Party On!

Party On!

Party on - that's exactly what I did, when the new Simple Stories Winter collections landed on my doorstep!  I was so excited to open each collection and check out all of the fun new designs.  So I got started right away, creating some new layouts, and I'm here to share two of them with you today.

The first layout uses the new Life In Color collection.  I love the saturated colors and embellishments in this collection.  I knew I wanted to create a grid design, so I used some of the cards from the Life In Color SN@P Pack, in the center of the layout.

Once the cards were in place, I placed my photo, and embellished.  I created my title with the letter stickers from the Expressions Cardstock Stickers sheet.  Since I wanted the focus on my grid design, I kept the photo, title and embellishments all in the center of the layout.


I wanted to bring in some more color and pattern, so I thought it would be fun to create a border on the outside edge of the layout, using the Washi Tape Paper.  I alternated the patterns and sizes from the Washi Tape Paper pack around the outside of the layout, and added machine stitching at the end, for some texture.


With 5 people in our family, we have plenty of birthdays throughout the year!  Our middle daughter's birthday is the day after Christmas, so i knew the Let's Party collection would be perfect for documenting one of her photos from last year's birthday.  I decided to use a black & white photo, because I really wanted the bright, happy colors from the collection to stand out.


I love the banners included on the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers sheet and in the Bits & Pieces pack.  So I decided to make those a part of the design and title.  And the chipboard and sticker candle embellishments are so cute!  I used 7 of those on the layout to represent my daughter's age.


I wanted to also continue the confetti look at the bottom of the patterned paper, I used for the background, so I added a few stickers, enamel dots and Bradz from the collection.  I finished the layout, by cutting the word Seven, as a border from the Teal Streamers/Orange Stripes paper.


I'm sure you've had a chance to check out all of the new Winter collections on the Blog!  Which is your favorite?  I don't think I can choose just one!!  If you're ready to get these collections in your hands, keep an eye out -  theyre shipping to retailers now!