Hey y’all! Courtney here and I am sharing my last layout as a Design Team member. I’m using the collection, Hey Crafty Girl. I found it only fitting to highlight my two Design Team announcements from last year.

I knew that I wanted a colorful layout, so I picked the Crafty & Happy paper. Instead of just using it as is I decided to use a cut file from Paper Issues called Just a Few Bumps in the Road, and I cut it in black.i wanted all of the colors to really pop against it. I cut my pattern paper down to fill my cut file in rainbow order. I was super excited to see all of the embellishments that I could use to color block on my layout. I layered my photos on some dot paper and a 4x6 card to match the collection.

I went through every embellishment and matched them with their color and chose wanted I wanted to keep on my layout. I also used a 4c6 photo photo flip so I could add my design team pictures.

I added some enamel dots from multiple collection that matched the colors and then I used my white gel pen to add some finishing touches.  I absolutely love how this turned out! This collection is perfect for scrapbooking the things I love! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all of the love this past year!


Hello again, Emma with you today! I’d like to share with you how I’ve decorated the front of my Blush Sn@p! binder with the beautiful My Valentine Collection by Simple Stories. This collection is so pretty, full of florals and fun retro style images! I adore florals so wanted to use them to decorate the front of my binder. I chose to fussy cut out lots, and I mean lots, of the roses from the ‘my sweetheart’ 12x12 sheet of paper. Dotted through this paper are butterflies which I also cut out. 

Now the fun bit, firstly I covered the front, back and insides of the binder and then I placed out a rough idea of how I wanted the roses to sit. I gradually built up layers of roses in an oval shape. 

Once I’d got the roses all stuck into place I then used gold thread, pearls and little crystals to add more detail, also gluing the butterflies into place. 

You can see on these close up pictures the layering and how I put tiny crystals onto the butterfly’s. As if that wasn’t enough detail, I decided to also add some of the ‘bits & pieces’ .

I’m a sucker for making pockets to fill with tags. Tags are such a simple way to include journaling and additional photos into your binder. I’ll let you into a little secret, I don’t like my handwriting as it’s quite messy, so tags are a great way to hide away my journaling on the reverse!! ;) 

I had such fun adding more detail to my pocket divider, butterflies, gems and glitter glue all added to the interest! 

So there we have it, the start of my project using the My Valentine collection.

I hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about my valentines binder, you can see more of my projects over on my Instagram, which you can find here https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma


February is not far off and it’s the season of LOVE. My Valentine is a gorgeous collection to help you showcase your loved ones. It’s Cara here today and I’m not only sharing my layout but 3 of my favourite people (my teen boys aren’t included because they would be so embarrassed to be on a layout with pink hearts, haha!). So grab some photos of your favourite people and scrap along with me!

When I first saw the black and white typed patterned paper, Be Mine, I knew I wanted to use it as my background, even before I chose my photo. I also chose the smaller scaled version from the 6x8 pad to house my title. I layered some of my other favourite papers from the collection and made a strip down the middle to highlight the photo.

I matted the title with another paper from the 6x8 pad and that long xoxoxo sticker (from the mini sticker tablet) was the perfect little crown to top off my title. It actually was a happy accident, because I really loved that sticker, I mean REALLY loved it and I couldn’t find any where to put it. I tried on top of the title block and LOVED the result. It added a softness that really gelled with the rest of the layout.

I did not hold back on the embellishments and I scattered clusters through out the page. I fussy cut that red doily from the 2x2 elements and it fit perfectly under the curve of the ‘love you more’ banner. I added a few trios of hearts through out the page. I LOVE putting hearts on my pages in general, but here I may or may not have got a little crazy!

I mixed up the colour, texture and shapes of the hearts, there is such a variety in this collection. There are stickers and die cuts and there are stitched hearts, candy hearts and these fun, thinner hearts that almost look like rabbit ears. 

I LOVE butterflies so if there is even one butterfly in a collection, I will use it! The ‘xoxo’ and ‘loved’ ticket die cut looked a little bare without this little guy, so it’s perfect. There is also one on that long sticker from before.

Hope you have fun scrapping your favourite people!



Hello friends! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created with the very beautiful Simple Vintage My Valentine collection! The prints are soft with gorgeous florals and whimsical hearts.  You not only have the traditional red and pinks you would find in a Valentine line but also coordinating pretty light blues and greys. 

