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!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Good Stuff Card Organizer!

I make lots of handmade cards, but you know what?! I am TERRIBLE at using them! For YEARS, I have wanted to come up with a system to get those cards out of the boxes I store them in and actually WRITE in them and then SEND them out to people … can you relate?

I decided to create a Card Organizer that will help me do just that. This binder isn’t necessarily a place to store all of the cards I make, but it *IS* a system for selecting those cards and putting them in a ‘queue’ (so to speak) ready to write in each month. Let me explain it a bit more.

I used the Simple Stories 6×8 Black Stripe Designer Binder as the base for this project. I then used a variety of colors of Color Vibe cardstock to create pocket pages to go inside the binder.

Watch the video for more information!

On the front of each pocket is a calendar card from the Simple Stories Good Stuff collection and a list for each day of the month.

The idea is to write birthdays, anniversaries, etc. on the list, and then place cards for those occasions inside the pocket … ready to be written on. I can then keep this binder on my desk, by my bedside, wherever! to write and SEND the cards from my stash each month. It will serve as a ‘transition spot’ for the cards in between my storage box and the recipient. Great idea, right?!

Here is a closer look at each pocket in the album.

Did you like this project? Do you think that you will make one for yourself?

Let’s put this project to use and become card-giving ROCKSTARS this year!

Until next time!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Indigo Garden

Spring is in full swing here in Utah and that means the weather can’t decide what it’s going to do each day. LOL! In fact, just this morning we had snow. It’s melted now. Each day is a surprise in the Spring!

I have several projects that I have been creating for ‘Simple Stories LIVE’ that I would like to post here on my blog, so I will start with the most recent.

Last Friday I created a layout using the beautiful Simple Vintage Indigo Garden collection. I ADORE the colors in this collection. The navy, pink, sage, and yellow are swoon-licious! This page features photos of two of my daughters that we snapped of them on a Springtime drive in the mountains a couple of years ago.

I will post some detail shots below, but if you would like to watch the process of this page coming together, stop by the SimpleStories TV YouTube channel HERE!

I am in love with the Chipboard Frames. They are always a fantastic choice for framing out your favorite photos.

In the upper left corner of the page I tucked a doily from the Chipboard Clusters behind the photos to connect the two frames together and then tucked in butterflies and a floral piece from the Floral Bits & Pieces pack.

The large title piece is from the Page Pieces. The journal block is cut from the Journal Elements Paper. I then tucked in more butterflies and a floral stem from the Floral Bits, and added a few of the Layered Stickers.

A few more strips of patterned paper at the bottom of the page anchors the design. I LOVE the way that it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Spring to You!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Make Time

What do you do when you create a layout, but find that you aren’t 100% pleased with the end result? Do you leave it alone and move on? Do you tweak a few things? Do you trash it?

For me, it depends. I rarely throw a layout away and start over. Most of the time, I will walk away and come back to it in a few days to see if I like it better. If it still bothers me, I will do my best to make a few adjustments.

This is the situation I found myself in with the layout I am sharing today. Watch the video below to see the elements of the layout that bothered me, and what I did to fix them.

The collection I worked with in this video is the Simple Vintage Great Escape collection by Simple Stories. This collection was released last summer (2020) and was very popular = making it harder to find these days. I did notice that Scrapbook.com has a few items from this collection left at the time of this posting, but if you are looking for everything that I used on this layout, head over to ACherryOnTop.com. They have everything you’ll need! Yay!

Below is a list of the items I used to create this page. I will include a link to any items that are still available at Scrapbook.com.

Happy Scrapping!

JanaBold

SUPPLIES USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Simple Vintage Great Escape collection by Simple Stories
Great Escape Simple Basics Kit
Nature Lover Paper
Let’s Explore Paper
4×6 Elements Paper
2×2 Elements Paper
Fern/Juniper Paper
Great Escape Foliage Bits & Pieces
Great Escape Decorative Brads
Great Escape Stamps
Great Escape Layered Frames
Viewmaster Die: Echo Park Paper
Letter Stamps: Bold by Felicity Jane
Distressing Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge by Stampin’ Up
Brushed Letter Alphabet Stamps by Close to My Heart
Mixed Confetti Stamp by Jane Davenport

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