Saturday, September 16, 2017

SOSS Guestie! L is for Lost and Found

Hi!  Woohoo... I am a guestie again at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers... always happy to hang with those ladies... and Edna!

This fortnight, the challenge is...

Edna wants us to revisit lost techniques, products, styles, etc., and show the Sisterhood what we come up with!

I dug deep... I stay pretty well-rounded by being on the Shopping Our Stash design team-- I try to use what I have and push myself to try new things and incorporate older techniques... but this was a GREAT motivator.  I started paper crafting via scrapbooking even back in high school, over 20 years ago.  As a mom, I do a book per year for my girls... but I am now two years behind each... so that's FOUR BOOKS behind!  Ahhh!  It's enough to make me want to just quit my day-job!

Anyway, so I got super-motivated by this challenge and took over the living room: four mostly-empty scrapbooks and hundreds of pictures and memorabilia (report cards, certificates, travel stuff...) everwhere...

Here is one completed page (not so snarky, but it met the need of the challenge!):

  • Striped paper by (damnit... can't remember... I'll add it later...)... CARTA BELLA PAPER COMPANY, 2013
  • Black paper by American Crafts
  • Blue paper by DCWV
  • Red letters are Thickers
  • Black dots by Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite
  • Pictures loosely lined with a DecoArt paint pen
  • Pictures printed at Costco
That's it!  Go easy on me-- I haven't scrapbooked for like two years!  I'm already thinking of things I could add or things I could do differently, but I'm all about VOLUME right now!  Let's cover a couple years, huh?!

See you over at SOSS, and I look forward to seeing your "lost and found" techniques and styles or whatever you are revisiting!


  1. Thanks for being our Queen once again!
    UGH - I haven't even scrapped our wedding yet and we celebrated our 10th anniversary this about being behind!!
    Love the layout - ifly - that looks like sooooooooooooo much fun!!

  2. Hey Queenie! What a fantastic 'something' to find again: scrapbooking! I was just like you, starting out scrapbooking before the card making bug bit me. Love your page. The girls look like they had fun!

  3. I was just getting stuff ready to go to a weekend crop a couple of years ago. I am just finishing up 2012 and I have pages upon pages of Disney 2013 that I need to cut out titles for. Great job on the layout. Thanks for finding your lost art of scrapbooking with the Snarky Sisters.

  4. So glad Edna was able to give you soooo much motivation... Now if only we could bottle that stuff and feed it to our children/teenagers/MEN??? Grin Great job on the challenge oh Queen of Snark!

  5. Wow you found scrapbooking again how awesome, great page keep up the great work, Thanks for being our Queen.

  6. An amazing layout! Biggest congrats on your guest spot. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  7. Congrats on being queen once again! Amazing layout, love the details 💛

  8. Hail Queen! (Sorry to be so late, I've been gallivanting)- congrats on being our queen again. Fab layout and I bet you had loads of happy memories going through all your stash for it.

  9. Congrats on your GDT Mimi
    you deserve it and woooww lovely LO
    I am not good at making LO also better not start it too hehe
    lovely color combo Mimi and really lovely Photo you have