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Steph
Northern Indiana
Interests: I'm a digital scrapbooker who still plays with paper sometimes, a photographer, a quilter, and I just learned to crochet. And I am not allowed to find anymore hobbies! I'm also married with three kids and I used to be an attorney before I entered the land of SAHMs. Currently, I'm stuck in the midwest and dream of returning to the coast of Maine one day
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Andrew became obsessed with cubing last fall after he earned a free Rubik's cube at school for demonstrating kindness in the classroom. Which was totally cool! But what's even more cool is how awesome he's become at solving cubes! His... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at steph's stuff
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This is the first post in a new blog series - Instagram Inspiration. Every once in a while, I'll bring you layouts from designers that truly inspire me on Instagram. I hope that we'll all be able to share the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at steph's stuff
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The dreary days of February are still here. Sigh. They get me every single year. But we've just started noticing that the sky is still light out around 6pm and that's almost something to celebrate! I'm dreaming about spring and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at steph's stuff
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Finding creative inspiration is not hard to come by. I find myself inspired to create all the time. All.The.Freaking.Time. Instagram, Pinterest, Blogs, and Facebook - the wonderful designers that I follow constantly inspire me and give me creative ideas. But... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at steph's stuff
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I'm almost halfway done with 2014's Project Life album and I love to see it all coming together. Here's a few more pages. Week 17 brought Andrew's 5th-grade play - "Little Mermaid Jr." - and Andrew played the role of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at steph's stuff
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I've been wanting to play with paper and get creative lately. A couple of weeks ago, I asked for advice with Themed Albums and got so many great ideas! For the most part, the suggestions were to stick with a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at steph's stuff
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We've been having a rough patch around here - medical issues for a couple of us, medical issues that affect school for one of us, lack of sleep, more school issues for another one, getting ready and anxious for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at steph's stuff
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It's a snow day today and what better to do than scrapbook! I used Becky Higgins' new Golden Themed Cards for this layout about Emily's 17th birthday. I didn't think the golden cards would suit me when I first saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at steph's stuff
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One of the best things about being on the Project Life Creative Team is having access to all the new digi kits. A couple of new ones came out today - you can find them all here. One of my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at steph's stuff
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Every single time I sit down to create a layout, I'm so grateful for deciding to do this project again this year. I know it sounds like a broken record, but I'm thrilled to have these memories written down. :)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at steph's stuff
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Add one more concert to the Year of the Concert! I found a presale code today and bought Andrew and me tickets to see Imagine Dragons!!! He doesn't even know it yet but he is going to be so excited!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at steph's stuff
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Do you ever have the urge to create but feel totally stuck for ideas? It's so completely frustrating. I started the above album a few weeks ago and was so excited about it. It's a great little 6x8 Studio Calico... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at steph's stuff
I have soooooo much to say about "Leaving Time" but I can't until you've read it. It really left me haunted.
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Scrapbooking the hard or emotional parts of life isn't easy. I know some people simply choose not to include those events in their scrapbooks or, if they do, they decide to include just vague references. But I can't do that.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at steph's stuff
Hi Jennifer - Yes! AdoramaPix uses very high-quality Kodak and Fuji archival photo papers for their books!
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Thinking that this is the hardest time of the year. It's cold, dark, and full of dreary days. February always, always gets me down. Feeling like we need to get away. See above. :) Doing a lot of worrying about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at steph's stuff
Hi Debbie! Your name sounds really familiar!! Do I know you from Designer Digitals, maybe? I adore everything Tracy Larsen does!!! I made my own templates similar to hers for my 2013 book and wanted less of a white border than I had made. Sounds like you. :) I've always used Persnickety and will continue to use them for everything I make, except photo books. They don't yet have archival-quality books so I'm going to use AdoramaPix for books. And yes, I will absolutely document it here on the blog!!
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Hi Esther! We all assumed that Becky would go with Persnickety but they ended up with WHCC. WHCC is White House Custom Color - https://www.whcc.com. They are a very highly-respected professional printing company. Many, many wedding and other pro photogs use WHCC for their print products. It's an absolutely superb company!
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Thanks, Andi! 8x8 for special albums sounds like a great idea! I love my 6x8 albums that I've done with some of Ali's classes and week in the life layouts.
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Thanks, Esther! Really good to know that they reprinted it!
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After having an epiphany about printing digital books last week, I spent some time this weekend researching three different companies and their printing options for photo books. I researched Shutterfly, Blurb, and AdoramaPix because those were the three companies that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at steph's stuff
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We got our wish! A snow day and I'm home all day long with my kids! We woke up yesterday to this and kept our fingers crossed all day long. And we made nachos, three kinds of chicken wings, had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at steph's stuff
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I am so overwhelmed by the feedback I got on yesterday's post, both here and on Facebook. You can read the post here if this doesn't make sense - Project Life Prints vs. Books. I am kind of on sensory... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at steph's stuff
Kim, I totally agree with that!!! I just got back some pages from 2014 and feel the exact same way! I think I've just got toooooo many layouts to keep up with the storage, though. :(
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2015 on Project Life Prints vs. Books at steph's stuff
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No idea yet! But I'm researching it and I'll let you know. :)
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