Two-Page PageMaps Sketch: Scrap Retreat

This month I am the Guest Designer at PageMaps and today I have another page that I created using the February 2018 Double Page Sketch.

SCRAP RETREAT

I used the Echo Park Paper I’d Rather Be Crafting collection. I LOVE the colors in this collection! They are “so Jana!” (Infact, you may notice that they coordinate with the colors of my blog! Haha!)

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A couple of years ago, my friend, Lori Allred, wanted to celebrate her birthday in a fun way … so she gathered together several crafty friends for a creative weekend scrap retreat. It was soooo much fun! My roommate was Amy Mitchell, my gal pal from when I used to work at Cricut. It was so much fun catching up with her!

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We stayed at a home in my favorite Utah city, and spent the weekend laughing, eating good food, and creating a little bit in between.

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I used metal dies to create the flowers using the I’d Rather Be Crafting Solid papers. I used some red enamel brads (My Mind’s Eye) and aqua glitter buttons (American Crafts) from my stash to dress up the flower centers. I LOVE making paper flowers)

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How cute are the icons in this collection?! I couldn’t resist creating a little grouping with the typewriter, ATG glue gun, and a trusty, yellow pencil (my favorite are the Ticonderoga brand).

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While we were at the retreat, we had a painting party! I haven’t painted since my art classes in college, so that was a lot of fun to try again!

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How often do you get together with your crafty friends for a night of fun? This has reminded me that I don’t do it enough! I need to plan something soon! Want to come over? *wink*

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February 2018 PageMaps Sketch by Becky Fleck

Have a great Monday!
JanaBold

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Christmas Catchup: Part 1 of 2

I know, I know … Christmas was like TWO whole months ago. LOL! But every year goes by and because I get so busy with all the fun and preparations during the holidays, I get further and further behind in my Christmas scrapping.

This year I made a goal with myself, that I would do my best to create as many Christmas layouts as I could in between things. I have been working on these layouts intermittently since December and although we are already on our way into Spring, I figured I may as well share them here with all of you.

When do you work on your Christmas scrapping? Do you do it right after the holidays in January, or are you more of a “Christmas in July” type of scrapper?

Anyway, I have three double-page layouts to share today, and I’ll two single-page layouts I will share tomorrow.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

For this first layout, I busted out a Christmas collection from 2016: Bella Blvd’s Holly Jolly Christmas line.

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I had fun mixing it with a bunch of embellishments I have had in my stash for several years. I really like the way it came together!

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I cut this cute little snowman fella out from the Daily Details journaling cards paper. I then used Studio Calico chipboard pieces and Martha Stewart Crafts poinsettia flowers as accents.

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I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo machine using a cut file by Karla Dudley (Design #14034 in the Silhouette Design Store).  I love mixing a script word like that with a clean cut font. The fone I used for the word “Eve” is the Bree Serif Font.

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Here’s a closer look at the right page.

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I used gems in the centeres of each of the chipboard “sparkles.” The gems are all the same size, but to give a little more presence to the ones on the larger “sparkles” I “matted” them with a white button.

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JOY

This next double page layout features the Simple Stories Oh What Fun! collection from this year.

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I mixed in some Dear Lizzy dimensional poinsettia flower stickers that I have had in my stash for FOREVER! The reds matched perfectly and it felt great to get them used up!

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Here’s a closer look at the right page of the layout.

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These pictures crack me up every time I look at them. My daughter and her cousin took an acting class together. She was still pretty young, and it was all she could do to “entertain” herself patiently while the other kids were doing their parts. I love the expression on her face in the first photo … “When is it going to be *MY* turn?!” Bwaaahaaa!

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I love fussy-cutting elements out of the journaling cards to use as elements on my page. Simple Stories always has the cutest word cards … and they always make fun, large titles on scrapbook pages! I combined the word “JOY” here with a present.

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At the bottom of the page, I paired another preset with this darling Santa, cut out from another journaling card.

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DECEMBER 25TH

This last two-page layout was created with the adorable “A Perfect Christmas” collection by Echo Park Paper with lots of die cut snowflakes and pine branches!

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The snowflakes were cut using the “Snowflake Die #7” set. I added decorative brads to center of each one for a bit more dimension.

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I fussy-cut the floral elements from the Merry Mistletoe paper, but wanted them to be a little bit larger, so I added in pine branches cut from black cardstock using the Be Merry Branch Die Set.

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And here’s a closer look at the right side of the page. I was so happy that I was able to squeeze in so many photos with this page design!

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Haha! I love that phrase “Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle” from the Element Sticker Sheet … It’s like Santa is counseling us to just chill out and enjoy the day! 🙂

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Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up

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I hope you were able to glean some information from today’s post. Double page layouts are the perfect work horses for Christmas photos and hopefully, the designs today inspired you to get some of your holiday memories scrapbooked.

See you tomorrow!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Documenting Holiday Family Traditions

Several years ago, my mom decided that she wanted to create a family Christmas tradition for the grandchildren that would impress on them the meaning of the season. She spent hours sewing nativity costumes and writing a program so that each Christmas all of the children in our family could take part in our own family nativity play.
I’m so grateful for the memories we have made as we have had our family nativity each year! I was delighted to be able to use the Echo Park Paper Wise Men Still Seek Him collection to document this important tradition of our yearly family Christmas party.
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I used the Bethlehem city scene (Border Strips Paper) to stretch across the width of this two page layout and then lined up the photos of each of the kids in their costumes underneath on strips of Ebony Black Felt cardstock.
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The photos of the Nativity play with everyone participating are stacked together on a block tied with some rustic jute twine.
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I created my own journal block on the computer telling why this year was especially memorable for our family. I accented it with the floral branch sticker along the bottom and a few punched stars.
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The kids are growing up and starting to head off to college … in a few years, who is able to come to our family Christmas party is going to look a lot different. I’m grateful I captured this memory when I had the chance.
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Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Ahoy

Earlier this week I pulled out the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club collection to work on a layout. While it was sitting on my desk, I decided to create the following two-page layout as well!

AHOY

While we were visiting Norfolk, Virginia, a few years ago, we toured a Sailing School Ship called the Baroque Eagle. It was so interesting and we learned so much!

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This is an older collection(which means it’s getting harder to find), but so timeless for use on nautical-themed pages.

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That woodgrain decorative tape has my heart! I love the rustic touch it adds and sprinkled a few strips of it throughout my design.

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While we were touring the ship, we were each given a fake coin featuring the Baroque Eagle. It works perfectly as an embellishment along with the chipboard pieces, don’t you think?!

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I cut out the letters from the Alphabet Letters paper to create the title. I love how each letter has it’s own style and personality. I replaced the letter “O” with one of the chipboard pieces from the 6×12 Chipboard set. The anchor chipboard piece and sailboat decorative brad add more flair!

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