Simple Stories: Scrapping with Domestic Bliss

My daughter just moved back home from her first year at college and I wanted to document her first “Home Away from Home” … her dorm room. The Domestic Bliss collection by Simple Stories was the perfect answer!
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
I had taken several photos of her room the day we moved her in last Fall, along with a shot of the outside of her dorm building. I included them all together on this page.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Away From Home Layout 1 600
I cut the “HOME” letters out from one of the cards from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements Paper to use as my title. Behind the letter “O” I included one of the pie chart circle die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Away From Home Layout 2 600
The smaller “HOME” letters are from the 4×6 Sticker pack. I adhered the letters to white cardstock and trimmed them out using scissors to give them a white outline. I used the Snap Color Vibe Bolds Letter Stickers for the other words in the title.
I book-ended my title with the Decorative Brads to give it even more personality! I love them here!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Away From Home Layout 3 600
For some reason, that cute couch icon included in this collection just said “dorm” to me! I cut this one out of the same sheet of 4×6 Horizontal Elements Paper that I used for the “HOME” letters. Doesn’t that couch look inviting?! … Like it’s just waiting for 6 college girls to pile on it and start gossiping about their dating and class experiences!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Away From Home Layout 4 600
At the bottom of the page, I added a couple more decorative icon brads, as well as the date, stamped on one of the label stickers from the 4×6 Stickers pack.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Away From Home Layout 5 600
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Navy, White
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Stampin’ Up Date It Stamp Set
Ink: Black Stamping Ink, Light Brown Distressing Ink

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I love when I find my kids asleep on the couch or in various other places around our house. To me, it means they feel safe, they feel cozy … they feel at home. And that is what this next page is about.
HOME
I used a sheet of the Aspen/White Basics Notebook paper as the base to my layout, matting it with a sheet of the Bless This Mess paper.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Layout 1 600
Next, I used various papers from the 6×8 paper pad to build up some delicious patterned paper layers behind my two photos. The smaller scaled patterns are perfect for layering together in a situation like this!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Layout 3 600
I cut the letters “HOME” from one of the 4×6 cards of the Snap Pack and then added a house and heart die cuts from the Bits & Pieces die cuts. Everything is stitched and anchored to a strip of striped paper from the same 6×8 paper pad.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Layout 2 600
I hand cut the large hearts from the 6×8 paper pad and drew an outline around each one of them with a black journaling pen to match the outlining preprinted on the title letters. I then used my sewing machine to stitch them to the left side of the page, sprinkling them in a waterfall fashion and bending up each side of the heart for dimension.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Layout 4 600
I added my journaling with a black journaling pen, using the lines of the background notebook paper as a guide. A few enamel dots sprinkled here-and-there adds even more color and dimension.
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Home Layout 6 600
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Black Journaling Pen
Lt. Brown Distressing Ink
Sewing Machine/Navy Thread
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive
Studio Calico Clay Spray Ink

 Do you have sweet pictures like this of your children or loved ones asleep? Don’t they look angelic in those photos? Why not use those photos to document what makes them feel safe and secure or what brings them comfort in your home?
Have a great week!

JanaBold

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Bella Blvd: Popsicles & Pandas Process Video

This week on the Bella Blvd. blog we are featuring projects with the darling Popsicles & Pandas collection!

I created a process video for my layout, which you can watch below or on the Bella Blvd. YouTube channel.

SWEET SUMMER TREAT

Every summer my family and I make a point to spend a summer evening at a local water park. We enjoy dinner on the lawn under the trees, swim, relax in the lazy river, and then grab an ice cream treat at the end. It’s summer at its BEST!

Jana Eubank Bella Blvd Popsicles Pandas Sweet Summer Treat 1 600

I wanted to capture the feeling of the blue sky and green grass on this page, and so I used that as inspiration when selecting the patterned papers. I added a pop of color at the top and bottom of the page with the colorful stripes of the Borders Paper.

Jana Eubank Bella Blvd Popsicles Pandas Sweet Summer Treat 2 600

How darling is that panda die cut?! He (or she? … she does have cute eyelashes and blush!) is enjoying her triple cone along with the rest of my family!