I  began by matting the B side of Be Mine to the pink and white heart print of the back side of the 2x2 Elements.  Then from the Simple Basics Kit, I cut a 7x11 piece of the Lace Dots and adhered to the center of my page to break up the type print.  Just over the top I adhered a 6 x 10.75 piece of the beautiful floral of the B side of Just A Crush.  

Before adhering my embellishments and photo, I  used a border punch on the plaid of of the B side of Love Struck.  I  then used a strip of the gorgeous floral from the My Valentine Washi Tape.

My title is from the 6x12 Chipboard which I  layered over a ticket sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet as well as a small strip of the blue heart Washi Tape.  I  also loved the teal blue chipboard heart so I  added that for accent. 

Since the Layered Frames did not fit the photo I  wanted to use, I  decided it one would be perfect to frame my journaling!  I  cut one of the cards from the 3x4 Elements and adhered it under my frame.

I  matted my photo onto white cardstock and affixed it with pop dots to so it would lay even with my Layered Frame. I  tucked another fun 3x4 Element under my photo then a layered this "LOVED" ticket and floral cluster to accent.  

At the top left of my layout, I  added tags found in the Bits and Pieces and on the Combo Sticker sheet and affixed both upside down.  I  added bakers twine from my stash as well as popped up this beautiful die cut butterfly.  I  thought the little "all my heart" chipboard sentiment was a nice added touch. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  See the entire Simple Vintage My Valentine collection on the Products page! While you are there, check out the newest lines Simple Stories has in store for 2020! Have a great day!


Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is all about documenting LOVE.  With Valentine's Day approaching, i wanted to share with you a fun idea to create a page about your loved one using the beautiful SIMPLE VINTAGE MY VALENTINE collection from Simple Stories.

I love the Sn@p Basic paper packs as they are the perfect background for your pages.  This time, I chose the lace dots as the background, and cut a large strip of the Love You paper to serve as the anchor of the page.

Before gluing the paper to the page, I pulled papers from the 6x8 paper pad and the 12x12 collection to create layers behind the picture.  I  added a bit of paint to some of the edges of the paper to continue the look of the Love You paper strip.

I made sure to distress the edges of all the papers I used, and glued them together to the center of the page.  I backed the picture with one of the Chipboard frames, so that it peeks out behind it and glued it on to the paper strip.

With so many cute embellishments -including all the flower die cuts- i just started layering them between the paper strips so that they formed a diagonal line on the page, and cluster at the corners of the picture.

I combined the Chipboard stickers and Stickers to create the large title of the page, then layered a few more embellishments beneath the stickers. I added my lines of journal at the bottom of the paper layers and then added a few splatters of black ink to complete the page.

This was so easy to put together, and I just love how it turned out ( in a small amount of time!).  The new SIMPLE VINTAGE MY VALENTINE collection is just perfect to document your loved one.  Remember to check it out.



If you’re a DIY sort of gal (like me) then WOW!  Do I have the collection for you!  Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl is going to steal your heart, because it’s all about your favorite thing.. MAKING!   Just the name is practically calling out to you! 

You’ll love the printed pattern papers with numbered grid marks, paint swatch rainbow colors, ruled lines, florals, plaids, dots and more.

All of my cards start out with a white card stock base topped with a slightly smaller matt cut from the Simple Stories Simple Basics papers.  Each sheet is color coordinated to match the printed papers in the collection.  The Simple Basics papers are solid on one side and have a soft dot print on their reverse.  When patterns get a little busy, it’s easy to break things up with a panel of solid.

I’m smitten with the fun sentiments in the set that you’ll find everywhere.. in the Bits and Pieces, Stickers, and Chipboard.  Sentiments like “Life is short – buy the Paper!”, “Crafty Girls Rock” and “Keep Calm and Make Pretty Things”.  Are you smiling yet?

We all love showing off our crafty space.  A place where we can create, dream, imagine and explore.  And while our little hobby can get expensive. lets face it.. it’s cheaper than therapy!  LOL!    And the best part of all..   I feel so blessed that paper crafting has helped me find friends that enjoy making just like me.

The images are all wonderful too!  You’ll find tubes of paint, tape runners, washi, flowers and lots more!   Most of us are multi taskers, and this collection is too.  You’ll find embellishments for your inner photographer, decorator, journalist and fashion designer too! 

This collection includes traditional Bits and Pieces as well as Journaling Bits and Pieces die cuts.  The journaling set includes tags, tabs and labels perfect for layering.   

