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!
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!
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.
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.
I tucked another doily behind the house and tree to the right of the title, too.
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.
This second page makes me itch to get together with my scrappy friends again!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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? 🙂
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!