Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dad's Day Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking for Father's Day

It's just about time to make a scrapbook for your Dad. I like some of the latest stickers I've seen with a Dad's Day theme. These might make a good embellishment for your scrapbooks:

Nice! I love the tools theme on these stickers.

This covers so much: golfing, fishing, grilling (it's cute, too).

Have you noticed the chipboard album trend? The selection of chipboard albums is better and better. This one says "Father" (it measures 10" x 4") and can be decoratedor painted, and journaling or photos can be added, too.

More for Dad's and Grads is in a previous post.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Celebrate Grads and Dads

May and June: Graduation and Father's Day Scrapbooking

It's almost that time for graduation ceremonies! This is an occasion that is so worthy of celebrating with a scrapbook. Funny how this happens every year and yet, there are so few scrapbooking products designed for grads. I keep looking for graduation scrapbooks and paper with a graduate theme. I found some brand new paper, stickers and albums. Fortunately, no one got cute with the product names and made a paper design called Mrs. Robinson! (Sorry, but I can't help thinking about that movie when I see the words "The Graduate.") Here is what is currently available for 2009 graduation scrapbooking:

Make any paper into a graduation theme with these Reminisce
clear stickers

Some of my favorite graduation designs on scrapbook paper
is this Reminisce
- Graduation Collection - 12 x 12 Flocked Paper - Graduation Day
. This design looks almost like an M.C. Escher print!:

Graduation Scrapbook Paper

Here's a pretty, more subtle design in silver foil:
Reminisce - Graduation Collection - 12 x 12 Foil Paper - Graduation Silver Swirl

Sliver foil graduation scrapbook paper

Another scrapbook brand with some graduation scrapbook paper
is Creative Imaginations with their:

Grads Rule Collection
- 12 x 12 Varnish Paper - Diploma

Creative Imaginations Grads Rule Paper

Look at this new Karen Foster paper with a graduation theme:

Karen Foster Design - Graduation Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Commencement

Karen Foster Commencement Collage

I realize these designs are supposed to look formal (which is why they used such dark shades) but I like a bit more color. Here are a couple that are brighter in tone. First is by Creative Imaginations:

Cap and Gown - Diploma

This graduation paper has softer hues:

Karen Foster Design - Graduation Collection - 12
x 12 Paper - Diploma Day

Karen Foster Paper - Graduation

That is a start for finding paper for grads, now lets look at some for dads! It can be difficult deciding on a Father's day present. A scrapbook could be a great solution - who wouldn't want a scrapbook all about them!?

Give dad a tie for Father's Day in a scrapbook with this
Karen Foster Design paper: Ties Scrapbook Paper

Ties scrapbook paper - Father's Day

Or make sure your Dad knows he's the number 1 father: Karen
Foster Design - #1 Father

Number 1 Father Scrapbook Paper

Fancy Pants Designs has a series of double-sided Father's
Day papers with their Papa - Dad - Father - Collection:

Father's Day - Hero

Father's Day Hero

Fancy Pants Designs: Father's Day - Leader

Father's Day Leader

This is a good start of where to find graduation and Father's Day scrapbook papers. I hope to show some stickers and rub-ons in another post. Go on, celebrate with a scrapbook!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mother's Day Scrapbooking 2009

Mother's Day is around the corner. There is still time for you to make your mom a scrapbook. Here are some pretty scrapbook papers that I thought you might like. The pretty, feminine papers - especially those with floral designs - would appeal to my mom. So, that is what I picked to show in this blog post!

First are some BasicGrey collection packs with pretty floral patterns and coordinated dots, stripes and othe designs in what I consider good Mother's Day colors. I've shown 12 x 12 paper packs, but you can find the 6x6 packs here: BasicGrey Paper Packs & Pads

BasicGrey - 12 x 12 Sugared Collection Pack - This has some warm hues and a vintage quality that is nice.

BasicGrey - Porcelain Collection - This collection pack is a softly toned set of patterened papers.

I had to add these single sheets of paper examples from Anna Griffin - they look like wallpaper or fabric for elegant sofas!

Anna Griffin - Flora Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Flora Botanical Plum

Carolee's Creations Adornit - Mother Collection - Scrapbook Paper - Life's Blessings says it all, so many nice words we all should tell our Mothers
The florists tell us to "say it with flowers." I say, do the same with your srapbooks for Mother's day. It's really not about the paper you use, though - it's about the time and care you put into making something nice as a present to honor your mom!