Dare…a scrapbook page

Today’s post features two more scrapbook pages in my daughters’ albums.  I used this layout for the cover page of their albums and got the idea from a layout that I saw in a magazine.  I used my new Big Shot Alphabet to cut out the letters “dare” — Simple Letters on page 198 of the IB&C.  I love the clean, simple lines in these letters……..a perfect combination for the busy paper I used.  If you are wondering why this says “dare”…….please read the journaling block which I zoomed in on (further down in the post). dare allyson

dare lindsey

This little journaling block was in a package of different shapes and colors.  They looked like pads of post-it notes, but actually they are not sticky on the back.  I liked the size, the shape, and my words fit just perfectly!  I almost always hand write something on my pages.  Sometimes it is just a short phrase, the date, or the names of the people.  I am a firm believer in using your own hand writing throughout your albums.  It is part of the “story” and a part of who you are.  It will be cherished for years to come…….no matter how neat or sloppy it may appear to you!  It is still a part of you, and you need to pass that on to your kids!  dare words

I also wanted to zoom in on the large flower image.  I added some dimension to this page by adding some silk (or maybe paper) flowers on top of the large flower image.  I attached them to the page with an aqua colored brad.  I really liked this finishing touch!dare flowers


I’m back!

Good morning to all of you!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend — a longer 3 day weekend — and feel refreshed and ready to tackle the “shorter” week!  I was so glad to have the day with my family and not feel pressured to get out of the house early this morning.  (Back to the 6:30 a.m. volleyball practices tomorrow, though!)  I had a great time scrapbooking in my jammies most of the weekend.  We didn’t put on makeup and didn’t set an alarm, and didn’t do anything we didn’t want to do!  It was a very productive time for me, too!  I completed 55 pages in my girls’ albums and finished a few final touches on some partially done pages.  I was thrilled to feel a little more caught up on their book (emphasis on LITTLE)……..still so much more I want to do, though!   I will show you a couple of my pages today, and a few more as the week goes on.  I need to add a disclaimer, though, that they don’t use Stampin’ Up! products (for the most part) and this may shock some of you.  I won’t try to justify anything, just that I love to shop for scrapbooking products everywhere I go……..and I go alot a places.  I love our products and never make a card with anything else………but my scrapbooking branches out in every direction!  Hope you understand!

home sweet home SSKThis first page uses the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scrappin’ Kit called Home Sweet Home.  Although it is retired, I found a few pieces left-over from last year, and I think this turned out really cute.  It went together in about 10 minutes……..that is incredible!  Our Simply Scrappin’ Kits are so fast and easy…….you will love them!

This next page is my favorite from the weekend!!!  I didn’t copy this idea, either.  I came up with this all on my own (RARE!!!).  I wanted to do something with this photo of Zachary and Allyson when they first became friends last summer.  I took this photo (at HER request) one of the first times he came to the house last summer.  They are still together (14 months later) so I really wanted to add this to her summer pages.  The photo was taken on July 18th last year, but the journaling done this weekend.  I included a “close-up” of the speech bubble………..most of you will enjoy reading it and laughing along with me.  Allyson has seen this page, and laughed her head off.  She can’t wait to show it to Zachary!


whoo is this

whoo is this journaling

Sarah’s 1st Volleyball Game

sarah volleyball resized

Lindsey’s 1st Game to Cheer

lindsey resized

lindsey cheerleader resized