Simple Stories: Autumn Outing

Fall is my family’s favorite time of year to be outside! Whether it’s driving through the mountains to see the colorful leaves, a visit to the pumpkin patch, or walks around the neighborhood, we can never seem to get enough of our favorite season!

The Autumn Splendor collection by Simple Stories encapsulates everything we love about autumn with its color palette and beautiful, botanical images. It was so much fun creating this page for our family album!

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I fell head over heels for the coordinating stencil for this collection and decided to add it to the background paper (3×4 Elements paper). I love the way the stenciled details look peeking out from behind the Foliage Bits & Pieces. I repeated the stenciling around the page in three areas to create a visual triangle in my design and to keep your eye moving around the page.

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I framed the single photo for this page with a Layered Chipboard Frame and then added layers of additional patterned papers and Foliage Bits & Pieces leaves behind for texture. This entire grouping is popped up on foam tape.

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I fussy-cut the journal block from the 3×4 Elements paper and then added it to the right of my photo at a downward angle. A pair of foliage leaves and a butterfly connect the journal block to the layered photo block and add even more to the outdoorsy feel!

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I combined the chipboard “AUTUMN” word with orange letters from my stash for the title. I added distress ink to the orange letters to tie them in with the inking in the background.

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This beautiful collection makes me long for sunny Autumn days and fall drives in the mountains! I can’t wait for the leaves to begin changing! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to scrapbook some of your fall family photos, too!

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Simple Stories: Fall Baking

Ahhhh! Can you feel it?! Lately, there has been a bit of a bite in the early morning and evening air and that means that fall is just around the corner! Squeal! It’s my favorite time of the year!

Whenever fall comes around, I get in the mood to cozy up inside the house and BAKE! You do, too?! There’s just something about coming home to the scent of pumpkin muffins or chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven on a crisp fall day, am I right?

Today’s layout features the BRAND NEW Simple Stories Fall Farmhouse collection along with photos of my daughter and her friend doing a little fall baking themselves.

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I wanted to create a patchwork effect for the background of this layout. I chose the Harvest/Dots paper for the layout base and then cut several of the papers from the 6×8 Paper Pad into 2″ x 2″ and 2″ x 4″ blocks.

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My photos are also 2″ x 4″, but I set them apart a little bit more by matting them with the SN@P! Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper.

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Next, I used the Chipboard Stickers and Combo Stickers to accent the title and create an embellishment cluster next to the middle photo. Aren’t those florals darling?! I am in LOVE with the wheat stalks and berry branches tucked in with the florals. They look so cute accenting the plump, cheerful pumpkins!

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I cut the label shape from the 4×4 Elements paper for the journaling, adding a pumpkin and label sticker from the Mini Sticker Tablet to accent the chipboard banner and chipboard tiered plate stickers. CUTE!!!

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Of course I had to pull in some of that cute washi tape, too! You can see that I layered the gingham and stripe washi tapes together across the top and bottom blocks. I also added a bit of the gingham washi tape to the right of the title

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Happy Fall to one and all! I hope you are having a great day!

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Simple Stories: Say Cheese Halloween

Hello, my friends! Have you seen the Say Cheese Halloween collection by Simple Stories? This adorable, Disney-themed collection is perfect for scrapping your Halloween visit to your favorite theme park, but is ALSO versatile enough for Halloween memories in general! Check it out!

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The colors in the Say Cheese Halloween collection are so vibrant and fun! I especially love the addition of teal and green because they go so well with my daughter’s gypsy costume in the photos.

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I fussy-cut the “B-O-O” letters from the 2×2 Elements paper to use as my title. I placed the letters across the top of the chipboard banner piece and then added a die cut web (Bits & Pieces) and the chipboard spider and bats.

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I am loving the purple in this collection. I cut my photos in circles using the Circle Photo Crops and then matted them with the purple, spider-patterned So Creepy paper. I then accented the photos with the chipboard stars and “Not So Scary” phrase, as well as some die cut bats  (Bits & Pieces).

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At the bottom of the page, I fussy-cut several icons from the Elements papers. The potion bottle ingredients are cooking up something interesting in the neighboring cauldron (both from the 4×4 Elements paper) while the jack-o-lanterns look on with their silly and friendly grins (4×6 Elements paper). Good thing they have some chipboard candy corns to snack on while they wait for the concoction to finish brewing! *wink*

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I added journaling to the postcard die cut from the Bits & Pieces pack in the bottom right corner of the page. I then added a few phrase stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet, as well as a chipboard spider.

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This not-so-scary, colorful Halloween page was so much fun to put together! Have you thought about what costume you want to wear for Halloween this year?

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Simple Stories: Happy Halloween

Trick or treat, she’s so sweet! The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting collection was perfect for scrapbooking these two cute friends who decided to put together their own gypsy costumes for Halloween one year. It was fun to hear them giggle and squeal as they ran back and forth to each other’s houses digging through their skirts, scarves, and their mom’s jewelry and makeup putting together the perfect gypsy ensemble.

Do you sometimes feel like that when you’re scrapbooking? Like you have to dig and dig to find just the right pieces for your project? Stop digging and grab yourself a collection kit by Simple Stories. The simple, yet brilliant, patterns make it a snap to document your memories!

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Time and time again I reach for the Snap Basics Paper Pack for my backgrounds. Not only do I love a neutral, clean background, but I adore the built-in journaling lines! Ha!

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I have been enjoying adding torn bits to my pages lately. This technique is a simple way to add texture to a design. Here I tore a strip of the Fright Night paper to go across the top of my page. There was one spot where the tear curved upwards. Instead of letting it bother me, I ran with it and added a few tab stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet to fill it in. What a fun detail!

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I couldn’t WAIT to try out the 6×6 Stencil from this collection. The bats in flight were just calling my name. I used a dauber and a black ink pad to create the pattern on the background and then splattered some mist over the top.

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Next, I used the chipboard phrase for my title (SWOON!) and then cut out a few of the larger designs from the 4×4 Elements paper decorate the space below. These larger elements are anchored on the chipboard banner and then accented with a pumpkin and floral cluster sticker (Combo Sticker Sheet).

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One of my favorite things about this collection is the soft touches of pink. I love how the shades of pink pick up the girls’ youthful skin. The pink also adds a feminine, flirty touch!

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The Happy Haunting collection was such a fun way to take a break from the summer heat and has me counting down to the cooler days ahead!

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