April 2014 Blog Posts

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 3 of our Spring 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our new love/wedding collection, The Story of Us, here and our new summer collection, Good Day Sunshine, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

So, you know how the saying goes "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage....".  Yep, you guessed it!  Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 3rd of our Spring Release collections - Hello Baby.

Oh so sweet and perfect for your new little one!  Hello Baby will help you welcome and remember all those tiny details and new beginnings.

So there you have it - Hello Baby! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you Hello Baby - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Hello Baby as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN Hello Baby before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the precious Hello Baby products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before Hello Baby starts shipping mid May?


Designed by Heather Leopard


Designed by Wendy Antenucci


Designed by Andrea Corriveau


Designed by Shellye McDaniel

Hello Baby begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Hello Baby prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Hello Baby -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Hello Baby images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #hellobaby, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a Hello Baby goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Hello Baby!

And remember, today is only Day 3 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 4!  And don't forget the National Scrapbook Day celebration here on Saturday!

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 2 of our Spring 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our brand new summer collection, Good Day Sunshine, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 2nd of our new Spring Release collections - The Story of Us.

Capture your own love story with The Story of Us.  Glittery golds, shimmery silvers and bold blacks bring your one-of-a-kind love story to life.

So there you have it - The Story of Us! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you The Story of Us - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at The Story of Us as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN The Story of Us before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the beautiful The Story of Us products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before The Story of Us starts shipping mid May?


Designed by Rebecca Keppel


Designed by Wendy Antenucci

Designed by Cari Locken


Designed by Sue Kendall


Designed by Shellye McDaniel

The Story of Us begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a The Story of Us prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about The Story of Us -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the The Story of Us images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #thestoryofus, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a The Story of Us goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about The Story of Us!

And remember, today is only Day 2 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 3!

Howdy friends, it's Layle back with you today! 

I'm so excited to kick off our Spring 2014 Release Reveal Week.  We've been busy, busy, busy working on some amazing new products to share with you - this is our biggest Spring release yet - and now's the time when we can finally share!  Even better news - the collections you see here on the blog this week will be shipping to retailers mid May, so they'll be here before you know it!

Today is the first of four full days! of our reveal week, so be sure to check back each day for more goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win! 

OK, OK, I know what you're saying - "get on with it already, show us the goods"!  Alrighty, hang on to your seats because here we go.....

Today we introduce you to Good Day Sunshine.  Say hello to summer!  Full of the happiest of colors and just the right touch of vintage whimsy, Good Day Sunshine is everything you need to highlight your sunny day memories.

 

 

So there you have it - Good Day Sunshine! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you Good Day Sunshine - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Good Day Sunshine as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN Good Day Sunshine before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the beautiful Good Day Sunshine products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before Good Day Sunshine starts shipping mid May? 


Designed by Wendy Antenucci


Designed by Vicki Boutin


Designed by Andrea Corriveau


Designed by Kim Kesti

Good Day Sunshine begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Good Day Sunshine prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Good Day Sunshine -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Good Day Sunshine images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #Good Day Sunshine, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a Good Day Sunshine goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Good Day Sunshine!

And remember, today is only Day 1 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 2!

Howdy friends, Layle here!

It's an exciting day - here's a little sneak peek of our Spring 2014 release – our largest spring release yet!  Stay tuned here on the blog for the full reveal, beginning tomorrow, the 29th

So tell me - what are you most excited about seeing tomorrow?!

Join us here on the blog as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter tomorrow as we kick off a FABULOUS week long celebration, starting with the reveal of our biggest Spring Release ever and ending with a National Scrapbook Day celebration on Saturday.  We hope you'll join us!

We have two lucky winners to announce today!

The random lucky winner of the Silhouette $25 gift card from this blog post is

And the random lucky winner from the Pick a Card, Any Card blog post is

Congrats ladies!  Please send an email to layle@simplestories.com and I'll follow up with details.

Thanks for playing everyone!

Hello, everyone! Melissa here with you today to share a Life Documented layout using Simple Stories' DIY and DIY Boutique collections.

I had a little help designing this page thanks to a fabulous sketch by Becky Fleck of PageMaps. Becky put together lots of great sketches last month with inspiration for using Simple Stories' Pocket Pages, and this particular one centers around Simple Stories' Pocket Page Design 3.

I didn't have many photos for this particular week in my album, so I was glad to have some extra inspiration to fill those empty pockets!

Using a combination of the embellishment cues from the sketch and the layering elements from DIY and DIY Boutique, I was able to quickly build a few decorative clusters to fill in the blank space.

DIY Boutique has a great combination of neutral bases in kraft, cream, white, and black, and I used them liberally to keep the bright colors from the title words, shape stickers, and enamel dots from overwhelming my page.

Supplies

Howdy!  Layle here today to share some fun news - we have 80+ brand new cut file designs, now available for the Silhouette!

Here are just a few of our new favorites -

Lookin' Good

Love Banners

Anchor

This Way to Fun!

Visit Simple Stories at the Silhouette Online Store here to see these designs and others in our design portfolio.  You can also search for 'Simple Stories' directly on their site. 

Have you created something with our Silhouette cut files?  If so, we'd love to see them!  Post on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram with #simplestories or email an image of your project to layle@simplestories.com!

How about a little incentive to head on over and check out these and our other fun designs here at the Silhouette Online Store?!!  Head on over, take a peek at all of our designs, then hop back here and leave a comment on this post telling us which design is your favorite.  On Sunnday the 27th, we'll draw one random lucky winner to win a $25 Download Card to the Silhouette Online Store! 

So tell us, which Simple Stories design is your favorite?!

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