July 2019 Blog Posts

Hello friends! Its Jennifer and I'm here to share a layout I created with the new Say Cheese Halloween collection!  I  know we are still in the swing of summer, but Halloween will be here before we know it  (and its my favorite holiday) ! Say Cheese Halloween has fun bright colors along with the traditional orange and black!  Plus, it has elements just for Disney fans that you can incorporate into your project! 

I  began with adhering my kraft cardstock to the multi-colored dot print of So Creepy and stitched around the edges. I  then cut strips of some of my favorite prints and adhered them vertically in the center of my page. Before adhering my 5x7 photo, I  matted it onto white cardstock to help the prints pop.

I  love all of the cute shapes and sayings in the Say Cheese Halloween Bits and Pieces! I used this deco shaped plaid journaling spot to document about my photo. I  also added the cute pumpkin die cut, as well as the teal heart and arrow.  For my title, I  used pop dots to adhere the "Boo" sentiment from the Combo Sticker sheet.  

Say Cheese Halloween has so many great embellishments to choose from!  The Combo Sticker sheet alone has a multitude of whimsical characters and sentiments such as the multi-colored polka dot heart and "tis the season to be spooky" sentiment! I  love to layer my embellishments to create dimension. 

This cute die cut banner looks perfect draped across the upper corner of my photo! And the bat trio I  adhered with some foam tape at the top of my page. Both are found in the Say Cheese Bits and Pieces!

Thank you for reading today! Check out all of the goodies in the Say Cheese Halloween collection by visiting the Products page! Have a great day!


Welcome to Day 3 of our NEW product reveals! That's right! We have another beautiful, new collection to share with you today!

Rekindle memories from Christmases past or capture traditions of Christmas present with the SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS collection. Traditional patterns in shades of red and green coupled with the beauty of winter white are punctuated with stunning images of holly, berries, Santa, pinecones, and poinsettias. Don't miss the wide variety of matching embellishments and the coordinating 6x8 SN@P! binder, perfect for creating a beautiful keepsake this holiday season!

View the full SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS product before you can buy it; stay tuned tomorrow for even MORE new product reveals!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.


Hi everyone! Summertime is definitely the season to get outdoors and experience nature! There is nothing more satisfying than living for a few days without all of the comfortable conveniences of home-LOL! 

With the release of the new Simple Stories Happy Trails collection, I knew I had to create a camping mini showcasing the colorful woodsy patterns and outdoorsy sentiments. I covered different  chipboard pieces with the fun patterns and made the front and back covers in the shape of a camper. 

Each page features layers of paper, stickers, chipboard and bits & pieces along with some of the journal cards. This collection is so full of the most adorable details including some of the cutest mosquitos you will ever encounter! The page fronts have tons of space for photos and journaling along with a flip feature for even more mementos!

The back of the pages are equally as cute with a pocket filled with journal card tags and another with a band that holds an additional pull-out card. These pages, too, are stacked with more of the stickers, bits & pieces and sentiments! 

So take a hike and then document your trip in the great outdoors with this super fun collection that is perfect for all of your camping adventures!

You can see this mini in all of it's amazing detail by checking out the video at my YouTube channel!



Welcome to Day 2 of our new product reveals!

The beauty and bounty of nature's harvest overflow in the SIMPLE VINTAGE AUTUMN SPLENDOR collection. The essence of autumn days is captured with an abundance of fall flowers and foliage in the season's palette of rust, crimson, moss, and marigold. Whether you're sending a fall greeting or documenting the blessings of family gatherings, your projects are sure to shine!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.

View the full collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new Fall Farmhouse collection kit before you can buy it!


Hi there Simple Stories friends!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout  boo-ti-ful layout.   When the new Happy Hunting collection arrived at my doorstep, all i could think about was documenting a few of our past Halloween memories with its beautiful color palette and designs.  

It all started with creating the background for this layout.  I chose to add some mixed media to a letter size white cardstock page so that it complemented the warm tones in the collection. While the background dried, I used a JustNick cut file to cut two spider webs from the Jeepers Creepers paper.

The Hocus Pocus paper is probably one of my favorite papers in the Happy Haunting collection, so  used it as the mat for this layout. I glued the cardstock and spiderweb cut outs towards the top part of the paper.  

