SCT September Sampler – Simple Stories Let’s Go!

Last night I had the opportunity to join my Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine friends on the SCT Sampler Facebook Page to do some LIVE scrapbooking. The September SCT Sampler featured the Let’s Go collection by Simple Stories, which was the main focus of my page.

I used Robin’s Egg Color Vibe cardstock for my background then had fun combining the Let’s Go elements from the kits to create a scrapbook page about my husband and me going on a Caribbean cruise last January to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!

Placing the tags at the top of my photo was a nice way to break up the straight edges of the photos and patterned paper layers. It also gave me an opportunity to add a bit of black & white baker’s twine … my favorite!

I used the ‘ENJOY’ metal die included in the September Sampler along with the Let’s Go Foam Stickers to create a title for my page. I placed each word on a banner shape cut from the patterned papers in the kit.

I used the stamp included with the kit to add some visual texture to the background with black ink.

Finally, I used a circle punch to punch out several circular star elements from one of the Let’s Go element cards. I added a sparkly enamel dot to the center of each star for a bit of shine.

Visit the SCT Sampler Facebook Page to watch this layout come together in real-time by watching the replay of the live stream.

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Scrapbook Process: Morning Routine

Four years ago, my good friend Becki Adams unexpectedly lost her sweet son, Austin, to an unknown heart condition. In honor of Austin, Becki and her family created ‘Austin’s Memorial Library Project’ where each year they collect books to donate to their local school. She also organizes a Scrapbook Process Video Hop in memory of Austin.

I am so honored that Becki invited me to contribute to this year’s video hop. Each participant has created a scrapbook layout about reading, learning, or school. I LOVE to read! In fact, I wake up early each day to read my scriptures and other favorite books.

MORE INFO ABOUT Austin’s Memorial Library Project

CLICK HERE to DONATE a book by visiting AUSTIN’S LIBRARY PROJECT WISHLIST ON AMAZON

Library Day was my FAVORITE day in Elementary School! I loved hearing our librarian read us stories and then wander among the aisles of bookshelves, looking for something special to check out that week.

For this project, I used the Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden collection. I love the color palette of blush, soft blue, with accents of soft black. I also loved the rooster images in this collection because of the subtle nod it gave to my MORNING routine.

For the title, I used the Simple Stories Black Foam Alphas along with a label from the Sticker Book. I used some older alpha stamps from my stash (Studio Calico) to stamp the word ‘routine’ on the label, then accented it with two silver mini brads.

The book dies are from KSCraft and can be found on Amazon by clicking HERE. I stamped the front of the smaller book with a tiny phrase from the Farmhouse Garden clear stamps.

I love collecting school-themed and office-themed scrapbooking products. I was happy that I got to use this Hero Arts Library Card Stamp & Die Set for my journaling block.

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JanaBold

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Simple Stories Full Bloom ‘SPRING’ Banner

Hello, my friends! We are enjoying a ‘typical’ Spring here in Utah … cold and close to snowing one day, with 80 degree temperatures the next.

To add a little sunshine to my home over the past couple of months, I created a Spring Banner using the Simple Stories Full Bloom collection to drape across my mantle. It has been a happy sight … so much so that I decided to create one for Summer (this time with the Summer Lovin’ collection). Both of these are projects that I recently did on Simple Stories LIVE and are embedded below if you would like to check them out.

I also have some still shots of the Spring Banner. I’m waiting a week or so before I add the Summer Banner to my mantle, and I’ll be back with still shots of that project once it makes its debut over the fireplace.

Wishing you a creative day! See you again soon!

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Simple Stories: Jingle All the Way Banner

Are you looking for a way to brighten up a corner of a room with holiday cheer? Or maybe you need a handmade gift idea for someone who could use some additional Christmas spirit?

Christmas banners to the rescue! Banners are perfect for adding to a mantle, banister, sideboard, window, treat table, and more! I created this Jingle All the Way Banner for the Scrapbook.com Holiday Inspiration Series on their YouTube channel and wanted to share it here with you today!

Watch as I take you through my step-by-step batch process for creating focal point images by selecting a main image, adding in supporting images, connecting them all together with a shape, and then adding additional layers underneath. We start from the image to the front and work our way back to the base layer.

These concepts can be used for anything and can be applied to any type of collection! Try this process for creating a batch of cards, tags, embellishment clusters for a layout, gift bags, and more! Watch the video below!

Why not give banner making a try today?

Thanks for joining me! Happy holidays to you!

JanaBold

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