Hello! Nicole here today to share a fall inspired project using the gorgeous Autumn Splendor collection. The inspiration for this project came from the new 6x6 stencil in this collection and it was my starting off point.

I used a needle and the stencil to pierce stitching holes onto the cardstock base of my project. Once the holes were in place, I added some stitching with some natural twine to show the stencil design.

Once the stitching was complete, I added in some watercolor paint to the inside of the stitched design and then got to work on the rest of my project.

I used several patterned papers from the Autumn Splendor collection and couldn't resits fussy cutting some gorgeous leaves from the Autumn Leaves paper. Once the leaves were cut out, I added them along my photo edges, and added in a few diecut leaves I had leftover from another project to add some dimension.  A simple title finishes off this fall inspired page! 

I hope you are inspired to create your own project using the rich tones and patterns in the Autumn Splendor collection!

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Fall is my family's favorite time of year to be outside! Whether it's drives through the mountains to see the colorful leaves, a visit to the pumpkin patch, or walks around the neighborhood, we can never seem to get enough of our favorite season!

The Autumn Splendor collection encapsulates everything we love about autumn with its color palette and beautiful, botanical images. It was so much fun creating this page for our family album!

I fell head over heels for the coordinating stencil for this collection and decided to add it to the background paper (3x4 Elements paper). I love the way the stenciled details look peeking out from behind the Foliage Bits & Pieces. I repeated the stenciling around the page in three areas to create a visual triangle in my design and to keep your eye moving around the page.

I framed the single photo for this page with a Layered Chipboard Frame and then added layers of additional patterned papers and Foliage Bits & Pieces leaves behind for texture. This entire grouping is popped up on foam tape.

I fussy-cut the journal block from the 3x4 Elements paper and then added it to the right of my photo at a downward angle. A pair of foliage leaves and a butterly connect it the journal block to the layered photo block and add even more to the outdoor-sy feel!

I combined the chipboard "AUTUMN" word with orange letters from my stash for the title. I added distress ink to the orange letters to tie them in with the inking in the background.

This beautiful collection makes me long for sunny Autumn days and fall drives in the mountains! I can't wait for the leaves to begin changing! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to scrapbook some of your fall family photos, too!

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Hello friends, Dorymar here! I’m so happy to share a fabulous SN@P Album I designed with the Fall Farmhouse Collection. This collection is gorgeous! When I think of a Snap Album, I think of some wonderful dividers, full of details and elements that make my photos look great. That's what I am sharing with you today on this blog! Check it out!

All the elements are so beautiful that they are very easy to place, they look fantastic! I really enjoy customizing the pages of the snap, I love to find in my albums pages of different sizes, adding pockets, create flaps, etc. On this page I used two of the snap pages to create a giant pocket.

With a 1.5 "circle cutter I cut a half circle at the bottom edge of the page.  I used one of the flower die cuts from the Bits and Pieces to incorporate the insert with the main page.  As an insert of the pocket I used one of the pages of the 6x8 paper pad and decorated it with some elements of the collection.

One of the main colors in the autumn season is yellow, so I selected the 6x8 Yellow Sn@p Binder. Their pages match perfectly with this collection. In this photo you can see how I reduced one of the pages that includes the album to 4.5” x 8”. To decorate it I fussy cut from one of the 4x6 journaling cards the beautiful chevy and placed it on the bottom edge of the photo mat. Then I fussy cut the beautiful paid banner form another 4x6 journaling cards.

The washi tapes of this collection are spectacular and I need to incorporate them in my album! I used them on several pages and cards of my album, but on this pages in particular, you can see how I used them as borders on this pages. They look fantastic!

Pockets and Tags can’t be missing in my projects, I really enjoy decorating using the beautiful die cuts, stickers and sentiments included in the collection. I reduced the page of the Sn@p to 6.5" and created a pocket on top of the page, then I added some tags that I made with the paper o the collection. On the next page I created a flap that opens up. I’m adding some elements on this pages that look so beautiful.  On both pages you have a lot of space to play with your photos and your journaling.

