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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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Scott's Christmas 2013

Here's some more papers from DCWV The Stack 8!   I used a very gaudy red print paper as my photo mats and to punch my stars out.  It was something I knew I'd never use otherwise and the ugly print didn't matter when used in small doses.  I dangled my stars from ribbons and added red brads to the top.

I have sort of been stuck in a paper, paper and more paper rut for awhile now, mostly because I haven't been anywhere to buy any other embellishments.  I'll have to remedy that soon.  :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Caden Jaymes

Here is another baby picture/portrait page for my other son.  Pretty simple.  The chipboard title letters are by K & Company.  And I used a few brads to "hang" some of the pictures bulletin board style.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

New Year's Eve 2013

I had just one sheet of this awesome star print paper by Recollections so I cut it in two and used it to liven up some black cardstock for my background.  I matted my photos in black so they stand out better, then I robbed Steph's scrap bin for some perfect cardstock to punch stars out of to scatter around the page.  Again, it pays to scrap with a friend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gavin David

Sometimes I *gasp* run out of "current" stuff to scrap so I dig into the Kallinen Family Archives and scrap some old stuff.  I didn't start scrapping till my kids were a bit older so I have some older stuff I haven't done.  Who doesn't have old portraits of their kids that they just can't bring themselves to throw away.  I picked my favorites and then did just that- threw the rest away!

Background paper- Proud to Serve stack by The Paper Studio
Title letters- Genuine Boy by Reminisce
Washi tape- Jennibowlin

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Living in Minnesota gives us plenty of winter pictures to scrap, but I've pretty much run out of ideas for anything new and exciting for page titles.  Thus we have, "Winter":

I used papers from DCWV The Stack 8.  I am really loving this stack as it has papers themed throughout the year with lots of multi-use patterns in there.  The cut little owl stickers are by Jolee.  I used punched snowflakes to write my oh-so-clever title on. 

I would love to hear any suggestions anyone has for fun titles.  It think once I even resorted to "It's SNOW Fun", even though I hate that!  :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Home For The Holidays

I used plain craft paper for the background of this spread and accented with some Christmas colored stripe paper by scrapyourtrip.com.  Sometimes I feel like all my Christmas pages have the same exact pictures on them but....that's what it's all about right.  Traditions- we do the same things year after year and love it!  The change is that my kids keep getting bigger and bigger in the pictures! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

1st Day of 1st Grade

This is another favorite page crafted during our last Ely scrapbooking weekend. It uses papers from My Mind's Eye's Kraft Fun Day collection and the chipboard accents are Happy Days Ferris Wheel.  Both Steph and I are into pennants lately so this page features a few of them, matted on red card stock so they stand out better, and a chipboard banner of them over my two main photos.

These supplies were one of the daily deals on peachycheap.com and I wish they would feature more of these types of products.  The put together coordinated kits which makes it so easy and fun to pull a page together.  And it's also way cheaper than what you would spend purchasing all the elements of the kit separately.  I find I can create a good number of pages from each kit and then use the scraps to throw a few cards together.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bekah's Christmas 2013

I created the background for the page by use two different prints from Stack 8 by DCWV.  I loved the striped edge of one paper but the interior of it was made to look like an old fashioned postage stamp which didn't fit my photos at all.  I found a small polka dot print paper and cut that to cover the interior.  I matted my photos in black and used a kraft paper rectangle from my scraps as a journaling block. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bentleyville Birthday

I am as close to caught up as a scrapbooker probably ever is right now.  This page is from Bekah's 9th birthday, just this past November.  She has a Thanksgiving weekend birthday and her choice to take Corinne to the Bentleyville light village in Duluth was a great birthday plan!  I was worried the page would end up looking Christmasy with all the holiday light photos, but I think the pastel polka dot print paper and the jewel toned cardstock avoided that.

Supplies Used:
black background paper from The Stack 8 by DCWV
pink and blue cardstock from a DCWV jewel toned cardstock stack
poka dotted paper is Doodlebug Design's Hello Spring
title letters are from Michael's
ribbon is a collection ordered from peachycheap.com

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Another Fall Page

Here is another page using papers from the DCWV The Green Stack, as I wrote about before here.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bible Camp

Bekah went to Bible camp for the first time this year and she had the greatest time.  The camp provided a webpage for parents where you could go look at pictures each day and then you could order them at the end of the week.  They were pretty spendy compared to printing your own or ordering from a photo website, but once Bekah and I saw them, we had to have them!

I created this two-page layout for Bekah using three different papers from Imaginisce.  They are: Happy Camper, Thermal Jammies and Fireside Fun.  The title letters are Woodsies from the kids' craft section at Michael's.  I love these because they go with anything, can be painted or inked, and there are TONS of them in a package so you always have what you need.

I plan to have Bekah write out her own journaling for this page and I'll add it later.