Simple Stories: You Are Amazing!

Happy weekend, friends! Although the days all seem to blur together right now, don’t they?

Scrapbooking has always been very therapeutic and fulfilling for me. I love the process of looking through past memories, selecting one to scrapbook, and then choosing beautiful products to highlight that memory.

As I work, I feel a sense of gratitude for my family and the time we spend together. I giggle to myself as I think about the funny things that were said or that happened during that particular time and marvel over how much we have all learned, grown and changed since then.

I’m sure you can relate and have similar feelings as you work on your memories.

What I love about this crazy time, is that in some small way, being at home is allowing the general population to think about the same things. I’ve noticed new people starting to work on recording their memories, saying they finally have the time. I hope they will continue to MAKE time to record their memories after all of this is over. It is rewarding in sooooo many ways.

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Anyhow, I have a new page to share with you today using the beautiful I Am collection from Simple Stories.

My daughter loves acting and singing and was so delighted to get the part of the dragon in their school play, Shrek Jr. I loved watching her on that stage because she was IN. HER. ELEMENT! Isn’t it awesome seeing our kids shine in the things that they love to do?! I thought the butterflies and blooms in this collection were a perfect way to record this “blossoming” moment of my daughter.

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I love that the I Am collection includes “You are …” phrases, too. I used one of the NEW Foam Stickers as the title here. The foam stickers for this collection are gold foil with all kinds of useful words. It’s a set that you can use on many pages, which I love.

The journaling has a bit of a glare from the lights because I printed it on a transparency. This allowed me to fit the longer paragraph my daughter wrote onto the 4×6 SN@P! card. Once the page is in its sheet protector, you won’t even notice.

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I chose to crop the supporting photos into circles and place them together at the bottom of the page. To the right of the photos, I added a cluster of embellishments.

The bird and flowers were fussy-cut from a 3×4 SN@P! card, the envelope and ‘Dreaming Big’ phrase are from the chipboard set, and then the heart and the ‘Killin’ It’ phrase are from the Combo Stickers.

I used a teeny, tiny flower punch to add the cutest little supporting flowers around each flower cluster on this page. I layered two punched flowers together, ruffled up their petals, and then added a golden center using a Viva Pearl Pen (you could also use Nuvo drops). They turned out darling!

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I love adding stitching on my page for a bit of texture, too. Even if it’s a simple line around the edge of the page, it adds just the right touch, in my opinion.

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I hope that you enjoyed my I Am page today and that it inspired you to record those shining moments in your family’s life.

Have a great day!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Our Story is My Favorite

With four children and several commitments, like most couples, my husband and I can have a hard time finding one-on-one time with one another. But the great thing is when we do have time together we just pick up right where you left off. I feel lucky and blessed to have built a life with my best friend and wanted to record my feelings on this page using the beautiful Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection.
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The florals in this collection are incredible! I fussy-cut the largest floral from the Always Be True paper to accent the top left corner of my photo.
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I cut out the “LOVE” tiles and the “Every Love Story” quote from the 4×4 Elements paper to use as a title and subtitle, accenting them with Bits & Pieces die cuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet.
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I placed everything on a large block of Love Day paper (pink text) and then capped off the top and bottom with strips of the black and white ticking stripe from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper. I cut the bottom strip with a pair of large scalloped scissors that I have in my stash. I then added computer-generated journaling strips below.
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This Valentine’s Day be sure to grab a selfie with your sweetheart and then use the Kissing Booth collection to create a page about how thankful you are to have that person in your life!
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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: This is My Happy Place

My craft room is my favorite room in the house and the place I spend the majority of my time. Today I’m up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a page about my happy place using the Echo Park Paper I Heart Crafting collection.

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I love the Coordinating Solid Paper Packs Echo Park offers with several of their collections. I always make a point to pick a set up because they are so perfect for matting photos, die cutting coordinating elements, or using them as a background like I did here on today’s page.

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I gathered up the circular button die cuts from the Ephemera and Frames & Tags Ephemera packs to use in this cluster in the top right corner of the layout along with some fussy-cut flowers and a fussy-cut heart from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.

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I added another fussy-cut floral, this time from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper, to the left of my photos along with the “This is My Happy Place” 3×4 Journaling card as the page title. I placed the cute banner sticker at the bottom, and then tucked in the adorable button jar sticker and a fussy-cut pair of scissors as accents.

Here is a closer look at the leaf stems I die cut using the Floral Border Die Set to make the floral cluster feel a bit more dimensional. So pretty! And no, not all leaves have to be green! The pink stems are the perfect pop of color here, and help to distribute the dark pink color around the page.

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Next, I used the Stitched Label Nesting Die set to create a journaling block from the Pink/Green Solid paper. I added the typewriter sticker to the right of the journaling block and then accented it with another decorative floral piece at the bottom die cut from the Dark Pink/Teal Solid paper with the Floral Border Die Set.

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Next time you pick up your favorite collection by Echo Park Paper, be sure to grab the Coordinating Solid Paper Pack, if there is one. You will enjoy incorporating the perfectly matched solid colors among your patterned papers and other elements.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Stitched Label Nesting Die
Scallop Border Punch
Black Journaling Pen
Pink Pearls
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to create a page about your crafty space! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Doodlebug Design: French Kiss Layout

My first project for for Doodlebug is up on their blog today. The Doodlebug French Kiss collection is the perfect way to document time spent together as a couple. My husband and I took a lot of selfies together on our trip celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I used one of those selfies on this page to scrapbook my feelings about him and our getaway together.

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I used lots of hearts and flowers on this page, including the shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.

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I used the Cupcake Abigail Letter Stickers to create the first half of my title. I adhered the letters to white cardstock and then fussy-cut around them to create the white shadow effect.

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I loved this couple die cut from the Odds & Ends because their hair color perfectly matches me and my husband. I used other die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack to create a little scene for them to hang out in. A few shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles adorn the clouds. So cute! Everything is grounded on a border of the Love Always washi tape and a vellum circle embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.

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I used the “SWEET” word die cut from the Chit Chat pack to complete the title, layering it right on top of my photo and accenting it with another floral die cut and the Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.

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Do you have a couples selfie shot you can use to document your feelings about your sweetheart? If not, why not snap one this week and make sure to document it using the adorable French Kiss Collection.

SUPPLY LIST:

OTHER:
French Kiss – Love Always Washi Tape
Vellum
Polka Dot Embossing Folder

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