Happy fall, y’all Planner Babes! It’s Rachel, back on the on the blog to share my Cream Dot Traveler’s Notebook set up for November. With so many beautiful travelers notebooks, it was tough to choose which one to use. Spoiler alert: I’ll end up using two this month. The Cream Dot Notebook will be used this month as my catch all “get things done” planner and my Floral Typewriter Notebook will be used to for my journal and creative lists. I’ll be posting more about both on my instagram so make sure to check it out!

Fall is my hands down favorite season and this Forever Fall Collection does such a great job capturing the feel of this season. I used paper scraps from my notebook covers as a place to secure the pocket decorations. I like to choose my favorite chipboards pieces and die cuts to decorate my pockets, adhered to the paper with a little bit of removable adhesive.

For this setup I decided to use just three inserts for monthly (combined with a blank insert), weekly and daily plans. Making notebook covers for my inserts is so easy with the papers from the Forever Fall Collection.

I trim the height first, fold the paper around the insert, and measure the width with the insert closed.

To decorate the covers, I trimmed out the element card papers and add the combo stickers and a few bits and pieces.

To keep the bulk down, I removed several pages of a the weekly insert. I have been using this horizontal layout since September and I have a few weeks left of the insert now, but the rest of the pages are all regular lined pages. I decided to make a vertical layout for my weekly pages. With pencil, I measured out the vertical columns (roughly 1.5 in ) drew the vertical lines, stamps the days of the week, added clear date stickers and then stamped the month along the bottom. 

I decorated with washi, stickers from the 4x6 sticker pack and a few stamps.

I love the layered decoration on this page. Don’t be afraid to trim your stickers to make them work for you!

Here is one of my pages in the daily insert. Daily pages are a great place to “plan all the things”. I love these pages, because they have room for your schedule, your lists and even some memory keeping. And since the insert is undated, you can jump in and out of this insert as needed.

I can’t get enough of the adorable collection, so I decided to try out the digital version of this collection to make my own stickers and embellishments. Anyone can do this! I just downloaded the files, and re-shaped them in a Word document to the size and shape I wanted, printed the sheet on full sheet label paper, and fussy cut them out!

My favorite stickers I made with the printables were scaled down versions of the 4x6 and 3x4 element cards and functional boxes with a light shading in the middle. Check back on my instagram to see how I use them in my weekly spreads later this month!

I hope you enjoyed a look inside my fall setup in my Cream Dot Travelers Notebook. Be sure to check out the https://carpediemplanners.com to purchase this notebook, inserts and stamps and more!

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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today!!  I am super excited to share this vintage inspired mini album using the gorgeous “Simple Vintage Christmas” collection!! I absolutely LOVE this paper collection!!!  It reminds me of my Grandmother and all the Christmas fun when I was little.  So, let’s get started!!

This album is a simple pocket page constructed album consisting of only four pages and measuring at 6” by 7.75”.  With a 2.5” spine, each page has a half inch gusset to allow plenty of room for the layered chipboard frames.  These frames are simply gorgeous and made this album so easy to decorate.  You can find an easy step by step tutorial on how to construct this album over on My Sister’s Scrapper YouTube channel.

Like I said before, these layered frames are gorgeous, and I didn’t need to do much to decorate my album.  I did layer some stickers, bits and pieces, and some chipboard elements to each of them for some dimension.

For some added interest I did make one of my pages super big to allow my photo mat insert stick out quite a ways.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini album and are inspired to make a fun Christmas album for yourself!! 

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Hello, Simple Stories Fans! It's Jana Eubank back to share a scrapbook page using my favorite Forever Fall Collection

I love the name of this collection, because if there is one season I would want to last forever, it would definitely be Fall! I love everything about it, the rich colors, the coziness, everything! I wanted to embody that feeling on this next page about my daughter.

First of all, the Be Grateful paper with it's denim pattern ... SWOON! I could use this paper for every layout this season! I cut out the heart from the 4x4 Elements paper and paired it with the chipboard fox to use as a large accent next to my die cut title. 

Next, I wanted to do something special around this cute photo of my daughter. I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out several large leaves and then backed them with the Gather Together, Changing Leaves, and Pumpkin Everything papers.

I then used my sewing machine to stitch around the outer edges and veins of the leaves, giving them lots of cozy texture!

Finally, I fussy-cut the large floral element from the 4x6 Horizontal Elements paper and gathered several other floral die cuts and stickers to tuck in among the leaves. The result is a fun way to show off a favorite photo!

