Simple Stories: Here Fishy, Fishy!

Camping in the mountains is one of my favorite places to be! The fresh air, the slower pace, the night sky exploding with stars, and the sound of a crackling campfire all inspire me to soak up life and reset my way of thinking.

The NEW Happy Trails collection by Simple Stories, with its cheerful colors and images, makes me want to pack up the trailer right now and head out for a weekend in the woods!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 2 800

This page features photos of my son when he was younger fishing at a small roadside pond near one of our favorite camping sites. There he could catch and release as many fish as he would like and was his FAVORITE thing to do on our camping trips.

I LOVE every single pattern in the Happy Trails collection and wanted to find a way to include as many of them as I could on this page. I created a triangle-shaped template that I used to create long pennant shapes to go across the top of my page. I added a few red gem brads to one of them and a cluster of stickers and Bits & Pieces die cuts on another.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 3 800

I fussy-cut this large floral from the 4×4 Elements paper to accent the left side of my photo strip. I added a red gem brad to the center of the yellow flower and then added  word die cuts to fill in the empty space in the top right corner of my photo.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 4 800

I added the “Gone Fishing” die cut below the two smaller photos, along with a bit of journaling on the plaid journal block from the Journal Bits & Pieces pack. I fussy cut the fish from another die cut to accent the right side, and then tucked in a flower sticker on the right.

On the left side, I created a fun little sticker forest scene with the raccoon and a pair of fluffy pine trees. CUTE!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 5 800

I almost always create three embellishment clusters in my page designs, and when I do, I like to add something that ties them all together. In this case, I used the ADORABLE mosquito die cuts! (Probably, the one and only time I will think mosquitos are adorable. Ha!)  How cute are they buzzing around each section of this page?!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 6 800

If you haven’t had a chance to get out and do some camping yet this summer season, I think the Happy Trails collection gives you the perfect reason to go! *wink!* Get out there and take some outdoorsy photos so you can come home and scrapbook them with this amazing collection! Happy Camping!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Happy Trails Here Fishy Layout 1 800

SUPPLIES:

JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50 JanaEubankIconFacebook_50 JanaEubankIconInstagram_50

Advertisements

Simple Stories: Bon Voyage!

Hello and happy summer! I’m back with a brand new layout featuring photos from our recent summer family vacation with the Simple Stories Cruisin’ Collection.

Each time one of my children graduate from high school, we plan a big family trip to celebrate! My son graduated from high school this year, so we planned a cruise to the Western Caribbean. It was such a BLAST! The photos on this layout today feature the excitement we all felt as we boarded the cruise ship.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 2 800.jpg

I LOVE using lots of patterned paper in my scrapbook designs, but to make those patterns really SHINE, you need to give the eye a rest by incorporating solid colors as well. This is why I love the Simple Basics Kit so much! I used all three papers in the Simple Basics Kit on this page. I used the Navy/Yellow paper for the background, and then layered up the Red/Blue paper and the Teal/Cream paper as photo mats behind my main photo.

I then created an embellishment cluster across the top of my photo with the sun, cloud, and phrase stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet, as well as a few chipboard hearts and enamel dots.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 3 800

I decided to do something a bit different for my journaling on this layout. Instead of using one large journaling block, I layered together three different journaling shapes from the Bits & Pieces. I LOVE the way this turned out! The different shapes stacked together are so CUTE!

I then accented the top of the horizontal photo with the “Anchors Aweigh” phrase (Bits & Pieces), a heart sticker (Combo Stickers), chipboard pieces, and a sprinkling of enamel dots.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 4 800

I placed the chipboard phrase “Bon Voyage” along with the chipboard cruise ship at the bottom of the vertical photo for my page title. Next, I tucked in a few stickers behind the photo mat layers to the right of the title and then added tone-on-tone navy enamel dots to the ship and page background. (It’s amazing the fun texture and shine you can add with just a few enamel dots! I love those things SO MUCH!!!)

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 5 800

To cap off my design, I added strips of the yellow/white striped AHOY paper across the top and bottom of the page.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 6 800

Simple Stories makes scrapbooking so much FUN! What memories will YOU capture today?!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Cruisin Bon Voyage Scrapbook 1 800

SUPPLIES:

JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50 JanaEubankIconFacebook_50 JanaEubankIconInstagram_50

Simple Stories: #1 Dad

Hello, scrappy friends! Today I’m using the Simple Stories Dad Life collection to document my husband’s relationship with our son.

My husband and son are the only boys in our family of six, which means they have to stick together! They often hang out together and have developed a special bond … do I dare say that my son has become “Dad’s Favorite” by default?! This photo is a snapshot I took of them before heading out on a road trip together. It was the perfect opportunity to document their relationship!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Dad Life 1 800

I used the Snap Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper for the background of this page. I love using this paper for layouts, especially when I have a lot of journaling to add. The journaling lines are built right in!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a masculine collection to work with our photos about the boys and men in our lives. Dad Life to the rescue! I love the colors of this collection soooo much! The gray, slate blue, orange, yellow, and black is a nice change of pace and are just perfect for scrapbooking the guys.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Dad Life 2 800

I also really love all of the phrase stickers! I couldn’t resist adding them to the embellishment clusters at the top and right side of the page.

The rocket ship is adorable, too! I added it to the top right corner of my photo, along with several hearts, stars, and phrase stickers. I die cut a few scribbly circle shapes to tuck behind the photo for an additional punch of black!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Dad Life 3 800

I love layering the stickers and elements together. Here I used the “#1 Dad” sticker as the title for this page, and then added one of the 3×4 cards next to it to act as a subtitle. I cut a piece of the plaid paper in a strip and then trimmed the ends to look like washi tape to “hold down” the card. At the bottom of the card I popped up the sneaker sticker on foam tape.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Dad Life 4 800

I’m so grateful that my husband and son are such great friends. It makes my heart smile every time they plan a trip or activity together. It’s a relationship I am grateful to have captured and recorded on this page.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Dad Life 5 800

SUPPLIES:

JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50 JanaEubankIconFacebook_50 JanaEubankIconInstagram_50

Simple Stories: Memorial Day

I am grateful for parents who have instilled in me a reverence for Memorial Day. It’s a time to pause and reflect and to think of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and well-being. I am so grateful to live in a peaceful place and thankful to those who have protected the rights I enjoy every single day. I think of our service men and women, as well as my ancestors who have paved the way for my family.

I  created this page with the Let Freedom Ring Simple Set. I used the Maple/Cream Notebook as the base and also brought in some Dark Red/Cream solid paper from the Say Cheese 4 collection.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring 1 800

I added several patterned paper layers behind my main photo and then sprinkled star stickers from the Let Freedom Ring cardstock stickers in the top left corner.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring 2 800

I used letter sticker from my stash for the title, and then filled in the spaces with the Let Freedom Ring pinwheel  and phrase stickers.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring 3 800

I used one of the 3×4 cut apart cards for my journaling and then accented it with a floral sticker. I placed the banner sticker at the bottom of the page, tucking it underneath my photo strip.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring 4 800

As my children have grown, busy schedules have crowded in and I miss these drives to the cemeteries. I miss it and definitely want to make the time to do this with my family again.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring 5 800

Wishing you a peaceful and gratitude-filled day as you ponder the people who have sacrificed to bless your life!

SUPPLIES:

JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50 JanaEubankIconFacebook_50 JanaEubankIconInstagram_50