Thursday, March 26, 2015

One day at a time: A Scrapbook Page

I'm not always the best about including my personal story in our family scrapbooks.  But, I've had a pretty productive year committing myself to a healthier lifestyle, and I knew I needed to document that story and remind myself how far I've come!  A challenge from the Paper Issues online weekend crop, a pile of pretty new scrap supplies and a decent selfie (after getting my hair done) made the perfect recipe for putting together this page.

Supplies used: Crate Paper - patterned paper, diecuts; American Crafts - thickers; Heidi Swapp - chipboard frames and gold label sticker; Simple Stories - chipboard frames; Paper Smooches - roses die; DCWV - gold glitter paper; Basic Grey - wood veneer; Studio Calico - wood veneer; Queen & Co - mini clothespin; Stampin' Up - butterfly punch. Other: vintage buttons, kraft shipping tag, seam binding ribbon, date stamp, machine stitching.
As you can see, I had lots of fun layering all kinds of bits and pieces on my page. But the primary concept of the design came from the desire to include as many of these Heidi Swapp and Simple Stories chipboard frames as I possibly could.  Filling one of the frames with my journaling was a give in!

How about this gold, glittered frame?  I LOVE it!  I even went back and purchased a second package of these frames just to get another one!  It makes a great focal point of the page and a perfect home for my page title.  Add in a little stamping, a pretty punch, some stitching, and wood veneer and it's complete!

Many of the frames are filled with bits and pieces cut from a sheet of the Crate Paper Confetti collection.  I loved this little camera image and knew it needed a special spot on the page.

How gorgeous is that rose diecut?  It's a recent purchase from Paper Smooches and I just love how it looks cut out of this DCWV gold glitter cardstock.  Again, it's the perfect accent to bring about a little more sparkle to this page.

Are you good about scrapping yourself?  If not, I hope this motivates you to take the challenge and scrap some of your personal story! 
Thanks for joining me today!


  1. This is so great, I just adore all the little elements sprinkled throughout the page!

    1. Thanks so much, Sherri! It was a fun one to put together!

  2. Love this sparkling page Jackie! You did a lot of fun things with the frames.

    1. Yeah, can you tell I had fun?! Those little frames were dying for lots of embellishing!