Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. One of my very favorite techniques to use on a scrapbook page is fussy-cutting. On today's page, I did just that! I used my scissors to trim the florals from the Follow Your Heart paper of the Beautiful collection.

I also fussy-cut the title word from a page of the 6x8 paper pad.

I used the florals as page elements by adding them to the layout in a visual triangle.

Do you spot what design elements I used as a second visual triangle on this page?

Yes! That's right! The hearts and doodled flower stickers.

Have you tried fussy-cutting lately? It's a lot of fun and a great way to add a custom feel to your projects!

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Hi everyone, today I want to show my Traveler’s Notebook setup for fall. I am using this TN to write down all my to do lists and other lists this fall.

For this setup, I am using the Cream Blossom Traveler’s Notebook and all the products from the Vintage Blessings collection.

I filled the pockets with cards, pieces and some washitape samples. From a pink dotted scrapbook paper I created a dashboard and decorated it with a 4x4 card and some stickers!

Next, I created a pocket to put some of the 4x6 sticker sheets in. I decorated the pocket with a borderpunch and some pieces from the bits and pieces pack.

I decorated the opening page of the notebook I am using with another 4x4 card from the cutapart sheet, some stickers and some diy leaves.

On the first spread I decided to write a list with all the things I love about autumn! The cute floral and bird washitapes are perfect for decoration.

I hope this blog inspired you to setup your own Traveler’s Notebook. For more inspiration you can look through my Instagram page createplannernl (https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl/)

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Thanks so much for joining us for our 2017 Fall Release Reveal, we hope you enjoyed seeing all of our new products!  You’ll find live videos here on our Facebook page walking you through the Sub Zero and Romance collections - almost as if you were right there with us in person!

Sub Zero and Romance along with our 4 new Simple Sets - Life is Purrfect, Life is Ruff, 2018 & St. Patrick's Day - are shipping to retailers starting later this month, so it won’t be long before you can get your hands on these fabulous new products!  

Now on to the fun stuff - congrats to our 16 random lucky winners!  Here goes - 

Sub Zero – 
Blog – Amy Cooley
Instagram – my.paper.obsession
Pinterest – Anne Hall
Facebook – Lisa Mcfarland

 

Romance – 
Blog – Arianna Barber
Instagram – artisticbreeze01
Pinterest – Jeanne Marmo
Facebook – ‪Barbara Crawford Oglesbee‪

 

Life is Purrfect & Life is Ruff Simple Sets
Blog – Mary Johnson
Instagram – betsybirgeart
Pinterest – Kristin Dugenske
Facebook – Katalina-Marie Kruszewski

 

2018 & St. Patrick’s Day Simple Sets
Blog - momtoatoddler
Instagram – wefourholts
Pinterest – kels
Facebook – Jennifer Pedwell

 

Make sure to follow us on all of our social media pages for future giveaways - 

Facebook - Simple Stories Facebook

Facebook - Carpe Diem

Instagram - Simple Stories

Instagram - Carpe Diem

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Thanks everyone!!  If you are one of the random lucky winners listed and did not receive a message or email from us, please send an email to support@simplestories.com with your full name and mailing address so we can ship your package!

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Hey everyone! It’s Lori Linford, marketing manager at Simple Stories, and I’m so excited to share with you a little project we’ve been working on here in the Simple Stories offices. 

As most of you already know, video has quickly become one of the most popular ways to share information online. We’ve seen lots of views and comments on our video tours, product close ups etc., so we decided to create a dedicated space here in our building so we can make even more great videos for our customers!

Welcome to Simple Stories’ dedicated video room. Isn’t it beautiful?! We’ve filled the room with off-camera lighting, tripods and of course, lots of beautiful things! (Aren’t those Carpe Diem planners all lined up in a row just gorgeous?!)

Stay tuned for lots of videos coming straight to you! You’ll be seeing all sorts of great stuff on Facebook Live, YouTube, Instastories and on our website. We can’t wait to show you even more great things from Simple Stories and Carpe Diem. Stay tuned!

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The holiday season is all about making memories and creating traditions!  I used the Very Merry collection to document one of my favorite family traditions: decorating Christmas cookies!   

I love lots of layers! Here, I used the 3x4 Journaling Elements to add color and dimension to my page!  I accented with Bits and Pieces die cuts and coordinating stickers! 

How beautiful are the Very Merry Washi Tapes? I love to add small snippets of washi tape to layer under my other embellishments!

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Hello and welcome to the Simple Stories Blog today!
 
Chantalle with you and I’d love to share a page I’ve created using the oh-so-pretty ‘Beautiful’ collection and a pic of my little one taken a couple of years ago.
 
 
The base of this layout uses a 12x12 floral stencil cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I’ve placed this over a sheet of ‘Choose Happy’ which has a soft and flowy, mint marble print. I loved this paper as it wouldn’t distract too much and the colour would blend with anything I placed over the top.
 
 
Behind the floral lace, I’ve popped some circles which I cut from the ‘Beautiful’ 6x8 paper pad. This gave me the opportunity to incorporate many different colours and prints from the collection into the layout.
 
 
Once I was happy with the background, I went about building up my layers and embellishments, which included a card cut from a sheet of ‘Beautiful’ 4x6 Vertical Elements, which I used for my title. Over the top of this, I have placed a foil finish sticker from a pack of ‘Beautiful’ Clear Stickers.
 
 
There are lots of little finishing touches on this page, like some tiny floral punches, stickers, some hand drawn pen marks and enamel dots. 
 
 
This collection is so versatile - pull out the darker shades and you’ve got the makings of masculine pages or work with the creamy pinks and mints and add soft tones to feminine projects.
 
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Hello Planner Friends,
 
I can't even express how beautiful this "Beautiful" collect is! The pastel pinks, mints and florals of this collection are so delicate and chic. 
 
 
I was so excited to know Carpe Diem would have a personal size planner and when i saw the perfect light pink I was even more excited. Not only is this Blush pink planner perfect but the Beautiful collection is the perfect match. The colors go so beautiful together!
 
 
 
Planning my monthly view in this planner is perfect for taking it on the go because you can fit it in your purse and you can add and take out as many inserts as you would like.
 
 
 
This new collection has so many stickers that matches it, and well who doesn't love stickers. I love and I am a sticker addict and when I saw all the different sticker books I was over the moon!!
 
 
Being able to have a few extra books helps when you love a collection so much and want to hoard it. So now I can use stickers without feeling like I'm going to truly miss them.
 
This collection does not only have beautiful pastel colors and florals but the foil is beyond beautiful. The details on the dividers to the stickers is just so classy and beautiful. 
 

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Hello friends, Dorymar here! I’m so happy to share two beautiful mixed media layouts I designed with the stunning Beautiful collection. This collection is gorgeous! It has some details in gold and pastel tones that I loved from the moment I saw it. This time I used photos to document my daughter's 15th birthday. 

For the first layout that I titled Live Beautifully, I used the paper Be Amazing as the base. With a craft knife, I cut the flowers from the paper design to add dimension. I used several pieces of the Live Beautifully paper to add more layers and dimension on the center of the page.

To give texture to the page, I used cheese cloth, lace, stencil paste and mini prills. These elements in combination with the flowers from the papers give the page a vintage touch that when mixed with the colors, die cuts stickers and chipboards of this collection makes the project look elegant and subtle. You can put the page in a shadow box and decorate a wall in the home.

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I titled the second layout "Beautiful and Amazing" and I used the Choose Happy paper as the base again, with the craft knife I detached the beautiful flowers from the paper and then added several layers of the Shine Bright and Life Beautifully papers.

With the fussy cutting technique, I cut the letters of the paper from the 4x6 cards and added dimension with foam dots. Around the photo I added texture with stencil paste, cheese cloth and mini prills. I focused on the flowers of the paper design to place the photo and cut flowers with the metal die cuts. When look at the layout, it gives you the feeling that the flowers come out of the photo.

I love how this project turned out! I placed both pages in 12 x 12 frames and will be part of the decoration of my girl's room. I hope this project will inspire you to use the diverse and wonderful Beautiful Collection from Simple Stories. 

Happy Crafting!

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The holiday season is all about making memories and creating traditions!  I used the Very Merry collection to document one of my favorite family traditions: decorating Christmas cookies!   

I love lots of layers! Here, I used the 3x4 Journaling Elements to add color and dimension to my page!  I accented with Bits and Pieces die cuts and coordinating stickers! 

How beautiful are the Very Merry Washi Tapes? I love to add small snippets of washi tape to layer under my other embellishments!

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Hi planner friends! I’m back today to show you how I decorated my beloved Robin’s Egg Carpe Diem Planner with the Vintage Blessings collection.  One the left side, I filled the pockets with some of the chipboard pieces, ephemera, 4x6 sticker sheets, and the 3x4 journaling cards from the Vintage Blessings collection.
 
 
I also made a new dashboard with a photo of my son that was recently taken.  I use the Gather Together cardstock and added the chipboard tree and a few the Bits n’ Pieces.
 
 
For the calendar pages, I mostly used the Vintage Blessings 4x6 stickers to fill in the boxes and added the Grateful washi tape along the inside edges.
 
 
Lastly, for the weekly pages, I used a roller stamp from Simple Stories for the to-do’s, added a few word phrase stickers from the 4x6 sticker sheets, and some of the larger stickers are from the Combo sticker sheet.
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed having a look inside of my Robin’s Egg Carpe Diem planner and setup from the Vintage Blessings collection.  Happy Planning!

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Hello everyone ! It's Mindi here with you today on the blog. I am so excited to be sharing some fall inspired pocket pages using the Happy Harvest Simple Set. For this first page I wanted to add either a full sized photo or a full sized page. You will see that I added a photo on the top and then added some patterened paper in a fun pattern. 
 
 
This next page is another one from our pumpkin patch visit. I simply embellished it with some stickers from the collection. 
 
 
Let's move on to this next page. This one is all about Thanksgiving. The Happy Harvest Simple Set has a lot of great Thanksgiving themed products to help you tell your holiday stories. 
 
 
My last page continues on with some more photos from our Thanksgiving holiday. I used some of the great cut apart filler and journaling cards on this one. 
 
 
Thanks for joining me on the blog today. I don't know about you but I am so glad that Fall is here!

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Hi, it's Lisa scrapbooking my Fall memories with you today.
 
To us, Disneyworld is at it's best during Fall. It's so beautifully decorated.  I really wanted to capture some Disney memories on this layout today.  I pulled out a couple of photos and then pulled out the colours from the 'Vintage Blessings' collection to compliment my photos. 
 
 
 
The soft pretty doilee paper 'Home Sweet Home' makes a beautiful frame for my layout. I cut the white 12x12 cardstock down a little to be able to create that framed look.
 
 
I then worked around my photos using the 4x6 elements, the Bits & Pieces pack, the 12x12 sticker sheet and the 6x12 chipboard. Layering everything up, it just all works so well together.
  
 
 
I really enjoy combining the stickers, bits & pieces and the chipboard. I like to have the raised chipboard next to the flat stickers for example. It just adds depth and interest to the page.  I also added a sticky foam pad to the back of the larger floral sticker allowing me to layer it over the smaller floral sticker on the page.
 
I had so much fun creating the pretty Fall layout.  I hope you will have lots of fun creating your own.   

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Boo! It's Jomelle here today and I would like to share with you my Halloween Set Up in my Carpe Diem planner. I decided to combine two Halloween collections because I love the wicked tree from last year's sticker set, so I used the Spellbound and the Happy Haunting.
 
I had so much fun setting up my planner because I love Halloween. First, I made a dashboard by layering journaling cards and stickers. I also decided to use the A5 Persimmon planner to make the color orange pop up even more and the black also goes well with it.
 

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Close up of the dashboard.

 
My weekly layout during the week of Halloween. This collection did not come with a matching washi tape so I used the washi tape from the Bliss collection.
 
 

 

 
I wanted to give my page a little bit more character. I found a glimmer mist from my stash and sprayed indirectly to my page. I loved how it turned out.
 

 

 
 I hand cut the bat and added some stickers to make another dashboard. I made the bat the center point for this page. I also added some ring reinforcements by using Bewitched double sided paper. The washi tape I used here is from the Bloom Collection.
 
 
As you can see here, the bat is removable and can be used as a page marker as well.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a Spooktacular time.   Follow me on Instagram for more inspirations @J4Fashion https://www.instagram.com/j4fashion/

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Happy Friday!  It's Layle back with you again for the final day of our Fall 2017 Reveal Week!  If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our new Life is Purrfect & Life is Ruff Simple Sets here.  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and carpediemplanners for additional chances to win! 

