November 2014 Blog Posts

Hello everyone. It's Mindi here and I am so excited to be sharing a few Life Documented pages using the brand new Life Documented Scrapbook collection. This one is one of my favorites, for sure. 

Here is a look at both pages together. 

I just love these week title cards from the Week in Review card set. They are already made for you, and there is one for every week of the year! Makes it so easy to add to your pages, and fast. Talk about fast. Slide in the pocket page & done. I added a few embellishments to my title card this time.  

The Life Documented Scrapbook collection is just perfect for those every day, weekly photos. I took a Facebook post from this particular week and added it straight to my journaling card shown here. In the beginning this card was 4x6. I chopped it down to a 3x4 size and thought that it would look good with the chipboard arrows. 

Here is another 4x6 card that I wanted to use. I left it 4x6 and added my photo to the blank space to the left. To add some embellishments I added the white clear photo stars as sort of a border on top of the saying. 

On the right side of my pocket page I wanted to add a bigger photo to my spread. I chose this photo of my son pretending he was trying out for American Ninja Warrior. He has been climbing every door way in the house lately. I cropped it to be 6x8 and cut it up to fit into the slots. It worked out great. I finished it off by adding a journaling block to the empty space in the photo. 

I just love this number diecut!! Don't you ?  It went perfectly with the theme on the right side of my spread. I added it to the empty space on one of the 4x6 cards. Adding some personal touches with lots of fun embellishments finished it off. 

One more close up of a journaling card and a photo. My son just started Kindergarten and we have been practicing counting a lot. 

I hope you have enjoyed this Life Documented Post today. I hope I've inspired you to get those everyday moments documented!! 

Supplies

Thanks sooooo much for joining us this past week for our 2014 Fall Release Reveal!  We hope you enjoyed seeing all of our new products!  The Life Documented Planner Collection, Life Documented Scrapbook Collection, Snow Fun Simple Set and Hugs & Kisses Simple Set begin shipping to retailers next month, so it won't be long before you can snatch up these new collections!!

So, we have LOTS of giveaways to announce from our reveal week - a whopping 13 to be exact!!!  Here goes!

Life Documented Planner Collection -
Blog – Stacey Maple
Pinterest – Wanda Lugo
Facebook – Sharon Davis Fletcher

Life Documented Scrapbook Collection – 
Blog – Karin Boschaart
Instagram – Jen Boom
Pinterest - Kristy Clayburn
Facebook – Terrie Dean

Snow Fun Simple Set -
Blog – Glorie Alvarez
Pinterest – Sherry Butcher
Instagram – Cheryl Hutcherson

Hugs & Kisses Simple Set –
Blog – Michelle Gallant
Pinterest – Sandy Brassard
Instagram – Michelle St. Clair

Thanks everyone for playing!  If you are one of the lucky winners and did not receive an email from me, please send an email to me at layle@simplestories.com with your full name and mailing address so we can ship your package!

Howdy friends, Layle back again with you today for the last day of our Fall 2014 Reveal Week!  If you haven't been playing along all week in the giveaways, they end Saturday 11/8 at midnight MT, so be sure to visit the previous blog posts this week to enter!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our Snow Fun Simple Set here

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the Hugs & Kisses Simple Set!

Fall head over heels in love with Hugs & Kisses!  Romantic reds, pretty pinks and just the right touch of teal make Hugs & Kisses the perfect match for documenting the people you love.  

So there you have it - the Hugs & Kisses Simple Set!  These products begin shipping to retailers next month, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on them!

How about a chance to win the Hugs & Kisses Simple Set before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Hugs & Kisses images in this post, name your pin Simple Stories Hugs & Kisses 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 the Hugs & Kisses Simple Set before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  We'll be doing giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

We'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 9th 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 Hugs & Kisses.  Thanks so much for following along this week!

Howdy friends, Layle back again with you today for Day 4 of our Fall 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our Life Documented Scrapbook collection here.  Be sure to check back with us tomorrow for the last day of our reveal week for one more collection 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 Snow Fun Simple Set!

Bundle up & say hello to winter with Snow Fun.  From cool hues of blue, green, white and grey to snowflakes and wood accents,  Snow Fun will leave you feeling warm and cozy as you document your winter memories this season!

Simple Sets are mini, themed collections consisting of 6 12x12 double sided patterned papers, two 6x12 sticker sheets and a Collection Pack; they're a pint sized package of Simple Stories goodness :)   They're just perfect for your themed layouts, Life Documented/Pocket Page scrapbooking spreads and paper crafting projects!

So there you have it - the Snow Fun Simple Set!  These products begin shipping to retailers next month, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on them!

How about a chance to win the Snow Fun Simple Set before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Snow Fun images in this post, name your pin Simple Stories Snow Fun, 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 the Snow Fun Simple Set before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  We'll be doing giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

We'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 9th 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 Snow Fun!

And remember to check back again with us tomorrow for the last day and the reveal of our Hugs & Kisses Simple Set!

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

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our Life Documented Planner collection 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 Life Documented Scrapbook collection! 

Capture your ‘day to day’ with the Life Documented Scrapbook collection by Simple Stories!  Classic wood grains paired with a playful combination of vibrant colors and iconic symbols make Life Documented your ‘go to’ collection for highlighting the routine - day after day, week after week, & year after year.

 

These new 12x12 Montly Calendar papers are great for recapping your month in your scrapbook albums or for creating your own custom calendar!

Your're going to LOVE these new Bradz!  They're self adhesive, no more pesky prongs on the back to mess with!

