Summer Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, I’m Becki Adams here to share a layout with you that I created with a few of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. There are some tools that I always keep near my desk at my fingertips. The laser square is one tool that is always on my desk. My husband will tell you that I can’t measure or put items in a straight line to save my life. That’s why I love the Laser Square so much! It makes measuring and alignment a breeze.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

One of my favorite “go to” designs is a grid. I love the clean simple lines of a grid layout.

On this “Summer in Central Park” layout I used four 4×3 photos in an offset grid design. The photos are in a straight line, but they are slightly of set from the other column. The Laser Square made it so easy to make sure that my photos were in a straight line especially on a solid background.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that I love and keep near my desk at all times is my Stitch Happy Sewing machine. I love the added detail that machine stitching gives my layouts. Thread/stitching is also a great “adhesive.” Once something is stitched onto a layout, there’s no worries of it falling off the layout after a long period of time. A layout that has machine stitching will always stay together.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory KeepersSummer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I started scrapbooking years (and years) ago, I loved using tags. At first, I always purchased shipping tags at my local office supply store. Now that the Tag Punch Board is in my office, I’ve been making custom tags for all of my projects.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On this layout I made a custom tag for the title. It was fun to make the tag just the right size for the letter stickers. Of course, I didn’t forget the custom hole reinforcer that I punched out with my We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer punch.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Which tools do you keep on your desk? Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting, friends!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

 

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans. Becki here to share a layout with you that I created with the brand-new Precision Press Advanced. Stamping isn’t my forte, so I’m always thrilled to work with a stamping tool. The brand-new Precision Press advanced makes me look like a pro when it comes to stamping.  I decided to create an 8 ½ x 11 layout with a selfie.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

 

I knew I wanted a lot of flowers cascading down the page from top to bottom with the photo nestled in the middle. The first step to creating this layout was stamping several flowers. The Precision Press Advanced is perfect for stamping multiples of one stamp. I used a piece of 12×12 smooth cardstock to create the flowers. I was able to rotate the paper so that I could get many flowers on one piece of cardstock. The removeable acrylic block makes stamping on 12 x 12 patterned papers a breeze.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

After I stamped the flowers, I colored them with water-based markers and a water brush. When the flowers were dry, I cut them out with the new spring scissors. I LOVE these scissors! They make fussy cutting SO easy.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

When the flowers were ready to adhere to the layout I adhered the photo first and added the flowers around the photo. I started at the top and worked my way down and around the left side of the photo.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

The rest of the layout came together so easily! I’ve been doing a LOT of hidden journaling on tags lately. Using a tag for the journaling has become a fun technique for me because of the Tag Punch Board.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

It wouldn’t be a layout for me if I don’t do a little bit of stitching. I LOVE using the Stitch Happy machine because I love the look of thicker thread. On this layout, I did a simple straight stitch around the edge of the layout.

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’d love to see what you’re creating with the Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. If you’re like me, using the Precision Press Advanced is a game changer. You’ll love this tool!

 

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Grey Thread

Spring Scissors

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Vicki Boutin Flower Stamp Set

Graduation Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a scrapbook page that I created with a few of my favorite tools. I’ve always been a memory keeper at heart. I LOVE photos and love pairing them with memories even more. I’m a traditional scrapbooker who loves lots of photos and lots of journaling. I gravitate toward tools that make creating even easier and more fun. I used a lot of We R Memory Keeper tools to create this layout.

It’s the season for graduation and with graduations comes a TON of photos. A couple of years ago my last little man graduated from Kindergarten. Of course, I was a teary mess as my little man, sang with is class, and received his diploma. My husband and I took turns taking photos. We have a few great photos of the day. I used three of these photos on this layout. I knew I wanted these three photos on the same layout (on a grid design) and I had quite a bit of journaling with each photo.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each photo is 3 ½ x 5” printed in black and white. The photos are printed in black and white because, well, the ceremony was in the school’s gym and the lighting was awful.  I laid the photos on a grid design using my Laser Square to line everything up. Once I had the placement of my photos figured out, I adhered the photos using strong double-sided tape along 3 sides of the photo. I left one side of the photo without adhesive so that I could slide a tag behind each photo for hidden journaling.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The three tags that slide behind each photo are created with the tag punch board and the hole reinforcer punch. Tags are one of my favorite embellishments and I LOVE tucking them behind photos with additional photos and journaling. The tags are perfect for adding typed journaling which I did after I took the photos as there was personal information on them.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The stars that are scattered throughout the layout are fussy cut with the new spring scissors. These are my new favorite scissors for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques. I’m thrilled to have a new favorite pair of scissors for all of my fussy cutting needs.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To finish the layout and make sure that everything stays in place, I added a few lines of stitching with my Stitch Happy sewing machine. I love that machine! My favorite feature of this machine is that it stitched with thicker (embroidery type) thread.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I couldn’t be happier with how this Kindergarten graduation layout came together. This day has so many precious memories for our family and I’m so happy to have them documented. I could have created this layout without my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools, but it wouldn’t have been as easy or as enjoyable. Don’t we all have our favorite tools that we love using and that makes crafting a little more fun? I’d love to know, what are your favorite crafting tools? Let me know in the comments below.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog, I’ll see you again soon. Happy crafting my friends.

