Simple Stories: Boys Rule

It’s rare that you find a collection for boys that can span all the way from when they are toddlers to teens and the Simple Stories Lil’ Dude collection does just that! Today I have a birthday layout to share with you using this darling new collection.
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The 4×4 Elements paper played a big role in this design. I not only used one of the squares for my title …
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… but also as page elements scattered below the title. Here you can see where I fussy-cut the speech bubbles from another one of the 4×4 Elements, as well as how I punched out the circle journaling block.
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I also punched the “It’s a Boys World” from the 3×4 Elements paper to use as a page accent.
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At the top of the page, I used a smaller circle punch to punch the “So Rad” circle from the 2×2 Elements paper.
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After I placed the larger pieces, I came back in with the die cuts from the Bits & PIeces pack and the puffy stickers to fill in the spaces.
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I love how this design grabs your attention at the top of the page with the title and the photos and then leads your eye down the “waterfall” of page elements through the journaling and then finally ending on the photo at the bottom of the layout.
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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you felt inspired to create a scrapbook page of your own.
See you next time!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Celebrating Sisters with Good Vibes

Hi Friends! Happy Weekend! This past week I shared a layout on the Simple Stories blog using the funky-fun Good Vibes collection.
My daughters have developed a new summer tradition of spending an afternoon together painting wood boxes that they call “Treasure Boxes.” Throughout the coming year, they place mementos into their boxes as they go on vacations, or gather things that are important to them in their daily lives.
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The 6×8 Pads have become a favorite of mine for fussy cutting large elements for my scrapbook pages. Here I placed a large floral in the upper left corner of the page. I used a Black Glaze Pen to add a bit of shimmer to the flower centers, and even accented a few of them with black gems from my stash.
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For the title, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a phrase. The original phrase said “Friends are a Treasure.” I cut off the word “friends” and then used pink letter stickers to replace it with the word “sisters.”
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The flowers on this layout follow a diagonal line through the page from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. I used a chipboard element with flowers on the top left corner of the horizontal photo, along with a sprinkling of heart die cuts, to help connect the diagonal through the photos. The flowers in the bottom right corner of the page were fussy-cut from one of the cards on the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper.
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Two strips of patterned paper along the left side of the page, anchor the design and tie all of the colors together.
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Next time your family members are hanging out together chatting around the table grab a few shots with your camera and create a page about their relationship.  You will be so glad that you did!
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Title Cut File: ‘Friends are a Treasure” Phrase by Lori Whitlock (Design #9385 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Simple Stories: Patriotic Picnic

Happy Fourth of July! I’m up on the Simple Stories Blog today sharing a patriotic page and a design inspired by a patterned paper from the Simple Stories Hometown USA collection.
I was inspired by the quilt-like pattern of the All American paper and thought it would be fun to create a large pieced star on my page with a similar look and feel.
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Take a look at my page below!
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I cut the geometric star (“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley #191599) with my Silhouette Cameo machine and then backed each section with the various patterned papers of the Hometown USA collection. I even utilized the red/white striped and plaid patterns of the  cut apart cards of the Elements paper.
Next, I created my own star from two shades of blue cardstock to layer on top. I used the two shades of cardstock to give it a dimensional look, sort of like a dimensional barn star. I then added two more die cut stars cut from navy cardstock and red glitter cardstock to the center to finish it off.
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I used the Echo Park Milo Uppercase Alphabet die and Carta Bella Picnic die to create the title from navy and red glitter cardstock. I love the picnic elements included on the 6×12 Sticker sheet because they were perfect to emphasize the topic of my page … our family’s patriotic picnic!
The new “It’s a Date” stamps are perfect for adding the date to your scrapbook pages, like I did here.
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I placed my photos on top of one another to the right of the star and then accented them with more of the adorable stickers from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet. I especially love the bike and those festive balloons!
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The page was feeling visually heavy on the right side, so to balance it out I mimicked the three photos by lining up three of the square stickers from the sticker sheet in the top left corner of the page. I matted a couple of them with navy cardstock to tie them in with the navy cardstock of the large star.
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Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of my favorite things about summer! I love getting together with family, laughing, watching parades, oohing and ahhing over the fireworks, and eating good food.
How do you celebrate the holiday? Have you scrapbooked it? If not, be sure to take photos of your favorite things about your celebration and make a page to document your traditions. You will be so glad that you did!
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“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley (Design #191599 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Various Star Punches and Dies
Carta Bella Picnic Die
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Scissors/Trimmer

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Smile

I’m back with another page using the Simple Stories Hello Summer collection and a June 2018 sketch by PageMaps!

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These snapshots are from our trip to Hawaii a couple of years ago. We were just standing on this path waiting for a tour guide … and as I looked at my family, I just felt so grateful to be there in that beautiful place, with these beautiful people. Definitely a reason to “Smile,” don’t you think?! Life is so good!

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I anchored the “Smile” sticker on a speech bubble die cut (created from a metal die I have in my stash) to give it a bit more presence as my title. Next, I surrounded the title with a few more stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. The sun cloud, leaves, and flower are all from this sheet. That cute little lime slice is from the chipboard sheet.

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I used a stamp from my stash to create the journaling block and then decorated the left side with a chipboard cactus and more stickers.

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At the bottom of the page, I used the chipboard banner as a resting place for the “Relax” die cut and other elements. I stamped my date here with a Heidi Swapp date stamp and then added a bit of Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine to break up the linear feel of this page. (I’m always soooo nervous to add that final step of ink splatters … thankfully, I felt good about how they fell on the page this time! Whew! :D)

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I think that pineapple “Peace, Love, & Pineapples” paper is just so cute here and really makes this page shine!

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Cardstock: Black, White, Yellow, Lime Green
Speech Bubble Die
Journaling Lines Stamp: Hampton Art
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

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