shot of each blanket laid out. For my page layout, I put a 5x7 print of the stacked photo front and center and branched out from it to a small print of each blanket and a handwritten note about who made it and if there was anything else special about it.

For my title, I spelled "Alarik's" with punch out letters by Colorbok and then cut the letters for "Blankies" from extra prints of the blanket photos using a Fiskars cutter and alpha cutting templates. I matted the title on a sage green cardstock and used more of the same to mat the photo of Alarik. Everything is mounted on a distressed blue and white polka dot patterned paper from a D.C.W.V. Christmas paper stack.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rockin'...Chuck E. Cheeses's

This guitar print background paper was from a DCWV paper stack and the inspiration for the title which is made from letters from a Colorbok stack . The image for the title and the mouse picture I printed from Google Images.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scott Is Five

I had nothing birthday-related in my scrapbooking stash when I went to do this page of Scott's 5th birthday. I couldn't skip it because I am a Type-A scrapbooker who MUST scrap in order (somehow I'm still fun to scrapbook with though...I think I am anyway...imagine that!)

I started with brown kraft, blue and black cardstock to create a background and some stripe accents which I jazzed up with some multi-colored star print paper pilfered from my sister's inventory. My title is done with punch out letters by Colorbok.

I've found that birthday photos often have lots of distracting background going on and so I silhouette cut three of the photos I used on this spread. I'm sure the owners of the rear ends on either side of Scott posing with his cake will appreciate that I cropped their derrieres out of the page! I matted the silhouettes on black cardstock to anchor them well so they didn't get lost floating around the page.