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

DIY Tag Bookmarks

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share some fun and EASY tag bookmarks with you. Of course, I created these bookmarks with a few of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools that you can find at JoAnn’s stores. I have a LOT of nieces who love to read. They all love bookmarks too!

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I sat down with a few We R Memory Keepers tools, the Tag Pad from DCWV and within a few minutes I had several bookmarks to share with my nieces.

I loved playing with the Tag Stack from DCWV they have so many versatile patterns within on paper pad. There are so many cute designs that you can punch right out of the papers. There are also double sided patterned papers. That’s what I used to create the base of the bookmarks.

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The two We R Memory Keepers tools that I reach for all.the.time are my trim and score board and my crop-a-dile. My crop-a-dile is one of the most used/oldest tools in my stash. I’ve had this tool for years and I still reach for it almost daily.

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The trim and score board cuts perfectly each time. One of my favorite features of the trim and score board is that it folds in half for easy storage. Space in my craft room is always at a premium so a compact tool is my favorite.

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

While we’re talking about favorite tools, I used another favorite tool to add the finishing touch to these bookmarks. I personalized each bookmark with my niece’s name. I simply typed their names on a piece of white cardstock and stapled the strip of white cardstock at the bottom of the bookmark. I love my typecast typewriter. If you have typecast typewriter you must get the cover for it. Let me tell you, it’s a life saver. We’re working on a major construction project at our house and there is dust everywhere. I’m SO glad that I have a dust cover on my typewriter. It’s so nice not to worry about my typewriter getting dirty.

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Tag Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so glad you stopped by the We R Memory Keepers blog today. I hope you’re inspired to create a few bookmarks of your own. Thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

DCWV Tag Stack

 

Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes

Welcome to Throwback Thursday friends! We’re revisiting these fabulous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes from last year–we still just can’t get over how sweet they are! We hope they inspire you.
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

DIY Mini Album

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I created with a few new tools. I had some much fun creating this mini album. I love working with the new tools. A couple of these new tools have a permanent home on top of my desk. First of all, the new Spring Scissors are a favorite of mine. This love comes naturally because I love fussy cutting. These scissors are perfect for fussy cutting!

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The base of this album is created from scratch with patterned paper. Each page is carefully cut with the trim and score board. This trimmer is my new go-to trimmer. I love having two tools built into one. Another of my favorite features of this tool is that it folds into a compact size so it’s easy to store or take with you for crafting on the go.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory KeepersDIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The other tool, I’ve fallen in love with is the Sticky Piercer. This tool makes placing small items like sequins so easy. There are tons of tiny sequins through-out this mini album.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created this album, I kept the same basic format. Each page has a frame (created with the Frame Punch Board). Each photo is 3×4 with a 3×4 frame. By keeping the photos and frames all the same size it made creating this album so much easier.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This album is easy to create with hand tools from We R Memory Keepers. I’d love to hear which hand tools you’re most looking forward to playing with. I think we may share some favorites. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Spring Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

We R Memory Keepers Sticky Piercer

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

Pebbles Patio Party Collection

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Happy Jig

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a layout that I created with the Happy Jig. My kids and I have had so much fun playing with this new tool. Yes, it’s easy enough for kids to play with. The Happy Jig makes awesome unique embellishments for scrapbooking.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I chose to create a layout with three adorable green wire cacti to document my recent trip to Arizona. It was so easy to create these three cacti with green wire and a little bit of patterned paper. I started by creating three cacti according to the directions in the instruction booklet. After I had the wire outlines created, I added patterned paper behind each wire shape.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

To add the patterned paper, I used a strong craft glue to adhere the wire to the paper. I waited until after the glue was dry before I trimmed around the cacti. Of course, I used my favorite new Crafter Essential Details Scissors to trim around the edges of the cacti. They worked perfectly.