Simple Stories has expanded this collection to include a stamp set with coordinating dies, and a stencil too so you can explore even more ways to make with this wonderful collection!

Crafting is always a good idea and I can’t wait to share these pretty cards with my crafty friends!  I know they’ll appreciate these fun images and whimsical sentiments that bring out the crafty girl in all of us!


Hello friends, and a Happy New Year to you all. It’s Kylie back with you all today with a new layout to share! I have been working with the super adorable ‘My Valentine’ collection and have scrapbooked a photo of my two munchkins from several years ago being all sorts of cute.

I was particularly drawn to the pink heart side of the 2 x 2 Elements paper, so this became my main background page. I used the Aqua/powder Dots paper from the Simple Basics Kit as a border page and loved the colour combo together. Since I wanted to add lots of texture to my page, I added some strips of Be Mine, 4 x 6 Elements and Carnation/Blush Dots paper throughout the middle of my background. I used a lace border punch on both edges, so it gave a sweet ruffled effect. Again, using a punch from my stash, I added a paper vine to the top and bottom of my page using the Rose/Lace Dots paper which I ran some machine stitching through.

The Layered Frames in this collection are so cute so I decided to add a ‘shaker’ heart frame to my layout. The heart was backed with some clear acetate and I added some foam tape around the edge on the back. Once I knew where to position my heart, I poured some sequins onto my page directly before adhering the heart over the top. It turned out super cute!

Next, I adhered my photo into place, again with foam tape so that it sat up from my background for dimension. I trimmed the white edge off some of the floral die cuts and layered them in behind my photo for balance.

To complete my layout, I added a large title from the sticker sheet.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own creating.



Will you be my Valentine My Love? 
Jomelle here today and it's my last blog post and project for Simple Stories. It has been wonderful the past 3 years. I've loved every minute of it. Today I would like to share a very simple last minute gift you can create for your love one for Valentine's Day.
 I am using the "Simple Vintage My Valentine" Collection.
I decided to create a mini album in the shape of a heart. I plan to give this to my hubby on Valentine's Day. 
First thing I did was I cut up heart shapes using 5 different 12x12 double sided cardstock papers. I used one of my heart shape calendars from my stash. You can choose which patterned paper you want to use.
Then I started decorating each of the hearts. I used chipboard stickers, bits & pieces, ephemera, washi tape and stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Tablet.
I started by putting the embellishment pieces together to see which ones I liked and then decorated each heart. With Simple Stories you can never go wrong with your embellishments. I like layering the pieces as well.
I used foam adhesive to "pop" some of the pieces for that 3D effect.

So there you go, easy last minute mini album for your love to give on Valentine's Day.
Thank you for stopping by and I would like to Thank Simple Stories and Amber Crowell for an amazing 3 years. I loved creating using all of your products. I'm hoping to be a part of this company in the future. Thank you again for this opportunity.


Hello friends! 

It's Kristine Davidson here today and I'm sharing a layout with you using the My Valentine collection. I wanted to create something different for this layout. I just felt like using more papers but I didn't want to layer them like I usually do. I ripped the edges of the background paper and added some different patterns behind it. It is different but I feel like the papers from this collection all go together so very well. 

I added layers of clusters of course using some chipboard stickers and Bits & Pieces from the collection. Layering different elements on your page creates a wonderful dimension and creates texture when using different pieces. 

Here is another close up of my ripped edges. I added some pop dots underneath to create more shadows and dimension. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today and please come share on instagram your recent layout using Simple Stories!


I like to set some crafty goals for myself at the beginning of the year and the Hey Crafty Girl collection was perfect for visualizing those goals! With bright cheerful colours and lots of different crafts represented it was so easy to start putting these pages together.

I used a SN@P! binder with a yellow spine and covered it with the Crafty & Happy cardstock. Love those stripes! I used the scallop border sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet along the edge to smooth out the transition between cardstock and album spine. To make it a little more fun I cut out a larger camera from one of the 4x4 elements and added a chipboard word sticker.

Inside the album the first thing is a full page 6x8 layout and an interactive page. I liked the idea of making my list a little more interactive with a tab booklet.

For my full page layout I printed out a photo strip with two current crafty projects and me! I picked some cardstock for the background (DIY Queen), loosely adhered my photo and started building around it! I added SN@P! elements, Bits & Pieces, stickers from the Mini Sticker Tablet and Combo Sticker Sheet and chipboard stickers. I like to start by finding my favourite bits and positioning them around my photo and then work on filling in the spaces until I’m happy. I added the CRAFTY chipboard stickers at the bottom and the chipboard pom pom garland on top to finish it up.

