Hi! Odessa here with some sunshine-y SN@P! pages made using the nautical Cruisin’ kit. When I first opened up Cruisin’ I was drawn to the rich blues, reds and yellows throughout the collection. I paired it with some fun photos and made a few pocket pages with it.

First up is my album cover. I used the new Robin’s Egg SN@P! binder which has a lovely blue spine that goes perfect with Cruisin’. I was torn between it and red but I wanted to keep the sea inspired colour theme going. I covered up the front of the binder with the Lost at Sea cardstock and embellished the corner with a simple cluster of Bits & Pieces, chipboard stickers and smaller stickers. I finished off the cover with a cute strip of washi where the binder spine and cardstock meet.

My first two page layout using Cruisin’ features a 6x8 layout on the left and some pockets full of fun on the right. You can really do anything in a 6x8 album, I love it!

I used some plain light coloured cardstock from the Simple Basics coordinating cardstock from the collection and layered different cardstock, stickers, chipboard and enamel dots around a watery photo. I had to include those cute nautical flags from the Cruisin’ chipboard. I used a scalloped boarder photo from the combo sticker sheet to give the page a nice edge that I echoed on the 4x6 photo on the other side of the layout.

I filled my pockets with a 4x6 photo and a couple of cut apart journaling cards from the Cruisin’ cardstock. I used oodles of phrase stickers from both the combo sticker and 4x6 sticker sheets and more enamel dots and chipboard to finish it off.

The next layout in my SN@P! album has a few more photos and cards. I just love the contrast between the peaceful blues and bright yellows in Cruisin’ so much!

The left side of this layout is more peaceful with some of my fav recent photos, a simple journal card and a few well placed embellishments. I had a square photo I wanted to use that I attached to a piece of the coordinating solid Simple Basics Cruisin’ cardstock and added some washi and chipboard accents.

The right side of this layout is packed with more fun and colour with lots of yellows. I filled up some 2x2 pockets with some of the journal cards cut from the 2x2 Elements cardstock and filled the larger pockets with a photo and some journalling. I added some more stickers, chipboard and bits and pieces to round it out and balance the peaceful feeling of the right side with a ton of fun.

I had a ton of fun using the Simple Stories Cruisin’ Collection with some fav watery photos and I hope I’ve inspired you.


Hello Simple Stories friends!  Nathalie here today with a new project that celebrates the fun excursion days at sea in my native Ecuador.   I was so happy to receive the new Cruisin' collection from Simple Stories as it fits all those special pictures of the many excursions we went on while visiting my family back home.  So let me show you what i created.

To start this layout, i chose a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and used it to create the anchor from the Set Sail paper and the helm from the Man Overboard paper.   A bit of hand stitching was added around the shapes to bring some texture and dimension to the page.

These two pieces were then attached to the b-side of the 2x2 element paper using some foam adhesive  so that they create depth on the background of the piece.

The beautiful chipboard stickers from the Cruisin' collection were ideal to create the title of this page.  I simply added them to the top right corner of the helm along with some stars.   Before adding the picture, i trimmed the page a bit, and glued it to  the  Explore the Shore paper.   This helped framing the page completely.

I used pieces of ephemera and stickers to create clusters at the corners of the picture.  Just love all the fun elements that make it so easy to bring the sentiments of the day to the page.

This page was so fun to put together, and just love how it turned out.   The fun Cruisin' collection from Simple Stories is not just perfect to document your cruising memories.  Make sure to check it out, you will love it!!!


Hey y’all! It’s Courtney Sawyer here today, and I am sharing the layout that I created using the Let Freedom Ring Collection. This collection is just adorable and I knew that I wanted to use it to document one of my little’s first Independence Days. Here’s a look at the layout that I created.

For this layout I used the entire Let Freedom Ring Collection pack with the Basics Paper Pack and a scrap of gold glitter paper that I had in my stash. I decided to go with a cut file, I tend to use them a lot when I have several patterned papers that I want to showcase. This is the free cut file Count Your Lucky Stars from Paper Issues.

I started with the Walnut Cream paper from the basics set with the cut file. The color on this wood grain is very close to the All American sheet in the Let Freedom Ring collection, so I thought it would be perfect to use.  After I cut it out I used the pattern papers to fill the empty stars. I used three of each pattern throughout the cut file. I hadn’t decided where I was going to add my photo when I started backing everything. Once I finished backing it I added foam tape to give it some dimension. Then I layered it to another basics paper Hickory Cream.

