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: Happy Journey

Hello, Friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using the happy and cheerful Simple Stories So Happy Together collection.

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For the title of this page, I fussy-cut the globe with the quote “Life is about the Journey” from the 6×8 paper pad.

I like this quote because my daughter had never taken a dance or tumbling class in her life, yet she was determined to try out for the cheerleading team at her school. I tried to prep her for the disappointment that would inevitably come, but to everyone’s surprise her hard work paired with her incredible team spirit and sparkling personality earned her a spot on the team! It was quite the journey with a happy ending. I was so proud of her for persevering and going for her dream.

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I used the “Hello Love” woodgrain paper as the background for this page and added a scalloped border piece across the top cut from the “Our Story” paper.

I added the photos to several different layers of patterned paper and then added several Journal Bits & Pieces to the top to write the story about the day she received her uniform for the first time. I also used the 4×6 Clear Stamps to add a sentiment to the upper right corner of the journal blocks.

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I used the 4×6 Clear Stamps again to stamp the phrase “life is beautiful” across the bottom of the globe.

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I layered together several flowers, hearts, and the word “HAPPY” from the Bits & Pieces in the lower right corner of the photos. I also fussy-cut the wreath from the 4×4 Elements paper and tucked it behind the right edge of the photos.

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I love that scrapbooking gives me the opportunity to celebrate all of life’s challenges, victories, and lessons. This page about my daughter achieving her goal will always serve as a reminder to *ME* to work hard for my dreams and goals, too, even when it seems impossible. I will always learn something along the way. Like the title for this page says, life is about the journey!

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Have a happy, scrappy day!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Fun in the Sun

Summertime is about so many things, but for my daughter it is about hanging out with her friends having fun! Today I have a new layout up on the Echo Park Paper Blog featuring the I Love Summer collection.

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My daughter was born in the summer which is perfect for her sunny personality! I placed the “Hello Sunshine” Ephemera die cut at the top of the page because it is the perfect reflection of the fun person she is.

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Besides hanging out with friends, my daughter LOVES to go to the pool to swim anytime she possibly can. I decided to use my electronic die cutting machine to cut this series of open circles to mimic bubbles. I treated each bubble, or circle, with 6×6 papers and embellishments.

This circle at the top featured a couple of chipboard pieces from the Chipboard Accents pack, as well as a glittering, pink, rhinestone brad.

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I used the Ride the Wave embossing folder to emboss the Lt. Blue solid background of this circle for a few fish to hang out in.

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This last circle features a cheerful, toucan with a seashell background and another pink, gem brad.

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I used an Echo Park design from the Silhouette Design Store and letter stamps from my stash to build my title. The file I used is called the “Fun in the Sun” phrase (Design #186889).

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I loved the striking contrast of the navy blue in this collection and decided to finish this page by capping off the top and bottom with strips of the gingham Summer Floral paper. The result is a happy, summery page that I can’t wait to add to our family album!

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SUPPLIES:

“Fun in the Sun Phrase” Cut File by Echo Park Paper
(Design #186889 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Circle Frame Collage” by Rivka Wilkins
(Design #61897 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Echo Park Paper: Lost in Neverland Card Set

Faith, trust, and pixie dust! Set out on a card making adventure with the Lost In Neverland collection!  I sat at my desk to play with this collection and couldn’t stop. I have six “Darling” cards to share with you today.

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Tinkerbell, herself, is here to take you on your magical journey! I cut her out using the Tinkerbell die set with shimmer cardstocks by Carta Bella Paper. I doubled up her vellum wings to allow her to flutter about.

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The Peter Pan Ephemera tag is captain of the Jolly Roger on this card. Just use your imagination and think happy thoughts and you will be on your way to dreamland!

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For this card I created a waterfall of circles with a scene. I love how you can almost follow the story line as you follow each picture from top to bottom.

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I anchored the Lost Boy sticker, along with the teepee, on a series of concentric punched circles for a simple, yet striking design. A sprinkling of enamel dots adds dimension and shine.

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I used the Hello Baby Boy Shining Stars embossing folder to emboss a night sky on Navy Shimmer cardstock for the background of this card. I love how the Darling children are holding hands as they experience pixie dust for the first time. A tiny, chipboard Tinkerbell provides a never-ending supply of fun.

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Stacked, die cut rectangles anchor the characters on this fun card. How cute is Sleeping Nana drifting in the top left corner?!

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I hope you enjoyed this trip to Neverland today! What magic will you be creating in your craft room this week?

SUPPLIES:
Carta Bella Shimmer Cardstocks: Navy, Evergreen, and Gold

Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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