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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If you are ‘land-locked’ at home due to the coronavirus pandemic and looking for a distraction, I thought I’d remind you that I have a FREE class at Scrapbook.com!

Here’s a sneak peek at the Spring projects I created for this class, including a super-cute Easter basket that is WAY EASIER to create than it looks. (You can see a sneak peek of it in the top right corner of the photo.) Stop by my class to learn how!

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Simple Stories: Happy Easter

Helloooo! Happy Easter to you! It’s been a while since I’ve created something that I can share publicly here on my blog, but I’m happy to say that I have an Easter layout to share with you today using the adorable Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray collection!

Scrapbooking has been my way of coping with this crazy, coronavirus time warp of a Twilight Zone we are all living in right now and I’m so grateful for how therapeutic it feels. I will try and find time to share everything I have been making, but I will definitely share my favorites. 🙂

HAPPY EASTER

These are some individual shots I took of my kids on Easter Sunday four years ago. It’s crazy how much my kids have changed since then! Wow!

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I opted to place each photo in white cardstock frames that I cut using my Silhouette die cutting machine. I placed an additional layer of patterned paper and small strips of washi tape behind some of the photos, and wrapped others with twine.

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I placed the photos in a grid on the page, and filled the two ’empty’ frames with elements from the collection.  I also stitched around these frames to add texture and popped them up with foam tape for depth.

This one features a pair of cute buzzing bees accenting the rainboot 3×4 Element Card, a tab sticker (Combo Sticker Sheet), and the ‘Spring Fever’ banner along the bottom.

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I used the ’empty’ frame in the bottom row as a spot for a springtime scene and my title. I love how the yellow Decorative Brad adds a bit of detail to the sun die cut (Bits & Pieces)!

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My family, like yours, won’t be dressing up for church this Easter Sunday, but we will still think about the beautiful reason for this holiday, our brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. I love Him! I’m always grateful for Him and his loving sacrifice for each and every one of us.

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Wishing you and yours peace and sunshine this Easter!

With love,

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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