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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Scrapbook Process Video: February SCT Sampler

Yay! It’s the weekend! What are you up to? Are you sneaking in a little scrapbooking or crafting? I hope so!

I recently subscribed the the SCT Sampler by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I thought this small kit would be a fun way to get a few new things each month without breaking the bank and without having to think about it. And, let’s be honest, getting a fun scrappy pack of goodies each month is a BLAST!

I challenged myself to USE the items before my next Sampler arrived and I managed to accomplish that both months so far. Yay! I created two layouts with the kit and today I will be sharing the first one featuring the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Let’s Stay Home collection.

(Watch for my second layout next week sometime!)

Watch the video below to see my process!

TODAY

I broke up the straight edges of the squares in the background with a cluster of hexagons. I used this hexagon punch.

Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories Sweet Talk: Waffle Love

Have you ever challenged yourself to use a holiday collection to create an everyday layout? The Sweet Talk collection by Simple Stories is definitely geared towards Valentine’s Day with it’s lovey-dovey sentiments and puns; however, the cute patterns and addition of the colors coral, blush, and mint make it suitable for everyday memories as well.

Watch the process video below to see how this layout came together

WAFFLE LOVE

This page features a photo of two of my daughters out having waffles together. The heart shaped waffle sticker from the Cardstock Sticker sheet made the perfect accent. Infact, I used it to replace the letter ‘o’ in my title.

I used a sheet of Mint Color Vibe cardstock for the background. This soft color goes with everything and is the perfect neutral for so many collections! The cardstock has a light, felt texture to it giving it a luxurious feel, however, the texture isn’t too bumpy to write your journaling on. I LOVE that!

The patterns of the Sweet Talk collection are so pink and girly … perfect for this photo of my daughters!

Pull out your Valentine’s Day papers and scrapbook a holiday photo you took this year, scrapbook why you love someone or something, OR use them to create an everyday layout like this one I shared with you today.

Have fun!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Hello Today Layout

Hello, friends! I’ve been playing with the Hello Today collection and wanted to share my latest layout with you! This collection is bursting with color and happiness! It reminded me of the silly-fun my two daughters have together, so I chose to work with these selfies they snapped one day while out running errands together.

I used a sheet of Mint Color Vibe cardstock as the base of my layout. I printed the photos in black and white to really let the cheerful colors and patterns of the Hello Today collection shine. Aren’t they amazing?!

I matted each photo with a different patterned paper, then stacked up snippets of other patterns and Element cards behind the photos to create one large, layered photo mat.

Next, I cut out several label shapes from the Element card side of each paper to use for my journaling. I was so happy when I realized I had a rainbow of labels to use! I stacked them up in rainbow order to the side of my photos. This allowed space for a longer block of journaling.

Instead of a title, I chose to fussy-cut my daughters’ initials from the monthly Element Cards. I accented the monograms with more fussy-cut designs. I finished off each cluster with a few Enamel Dots and stamped asterisks from the Hello Today 6×8 Clear Stamp.

The result is a super-FUN page that makes me smile! I had a blast playing with this collection and I know you will, too!

See you next time!

JanaBold

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