This album is a 9x9 post-bound album by Making Memories. The company is no longer in business, but I use to love this size for our travel albums. The Doodlebug Storybook Album is a great substitute, comes in tons of different colors and, I've added the product link below.
I kept the color scheme consistent throughout my album focusing on red, yellow, black and bright blue card stock, and just a few pieces of patterned paper. The blue and striped papers above are by a company called KI Memories ... anyone remember them? They had a whole line by a designer named Elsie Flanagan, called Love, Elsie. Paper, embellies, and the cutest stamp sets! Elsie still has a wonderful blog called A Beautiful Mess. Check it out!
I have a ton of stamps and it's fun for me to find ways to use them in my scrapbooks. On the page above I tucked an A10 envelope in between my base black paper and my photo. Then I added red paper to the envelope flap and stamped a title. The chipboard glove turns on a brad to keep the flap down.
When the glove is turned to the side, and the flap is open, a journaling tag can be pulled out of the envelope. I wish I knew the manufacturer of these stamps, but the packaging for them has been long gone.
Another way I use stamps in my albums is by creating my own embellishments and borders. The yellow frame, arrow, and red dot border are all stamps. I just used black ink to stamp the arrow and frame, and then cut them out.
I used this fun journaling stamp to make a list embellishment. I wrote in the character names this time, but I've used this stamp many times to list people in the photos, menu items, items in my beach bag, etc. Again, if anyone out there recognizes this stamp, let me know so I can add it to this post :)
On these pages I used stamping for some border strips, a block for Mickey to sit on, a few arrows, a cute little tag, and my journaling card. This is a very cost effective way to scrapbook! Just think how many embellishments you could make over and over again with the same stamp!
I love this page about Rian sleeping through Disney! He was "all out of magic", lol, so I added stamps swirls for a little magical fun.
Do you think you can only scrapbook a Disney page with Disney paper? Think again! You can make whatever you have work. Those black and white prints above are certainly not Disney themed, nor is the heart ribbon, but I think it's a pretty cute page ... circa 1996 :)
Speaking of "making whatever you have work", I wanted Dalmatian paper for my numbers. Since I didn't have any I colored my spots with a sharpie! Aren't those little puppies adorable? They are Disney EK Success Jolee stickers.
Well that's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my throwback Thursday post and picked up a few tips for adding hidden journaling and stamping to your next scrapbook! I'll be back here tomorrow with a new kit in the shop so be sure to stop by!