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When I was in the 3rd grade, I had braces. Then, when I was in the 5th grade, I had braces again. Yes! Twice! I guess my teeth must have been really awful. I remember the orthodontist telling my parents that my jaw was small. He even had to remove a few teeth to “make room.” To this day, every time I see a new dentist, the dentist points out that I have teeth missing. Yes I say, to make room.

Scrapbooking wasn’t such a trend back then, but in retrospect, I think it would be kind of cool to look back on those days of braces and orthodontic work and see the before and after look. It’s certainly possible that somewhere in her stacks of history my mother has photos of my braces days, and probably my first visit to the dentist, my second visit to the dentist, my third…ok, you get the picture. I’d have to ask her. But, whether she does or doesn’t, I can tell you that I know just the kit I’d use for scrapbooking my dental photos if they do exist. It’s the new collab Straighten Up from Karen of Snickerdoodle Designs and Christine of Digilicious Designs.

Have you seen this kit? So cute! Here, I’ll show you:

You can find the kit, along with an alpha, a cluster set, date stamps, flairs, glitters, kraft paper solids, and word art in the personal use shop here at theStudio (all 40% off today), or, you can grab the whole collection (65% off today).

How about some inspiration? That’s the best part, right? I just love seeing what other people do with a kit. I get such great ideas that way and I can really tell how the elements and papers work together to make a page. Here are a few examples from theStudio gallery. Feel free to click on each layout if you’d like to leave a nice compliment (people love that! It really makes them smile).

 From msbrad

From Bernie Tuffs (this one surprised me – I hardly recognized that it was done with this collection. What versatility!)

Hopefully I’ve given you some layout inspiration. The next time you take your children for a dental visit, be sure to bring your camera! Someday they’ll look back with amusement that you captured this memory for them, and smile a brighter, whiter smile because of it.

As always I have a fun freebie for you, this time a cluster I made using the Straighten Up collection. Just click on the preview below to download.

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For their new collab Unforgettable, Karen and Aimee (Snickerdoodle Designs and Aimee Harrison Design Studios) define Unforgettable as “Very special, beautiful, etc, and therefore difficult or impossible to forget.” What, or whom in your life is unforgettable, they ask?

I have to admit that I actually am quite forgetful myself (read ‘where did I put that bill that was due last week’ and ‘what time was my appointment again?’). But, all kidding aside, there are genuinely memories and people that we simply don’t ever forget. For Karen and Aimee, that unforgettable person was their mom, Trudy and Carolyn, and Unforgettable is dedicated to each of them.

I think you will agree, Unforgettable is a stunning kit! It features flowers such as orchids, dahlias, and daisies, as well as ribbons, beads, and bows, and of course buttons, frames, and other decorative elements to dress up a page. With a parasol, a phonograph, and an old clutch purse included in the element set, the kit has a very old-time feel that would be perfect for heritage layouts, if that’s your style.


I can of course describe Unforgettable in much more detail, but really, I think the best way to appreciate the kit is to see layouts done with it and posted in theStudio gallery. I’ve selected a couple (linked so you can leave a comment if you like) that I think are really well done and that I think will give you an idea of the kind of beautiful layouts you can make using this kit. See what you think. Be sure to scroll all the way down too because, as always, I’ve put together a freebie for you – this time a stacked paper.

From Retiredlady

layout 1

From Kedron308

layout 2


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