When it was time to add these wire embellishments to the layout I used dimensional adhesive. I wanted these awesome embellishments to pop off of the page.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I used a few more We R Memory Keeper tools to complete this layout. The main photo on this layout is stitched in place on three sides to create a pocket.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then I created a few tags with the Tag Punch board to add a few more photos and journaling. I always reach for my Typecast Typewriter when it’s time to add journaling. I love adding typewritten journaling to my layouts.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This layout was so fun and so easy to create with a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers. I can’t wait to see what you create with the Happy Jig. Happy crafting my friends! I’ll see you soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

 

 

Spring Card

Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a Spring card with you. When the Crafters Essentials Detail Scissors landed on my doorstep I had no idea that they would become my new favorite scissors especially for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques so I’m always on the hunt for a great pair of fine tipped scissors. I love these scissors and they make fussy cutting. Sometimes, cutting tight curves or cutting small pieces can be tricky. The detail scissors make those tricky areas so much easier!

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As I mentioned I created a spring card to share with you today. I used the DCWV Fairytale Floral paper pad to create this card. This paper pad has the most beautiful florals. The detailed florals were no match for the Detail Scissors. They easily trimmed around and in between the flowers and all of the tiny leaves.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

To create the card base, I cut several concentric squares from patterned papers in the paper pad. After stacking all the squares together to create the card base, I added a few fussy cut florals to the center of the card.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

The typecast typewriter made adding a sentiment to this card so easy. The paper pad had such cut apart elements that I couldn’t resist using one of them on this card. The sentiment fit perfectly in the peach banner.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

Next time I sit down to create I know I’ll have the Detail Scissors in my hand. They will be a staple in my craft room for all of my crafting projects. Now, if I can just figure out how to keep my family from taking my Detail Scissors to use on their projects.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting my friends. I’ll see you again soon!

 

DCWV Fairytale Floral Paper Pad

We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

Tag Punch Board Mini Album

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I made with the Tag Punch Board. I have been looking forward to playing with the Tag Punch board since I first heard about it. I LOVE tags and have been using them in my scrapbooking for years. Naturally, I fell in love with the tag punch board because I can create my own tags to fit my own projects.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album came together quickly and easily with the tag punch board. There are 5 tag pages in this album. Each page has one photo and a little bit of journaling.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create each page, I cut pieces of 3×4 patterned papers from the “Good Vibes” collection from Crate Paper. When I had all the pages for the album cut to 3×4, I made them into tags with the tag punch board. It’s so easy to make tags with this punch board. All you have to do is make two small cuts and punch a hole. It’s that easy!

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The album is held together with a small metal ring. This album has a lot of texture. I used a lot of pompom trim, ribbon, puffy stickers, fringe, and chipboard.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Like so many of my mini albums, I added journling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I love using my typewriter for journaling on mini albums because I can fit more journaling into a small space.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I had so much fun creating this little mini album with the tag punch board. What are you creating with the Tag Punch board? I’d love to see what you’re creating! Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Tag Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection

Gate Fold Valentine

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a card that I created using the brand new 3 Way Corner Punch. I had so much fun creating this gate fold Valentine.

 

The trim and score board is perfect for card making because you can cut and score with the same tool! No more switching tools to score. The card base for this card is 4” x 8” cut from white cardstock. After cutting the card base, I scored it at the 2” mark and the 6” mark to create the gates on the front of the card. After folding the gates into the center of the card, I rounded each of the 4 corners (with the gates folded closed) with the 10mm corner rounder. The 3 way corner punch punched through the folded cardstock perfectly.

After I had the card base create, I cut patterned paper to go on all the panels of the card. The patterned papers that go on the gates are slightly smaller than 2”x 4” and the inside panel is slightly smaller than 4” square. I used the 3 way corner rounder to round the corners of the patterned paper too. I love that the corners have the exact same radius.

When all the patterned papers were adhered to the card base, it was time for embellishments and a sentiment. I made sure that all the embellishments were adhered well so that when I send the card in the mail, they will stay securely in place. Above the “lots” portion of the sentiment I added a small piece of white cardstock so that I can add a small handwritten message with the card. I rounded the corners of the white cardstock with the 7mm corner rounder. The 10mm was perfect for the outside corners of the card but a little too round for the small piece of cardstock. I loved not having to find another tool to change the radius of the corner.

I love how this cute little card turned out and I love the ease of creating the card with just two tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection