Good morning Simple Stories fans! Nicole here again to share a fun (and slightly spooky) Halloween layout with you using the new Say Cheese Halloween collection! This collection is a great combination of Halloween color and pattern and has a perfect whimsical feel! It is so great to capture some of those Halloween memories.

I really wanted to combine some of the fun cut apart squares from the 2x2 elements paper to create a grid for my page. I cut some 2" squares of paper from various patterns in this collection to mix in with the cut apart sentiments

I added in a spiderweb cut file as a layer between the patterned paper and my photos in a neutral kraft color to add a little dimension. I added some diecuts and fussy cut some elements from those same 2x2 squares and popped them with foam adhesive onto my project.

I hope that this gives you some fun ideas on how to incorporate the Say Cheese Halloween onto your next spooky Halloween page!

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Trick or treat, she's so sweet! The new Happy Haunting collection was perfect for scrapbooking these two cute friends who decided to put together their own gypsy costumes for Halloween one year. Hi, everyone! It's Jana Eubank. It was so much fun listening to these two girls giggle and squeal as they ran back and forth to each other's houses digging through their skirts, scarves, and their mom's jewelry and makeup putting together the perfect gypsy ensemble. 

Do you sometimes feel like that when you're scrapbooking? Like you have to dig and dig to find just the right pieces for your project? Stop digging and grab yourself a collection kit by Simple Stories. The simple, yet brilliant, patterns make it a snap to document your memories!

Time and time again I reach for the Snap Basics Paper Pack for the backgrounds for my layouts. Not only do I love a neutral, clean background, but I adore the built in journaling lines! 

I have been enjoying adding torn bits to my pages lately. This technique is a simple way to add texture to a design. Here I tore a strip of the Fright Night paper to go across the top of my page. There was one spot where the tear curved upwards. Instead of letting it bother me, I ran with it and added a few tab stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet to fill it in. What a fun detail!

I couldn't WAIT to try out the 6x6 Stencil from this collection. The bats in flight were just calling my name. I used a dauber with a black ink pad to create the pattern and then splattered some mist over the top.

Next, I used the chipboard phrase for my title (SWOON!) and then cut out a few of the larger designs from the 4x4 Elements paper decorate the space below. These larger elements are anchored on the chipboard banner and then accented with a pumpkin and floral cluster sticker (Combo Sticker Sheet).

One of my favorite things about this collection is the soft touches of pink. I love how the shades of pink pick up the girls' youthful skin. The pink also adds a feminine, flirty touch!

The Happy Haunting collection was such a fun way to take a break from the summer heat and has me counting down to the cooler days ahead!

Thanks for coming by!

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Hello again! It's the Final Day of our Fall and Winter 2019 NEW Release, but this adorable collection is one you are going to want to use all year round!

From our home to yours ... introducing the SO HAPPY TOGETHER collection. Home is where our stories begin and this darling set is the perfect way to record yours! Capture memorable moments with family & friends, document favorite family recipes, or welcome a new neighbor with a handmade card. You'll love creating with the cheerful houses, friendly flowers, and heartfelt sentiments.

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

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Welcome back! It’s Day 6 of our Fall and Winter 2019 NEW Release!

As the snow gently falls outside, warm up with the WINTER FARMHOUSE collection by Simple Stories. Cozy images of mittens, skates, sleds, and snowy pines are coupled with snowglobes, sweaters, skis, and more! You'll look forward to sipping a mug of hot cocoa and snuggling up inside as you create something splendid with this comfy collection.

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

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It's Day 5 and we're back with another incredible NEW RELEASE to share.

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! Capture the magic of the holidays with the SAY CHEESE CHRISTMAS collection. Whether or not your celebration includes a visit to see the Big Cheese, you will delight in the playful patterns, seasonal icons, and images of happy kids enjoying the holiday hoopla. All is merry and bright this Christmas when you celebrate with Simple Stories!

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Hello everyone!  It's Dorymar back to share a new Sn@p album with you. For this time, I used the new Happy Trails Collection. This collection is the perfect one for those people who love the Outdoors Adventures, you can create with them to document all of your summer adventures; camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc.

For this project I selected the 6x8 Yellow Stripe Designer Binder.  I love creating the covers of the binders, but in this case, the binder has the perfect color and design to match with the collection.  I decided to use some pieces of the 6x12 chipboard stickers to give an idea of how adorable the project will be in the inside.

I worked the project with space to document all outdoor activities; camping, hiking, fishing, etc.   One of the things that I love about this binder is that it allows you to let your creativity fly. You can use many styles of pocket pages and add whatever you want.