Jana Eubank Bella Blvd Popsicles Pandas Sweet Summer Treat 3 600

I used one of the acrylic words to begin my title, pairing it with the “summer” die cut and spelling out the word “treat” with the happy yellow letter stickers included on the Fundamentals Sticker sheet. I accented the title with a puffy ice cream cone sticker, and an epoxy cupcake sticker.

Jana Eubank Bella Blvd Popsicles Pandas Sweet Summer Treat 4 600

Bella Blvd. collections always make me smile! And this one is especially perfect for scrapping those summer memories.

Jana Eubank Bella Blvd Popsicles Pandas Sweet Summer Treat 5 600

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Scissors/Trimmer
Pinking Shears
Foam Squares/Adhesives

Thanks for joining me today! Have a great week!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: I Love Being Your Mom Layout

I’m going to begin today’s post with a little story. My grandmother passed away a few years ago and as my mom and her sister were looking through their family photo albums, my mom’s sister said something to the effect of, “Why wasn’t mom at any of our family events?!” My mom replied with, “She was. She was always the one taking the pictures!”
Since hearing that story, I have tried to be better about handing the camera over to someone else so that *I* can be included in our family photos. I definitely don’t want my kids to look back on our memory albums and think I never came to anything! LOL!
I LOVE BEING YOUR MOM
Today’s page features a recent photo of me with all four of my children. My daughter went off to college this past year, and so I recognize that the opportunities to grab a shot like this are becoming more rare … so at our Easter dinner this year, I made a point to pull my family aside and have someone snap a few pictures of us together. I’m so glad I did!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Summer Fun Mother Layout 1 600
I used the Summer Fun collection for this page. I couldn’t wait to take my scissors and fussy-cut the large florals of the Summer Floral Paper.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Summer Fun Mother Layout 3 600
I used the florals to frame the photo, and then added a bit of lift to everything by adhering the photo and the floral pieces on top of a large piece of craft foam.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Summer Fun Mother Layout 2 600
In the top right corner I added a stamped label with the season and date. I embellished the label with one of the chipboard circles from the Decorative Brads, adhering it to a large black button.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Summer Fun Mother Layout 4 600
I used both my manual and electronic die cutting machines to create the title for this page. The large heart was cut using the Heart Label Die set. I layered a punched heart on top for added interest.
I cut the word “MOM” from coordinating solid papers using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Summer Fun Mother Layout 5 600
I wanted to add a bit of pizazz to the “MOM” word, so I added another fussy-cut flower, the palm leaves from the Enamel Shapes sticker set, and a black and white button tied with white crochet twine.
I’m so happy I have this photo of me with my children, and I definitely feel lucky to be their mom. They are my pride and joy!
If you haven’t taken a photo recently of you with your children, or a photo with your mom. Make sure to do it soon and then create a page with it! You will be so glad that you did. It will definitely become something you will treasure!
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Mom Card by Kristen Magee Cut File (Design #27522 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Black Button, Black & White Button
Black/White Baker’s Twine
Lt. Brown Distressing Ink
Scallop Scissors
Label Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Date Stamp and Heart Punch: Stampin’ Up

Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day!

JanaBold

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YouTube Video Hop!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Jana Eubank Keepin It Real Layout 2

Today I am participating in a YouTube Video Hop with several other scrapbookers. Thank you to Becki Adams for putting it together and inviting us all to play along! I hope you’ll COME CHECK IT OUT! Follow the links in the video description box to visit each participant (I have also listed the links below)

And just a heads up, I am offering a BIG GIVEAWAY at the end of my video, so be sure to watch to the end … and don’t forget to enter by leaving a comment on the video (not here on my blog). The winner will be announced one week from today on my YouTube channel.

Becki Adams (https://youtu.be/rcFwyPEkO1c)
Jana Eubank (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUprnCTNjt8&t=330s)
Mari Clarke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY_yL…)
Christine Meyer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtNn…)
Beth Soler (https://youtu.be/MquSjjcv8I8)
Scrapbook Expo (https://youtu.be/iuh23hx2QHU)
Karla Der (https://youtu.be/D_tMKeCnB3E)
Audrey Yeager (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szP0h…)
Kelly Baron (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQRNZ…)
Monica Taylor (https://youtu.be/NWJj0683Osc)
Suzanna Lee (https://youtu.be/kXzQwkE-ddU)
Orange Gearle (https://www.youtube.com/user/orangege…)

Have a Happy Scrappy Day!

JanaBold

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