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, May 3, 2015

No Snow? No Problem!

Scott loves to sled and snowboard and when winter started he didn't bother to wait until there was much snow.  For this page I used polka dot print paper from My Mind's Eye Blackbird collection and Kraft Kuts alpha stickers from Fancy Pants Design. 
This is the last page I cranked out during our scrapping session back in February. I haven't found any time to scrapbook since then but I'm not too worried about it because all I have left to work on is Bekah's 10th birthday and all the kids' Christmas pages.  What about so far this year you ask?  Well, I am toying with the idea of changing over to ProjectLife/pocket page albums.

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about how I preserve my family's memories and trying to make decisions about it.  On top of each child's scrapbook, I also keep a journal for each of them and I have regular photo albums from my own elementary school days on up through 2011.  I also have printed blog books for each year that I wrote my family blog, 2007-2014.  That's just a whole lot of memory-keeping and something had to go.  I have absolutely loved creating the albums I've made for my kids so far and I really like the 12x12 size. However, as I have mentioned before, scrapping times three can be daunting and tedious and, while my main goal is to preserve memories, I also want it to be fun for me.  Blogging was fun and great way to get all the story behind the photos included, but it was getting to be a chore instead of enjoyable and Jesse disliked the amount of writing and the smaller, lower quality of the photo printing in the blog books.  I started seeing these amazing ProjectLife spreads on Pinterest and was intrigued.  I spent a lot of time pinning ideas before I realized that some of the stuff I was looking at, while amazing, was probably even more time consuming than a traditional 12x12 page.  I mean, some people go ALL OUT with their pocket albums.  My goal was to making things easier so I finally just took the plunge and ordered a set of basic pages and the Kraft card collection.  I ordered just one month worth of photos to test it out and see how I liked it.  And the verdict is...

...to be continued...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Jade's Volleyball and Basketball

These are a couple of pages that I did with my daughter's sports portraits.  She had three years of volleyball and 4 of basketball and by cutting apart the volleyball ones and making a flip book out of the basketball ones I was able to get each on a one page spread.  Both pages were made out of a piece of black background paper and all the rest was papers out of my scrap file.  I added tabs to the basketball pictures to make them easier to open and I also used them to put her grade on.  When I put the basketball page in her book I just had to cut the page protector to allow you to be able to flip through the pictures.