 

We've released four - yes, 4! - card sets with the Life Documented Scrapbook collection!  Packaged in a new blister pack, with between 148-152 3x4 & 4x6 cards per set, you'll have plenty of options!  

So there you have it - the Life Documented Scrapbook collection!  These products begin shipping to retailers next month, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on them!

How about a chance to win a Life Documented Scrapbook collection prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Life Documented Scrapbook collection images in this post, name your pin Simple Stories Life Documented Scrapbook, 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 Life Documented Scrapbook collection goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  We'll be doing giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

We'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 9th 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 Life Documented Scrapbook collection!

And remember, today is only Day 3 of 5 fun filled days, so meet us back here tomorrow morning for Day 4 for the reveal of Snow Fun, one of our two new Simple Sets!

Hello – this is Amber, Creative Director & founder of Simple Stories. The big day is finally here!  Yesterday we shared a fun video of our new Life Documented Planner collection and today we’re so excited to reveal the entire new program and products!

This entire 'planner' program has been a long time in the making…from the minute I held the first sample of our 6x8 faux leather albums, I was in love and couldn’t wait to develop a day planner system to compliment these beautiful albums.  I've always been a day planner junkie and every year I search for the perfect planner for my personal use.  After spending lot’s of $$ on many different planners and sizes over the years, I’ve never been truly happy with the final results- even with some of the big names and trendy designs.  Whether it’s too generic, too detailed, too small, too big, too restrictive, too complicated, too limited – nothing seemed to fit my life.

For me, the perfect planner had to be big enough and with just enough space needed for day-to-day planning.  I didn’t want it to be limited to an 'off-the-shelf', 'one-size-fits-all' planner; I wanted options to personalize my album, but not so many options that it became complicated or overwhelming.  It had to offer complete functionality and choices - from full size daily inserts, to weekly pages and monthly calendars, to notes, lists, journals and menus - however I chose to plan my life.  Of course, it had to be fun and bright with just enough creativity to keep me excited about planning my day-to-day life.  And last of all, I wanted something that covered all the facets of my life from work, business, home, family, personal and even my memory keeping hobby.

To say I’m excited about our new Life Documented Planner collection is an understatement – I am absolutely thrilled to share this entire system with you….and this snappy new way to plan your life! 

The Life Documented Planner products are designed to fit in our 6x8 faux leather binders.   Available in a variety of colors, these binders feature high quality construction (so important in a day planner!), top notch faux leather, 2 interlocking D rings, stylish contrast stitching, metal corner accents, a decorative metal spine bookplate and 10 pocket pages.

Your life is unique, shouldn't your planner be?!  We thought so, so everything in the Life Documented Planner collection is a la carte - meaning you decide the specific products you want to include in your planner to make it unique for organizing your life!

Monthly Dividers - Includes {27} Double-Sided 6x8 Cardstock Divider Pages - monthly tabbed calendar pages, month in review & designer pages, and bonus planner pages (including a fold out year-at-a-glance planner).  The months are non-dated, giving you the option of when to start your 'year'! 

Weekly Planner Inserts - Includes {26} 6x8 double sided weekly planner insert pages, for 52 weeks.

Daily Planner Inserts - Includes {156} 6x8 double sided daily planner insert pages, for 365 days.

Basic Planner Inserts - Includes {36} 6x8 double sided basic planner insert pages, 6 each of 6 designs.

Basic Dividers - Includes {6} 6x8 Tabbed Cardstock Divider inserts. 

Life Documented Planning Inserts - Includes {26} 6x8 double sided Life Documented insert pages, for 26 weeks.  Perfect for planning your weekly pocket page spreads!

Plastic Bookmarks - includes {3} 6x8 easy insert, transparent plastic bookmarks

Washi Paper Tape - includes {24} 3x4 sheets, 2 each of 12 designs.

Clips - includes {16} plastic clips

Sticky Notes - includes {10} sticky notes each of {10} different designs

Stickers - Includes {8} 4x6 sticker sheets, available in 3 designs - Letters, Numbers & Calendar

Envelopes & Pockets - Includes {1} 6x8 envelope and {2} 6x8 pockets, perfect for adding memorabilia, photos, receipts & more to your planner!

Pouch - semi-transparent 6x8 zipper pouch, perfect for storing your Life Documented products in your planner

So there you have it - the Life Documented Planner collection!  These products begin shipping to retailers next month, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on them!

How about a chance to win a LIfe Documented Planner prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Life Documented Planner images in this post, name your pin Simple Stories Life Documented Planner, 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 Life Documented Planner goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  We'll be doing giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

We'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 9th 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 Life Documented Planner collection!

And remember, today is only Day 2 of 5 fun filled days, so meet us back here tomorrow morning for Day 3 for the reveal of the Life Documented Scrapbook collection!

Howdy!  Layle with you here today to kick off our Fall 2014 Reveal Week!  We've been busy, busy, busy working on some amazing new products to share with you - this is our biggest Fall 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 November and mid December, so they'll be here before you know it!

Today is the first of five 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!

We're excited to kick off the first part of the week with a short, fun little video introducing you to our brand new Life Documented Planner collection (if you watch closely at the end, you'll also see peeks of the Life Documented Scrapbook collection).  Tune in each day this week as we share each of the new products in the Life Documented Planner collection, as well as introduce the Life Documented Scrapbook collection and two new Simple Sets!

Tell us what you're most looking forward to about the Life Documented Planner collection and enter via the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win the FULL collection!!  Tune in tomorrow to see all of the amazing new Life Documented Planner products in detail!!

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