These are pages from our personal scrapbooks. We'll try not to bog you down with long supply lists and explanations (half the time we can't remember what we used 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, July 27, 2014

MN Mood Swings

This past winter was a doozy, even for Minnesota!  We went from so cold you couldn't go out to play, to tons of snow, to being out in just shirts and jeans, back to tons of snow, and finally to a super-fast melt.  I created this 2-page spread for Alarik with patterned papers from DCWV The Stack 8, using a winter themed one and another one that reminded me of the coming of spring.  Title letter stickers are by The Paper Studio.  I added cardstock pennants with the date of each picture/picture set so you could get a feel for the drastic changes.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Caden's Basketball 2013-14


I wanted to try to get away from just blue and gold and basketball themed paper on the last round of sports pages I did!  I do so many that it seems like I am always using the same supplies.  I thought this background paper worked well.  It is from The Stonewashed Stack by The Paper Studio.  I then pulled in the blue and gold school colors in the title which I stamped on and in the photo mats. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Stir Crazy - Scott

Here is Scott's "Stir Crazy" page.  You can see Bekah's here.  I almost always create two or even three versions of the same page/photos since I make separate albums for each of my kids.  This is one of the rare occasions that I actually like the 2nd version of the page better than the first.  Bekah's page is much busier than my usual style with the pattern-on-pattern, though that does fit the theme of the photos well.  For Scott's page here, I did a very similar layout but only used one patterned paper and matted on card stock.
Supplies:
patterned paper from D.C.W.V. The Stack 8
grey card stock
Woodsies alphas
pennant banner - Spare Parts by The Paper Studio

Monday, June 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland

This layout is based on Sketch #80 from My Scraps & More.  I am pretty happy to be able to play along with them for the second month in a row.  I usually only get to scrap once or twice a year but I've found more time for it so far in 2014 and that has been fun.

The plaid print paper is from D.C.W.V. The Stack 8 and the accent stickers are the Winter Wonderland collection by Karen Foster Design.  My only other supply is card stock.

Sometimes it's a challenge for me to do my usual 2-page layout based on a sketch which is a singleton.  This time I just made the right side a mirror image of the left.

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!