Working with a Homemade Kit featuring Shimelle Go Now Go

I’m not sure if it is the beginning of a new school year, but I have been itching to play with some paper collections I purchased awhile ago and haven’t made the time to use. I decided to put together some homemade kits with those products and work on creating at least two projects with them to share with you throughout the end of the year. My stash needs some love!

This week the kit I put together has lots of Shimelle Go Now Go. I was able to create four projects (Yay, Me!!!) with this kit and wanted to share them with you today and tomorrow.

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First up … a two-page layout!

CATCH & RELEASE

I was in the mood to play with some cute cut files by Lettering Delights on this one. So that is what I did. The images featured on this page are from the “Happy Trails Too” set.

**SIDENOTE: I really struggled to get the colors just right on these pictures … so I hope you’ll bear with me!

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Added into the mix are some older Pebbles stickers … I believe these ones were from the Walnut Grove collection.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine to cut out the “Catch” letters (Font: Bebas Neue) and the Ampersand (“St. Patrick’s Day Set” by Echo Park Paper; Design #122732 in the Silhouette Design Store).

Those cute chipboard letter stickers are an older set from Bella Blvd.

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It’s been awhile since I have played with my beloved embossing folders, so I used one here to add pattern to the light green pine tree.

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The other side of the layout features this chubby bear; fishing for his dinner! Haha!

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Brown, Black, Red, Sunflower, Honey, Lime, Leaf Forest, Marine, Pink
Patterned Paper: HSN, Teresa Collins, American Crafts
Stickers: Pebbles Walnut Grove, Tim Holtz
Yellow Gems: My Mind’s Eye
Red Buttons/White Crochet Twine
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
“Catch” Font: Bebas Neue
Ampersand Cut File: “St. Patrick’s Day Set” by Echo Park Paper (Design #122732 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Happy Trails Too” Cut File Set by Lettering Delights
Chipboard Alpha: Bella Blvd. Ciao Chip – Simply Simona Pickle Juice
Tab Punch: McGill
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer
Black Journaling Pen

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Next up, is a single page layout featuring some vacation photos.

OUR TRIP

These photos were taken on the way home from a long family vacation. The kids were tired and, while we had a blast on this trip, we were all ready to get back home. Our fun had officially worn us out!

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I used the Shimelle Go Now Go “Fly” paper for the background of this page, and then clustered my photos together on vertical strips.

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At the top of the photos, I layered together several of the Go Now Go Chipboard stickers with one of the Wooden Buttons … of course I had to use the heart to go with the “I Left My Heart in Nauvoo,” right?! I also added in a couple of red gem hearts for good measure!

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More gem hearts and another wooden button accents these chipboard stickers. I had to add a little sarcasm to this page with the “Happy Travels” chipboard sticker … because you can clearly see that Camryn was DONE. Done, and ready to be finished with this flying home thing! Haha!

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I used the chipboard letter stickers again on this page for the title, clustering more stickers around it to give it some personality!

The “adventure” acrylic piece is available at Freckled Fawn. (I LOVE the handwritten script of this piece … it was created by talented friend, Crafty Jen Schow!)

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White, Navy
Shimelle Go Now Go Chipboard Stickers
Chipboard Letters: Bella Blvd. Ciao Chip – Simply Simona Pickle Juice
Tile Letter Stickers: We R Memory Keepers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type
Red Heart Gem Stickers: Dollar Tree, Recollections
“Adventure” Acrylic Piece (Freckled Fawn)
Triple Banner Punch by Stampin’ Up
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Adhesive/Trimmer/Scissors

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I’ll be back tomorrow with two more projects featuring these darling papers!

See you then!
JanaBold

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Two-Page Layout: So Very Thankful

This month the Simple Stories design team was invited to participate in the monthly sketch release over at PageMaps.

I adore PageMaps and jumped at the chance to work with one of Becky Fleck’s amazing two-page sketches! I created the layout below using the Simple Stories Happy Harvest Simple Set.

SO VERY THANKFUL

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Here is a closer look at the the left side of the spread.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out a title for my page and then added a pair of fox heads across the top to represent family. The larger fox was cut from one of the journaling cards and the smaller one is from the sticker sheet.

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I cut the title out multiple times, trimmed away the word “very” and ran it through the Tiny Dots embossing folder (Kaiser Craft). That bit of texture adds a lot to this part of the page.

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I cut out the group of pumpkins from another one of the journaling cards and layered several stickers around it.

More stickers adorn the right side of the page.

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One of the 4×6 cut apart cards holds my journaling. I added more stickers at the top and a punched tab at the bottom stamped with the date.

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Zig Zag stitching across the width of both pages, ties them together. I LOVE that woodgrain paper. It grounds the photos and feels perfectly “fall.”

