Simple Stories: Cabbage Patch Doll

When I was a girl, I loved my baby dolls. Taking care of them, changing their outfits, and rocking them to sleep each night was so much fun for me. Surprisingly, none of my three daughters seemed to love dolls as much as I did when I was their age … they mostly gravitated towards stuffed animals instead.

That was until my youngest daughter received a Cabbage Patch Doll for Christmas one year. She took that doll everywhere! So, of course I had to include this random snapshot of her watching a movie on the computer with her beloved doll.

CABBAGE PATCH DOLL

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I used the Welcome Spring set by Simple Stories along with a few bits and pieces from my stash. I only had one photo, so I decided to create a layered mat for it and cluster lots of fussy-cut flowers all around.

I keep random leftover bits and bobs in a container close to my desk. Inside I found these two metal wreath embellishments from an old Freckled Fawn kit, and thought they might be fun tucked among the flowers.

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I pulled out some old October Afternoon letter stickers for the title on this page. I added some gold clips to the top, accenting one of them with a black enamel heart.

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I fussy-cut the journaling block from one of the cut apart cards, to continue the title on. I added a couple of bird stickers and more black enamel hearts for good measure.

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Were you into baby dolls when you were a girl … or were you like my daughters and took a liking to stuffed animals instead?

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Letter Stickers: October Afternoon
Enamel Hearts: My Mind’s Eye
Clips: American Crafts
Patterned Scissors: ProvoCraft
Cardstock: Black, Red, Solid Black Patterned Paper, Gold Glitter Paper
Photo Corner Punch: Stampin’ Up
Paper Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Have a wonderful weekend!
JanaBold

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Stashbusting

I’ve been on a stashbusting kick lately. My good friend, Jen Schow, has the best post about creating your own scrapbooking kit. I used her list and guidelines to create kits using items from my stash, and these two pages are a result of one of those kits.

HERE & NOW

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I love this cloud paper by Simple Stories and just HAD to cut them out to use on both of these pages today. For this layout, I outlined them a couple of times in a messy/random way for a more artsy look.

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I’m having fun layering up papers behind my photos lately … especially on pages with a single photo. The contrast of the black and white patterns and the pops of bright color make my creative heart sing!

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Word stickers make adding a title to a page really easy. I use aqua blue on almost every page I create, but hadn’t put these fun blue phrases to work yet. I love how they look here!

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Patterned Paper:
Reddish-Pink Background Paper: Amy Tangerine Better Together Cut & Paste
Black with Blue Polka Dots: October Afternoon Hometown County Library
Green Grid Paper: Bella Blvd. Birthday Boy Eat Cake
Clouds: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Fist Bump
Yellow Hearts: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Wild Hearts
Black/White Stripe: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Don’t Mind Me
Blue Script Paper: Pebbles Seen & Noted
Blue Herringbone/Flowers: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Brand New Day
Bradz: Simple Stories You Are Here
Tag: Elle’s Studio (?)
Thickers Title: Fancy (310224)
Chipboard: Simple Stories Carpe Diem
Journal Spot: Elle’s Studio
Black Journaling Pen/Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares

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SIDEWALK CHALK

This page is actually a page re-do. The first time I made this layout, I was trying my hand at mixed media for the first time and DID NOT like the result. I know most people would have called it done … but I just KNOW that every time I look at that page as I flip through my books, it will bug me! Hahaha!

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I layered up a sun die cut on top of a starburst circle to give the sun a bit more dimension. And again, I used those cute Simple Stories clouds from the Carpe Diem collection. Swoon! They look even cuter with the colorful buttons on top of them. I LOVE me some buttons!

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For the title, I used puffy letter stickers by Bella Blvd. in two colors. There was no rhyme or reason to the way I decided to add in the red letters … I just did what I thought looked good.

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Simple Stories always has the cutest icons and these birds are no exception. They are so cute with the flowers tucked behind their “ear” or ??? sound hole? Or what do you call them … Be right back … Okay, here is what I found … they are called ear coverts. Hmmm! I guess you learn something new every day! (See, honey … scrapbooking is educational, too! *wink*)

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Cardstock: Red, Black, Green
Patterned Paper
Aqua Background: Pebbles Walnut Grove Laura
Black with Blue Polka Dots: October Afternoon Hometown County Library
Script: Elle’s Studio Little Moments My Favorite
Clouds: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Fist Bump
Camera: Simple Stories Posh
Sun Die: My Favorite Things
Starburst Die: Source Unknown
Chipboard, Bradz, Stickers: Simple Stories
Silhouette Cameo Machine
“Grass” cut file by Echo Park Paper (Design #184767 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Stamp Border Punch: Fiskars
Blue Ribbon/White Twine
Red/Blue Buttons
Black Journaling Pen/Gray Distressing Ink
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Sewing Machine/White Thread

Be sure to check out Jen Schow’s kit post. It is well worth your time and will definitely inspire you to create a kit from your stash! If you make one, I’d love to hear about your experience. I, for one, LOVE making them AND creating from them!

Have a great day!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Never Grow Up Layout

Hi, Everyone! The Carta Bella Toy Box collection not only takes me back to the days when I was younger, but also when my kids were younger. I giggled when I saw the Magic Toy Room paper because it reminded me exactly how my son’s room looked when he was a little boy.

Today I used this collection to document my son’s 12th birthday. The Toy Banner paper was so much fun to fussy-cut and use as a decorative element across my page.
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I popped the banner pieces up on foam squares to give the page some depth and then added several of the chipboard pieces and gem brads from the Decorative Brads set for even more texture.
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I even added a banner across my journaling block.
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At the top of the page, I added a chipboard phrase and then embellished it with the Decorative Brads. The large chipboard circle accent is adhered to a red button. I love the way this looks! It’s such a fun way to frame out those chipboard circle pieces!
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I did the same thing with another red button at the bottom of the page.
The “Never Grow Up” chipboard phrase acts as the title on this page. To the left of it I added one of the darling Mini Paper Fans.
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I love the way this one came together. The Toy Box collection was perfect for documenting these birthday photos! I think I will use it again to scrapbook my son blowing out the candles on the cake!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:

Lt. Brown and Brown Distressing Ink
Two Large Red Buttons
Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Have a great day!

JanaBold

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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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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.
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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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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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