Hey everyone! Traci back here again with a new traveler's notebook to show off! I made this traveler's notebook from scratch using the Summer Days collection I designed for Simple Stories to document our vacation to Pensacola Beach, Florida.
And when I say from scratch, I mean from scratch! I designed this Traveler's Notebook template that is available in the Simple Stories Silhouette store here, then cut down a few non-fancy-edged 8x8 squares papers to incorporate into the book as well. Then I folded each paper in half, and used regular old sewing thread to bind the notebook.
I also designed a bunch of exclusive word art cut files that are beach-related and match the fonts used in the Summer Days Collection perfectly - you can pick those up in the Simple Stories Silhouette store as well here.
Hello friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project featuring the Summer Days collection! With summer flying by so fast, I wanted to capture this delightful season by creating a fun 3-D project that embodies the spirit of summer and all the good things that come with it. The Summer Days collection does just that! Without further ado, I present my summer days bicycle shadowbox!
What a fun time it was altering this cute wood bicycle shadowbox! The wood bike was first painted with a coat of white gesso, then a coat of pink acrylic paint. Next, the bike was covered with different patterned papers--the pink side of Summer Snapshot for the tires and both sides of Soak Up The Sun for the bike, seat and inside tire walls. The back of the shadowbox walls were covered with the stripes side of Hello Sunshine. All the edges were lightly sanded to give the bike a bit of a worn look. Who wants a bike that isn't broken in just a little, right?!
A variety of adorable elements from the Combo Stickers, 6x12 Chipboard, Bits & Pieces, Decorative Brads and 4x6 Stickers were used to embellish the inside of the shadowbox wheels as well as adorn the outside of the bike. The back wheel is filled with yummy summer eats and treats that leave me itching to fire up the grill. Even a couple of Emoji Love enamel dots came in handy for reflective lights on the backside of the bike. 100% Happiness!
Every summer bicycle needs a basket and this one is filled to the brim with summer fun! I love all the sweet and happy elements that come with this collection--from the little pinwheels to the beach balls and bomb pops, Summer Days has it all! Ice cold drink, anyone?
The front wheel is filled with more summertime essentials like the pink sunglasses, aqua camera, a sand bucket and shovel and don't forget the sunscreen! Hello sunshine, we're beach-ready!
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed my bicycle shadowbox! Here's to endless summer days and happy crafting!
The Emoji Love collection is by far one of my favorite collections! We all love using emoji’s when messaging our family and friends so when playing with all this amazing product it felt like they were closer to being real. I love all the emotions emoji’s project and how much character they can not only give a conversation but also our planners.
Not only am I in love with this collection but so are my kids! Who doesn’t love cute faces, unicorns, yummy food ad yogurt! Not only are the stickers the best but the ephemera in this collection is so fun and versatile.
The washi tape is the perfect color with so many emoji faces and sayings that tie this collection all together.
The page flags are perfect for not only marking our pages but to right small notes on them as remembers.
The traveler’s notebook inserter can be put in your favorite Travelers notebook or in your planner of choice. It is perfect for note taking and those emoji’s made it so fun to track my feelings of the day.
p>Hello everyone! It's Lisa Dickinson here today to share some layouts with you! Since I'm currently in the middle of a few home renovation projects, including refinishing our hardwood floors, the majority of my scrap room is packed up in boxes in our basement. So when it came time to do this blog assignment, I had very few of my usual scrap arsenal available, but I decided it would be a great time to challenge myself to make something interesting with a minimum of tools and products. After all, Simple Stories is all about making creativity simple and easy! Here are the layouts that I created - and a few tips that helped me create simple pages that still have eye-catching appeal!
1. Add lots of color and pattern to take a basic design to the next level. Just because a design is simple doesn't mean it has to be boring. Color and pattern add interest and movement to a page, so the more, the merrier! On this layout, I selected coordinated papers from the Hello Lovely line (and a few from the Domestic Bliss collection as well!) and used them to matte my 5"x5" photo. Each paper was cut slightly larger than the previous one for a layered look that allows lots of pretty papers to be showcased.
2. Add dimension and texture to make the design pop. When you're using limited supplies, it can be hard to incorporate a lot of visual interest on a page. Dimensional adhesive is an easy way to help page elements pop. Here I adhered each paper layer with foam squares to create a dimensional frame. I also added stitching to the edge of every other paper, which is another great way to add tactile interest to a design. No sewing machine? Use a pen to create hand-drawn stitching for the same effect.
3. Use pre-made elements for a title. Since I didn't have any alphabet stickers or my trusty Silhouette available to create a die-cut title, I opted to use a sticker from the Hello Lovely collection pack instead, placing it directly on the photo in the white space. Be sure to look through your stickers before creating your page - you just might find one with the perfect sentiment for your layout and save yourself lots of time!
On my second page, I used the same tips & techniques to add elements to a basic design. I started with a bold striped patterned paper from the Emoji Love line as my background:
The colors were perfect for my photos, which included lots of pink and yellow, but I wanted to some additional pattern in the design. Instead of using the paper as is, I cut some 2-inch paper strips (the pink dot, yellow crosshatch, and aqua dot) and layered them over the solid stripes.
In between each of the strips, I sewed a zig-zag seam. Stitching is a great way to add texture and a handmade feel to your design!
For this page title, I selected a 3x4 journal card and layered speech bubbles atop it. These are part of a Simple Stories decorative brad set, but you could also fussy-cut small elements from patterned papers or use die cuts + brads to achieve the same look.
While I'm excited to get my scrap products unpacked again, I enjoyed the challenge of creating simply and it was surprisingly easy with these fun Simple Stories products. (And bonus - this was way less messier than my usual scrap method!) I hope you're inspired to create something quick and easy as well - happy scrapping!
Hi everyone! It's Traci, and I'm back to share a new Sn@p album with you. This one is for my family's 2013 trip to Hawaii. I love the bright colors in the Summer Days collection and it worked perfectly for these photos. As you can see, like many of you, I am a bit behind on my scrapbooking!
Hi it's Lisa today with a fun and hopefully inspiring post for you.
I have a question for you. Where do you find most of your inspiration from? Do you love to use a sketch as a starting point? Do you let your photos inspire you? For me, it's color. I'm so driven by color. I love bright colors when it comes to scrapbooking and creating. I find them so uplifting. One of my tricks to get me started is to set myself a color combo. I decide of 2-3 main colors and usually a couple of accent colors too.
I removed some of the papers and bits and pieces. The papers with the element cards to cut out make wonderful titles. I rounded off the corners with a punch here.