Mindi Niebuhr's Blog Posts

Hello everyone ! Welcome to the blog today. It's Mindi here and I am so happy to be sharing some SN@P! pages with you today. This upcoming year I will be working in the 6x8 albums and telling smaller stories about my family/individual family members. Today though I am going to be sharing some pages made with the Soccer Simple Set
 
Here is a look at the first spread that I put together. My oldest daughter wanted to try out soccer last spring and so we signed her up in a non competitive league here in town. During the course of the year I took a few fun photo shoot type photos of her. I decided to make the first photo of this particular series a full 6x8 photo of her. I added some journaling up at the top and then added an arrow sticker on each side for some simple embellishments. I did strive throughout this pages to have a cohesive and simple look and design. The Simple Sets make it so easy to make that happen, they are perfect for these types of projects. 
 
 
It turned out that I had a lot photos from the season that I wanted to try and include. These 2x2 Insta Pocket pages were perfect. They allowed me to add in more photos and also to have a little bit of fun with some of the patterned papers. I really didn't want or need all those pockets so I trimmed off the top row for a fun look. 
 
I knew that I wanted to include that word sticker that says Soccer somewhere. I decided to add it onto the outside of the page protector and add it right in the middle of the page protector. That got me thinking that I could use it and the clear page protector as a see thru element to the next page. I positioned my journaling just right so that the word soccer was on top of my photos journaling on the next page. Once I had that figured out I filled in the extra pockets with photos and patterened papers plus stickers. 
 
 
The other side of the trimmed off page protector looks like this. I did more of the same, adding in photos and papers. I kept it pretty simple as to keep with a simple look throughout the album. The backside of the Soccer sticker I debated whether or not to add something to it but ended up leaving it and adding a few of the stickers on the backside. The rest of the pockets I took some of the stickers from the sticker sheet and simply embellished them. 
 
 
On this right side of the second page I focused on talking about practices and added some photos from the Monday night practices. I want to point out one thing on this page. There was a journaling card that I went ahead and cut up and used the parts of the card throughout these pages. I spread out these fun stat boxes and added number stickers inside the boxes. If you like a particular part of a card or even a word on a card go ahead and cut it up and use it in different ways. This is a simple way to customize your own pages that is simple and fun. Go ahead and get creative. 
 
 
 
Here is what the next set of pages looks like.
 
 
This set of photos and stories are all about the team photos and game days. Even though the team photos were poor quality I am so happy that they even did team photos and wanted to add them in to the album. I added in a journaling card that I created with some of the stickers from the sticker sheet. I just love those colored arrows and used them all up. 
 
 
This photo of my daughter was another one that they took and was small and poor quality. I took some patterened paper and cut it into a triangle shape and added it onto a 4x6 piece of white cardstock. Then I added my photo, a few strips of patterened paper and another one of those stat boxes to the left corner. I finished off with her name and a few more stickers on the other side. 
 
 
Here is a look at the last spread that I created. 
 
 
These pages were filled with some misc. photos and a few journaling cards. I made my own 4x6 journaling card using some of the stickers and strips of patterned paper. Those soccer ball stickers are so adorable and I was always saying " Go Katelyn" so it was perfect to use the soccer ball as a O in the word GO. 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming over to the blog today. I had so much fun putting these SN@P! pages together for my daughter's album. Have a great day ! 
 
 
6x8 Insta-Pocket Pages Variety Pack #4074 | 6 per unit | 10 per pack
6x8 Pocket Pages Variety Pack #2001 | 6 per unit | 10 per pack
6x8 SN@P! Faux Leather Album - Black #4037 
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Hello everyone ! This is Mindi here and I want to welcome you to the blog today. I am going to be sharing some pocket pages using the new Emoji Love collection. I wish I could insert a bunch of Heart Eyed Emoji's right here to try and express my love for this collection. It is so cute and the colors are perfect. Let's get to it shall we. 
 
Here is what both of my pages look like together. I am so happy that my photos matched the products very well. I always try to make an effort and match them up the best I can to similar colors and products. 
 
 
For my title card this time I chose to go with this colorful ink splattered pattern Journaling Card. It was perfect to add some misc. embellishments to. I choose to add in my everyday stories and photos that were all from week 9 and I love how the Emoji collection was a great fit. 
 
 
Back in January we went out to a local park and took some fun photos of my daughter Maddie. She is obsessed with Emoji's and I had bought her this Emoji themed shirt and hat. I thought that it would be fun to take some birthday photos in her Emoji attire. Even though the photos were taken a few months ago I knew that I wanted to include some in her birthday week. She turned 10 this particular week. I journaled about her and her Emoji love on this first journaling card. The next pocket has a close up of her Emoji hat. I was beyond thrilled when this collection came out, especially since she had this pink hat and shirt that totally matched the color scheme. 
 
 
Here is a close up of the journaling card and photo. I knew I wanted to use this chipboard unicorn somewhere on this spread and since Maddie loves unicorns it seemed to fit. I also added a label on the bottom of the journaling card and added some stamps from the roller date stamp. 
 
 
Here is one last look at the left side of my spread. 
 
 
This is the right side. More everyday life, blooming flowers, pizza days and more emoji's. 
 
 
During this week we have been spending some time outside and even went away for a few days over the weekend. I added a few different photos of the outdoors and I was so happy that they matched the color scheme so well. 
 
When I am putting together my spreads I typically will include a few 3x4 photos and then adding in journaling cards. I was able to add in a few fun stories about the week including one of them on that texting card. That card was so perfect for this day and age. I am not sure about you but I go to great lengths to add as many emoji's as possible in some of my texts. Especially the ones to my family. It will be fun to look back on this little piece of popular culture in the future. I added that clear sticker that says Talk Emoji To Me. It was one of my favorites and I am so happy that I was able to add it in this weeks spread. 
 
 
We happened to have a pizza night this week. I was out shopping with Maddie one night. We were out way later that we had planned and so I texted my husband and asked him to pick up some pizza for dinner. I snapped a photo of the empty pizza box the next day and decided to add the photo in a 3x4 size. That allowed me to add my story alongside my photo all in one 4x6 slot. 
 
 
One last close up that I want to point out. Over the weekend we had this amazing sunset that I wanted to document. I kept the embellishing simple with only adding a few labels in the bottom corner of the photo. I added a few random stamps from the roller stamp and then finished it off with a clear sticker and some enamel dots. 
 
 
That is a wrap for me everybody. Thanks so much for coming to the blog today. I want you guys to know that the emoji collection can be for so many different projects and scrapbook pages. It was so fun to work with and I hope I have given you some inspiration. 

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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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