Giant Fork

On our trip to Branson for spring break 2013, we stopped in Springfield. I read online that it was the home of the world’s biggest fork. I love those goofy tourist things so we had to make a pit stop.

Besides being a giant fork, that wasn’t really anything else going on, so we posed for photos and went back on our way.

I wanted to make the title feel giant because the fork was so big, but I still had a lot of space left on the page so I cut a big fork out with my Cricut.

The background paper for this spread was really great because it had a cool kind of iridescent shine to it.

Background & mat paper by s.e.i., cut outs created with SCAL and my Cricut, journaling on a free download card.

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Hair Cut

Way back in 2011, I decided to get a lot of my hair cut off so I could donate it. I had wanted short hair for a while so I finally decided to go for it.

I’ve actually got it cut a few times since then because I’ve liked having it short. Of course, now I’ve decided to grow it out again in hopes that I can donate again in a year or two.

Before I got my hair cut, I had my husband snap a quick photo. I meant to scrap this a long time ago, but I just got around to it. I love that I can skip around and scrap whatever I want :)… That’s what is good about having a pile of like 300 photos sitting around.

Printed paper by Adornits, solid colored paper by DVWV, die cuts by S.E.I, letter stickers from Michaels, date stamp from Amazon.

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Pizza Night

You know, the more I use collage prints, the more I like them. They just add a little something different. Instead of creating a collage with a pile of 4×6 photos, I like having them all ready fit to an 8×10 page.

Again, this collage print was done by Walgreens. The quality is great, and I love the crispness of the photos. I usually print with Shutterfly because of the crazy amount of coupon codes they send out, but I’ve been getting more and more tempted to try getting prints done at Walgreens. The images really look great in person, and they were all iPhone pics.

Did a little layering here. I don’t always mat collage prints because they have a nice border, but I think it looks nice. This mat is only slightly bigger than the print, but I like the color it brings in.

That background paper is unbelievable. I bought it at the CK Scrapbooking convention with about five other papers for a dollar. I’ve been waiting for a fun photo to use on it because I love the pattern so much and didn’t want to waste it.

And then put some ribbon on it. Cause why not? 😀

I felt especially daring and did something I never do. Following the style of Elise Blaha, I wrote right on top of a few of the photos! I know, I live life on the edge.

Paper by Adornit, mat paper by Paper Pizazz, title made with SCAL and my Cricut, tag from Target dollar bin, glitter paper strip by DCWV, and stickers by Adornit. Collage print from Walgreens.

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Bitstrips Page

Sooooo, every once and a while you have to try scrapbook ing something different, right?

And, really, I don’t think there’s any rules you have to follow in scrapping anyway.

If you haven’t heard of Bitstrips, they’re these little funny comics generated by an app that include avatars of you and your friends. Naturally, the comics can be shared on Facebook once created (I’m sure they’ve been clogging up everyone’s news feeds).

Some of them are kind of dumb, but a few of them have been absolutely hilarious (especially one from my sister). I really thought these comics would be funny to remember so I did what any crafty lady would do: scrapbook them!

It’s a goofy page, but I kind of love it.

Papers by S.E.I, tag by Recollections, letter stickers by Colorbok, and images generated by Bitstrips of course.

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Grand Oaks

For our Branson trip, I only took two photos of our hotel room. Normally, I take a lot more photos of where we stay (because I’m a scrapbooker, of course!), but there wasn’t a whole lot to our room. The best part was the giant tub so I made sure to get a picture of that.

Having only two photos worked out, because I paired it with a lot of journaling. I journaled about the hotel room and about the trip package we had. I doubled matted the journaling card with paper that matched the background paper.

I used silver stickers to make the title, but I thought it didn’t stand out enough. I tried around the letters with a black Sharpie pen to fix that.

Background paper and green mat paper from DCWV’S The Stack 5, yellow mat paper by Me & My Big Ideas, letter stickers from Michael’s.

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Uptown Cafe

After our very long road trip to get to Missouri, we checked into our hotel and then drove close by to get something to eat at the Uptown Cafe.

Outside of the Cafe was a yellow taxi, and I based my page around that yellow color and the teal of my outfit. The Martha yellow bubbles paper was great for this, and I used fuzzy teal letters with it.

Obviously, everything is better with Washi tape so I added some Washi on the top and bottom, and put it on top of the images.

I matted the photos with blue paper and the two colors really came together through out the page.

Paper by Martha, mat paper by Recollections, Washi tape is Recollections brand, journaling done on free download card, rub on letters by Zipatone, fuzzy letter stickers by MakingMemories.

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Pickles Deli

When we started our road trip to Missouri, we knew we would want to stop somewhere in the middle-ish for lunch. We ended up turning off into St Louis, and thanks to my iPhone, I knew we were close to a bunch of little places to eat. Since people online seemed to like it, we grabbed lunch at a little deli named Pickles.

Since I only had one photo at Pickles, I was happy that I nabbed everything else I could. I got their menu, post card and business card. I matched the green and yellow of these pieces by letting the green stand out and using a bright yellow background page that had a ledger pattern on it. I didn’t mat the extra pieces, which is unusual for me, but I really like the background paper and wanted to show a lot of it so it made sense.

And it’s clear from the photo that Tab was enjoying his sandwich, so I would say that Pickles was a winner.

Paper by DoubleDot for BoBunny (12″ Buttercup Journal), date stamp from Amazon, letter stickers by Doodlebug Design Inc, tag by Martha, and mat paper by WasauPaper.

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