scrap love.

My floor is covered with tiny scraps of paper lately and here's what I've been doing ...

An ode to Bo + Jen. (Next month is our 5th anniversary!) We both love this Weezer song. It reminds me of something I said while we were dating. I told him he'd be really stupid if he broke up with me because we were too perfect for each other. And later he told me that was the moment that he knew he loved me. (ha!)

An ode to ... ummm, what was I saying? What was that? Head in the clouds much? Yup.

I had to scrap this photo right away. I took this one a week or two ago when I was playing with Lo outside and letting her run around barefoot in her little sun dress.

And another recent photo. Rainbow pajamas and the crazy SpongeBob hat from Wal-Mart. That she picked out herself and wants to wear everywhere. The girl can accessorize. It's one of those 'sorry kid, it's going in the scrapbook' photos. The ones you want to really want to show the future prom date.

An all-smiles photo from the 4th of July. Perfect with the AC ice cream paper. Sure-fire way to get your two year old to smile? Tickle her.

These Beastie Boys lyrics get used a lot by crafty girls these days. But this page is all about my playlist that I listen to while I'm working on freelance stuff or knitting or messing with paper and glue. These activities always include B-Boys. Scrapping and knitting, rhyming and stealing.

And this is an older page but I was looking through my things and it's still one of my favorites. Not only because my friend Erin is on it (along with the story of our would-be band name) but because I think it's such a great use of periods. And that black and white thought bubble background (American Crafts) is my favorite paper ever. I need to find some more because I want to use it on everything. Pretty much all of the papers you see on this post are American Crafts, by the way. :)

A little card with one of my favorite sayings on it. I say this to Lotus all of the time. I also sing 'My Little Buttercup' a lot. From 'The Three Amigos.' (Please tell me you know what I'm talking about. Otherwise this is just awkward.) Yup Toni, stole that from you.

A little 'hi' card. These buttons look like candy to me.

And it was time for a new mini book. I made this using a cover from one of those AC 6x6" books in the $1.99 bin. (I ripped the page protectors out and used binder rings + grommets.) Every page has song lyrics on it. Most inspirational, all favorites. If you want a closer look, you can see all of the pages better here. I keep a Word doc of lyrics I really like so I may to have to add more pages to this book soon. I think it may be a cool thing to give to Lo someday, since a lot of the words are about being independent and strong and keeping your chin up. Good stuff. :)

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on five years...we just celebrated ours last month! I love these projects! You have such a fun scrap style!

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  2. wow serious font envy... that mini rocks

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  3. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. All. Of. It.


    Oh. My. Yes.

    Good stuff!!!! The mini is super fabby with knobs!

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  4. you've been busy. who makes the black and white speech bubble paper?? because i also want to use it on everything lol.
    aaalso, what is that paper on the second layout, the the green/white grey? love it too.
    ok so now that i've written you a novel lol. peace

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  5. holy crap...you are a scrapping machine! They are all so pretty! Congrats on the big 5...they say the first 5 are the hardest and I call BS on that! CONGRATS!!!

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  6. Congrats on the anniversary! I love all your latest layouts and cards. So much color and always so fun, so you. I really love the barefoot/sundress page with Lo. That is so awesome
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    B

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  7. hey Jeremy - it's all American Crafts! that bubble paper is perfect for so many things. :)

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  8. Jen jen, these layouts and cards as well as the mini book, are alllllllllllllllllll fantastic!! You have to be one of my biggest inspirations I tell you:)

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  9. Absolutely amazing, so bright and colourful and fun, I adore it!! You're my scrap hero :)

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  10. Looks like you have been a very busy girl!! Love your pages and Congratulations to both you and Bo on 5 years of marriage and wishing you another lifetime full of love and happiness!

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  11. The mind bullets is one of my faves of yours too! Are you submitting it to the AC call? You should!!

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  12. good stuff? great stuff! I love all of these layout and designs, so inspirational :)

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  13. OMG
    YOU ROCK.
    all of this is seriously amazing.
    seriously!

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  14. I love it all! Such great inspiration. Wonderful color. You gave me the itch to go scrap shopping!

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  15. wow-awesome stuff there. those pics of lo are too cute! i especially love the one of you guys laughing. hopefully this next week i'll get to scrap some. i still haven't unpacked everything...

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  16. dude. these are all totally ridikilus (as in the harry potter spell, because that's how i think it ever since that jimmy fallon skit of harry potter vs. edward cullen came out) in love with all of them, but especially the first. so rad and so made me want to go break out pinkerton, cause it's one of my all time fave albums!

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  17. that popsicle paper is too cute when paired with bubbly lettering! I usually pass right by the American Craft sections, but no longer. I will now browse the brightly colored section.

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  18. Does it ever get old being THAT creative? How about THAT crafty? How about THAT cool? It must be exhausting being you, Jen! Seriously, love your style!

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