I prepared my own dividers with pockets and space to use the beautiful pieces that the collection allows. I could play with the spaces of the pocket pages to create small collages and in others I could place space to add the photos.

This page is one of my favorites, because I played with the beautiful chipboard and stickers of the collection to recreate an activity that we all do while camping, making smores, Yummy!

I hope you enjoyed my Sn@p! Album today and inspired you to create a wonderful project with this amazing collection. The Happy Trails Collection is perfect for documenting all of your outdoors activities!

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Welcome to Day 4 of our NEW product reveals!

Ho, ho, ho! Our hardworking elves have been busy designing the warm and whimsical HOLLY JOLLY collection just for YOU! Christmas cookies, dashing deer, and Santa himself make an appearance in this imaginative collection. Cheerful patterns and joyful designs will add a little spice to your holiday papercrafts and are perfect for capturing memories of the most wonderful time of the year.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Hello Friends!

It's Camping Season here on the East Coast of Canada and today I'm sharing a layout using the Super Cute Happy Trails collection. This collection is perfect for those outdoor adventures in camping, fishing, bird watching and so much more!

On my layout today is called - Adventure Outdoors I used 4 mini photos of a camping trip and created a multi photo layout. These are always a challenge for me but I find using smaller photos makes it so much easier for me.

To start I used a piece of paper from the SN@P! Basics Paper Pack - Hickory Cream Grid. If you don't have this collection in your stash it is a must! It is perfect for backgrounds!

I used a dark brown from the Happy Trails collection for a layer of color and then added 3" strip of green and 1 small 1/2" strip of red. You can use any of the papers in this collection but I wanted to focus more on the Bits & Pieces instead of the patterned papers.

I placed my photos 3x3" and then added some wonderful diecuts to finish off my layout. Adding dimension to elements is of course a must for me so I added pop dots on most of the diecuts and finished off with some journaling and my title.

As you can see it's so easy to create a cute camping page with this collection. SO get out there and play outdoors and take some pictures ;)

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Hey y’all! Courtney here and I’m sharing the layout that I made using the Say Cheese Halloween collection.

I’m scrapping an older picture of my two bigs, and boy does this make me miss them being little. They were so cute in their adorable costumes! I don’t have as many pictures of them floating around, most of my old photos were on poor quality phones, or on CD’s that aren’t recognized any more. So it makes me very happy when I have good one to scrap. Anywho, on to the layout!

I chose two different cut files to use on this layout. The webs came from Paper Issues and it’s the free file called Web background. For this one I used my knife tool to separate a web and then I just made them different sizes. I backed those with the paper Spooktacular. I really focused on using the teal color. After I backed those I cut out the word Beware and it’s from the cut shoppe. It’s called the Open Alpha and I backed it in the purple side of the 2x2 paper. My background is the Paper Frankly Frightful and I matted my picture with the FaBOOlous paper.

I did create more than three main clusters, but I kept with an odd number of clusters, then I added a few little things here and there that I felt I needed to still balance out my layout. My moto is “More is more”, and I feel like I definitely went that route. I couldn’t help myself tho! There are so many perfect pieces to add to any layout.

This collection is perfect for all of my cute Halloween pictures. They are a ton of adorable elements. I used the Combo sticker sheet, the Icon bits and pieces, and the Happy Kids bits and pieces to embellish this layout. I also sprinkled a few enamel dots from the Little Princess and the Oh Happy Day collections. Am I the only one that feels like every layout needs a little cluster of enamel dots?

        

I hope you were inspired to scrap some Halloween pictures! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Hello everyone! Anya here today and I am excited to share another mini album with you that I created using the Cruisin' collection. I love making shaped mini books and for this time I made it in a shape of a ship. The album measures about 5x7” and fits 3x4” photos perfectly.

To create this mini album I downloaded a digital “ship” cut file and cut all of the white pages for the book with a Silhouette. I used the “internal offset” feature to create a slightly smaller shape of the page to cut the patterned paper and covered the white cardstock pages with coordinating papers.

One of my favorite ways to add more photos to mini albums is by adding “cards” that open and have spots for two photos inside. All I did is create a 3.25x4.25” card base from white cardstock. To the front of each card I adhered one of the 3x4” elements from the collection and then added them to mini book pages.

After decorating all of the pages with layers of patterned papers, stickers and bits and pieces, I punched holes on each page and added rings to hold the book together. I used a larger ring size knowing there will be more bulk in the book after I add photos to it.

I really enjoy making these shaped mini books and hope to have inspired you to make something similar. Have a wonderfully creative day!

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