I had too much fun working on the page with my tag booklet. To start, I made a 4x4 pocket on top of a 6x8 page protector out of the Made With Love cardstock. I had planned to do some stencilling to go inside the page protector, but when the Hey Crafty Girl stencil was under my page protector I liked the way it looked so much I just added a 2 inch paper strip to the bottom so it would fill the whole pocket. I love how it adds more layers and you can see the page underneath peek out. Inside my little pocket is the tag booklet - I used a few different 3x4 elements and some actual tags from the Hey Crafty Girl Bits & Pieces and punched a hole in the top. I used some yarn to hold it together and made some cardstock tassels to go on the end. I just cut strips of cardstock and added fringe along the bottom and rolled them up around the ends of the yarn. So easy with a high fun factor. Little elements like that really encourage touching and actual interaction with layouts - I just love that!

Inside my tag booklet I used the big number stickers from the Hey Crafty Girl Mini Sticker Tablet to number off my goals. I also added in a tag made from the Simple Basics paper that coordinates with the colours of this collection and added lots of embellishments to make it fun,

Since the backside of the pocket I made was visible through the stencil, I used one of the 4x4 elements to cover it up. I left the rest of that page plain because I wanted the layers going on to shine! On the other side I used one of the SN@P! pages with all the 2x2 pockets to bring together some visuals for my crafty goals. I combined 2x2 photos with 2x2 elements and some embellishments. I put the Happy Place cardstock underneath to play with the negative space around the embellishments.

Working with Hey Crafty Girl was great way to make my craft goals visible! Now I can look back and add to it as I craft my way through 2020.


Hey y’all! Courtney here and today I am sharing my layout that I created using the collection My Valentine. This collection has some amazing vintage images and beautiful colors. I loved using it with a cut file by Paige Evans

I cut the cut file out in the Lace Dots paper and then in white as a solid background. Then I cut each letter in various patterns from the 6x8 paper pad and the 12x12 sheets. I added foam to the top portion of my cut file and adhered the patterns to the white cut out to give it some dimension.

After I adhered my cut file I added my 4 pictures. They are approximately 2x3’s and I added a white card stock mat to them.  Once I was happy with the placement I began to add my embellishments. I used the bits and pieces, My Valentine Card Ephemera, the mini sticker tablet, the 6x12 chipboard, and Combo Sticker sheet. Then, I finished the layout off with my clusters of enamel dots from the So Happy Together collection.

Thank You so much for stopping by!


Good morning Simple Stories friends! Anya here today to share some Valentines Day card inspiration with you. To make these cards I used the gorgeous “Simple Vintage My Valentine” collection and created the cards in pairs of two.

This collection comes with a beautiful line of Bits and Pieces, but the “My Sweetheart” patterned paper in this collection is full of gorgeous flowers that can provide additional decorative pieces by fussy cutting them. I used a few of those in clusters on my cards.

Also, you can also create a variety of unique ephemera pieces by taking 3x4” cards and cutting them in different shapes. I used simple stitched circle dies to turn 3x4” cards into elegant sentiment pieces and backed them up with a larger die cut circles cut from white cardstock. I like finding ways to stretch my supplies, especially when I love the paper line so much! I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them!


Hi there Simple Stories fans! Nicole here with a heart filled project using the new My Valentine collection!

To create this page, I used a variety of patterned papers in the collection to build a grid like heart on the page. Using the My Valentine 6x8 paper pad, I chose some more neutral designs and trimmed them to 2" squares and started to place those in the top right corner of the page.

I chose a few more bold patterns and cut those to 2" squares also, using those to build the heart design on the page, trimming some of the squares into triangles for the top edges of the heart design. Once the heart was on the page, I filled in the empty areas with the neutral patterned squares, leaving a white border on the left edge of the project.

I love the large border stickers in the My Valentine collection and used one to overlap the edge of the quilted design and the white border on the left side. I love the easy layered look of this sticker and decided to add a bit of my own machine stitching overtop the design. Next I fussy cut the large doily design from the Just a Crush patterned paper and used it to layer to the right side of my photo.

I love the vintage feel of this collection and it is so easy to get the layered look with less by using some of the papers and stickers in this collection!


