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I Just Like Scrapbooking : Two New Layouts

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I've been playing.


There will be more about his birthday in layouts to come, but this photo deserved it's own page. Click layout to view larger.


I used two pieces of acrylic that came in a 12x12 package from Fancy Pants to designate the shape of each side (product is a couple years old). I cut around the shapes using a fingertip craft knife from Fiskars. The photo and the cardstock with journaling are underneath the acrylic pieces. Those pieces are kept in place by three small pieces of embroidery floss that I stitched in place.


The faint lines on top of the white cardstock are actually some clear embossed stamps that show up much better in person. There was a bit of glitter mixed in with my UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) which made for a bit of festive embossing.

SUPPLIES
CARDSTOCK :
American Crafts (Testing it out and it's really nice. For those of you who've been around awhile you may notice that I have ventured out of my self-imposed five cardstock colors. And yes, it feels good.)
DECORATIVE ACRYLIC PIECES : Fancy Pants
JOURNALING : my typewriter
ALPHABET STAMPS : See And Stamp Alphabet & Numbers Set

THE MOST WONDERFUL STORY STAMP : coming soon from Technique Tuesday or available now digitally at Designer Digitals
8 : Sassafras Numerical Chipboard
INKS : Technique Tuesday, Close To My Heart


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My friend Kim took these photos of Anna in December. She's got great light at her house. Click layout to view larger.


Both these layouts today are stories of celebration. One celebrates a specific moment and the other is celebrating the simple blessings of everyday life. I want my layouts to be a balance of these sorts of celebratory pages and others that tell longer stories with more words.


I will be sad when my stash of classic Making Memories wordfetti is finally all gone.


SUPPLIES
CARDSTOCK :
Bazzill Dotted Swiss
PATTERN PAPER : Sassafras Candied Double Sided Sweet Marmalade, SEI Pearl Paper Poppy
WORD STICKERS : old Making Memories Wordfetti, 7gypsies
CLICK CLICK CLICK STICKER : 7gypsies Photo ATC Cardstock Stickers
PINK LABEL STICKER : Jenni Bowlin Studio
I LOVE YOU STAMP : Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday - coming soon
LETTER STAMPS : Hero Arts Basic Uppercase
SCALLOP RIBBON : Studio Calico January kit
BORDER PUNCH : Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
PEN : American Crafts Precision Pen


I've even got another layout in progress on my table right now.

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  1. Lori says…
    02/02/2010

    I absolutely love the title to this blogpost. It's not for any other reason than a love of scrapbooking that sometimes compells me to create a layout. I create for others, I create to document certain things, I create because I feel like I should and sometimes I create a layout just because I love scrapbooking and it feels good to my soul.
    I'm so glad to know that you have those moments too, Ali. Thanks for always sharing your amazing work, no matter the reason you've created it!

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  2. Nicky from Canada says…
    02/02/2010

    scrapbooking rocks!!

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  3. suzette Ladouceur says…
    02/02/2010

    Beautiful layouts!

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  4. Christina says…
    02/02/2010

    I love the layouts! Thanks so much for the scrapbooking inspiration this year-I have been totally inspired to create and tell stories along with you. Thanks again!

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  5. Sue says…
    02/02/2010

    Beautiful layouts for your beautiful children! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. TaraM says…
    02/02/2010

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them :)
    Thanks for always sharing and inspiring.

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  7. Tappin' Tamara says…
    02/02/2010

    Love your new LO's! It does feel so good to scrapbook just because you want to and not because you feel you "have" to...
    Happy Scrapping!

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  8. ReNi says…
    02/02/2010

    just too cute :)

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  9. Molly Irwin says…
    02/02/2010

    I love that you are more free to share what you're doing WHILE you're doing it. Both are lovely, but the one of simon makes me want to make something.

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  10. christen says…
    02/02/2010

    i love both of them! that photo of simon's birthday is so precious.

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  11. kim bolyard says…
    02/02/2010

    love the layouts...and FYI I sometimes fine the wordfetti from making memories at Michaels Craft store...check it out...in the sticker isle.
    peace
    Kim

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  12. Samara says…
    02/02/2010

    Ali, my favorite posts on your blog are ones that share scrapbook pages like these. They're so simple, sweet and inspiring. These two pages of your kiddos are no exception. You do great work!

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  13. Tobey Saniuk says…
    02/02/2010

    Love that you can see Anna's tooth poking out! Great layouts as usual, Ali!

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  14. sarabeth says…
    02/02/2010

    what wonderful layouts! thanks for sharing-those pics alone tell a beautiful story-you have the cutest children!
    xoxo
    sarabeth

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  15. amy says…
    02/02/2010

    they are both really cute. simple and sweet.

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  16. Linn says…
    02/02/2010

    Both of these are so great. Simple, with the focus on the pictures. It's been a long time since I've just "played" at scrapbooking. It's good to be reminded why we chose this hobby in the first place.

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  17. allison Gottlieb says…
    02/02/2010

    ditto on the word fetti! I love that stuff too. beautiful layouts.

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  18. AmberCA says…
    02/02/2010

    Ali, I was so excited to look at your blog today and see your good ole traditional paper scrapbooking! I mean I think digital is cool and all, but it's just not my thing, and I love your style when you work with paper stuff! Awesome layouts!
    Amber Osburn
    California

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  19. Angel says…
    02/02/2010

    Ali, I love them both! BTw what were your fav 5 cardstock colours??

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  20. Katie says…
    02/02/2010

    Oh, I love these layouts - and I love that once in a while, even though this is your job, you just get to play.

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  21. Meghann says…
    02/02/2010

    Both of these are great, Ali! I especially liked how you used some of your old stash in a cool, new way!

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  22. Sherry Cartwright says…
    02/02/2010

    I am loving these "everyday" layouts today and they are reminding me just why I fell in love with your style and the way you present your story. Thank you for always sharing your creativity and your heart.

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  23. Deb J says…
    02/02/2010

    What great pages. I'd never thought of the acrylic pieces like that. I really like that idea. You have such beautiful children.

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  24. Erica Hettwer says…
    02/02/2010

    Scrap on, Sistah!
    Hey, are you going to CKC-Portland this year? Little Miss Audrey would like to meet Little Miss Anna if you guys are going. :)

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  25. Amanda S. says…
    02/02/2010

    Love both these layouts!! I was the lucky winner of your Love Ali stamp set at Technique Tuesday's class at CHA last week.... just dying to play with them. They are fabulous!! :)

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