Four years ago, my good friend Becki Adams unexpectedly lost her sweet son, Austin, to an unknown heart condition. In honor of Austin, Becki and her family created ‘Austin’s Memorial Library Project’ where each year they collect books to donate to their local school. She also organizes a Scrapbook Process Video Hop in memory of Austin.
I am so honored that Becki invited me to contribute to this year’s video hop. Each participant has created a scrapbook layout about reading, learning, or school. I LOVE to read! In fact, I wake up early each day to read my scriptures and other favorite books.
Library Day was my FAVORITE day in Elementary School! I loved hearing our librarian read us stories and then wander among the aisles of bookshelves, looking for something special to check out that week.
For this project, I used the Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden collection. I love the color palette of blush, soft blue, with accents of soft black. I also loved the rooster images in this collection because of the subtle nod it gave to my MORNING routine.
For the title, I used the Simple Stories Black Foam Alphas along with a label from the Sticker Book. I used some older alpha stamps from my stash (Studio Calico) to stamp the word ‘routine’ on the label, then accented it with two silver mini brads.
One of the latest collections from Simple Stories celebrates all things crafty with the Let’s Get Crafty collection. I mean you gotta love papers and stickers that celebrate our love for paper and stickers, right?!!! 😀
Several years ago, my daughter was attending an overnight camp at a local college about 2 hours from our home. Instead of dropping her off and making the drive back-and-forth for two days, I decided to grab my rolling scrapbook tote, put together some page kits, and scrapbook the night away at a nearby hotel.
It was the first time I had stayed anywhere all by little self … I was so brave! Ha! I was a bit freaked out by every little noise around me, but that just made it that much easier to stay up all night creating scrapbook pages while listening to the T.V. Of course, I had to take a few selfies of my crafting adventure.
The 6×8 pads are a great way to sample a collection if you are on a budget and are more versatile than you think! If you are craving something ‘new’ … they are a great way to freshen up your stash without the guilt of buying more collection kits. *wink, wink* Just sayin’! (But I personally advocate for treating yourself to ALL of the things! Ha!)
To watch the Simple Stories LIVE where I created this layout you can click on the video below.
Here’s wishing you a creative and crafty weekend! Thanks so much for coming by!
For the month of May in the Simple Stories GET CREATIVE! retreat group, I issued a colorstory challenge. This is the layout that I create with a mixture of Simple Stories collection and embellishments from the Full Bloom collection.
To begin my design, I cut several scraps of paper into rectangles and layered them in a column.
The Full Bloom Floral Bits came in handy as I filled out the corner of each page. I also add die-cut clouds, chipboard sun, and Decorative Brads.
I love the POP of yellow from the Foam Stickers title. A little bird sings ‘hello!’ atop the letter ‘O’.
A few of the tags from the Tags Paper are layered together to hold the journaling.
Mix in some Coral, Grey, and Mint Color Vibe cardstock and you’re set!
My niece was born 3 years ago and I still remember the day we got to meet her at the hospital. Her parents were so proud. I LOVE welcoming new, tender spirits into the world. They are so special and teach us so much. Here is the layout I made documenting this happy occasion.
I used the Foam Stickers for my title, surrounding the words with the adorable animal faces featured in this collection.
To the left of my photo grouping, I created a vignette including a dresser, crib, and blocks. The banner shape underlines and anchors all the pieces.
As usual, I love to reach for the Decorative Brads for a sprinkle of dimension! The tiny foam heart stickers from the Foam Stickers were fun to use as well!