Hi! Odessa here with some travel SN@P! pages made with one of the newest Simple Stories collections, Going Places. It’s really cold and wintery where I am still so it’s really nice to spend some time with photos and scrapbook supplies that make me think of warmer days. Travel documenting might just be my favourite kind so I always get so excited at new travel themed collections from Simple Stories.

I used a Teal SN@P! Binder because the teal goes so well with Going Places. I did some simple embellishing to the chipboard cover with one of the papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad, it fits so nicely. I added a tag from the Journal Bits & Pieces and layered on some cute stickers and the new foam stickers. Cute and simple!

I love bright colourful collections like Going Places! Here I had a full sized 6x8 photo and some smaller photos next to it. On the smaller photos I used a mix of the alpha stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Book. A good colour coordinated alpha sticker is a great thing to have and this book has two! I embellished my photos with another foam sticker, some washi disguised as photo corners and a cute camera chipboard sticker amount other things. There are so many great journalling cards in Going Places which is just what I needed to tell a silly story on this page.

Embellishment clusters always! In the corner of the large 6x8 photo of my boys I clustered together Bits & Pieces, stickers, chipboard stickers and more to tell the story using only embellishments. I love the pops of teal, yellow and red in there.

On these pages I used a lot of the teal, yellow and red elements found throughout Going Places because after working on the other page I was really into them. I used a 4x6 journal card with some Bits & Pieces along the edge to segment it. I added in phrase stickers to support my journalling. Above that I used some Here and There Bits & Pieces to support some nature photos  I wanted to include, they tied the photos into the rest of my pages well.

With this beautiful green-blue lake I went heavy on the teal and yellow to accent it. I added a yellow foam sticker along the bottom with a red foam heart to give the page a title. Foam stickers can go a long way when you have a photo you don’t want to embellish too much but tie into the rest of the page. Above it is a journal card with yellow elements along with my favourite pocket. Throughout Going Places there’s a pattern with passports and sunglasses and cameras and all things travel and I just love it! I cut down the cardstock to 3x4 and then added some embellishments on top. Simple but so fun!

I hope you enjoyed this look into my album and are inspired to try out Going Places with some travel pics of your own!

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Spring is around the corner and so is Spring decorating! Shellye McDaniel here today with an easy and fun display featuring the adorable "Hip Hop Hooray" Collection.

To begin I started with a clean peanut can and lid.  I covered the can with a strip of the Bunny Tails paper.  Next, I crafted a lid FOR the lid by cutting a circle and 1" strip of paper from the Egg-stra Special paper.  I scored the strip of paper 1/4" from one edge and then cut small slits up to the scoreline so that it would easily mold to the lid. A hot glue gun was used to attach the paper strip and pom trim to the plastic lid.  The circle of paper was finally added with foam adhesive. For the bunny design, it's as easy as twisting a couple of chenille stems together and topping with the chipboard bunny head!

The bunny's dress is simply a disc of patterned paper that was pleated and then attached to the front of the chenille body with hot glue. I also added some pom trim around the bottom edge of the dress.  For the bunny's "petticoat" I folded a yellow cupcake liner into a small triangle and glued under the pleated paper.

To the side of the can I attached the "SPRING" chipboard letters using foam adhesive squares.

I finished dressing the bunny with a mix of stickers, die-cuts, a brad and enamel dots.  And doesn't she look so cute holding the basket with a carrot tucked inside!

All sizes and sorts of bunny faces can be found throughout the collection, so I look forward to trying some different looks for more bunnies!

Thanks for joining me today!

Shellye

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Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today sharing my first project as a member of the 2020 Simple Stories Design Team. To say I’m excited is definitely an understatement, and I’m honestly still pinching myself to be certain it’s real.

Scrapbooking has always been a creative outlet for me and something I do to record my family’s stories so they will be remembered for years to come. However, I am really feeling a need to tell my stories . . . the ones that are hidden in my heart so that my children will really know who I was and what I went through in my youth and young adulthood. With that in mind, this year I will be on a journey to get my story written and I hope you all will accompany me and perhaps be inspired to do the same for yourself. It won’t always be pretty or fun or happy, but it needs to happen and what better way to get started than with the 2020 I Am collection?

For this specific project I am using a SN@P! Robin’s Egg Striped 6x8 Designer Album since it is one of my favorite colors. Before we look at my first spread, here is the outside cover using the I Am 6 x 6 Affirmations stencil, Flower 304904 Simple Stories cut file from the Silhouette Design Store, and title fussy cut from a 4 x 6 SNAP! Card.

