Mindi Niebuhr's Blog Posts

Hello everyone ! It's Mindi here with you today. I am so excited to be sharing some pocket pages that I have created from a Disney trip last year. The new Say Cheese line is one of my favorites ever ! It is the perfect collection to help scrapbook all of my Disney photos and memories. Let's get started. 
 
 
As do all of the Simple Stories collections the Say Cheese lll line includes the Bits and Pieces pack. I wanted to use some of them to make a title card. So I started with a journaling card and then played around with the embellishment pieces until I picked out the photo strip and the believe label piece. The red in the believe label went perfect with my photos and set the tone for the rest of my spread. I then finished off the card with a few stamps from the roller stamp and a few stickers and a brad. 
 
 
We as a family have Annual Passes to Disneyland and try to go often. Especially when there is a birthday. We went last May to celebrate my Husbands birthday. When we go for a birthday we make sure that the birthday person gets a birthday pin and wears it. I used the letter stickers to spell out button and then used a clear sticker on top of the word button. I thought it was perfect way to remember the tradition of the birthday button. 
 
 
When I was putting together my pages I knew that I wanted to use these adorable Mickey and Minnie journaling/filler cards. I used this Mickey card to create a filler card with some vellum and other embellishments. I paired it with a photo of one of our first stops that day, getting some fast passes for our favorite ride. 
 
 
Here are a few close ups of the left side of my spread. I added some simple journaling onto my photo there on the bottom before printing and then I added some embellishments on top. 
 
 
 
Let's move over to the right side now. I simply love the color scheme in this collection. The red, yellow, and blues were a perfect match for my Disney photos. I made sure to try and spread out the colors and also my embellishments to not make my spread to busy. 
 
 
One of my favorite things that happens at Disneyland is that all of us love to giggle together, hold hands, and have fun together. I snapped this photo of me and my daughter and added an embellishment from the Bits and Pieces on my photo. The word magic and the stars were perfect for this moment. 
 
 
As you see here I have used a 4x6 journaling card in the middle pockets here on the right side. I needed to break up the photos and the creme colored journaling card was perfect. I split the journaling card in half so that I could add it in the pockets. Once I had it cut in half I started to play around with adding some stickers and embellishments. Don't be afraid to cut up the cards to suit your needs. 
 
 
Here is another way I used the journaling cards in a different way. I had this photo of my daughter eating her turkey leg and I was all of of pockets. I had to combine the photo and the journaling card to fit into one of the 4x6 pockets. I think it turned out great and this way I was able to get more photos plus stories into my pages. 
 
I love this turkey embellishment piece so much and knew that I had to use it. I paired it up with another embellishment piece on this journaling card. One other thing I added on to this card was some stamping. I used the roller stamp to stamp the word dream onto the card. 
 
 
Thanks for coming over to the blog today ! I loved working with the Say Cheese line and can't wait to use it again. I hope you have found some inspiration. Happy crafting everyone ! 

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Hello everyone ! Welcome to the blog today. I am super excited to be sharing some pocket pages with you that I have created. The Love & Adore collection is simply adorable and so versatile. Its so easy to work with that I decided to use it with some everyday photos from January. Here is a closer look.
 
 
Typically I like to do my pocket pages weekly. This month is going to be a little different. We have had a few family adventures that I want to also add into my album. So I made the decision to save those photos for their own pages and combine week 2 and week 3 together. So that is what I have done here. 
 
For my title card I started out by cutting this awesome heart out from a 4x6 journaling card. I loved the pattern and the color of the heart but needed some more room to add my dates and stuff. I add it to a piece of white cardstock to make the heart stand out more. Since this was going to be my title card I had to figure out where to add my dates. I went with a label and tucked it underneath that hello chipboard piece. 
 
 
I went ahead and chose this journaling card with lots of white space and those hearts in a row at the bottom. I needed a card that I could add a longer story onto it and this one was perfect. The story goes with the photo below it. As you can see those great hearts on the bottom of the card. I accidentally discovered that the leftover/inside piece of the yellow chipboard heart fit perfectly inside these hearts. It adds a little piece of dimension to the card. 
 