Happy Fall!

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Hello there creatives! Leah here with you on the blog today. I often feel like I have a million tabs open in my head. The more stressed I get, the worse that seems to get. Then the more information that is flying around in my head, the more stressed I get. It’s a spiral. When I feel too overwhelmed, it can be paralyzing. I know there is so much to do but I can’t figure out where to start. When I get to this point of feeling stuck, I have a process that helps me get the information out of my head and onto paper, and then organized in a way that allows my brain to figure out a path forward. I wanted to share this process today in the hopes that maybe someone else out there will find it helpful.

Check out my process of planning through the overwhelm in the video here -

It starts with sticky notes, lots of sticky notes. I am using the adorable Bloom sticky notes here, but any sticky notes will do. I take some time to write down every task or goal in my head I can think of. It takes me a while because it’s been too long since I last did this and consequently, my brain seems to be more jumbled due to the overload of information. This is my version of a “brain dump.” Writing every random idea onto sticky notes gives me flexibility to move the thoughts around and organize them into some sort of structure that makes sense to me.

When I’ve finished writing everything down, I start looking for common themes so that I can start grouping the thoughts into smaller categories. Everyone’s “categories” will probably be a bit different, but most of my goals/ideas/to dos seemed to fall under seven topics for now - home, budget, general to do, creative, relationships, self care, and work. I used some alpha stickers from Simple Stories to label several sheets of grid paper from the A5 Basic Inserts pack, giving each category a separate page.

 

Now that the million tabs I had open in my head have been broken down into a few more manageable groups, I feel I am able to sit down and plan out my day with a clearer mind, and I can incorporate some of the goals and tasks that I’ve written down into my plans.

I love the daily TN inserts because they give me plenty of room to break my pages into compartments that correspond to the categories I’ve created.

I’m keeping the sticky notes in my A5 Mint Blossom planner so I can easily flip through the pages as I’m writing out my plans in my TN. I can move the sticky notes around anytime and get rid of or replace them as I start getting some of the tasks done.

You can see where I’m simply taking things I wrote on the sticky notes and transferring them to my daily layout, doing my best to make each idea into a reasonable action item. For example, I wrote “start yoga” on a sticky note, but on my actual planner layout, I wrote “pick a new yoga routine” for this day.

I hope this method of organizing lots of random thoughts into a few more manageable categories is an idea some of you may find useful if you have been feeling overwhelmed lately. If you have a technique that you use to help you work through overwhelm, please share in the comments here, or over on my Instagram or YouTube. What works for one may not work for all, so someone may really benefit from hearing your method. Thank you for joining me here on the blog today!

Until next time friends,

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Hi everyone!  For my project today I want to share a gift idea with you.   What hostess at Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas party wouldn't want to receive a beautiful handmade gift like this memory album?

Family and friends would also love one!  All you need is a 4x6 Snap album, some Simple Vintage Christmas paper and embellishments, and some cream card stock.

I used card stock to add six 4.25"x7" scrapbook pages in between the plastic photo sleeves.  I didn't add photos to the album since this will be a gift and the recipient will add their own pictures.

I used pattern paper from the 6x8 paper pad and lots of cards from the Simple Vintage Sn@p Card set.  

On the cover of the album, and on the page above, I included chipboard frames from the layered frame set.  I LOVE these!  The one for the cover was cut down so that I could just use the lower left corner of the frame ... I love the dimension the chipboard added to the cover.  For the frame above, I added pattern paper to the back of the frame and punched holes for the binder.
The die cuts shown above are from the Bits & Pieces pack, and the stickers throughout the album are from the 12x12 Combo sheet, chipboard, and 4x6 sticker set
I hope I've inspired you to create a handmade gift this year!  Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my album!

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Temperatures are dropping and Fall is upon us! I just love this time of year! Hello friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a lovely book box keepsake to commemorate all the beauty and love this season holds. The Forever Fall collection is perfect for all your projects during the Autumn season and this is just one idea that I hope will get you inspired to create with it!

The box is covered inside and out with 12x12 papers in Give Thanks, Gather Together, and Pumpkin Everything. The front is decorated with a variety of Forever Fall Combo Stickers, 6x12 Chipboard, Bits & Pieces and 4x6 Stickers. All edges were covered with the blue leaves in the Forever Fall Washi Tape. Inside the box is a space for journaling and there are large tags meant for adding photos from the season as well as more journaling areas.

