Hello, again! This is Amber, founder and creative director of Simple Stories. I'm here for another installment of my monthly Document IT blog feature.
This month rather than sharing how I've been using my Life Documented planner, I thought it would be fun to share our brand new Carpe Diem A5 Planners. These planners & a la carte accessories will be in stores mid November, so it won't be long before you can get your hands on them!
We have so many talented design team members and employees that work with our products; this month I'm happy to introduce you to in-house designer Sue Kendall. Sue has been so excited to start using her planner that she sat down and decorated each of the monthly dividers included in the planners with a seasonal theme for each month!
Sue combined different stickers from the collection - the Life Illustrated Stickers, Icon Stickers, Word Label Stickers and the Insta Quote Stickers to customize her planner.
The Insta Quote Stickers are some of our favorites - they were designed to fit perfectly in the squares on the monthly inserts!
The Illustrated Life Stickers were designed to include icons to cover each season/holiday of the year so that each month you have themed stickers to decorate with!
I love how Sue was able to spend a few hours getting her planner decorated for the coming year so that as each new month draws near, she's ready to go!
Now we get to the really fun part! We've designed these FREE printables for October; the month in review insert will fit in your 6x8 Life Documented Planner and this month there's an A5 version as well! In addition you'll find dashboards to fit your A5 planner as well!
Click here to download October's Free Life Documented Printables.
There are a 6 free printables this month, including:
6x8 October Month in Review
A5 Month in Review
TIP: The October free printables are on a single PDF document with 4 pages - print off what you want and the quantity you need. We've added cut marks to each printable, so you can easily trim your pages to size.
Hey everyone, Amy here to share a couple of my recent layouts I've created using Simple Stories Collections. I really love all the collections, but I have to say that the So Rad collection has always been a favorite. I grabbed it to create this layout of us posing with a monkey on vacation this summer. I started by creating a loose grid, which I tend to use when I am working with multiple pictures. Here's the layout.
I felt like I didn't need much journaling, the pictures really tell the story. Here are some closeups.
For my next layout, I knew the colors of We Are...Family would be perfect to document my son's new friend. Let me introduce you to Flag the Frog.
As you will notice, this is a grid based layout as well, but I changed it up some by working with a vertical grid this time around. Here is a closeup. I really wanted to feature the chipboard banner, so I created my grid around it.
This layout has turned into one of my recent favorites. Thanks for visiting the blog today!
First I would like to say "YELLOW!" I love this bright yellow that's included in this collection. I really don't use yellow very often in my pages but this color just made me happy!
These are photos of my sister and her children. The picture were taken from this past summer while they were all playing in the backyard.
In this spread I wanted to showcase a pocket page but include a layout on the left side. I created a simple layout as to not overwhelm the simpler, colorful side of my pocket page on the right.
I really like this format since it gave me the opportunity to create a layout but also with a pocket page it allowed me to add more photos and extra journaling.
here is a close up pictures of the layout details.
I really enjoy creating with pocket pages and I find that sometimes I have too many photos to just put away in a box somewhere or create a few more layouts about this one event. I added more photos of the day and little extras with embellishments.
As you can see the theme is pretty constant on both pages, lots of yellow, a little bit of red and the pictures are all from the same day.
If you have a family event to document, I would highly recommend trying a pocket page with a layout and don't be afraid to add some color !
A few close up pictures of my pocket page;
Thanks for coming to visit today, and I hope you feel inspired to create and try something new in your scrapbooking!
Enjoy creating with the We Are ... Family collection.
For more of my work you can visit my blog kristinedavidson.com or on instragram @KristineDavidson .
HIP HIP HOORAY!! We know you've been waiting & the time is almost here! Our Carpe Diem A5 Planners & Accessories will be in stores in just a few weeks!
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