SCT September Sampler – Simple Stories Let’s Go!

Last night I had the opportunity to join my Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine friends on the SCT Sampler Facebook Page to do some LIVE scrapbooking. The September SCT Sampler featured the Let’s Go collection by Simple Stories, which was the main focus of my page.

I used Robin’s Egg Color Vibe cardstock for my background then had fun combining the Let’s Go elements from the kits to create a scrapbook page about my husband and me going on a Caribbean cruise last January to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!

Placing the tags at the top of my photo was a nice way to break up the straight edges of the photos and patterned paper layers. It also gave me an opportunity to add a bit of black & white baker’s twine … my favorite!

I used the ‘ENJOY’ metal die included in the September Sampler along with the Let’s Go Foam Stickers to create a title for my page. I placed each word on a banner shape cut from the patterned papers in the kit.

I used the stamp included with the kit to add some visual texture to the background with black ink.

Finally, I used a circle punch to punch out several circular star elements from one of the Let’s Go element cards. I added a sparkly enamel dot to the center of each star for a bit of shine.

Visit the SCT Sampler Facebook Page to watch this layout come together in real-time by watching the replay of the live stream.

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Scrapbook Process: Morning Routine

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.

MORE INFO ABOUT Austin’s Memorial Library Project

CLICK HERE to DONATE a book by visiting AUSTIN’S LIBRARY PROJECT WISHLIST ON AMAZON

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.

The book dies are from KSCraft and can be found on Amazon by clicking HERE. I stamped the front of the smaller book with a tiny phrase from the Farmhouse Garden clear stamps.

I love collecting school-themed and office-themed scrapbooking products. I was happy that I got to use this Hero Arts Library Card Stamp & Die Set for my journaling block.

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GET CREATIVE! May Color Challenge

For the month of May in the Simple Stories GET CREATIVE! retreat group, I issued a colorstory challenge. This is the layout that I create with a mixture of Simple Stories collection and embellishments from the Full Bloom collection.

To begin my design, I cut several scraps of paper into rectangles and layered them in a column.

The Full Bloom Floral Bits came in handy as I filled out the corner of each page. I also add die-cut clouds, chipboard sun, and Decorative Brads.

I love the POP of yellow from the Foam Stickers title. A little bird sings ‘hello!’ atop the letter ‘O’.

A few of the tags from the Tags Paper are layered together to hold the journaling.

Mix in some Coral, Grey, and Mint Color Vibe cardstock and you’re set!

Have a happy day!

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February SCT Sampler Layout with Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection!

The SCT Sampler kit is a small subscription kit that gives you a small ‘sampling’ from different manufacturers each time. I subscribe to the kit and enjoy getting a ‘taste’ of new collections each month.

(Click here for more information about the SCT Sampler Kit Subscription.)

I was invited to do a Facebook LIVE in the SCT Sampler Group in February (anyone can request to join … even if you don’t yet subscribe to the kit) and created the following layout featuring the darling Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection.

I used the heart dies that were included in the January Sampler kit to create the hearts around my page. I used scissors to cut away the inside of the hearts and then layered them on top of the different papers included in the kit.

The ‘Happy’ script die was included in the February SCT Sampler kit. I decided to use it for my title. I used the ‘Happy’ word as-is for the first word. For the second word in the title, I cut apart the letters from the die and re-fashioned them to spell the word ‘day’ (the ‘d’ is an upside down ‘p’).

The Doodlebug Design enamel hearts and dimensional bird stickers were the perfect accents to the Happy Hearts die-cuts included with my kit. It’s always a fun and creative exercise to see what I can create with just a few supplies.

If you’d like to watch my process of this page coming together, you can see it in the group at the link below (if you’re not yet a member of the group, just request to join).

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE PROCESS VIDEO IN THE SCT Sampler Facebook Group.

The February SCT Sampler is no longer available, but I linked the products I used for this page in the list below, if you are interested.

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