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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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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Disney Wedding Shower

My future sister in law had a wonderful wedding shower earlier this summer. It was a really good time and I really enjoyed. I had to travel a bit for the shower, and I somehow managed to forget my camera. It worked out though, because my iPhone really saved the day and I took quite a few photos with it. I even took a risk and ordered an 8×10″ print and I think the quality is fine. I mean, it’s not as good as my camera, but it turned out way better than expected.

The shower had a loose Disney theme, so it was really easy for me to choose background paper. I went to the Disney part of my stash (left over from the behemoth known as my Disney Book that I finished in July). I picked the comic background paper because I loved the subtle print and it was the only paper I had four sheets of. Easy choice there ;).

The title letters worked out great because I only have random letters of them left. Lucky for me, I had enough to make “shower”. I wanted that title to stand out, so I made the rest of the title letters small and black. I think it worked.

The pages are also covered in Disney themed paper “confetti”. I cut all the confetti out with SCAL and my Cricut, and we used it to decorate all the shower tables. It only seemed right to steal some back at the end for my scrapbook.

Paper by Creating Keepsakes. Rub on letters from Freecycle. Mickey letters & Disney stickers were all a gift. Paper confetti designed by me and created with SCAL and my Cricut, cut from Recollections Cardstock. Mat paper from DCWV’S mat stack. Washi tape is Target Brand.20130922-212906.jpg20130922-212913.jpg20130922-212947.jpg

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Newspaper Page

This was a different kind of scrapbook page for me.

I had a newspaper article that I wanted to save; but seeing as it was from a town a ways away from ours and we don’t actually receive the paper, I only had the digital version.

The newspaper website had a place where you could view the printable version (without all the ads and sidebar banners), but it would still print out as three pages.

I made it my goal to fit everything on one 8.5×11″ page (with exception of the title). I copied and pasted all the text, as well as the image, into InDesign. I played with the number of columns and font size until I made everything fit (with a .325″ border that I eventually cut off so I could mat the page).

Originally I wanted the title and everything else to fit on the one page, but after I realized that was impossible, I just decided to go big or go home and I made the newspaper title the same size as the article.

I chose paper that looks like magazine cuts outs because it was the most newspapery thing I had, and I wanted some color because everything else is black and white.

I didn’t worry about journaling this time because there was no room for it 😉 and because I had nothing personal to say about the article, I just wanted to save it.

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Background paper by K&Company (‘Danny O Magazine Words Flat Paper.’)

Abby’s Christening

After being invited to a friend’s baby’s Christening, I left thee invitation on our fridge for a few weeks. It was super cute so I was okay with that. When I did finally take it down, you know it didn’t go in the trash. Like any good scrapbooker, it sat in my 2013-to-scrap pile until I finally got around to putting it in the 2013 book.

I went with a soft pink paper to match the invitation perfectly, and then found a Lori Whitlock sticker that matched the colors just as much as the paper did. I inked the edges of the mats with pink ink because I wanted to fit as much pink as possible on to this page.

I switched to purple paper to make the title pop, but still backed it with pink paper.

I thought the page needed a little something extra, so I added some pastel translucent heart stickers all over the page.

Tag by K&COMPANY, mat paper is Wasau Textured Cardstock, stickers by Stickapotamus, background pink Cardstock was a gift, title made with SCAL and my Cricut, purple paper by Mambi. Long flower sticker by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park.

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Archer Live

Back in April, Tab and I attended Archer Live! in the city. If you’re a fan of the animated show, go see the Live version with the cast doing readings and trivia. It was awesome, and just about the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.

Since we couldn’t take photos during the show, I only had one of the stage. It’s a a bit blurry, but I still wanted to include it. I took two photos outside the theater, one after work and one right before the show. That worked out because in one the lights are turned on, and in the other they’re not so there’s a little bit of contrast.

I chose the background paper from the Rockstar stack because it looked like it matched the lights of the theater a bit.

Even though the ticket stub was one of those plain inkjet paper print-at-home ones, I still included it. I miss the good old days with real ticket stubs ;-).

If I could have, I would’ve done the whole title in those sparkly letters, but I didn’t have enough stickers so I jut used them for the last half. The letter stickers for ‘Archer’ were actually from the Target dollar bin, and surprisingly good quality.

I did all my journaling on the computer, because I knew I had a lot to say and handwriting would’ve take up too much space. The journaling card was a free download by Just Jamiee, but I changed the size of it myself.

Lastly, I printed off a tiny Archer meme to add in because I couldn’t help myself ;-). I actually thought the paw was done before that, but then I thought it would be hilarious to add that it.

Lana…Lana…Lannnnaaaaaa!

Oh man, I love that show.

Sorry about the blurring, I don’t know anything about ticket stubs, so I wasn’t sure if any of those numbers corresponded with the credit card we used to buy them.

Paper is DCWV’S Rockstar stack, mat paper is Making Memories Autumn Splendor, journaling card free download from here, letter stickers (for “archer”) were from the Target dollar bin, and blue letter stickers are really old but purchased from JoAnn’s.

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A Summer Haircut for Pancakes

Obviously, Pancakes the Bichon needs regular haircuts to keep her looking adorable ;-). I always smile when I pick her up from the groomers because she can look so goofy with short hair. During the summer though, I’d rather her look goofy than feel hot so we have the groomer shave her pretty close to keep her cool and to give us the most time between haircuts.

I took one photo of her as soon as we got home, and she blinked, but it really looked like she was smiling (crazy dog person over her, obvs), so I fell in love with the photo. I snapped a few other photos and that became my page.

Without any more dog paper (although, I did buy some this past weekend after I did that page!), I looked for some ‘summer colored’ pages and settled with some I had nabbed from Target’s dollar bin.

I cut the title out, and pasted it on top of some scrap paper strips to make sure it was readable. I traced around them with a thin Sharpie as well.

I had some great journaling stickers in my stash (that I had accidentally forgot about. HA!), and they provided a great spot for journaling and for the date. Using a sticker for the date is different than my normal date stamp, so the change was neat. I have to keep that in mind for the future.

Remarks journaling stickers by American Crafts, two stickers by Me & My Big Ideas, background and mat paper from Target dollar bin. Title made with SCAL and my Cricut. Green strips of paper by Me & My Big Ideas.

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