Echo Park Paper: Craft Night

On Monday, I shared a two-page layout with you using the I’d Rather Be Crafting collection by Echo Park Paper. While I had all of those delicious papers out on my desk, I kept right on working with them and created the layout I am going to share with you today!

CRAFT NIGHT

My daughters and their cousins are always begging to get together. They live three hours away from each other, and so anytime we can plan a night with them, it’s a BLAST! This time we had a Craft Night.

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I took them all to Michael’s Craft Store, then gave each of them $5 to spend on whatever they wanted. It was so cute to see them hem and haw over what to pick. Each one of them picked out a few things, along with a glass mug that they brought home and decorated with washi tape from my stash. They had so much fun!

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I used some Jillibean Alpha letters for the title that I picked up at Tuesday Morning awhile back. I then pulled out my old CuttleKids heart dies (ProvoCraft) and added several around the page design.

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I guess I was in an old-school-tool mood because I even used some old patterned scissors to mat the circle on this page! Ha!

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A page about crafting just isn’t complete without a cute button tied with some twine. 🙂

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Do any of your family members like to craft? Why not get together with all of them and have a craft night?!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Two-Page PageMaps Sketch: Scrap Retreat

This month I am the Guest Designer at PageMaps and today I have another page that I created using the February 2018 Double Page Sketch.

SCRAP RETREAT

I used the Echo Park Paper I’d Rather Be Crafting collection. I LOVE the colors in this collection! They are “so Jana!” (Infact, you may notice that they coordinate with the colors of my blog! Haha!)

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A couple of years ago, my friend, Lori Allred, wanted to celebrate her birthday in a fun way … so she gathered together several crafty friends for a creative weekend scrap retreat. It was soooo much fun! My roommate was Amy Mitchell, my gal pal from when I used to work at Cricut. It was so much fun catching up with her!

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We stayed at a home in my favorite Utah city, and spent the weekend laughing, eating good food, and creating a little bit in between.

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I used metal dies to create the flowers using the I’d Rather Be Crafting Solid papers. I used some red enamel brads (My Mind’s Eye) and aqua glitter buttons (American Crafts) from my stash to dress up the flower centers. I LOVE making paper flowers)

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How cute are the icons in this collection?! I couldn’t resist creating a little grouping with the typewriter, ATG glue gun, and a trusty, yellow pencil (my favorite are the Ticonderoga brand).

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While we were at the retreat, we had a painting party! I haven’t painted since my art classes in college, so that was a lot of fun to try again!

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How often do you get together with your crafty friends for a night of fun? This has reminded me that I don’t do it enough! I need to plan something soon! Want to come over? *wink*

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February 2018 PageMaps Sketch by Becky Fleck

Have a great Monday!
JanaBold

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Christmas Catchup: Part 2 of 2

Happy Sunday, friends! I’m back with part 2 of my Christmas Catchup post.

Yesterday, I mentioned that I am never able to get very much holiday scrapping done during the holidays … because let’s face it … there are a gazillion other things going on that month! LOL!

So, in an effort to not keep falling behind I made a goal with myself to do as much as possible this year, as I could steal a minute or two.

Yesterday, I shared with you three double-page layouts that I created this season … and today I have two single page layouts. One created with a brand new collection from this year (Carta Bella Paper’s A Very Merry Christmas collection) and another one using up items from my stash!

Here we go!

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TINSEL RAIN

I do not use tinsel on our Christmas trees, but I couldn’t resist using that cute typography on this page as a title! It’s just so vintage and wonderful … like EVERYTHING in the amazing Carta Bella Paper A Very Merry Christmas collection.

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I mean, look at these ornaments!!! Do they not just capture your heart right off the bat and take you to yesteryear?! LOVE them!

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The starting point for this page, is that darling Santa cut from the Santa’s List paper. I had initially cut him out for another project where I scored the right side of him. I scored him in the wrong place and had to use another sheet for that other project, but I couldn’t let that cute Santa go to waste … so I decided I needed to add him to a page.

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The dies that Echo Park/Carta Bella create are outstanding and I love to use them on my projects every chance that I get! I mean … look at the cute detail of the layer with the holly vein for the leaves! I used the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock along with the Classic Green Felt and Scarlet Red Felt Designer cardstocks to create this little cluster.