Here you can see in detail the tags and how the elements of the collection match perfectly with each other, so you can make your project so beautiful. I used as an insert in this pocket a 3x4 card to add the journaling and to create the tags I cut from the Peach/Dots paper a piece of 3”x4.5” and ,  from the 6x8 peach paid paper I cut another piece of the same size. Then I decorate the tags with stickers and die cuts.  They look great!

The collection includes many beautiful sentiments and phrases. In this picture you can see some of them. To create de yellow divider, I folded the Sn@p page at 4” then I used a scallop border punch to create a beautiful ending. On top of the page I used washi tape an added with foam tape the beautiful 3x4 card with the lovely sentiment. For a finishing touch I added a flower from the sticker sheet.

I love mixing and matching the prints and adding layers of my layouts. This collection is too easy to match. In this page I used two beautiful papers from the 6x8 paper pad.  To add layers, I fussy cut the beautiful flower border from one of the papers and gave a little dimension with foam tape. To give the finishing touches to the page I created a fun collage closer to the photo mat using some die cuts and stickers from the collection.

I hope you enjoyed the project and I also hope it inspired you to use this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. collection! Hope that you have lots of fun!

Happy Scrapping!

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Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share with you a page I  created with the new Fall Farmhouse collection!  I  cannot tell you how lovely this line is in person with the soft fall colors and rustic prints!  There are so many gorgeous elements included in Fall Farmhouse to make your next layout or project perfect!  

I began with the wood grain print of the B side of So Very Grateful as my background. With my Silhouette, I  cut a 6.5 diameter circle from the 

Fall Memories print to go behind my photo.  Then using the B side of Simply Thankful, I  cut a circle wreath using the Simple Stories "Wreath" cut file from the Silhouette store (#214849).    The Fall Farmhouse Bits and Pieces pack includes many shapes and sentiments such as this script "autumn" I  used for my title.  I  adhered the die cut using pop dots to add some dimension. 

The Journal Bits and Pieces has many great journaling spots, small sentiments, and cute signs to accent your project! I  chose this fun gold colored framed journaling spot which I  added two die cut pumpkins from the Bits and Pieces. You can also spy one of the three beautiful coordinating Washi Tapes at the top! 

From the 6x12 Chipboard, I  adhered the buffalo plaid banner across the bottom of my photo!  I  know I've said this many times before, but I  love banners and am always excited to see them on the Chipboard or Sticker sheets! You will also notice a few die cut leaves sprinkled around my wreath as well! These can be found in the Bits and Pieces pack! 

One of the recent new embellishments from Simple Stories are the Bow Clips! You receive four lovely clips in each pack! They can be used in planners, mini albums, or slid under a photo as I  did here! 

From the Fall Farmhouse Simple Basics Kit, I  cut leaves and branches on my Silhouette to add to my wreath. I  love that you can choose from a solid color or dotted as shown here. 

Fall Farmhouse has a set of coordinating Enamel Dots which I    sprinkled around two different areas of my page! These embellishments make great accents! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog! Check out Fall Farmhouse in its entirety by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

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Hi everyone! Tara here with Secretbees StudioSummer may be coming to an end but the gorgeous season of Fall will soon be here and  a surefire way to get excited for a new season is to play and craft with some gorgeous paper!  The new Simple Stories Autumn Splendor is a rich collection that is bursting with deep colors and detailed images. All in all a great way to document your Autumn memories.

I wanted to create a large project that would show off this stunning collection and so I created a memory box that holds even more boxes and of course, mini albums! There are six separate boxes inside and four of them hold mini albums with lots of space for photos and mementos!

The box itself is made from chipboard that I then covered in the wonderful paper designs.  I even made a double layered frame for the front of the box that showcases a gorgeous paper from the collection as well as lots of the flower and leaf bits and pieces. 

