Take note everyone! Today we have a mega super scrapper Jana Eubank as our guest blogger. Today she takes the Studio Calico Take Note Collection to a whole new level. If the sunny combination of oranges, greens, greys, blues  and yellows weren’t enough alone to convince you that you need this collection then one look at Jana’s projects and you will be pulling out the “it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission” reasoning, I’m sure.  Plus if it keeps you happy and gives you the perfect collection to scrap those summer photos then why not, right?! :)

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Hello Scrapbook Steals Fans! Jana Eubank here. I was so honored when Kristy emailed me asking if I would like to create a few projects for the Scrapbook Steals Blog using the Studio Calico Take Note collection. Wow! What a gorgeous and eclectic mix of papers, alphabet stickers, and confetti garland! I love the mix of modern prints, with the florals, woodgrain, and classic polka dot patterns. I knew these papers would be perfect for any type of photo.

For this first page, I pulled some pictures from Memorial Day last year. Each year we get together as a family to visit the cemetery to place flowers on the graves of our loved ones and ancestors. It has become a family tradition that my kids and their cousins look forward to. We always snap lots of pictures of the kids together and it’s fun to see how they grow and change each year. On this particular trip, the kids were all sitting in the back of the car with the flowers are started to pull a bunch of silly faces. Of course I started snapping away and was happy to capture their personalities. . . what a bunch of characters.

I used a blend of papers on this page, and added the information for the pictures on one of the journal cards cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper. I used a butterfly punch to create a negative space in the open space above the label shape and added a trail of butterflies punched from the 6 x 6 papers. I used the confetti garland as a scalloped border along the bottom of the smaller photo strip.

For this next page, I wanted to capture the before and after shots of my daughter deciding to change up her hair color at her last hair appointment. I had to giggle when I read the “from sunrise to sunset” phrase on one of the papers because it reminded me her color change . . . sunrise for blond, and sunset for the red. Imagine that!

I cut out the banner shape from the blue and white patterned paper to use for part of my title. On the second part of my title I used the woodgrain pattern from teh 6 x 6 paper pad to back the open spaces in the Thicker letters.

Next, I created my own journal block by die cutting an artisan label shape from the green ledger paper. Gotta love having lines on a paper to help you keep your journaling straight! I also used the mini papers to create my flowers, leaves, butterfly, and heart embellishments. They are the perfect scale for using with die cutting machines. I also cut the labels from the mini journaling papers and stamped the words “Before” and “After” to place on each photo. Finally, I added a length of the confetti garland to the bottom of my design to act as a funky scalloped border like I did on my first page.

I love how fun these papers were to play with! I can’t wait to pull out some more photos to put this collection to good use. I think I’m going to hit my pile of Easter photos next.

Thanks again for letting me join you here on the Scrapbook Steals blog today! Happy Stealing!

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Jana, thank you so much for being our guest today! It was a true honor and delight to feature you here at ScrapbookSteals and wow—such amazing projects!

I hope everyone has a perfect weekend and I will see you next week for a pretty amazing lineup!

Monday—Monday Card Madness

Tuesday—An awesome Design Team, which I cannot divulge. ;)

Wednesday—Guest Sketcher Mid Week Mojo

Thursday—A sparkly guest blogger

Friday—BLOG HOP!