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BELIEVE

I loved creating this next layout … it was just one of those that flowed as I sifted through several bits that I had leftover from a Noel Mignon Christmas kit from a few years back. I combined those bits with some “oldies, but goodies” still in my stash … and just had fun creating!

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My girls are so tiny in these pictures. They had just gotten out of the bath and were all snuggly in their jammies and fuzzy robes. A Christmas show was on TV and the two little sisters cuddled up together in the chair to watch. It still warms my heart to look at these pictures and takes me right back to that cozy night!

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Loving the look of all of the patterned papers stacked up together here with just a little bit from each one peeking out. … And how cute is that deer die cut from Pretty Little Studio! I love vintage artwork like that!

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Thanks for letting me get “caught up” with my Christmas sharing. I hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Scrapping!
JanaBold

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Christmas Catchup: Part 1 of 2

I know, I know … Christmas was like TWO whole months ago. LOL! But every year goes by and because I get so busy with all the fun and preparations during the holidays, I get further and further behind in my Christmas scrapping.

This year I made a goal with myself, that I would do my best to create as many Christmas layouts as I could in between things. I have been working on these layouts intermittently since December and although we are already on our way into Spring, I figured I may as well share them here with all of you.

When do you work on your Christmas scrapping? Do you do it right after the holidays in January, or are you more of a “Christmas in July” type of scrapper?

Anyway, I have three double-page layouts to share today, and I’ll two single-page layouts I will share tomorrow.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

For this first layout, I busted out a Christmas collection from 2016: Bella Blvd’s Holly Jolly Christmas line.

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I had fun mixing it with a bunch of embellishments I have had in my stash for several years. I really like the way it came together!

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I cut this cute little snowman fella out from the Daily Details journaling cards paper. I then used Studio Calico chipboard pieces and Martha Stewart Crafts poinsettia flowers as accents.

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I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo machine using a cut file by Karla Dudley (Design #14034 in the Silhouette Design Store).  I love mixing a script word like that with a clean cut font. The fone I used for the word “Eve” is the Bree Serif Font.

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Here’s a closer look at the right page.

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I used gems in the centeres of each of the chipboard “sparkles.” The gems are all the same size, but to give a little more presence to the ones on the larger “sparkles” I “matted” them with a white button.

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JOY

This next double page layout features the Simple Stories Oh What Fun! collection from this year.

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I mixed in some Dear Lizzy dimensional poinsettia flower stickers that I have had in my stash for FOREVER! The reds matched perfectly and it felt great to get them used up!

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Here’s a closer look at the right page of the layout.

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These pictures crack me up every time I look at them. My daughter and her cousin took an acting class together. She was still pretty young, and it was all she could do to “entertain” herself patiently while the other kids were doing their parts. I love the expression on her face in the first photo … “When is it going to be *MY* turn?!” Bwaaahaaa!

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I love fussy-cutting elements out of the journaling cards to use as elements on my page. Simple Stories always has the cutest word cards … and they always make fun, large titles on scrapbook pages! I combined the word “JOY” here with a present.

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At the bottom of the page, I paired another preset with this darling Santa, cut out from another journaling card.

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DECEMBER 25TH

This last two-page layout was created with the adorable “A Perfect Christmas” collection by Echo Park Paper with lots of die cut snowflakes and pine branches!

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The snowflakes were cut using the “Snowflake Die #7” set. I added decorative brads to center of each one for a bit more dimension.

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I fussy-cut the floral elements from the Merry Mistletoe paper, but wanted them to be a little bit larger, so I added in pine branches cut from black cardstock using the Be Merry Branch Die Set.

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And here’s a closer look at the right side of the page. I was so happy that I was able to squeeze in so many photos with this page design!

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Haha! I love that phrase “Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle” from the Element Sticker Sheet … It’s like Santa is counseling us to just chill out and enjoy the day! 🙂

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Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up

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I hope you were able to glean some information from today’s post. Double page layouts are the perfect work horses for Christmas photos and hopefully, the designs today inspired you to get some of your holiday memories scrapbooked.

See you tomorrow!
JanaBold

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