I used the 6x12 sticker sheet that is included when you purchase the collection kit and embellished my layout. I also cut out a few stars from the All American sheet to use as extra embellishments. I used a collage of pictures from my sons first Fourth of July and paired it up with a 3x4 card from the 3x4 and 4x6 Elements Cut A Part Sheet. I used that as my title.

I hope that you were inspired by this collection and can’t wait to see how you use it!

 Thanks for stopping by!



Good morning everyone! Anya Lunchenko here today to share with you a set of cards I made with the “Little Princess” collection. This line is so adorable that I could keep going on and on with creating more cards!
I created my cards in sets of two. The first set uses pink polka dot paper and a navy blue color combination, which I absolutely adore! For one of these cards I fussy cut the oval shape from one of the cards and used it as a divider between two patterned papers, which created an interesting design. I decorated both cards with stickers and a lot of fussy cut flowers from one of the papers in the collection.
The second set of cards share the light blue/navy blue color combination. The starting point for both of these cards were 3x4” elements from the collection. I added a few coordinating pieces of paper for layers and emphasized the design on the element cards with stickers and more fussy cut flowers. I finished all the cards with a few Enamel Dots and a sprinkle of white Nuvo Drops.


Hi there Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a project using the new Heart collection. This collection has such a soft feeling to it, it is perfect for a mixture of different projects.

I cut a series of hearts using several different patterns from the 6x8 paper pad - cutting one small, medium and large sized. Each heart was layered and stitched together and adhered with a little foam adhesive between the layers to really make them pop.

A simple title using a 4x4 elements card, some chipboard and a few stickers all adhered together with some machine stitching. Fussy cut some tiny flowers from patterned paper and adhere to the page with a little foam adhesive to fill in any open areas.

I hope you are inspired to create a project from the Heart too!


Hello, Simple Stories friends! It's Jana Eubank. Today I'm using the Dad Life collection to document my husband's relationship with our son.

My husband and son are the only boys in our family of six, which means they have to stick together! They often hang out together and have developed a special bond... do I dare say that my son has become "Dad's Favorite" by default?! This photo is a snapshot I took of them before heading out on a road trip together. It was the perfect opportunity to document their relationship!

I used the Snap Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper for the background of this page. I love using this paper for layouts, especially when I have a lot of journaling to add. The journaling lines are built right in!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a masculine collection to work with our photos about the boys and men in our lives. Dad Life to the rescue! I love the colors of this collection soooo much! The gray, slate blue, orange, yellow, and black are a nice change of pace and are just perfect for scrapbooking the guys.

I also really love all of the phrase stickers! I couldn't resist adding them to the embellishment clusters at the top and right side of the page.

The rocket ship is adorable, too! I added it to the top right corner of my photo, along with several hearts, stars, and phrase stickers. I die cut a few scribbly circle shapes to tuck behind the photo for an additional punch of black!

I love layering the stickers and elements together. Here I used the "#1 Dad" sticker as the title for this page, and then added one of the 3x4 cards next to it to act as a subtitle. I cut a piece of the plaid paper in a strip and then trimmed the ends to look like washi tape to "hold down" the card. At the bottom of the card I popped up the sneaker sticker on foam tape.

I'm so grateful that my husband and son are such great friends. It makes my heart smile every time they plan a trip or activity together. It's a relationship I am grateful to have captured and recorded on this page. 


Hello everyone!  Dorymar here today sharing a beautiful 8x6 Sn@p Album, I designed with the colorful Cruisin’ Collection.  When I saw this collection, I fell in love instantly with the primary colors, elements, and designs.   My favorite color is red, and this collection have a ton of beautiful embellishments with this color. That’s why I decide to use the Red Snap Binder to work with this collection!

To design the cover, I used Lost at the Sea Paper as a background and a combination of various embellishment from the combo sticker and 6x12 chipboard stickers.  I select the Let’s Cruise sticker as a title for my Sn@p and jute ribbon to give the nautical touch! All the elements are so beautiful that they are very easy to place, they look fantastic!

I started the pages of the album, giving space to that traditional photo that you take in the corridor on the way to the ship. Letting know that you will see next will be magnificent. Here you can see the famous sea phrase "Bon Voyage", the flags and the anchor all of them are from the 6x12 chipboard stickers, they are so useful and fun.  I glued all of elements cluster to the photo mat using foam tape to give dimension. 