More tags could be added or even small mementos to keep inside the box. I love how the 3x4 Elements fit just right on the tags and a 4x6 Vertical Element fit perfectly inside the large space inside the box.

A pretty bow with a cute tag was added to one side of the box.

A title for the book was added along the binding using stickers.

This box will hold all my family's memories from Fall 2018. I hope it will be a favorite for years to come. I really enjoyed making it!

And that's all for me! Thanks so much for visiting today and allowing me to share my Forever Fall book box! Wishing you and yours a most blessed Thanksgiving and Fall season! Until next time, happy crafting!

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Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm so excited to share my layout with you today using the Simple Vintage Christmas collection! What is not to love about this line from the gingham and plaid prints to the traditional holiday tones. I  thought instantly about doing a page with an "old fashioned" photo and found these gems from when I  was a little girl. I  was so proud to wear my Christmas dress and so grateful my mom took photos of me.

I  started with a kraft cardstock background mounted on the beautiful plaid print of the B side of Dear Santa. I  love incorporating Simple Stories' cut files from the Silhouette shop and used the "Circle Wreath" with the musical note print of Jolly Holiday.  I  then added embellishments from the Bits and Pieces pack as well as the 12x12 Combo Sticker Sheet.  around the wreath. 

 

For my title, I  popped up one of the sentiments from the Combo Sticker Sheet layering it over a beautiful poinsettia die cut. I  also used pop dots on the vintage Santa found in the Bits and Pieces and accented with smaller embellishments such as Chipboard hearts and star die cuts. I  typed my journaling on one of the 3x4 Elements as well as added a bit of the adorable Washi that coordinates with the collection! 

Thank you for reading today! I  hope this inspires you to scrap some of your older holiday photos! Maybe even do a page about you! Have a great day!

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Hi everyone! Thanksgiving to me is a time to share love and laughter with family and friends with all of our favorite comfort foods. At our annual Thanksgiving dinner, I make the main portion of the meal but ask everyone to bring their favorite dish to share. As we our enjoying our meal we always say how wonderful everything is and we wish we had the recipes to make the dishes ourselves. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving I decide to create a family cookbook to collect all of those divine recipes that I want to enjoy all year long!

I chose three of the beautiful patterned papers from the 'Forever Fall' collection and folded up one edge to create a pocket. Using my sewing machine I stitched around the sides and bottoms for extra detail and then folded the papers in half to create 6 pockets.Since I knew this would be used in the kitchen, I gave it a clear cover cut from an Avery job ticket holder! I stacked all of the pockets together along with the plastic and sewed down the center to keep it all together!

I used the charming and beautiful  journal cards, Bits & Pieces, chipboard and stickers to decorate and embellish the cover and pockets of my cookbook. I also added in some fun family Fall photos along with some journaling areas so this will be a treasured keepsake as well!

I made the recipe cards using the other patterned papers in the collection and some of the gorgeous 'Forever Fall' digital images that are available. Using a paper design app, I made the recipe cards and printed them put onto heavy printer paper. Easy peasy and super cute! I scored all of my cards so they can be open or folded close.

Each page was given a tab made with the stickers of the collection and then I used a label printer to make the labels so the recipes will be easy to organize and find. I have a feeling when my friends and family see this adorable collection cookbook they will all be wanting one for themselves! 

I have a video on YouTube so you can see all of the details of this wonderful cookbook! Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Leaves are Falling, Autumn is Calling. Oh how I wish I live where the leaves change color and fall to the ground. Pumpkin Spice and everything nice is in full swing.
 
I love everything about the "Forever Fall" Collection. I'm embracing Fall with the the elements this collection has to offer. 
 
 I am using the Blush Speckle Traveler's Notebook and Blush A5 Planner for my Fall Set up
 
 To create this cover for my Monthly insert, I chose the "changing leaves" 12x12 paper as the background. I then added washi tapes on the top and bottom border. I finished it off by adding embellishments from the bits & pieces and chipboard stickers. The "Hello Autumn" in the center is from the 4x4 element paper that I cut out and used my punch on top and bottom.
Do you like to decorate you planner pockets? Or are you the "functional" type? I like mine to look pretty so whenever I open my TN I will be inspired.
 Not only do I love everything about Fall, November is my daughter's Birthday Month. I am looking forward in celebrating her birthday in Seoul, Korea. It's Autumn there so I can just imagine all the beautiful pictures we can take while we are visiting.
 I can't wait to add some journaling and memory keeping in my TN.
Here is my Set Up using the Blush A5 Planner. 
 I printed out some of the digital elements ( blue mushroom and couple of acorns) and cut them manually and used them to decorate my planner pockets. I love how I can print them to the size I want, in this case I wanted them to be a little bit bigger than the bits & pieces.
 