Once the picture was set in place ( i used papers from the collection to back and add layers behind the picture), i used some of the ephemera pieces to create the title for this layout,  just loved the little spiders that the collection features.

To use all the space below the picture, i chose to add a large cluster of bits and bit and pieces, stickers, and a few stamped sentiments (using the coordinating stamp set). I love florals, so having them to embellish the page was amazing. The lines of journal were also added at the bottom of the cluster, followed by splatters of white, black and gold ink.

I love how this page turned out. All those beautiful embellishments just complemented the story of my daughter's Halloween costume search. You have to check the Happy Hunting collection from Simple Stories, I am sure you will love it, too!



Simple Stories is pleased to announce our Fall and Winter 2019 NEW RELEASES! Join us over the next several days as we introduce you to each new collection!

Spend an autumn afternoon on a worn, weathered porch with the new FALL FARMHOUSE collection by Simple Stories. You will 'fall' head over heels for pumpkin-filled wagons, farm trucks, charming wreaths, and rocking chairs as you record your family's memories. The unique colors of deep teal, harvest gold, and pumpkin orange are perfectly paired with leaf green and pale peach. It's pumpkin spice and everything nice!


Shipping to retailers August 2019.


View the full collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new Fall Farmhouse collection kit before you can buy it!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.

Hi!  It’s Jeanne here today!  I’ll let you in on a secret… Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love the bright colors .. I mean orange and purple?  YES!  I’m there!  It’s a time of year when the ordinary  is transformed into the extra ordinary and you can become anyone or anything your mind can conjure.  Pumpkins come alive with jack o lantern faces and a simple cape can transform you into a super hero.

The new Say Cheese Halloween is all of these things rolled into a paper collection.  The collection includes bright papers in stripes and dots, bits and pieces printed die cuts of pumpkins, skulls, bats and haunted houses.

What makes this collection twice the fun is the Say Cheese element of the most magical place on earth!

All the collection elements are perfectly coordinated and would make a great addition to your Say Cheese journaling albums!  I love the die cut  Kids Bits and Pieces for making scenes.

This cute little witch is dancing around a cauldron of green punch for the party.  A string of decorative garland hangs over her head.

This little girl is waling through the “cemetery”, a front yard decorated with punny head stones.  The grassy hills are made from cut waves of colorful pattern paper.

ARRGHHH!  Ahoy matey!   Two pirates are trick or treating under a full moon as bats swoop across the night sky.

This cool dude with the shades is outside a haunted house.  The wrought iron fence is covered with warning signs of spooky things ahead.

EIGHT CARDS!  I told you I love Halloween!  You’ll have loads of fun making cards, and documenting your favorite spooky memories with this amazing collection!


Odessa here with some spooky pages using new Happy Haunting. These fun collections from Simple Stories are my fav - a little sassy, great colours and tons of cute icons. Visually telling my family stories is so important to me, not just because it’s fantastic to have cherished and every day moments in a physical and more interactive form, but also because focusing on all the fun we have makes my day! I love a cute collection like Happy Haunting which helps me visually tell my story in a way that emphasizes how much fun we have making memories together.

I had a ton of goofy Halloween costume photos so to start out my pages I printed a bunch as 2x2 squares and mixed them up with some of the 2x2 cards from the cut apart card stock. I added some fun stickers (Trick or Treat Yo’Self!) and filled up those tiny pockets. 

It’s a great way to get a bunch of photos on one page and set the tone for the rest of the pages. The colours in Happy Haunting are so great so I tried to include them all in the tiny pockets.

On the other side are some Halloween night photos with one of my FAVOURITE cut apart journal cards in the whole collection.

The next page is a bunch of more random Halloween season photos. On the top of each protector is a 3x4 photo and a 3x4 Happy Haunting Journal card.

The bottom of both sides of the page is a 3x4 photo laid over 4x4 cards from Happy Haunting to make a 4x6 card. My photos are a little more “lifestyle” than family fun so I really let the sass of Happy Hauntings shine through.

I used the cute banners from Happy Haunting on opposite corners of the page to pull all together and create some balance. I used pink as the star of the page with orange and black accents. I love how unexpectedly perfect the colour combo is in Happy Haunting! I hope this look at my pages has inspired you to tell some spooky stories!