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I cut out the pumpkin from the journaling cards paper and added more stickers to the right of it to create another embellishment cluster. The shiny gold circle stickers are from my favorite Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Stickers. The gold color has a nice sunny, warm feeling to them … a nice change of pace from the silver tone you usually see in shiny stickers.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on one of the PageMaps sketches this month. Be sure to stop by PageMaps to see what the rest of the design team created!

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Sketch: Pagemaps
Cardstock: Cream, Light Blue, Sunflower
Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shapes
“So Very Thankful for…” Cut File by Loni Stevens (Design #22713 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

Enjoy your day!
JanaBold

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Scrapbook Page: Grandpa & Grandma Samuelsen

It has been almost four years since my grandparents passed away; and it wasn’t until I saw the Pebbles Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy collection, with its beautiful fall florals and earthy tones, that I felt like I had found something that would work for scrapbooking the photos from their funeral.

My grandpa was 6 years older than my grandma, and while they were doing fairly well in their old age, each one had their own set of health problems. Despite being six years older than my grandma, my grandpa was the caretaker of the two and kept things going in the household.

My grandpa suffered a stroke and was in the hospital for a couple of weeks. When we realized it wasn’t looking good, we began arranging for my grandmother to move to a care facility. Grandpa was still in the hospital when we moved her to her new place. We took her to see him, and she was understandably broken-hearted.

My kids and I would go and visit Grandma every day; hoping to make her transition as smooth as possible. We wanted her to know that we would be there for her and help her in every way that we could.

A week or so later my grandfather passed away. That same night, my grandmother suffered the same exact stroke my grandpa had had on the opposite side of her body. Two days later she passed away and joined her sweetheart on the other side.

They just couldn’t be apart! I believe it was a tender mercy that they were able to go together. We were able to have a double funeral and celebrate both of their lives. It was a somber, yet sweet experience.

GRANDPA & GRANDMA SAMUELSEN

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I found that delicious woodgrain cardstock on clearance at a scrapbook store. I don’t know who makes it, but I bought every sheet of it that they had left. It worked beautifully with these papers.

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The metal bird embellishments are by Art-C and are something I discovered awhile back on one of my many shopping excursions to Tuesday Morning.

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I fussy-cut the florals from the Checkerboard paper and then added the gold rub-ons to fill in the spaces. The metal arrows are by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. I also added in a sprinkle of gold here-and-there with my must-have Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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The black pennants were something I picked up from the Halloween section at Michaels last year. I wanted to add these stamped words (Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards stamps from my stash) on top of them, but I knew they would overlap onto the photos … so I first stamped them onto vellum and then used fine-tipped scissors to fussy-cut them out.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Gray Woodgrain, White, Red
Maggie Holmes Specialty Gold Foil Vellum
Vellum
Thickers: Imprint (Black/Gold)
Gold Glitter Washi Tape
Arrows: Spare Party by The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Jen Hadfield Homemade Puffy Phrase Stickers
Paper Flags: Recollections Midnight Magic
Art-C Metal Bird Stickers
https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141678Metallic Enamel Shapes (Stampin’ Up)
Ali Edwards Stamps by Technique Tuesday
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer

JanaBold

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Two-Page Scrapbook Page: Spooky

I am in love with all of the ghouls and witches featured in the NEW Echo Park Paper Halloween Town collection. They are seriously ADORABLE and have stolen this Halloween-Lovers heart!

Today I have a two-page layout to share with you featuring this darling new collection.

SPOOKY

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Halloween is that time of year where I really LOVE to use the color purple! I chose to use the purple chevron patterned side of the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper as the base for this two-pager.

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I placed all of my photos on two blocks of the Trick or Treat paper, accenting them with the Black Foil Orange and Black Foil Stripe – Green papers from the Dots & Stripes collection.

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How cute is this friendly skeleton hanging out with his witch friend’s cat?! I placed them next to the “Trick or Treat” label sticker and then sprinkled a few friendly bats above their heads, accenting them with the star shapes from the Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shape stickers.

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The title for this page was created using the Stampin’ Up Large Letters Framelits Dies. I LOVE their big size! They are perfect for scrapbook page titles! I had fun decorating the openings of the letters with the spider web pattern from the Trick or Treat paper.

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Above the vertical photos of my kids, I added a cluster of stickers. The circle sticker is matted with a punched pinked circle (Martha Stewart Crafts) and a couple more of the Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Stars.

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The witch, with her darling, doodle-y hair, is featured on the right side of the page alongside of my journaling. Another layered pinked circle is outlining the Eek circle sticker.

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This friendly ghost and bat friends rounds out this page. A few more Metallic Star Enamel stickers give this page a bit of sparkle.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Black Cardstock
Metallic Enamel Shapes (Stampin’ Up)
Large Letters Framelits Dies (Stampin’ Up)
Martha Stewart Pinked Circle Punch
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Black Ink
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

Thanks so much for coming by today! Here’s wishing you a fantastic and crafty week!

JanaBold

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