Simple Stories: Very Merry

Christmas can be a hectic time of year, but I always enjoy hunkering down in my craft room on a cold, snowy day for a bit of scrapbooking. Pulling out older holiday photos make me realize how quickly time passes by and to always savor each and every holiday spent with family and friends.
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I began the page with the Season’s Greetings paper from the Simple Stories Very Merry collection. I love the large floral in the corner! After placing my three photos in a triangle, the large floral perfectly fills the empty space and helps to frame the design.
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I placed two strips of patterned paper on the right hand side of the page to anchor my photo grouping (Let It Snow striped paper and the green confetti dot of the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper). I used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch in between the two paper strips and then added some chipboard snowflakes and phrase stickers at the top for decoration.
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I could not resist adding that darling red truck from the Combo Stickers to this page. It’s almost as if the truck is delivery the presents that my family members are opening in the photo above! Ha! A fussy-cut floral piece from the Peace On Earth paper peeks out from behind the photo to finish things off.
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I cut another larger flower cluster from the Peace On Earth paper to accent the bottom of my main photo and fill the space above my sticker title.
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Finally, I added journaling to the left side of the page. Now this layout is ready to be put in our Family Album! I can’t wait to get together with family again this year. Christmas is such a beautiful time of year!
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Simple Stories: Happy Holiday

It’s the beginning of December and the holiday spirit is in full swing at my house! The minute Thanksgiving is over the Christmas music is a constant at our home and puts me right in the mood to do some Christmas scrapbooking!
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Most of my pictures from the holidays are a beautiful, chaotic mix of people, things, and colors. The Simple Stories Very Merry collection brings everything together with its classic red and green color scheme.
For this page, I placed three photos on a patterned paper axis running through the center of the page and then filled in the empty spots with a title, journaling and holiday elements.
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I used the Very Merry Combo Stickers for the title area of this page. I love how the black script of the title POPS against my mini forest of pine tree stickers.
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My main photo had an empty spot in the lower left corner, so I fussy-cut the large floral cluster from the Peace On Earth Paper to fill the spot.
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Another fussy-cut, floral cluster anchors the presents, and phrases in the bottom right hand corner of the layout.
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I capped the page off with a strip of plaid Christmas Cheer paper and the scalloped border sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet. Reminiscing about Christmas’ past gets me excited to gather together again with family this year!
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Have a wonderful week!
JanaBold

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12 Days of Christmas: Freebies at Scrapbook.com

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It’s the 12 Days of Christmas at Scrapbook.com! Every shippable order daily through December 12th, 2017, will qualify for a FREEBIE. Today’s freebie is a Simple Stories 6×6 paper pad.

GET YOUR FREEBIE! Shop as you normally would and add items you’d like to purchase to your cart. Then, the freebie to your cart and we will drop it into your order, at no additional cost to you. Just make sure you add the freebie to your cart before you checkout! (This is a FREE gift, while supplies last. Shipping rates still apply. One (1)  per customer, per order, per day during the promotional period for all shipped and pick-up orders.)

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Scrapbook.com sent me one of the freebies to work with ahead of time. Here is the 6×6 paper pad I received!

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Here is what I created!

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When my youngest daughter was three years old she loved to sort and set up her toys all over the house in little vignettes. On this particular day she set each one of her favorite toys on their own step of the staircase leading up to her room.

This page is fun because it not only documents the quirky habits of my daughter as a three-year-old, but some of her favorite toys at that age. I don’t know about you … but I wish I had pictures of some of my favorite childhood toys! 🙂

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Everything on this page is created from the 6×6 Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pad with the exception of the white cardstock background, the large brad accenting the title and the black journaling pen.

The butterflies were fussy-cut from one of the papers and then popped up with foam squares as embellishments.

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I cut strips of the patterned paper to look like washi tape at the top of each photo.

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I used a tip by Crafty Jen Schow (from one of her videos) to handcut letters for a large title. I outlined each letter with a black pen to give it more definition and then wrote my journaling below.

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I loved the challenge of using just one 6×6 paper pad on a scrapbook page. Why not challenge yourself to do the same?!

Stop by Scrapbook.com today to add today’s FREEBIE to your order!

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JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Merry Christmas

Thanksgiving is over and that means the Christmas decorations start going up today! Yay! In honor of the transition, I thought I would share a Christmas layout with you today using the Simple Stories Very Merry collection.

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I began this page with the realistic wood background ‘Tis the Season paper. The pre-printed holiday greenery at the top caught my eye and I thought it would be something new and different to work with!

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The shots on this page are some quick ones I took on my cell phone on the way out of the “Scrooge” play from a couple of years ago. The lighting wasn’t great, but this paper collection sure helps to add holiday flair where it is lacking in the photos. 🙂

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I cut out the large snowflakes from the Let It Snow paper to use as decorative elements on this page. I layered the black/white chipboard title piece on top of the largest one …

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… and then sprinkled other black die cuts/stickers around the page in the other clusters to carry that dark color throughout.

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It’s no secret I love flowers, and couldn’t resist using them in each of the clusters on this page as well.

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Cardstock: Dark Brown, Cream, Green
Simple Stories Very Merry Collection Kit
Very Merry Combo Sticker
‘Tis the Season Paper
3×4 Journaling Card Elements Paper
Very Merry Bits & Pieces
Sewing Machine/Dk. Brown Thread
Dark Brown Distressing Ink
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Adhesive/Foam Squares

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