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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Thursday, April 23, 2015


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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Apple Fest 2014

Another wonderful trip to Bayfield, WI for the Apple Fest!  I titled this page Apple Fest? because I couldn't help but notice that most of my pics weren't actually from the Apple Fest but from some of the other spots we hit along the way every year!

stripe paper used for photo mat and "pennants"- Paper Pizazz
black banner- Spare Parts by The Paper Studio

I used a small leaf punch to add the leaves to the black banner.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


The plaid paper used on this two-page spread is another relic from the Target Dollar Spot.  I matched it up with pale yellow, navy and brown cardstock.  My title letters are by The Paper Studio.
Jesse hung a new swing for the kids and it's a tall one so they get plenty of air to leap into the leaf piles! 
 I spy crookedness...going to have to fix that!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fall Fest 2014

It was back to my favorite technique of tearing paper on this layout- I just love the way it looks and it seems especially appropriate on a fall page to me for some reason:)  I created the title with a tag punch and some punch out letters that I have had so long I have no clue where they are from or what brand they are.

hay print background paper- PaperPizazz
Fall patterned paper- Forever Fall by Moxxie

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Playful Autumn Leaves Page

I dug DEEP into the ol' supply stash for this page and came out with some seriously old stuff.  I started scrapbooking thanks to a friend who gave me an album when our first baby was born, 10 years ago.  I remember ordering the red, orange and yellow alpha buttons and the leaf buttons used on this page from Oriental Trading Company not long after realizing I was hooked on scrapbooking.  So these things are probably at least 9 years old.  I have actually gotten the alphas out more than once in the last couple of years, but I didn't have the letters to spell what I wanted.  They were probably destined for the garage sale pile during my next purge, but lo and behold, I dumped them out when I was working on this page and I had what I needed to spell "Autumn Leaves"...hooray!  I'm fairly certain now that I really can't spell anything else with what's left.
The background paper for this page is from a fall paper pack that was sold in the Target Dollar Spot, also quite some time ago.  I think all these old supplies came together very nicely for this page and I love the sunny photos and smiling face in them!