Happy New Year!! It’s Emma with you today, I’d like to share a look inside my ‘Creative Therapy’ binder!...what’s one of those, I hear you ask!?...well, like so many of us, I struggle to find time to take time out for me, and craft. So I came up with the idea of dedicating a Sn@p! Binder purely for ‘creative therapy’! It’s a place where I will fill it with prettiness, just for the fun of it! No rules!! 

Sitting down and crafting, even if it’s just for half an hour, is so good for my head!! I’m sure you understand what I’m saying!!...it’s like therapy!! Hence the ‘Creative Therapy’ title I’ve given it!  

I covered the binder with a sheet of the ‘made with love’ 12x12 paper from the Hey Crafty Girl Collection kit. I used some of the fab chipboard pieces to decorate!! The Hey Crafty Girl collection is just so perfect for this binder!! 

I’ve used the Robins Egg 6x8 Sn@p! binder, and I love how these come filled with lots of goodies to get you started!! Chipboard Kraft dividers, paper, pocket pages and patterned card! 

I’ve decorated both front and back of the Kraft dividers, for the tabs I used stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet, these fit perfectly!! I made pockets on the reverse of all three dividers, and filled with tags! The tags are just right for those days when I only have chance to grab a few minutes to create, I can pull out a tag and decorate with some stickers or a few elements from the bits and pieces pack! 

I love filling pocket pages with colourful designs! You can use stickers, chipboard, bits and pieces, even fussy cut some of the cut a part elements!!

For this pocket page, I fussy cut the letters spelling create from one of the 4x4 cut a parts and stuck down on pieces of 2x2 paper, it looks really effective I think!! You can find a video of me creating this pocket page on my Instagram feed

I also like to add sequins in the pockets too, just remember to seal the tops of these pockets with a strip of clear tape!! I hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about my creative therapy binder, there’s a full flip through which you can find here if you’d like to take a look.


Happy NEW YEAR!! What better way can you think of to start off a new year and a new decade than with a bit of crafting! And better yet, scrapbooking! It’s Cara here today and I am so excited to get this year started, it’s going to be a year FULL of paper crafting.

I absolutely adore the Crafty Girl collection and I was already designing this layout in my head as I went through my box of goodies. I had barely shut the door on the mailman and I was running to my desk, excited to play with it all. Crafting has always been my favourite and these are my happy colours.

I recently went to a planner event in the Netherlands so I printed a few of my favourite photos for this layout. The chair and decorations at the venue actually matched the Crafty Girl collection! It’s like they knew ;) I trimmed the photos ever so slightly so that I could line the three of them up across the page, and still be able to have some of that pretty blue paper peeking out.

Lining the photos up left me lots of room to add all the stickers and die cuts I wanted (which was a lot!).

It’s rare when I love EVERYTHING in a collection, but this line is so amazing, every last sticker gets me giddy with excitement. I was happy to have planner event photos to help me narrow down my choices of what embellishments to use. I simply chose all planner related things and I’m saving the rest for other projects. I started with the layers of patterned paper and then that chipboard CREATE was the easiest title.

The glitter card was a fun call back to an event where I met a lot of these women for the first time. There was red glitter everywhere and it became an inside joke. I may or may not have squealed when I first saw this card ;)

One of my favourite die cuts is that little planner! I added the dates, the ‘planner girl’ sticker and a couple of teeny flowers to give it that planner addict touch.

Again, Happy New Year! I hope that you are able to carve a little crafty time into your day today! 



Hello, Simple Stories fans! It's Dorymar here sharing a lovely SN@P! Album created with the My Valentine Collection.  This collection is so gorgeous! It has a wonderful mix of vintage elements and beautiful colors.

I selected the 6x8 Red Snap Binder for this project because it matches perfectly with the collection and highlights the beautiful colors. For the cover, I used many elements and added layers to make the project more fun!

I used pieces from the Combo Sticker, Die Cuts, Chipboards, Mini Sticker Tablet and paper from the 6x8 paper pad to decorate the cover.   I love how the elements, colors, and designs combine perfectly to make a wonderful project.

I love creating my own divider pages, in this case, I will share ideas on how you can customize the pages included in the Snap Binder. 

The collection includes beautiful layered frames with various designs that make the task of decorating easier.  I adhered all the die cuts with dimensional tape to create layers and highlight each element. I distressed the edges of the papers to continue giving the vintage touch to the project. Also, I added twine and staples to incorporate texture into the page.