 Fall washi tapes with the Forever Fall collection.
 
 What do you love about the Fall Season? 

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Hi there! Nathalie with you today to share with you a layout all about the most joyful time of the year, Christmas.  The new Simple Stories collections are so festive and joyous that it was hard to chose which one to use to document a picture of my littles (niece and nephew).   Well, after much debating, I went for the new MERRY and BRIGHT collection to create this page.

To build this page, I used a Paige Evans cut file to create the wreath base from the 4x6 Horizontal elements paper and vellum, and then handstitched them to the Sn@p Basic 12x12 Cream ledger paper.

Next the poinsettas were created using a cut file from Just Nick Studio from the It is a Wonderful Life paper and another paper from the 6x8 paper pad.  To break some of the red, i used a paper from the High Style paper pad to cut a few poinsettas, too

The flowers were built and glued onto the page.  Then i used a Silhouette design to cut the ivy and pine leaves that are layered under the flowers from the Joy and Happiness paper.

The picture was then added in the middle of the flower cluster, and then just a few embellishments from the chipboard, puffy and cardstock stickers were added around it.  To finish the page, the title was created using a die cut piece from the Merry and Bright collection along with a few more stickers.   A few gold and white ink splatters complete this page.

Love how this turned out, and i am sure my sister will be framing this page as a Christmas decor piece for her home.  I hope you are all inspired to check the new Merry and Bright collection from Simple Stories,  it is sure to help you record all your upcoming memories.

XO

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Hello again, it’s Emma back with you, and this time I’d like to show you my early preparations for Christmas!, I know, I know, it’s only early November, but this year I’m determined to be all organized and ready!

I decided to use the Simple Vintage Christmas collection, and I wanted to set up one of my TNs this year to organize everything ‘Christmas’.

So, the first thing I wanted to make was a folder to fit neatly inside my TN, for it to have good sturdy pockets to house lots of tags. Here’s a picture of how the folder looked before I stuck it all together, hopefully you’ll find it helps if you’d like to try it for yourself. 

It was quite easy to make, I used one of the 12x12 sheets and double sided sticky tape to fasten together.

I decorated the front using two of the cards from the snap pack, I find the selection of sizes and designs in the snap pack so useful for decorating my planners and of course for journaling on.

You’ll see when the folder is open that I’ve made good sturdy pockets to store my tags. 

What I’m wanting to use all these tags for varies, I’m going to write lists on them, gift lists, Christmas card lists, food ideas, all sorts of things, I thought it would be a fun way to get me organized. 

The great thing about the lists being on the tags is I can pull out the tag, chuck it in my purse when I’m off to the shops, and easily tick off the items as I buy them! 

This collection also comes with tags that are numbered, I’m going to use these to journal on the back of each one, just a little something about that day in December, I won’t find it too daunting then as it’s not a large area to fill. 

I made my tags quite simply by using a 12x12 sheet from the Simple Vintage Christmas collection, I stuck ordinary paper luggage tags all over the sheet and cut them out. You’ll be amazed at how many you can cover with just the one sheet! I then tied some bakers twine on each tag. So simple! 

I even decorated the back of my folder, so once it’s slid inside my Carpe Diem Traveler's Notebook it will look super pretty. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my Christmas folder, next time I will show you how I set up the rest of my TN.

If you would like to see more pictures using Simple Stories products then checkout my IG account.

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I always make my own Christmas cards to send to family and friends.  Maybe you do too!  Better get a move on because Christmas will be here before you know it.  And, if you’re looking for the perfect collection for your card making you’ll love the Simple Vintage Christmas Collection from Simple Stories.

The collection is traditional red and green with classic vintage images.  You’ll love the stripes, plaid, floral and newsprint papers that are perfectly coordinated to mix and match.

The collection includes die cut "Bits and Pieces", chipboard stickers, washi and more so you have lots of embellishments to work with! 

You’ll find journaling cards on the reverse side of some of the papers in the Collection Kit.  I use the journaling cards as a focal point to embellish with die cuts and chipboard. 

This simple card was made with one large “Merry Christmas” chipboard sentiment on a background of “Believe” red and white gingham paper.