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Get ready to ring in the new year and get your green on with 2018 & St. Patrick’s Day.  These pint sized, themed collections sure pack a punch when it comes to your holiday papercrafting needs! 

 

 

 

More Simple Set goodness, am I right?!!  2018 and St. Patrick's Day begin shipping to retailers later this month!  

Now for some fun!  How about a chance to win BOTH the Simple Sets before you can buy them?!!  You have 3 chances to win - 

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the 2018 and St. Patrick's Day images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #2018 or #StPatricksDay, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

Third - follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and watch for 2018 and St. Patrick's Day posts for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Monday the 23rd, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about 2018 and St. Patrick's Day; thanks so much for joining me for our Fall Reveal Week!

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Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 3 of our Fall 2017 Reveal Week!  If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our new Romance collection here.   Be sure to check back with us again tomorrow for one last day of new products as well as well as a chance to win them before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and carpediemplanners for additional chances to win! 

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Whether you’re scrapbooking your cat with 9 lives or your hot diggity dog, our new Life is Purrfect and Life is Ruff pint sized, pet themed Simple Sets are sure to please!  

 

 

 

 

Are those not the cutest things you've ever seen?!!  Life is Purrfect and Life is Ruff begin shipping to retailers later this month!  

Now for some fun!  How about a chance to win BOTH the Simple Sets before you can buy them?!!  You have 3 chances to win - 

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Life is Purrfect and Life is Ruff images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #LifeisPurrfect or #LifeisRuff, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

Third - follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and watch for Life is Purrfect and Life is Ruff posts for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Monday the 23rd, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Life is Purrfect and Life is Ruff!

And remember, tomorrow brings one more day of new releases; I'll see you back here tomorrow!  

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Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 2 of our Fall 2017 Reveal Week!  If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our new Sub Zero collection here.   Be sure to check back with us again tomorrow more new products as well as well as a chance to win them before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and carpediemplanners for additional chances to win! 

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Your heart will skip a beat for Romance from Simple Stories.  The marriage of traditional pinks paired with punches of mint & black offer the perfect palette to capture those memories with your one true love.  With coordinating stickers, chipboard, washi & more, follow your heart & document the magic of your love story with this charming collection.

 

So there you have it, some amazing new products to capture your memories with the ones you love! Romance begins shipping to retailers later this month!  

Now for some fun!  How about a chance to win a Romance prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 3 chances to win - 

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Romance images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #Romance, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

Third - follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and watch for Romance posts for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Monday the 23rd, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Romance!

And remember, today is only Day 2 of four fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 3!

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Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Howdy friends, it's Layle with you today; I'm so excited to kick off our Fall 2017 Release Reveal.  We've been busy, busy, busy working on some amazing new products to share with you, and now's the time when we can finally share!  

Today is the first of four full days of our fall reveal, so be sure to check the next 4 days to feast your eyes on our new products, as well as a chance to win them before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and carpediemplanners for additional chances to win! 

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Cool, crisp hues of blue, red & green paired with snowflakes, snowmen and ski slopes combine to create the snow-filled Sub Zero collection!   With coordinating stickers, die cuts, washi & more, we’re sure you’ll agree - this frosty new collection is worth melting over!

 

So there you have it, some amazing new products to capture your snowy memories this winter!  Sub Zero begins shipping to retailers later this month!  

Now for some fun!  How about a chance to win a Sub Zero prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 3 chances to win - 

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Sub Zero images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #SubZero, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

Third - follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  and watch for Sub Zero posts for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Monday the 23rd, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Sub Zero!

And remember, today is only Day 1 of four fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 2!

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This month I am using the Black Vintage Floral Travlers Notebook with Vintage Blessings collection.

I used the VIntage Blessings digital files to print on acetate paper. It really adds a beautiful touch to your planner or TN!

I did the same with some vellum paper. I just love the sound of it when I turn my pages. I also made some pockets . 

Dashboards are so easy to make and it really personalizes your travelers notebook. You will also notice some doilies I made using the 12x12 paper pads. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the blog!

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