The album is tied together with a piece of ribbon and opens up to a beautiful scene of wildflowers and insects. There is a small pocket on the left side that holds some adorable ephemera and you can see all of the boxes and mini albums on the right. Each album is encircled with a beautiful belly band that is layered with stickers, bits and pieces and chipboard of the collection.

All of the boxes are removable and can be moved around and I couldn't resist lining the back inside of the box with another pretty piece of the paper in the collection. This memory box is pretty inside and out!

For the mini albums, I used all of the different sized element cards of the collection and made them all a bit different. The 4x6 cards are separate with space on the back for journaling or photos. The 2x2 element cards I kept in a strip of six and folded them. They open up to reveal decorative fronts and on the back there are a few embellishments and places for small photos. For the 3x4 and 4x4 element cards, I adhered them to an accordion strip of paper and made them into booklets. All are perfect spots for Fall memories!

Please visit my YouTube channel and watch the walk-through video of this album and see it in all of its beautiful detail!

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Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new project that marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year,  FALL!!  I love Autumn, it is my favorite season and the new Fall Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories is just perfect to document some of our Fall traditions, Apple Picking.

As soon as i saw the collection, the idea for this page formed in my mind as i wanted to use many of the designs in one page. So what better way to bring the farm feel to the page than a simple quilt design.

First i  used the Leaf It To Me cut file from JustNick studio to create the large leaf from white cardstock.   Then cut 2"squares from various Fall Farmhouse collection to create the design.  I used the leaf to mark the area on the Peach Dots paper (Basic set) and then covered the area with the squares leaving about a 0.25" frame around the page.  I stitched each square and then ruffle the edges of the paper a bit.

To assemble the page, first i stitched around the perimeter of the leaf image (using the negative part of the cut out) and then used foam adhesive to attach it on top of the quilted papers.

I used stickers, bits and pieces, chipboard from the Fall Farmhouse collection to embellish the layout by creating little clusters inside the leaf. A large cluster was placed behind the picture.

To finish this page, I mixed some of the embellishments to create the title of this page.   I LOVE how this turned out, though it took a bit of time to construct, it is the perfect way to document this family tradition.   I hope this inspires you to check the Fall Farmhouse collection, you are going to love it!!!

Til next time,

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I’ve been noticing subtle changes all around!  Temperatures are dipping at night and birds are gathering for migration.  Fall is in the air!  Even though I know I’ll be spending more time indoors, I enjoy the thoughts of baking and the family gatherings that fall brings.

If you love Fall too then you’ll ADORE the Simple Stories Fall Farmhouse collection!  It’s filled with gorgeous colors of fall.. orange, golden yellow, greens and navy.   The images are all you’d expect… beautiful florals, pumpkins, and leaves with some added comfy cozy to make you fuzzy inside!

All my cards start with pretty background papers from the 6x8” pad.  The smaller sheets mean a smaller print making them  perfect for cardmaking.  The pad even includes cut apart 3x4” journaling cards.

I love mixing and matching the prints and adding layers of card stock.  I start with a plain white paper cardstock base and top it with a slightly smaller solid print panel cut from the Simple Basics Kit.  The  papers are perfectly coordinated to match the prints.

There’s two different packs of Bits and Pieces in this collection.  The Iconic bits and pieces include mostly images like pumpkins, florals, leaves etc while the  Journaling set includes tags, sentiments, tabs and pieces to customize with handwritten notes.

I love the chipboard stickers for adding dimension.  They take a card from flat and ordinary to exquisite and special.

The collection includes color coordinated enamel dots and YES!  Washi in three different prints… orange gingham, colorful stripes, and floral!

It’s a feast for the eyes isn’t it?  I just cant get enough of the orange and navy!

There’s lots to be grateful for!  What a great way to let your loved ones know they’re in your heart today and always.

