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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paper Scrapbooking: Ideas

Are you looking for some fresh and new ideas on what to scrapbook or how to make your next album so fun that it’s done in a flash? Well here are some great scrapbooking ideas to try on your next album or layout to capture the essence of your stories/memories and preserve them for generations to come.



Make your scrapbooking album a family project. Take photos of your family members from all different times, split up the pages and pictures evenly and let everyone do a few pages from their own perspectives. Have each person dedicate one of the pages to another family member.

Make a scrapbooking album with a friend. Collaborate on an album of memories that you share so that you can continue to share them every time you pick up the album. Make a copy of each page so you can both have a copy of the album to cherish. It’s nice to know that even if you haven’t seen someone in a while, that you haven’t forgotten each other or the wonderful times you have shared. Looking through those cherished memories will help you remember there are even more good times to come!


Make a birthday album by having everyone at the party sign a page of the album and write a note to the birthday boy or girl. Take a picture of each person so you can put it next to their birthday note. Take a group picture to be included in the album too. What a perfect birthday present to enjoy again and again!

Here are some other scrapbooking ideas:
Vacation
Beach
Career
Mother’s day
Father’s day
Grandparent’s day
Childhood
Easter
Halloween
Christmas
4th of July
School
Sports
Teen/High School/College
Memorial Day
Military
Funeral
Love
Birthday
Baby
Computer
Friends
Graduation
Pet
Pregnancy
Retirement
Wedding
Anniversary
Thanksgiving
Valentine’s Day
Family Heritage/Ancestry
Band/Concert
Celebrity Meeting
Cooking/Favorite Recipes/Family Recipes
Best Friend/Special Person in Your Life
Your Home and Furnishings/Home Remodel
4 Seasons/Nature/Hike
Scouts


Everyone has different experiences to share, from children to careers to hobbies and more. Remember to include those three-dimensional items (if they are too bulky, take a picture and use the picture instead) because they are important too. And always do a little journaling in your own handwriting, even though you may not be fond of your handwriting, it will mean so much to future generations. The sky is the limit when it comes to scrapbooking ideas, that’s why it’s so much fun! What is your favorite subject to scrapbook?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Adult Coloring (rated 'G') FREEBIE!

The adult coloring craze has taken over! As you can see, even my 6 year old is in love, lol! Now you can make your very own pages to print out and color! Customize them any way you like and print them out again and again! The kids can have the same picture to color as you, no more fighting! If you mess up, just print out another one! Make them any size, for any room, in any theme, even as birthday gifts! Just use a few of these items...




















ABC | Swirl Doodles | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Build Your Own Flower Doodles | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Birthday Doodles | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Snowflake Doodles | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Designer Brushes | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Vintage Shapes | CU/S4H/PU.
ABC | Vintage Typewriters and Misc. | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Pocketwatches, Covers, & Fobs | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Doves | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Faerie Silhouettes - Tagger Size | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Faerie Silhouettes - Full Size | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Faerie Silhouettes - CU - Tagger Size | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Alice Alpha | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Authentic Machine Stitches | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Bracket Frame Templates - Full Size | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Dice - Commercial Use | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Word Clouds - 4 Seasons | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | The Forever Calendar & BONUS Thank You Gift | PU/S4H/S4O

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 19th is Butterfly Day!

June 19th is Butterfly Day! Time to get some of these beautiful and colorful butterflies fluttering around your scrapbook pages...

ABC | Butterflies, Pack 1 | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Butterflies, Pack 2 | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Butterflies, Pack 3 | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Butterflies, Pack 4 | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Butterflies, Pack 5 | CU/S4H/PU

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

I'm having a Father's Day Sale! Check out all the goodies below and get them while they're hot!

ABC | Boys 2 Men | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Football Party | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Comic Book Fun - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Cowpokes | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Cache You Later | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Coffee Talk | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Outta This World | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | All About A Boy Word Art | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | The Great Outdoors - Mini Kit | PU
ABC | Eric's Mini Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Little Americana Fellas | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Little Father's Day Fellas | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Old Iron Sides Alpha | PU/S4O/S4H


Thursday, June 9, 2016

It's Dragon Boat Festival Time!

June 9th is the Dragon Boat Festival! So gear up to steer your boat to the finishing line. Get into the festive mood and cheer for your favorite team or team member. Catch all the fun memories using my kits below...


this kit has beautiful dragon papers...
ABC | Chinese New Year Dragon - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

this kit has some amazing dragons...
ABC | Chinese New Year Snake - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

this kit also has some really amazing dragons...
ABC | Chinese New Year Horse - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

this set has a lovely dragon fan...
ABC | Chinese New Year Dragon - Fan Collection | PU/S4H/S4O

this kit has some cool dragons...
ABC | Chinese New Year - Rabbit | PU/S4O/S4H

this set of quickpages will have all your memories scrapped in no time...
ABC | Chinese New Year - QuickPage Album 12-48 page | PU/S4H

There's more, click HERE!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

First Tuesdays Inspiration #6


Is it First Tuesdays Inspiration time already?! Yeah! This month let's look at some of our treasured junk! My daughter asked me what a rummage sale was the other day and while trying to explain to a 6 year old that one man's trash is another man's treasure, it got me thinking. Most people have family heirlooms, some priceless antiques, or just plain junk that they love. My grandfather used to go to the dump and find all kinds of treasure to bring home, much to my grandmother's chagrin, lol! We all love flea markets and finding that special something that is 'different.' Let your imagination run free with this one, there are so many ways to be inspired here! I would love to see what you create, please leave a link in the comments below! :)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Capture This!

Just in time for Graduation and Father's Day! Capture those memories with this fun kit packed with tons of cute goodies to help you document any adventure!
ABC | Capture This | PU/S4O/S4H
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Mini!

Are you ready to scrap what you did over the Memorial Day Weekend? We had a blast in the pool and grilled lots of goodies and ate ice cream! This cute little kit will make some darling layouts for my (and your!) Memorial Day festivities, or any patriotic event from Independence Day to Armed Forces Day! (Also great for Father's Day!) This kit is dedicated to my father for his 30 years of service in the Air Force - thank you Daddy!
ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Full Size | PU/S4H/S4O
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