Simple Stories: Live Life in Full Bloom

What are your goals for your scrapbooking this year? Do you have an unfinished project you’d like to tackle? A number of pages you’d like to complete? Maybe you want to put together that vacation album?

If you haven’t caught on, my goal is to create at least one video each week. ūüôā I’ve also loved making Scrapbook Process Videos, but would love to know if there is anything else you’d like to see from me? Let me know!

This week is another scrapbooking process video featuring the Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms collection. Click on the video below to watch, if that’s your thing. If not, you’re welcome to just scroll and see photos. ūüôā Either way, I’m so happy you stopped by to visit!

Have a great day!

JanaBold

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Scrapbook Process Video: February SCT Sampler

Yay! It’s the weekend! What are you up to? Are you sneaking in a little scrapbooking or crafting? I hope so!

I recently subscribed the the SCT Sampler by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I thought this small kit would be a fun way to get a few new things each month without breaking the bank and without having to think about it. And, let’s be honest, getting a fun scrappy pack of goodies each month is a BLAST!

I challenged myself to USE the items before my next Sampler arrived and I managed to accomplish that both months so far. Yay! I created two layouts with the kit and today I will be sharing the first one featuring the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Let’s Stay Home collection.

(Watch for my second layout next week sometime!)

Watch the video below to see my process!

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I broke up the straight edges of the squares in the background with a cluster of hexagons. I used this hexagon punch.

Thanks for coming by!

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Simple Stories: Hello Today Layout

Hello, friends! I’ve been playing with the¬†Hello Today collection¬†and wanted to share my latest layout with you! This collection¬†is bursting with color and happiness! It reminded me of the silly-fun my two daughters have together, so I chose to work with these selfies they snapped one day while out running errands together.

I used a sheet of¬†Mint Color Vibe cardstock¬†as the base of my layout. I printed the photos in black and white to really let the cheerful colors and patterns of the¬†Hello Today collection¬†shine. Aren’t they amazing?!

I matted each photo with a different patterned paper, then stacked up snippets of other patterns and Element cards behind the photos to create one large, layered photo mat.

Next, I cut out several label shapes from the Element card side of each paper to use for my journaling. I was so happy when I realized I had a rainbow of labels to use! I stacked them up in rainbow order to the side of my photos. This allowed space for a longer block of journaling.

Instead of a title, I chose to fussy-cut my daughters’ initials from the monthly¬†Element Cards. I accented the monograms with more fussy-cut designs. I finished off each cluster with a few¬†Enamel Dots¬†and stamped asterisks from the¬†Hello Today 6×8 Clear Stamp.

The result is a super-FUN page that makes me smile! I had a blast playing with this collection and I know you will, too!

See you next time!

JanaBold

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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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