This collection is so beautiful that I had infinite ideas to create this project and make it fun. That's why I decided to create my own embellishments using several pieces of the collection.   

In this page I cut out some strips from the border of the paper for the background in combination with other pieces cut from paper.  Then I add my little fun DIY embellishments for finishing touches. They look so beautiful!

In these spreads you can see how I used some of pieces cut out from the gorgeous paper from the collection and create layers behind the pictures.  I chose to add cluster my DIY’s embellishments and some phrases from the chipboard sticker and stickers sheet around of the photo mats.

The 4x6 Stickers Sheets have a lot of fun phrases and cute elements. In these spread I used some of them to decorate cluster on the left side of the photo mat. I also added fun phrases from the Sticker Sheet and accents with the enamel dots and beautiful stars from the from the bits and pieces.

One of the elements that I liked the most, were the adorable whales, on this page I used them in combination with the big heart with the beautiful phrase "you, me & the sea" to document that photo with your favorite person. Isn’t adorable? This is the perfect collection to document your vacations aboard a cruise, it has magnificent elements, colors and fun phrases. I hope this project inspires you to work with this beautiful collection.


Hello friends! It’s Kristine Davidson with you today and I am sharing a layout I created using the Cruisin’ Collection. This collection is filled with all things related to a cruise. I have to admit I have never been on a cruise vacation but Today I can show you how to use this same collection with less of a cruise theme. 

The picture here is of my cousin playing in the sand in the Bahamas. He was enjoying the sun, the sand and of course his toys. It wasn’t related to a cruise but the multi colours in this kit allowed me to use some great patterned pieces and misc embellishments. 

I used the blue and white dotted papers as my base while using the white side a sheet from the  Simple Basics papers. These are great for background bases and so much more! Once I finished sewing my background base I added strips of paper from the collection and a great assortment of Bits & Pieces. Some of the pieces have been backed with dimensional adhesive and tucked under the photos and strips of papers. 

I added a 2x2 piece of paper with Best Vacation Ever and a 3x4 piece with Soak Up the Sun. These pieces can be used as a title for your page or added as extras. I used one of them for my title. 

I added some enamel dots, a few fishies and some Journaling to finish my page. I hope you were inspired by my layout today and ready to create with your Cruisin’ Collection!


Hi everyone! Tara here with Secretbees Studio  The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays; we are celebrating our nations' independence, the weather is sunny and hot and red is my favorite color! Plus, it's another excuse to plan a fun filled get-together with friends and family.

I love making my own paper decorations for the holiday and the 'Let Freedom Ring' paper collection is full of patriotic colors and images that will coordinate with everything red, white and blue! To welcome my guests for the big day will be this star filled wreath that is bursting with fun! 

To go along with all of the star shapes, there is a mixture of vibrant pinwheels, rosettes and fringe flowers as well as festive paper curls! I used a combination of Silhouette Studio designs and die cuts for the shapes as well as fussy cutting stars from the patterned paper.  It's a good sized wreath too,  measuring around 14 inches across.

I covered a wooden circle wreath frame with strips of the patterned paper before layering all of the festive shapes, stacking some higher than others with foam adhesive. I even tucked in a few of the collection stickers as well as a 3x4 journal card commemorating the big day! Although cutting all   the shapes took a bit of time, this project was completed in just a few hours and looks amazing. I will look forward to hanging this on my front door for the celebration!


It's the final day of our New Release Reveal and we are finishing with an exciting addition to the Say Cheese family! Say 'hello!' to Say Cheese Halloween!

Bibbity, Bobbity, BOO! Simple Stories casts another spooktacular spell with the SAY CHEESE HALLOWEEN collection! Ghoulies and Ghosties dressed in colorful costumes celebrate as they frolic along not-so-scary streets. This fa-BOO-lous collection is perfect for documenting your lil' spook's magical moments this Halloween!

View the full SAY CHEESE HALLOWEEN collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook &Instagram for chances to WIN the new SAY CHEESE HALLOWEEN product before you can buy it!

Shipping end of June 2019.


Hi there!  Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project very dear to my heart.   A couple years ago, i fell in love with the simple set Heart collection, and bought doubles of each piece (which still sits nicely in my favorite stash drawer), so imagine my joy when Simple Stories announced that they will be relaunching my beloved HEART collection as a complete collection!  Well, i quickly went through  my picture folder to find the last picture of my kids with my grandfather to create this page using this beautiful collection.