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Hi, Odessa here with some fall-filled SN@P! pages! Where I am, the air has turned a bit chilly and leaves are starting to fall so I am ready to bring on fall with the Autumn Splendor collection which is full of brilliant oranges, deep teals and creams with lots of pumpkins and late season florals perfect for telling fall stories!

My family and I just took a quick road trip to do some back to school shopping. With all the fresh notebooks and pens, pumpkin everything and a need for sweaters Autumn Splendor was the perfect choice to go along with my photos! I decorated a Teal SN@P! Binder for fall. The teal contrasts really well with the colours in this collection and gives them a bit of pop! I used the Harvest Memories paper to cover the front of my binder.

I made a bookplate for my cover with one of the Autumn Splendor layered frames and filled it with Bits & Pieces and stickers from the new Autumn Splendor Mini Sticker Tablet. The new Mini Sticker Tablets are so fantastic! They’re full of perfectly coordinating stickers like alphas, word stickers, cute icons and more! The alphas in the Mini Sticker Tablet were just what I needed to add the year to the cover.

Inside I printed some fav photos from our mini trip and layered them on top of various cardstock - cute prints from the Autumn Splendor Collection Kit and 6x8 pad and coordinating coloured cardstock from the Simple Basics Kit. The papers and patterns are so pretty and a lot of fun to combine together. I used lots of Bits & Pieces, Chipboard Stickers and regular stickers of all kinds all over my pockets.

The floral 4x4 card and striped 3x4 card cut down from the Autumn Splendor cardstock might just be my two favourite patterns in the whole collection. I combined them in this pocket along with a photo and tons of embellishments here. If you’re looking for a classic feel with a modern twist to go with all your pumpkin spice everything photos Autumn Splendor is perfect!

On this page I filled my pockets with more photos and journal cards from Autumn Splendor. The oranges helped my very blue photo pop! This collection is all about layering which was really fun to play with. The Foliage Bits & Pieces are full of leaves and pumpkins and fall flowers ready to scatter on the page. I hope my SN@P! pages have helped to inspire you to get some fall stories in your albums.

Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson with you today. I am sharing a layout I created using the Fall Farmhouse Collection.  Fall is a wonderful time of year on the east coast of Canada. It's actually one of my favorite seasons. I love the colors in this collection because they remind me of those crisp fall days and leaves changing colors. 

The photo I am using on this layout is of my parents with their grandchildren. They always enjoy time with them. They laugh a lot and my mom usually cooks turkey dinner and some sort of dessert. It's a great picture of them with the kids and I wanted to do a layout about being thankful for those moments. 

I created my layout using the wood background. I added 4 strips of assorted pattered papers measuring approx 1-2" high by 11.5" wide. I used a picture that measures 4x5" and backed it with a piece of white cardstock and then framed it with a piece of yellow paper from the Basics kit. 

Once my background is complete and the papers are glued, It's time to decorate. I added flower clusters around the layout using the Bits & Pieces from the collection. I used mostly flowers, hearts and some words to decorate my layout. I actually didn't use any pumpkins or fall foliage because the photo didn't require any of them. I then added a title " Thankful ", and some journal strips to finish my page. 

I hope you enjoy creating with this gorgeous Fall Collection. Please share your creations with us on Social Media @SimpleStories_ and you can visit me as well @KristineDavidson. 

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Hey y’all! It’s Courtney again sharing the absolute perfect fall collection! Fall Farmhouse is the perfect collection to scrapbook my fall family portraits. Fall Farmhouse has everything I love in one collection, floral, Buffalo plaid, polka dots, and pumpkins.

For this layout, I decided to go with the Lil’ Pumpkin paper and I used the beautiful buffalo plaid that is on the B side. Next, I layered three papers, Simply Thankful,  the b side of  the 4x6 element’s, and the peach dot Paper.

