October PageMaps & a Tip for Scrapping Random Snapshots

It’s my favorite month of the year! Yay! for October! It’s also my favorite time of the month where I get to play with the new PageMaps sketches. Here is the page I created for this month.

SCOUTS

When my son was 8 years old he LOVED going to scouts. He loved it so much that he would set out his uniform the night before every single time. Cute, right?! Of course I wanted to remember this and had snapped a quick picture of his clothes with my cell phone.

The cell phone snapshot is not a stellar image that would make a great focal point on a scrapbook page, so what I did was add in a cute photo of my son taken around the same time. I then used themed scrapbook products to help support the story of the page.

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The Simple Stories Cabin Fever collection with it’s outdoorsy vibe was perfect for this page topic. I had just a few scraps left, so I combined them with a few other patterned papers hanging out in my stash.

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I fussy-cut several elements from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper, 3×4 Journaling Card Elements paper, and 4×4 Elements paper to use as embellishments around the page.

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I then added in a few dimensional accents, like the white twine, gold button, and flair badge. The chipboard frames around the photos and the torn paper at the bottom add in more texture.

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If you have a random snapshot that illustrates a sentimental story, but won’t exactly look hold it’s own on a scrapbook page, try adding in a photo of the person the story is about. It will add context to the story and snapshot and make the story that much more memorable.

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Simple Stories: Halloween Party

The orange glow from pumpkins on porches, stars twinkling in the night sky, and children exclaiming “Trick or Treat!” are just a few of my favorite things about Halloween! Today I’m up on the Simple Stories Blog with a scrapbook page featuring the adorable Happy Halloween collection that embodies all the cuteness of my favorite holiday!
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I love when the 3×4 & 4×6 Elements papers include large words that I can cut out and use as titles on my scrapbook pages. This “Halloween” word adds so much fun color to the top of my layout!
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I took the opportunity to decorate the title using the 6×12 Sticker Sheet. For some added texture, I cut a long length of thin, white twine to use as a spiderweb trailing behind the spider sticker, wrapping it around several of the letters. This is the kind of fun little detail that makes a page so much fun to look at!
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The banner sticker helps you to know that my girls are headed off to a party and it also anchors the witch sticker at the bottom of the main photo.
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Finally, I added some sprinkles of white mist to mimic the look of a night sky.
What are YOUR favorite things about Halloween?

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Simple Stories: Birthday Layout with the Bloom Collection

I’m back with another scrapbook page. This time I have a girly, birthday layout featuring the Simple Stories Bloom collection!
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If you’re having a hard time deciding which patterned paper to cut into first, why not cut a piece from ALL of them and layer them together for a fun, textural photo mat? That’s what I did on today’s page. Take a closer look below!
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After matting my photo, I further framed it by capping it along the top and bottom with my title. I split the phrase, placing one word on top of the picture and the other on the bottom. I then added a black cardstock circle to the right corner along with heart die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack to frame it even further.
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At the bottom of the page, I used the fancy journaling block cut from the 4×6 Elements Paper. Next, I fussy-cut lots and lots of flowers from the Today’s the Day paper and the Inspired paper to tuck behind each element of the design. This married everything together and added a fresh, floral feel!
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The result is a sweet birthday page perfect for any girl in your life … maybe even a birthday page about yourself!
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Simple Stories: Boys Rule

It’s rare that you find a collection for boys that can span all the way from when they are toddlers to teens and the Simple Stories Lil’ Dude collection does just that! Today I have a birthday layout to share with you using this darling new collection.
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The 4×4 Elements paper played a big role in this design. I not only used one of the squares for my title …
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… but also as page elements scattered below the title. Here you can see where I fussy-cut the speech bubbles from another one of the 4×4 Elements, as well as how I punched out the circle journaling block.
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I also punched the “It’s a Boys World” from the 3×4 Elements paper to use as a page accent.
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At the top of the page, I used a smaller circle punch to punch the “So Rad” circle from the 2×2 Elements paper.
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After I placed the larger pieces, I came back in with the die cuts from the Bits & PIeces pack and the puffy stickers to fill in the spaces.
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I love how this design grabs your attention at the top of the page with the title and the photos and then leads your eye down the “waterfall” of page elements through the journaling and then finally ending on the photo at the bottom of the layout.
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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you felt inspired to create a scrapbook page of your own.
See you next time!

JanaBold

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