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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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SUPPLIES:

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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Simple Stories: Happy Easter & My Daughter’s Baptism Day

Happy Tuesday! Today I am up on the Simple Stories Blog with my first post as a new Creative Team member! I’m so excited to be working with Simple Stories! They are one of my very favorite paper companies and I adore working with their collections.

I have two scrapbook pages for you. The first one is documenting my children enjoying their Easter baskets on Easter morning.
HAPPY EASTER
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I cut a couple of angled strips of the Hip Hop Hooray paper (using both of the patterns) to go across the top and bottom of my page.
In the top right corner I created a fun embellishment cluster by tucking several stickers into one of the strips. The two phrase stickers and floral sticker help to visually anchor the cluster.
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For my title, I fussy-cut the “Happy Easter” from the 4×6 journaling Cards Elements Paper. I added the adorable bunny face sticker (my favorite!) to the left and then sprinkled in several of the heart stickers. I matted each of the heart stickers with white cardstock, so that they had the same feel to the other stickers I was using on the page.
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I loved the little saying on the Easter Egg 4×6 Journaling Card and wanted to add it to the bottom of my page. I used my trimmer to cut it out and then adhered it below the photos. I placed Easter eggs and the cute little chick on either end as accents.
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I love these adorable patterns from this set! They help add a spring-timey feel to these Easter morning photos even though my kids are still in their pajamas. LOL!
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When my daughter turned eight years old, she was baptized by my husband. I couldn’t wait to use the adorable Faith collection to record her special day and into our memory books!
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I loved the navy Shine Paper with all of it’s inspirational messages and decided to use that paper as the base to my layout. I clustered together several fun phrase stickers and hearts in the corners of my two photos to help tie them in with the title and draw your eye around the page.
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I love these photos of my daughter and my husband, they were just radiating with goodness that day and the hearts and flowers perfectly convey my full heart and emotions as I look at these two special people in my life!
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I die cut my title using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I cut each phrase/letter out of two colors of cardstock to create a shadow effect. The letters of the word “heart” are embossed with an embossing folder to add more texture. I think they help repeat the cute fleck pattern of the pink and yellow photo mats at the top of the page, too!
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To the left of the title I fussy-cut some of the feathers from a journaling card to use as a page accent. I added white crochet twine to the stem of each feather for more texture.
The feathers and title are all anchored on a strip of striped Grace paper. On the right side of the strip I added two of the epoxy metal clips. Aren’t they cute?! I love adding in different textures, like metal, to my pages. The epoxy at the top of the metal clips and on the decorative brads add a bit of shine, too!
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I hoped you enjoyed seeing my pages today and that they inspired you to scrapbook some of your favorite family memories!
Thanks for coming by! See you again soon!
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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

JanaBold

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Layout: At the Dentist

Sometimes I want to play with a collection, just to play with it!

Yes, I know that dream catchers and cacti have nothing to do with the dentist. (LOL!) But they matched the colors in my photos, so I went for it! I had fun creating with these papers just for the sake of having fun! How DARE I?!! Haha!

AT THE DENTIST

All the fun goodies and papers on this page are from the Echo Park Paper Just Be You collection.

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I decided to use the Alphas and create a really long title. I love how the green is tone-on-tone and, while you notice the title, it doesn’t call too much attention to itself.

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Clustering all kinds of goodies around the photo was my favorite part of playing on this page. I layered up several patterned papers, and then went to town with the stickers. Yeehaw! I’m a wild woman!

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I typed the journaling on the Pink/Light Pink solid paper. This was the second (or third) time I had typed it trying to get it to fit the space I had … and then I noticed that I repeated a word. Oh, well! I just crossed out one of the words and called it good. 🙂

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SUPPLIES:

Gold Paperclips
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine with White Thread
Typewriter
Adhesive/Thin Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer

So, the moral of today’s story is … it is OKAY to play with supplies, just for the sake of playing with them. If you feel inspired to create, then CREATE! I give you permission! *wink*

See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Good Times Layout

Last week I spent some time creating several stash kits from my older supplies. I went through all of my patterned papers, purged the ones that I no longer felt inspired to use … and then stacked the rest into a box.

From there, I flipped through the box of the papers I had left and started combining things together to create a kit. Today’s page is my first page using one of those kits … Yay! for using stash!

GOOD TIMES, GOOD VIBRATIONS

This page documents the love my kids have for Beach Boys music … something they learned from their Grandpa. On this particular day they were rocking out in the car. I filmed a video to send to my dad, which warmed his heart.

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The blue background paper and cloud paper are REALLY OLD papers from American Crafts … I think from 2009. But I still loved them! And they worked great here!

I cut the speech bubble from a sheet by Teresa Collins Designs, and made it part of my title. The music note paper is also by Teresa Collins Designs.

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I scattered some older Dear Lizzy stickers (the bike reminds me of the Beach Boys) and sprinkled in some clear dome jewels by Adornit I have been hoarding in my stash for forever! (LOVE those little things!)

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I used some Simple Stories Bloom & Grow Alpha letters and a date strip from a Pebbles Seen & Noted paper branding strip. The date is stamped with Stampin’ Up’s Project Life “Date It” stamp set.

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I used my sewing machine to create journaling lines and then handwrote my journaling.

I also added stitching around the edge of the page and speech bubble.

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SUPPLIES:

  • Cardstock: Colorbok, Felicity Jane
  • Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Teresa Collins Designs, Pink Paislee, BasicGrey, Pebbles
  • Letter Stickers: Simple Stories Bloom & Grow
  • Clear Dome Gems: Adornit
  • Sewing Machine & White Thread
  • Date Stamp: Stampin’ Up Project Life “Date It” Stamp Set
  • Thin Foam Squares
  • Black Journaling Pen
  • Adhesive/Thin Foam Squares
  • Scissors/Trimmer/Edge Distressing Tool

I feels great digging into my stash and seeing what I can come up with by combining different supplies. Do you enjoy using your older products in new ways?

Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

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