After I layered those papers then came the fun part of adding all of the fun elements. I used themini   sticker tablet, the journal bits and pieces, the bits and pieces, the  6x12 chipboard,  the enamel dots, and the combo sticker sheet

I matted two 4x6 photos and then began with embellishments. I alternated my pumpkins with foam tape or just regular adhesive. I loved mixing all of the different types of embellishments to give my layout a layered look.

I tied everything together with a few enamel dots from the collection and a little bit of gold mist.

I hope you love this collection as much as I do!

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Good crispy morning, everyone! I am really enjoying this lower temperatures weather and absolutely enjoy creating projects in the colors of my favorite season! Anya here today and I would like to share with you a set of card I made with the Autumn Splendor collection.

There were a few of my absolute favorite papers in this collection that I wish I had a hundred of each. One of them was the Autumn Leaves patterned paper. I used pieces from that paper on all of these cards.

To create these cards I started with a 4.25x6” card base. To each of them I added a 4x5.75” piece of white cardstock as a little frame. For two of these cards I used a 3x4 cards that were fussy cut from the 3x4 Elements patterned paper. Along with die cut pieces and chipboard stickers I used fussy cut leaves from the same Autumn Leaves paper. Also, for a more finished look and stability of the card I added a 4x5.75” piece of dark wood grain paper to the back panels of cards. I finished these cards by adding a few little stickers and Enamel Dots.

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It's Dorymar here today and I'm sharing a beautiful Fall Sn@p Album I created using the new Autumn Splendor Collection. As the name says, this collection is splendid it’s full of fall goodness with beautiful warm colors mixed with vintage elements and gorgeous designs with a touch of watercolors mixed between plaids, polka dots and autumn leaves. This collection it’s totally AMAZING!

On the cover I wanted to focus on highlighting the vintage of the collection and for that I used the top left side of the Fall Blessings Paper as a base, then I match some elements from the Bits and Pieces and add a touch of texture with jute and buttons.

This album has a lot of space to document all your fall memories, if you see with the Mini Sticker Tablet I identified the kraft dividers with some tabs, they are very helpful when you organize and documenting your photos, and best of all, you have several to choose from!

I really enjoy filling all the pocket pages offered by the Sn@p Binders, in this case I want to highlight how practical and curious it’s to create a pocket within the spaces offered by these pocket pages. In this project I created several pockets inside of the pocket pages in many different sizes.  This pockets are really interesting because when you go back to look at this Sn@p album you have so much fun finding and looking back at them !

I love to add different elements inside my album, in this case I created a large fun pocket with a big tag that includes space for photos and journaling. On the other side I used a 4x6 journaling card as a divider, to give a personal touch I added some leaves from the Foliage Bits and Pieces and the results were fantastic!

Another touch that I love to include in my projects are the photo flips, in this case I used one to insert a shaker that I created using 3x4 journaling cards and some elements of the bits and pieces. They are really fun!

On this page I incorporated one of the magnificent Layered Frames included in the collection and mixed up with some die cuts and a few strips from the papers. This collection has so many precious elements that I wanted to incorporate all into this one beautiful and amazing project, I am really in love with the collection!

This layout is one of my favorites because I fussy cut the beautiful fall wreath from one of the 6x8 paper pad and I also used it as part of the base of the photo mat. Closer to the photo mat I used several elements of the collection to highlight this layout.

Totally loving the Autumn Splendor Collection, I hope this serves as inspiration to work with this AMAZING Collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ahhh! There is now a bite in the morning and evening air and that means that fall is just around the corner! Squeal! It's my FAVORITE time of year! Hello, everyone! It's Jana Eubank. Whenever fall comes around, I want to cozy up inside and BAKE! You do, too?! There's just something about coming home to the scent of pumpkin muffins or chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven on a crisp fall day, am I right?

Today's layout features the warm colors of the Fall Farmhouse collection and photos of my daughter and her friend doing a little fall baking themselves!

