Simple Stories: Thankful and Grateful

I have fallen head over heels for the new Vintage Blessings collection by Simple Stories! Today I am up on the Simple Stories blog with the following two pages, but I will be back next week to share two more here! I had a lot of fun with this set!

THANKFUL

First up, is a page featuring my sweet family. We were on our way out the door to go to Thanksgiving dinner when I thought to myself, “Hey! Let’s grab a family photo!” We set up the tripod really quick and captured this shot with the self-timer function. It turned out pretty good considering we were in a rush! Ha!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Thankful 1 600

I love mixing patterns and had a lot of fun doing just that on this page.

I began with several strips going vertically on the left side of the page. I tucked in a punched cardstock border in between the floral and dot paper and then added machine stitching, as well.

I then used more patterned paper strips to layer beneath the photo.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Thankful 4 600

I love when I can cut apart the designs on a paper and use them as elements on my page. In this case, I cut out several doilies from the pink Home Sweet Home paper. I used them beneath the floral die cuts to the left of the title …

… and again at the top of the page, layered up behind the tabs at the top of the photo.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Thankful 2 600

I tucked another doily behind the house and tree to the right of the title, too.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Thankful 3 600

I wasn’t sure I was going to have journaling on this page, but decided to add it at the last minute at the bottom. I used the orange and blue chipboard hearts to sort of fill in that trapped space between the title and the journaling and connect everything together.

I sprinkled a few more chipboard hearts around the page (the yellow one to the left of the subtitle … and a couple at the top by the washi tape) to connect all of the clusters together visually.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Thankful 5 600

SUPPLIES:

…………………………………………………………………………………

This second page makes me itch to get together with my scrappy friends again!

GRATEFUL

Last year, I connected with these ladies through the ScrapGals Facebook group. We all live within an hour of one another and decided to get together for a night of crafting, laughing, and dinner. What a blessing they have been in my life! Each one of them has inspired me in my creativity and I am so grateful I had the chance to connect with them in “real” life!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Grateful 1 600

The background for this page comes from my favorite Snap Basics pack. It’s a set of white and light cream basic patterns (like grids, notebook, ledger, and dots) with various wood-grain finishes printed on the B sides. The Vintage Blessings patterns (and all patterns) look so great against the clean white notebook pattern … I seriously need to stock up on 10 more packs of these babies!

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Grateful 2 600

I placed the title across the seam of the two photos and then embellished the left side with flower die cuts and some enamel dots from the Faith collection. At the top of the photo, I layered together a couple of tab die cuts.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Grateful 3 600

For the journaling, I cut this bracket shape from one of the cut apart journaling cards. It had a small cluster of flowers pre-printed on it, but I added a larger floral die cut on top to give it more presence.

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Grateful 4 600

At the bottom of the page, I created a little scene with the tree, house, tickets, and more flowers. Wouldn’t it be fun if real houses were available with floral prints on their roofs? 🙂

Jana Eubank Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Grateful 5 600

SUPPLIES:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my page today … Maybe it will inspire you to pull out some supplies and do a little scrapping of your own this weekend?

Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50 JanaEubankIconFacebook_50 JanaEubankIconInstagram_50

Advertisements

Scrapbook Page: Pulling a Title from Your Journaling

The photos on today’s page were ones that my daughter took on a date for the Halloween dance a couple of years ago. Of course I wasn’t on the date with her, so I had her write the journaling.

I could have gone with the typical “Carving Pumpkins” title for this page, but decided to pull out a unique phrase from my daughter’s journaling instead. The silly phrase, “Toothpick-Toothed Beast” is catchy because it is different … but will also mean more to my daughter because it is something specific pulled from her date.

TOOTHPICK-TOOTHED BEAST

Today’s page features one of my FAVORITE Fall collections this year … the Hello Fall collection by Carta Bella Paper.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 1 600

I have amassed a HUGE collection of letter stickers. They are one of those things I almost never purge … because, let’s face it … fonts are pretty basic.

However, I have noticed that I typically create my titles on my Silhouette Cameo machine. Simply for the fact that it is EASIER. I can choose a phrase and then size it to fit EXACTLY in the space I have on my page. I LOVE that!

But … because of that … my poor alphabet collection has been neglected. I made a goal to dig into those alphas a bit more throughout the rest of the year … and although the process of putting together the title takes longer … I still really enjoy the look of a mixed alphabet title! AND, it feels good to use what I have!

