I am as EXCITED as can be to announce that I am the new Marketing Coordinator for Simple Stories. Simple Stories is a LONG time favorite brand of mine and I am THRILLED to be joining their team! Kevin and Amber Crowell, the owners, as well as the rest of their team, are as passionate about paper as you and me and make THE CUTEST products on the planet! I am so happy to be working with them!
What does that mean for my blog?
Of course I will continue to share my creations here and as you can expect, there will be LOTS of Simple Stories projects. YAY!!!!
That being said, I do have a few loose ends to tie up with the design teams I have been a part of and will post those projects here over the next couple of weeks. I have been incredibly fortunate to work with so many amazing manufacturers over the years and am thankful for the opportunities they have each given me to design with their beautiful products. It is these companies and these people that make the papercrafting community such a wonderful place to be!
I have also had something really fun in the works since November (before my new position with Simple Stories came into the picture) that I am finishing up. I should be able to tell you all about towards the end of May or beginning of June … as soon as it is ready. I’m really hoping you will LOVE it!
Thank you for reading my blog and for your continued support! I love paper, and I love the PEOPLE who love paper! Let’s keep celebrating this wonderful hobby together!
Happy April! New sketches are up at PageMaps.com and they are AMAZING!!! (as always! *wink*)
Here is the page I created!
These photos are from several years ago when the kids and I visited the Museum of Ancient Life. My kids had a blast posing with the giant shark head protruding out from one of the displays and I crack up every time I see their facial expressions in these pictures.
I pulled out some items from my stash for this page. I used mostly the 2014 collection by Carta Bella Paper called Ahoy There and also utilized a variety of other scraps from other manufacturers for the photo mat.
This shark was created with the “Shark” cut file by Echo Park Paper (#248695 in the Silhouette Design Store).
I created the title with the letter stickers from the Ahoy There collection and a font called Kaushan Script.
This page was so much fun to make! I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches!
Sketch: PageMaps April 2019 by Becky Fleck
Carta Bella Ahoy There Collection
Sailboats Paper (red ship helms = Border of page)
Word Traveler Paper (ombre background)
My Anchor Paper (multi-colored ship helms)
Scraps (Simple Stories, Pebbles, My Mind’s Eye, Bella Blvd)
Journal Block (Simple Stories)
Red Star Stickers (Jolee’s)
Font: Kaushan Script
Cut File: “Shark” by Echo Park (#248695)
Gray Ink/Ink Blender
Black Journaling Pen
Sewing Machine/White Thread
I’m hopping on today with a quick Christmas card share using the Cottage Cutz Jolly Cardinal die set. I LOVE this cute little bird sitting on his snowy branch!
I chose to cut him out in blue for this card, but you could also cut him out in red to be a Christmas cardinal, white or pink for wedding or Valentine’s day, yellow for springtime, or even black for Halloween!
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and spending lots of time making memories with your loved ones.
See you again soon!
I love the images of Santa in this collection! Look how cute this die cut is … he is definitely keeping an eye out to see who is being naughty or nice!
I also really love the greenery images from this collection … especially the holly and berries. I made sure each embellishment cluster on this page had holly, tying them all together and adding a cohesive look to the design.
The chipboard Layered Frames
for this collection are a must-have! The layered look will effortlessly make your main photo the star of the show!
Other Items from the Simple Vintage Christmas Collection:
Combo Sticker (10332)
Bits & Pieces (10348)
6×8 Pad (10356)