I wanted to create a patchwork effect on this layout. I chose the Harvest/Dots paper for the background and then cut several of the papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad into 2"x4" and 2"x2" blocks. 

My photos are also 2"x4" and are matted with the SN@P! Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper.

I used the 6x12 Chipboard Stickers and the Combo Stickers to accent the title and create an embellishment cluster next to the middle photo. I am in LOVE with the wheat and berries tucked in with the florals. They look so cute with those plump and cheerful pumpkins!

I cut the label shape from the 4x4 Elements paper and then used a label and pumpkin sticker from the Mini Sticker Tablet to accent it. I also added green enamel dots and the chipboard banner and tiered plate stickers. CUTE!

Of course I had to pull in some washi tape, too! You can see that I layered the gingham and striped washi tapes together across the top and bottom blocks. I also added a bit of the gingham washi to the right of the title.

Happy Fall to one and all! Have a great day!

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Hi there and welcome to the Simple Stories blog ! Nicole here today to share a collection of cards made using just a few sheets of patterned paper from the Happy Trails collection. I am pretty much in love with any floral paper that is easy to fussy cut. I know that makes some people cringe, but for me, a little effort and fancy scissor work you can create some amazing results. My inspiration for my project came from the Back to Nature paper in the Happy Trails collection.

I created two cards using the same supplies - the woodgrain paper from the Happy Trails collection, along with a lot of fussy cut florals from the floral paper and a stamped sentiment using stamps from the Heart collection.

I diecut a simple geometric frame from white cardstock and used that as a base to enclose my fussy cut flowers, adding in the stamped sentiment to finish off the circular design.

The second card I made using the same fussy cut flowers and stamped sentiment, this time creating clusters in each corner of the card using those pretty flowers.

It is really easy to make some simple cards with a little imagination and a few supplies!

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Hello!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share with you another awesome collection by Simple Stories! The new Happy Trails line is perfect for documenting your favorite outdoor activities or a fun vacation!  I used photos from a hike our family did while in northern Michigan!  

I  love anything with woodgrain print so I  wanted the B side of Happy Camper to be a majority of my background. I  also added the bright yellow print of The Great Outdoors as well as the fun floral print of Back to Nature.  When creating my layouts, I  feel that you can add complimentary prints even if its a strip of paper here and there. 

I  am loving that Simple Stories is offering both a Journal and Icon Bits and Pieces in some of the collections.  This means more selection for your projects!  I  usually go through each one to pick out what I  think I  would like to use on my page. The floral clusters  from the Icon Bits and Pieces caught my eye. I  knew I  wanted to incorporated them especially since they compliment the floral print of Back to Nature. I  adhered them around the cute tag from the Journal Bits and Pieces using pop dots on a couple for dimension. My title is the adorable hiking boot and can be found on the 6x12 Chipboard.

At the bottom corner of my photo, you can see I  utilized another floral cluster as well as added two of the typed sentiments found on the 

Combo Sticker sheet.  You can also see this is where I  snuck in additional prints; using a border punch is a great way to add a small break in the focal line. I  also adhered a very small strip of the beautiful plaid of Lakeside, using my sewing machine to stitch through.  

I  added a small strip of the B side of Back to Nature at the right edge of my page again stitching through with my sewing machine. 

The Combo Sticker sheet offers many diverse accents such as sticker tabs or different sentiments to add to your photos or underneath journaling. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to document about a favorite outdoor memory using Happy Trails or another great Simple Stories collection! Have a great day!

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Hi everyone! Tara here with Secretbees Studio! You can't really have Halloween without a treat bag and this one holds one of my favorite things- a mini album!  This one is loaded with lots of spaces for your holiday photos and mementos!

The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting paper collection is so cute it's scary! The patterns are a playful mix of stripes, plaids, chevrons and polka dots with some pretty flowers thrown in and the images are charming and quirky. I adored it all so much I made a seriously multi-paged album to show it all off!