One of the typical things we see in the Valentine's collections are the mailboxes, because it’s one of the seasons that we send cards to our loved ones. I used one of the papers from the paper pad and drew a mailbox to create a beautiful page divider in my album.

This mailbox has a pocket on the top and has two beautiful tags to add photos or journaling.  On the front it has a flap that opens and allows more space for memorabilia. It’s so gorgeous!

One of the things I love about snap albums is that the page dividers have various patterns and colors and allows me to play with them. In this case I created a giant tag to change the pattern of the album and make it fun.

A giant heart couldn’t be missing in this project, I used another page divider and draw a heart to continue incorporating versatility and more space for photos to my project.

I selected one of the 6x8 papers and cut part of a heart to make a pocket, I decorated the front with the love word on chipboard and closer I adhered stickers flowers.

Inside the heart pocket, I included two tags, which I’ve decorated and created areas which will be perfect to add pictures or journal.

In this page divider, I created a big flap on front with space for a lot of photos, on the side I placed a beautiful border that includes the sticker sheet and on the side where there is space for the photos I incorporated die cuts, tape and a button.

I hope you enjoyed the project and I also hope it inspired you to use this fun collection. Please come join us on Social Media @simplestories_ and myself @dorymar_pl.

Happy scrapping!


Hello friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share another awesome collection from Simple Stories!  The new Hey Crafty Girl line is perfect for your DIY projects and layouts all about your scrappy girl getaways!  The mint greens with turquoise, pinks, and yellows are beautiful! I  am a big fan of ledger print paper so I  began with Create Beauty as my background. I  then adhered a large piece of the multi-colored Crafty & Happy to the center of my page followed by thin strips of the B side of DIY Queen to each side. 

For my title, I  used the die cut out sentiment "I'm So Crafty"  from the Bits and Pieces and adhered it with pop dots to add dimension. Using my Silhouette, I  cut out floral pieces in white cardstock to layer under my title and embellishments (Bloom by JustNick).  You can see the floral cluster and mint scrapbook also found in the Bits and Pieces. 

Under my title, I  added the fun "eat.sleep.craft.repeat." sentiment as well as a small journaling spot from the Journal Bits and Pieces.  These little accents are a nice way to add more to your title or make notes about your layout. 

This particular journaling spot caught my eye due to the pretty plaid pattern around the edges as well as the delicate floral cluster at the corner. I  added the pink typewriter from the Bits and Pieces  as well as additional floral clusters.  

At the top of my photo I  added additional  ephemera such as this fun sign sentiment "Get Your Craft On".  I  will usually use pop dots/foam tape on at least one piece to add dimension to my page. 

From the Combo Sticker sheet, I  placed  the wood grain scallop border sticker just left of the center patterned paper.  I  felt this was a nice way to add balance to my page as well as fill white space.  You can also see the cute button stickers I  placed as accent (of course adhering one with a pop dot!).

Thank you for stopping by the blog! Please visit the Products page to see Hey Crafty Girl in its entirety!  Have a great day!


Hi everyone! It’s Tara with Secretbees Studio.  Christmas is over and now is the time to start thinking about those New Year's resolutions. One that is always good and productive is keeping a journal but wouldn't it be more fun to keep track of your art journey?!

The new 'Hey Crafty Girl' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of vibrant and fabulous patterned papers and the cutest embellishments for any craft you can think of! I took all of these papers, along with the coordinating Simple Basics paper pack, and made this art journal that is perfect for documenting my crafty endeavors throughout the year!

The front and back covers, which are made from heavy weight chipboard and measure 6.24" x 8.75", feature four different patterns of the gorgeous paper. It was so hard to decide which ones to use! I loaded up the front cover with a combination of chipboard, stickers and Bits & Pieces and layered them over a charming 4x6 element card. I even tied on a sweet tag at the top!

Inside are 30 patterned paper and white card stock pages. Four of them are tabbed dividers which have been highlighted with some fun sentiment stickers to help keep me organized. They, along with all of the other pages, have been decorated with the phenomenally cute embellishments, stamps and stencil of the collection. There are pockets galore, journaling pages and plenty of room for photos or mementos! Below are some of my favorites in the journal!

If you are a crafter of any sort, this dazzling collection is for you! The possibilities to create are endless and the papers and every other adorable piece of this collection will definitely put a smile on your face! I'm so excited for the New Year to start documenting my art journey! If you want to make an art journal of your own, please visit my YouTube channel for a tutorial and look through the entire journal!