You’re friends will be impressed with the thought and care you put into your hand made greeting, and you’ll love how easy it all comes together with the Simple Vintage Christmas Collection.

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Hello friends, Iris here on the blog today.  Fall is our family's favorite season. We're eager for Fall as soon as school starts, but here in California, some years it comes a bit late.  So I was tickled when I saw The Cut Shoppe's Finally Fall cut file that includes the "Feeling Fallish" sentiment. It makes the perfect title for this story about my daughter playing in a pile of leaves in December.  Since she's wearing a non-fall colored shirt, the oranges and pinks of the Forever Fall line made it easy to scrap this photo.

My goal was to emphasize vertical movement. On my background I splattered pink, orange, and teal inks starting from the top and widening towards the bottom of the page so that they mimic how leaves fall and scatter downward.  I printed my photo tall and skinny (3" x 6") and matted it in the stripey Get Cozy paper.  Stripes are always so fun for photo mats and I love that this one includes all the colors. I anchored my photo with a bit of the diagonal striped washi.

To back my vertical title, I used some of the rectangular stickers from the 4x6 Stickers pack. I don't normally turn to those. They seem well suited for planners, but my planner doesn't have blocks of spaces.  So I was thrilled to finally use them! They fit perfectly in the narrow openings of this cut file and the tiny scale of the patterns means you can still see the designs.  I love hand stitching on my layouts but hadn't done much of it recently, so after I was sure of the title's placement, I used my hole piercer on the scripty word, snipped it off the top of the title, and hand stitched directly on the background in a dark orange thread that matches.

Raining down above my photo are a cascade of die-cut and sticker banners and leaves. I filled a couple of the blank banners with heart stickers and randomly machine stitched through some of them. 

I hand wrote my journaling to the right side of the photo to balance out the large title on the left. For a bit of texture on this side, I stapled a little strip of cording that I knotted. To continue the vertical design all the way to the bottom, my date is stamped on a die-cut in the space below the photo, finished off with a heart sticker.

Since my photo and the embellishments skew towards the right, I felt the left side needed something more. I added a thin strip of the stripey paper along the left edge of the layout, tucked a small word sticker under it, and as the final touch, stapled another piece of the cording above the words, to repeat how the cording is above my journaling.

I just can't get enough of the Forever Fall collection.  It's so versatile to capture all the Fall (and Fallish) memories, even when our kids aren't wearing the traditional seasonal colors!

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Hi everyone, it is Kelly here today with part two of my fall planner blog. In my last blog I have shown how I have setup my A5 Blush planner for fall and in today’s blog I will continue with some fun fall decorations in my planner.

I used the punch and A5 divider template to cut a new front dashboard out of the fall floral paper. Besides the floral background paper, the other main decorative element of this dashboard is a 4x4 card with the text ‘Hello Autumn’. I layered the card with a few other pieces of paper and some stickers.

I punched a lot of fall leaves out of different papers from the collection and I made sure to include all the different colors of the collection. Next, I layered the fall leaves down the middle of the two-page week spread to create a fun effect. Some leaves went over the holes, so I had to use a hole punch to punch them again. I used the yellow number stickers from the ‘Numbers’ sticker tablet to date the days. And lastly, I added some functional and decorative stickers.

If you have read some of my blogs before, I love to make flag paperclips. You only need a paperclip, piece of paper and some stickers/ephemera and you can make a fun little decorative paperclip for your planner.

For a while now, I want to get better at handlettering and therefore I need to practice more. In the planner inserts from Carpe Diem, the last page is a blank note page every month. I decided from now on to use this page to practice some handlettering. I decorated the page with a piece of washitape and lots of stickers. Now I need to practice some more.....

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog, check out my instagram account createplannernl for more inspiration.

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Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today. I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween! Did you get some great photos of your little monsters? The Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween collection is perfect for those Halloween photos ... but it can also be used to document your Day of the Dead celebrations too. My little nephew got his face painted for the occasion and I thought I would scrap it with a big sugar skull from the Silhouette store. I backed the sugar skull digital cut file with lots of different pattern papers from the Vintage Halloween collection.

One of the things I love about this collection is the layering of elements on the stickers and pattern papers. It makes it easy to scrap, but it looks like you spent hours. You can see buttons, doilies, and brads ... but on a sticker or on paper, they add no bulk to your layout.

I used the Spooky Sweet die cut for my title, and layered lots more bits and pieces die cuts, chipboard, and stickers around it. This collection has some awesome washi tape. You can see it near the top and bottom of my layout. I think the one with the pumpkin faces is my favorite.