I wanted to highlight the journaling cards of the collection so I began by cutting page bases from heavy black card stock a quarter inch larger than the cards, That way I could layer the 2x2, 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 journal cards right on top. I also cut the same sizes from the patterned papers to use as backgrounds as well.

There are also interactive pages, pockets and flaps too so I would have even more spaces to decorate with all of the adorable embellishments of the collection. There are bats, stars, spiders, ghosts and more in chipboard, stickers and bits & pieces. 

All in all there are 20 plus pages ready for all of those Halloween memories! Once all of the pages were colorfully and copiously embellished, I punched a hole in one corner of each and secured them all together with a metal ring that is also decorated with ribbons in the colors of the collection!

Not wanting to stop using this super fun collection, I decided to give it it's own treat bag as a holder! Using the same heavy black card stock as a base, I made the bag 5.5" square and 2.5" wide. The front is spookily decorated with haunted houses, tombstones, bats and even a cute little spider! I topped off the bag with ribbon wrapped wire handle so it could take the weight of this extra large mini.

I have a walk-through video of this adorable mini album at my YouTube channel so you can see all of its wonderful details, pockets and flaps! Be sure to check it out to get some of your own Halloween crafting inspiration! 

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Hi there! Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about the loves of my life, my family.  The Heart collection is probably one of my favorite Simple Stories collections ever.   The colors and sentiments are just beautiful and perfect to document a memory for my son's album.

I started by cutting the floral frame from white cardstock using a cut file from Handipaper -who says florals are just for girls!-.   Each of the images was then backed used papers from the 6x8 paper padsn@p cards, and Simple Basics kit.

The cut out was attached to the b-side of the My Heart paper using some foam adhesive - this creates dimension on the page-.   All the colors in the frame  are just soft and masculine, perfect for a memory for my son.

The picture of  my family was backed with papers from the collection, and then nestled at the bottom corner of the frame.   To frame the picture, i used a combination of stickers and bits and pieces to create embellishment clusters.

The title of this page was placed at the top corner area of the floral frame - this balances the page-.   All the embellishments in the Heart collection are just gorgeous that it makes it so easy to embellish a page.

To finish this page, i used one of the tags in the Bits and Pieces pack to write my lines of journal, and then slid it behind the picture.   A few drops of gold ink complete this page.

I hope this inspire you to create a new project of your own.   The HEART collection is versatile, gorgeous and perfect for all those special memories.  Make sure to check it out!

XO

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Fall is in the air and as the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall my mind turns to camping.  There is a long tradition of camping in my family.  My husband has always been an avid outdoorsman, always ready for a hike or a fishing trip.

When our son was old enough he became a Boy Scout.  Of course that means lots of volunteer time for us and eventually my husband became Scoutmaster.  I loved setting up merit badge clinics on whatever the boys had an interest in.  I’d find local professionals to share their skills and knowledge with the group.

Scouting depends heavily on volunteers and it’s important to let them know how much they are appreciated.  I always sent our special guests and park rangers a thank you from the group on a hand made card made with an outdoors theme.

I’d always send my son a card to let him know how much I missed him when he went off to camp.  Usually my husband would tag along and take lots of photos of the boys and their adventures. 

We’d pour over the photos when they would get back from summer camp or a high adventure trip and eventually those photos would morph into personalized scrapbooks for the boys.

I can’t tell you how honored I’ve been to see books I’ve made proudly on display at Eagle Scout Ceremonies

The Simple Stories Happy Trails collection is perfect for all your outdoor adventures.  The wonderful images and coordinated colors make creating a SN@P!

You’ll love all the camping, fishing, and hiking images.  There are trail signs, animals flora and fauna.  Who knew that Simple Stories could even make the pesky mosquitos adorable?

I know you’ll be delighted looking back at captured memories documented with this collection!    Happy Trails to you and yours – now go get your FALL on!

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