June 2017 Blog Posts

Hello everyone. Chantalle here, and I would love to share some recent projects with you, capturing some sweet outdoor moments. I have used new releases Cabin Fever and Summer Days which are both perfect for your summer adventures!
You Are My Sunshine
This page uses the bright and breezy Summer Days. I love this new collection with its infectious brights and fun elements. The watermelon is a fave for sure!
For a bit of fun, I have created some subtitles on the ‘So much Fun’ background paper using some co-ordinating alpha stickers from a pack of Sn@p Color Vibe Lights. 
I love the way these stickers add a bit more detail to the page without being too distracting. I lined them up with the help of a light ruler but you could also line them up on the very edge of a plastic ruler and then place the ruler down carefully in your desired area, to transfer them.
The striped pattern also helped make lining things up a breeze. In between the colour bars, I have added some more details in the form of ephemera and phrase stickers. The super cute sunglasses shapes matched my photo perfectly, so I cut some larger sized ones from a sheet of the 4x4 Elements in three different styles and colours.
I quite like to group matching colours on my projects. Creating with Simple Stories is such a joy as everything co-ordinates so perfectly!
I’ve cropped my photo in a circular shape for something different. Using Circle Photo Crops makes cutting your photos to size a cinch!
For a final flourish, I have added some embroidery style stitching around my title stickers. I think it helped it stand out a bit more against the colourful elements.
This next page, 'Call of the Wild’ also celebrates fun moments outside.
Cabin Fever is amazing for those camping times, getting out and about times or just nature times! Living in Queensland where we have pretty much gorgeous weather for most of the year, I can see myself using every last bit of this collection!  I’ve used a vertical design and grouped lots of fun elements together to show off the photos of a wonderful day we spent enjoying the Gold Coast Hinterland this Summer.
The tree and mountain elements called out to me for this project so I nabbed a few larger size ones from the Cabin Fever 4x4, 3x4 and 4x6 Elements pages. I always look forward to seeing these papers in Simple Stories collections as they are full of extra bits and pieces to cut out if you need some more of a certain shape or for a journalling spot etc. Value and versatility in one! The compass was also cut from the 4x6 Elements page. I added a little brad in the centre for a bit of extra detail.
I also loved the muddy boot track and tree stump chipboard stickers!
Thanks for joining me today!




Hello there! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, made with the beautiful and timeless Simple Stories Faith collection. A 3D wooden wishing well was the perfect piece for my plan. I designed it with a certain scripture in mind: John 4. This is when Jesus comes to rest at Jacob's well and the Samaritan woman arrives to get water. Jesus explains to the woman that all who drink the well water will be thirsty again; but whomever drinks the water that He gives them will never thirst again. For Jesus is the true, living water and indeed, the water He gives us will become in us a spring of water welling up to eternal life. And this is how my well of faith came to be.



As you can see, this is no usual well. This is a very special well indeed! It's brimming with all good things so that anyone who comes to it, thirsty, might bear witness to the true, living water of Christ. There are countless elements in the Faith collection to embellish with. So much so, I found it difficult to stop adding darling goodies to my project. Come and be inspired by the joy and love within!



The well is covered with some of the patterned papers from the Faith collection, giving it a nice feel of floral mixed with woodgrain and lots of colorful pretties. Grace washi tape was perfect to use for covering all the edges, so painting them white first wasn't even necessary. I love all the cute accents of this collection. From the balloons, potted plants and world globe chipboard to the faith bible and Winston wearing his I heart Jesus sweater decorative clips....there is so much to adore!



The "shine" decorative brad is a perfect accent for the theme. As God's children, we have a certain light in us and He wants us to shine brightly. He is the light of the world and we are His city on a hill--so let your light shine!



I love the quality of Simple Stories products. The heavy duty cardstock stickers stood up to all my abuse when manipulating them into the scene. Like the lights and lantern hung from the inside ceiling.



Enamel dots are so cool. Here, they were transformed into a colorful string of fun also hung from the inside of the well.



And a few more enamel dots on the tiny blooms of the chipboard add just the right amount of dimension.



The roof's trim was designed using the 12 inch heart border sticker cut down to fit the length of each side. A bit of delicate white crochet lace underneath the border and along the top of the roof border adds a sweet touch.



And that's my well of faith altered project. I hope you enjoyed it. I certainly took great pleasure in creating it! And I hope you've been inspired by the Faith collection today. Thank you so much for visiting! Happy crafting!