Here is a closer look at the sugar skull... 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Day of the Dead.

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Hi everyone! Odessa here, bringing you some more December documenting inspiration! When I opened the Simple Vintage Christmas products I was all heart eyes. If you know me, you know I’m usually more into bold and modern styles, but Vintage Christmas is the right amount of vintage that makes it perfect for capturing memories and traditions. I’m mixing a few different Simple Stories collections in this SN@P! album of pictures from last December and I’m using Vintage Christmas for just that. The collection is PACKED with embellishments. I love the layered chipboard frames and date tags.

This spread has a couple of special things going on that went so well with Vintage Christmas. On the left, a story about making a stocking for our tiniest family member and the right a Christmas memory of mine. I added a few fun elements - I glued one of the chipboard layered frames right onto the outside of the page protector on the left page and used a photo flip on the right side to add some more journalling.

On the right side I thought that my 2 photos would look great in one of the Insta Pocket Pages. With all the cute 2x2 cards in the Vintage Christmas SN@P! pack it was easy to fill in the little squares on the page. I added some simple chipboard and stickers to make this page come together in a snap. 

Once I got working on this page I realized I wanted to add some more journalling. I liked how everything looked together and didn’t want to change to a different page protector to make room so I added a 3x4 photo flip for some hidden journalling. There were some tab stickers in the 4x6 sticker sheets that were great for hinting at the page’s secret. The number tag fit in one of the 2x2 pockets perfectly.

Under the Photo Flip I have some hidden journalling embellished with some stickers to finish off the page. The phrase stickers in the 4x6 sticker pack are SO good!

Here is another layout I did with the Simple Vintage Christmas line. This one is from St. Nicholas Day, a tradition I grew up with and continue with my kids today. Our biggest thing is getting our stockings ready and making Christmas Lists to go in them.  I used a variety of embellishments form Vintage Christmas - I love that chipboard Santa in the top left corner! He’s so traditional looking.

Here I used one of the number tags on a 4x6 journal card for a mix of journalling and embellishing. Throughout my album I add some faux ribbon to the date tags using some of the Vintage Christmas washi tape. I fold the washi in half, thread it through the top of the tag and trim them to the perfect length. It really finishes off the tags nicely while matching everything else so well. No need to search for the perfect ribbon!

I wanted to add some more extra journalling on this layout so I brought out the photo flips again. I used some more of the tab stickers from the 4x6 sticker pack- it really adds a nice touch to the flip. 

Underneath is some journalling and a picture from Christmas List writing. I am just loving Photo Flips while working on my December album. I can fill a page full of pretty pictures and embellishments and have some sneaky journalling underneath. And more pictures. I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my album!

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Hello friends! Maria here with a different post, this time I will teach you my tricks to plan the organization of your home. Now more than ever I need a good organizational tool to get to everything, so for my home I use a planner different from my bullet journal, which is more personal and helps me with making sure everything is organized at home!

It is very important to organize the weekly menus and then go shopping, so we will buy only what is necessary. In addition I usually make two shopping lists one for food and another for household products.

I usually make several weekly menus that I alternate, saving time.

For cleaning I have a fixed template for the whole week, I am changing the secondary activities as needed. I usually use Sundays in the morning to plan everything.

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Hello Friends!

It's Kristine with you today and I am sharing a layout using the Happy Halloween Collection. It is a Simple Set which means it contains 6 sheets of a paper and a 6x12 sticker sheet. These kits are perfect for layout classes and creating 2 page layouts as well!

I used this kit to create a page of my cousin's daughter dressed up for trick or treating a few years ago. I love the colors and patterns in this kit and they just work perfectly with my pic too! Halloween is such a fun time of year. I love scrapbooking fun faces and spooky places ;) 

With this layout I wanted a fun title but not black or simple. I really liked the 4x6 element card and wanted to use the word "Halloween"for my page title.

I did some fussy cutting and added dimensional adhesive to the back of the letters and created a fun title. These are easy to do and with a little patience you can create your own! We have several possibilities with this sheet of paper with title that could include October 31 / Trick or Trick / Boo / and more! Here are a few more pictures of my layout.

Hopefully you'll find some inspiration on my layout and create your own fun title using our element cards!

Come Find Simple Stories on social media @SimpleStories_ and myself @KristineDavidson
We have many amazing projects from our design team and friends!

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