Unfortunately, we lost my grandfather a bit after this picture was taken, so i set to bring the feelings the picture conveys to live.  For this, I pulled a cut file from JustNick studio, copied and welded two of the images so that it created the column of hearts, and had my Silhouette cut if from white cardstock.

The empty heart spaces were backed with different papers from the collection found in the 6x8   paper pad.  A bit of foam adhesive in between patterned paper and cut out create that soft shadow/ dimension on the page.

The cut  out was glued to the b-side of  the So Loved paper - i had this paper trimmed about one quarter of an inch on each side, and attached to the b-side of the 2x2 Elements paper.  Before securing the cut out to the page,  i used some gold ink and the Always in my Heart Stamp set to add a few hearts to some places in the background.

 Once i glued the background, i used some of the Snap cards to back and create layers behind the picture , and attached it to the bottom left side of the cut out.        I chose to add a cluster of embellishments (stickers, ephemera and chipboard stickers) to the corners of the picture.  

To finish the page, i added a title for this page by mixing ephemera and a few stickers. A few lines of journal complete this fitting tribute to my "Papacito". 

I hope you too are inspired by the new HEART collection from Simple Stories. It truly is the perfect collection to express your love. As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how it all came together.


It's Day 2 of our New Release Reveal!

Trick or treat with the sweetness of PINK! Halloween shows off its softer side in the new HAPPY HAUNTING collection. You'll go batty over the bewitching shade of blush accenting pretty pumpkins, patterned posies, and ghoulish gingham. It's to die for!

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

Shipping end of June 2019.


Memorial Day always marks the beginning of Summer.  Living in a small town in Indiana our patriotism runs strong.  You’ll find American flags hanging from street lights and on front porches.  There will be home town celebrations and parades and don’t forget the fireworks!

The red white and blue color combination of the Let Freedom Ring Collection is especially welcome this time of year.  The floral prints, gingham and woodgrain have a country feel that will get you thinking of backyard bbq’s and sipping lemonade from a mason jar!

The collection kit is a great value.  It’ includes 6 sheets of 12x12” cardstock and a sticker sheet.   Two of the sheets have journaling cards printed on one side, and pattern paper on the other.   These are great for making cards or journaling.  

I used a circle punch to cut this sentiment from a journaling card to make it the center of attention.   It’s layered over a second 3x4” card that says “FREEDOM”. 

I adhered some of the stickers with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  This helps bring the cards to life and make them something special to behold.

The collection kit includes just about everything you need to make all of these cards.  I used my own cardstock for card bases and mats, adhesive and some Simple Stories enamel dots I had left over from other collections.   Everything else.. papers, 3x4 cards,  stickers are all included in the kit.

Make your July 4 event more memorable with the Simple Stories Let Freedom Ring Collection!



Simple Stories is excited to announce our NEW Mid-Summer Release!
Explore the great outdoors with the HAPPY TRAILS collection by Simple Stories. You'll find yourself pining away for twinkling night skies and crackling campfires, as you enjoy creating with its earthy colors, warm woodgrains, cute characters, and off-road icons. It's the perfect way to document majestic moments spent under the stars!
View the full HAPPY TRAILS collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new HAPPY TRAILS product before you can buy it; stay tuned tomorrow for even MORE new product reveals!
Shipping to retailers end of June 2019.

Hi! Today I’m here with a spread using the Dad Life Simple Set. I don’t tend to do a lot of a layouts about what a great dad my husband is specifically, but I think it shows across my albums and layouts. The Dad Life set was perfect for putting together a couple of pages that celebrate how awesome he is! With lots of bold oranges and neutrals it was the perfect choice to highlight some photos of him in his element, having fun camping with our boys. I used the Black Stripe Binder which goes really well with the collection!

I mostly used just the Simple Set in my pockets, the only thing I added were some Simple Stories letter stickers I had on hand in a well matched orange and black. I like how Dad Life uses those colours heavily without looking like a halloween party. The playful plaids and stars are so fun. I picked out a couple of great photos: one of my husband and youngest son, one of my husband in his fav camping place, keeping the campfire going and one of his sweet coffee set up which went perfectly with the Dad’s Rocket Fuel card form the 3x4 and 4x6 Elements Cardstock. I love the plaid Papa Bear too, when they were younger I referred to the boys as the bears so it’s pretty perfect. I embellished with a combination of the sticker sheet as well as cutting up some of the cardstock in the collection. These Simple Sets are so great for working on a specific theme because everything works together so well.