NOTE: I just have to point out something … how stinkin’ CUTE is that little hedgehog from this collection! ❤ ❤ ❤

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 2 600

I love using journaling strips when there is a lot to say on a page. I can cut them to whatever width I need and get a lot of information in a small space.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 3 600

I had fun clustering the elements of the Hello Fall collection together in groups around the page. I made sure to add something “shiny” … whether it was an enamel dot, enamel shape, or decorative brad to each group to tie them all together. Varying which embellishment I used in the clusters keeps things interesting to look at.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 4 600

Layering all kinds of bits together is one of my very favorite things to do!

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 5 600

This page has a light and bright feel about it, but still feels grounded with the brown cardstock strips outlining the different patterned paper sections.

I used the Ticket Tear Border punch by Stampin’ Up to jazz up a couple of those edges and keep things from feeling too boxy.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Toothpick Beast Scrapbook 6 600

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White, Brown
Patterned Paper: Woodgrain (BasicGrey)
Letter Stickers: Dolce Thickers by American Crafts, Brown Woodgrain Tile Letters (October Afternoon)
Small Doily
Mist: Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Clay
Ticket Tear Border Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Brown Distress Ink
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer

Thanks for coming by today!
JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50   JanaEubankIconFacebook_50   JanaEubankIconInstagram_50   

Carta Bella Paper: Hello Fall Cards

There is something about fall that makes me want to take time to connect with friends and family. Why not send your loved ones a fun fall-themed card in the mail?
Today I have a couple of cards that would be perfect created with the Carta Bella Paper Hello Fall collection.
I couldn’t resist creating a card centered around my favorite tag from the Frames & Tags Ephemera Pack … Yep! The one that says, “I’m Just Here for the Pie.” Haha!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Squirrel Pie Card 1 600
I used the Chestnut Brown Linen Cardstock for my card base and then built up a background of the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper (multi-colored chevron) and Pumpkin Spice Paper. Aren’t those squirrels adorable?!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Squirrel Pie Card 2 600
This next card features the adorable truck from the Hello Fall collection. Just looking at that cute truck makes me want to go on a hay ride through a pumpkin field!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Truck Card NEW 1 600
I added a bit of twine and the decorative brads to give this card some texture!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Fall Truck Card NEW 2 600
SUPPLIES:

Do you enjoy sending handmade cards to people you know?
JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50   JanaEubankIconFacebook_50   JanaEubankIconInstagram_50   

Two-Page Layout: So Very Thankful

This month the Simple Stories design team was invited to participate in the monthly sketch release over at PageMaps.

I adore PageMaps and jumped at the chance to work with one of Becky Fleck’s amazing two-page sketches! I created the layout below using the Simple Stories Happy Harvest Simple Set.

SO VERY THANKFUL

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 1 600

Here is a closer look at the the left side of the spread.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 2 600

I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out a title for my page and then added a pair of fox heads across the top to represent family. The larger fox was cut from one of the journaling cards and the smaller one is from the sticker sheet.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 4 600

I cut the title out multiple times, trimmed away the word “very” and ran it through the Tiny Dots embossing folder (Kaiser Craft). That bit of texture adds a lot to this part of the page.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 5 600

I cut out the group of pumpkins from another one of the journaling cards and layered several stickers around it.

More stickers adorn the right side of the page.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 3 600

One of the 4×6 cut apart cards holds my journaling. I added more stickers at the top and a punched tab at the bottom stamped with the date.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 6 600

Zig Zag stitching across the width of both pages, ties them together. I LOVE that woodgrain paper. It grounds the photos and feels perfectly “fall.”

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 7 600

I cut out the pumpkin from the journaling cards paper and added more stickers to the right of it to create another embellishment cluster. The shiny gold circle stickers are from my favorite Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Stickers. The gold color has a nice sunny, warm feeling to them … a nice change of pace from the silver tone you usually see in shiny stickers.

Jana Eubank PageMaps Simple Stories Happy Harvest So Very Thankful Scrapbook Page 8 600

I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on one of the PageMaps sketches this month. Be sure to stop by PageMaps to see what the rest of the design team created!

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Sketch: Pagemaps
Cardstock: Cream, Light Blue, Sunflower
Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shapes
“So Very Thankful for…” Cut File by Loni Stevens (Design #22713 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

Enjoy your day!
JanaBold

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon_50   JanaEubankIconFacebook_50   JanaEubankIconInstagram_50