Simple Stories + Stash: Family Tree

Hi, Friends! I’m back with my last page using the Simple Stories Vintage Blessings collection … for now at least! 🙂


One of my volunteer opportunities at church a few years ago was getting together with the pre-teen girls to create crafts. On this particular day I had them over to my house to create an art piece featuring their family tree … with the members of their family written on the leaves.

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I used my Fiskars Large Hexagon punch to create a fun border down the left side of the page with several of the papers from the Vintage Blessings collection. On a few of the shapes, I popped up these gold glitter hearts from the American Crafts DIY Shop 2 collection.

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I layered some 6×6 patterned papers, Maya Road kraft envelopes, and doilies from my stash behind the photo. I used a dot border stamp from the Stampin’ Up Watercolor Wings stamp set and Crumb Cake ink on the cream background paper to add a bit of visual depth. The two leaf pins accenting the tabs and phrase stickers are also some oldies-but-goodies from my stash.

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This cluster around my title was a lot of fun to create. I placed the words on a mini chalkboard from my stash (I believe I purchased this at JoAnn a year or so ago) and then tucked in several die cuts and stickers all around it. I pulled out a wood veneer baby deer from an old Crate Paper baby collection and added him to the mix, as well.

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I used a wood tag from the same Crate Paper baby collection to accent the photo.

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This one turned out quite feminine and textured with all the lacy doilies and details. I love it!


Stampin’ Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set
Crumb Cake Ink by Stampin’ Up
Doilies: Large and Medium
6×6 Patterned Papers
Kraft Envelopes – Maya Road
Cream Bracket Tag – Michaels
Mini Chalkboard – Joann or Michaels
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Wood Deer & Tag – Crate Paper
White Crochet Twine
Stick Pins (Maya Road? Or Jenni Bowlin?)
Circle Cutter
Black Journaling Pen

What types of older embellishments do you have hanging out in your stash that you could tuck amidst the layers of YOUR next page design?


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More Shimelle Go Now Go

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m back with two more projects using a homemade kit I put together featuring the Shimelle Go Now Go collection.


At this point with my homemade kit I had lots of scraps left … I decided to see if I could layer them up to create a resting spot for some more camping photos. Here is the result!

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I had purchased several of these Pebbles sticker sets at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale last year to give to some teenage girls at my church to use in a journaling project. I had a couple of sets left and thought they looked adorable with the Go Now Go paper on this page.

The flowers in the tin can was perfect for these camping photos … it’s a subtle nod to all the times we collect wildflowers and display them on the campground picnic table in a paper cup or left over tin can from dinner. Ha!

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My goal was to do what I could to use up as many of the supplies as I could from my homemade kit … including the letters. I really like the way the bright green pops off of the page! I added more of the Pebbles stickers to decorate the open space to the left of the title and sprinkled in my favorite Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shape stickers (seriously! I love these things! I have been using them on EVERYTHING lately!)

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A line of red stitching around the edge adds the perfect finishing touch!

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Cardstock: White, Navy, Red
Patterned Paper: Shimelle Go Now Go, October Afternoon, American Crafts, HSN
Chipboard Letters: Bella Blvd. Ciao Chip – Simply Simona Pickle Juice
Stickers: Pebbles Walnut Grove
Metallic Enamel Shapes by Stampin’ Up
Triple Banner Punch by Stampin’ Up
White Crochet Twine
Mist: Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s in Dewey
Sewing Machine/Red Thread
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares



While I had everything out on my table, I decided to use up what I could by creating a card.

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I layered together leftover bits of the patterned papers and then added stickers and a sentiment with the chipboard letters.

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The result is a cute card I would be proud to give to a friend!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my homemade kit projects these past couple of days. Tomorrow I will be back with a fun back-to-school layout I created for Bella Blvd.

Bye for now!

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Stashbusting: Patriotic Pages

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently challenged myself to use this patriotic collection by Pebbles I have been hanging around in my stash … or get rid of it.

I still really love the designs, so I decided to put it to work. I created three layouts with it. I shared the first layout with you yesterday. Today, I will be sharing the other two.


This is a fun page about my daughter’s first time marching in a hometown 4th of July parade. I added a feminine touch to this page, by using the floral paper from the collection and adding in a lacey doily behind my photos.

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The doily is placed at the cross section of the two patterned paper bands going vertically and horizontally across the page. It was also a great place to add an embellishment cluster.

The stars are simple red glitter “foamies” stickers from Michael’s. The dimensional rosette, pinwheel, and American sticker are so much fun together!

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I had fun putting this title together with the three different alphabet stickers. Below the title is where I added my typed journaling strips.

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Cardstock: Red, White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Foam Glitter Star Stickers
Alphabet Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Momenta
Adhesive/ Foam Squares
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Brown Distressing Ink


This second page is a simple one and is also one of my go-to designs for two horizontal photos.


The pictures on this page aren’t the best quality-wise, but it records the memory of that night as a family, and that is what matters to me.

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Another cluster of dimensional rosette stickers, surrounded by lots of sparkly red stars! Classic!

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I added some interest to this side of the page, but adding a star gem to the center of the letter “o” … it’s enough to draw your eye across the page and make it feel “embellished.”

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Cardstock: Red
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Thickers: American Crafts
Black Journaling Pen
Brown Distressing Ink

How about you? Are there collections in your stash that you need to challenge yourself to use or lose? What are they?

See you again soon!

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Stashbuster: 4th of July Family Picnic

I’ve had this patriotic paper collection by Pebbles in my stash for several years now. I still love it, but I decided it was time to use it or move it out.

I created one two-page layout and two single page layouts with it and then put it in my purge pile. I’ll share the two-pager today … come back tomorrow to check out the two single page layouts.


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Whenever I’m creating a two-page spread, I like to have a horizontal line that bleeds across the gutter (or middle) of the page. It’s not a necessity, but to me, it helps to keep the eye moving across the page.

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It’s a little hard to notice, but I fussy-cut the patriotic bunting from one of the patterned papers in this collection to go underneath my photos. Banners were really popular on pages a few years ago, and I think we need to bring them back! They always make a project feel so festive!

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What’s a patriotic page without lots of stars, right?! I grouped these red Jolee’s stickers around a cluster of dimensional stickers. Some of the dimensional stickers are from a coordinating Pebbles collection and some were purchased from the Target Dollar Spot in the last year or two.

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I love a title with mixed fonts! Here I used a red puffy alphabet set by Seven Paper along with some silver foil striped thickers by American Crafts.

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I had lots of journaling for this page and chose to draw my own journaling lines and handwrite it this time. I like the casual feel it added to this layout!

Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Seven Paper
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink

Thanks for taking a look!

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