Simple Stories: Live Life in Full Bloom

What are your goals for your scrapbooking this year? Do you have an unfinished project you’d like to tackle? A number of pages you’d like to complete? Maybe you want to put together that vacation album?

If you haven’t caught on, my goal is to create at least one video each week. 🙂 I’ve also loved making Scrapbook Process Videos, but would love to know if there is anything else you’d like to see from me? Let me know!

This week is another scrapbooking process video featuring the Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms collection. Click on the video below to watch, if that’s your thing. If not, you’re welcome to just scroll and see photos. 🙂 Either way, I’m so happy you stopped by to visit!

Have a great day!

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Scrapbook Process Video: February SCT Sampler

I’m back with a second layout using the February SCT Sampler kit by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. This is a small monthly kit that features a variety of manufacturers for only $14 shipped (if you sign up for 12 months). So far I am enjoying the challenge of incorporating these smaller sets of items with things I already own or challenging myself to just use what is in the kit.

Today’s layout features the PhotoPlay Paper Love Letters collection and some black chipboard pieces by Close to My Heart. I also incorporated three details on this page that were inspired by other crafters/scrapbookers. Click on the video below to scrapbook along with me!

I added a stitched look to the edge of the white cardstock and the top and bottom of the striped paper by using a sewing tracing wheel … a trick I learned by watching a video by Anna Wight. Such a fun and easy detail, especially if you don’t own a sewing machine, or you don’t want to haul out your sewing machine. It would be great to achieve a stitched look on the go, as well.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

JanaBold

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Scrapbook Process Video: February SCT Sampler

Yay! It’s the weekend! What are you up to? Are you sneaking in a little scrapbooking or crafting? I hope so!

I recently subscribed the the SCT Sampler by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I thought this small kit would be a fun way to get a few new things each month without breaking the bank and without having to think about it. And, let’s be honest, getting a fun scrappy pack of goodies each month is a BLAST!

I challenged myself to USE the items before my next Sampler arrived and I managed to accomplish that both months so far. Yay! I created two layouts with the kit and today I will be sharing the first one featuring the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Let’s Stay Home collection.

(Watch for my second layout next week sometime!)

Watch the video below to see my process!

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I broke up the straight edges of the squares in the background with a cluster of hexagons. I used this hexagon punch.

Thanks for coming by!

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Simple Stories: Bloom Process Video

Have you seen the NEW Bunnies & Blooms collection from Simple Stories? Even if you don’t have any Easter or Spring photos to scrapbook, the florals and ‘B’ side patterns make this collection a must-have! I am using it today to scrapbook these photos of my daughter and I enjoying lunch together at her elementary school for her birthday.

NOTE: Scroll down if you’d like to watch the process video for this layout!

Some page designs come together quickly for me, while others are a struggle. This was one of those pages that practically put itself together. LOVE when that happens! You can watch my process in the video below.

I thought the ‘Bloom’ title worked well for this birthday layout, since my daughter was blooming into a young lady. 🙂 I love the floral accents on the title pieces in this collection. This piece is from the Chipboard Stickers, but you can find even more in the pack of Foam Stickers. Yay!

The chipboard title, rose and butterflies add dimension to this project, but to add even more pizazz mix in additional dimensional embellishments like the shiny decorative brads and enamel dots.

The machine stitching and distressed paper edges add texture.

Within the last year Simple Stories has added ‘Tags’ and ‘Journal Elements’ papers to their line-up of cut apart sheets with each collection. I love the journaling options this gives for scrapbook pages. I almost always use a journal spot to write the details on my layouts. That way, if I mess up writing the information, I’m not ruining my entire page. I simply cut out another one and try again! And there are so many different styles, colors, and sizes to choose from on a single sheet. Awesome!

Isn’t the Bunnies + Blooms collection beautiful?! Would you use it to scrapbook Spring or Easter photos? Or would you use it as an ‘everyday’ collection like I did here? Tell me in the comments below!

Have a great day!

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