Simple Stories: BLOOM

What do you do when you can’t decide which patterned papers to use on your layout? Use them all!
When I began this page, I could not decide which patterned paper from the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection to cut into first. I just loved them all so much! When this happens, I like to take inspiration from quilts and piece together a background using multiple patterns.
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First, I pulled out all of the papers from the Spring Farmhouse 6×8 Paper Pad that had full patterns on both sides. I then punched twenty 3″ circles from the patterned papers. Next, I scored the circles at 0.5″ on four sides. After scoring, fold each “petal” in towards the center creating a square shape with four “petals.” After all of your circles are folded, line them up in rows to create the background.
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I matted my photo with the Black/Cream Paper and two more patterns from the 6×8 Paper Pad. I cut two journal blocks from the 3×4 Elements Paper and 4×6 Elements Paper. One block houses my journaling and the other holds my title.
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Next, I embellished my photo and the title block with the Floral Bits & Pieces die cuts. I added a punched flower to each of the large blue flowers for dimension, then finished them off with a black enamel dot center.
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This page has so much texture and dimension with the folded circles. I just LOVE it! Try giving this technique a try on your next scrapbook page!
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Flower Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Scalloped Scissors: ProvoCraft
Thickers: Black Glitter Shoebox by American Crafts
Gray Distressing Ink
Black Journaling Pen


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Simple Stories: Our Story is My Favorite

With four children and several commitments, like most couples, my husband and I can have a hard time finding one-on-one time with one another. But the great thing is when we do have time together we just pick up right where you left off. I feel lucky and blessed to have built a life with my best friend and wanted to record my feelings on this page using the beautiful Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection.
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The florals in this collection are incredible! I fussy-cut the largest floral from the Always Be True paper to accent the top left corner of my photo.
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I cut out the “LOVE” tiles and the “Every Love Story” quote from the 4×4 Elements paper to use as a title and subtitle, accenting them with Bits & Pieces die cuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet.
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I placed everything on a large block of Love Day paper (pink text) and then capped off the top and bottom with strips of the black and white ticking stripe from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper. I cut the bottom strip with a pair of large scalloped scissors that I have in my stash. I then added computer-generated journaling strips below.
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This Valentine’s Day be sure to grab a selfie with your sweetheart and then use the Kissing Booth collection to create a page about how thankful you are to have that person in your life!
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Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Adhesive/Foam Squares


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February PageMaps: Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy February! New sketches are up at and I’m here with the page I created using the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again … Becky’s sketches are so much fun to work with! I love her style and working with her sketches always gets me in the mood to scrap!


Each year for Valentine’s Day we put a treat and a card out on the kitchen counter for each one of my kids. The morning is always a whirlwind, but I just happened to take a quick snapshot which allowed me to document this family tradition for our albums.


I cut out the title from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper. I angled it slightly so that the corner between the word “Valentine’s” and “Day” frames my daughter in the background of the counter photo posing with her hands in a heart shape. That is my goofy-girl! Always photo-bombing whenever she gets the opportunity!


When I layer strips of patterned paper on a layout, I think it’s fun to add a different treatment to the ends of the different strips. Here I used pinking shears on one, tore the next one, and then dovetailed the third strip.


I used lots of the Bits & Pieces die cuts on this page, and then added dimension with the adorable Kissing Booth Puffy Stickers! I also used the “It’s a Date” stamp set to add the date to the side of the 3×4 Journaling Card.


What does your family do each year to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you make sugar cookies? Do you make cards and treats for each other? I’d love to hear about YOUR family traditions!


Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Simple Stories “It’s a Date” Stamp Set
Ink: Black, Gray
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Black Journaling Pen


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Simple Stories: Snow Angels

When I think back to the winter days of my childhood, I fondly remember playing for what seemed like hours out in the snow. Now that I am a mom, I realize that I probably was only out there for about 20 minutes before I came back inside for a mug of hot cocoa. Ha! At least, that is the way it has been when my children were little.
For today’s page, I pulled out some older photos of my girls frolicking in the snow in our yard. The Simple Stories Freezin’ Season collection complimented their brightly-colored snowsuits perfectly!
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Even though my journaling for this page is a bit snarky, I assure my girls that I still love them “snow much” with this cute banner die cut from the Bits & Pieces pack. I stitched around the edges of the paper layers with black thread to tie them in with the black lines of the adorable hand drawn art in this collection.
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I love this chipboard snowglobe with it’s cozy little house. Looking at the wisp of smoke coming from the chimney makes me think of the smell of chimney smoke outside on a cold winter day! I added the pair of snowmen, fussy-cut from one of the 4×4 Elements cards, to mimic my girls in the photo.
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I created the title “Snow Angels” by combining the “SNOW” sticker word, with the die cut word “angels.” I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut out the word on two different colors of cardstock with the Lettering Delights Xiphoid Script font.
Next, I used large circle punches to create the journal spot and then accented it with pine trees cut from the 4x4 Elements cards and a pair of snowflake circle die cuts from the Bits & Pieces Pack.
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I love scrapbooking photos of my kids playing in the snow and need to make a point to get out there this winter with my camera. Have you snapped any winter photos lately?
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Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Freezin’ Season 6×12 Chipboard
Freezin’ Season Bits & Pieces
Lettering Delights Font: ZP Xiphoid Script
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
Circle Punches: 2.75″, 3″
Black Journaling Pen

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