The next card holds a photo of my son and has some journaling underneath the photo. I was working in my scrap room while the kids were playing outside one afternoon. My son thought it was so funny to sneak up and shoot his nerf gun at the window. The card itself has some embellishments on it already and it was perfect to add a few stickers and some enamel dots to finish it off. Simple and easy. 
 
 
 
Let's move over to the other side of my spread. It turned out that I had more to say about these weeks then I had smaller pockets. I added in this 4x6 journaling card to recap the week so to speak. On the bottom of the card I added that cute chipboard banner for some eye candy. The color scheme came together super easy this time with a lot of pinks, blues, and reds. I chose to create a filler card with this blue arrow patterned paper. On top of the card I layered some stickers and a cluster of embellishments up at the top. 
 
 
Don't be afraid to cut up your journaling and filler cards and use them as you need. That is what I did here with the watercolor strokes card. Originally it was a 4x6 card and I was looking for a  journaling card for my story about making things. So I cut it down to 3x4 and went from there. I wanted to talk about how we all have been making things lately. My husband has been baking bread and I have been busy making crafty things. I got to work and used a combination of letter stickers and the word sticker "be" as a title for my journaling card. I added some strips of washi tape underneath. It acted as a longer home for my title. 
 
 
I couldn't resist using these big and fun chipboard X and O pieces. So I used them right on top of my photo. It left this perfect little pocket to add my journaling on the other side. I also added in some of the bits and pieces above the X and O chipboard pieces. 
 
 
Thank you all so much for coming over to the blog today. I hope you have some inspiration to use in your pocket pages. Be sure to go out and pick up the Love & Adore collection for all those things you love in your life ! 
 

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Hello everyone ! I am so happy to be with you today on the blog. I am going to be sharing some pocket pages that I have created using the new Simple Set called Happy New Years. I was really excited to work with the colors on this one. They are really super bright and playful. 
 
 
When I first started putting these pages together I knew that I didn't have enough New Years Eve photos to fill up both sides. These photos are from 2 years ago. I decided to add in photos of us from New Years Eve day and then also add in some from January 1st. Perfect ! It seemed to be a great way to include ending one year and beginning another. The title card is pretty simple this time. I combined lots of stickers from the sticker sheet onto some white cardstock to create my title card. I love the end result with all the pretty white space. As you will see throughout the spread I added in some hand stitching on some of the cards. 
 
 
Here is a look at the left side of my spread. 
 
 
This Happy New Year card is my favorite card of this set. I continued with the sideways theme and added some embellishments onto the card. I didn't want to add too much to the card but I did want to embellish it a bit. On the sticker sheet there are these confetti clusters. I cut some of the shapes out and added them onto the card. They were the perfect fit. 
 
 
On New Years Eve day the kids wanted to spend all of it outside in the snow. Earlier that day they went out in the backyard. Oh I should mention that we were visiting my parents at the time. It doesn't snow where we live. Maddie wanted to make a snowman so bad. It was so cold that week that it was an impossible task. The snow didn't stay together to make a snow man. She was heartbroken. I added my story on the photo and also added the number 4 to symbolize the temperature outside. 
 
 
While creating and putting this spread together I wanted to make sure that the darker cards, darker photos, and all of the white space was as evenly spaced as I could. It took some rearranging but I think I find a good solution. I also tried to make sure that all the colors were evenly spread out. 
 
 
Here is a closer look at some of the right side of the spread.
 
 
 
This fun countdown card was one that I wanted to make sure I used. It was the perfect thing to add some smaller photos on the top part. New Years Eve we did a lot of eating and playing games. 
 
 
The kids kept wanting to "Clink" their cups together all night. So I cut out the word clink from a filler card and used that as a starting point for my card. 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming over to the blog today. I hope that you found some inspiration to help you document and scrapbook your upcoming New Year's Eve memories. Happy early New Years everyone ! I wish you a fabulous 2017. 

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