Simple Stories: BLOOM

What do you do when you can’t decide which patterned papers to use on your layout? Use them all!
When I began this page, I could not decide which patterned paper from the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection to cut into first. I just loved them all so much! When this happens, I like to take inspiration from quilts and piece together a background using multiple patterns.
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First, I pulled out all of the papers from the Spring Farmhouse 6×8 Paper Pad that had full patterns on both sides. I then punched twenty 3″ circles from the patterned papers. Next, I scored the circles at 0.5″ on four sides. After scoring, fold each “petal” in towards the center creating a square shape with four “petals.” After all of your circles are folded, line them up in rows to create the background.
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I matted my photo with the Black/Cream Paper and two more patterns from the 6×8 Paper Pad. I cut two journal blocks from the 3×4 Elements Paper and 4×6 Elements Paper. One block houses my journaling and the other holds my title.
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Next, I embellished my photo and the title block with the Floral Bits & Pieces die cuts. I added a punched flower to each of the large blue flowers for dimension, then finished them off with a black enamel dot center.
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This page has so much texture and dimension with the folded circles. I just LOVE it! Try giving this technique a try on your next scrapbook page!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Flower Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Scalloped Scissors: ProvoCraft
Thickers: Black Glitter Shoebox by American Crafts
Trimmer/Scissors
Gray Distressing Ink
Black Journaling Pen

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March PageMaps

Can you believe it’s March?!! Where in the world did February go?

Hello, friends! Today I have my March PageMaps to share with you. I decided to do a bit of stashbusting on this one and pulled out an older collection by Simple Stories from 2015 called We Are Family. I also dusted off a few stamps and older alphabet stickers and incorporated them on this page, as well.

COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER

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I loved the pattern of the background paper, but it was taking focus away from my photos. I added a full sheet of vellum over the top and stitched in place with my sewing machine. You still have the fun pattern and colors, but they are now muted, allowing the focus to be on the design in the center of the page.

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My punches got a good work out on this page, too! I fussy cut the flower clusters from patterned paper and then added a dimensional flower on top created with American Crafts and Stampin’ Up punches.

I even made some layered butterflies to accent the top right corner of the page.

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Several years ago, journal block stamps were all the rage and I collected a fair amount of them. I’m glad I did! This tall block fits perfectly here to the left of the photo. I don’t know who the manufacturer was, but I can tell you that the “Notes:” stamp that I used at the top of the block was made by Creative Cafe.

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I added another flower cluster to the bottom right corner of the page. I also added a metal arrow that I picked up at Tuesday Morning within the last year.

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The patterned borders at the bottom of the block were created with a border punch (notebook) and patterned scissors (scallop). Oldies, but goodies! I still use both of these ALL the time!

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Don’t forget to check out the new March sketches over at PageMaps.com, and be inspired by what the other designers created.

Have a great day!
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Simple Stories: Our Story is My Favorite

With four children and several commitments, like most couples, my husband and I can have a hard time finding one-on-one time with one another. But the great thing is when we do have time together we just pick up right where you left off. I feel lucky and blessed to have built a life with my best friend and wanted to record my feelings on this page using the beautiful Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection.
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The florals in this collection are incredible! I fussy-cut the largest floral from the Always Be True paper to accent the top left corner of my photo.
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I cut out the “LOVE” tiles and the “Every Love Story” quote from the 4×4 Elements paper to use as a title and subtitle, accenting them with Bits & Pieces die cuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet.
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I placed everything on a large block of Love Day paper (pink text) and then capped off the top and bottom with strips of the black and white ticking stripe from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper. I cut the bottom strip with a pair of large scalloped scissors that I have in my stash. I then added computer-generated journaling strips below.
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This Valentine’s Day be sure to grab a selfie with your sweetheart and then use the Kissing Booth collection to create a page about how thankful you are to have that person in your life!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Scissors/Trimmer

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February PageMaps: Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy February! New sketches are up at PageMaps.com and I’m here with the page I created using the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again … Becky’s sketches are so much fun to work with! I love her style and working with her sketches always gets me in the mood to scrap!

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Each year for Valentine’s Day we put a treat and a card out on the kitchen counter for each one of my kids. The morning is always a whirlwind, but I just happened to take a quick snapshot which allowed me to document this family tradition for our albums.

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I cut out the title from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper. I angled it slightly so that the corner between the word “Valentine’s” and “Day” frames my daughter in the background of the counter photo posing with her hands in a heart shape. That is my goofy-girl! Always photo-bombing whenever she gets the opportunity!

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When I layer strips of patterned paper on a layout, I think it’s fun to add a different treatment to the ends of the different strips. Here I used pinking shears on one, tore the next one, and then dovetailed the third strip.

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I used lots of the Bits & Pieces die cuts on this page, and then added dimension with the adorable Kissing Booth Puffy Stickers! I also used the “It’s a Date” stamp set to add the date to the side of the 3×4 Journaling Card.

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What does your family do each year to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you make sugar cookies? Do you make cards and treats for each other? I’d love to hear about YOUR family traditions!

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Simple Stories “It’s a Date” Stamp Set
Ink: Black, Gray
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Black Journaling Pen
Trimmer/Scissors

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