This photo was one of my favs from my whole batch of way too many from our camping photos so I knew I had to feature it. I cut down a piece of the cardstock to 4x6 to fit in the pocket and got to work. It’s a mini layout within a layout. I added a very thin mat to the photo with the black and white dot cardstock and then added an asymmetric plaid cardstock with a wide, hand torn edge on the right side to add some depth. I then added some of the great hearts and phrases from the sticker sheet and some letter stickers to finish it off. I felt like the orange or black letter stickers would get lost on their own, so I stuck down the black ones first and then layered the orange ones on top offsetting them for some dimension.

The Papa Bear is just so cute I had to get it in my pockets! I embellished the adorable plaid bear with some star stickers and a couple more stars cut out from the star patterned cardstock paper from Dad Life. The sticker sheet had a fun square sticker with a Papa Bear hat which I fussy cut to give the bear a bit of attitude.

If you’re looking to celebrate a dad in your life, the Dad Life Simple Set is fun and ready to go with everything you need to fill your pockets with a dad-centric layout.


Hello and happy Monday to you! It's Jennifer on the blog to share another awesome Simple Set!  For my page, I  used the new Dad Life collection! Don't you love the colors and prints? The blues and oranges go so well together which are perfect for just about any masculine themed project! I  began with a white cardstock background and added a pie chart cut file with the B side of My Hero.  I  then filled in the "pie pieces" using the other fun prints (my favorite is the plaid on the B side of the 3x4 & 4x6 Elements!). 

From the Dad Life 6x12 Stickers, I  affixed the #1 Dad sentiment with pop dots at the bottom of my photo. I  also added two of the cute heart stickers to accent! 

I  cut apart two of the 3x4 Elements and layered them to the left of my photo. Again I  used some of the stars and hearts from the sticker sheet to accent. The 6x12 Stickers also have three rows of sentiment stickers such as the ones I  placed underneath the 3x4 Element. 

On the outside of my circle, I  used more of the star and heart stickers as well as enamel dots from my stash!  You can also see that I  added some stitching to the outside edges of the cut file using my sewing machine. 

I  left my top "pie piece" empty so I  could add journaling.  Using additional white cardstock and my typewriter, I  adhered my strips to fit the space.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out the entire Dad Life collection as well as the rest of the Simple Stories lines by going to the Products page!  Have a great day!


Hey y’all its Courtney here today and I am sharing the layout that I created using the Heart Collection. I love how versatile this collection can be. Today I am using it to document an older picture of my two oldest kiddos. The colors were perfect for both of them and can we talk about all of the hearts and floral pieces that are in this collection.

I backed a free cut file that I grabbed from the Paper Issues website and I backed it with 5 different patterns from the 6x8 paper pad. I love using multiple papers and I love that cut files make it really easy for me to do. After I backed everything I auditioned different pattern papers to see which ones I loved as a background. I chose to go with the paper So loved, and cut it down a ½ of an inch on the top and one side. Then I backed it with the floral paper that is the b side of the 2x2 elements.

There are a few elements that I always love to include in my layouts enamel dots and tiny word stickers/ word from the combo sticker sheets. I tend to not do a lot of journaling so I use the word stickers in its place.

I knew that I wanted to add the word remember from the Combo Cardstock sticker sheet on top of my title. I created a ton of different clusters around the page out of the flora’s and the hearts. I did add foam to the cut file and a few of the elements to create some dimension. Most of the clusters are a combination of the chipboard, bits and pieces and the 4x6 sticker. I love the look that thy give when they are layered next to each other.

I hope my layout inspired you to get creative and use collection for something other than their intended purpose!


Hello Simple Stories friends! Anya here today and I am happy to share a tiny mini book I created with the “Dad Life” collection. This mini book measures about 4.5x5” but has enough space for up to fifteen 3x4” photos and some space for journaling.

Each of the pages in this album are made like pockets with an opening at the top that can hold additional noted, letters, or journaling. I filled the pockets with tags at the moment, that can be used to write those special messages to dad.

I decorated each page spread with patterned paper, journaling cards and stickers, using pop dots for some of them for dimension.

This tiny little book can be used to hold some of your favorite moments about your father or it can be given as a little gift for someone else to fill it with their own memories: all they need to do is print some photos, adhere them to the photo spots and write a few notes!