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, 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hunting

I have been wanting to scrap deer season pages for a long time.  I always thought they would be fun to do but since I only scrapbook the kids' activities, I haven't had a chance until they were old enough to go.  And then I had to convince Jesse to remember to take pictures of them!  I love the photo of getting ready to go to the shack with all that stuff!  The look on Jesse's face says it all, don't you think?  The other picture featured on this page is Jesse's first-ever selfie.  Looks like he still has some work to do to perfect his technique.
The accent stickers on this page are "Hunting" by Reminisce and the papers are from The Paper Studio's Stonewashed pack.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Halloween 2014

For Bekah's Halloween 2014 page, I used punchouts and paper from the My Mind's Eye Blackbird collection.

For both Scott's and Alarik's pages, I used a sheet from D.C.W.V. Fall & Halloween Stack for the background, and Carta Bella's"Happy Hunting" element stickers for embellishments.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Peek-a-boo


Yet another layout where I lined three photos up across the page and called it good!  This is another of the few pages I did not journal on during our last scrapbooking session.  I loved this series of photos of Alarik and I didn't think they needed any elaborating.  While searching for stickers for my title, I wanted to use these plain blue ones but didn't have all that I needed.  I solved that problem by using the negatives of the missing letters.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moms & Kids Camping 2014






While the Dads play in a softball tourney us Moms and our kids camp!!  The kids are all getting big now so it actually has it's relaxing moments- as you can see the kids even did some of the cooking this year:)

title letters- Recollections
woodsy paper- October Afternoon
polka dot background paper- DCWV stack

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scott - Fall 2014

Here's the last of my kids' fall pages.  I feel like I did a whole lot of lining three photos up across a page during our last scrapbooking session...and I guess I did, but it's a layout that works well for me! 
The first two photos on this side of the spread were landscape orientation so they aren't as tall as the other four photos on the layout.  It looks a little odd but I didn't like any other arrangement I tried so I just went with it.