Moving to the inside, I created a divider using the same Flower cut file with several I Am patterned papers. Adding dimension to my projects is an absolute must for me; so you will see cut files, paper tearing, stitching, and mixed media elements on most of my projects throughout the year.

The first spread uses a 2x2/4x4 Insta-Pocket Page with a 4x4 Photo Flip. I began by using the I Am Clear Stamp and 4x6 Sticker Book to embellish the top photo. Along the bottom I layered strips of washi tape on the photo and then stitched through them on my machine.

To give each element more texture and dimension, I machine stitched around the borders. I love, love, love stitching on projects to add that little bit of texture.

Inside the Photo Flip is a 4x6 SN@P! Card cut down to size where I added my journaling and a sticker. My second photo uses a bit of torn patterned paper and a sentiment from the I Am Journal Bits & Pieces. To the right of the photo is the other end of the SN@P! I used for journaling with the other half of the previous sticker.

On the opposite side of the spread I used two childhood photos of myself. I did not add any journaling to this side but will as I continue through the album. I decided to keep this side simple with few embellishments and a muted color scheme.

The I Am collection is a perfect beginning for this project and I can’t wait to see where it goes. I hope you are inspired to create today and get your stories recorded!

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Hello everyone! My name is Tya Smith, and this is my very first post as a member of the Simple Stories Design Team.  To say that I am SO EXCITED to be here is an understatement! I am looking forward to sharing my creations with you!

My first project was a labor of love for sure. I have always loved seasonal collections so when I saw the “Best Year Ever” collection and that it included ALL the months and seasons - I knew I had to make a card for each month. It’s going to be so nice to be able to stockpile these cards and pull an already made card out to send off!   Let me show you what I created!

January and February’s cards include a cute snowman that I cut from the SNAP cards.  These cards are perfect for placing on cards. The cupcake on the February card is from the 12x12 cut-apart sheet. I used a stitched circle die cut to cut it out. I place that on the card base with some foam tape for dimension. I used the new Foam stickers on both cards – they add great dimension. I also used one of the Decorative Brads for some added interest.

Next we have March and April. Time for flowers and bright happy colors! The March card features some adorable sticker decorations from the 4x6 Sticker Book. I added a yellow button and some of the Enamel Dots to the card. I tied some bakers twine to the button for a fun pop of color. The “Hello Spring” card sentiment is cut from the 12x12 cut-apart sheet. The adorable kite is from the Chipboard and I love the dimension it adds! I glued a cute butterfly die cut to the top right corner and then made a loopy bakers twine “trail” behind it. I think it’s fun to add little details like that to my cards.

Now for the May and June cards…these were a lot of fun to put together! The May card features decorations from the Bits and Pieces, Journal Bits , Chipboard and 4x6 Stickers! It’s so fun to mix and match all the different decorative elements of this collection.  The June card is made using 2 tags that I cut out using cards from the SNAP 3x4 cards.

Summer is here and so are the July and August cards! The July card features the “Good Times” sentiment that is cut from the 12x12 cut –apart sheet. I decorated the outside of the circle with stickers from the Combo Sticker and the 4x6 Sticker Book.  The August card has several cute stickers including that cute “Summer” banner coming from the 4x6 Sticker Book. I love these books!

And then just like that, we’re back to School and Halloween and our September and October cards. I have always had a thing for Converse sneakers so when I saw the bright red sneaker; I knew that had to be the focal point of my card! I used a notebook paper edge punch on the lined paper 3x4 SNAP card behind the shoe card for a little “school” themed accent. And how cute are those foam paper clips?  More tags on the October card, this one showcasing a few Bits and Pieces and Chipboard elements. I also really like using the small type stickers from the 4x6 Sticker book.  The tiny stickers are the perfect touch to add a little sentiment here and there.

Finally we welcome November and December with some fun and festive cards. I used the 6x8 Pad for many of the pattern papers on all of my cards. The plaid paper was the perfect background for the fall themed November card. The pumpkins die cuts were decorated with stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Book. I punched a tab out of some navy paper and added one of the Decorative Brads with a cute farm truck on it for a finishing touch. The December card is of course decorated all up for the Christmas holiday with a Chipboard Christmas Tree and a few other holiday themed die cuts and stickers. I love using the Journaling Bits to build little scenes on. So fun!

Wow! I seriously had the best time making these cards! Sorry for the lengthy post, but I wanted to make a card for each month to highlight just how amazing this collection is! It really will be the “Best Year Ever” when you use this collection to make some cards of your own! Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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