Saturday Scrapbooking

Today I wanted to share with you my first love, scrapbooking.

I’ve been scrapbooking for only 3 years now.  I usually don’t do it during the year as I don’t like to feel rushed but to just take my time and let the layout develop.  I recently went on a scrapbooking retreat and was able to get 86 pages done!  It felt glorious and wonderful and exhausting, but that good exhaustion that’s exhilarating.

Over the next couple of Saturdays I’ll be sharing some of my layouts for my Saturday Scrapbooking.

Please note that I use retired and current product in my layouts and even some other non-Stampin Up (I can hear the gasp now) products.  That’s the glory of a scrapbooking retreat.  Everyone brings all the their stuff and shares!

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This is a layout I did for my 10-year-old’s scrapbook.  It shows a fun fall day we had playing soccer outside and her first day of 4th grade.

I like my scrapbook double pages to coordinate (colors and style) but not to be too matchy-matchy.

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For this page I used 12×12 Elegant Eggplant cardstock as the background and used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive as my other colors.  The letters come from the Letters for Your Bundle.

fall-scrapbook-stampin-up-stamp-it-up-with-jaimieFor the other page I used Whisper White 12×12 cardstock for the background and the Petals & Paisleys Stamp Set to create a flowing design across the page.  Colors used were Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive.

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I created the number using the Large Number Stamp Set and coordinating framelits.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my scrapbook layout.  There’ll be more to come in the weeks ahead.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s My Party- Scrapbooking

I am so excited to share with you a scrapbook layout I’ve been working on.  See my first scrapbook post here.

For my double layouts I don’t design them to necessarily flow together as one, but I do like the colors to go together and not clash.  So for both pages I went with It’s My Party patterns and colors.  This is my 9-year-old, Emily’s, pages.

Stampin Up Scrapbook - Stamp It Up With JaimieWe went for a few days to a place called “Word of Life.”  On Friday nights they have a rodeo and you can walk around to the barn and live animals.  Well, she is an avid cat lover (I call her the cat whisperer) so of course I had to capture this moment.

I used It’s My Party DSP patterns and punched them with the Hexagon punch and scattered them in the different corners of the 12 x 12.

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I used the It’s My Party Baker’s Twine, both in Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo to add some layering on top.  The sentiment, You’re Sweet, is from a retired stamp set.  The pictures are matted on Melon Mambo.

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For the second 12 x 12 layout, I used yet another page from the It’s My Party DSP.  The pictures are matted in Mint Macaron.

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This time I used the Chevron Punch in Mint Macaron both at the top and the bottom.

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Under the bottom photos, I added some Dotted Lace Trim in Mint Macaron and a few It’s My Party Enamel Dots to add some detail.

Enjoy!

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Scrapbooking

Welcome to my scrapbook!  I have yet to really share with you my first love, before cards, scrapbooking.

I have three kiddos, girl, boy, girl, and when I started I decided to make a scrapbook for them each.  For now it means a lot more work, but in the long run they each have something to call their own.  And honestly, once I get the layout for one, I just do it basically the same two more times.

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I began about 2-1/2 years ago and honestly started in the present, so my kids have traditional photo albums of their baby and toddler years.  My kids LOVE their scrapbooks and when I come home from my scrapbook weekend in the fall, it’s not – Hi mommy, we missed you, but – Can I see my scrapbook?

So alas, here we go…

When I set up my double layout, I am not necessarily doing the same event or occasion or even day (although in this one I am) but I like them to be somewhat matchy-matchy.  For this one I used the 2015-2017 In-Colors and Cherry on Top DSP.

You’ll also see that I 99.9% of the time will mat my pictures.  It’s a habit and it can’t be broken.

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I also tend to take a ton of pictures and love them all, so my layouts rarely have 2 or less pictures on them.

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For what will be the page on the right, I used Cucumber Crush as my background color and highlighted with Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe.  I made a panel of banners using the Cherry on Top DSP, Crushed Curry Ribbon, 2015-2017 Washi Tape and then a detail of a Crushed Curry Button and Linen Thread.

Stampin Up - Scrapbook - Stamp It Up With Jaimie 4The sentiment “Happy Day” is from the Sale-a-bration Perfect Pairing Stamp Set and has a hint of Crushed Curry sponged around the edges.

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For the page that will be on the left, I used a background color of Tip Top Taupe with the pictures matted in Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  The sentiment “Hooray” and “You Did It” is also from the Perfect Pairings Stamp Set.

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HSS #230 Challenge

I love texture and even more so, the combination of soft and hard textures.

For the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge, I thought I would mix it all up.

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I got my inspiration from a scrapbook layout I did in the fall.

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I combined the rough burlap with the softer crochet trim.  I also combined the more masculine colors, Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron, with the more feminine flowers from the English Garden DSP, as well as the softer scalloped edge below the sentiment.

When in doubt – mix it all up!

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