October PageMaps & a Tip for Scrapping Random Snapshots

It’s my favorite month of the year! Yay! for October! It’s also my favorite time of the month where I get to play with the new PageMaps sketches. Here is the page I created for this month.

SCOUTS

When my son was 8 years old he LOVED going to scouts. He loved it so much that he would set out his uniform the night before every single time. Cute, right?! Of course I wanted to remember this and had snapped a quick picture of his clothes with my cell phone.

The cell phone snapshot is not a stellar image that would make a great focal point on a scrapbook page, so what I did was add in a cute photo of my son taken around the same time. I then used themed scrapbook products to help support the story of the page.

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The Simple Stories Cabin Fever collection with it’s outdoorsy vibe was perfect for this page topic. I had just a few scraps left, so I combined them with a few other patterned papers hanging out in my stash.

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I fussy-cut several elements from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper, 3×4 Journaling Card Elements paper, and 4×4 Elements paper to use as embellishments around the page.

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I then added in a few dimensional accents, like the white twine, gold button, and flair badge. The chipboard frames around the photos and the torn paper at the bottom add in more texture.

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If you have a random snapshot that illustrates a sentimental story, but won’t exactly look hold it’s own on a scrapbook page, try adding in a photo of the person the story is about. It will add context to the story and snapshot and make the story that much more memorable.

Thanks for stopping by!

JanaBold

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DCWV: Garden Charm Paper Pad

I LOVE shopping for scrapbooking supplies just as much as I love using them! One of my weekly jaunts is to my local Tuesday Morning store to see what is new in the way of scrapbook supplies. I love all the Latest-and-Greatest … but I love collecting older supplies that match my style of creating, too!

A week or so ago, I picked up the beautiful “Garden Charm” paper pad by Die Cuts with a View. It was only $5. I knew I could create a few pages with it and then be happy to pass the rest of it along to a friend for that price!

Here are the pages I created with these beautiful papers.

First, a double page layout about Memorial Day.

REMEMBER

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I loved how several of the papers had a shiny coating on the pattern. The tone-on-tone glossy pattern printed on the kraft paper is so cute!

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If you read my journaling, you will see that my parents purchased and had their own headstone placed next to my grandparents grave at the same time they were ordering the headstone for my grandparents. They revealed it to us this Memorial Day when we went to take flowers to my grandparents.

It really struck me as weird (don’t worry … my parents know I feel this way. Ha!) … but I also understand them wanting to prepare so that WE, their kids, won’t have to wonder what they would have wanted. My parents are great about thinking through the details of things ahead of time … but I hope I won’t have to appreciate their foresight on their headstone for MANY, MANY years.

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The canvas, red, polka-dotted flowers are something that have been waiting for me to use in my stash for WAY too long. They are by Jillibean Soup and were one of the first products I purchased from that company. I’m so happy they found a home on this page. They look darling here!

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The metal arrows were another recent Tuesday Morning find and work great as a page element to emphasize the title.

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While I had these supplies on my desk, I created a similar single page using the exact same color scheme and rest of the canvas, polka-dotted flowers.

ENJOYING THE WINDMILLS

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I LOVE using several different letter stickers for a longer title. I don’t do it often enough, because it takes more time to make the words fit just right, but I’m always happy with the results every time I DO do it!

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Those punched birds were a recent score from a local online ad. A man had a box of several McGill punches that he was selling for $2 a punch. I had never seen these birds before, and I ADORE them! I’m so happy to add this cute punch to my arsenal!

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For this page, I used metal dies to add several leaves and branches around the canvas flowers, creating one large cluster. I LOVE how it turned out! And the trio of red pearls makes me happy, too!

Again, you can see the adorable tone-on-tone thermography (I think that is what it is called), on the kraft background paper. Polka dots always steal my heart!

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Okay, one last simple page with the Garden Charm papers …

GRANDMA’S BEDROOM

For this page, I pulled out the blue, kraft, and purple patterns from the paper pad and combined them together on a white patterned paper background from my stash (Pebbles – Walnut Grove – Harriet paper).

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I picked up these blue flower stickers at Dollar Tree, of all places, several years ago. Blue was my grandma’s favorite color, so they were just so perfect for this page about her bedroom.

I used gold thicker letters for the title and then used a flourish/scroll metal die by Recollections to add some detail above.

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Are you a bargain shopper when it comes to your scrapbook supplies? Do you collect bargains and rarely get around to using them (like me)? Maybe challenge yourself to create a few pages with your most recent finds this week! I’m glad I did!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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American Crafts: Hand Lettering

I love exploring my creativity in all kinds of ways and have really enjoyed expanding my horizon into the world of hand-lettering with the help of Kelly Creates by American Crafts. I have been practicing with the “Learn Brush Lettering” workbook  and the Kelly Creates Black Brush Pens.
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While I am building and honing my new skills, I can still have success with the Kelly Creates Traceable stamps!
I have been wanting to try my hand at bullet journaling and decided to give it a go using a Kelly Creates Practice Journal and Practice Journal Insert.
First, I made myself a Habit Tracker spread for the month of April. It looks like I did the hand-lettering across the top, doesn’t it?! No, I’m not quite that good yet … so the Traceable Stamps come in handy. Keep reading below to see how I used them!
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Next, I wanted to create a spot to write down my TO DO list each day. I decided on a two-page spread for each week of the month. On the left side of the spread, I will write my personal list, and on the right side, I will write my work list for each day.
I used the Months stamps to add “April” to the top of the page, and then added the Days of the Week down the left side.
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It’s tough to see in the photo above, but if you look carefully at the photo below, you will notice that I stamped the days of the week in a very, light gray ink. I used a Multicolored Brush Pen to letter on top of the stamped image; allowing me to get a great result and practice my lettering at the same time!
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I had so much fun creating my little set up, that I went right ahead into May, changing the color to a blue Multicolor Brush Pen for the new month. I used the Quotes stamps to add encouraging sentiments to the top of each page. I then used the fine-tipped black pen from the Here & There Detail Doodlers to fill in the rest of the details.
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I LOVE that I was able to get such beautiful, hand-lettered results by tracing the stamped images for my bullet journal pages … but that’s not all the stamps can be used for! Try using them as stamped sentiments on your other projects!
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When I think of spring, I think of May Day Tussie Mussies … and Bridal and Baby showers. I combined the two ideas together here by using the One Canoe Two Twilight collection to create Bridal Shower Favor Cones. Wouldn’t these be fun to fill with elegant treats for your bridal shower?!
I used the Kelly Creates Wedding Traceable Stamps to create stamped banners for each cone, but you could easily replace the “Bride & Groom” with another sentiment, fill them with flowers and leave them on someone’s front door for May Day!
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I love how beautiful and elegant these turned out. They would look gorgeous spread out on a tray for your guests to take home.
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So are you ready to try out hand-lettering?! I promise, with the help of the Kelly Creates, you will have beautiful results in no time. Enjoy!
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
“Stitched Ribbon Set” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs
(Design #40799 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Flower” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #76790 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Large Leaf Vine” cut file by Alaa’K
(Design #200483 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Handled Cone Box” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #67343 in the Silhouette Design Store)
White String
Gray Distressing Ink
Ranger “Raincloud” Ink

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