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.
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.
One of the latest collections from Simple Stories celebrates all things crafty with the Let’s Get Crafty collection. I mean you gotta love papers and stickers that celebrate our love for paper and stickers, right?!!! 😀
Several years ago, my daughter was attending an overnight camp at a local college about 2 hours from our home. Instead of dropping her off and making the drive back-and-forth for two days, I decided to grab my rolling scrapbook tote, put together some page kits, and scrapbook the night away at a nearby hotel.
It was the first time I had stayed anywhere all by little self … I was so brave! Ha! I was a bit freaked out by every little noise around me, but that just made it that much easier to stay up all night creating scrapbook pages while listening to the T.V. Of course, I had to take a few selfies of my crafting adventure.
The 6×8 pads are a great way to sample a collection if you are on a budget and are more versatile than you think! If you are craving something ‘new’ … they are a great way to freshen up your stash without the guilt of buying more collection kits. *wink, wink* Just sayin’! (But I personally advocate for treating yourself to ALL of the things! Ha!)
To watch the Simple Stories LIVE where I created this layout you can click on the video below.
Here’s wishing you a creative and crafty weekend! Thanks so much for coming by!
Do you ever see a paper collection and it immediately takes your breath away? That feeling happens to me at work every time a new Simple Stories collection crosses my desk for proofing. But when I first saw the Simple Vintage Indigo Garden collection, the color combination just spoke to me. The navy along with the shades of pink, sage green, and butter yellow were something I couldn’t wait to create with!
Today I have a layout to share with you using the Indigo Garden collection. This was a layout that I created while doing a Simple Stories LIVE several weeks ago. I have linked that live stream below if you would like to watch.
The starting point for this layout were the Chipboard Frames for the Indigo Garden collection. They are a great way to highlight favorite photos, and these photos are some of my favorites of these two girls of mine.
I layered the Chipboard Frames up with a Chipboard Cluster, Floral Bits, and several patterned papers. Butterflies are a must as well!
To finish up the page, I used several Layered Stickers, then sprinkled clear gems here-and-there. I LOVE the result!
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.