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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Hello! It's Lisa here today.
 
Everyone may be getting excited about Fall now, but I'm still holding on to those precious Summer memories and documenting our wonderful family Disney vacation.
 
I just love a collection that I can use for many subjects. This 'Vintage Blessings' collection works so well for me as I've been happily using it on my Fall photos, but it also works on Summer photos here due to the pretty pinks and aquas. 
 
 

 
I pulled out some of the pretty Summer tones from this range to work with our vacation photos.
 
 
  
Seeing the little set of suitcases in the 'Bits & Pieces' pack made me really happy as they go so well with my page. There was so much in the pack that I could use on my Summer layout.
The 4x6 sticker pack also worked really well and I was able to use quite a few of the phrase stickers.
 
 
I generally can't create a layout without getting the paints out.
For this page, I used a really old leaf stamp and painted it with acrylic paint and stamped it on to the pink dotty 'Gather Together' paper. I then cut around the stamped image. I love how this has worked as I can still see the pretty pink paper through the paint and around the edges. It worked out really well.
 
 
I am really happy with my Summer page. It brings back lots of happy Summer memories to me.  So whilst you are enjoying that Fall feeling, don't forget to continue documenting your Summer memories too. 

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Howdy friends, Happy World Card Making Day!  

Are you participating, being craft & making cards today?  We'd love to see your SImple Stories card creations!  Post your card(s) on Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtag #simplestoriesWCMD - we'll be keeping our eyes out throughout the day and doing some fun random giveaways!

Card maker extraordinaire Jeanne Jachna created these gorgeous cards in honor of World Card Making Day with our Beautiful collection

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Simple Stories hit the nail on the head when they named this collection BEAUTIFUL!  It includes florals, hearts, and inspirational sentiments on black and white pattern paper with a subtle tint of pink and green, and elegant gold foil embossing.

The focal point of my card is a sentiment from the Bits and Pieces pack.  The pack contains loads of embellishments like the pretty florals on my design.

The 6x12” Chipboard Sticker sheet includes even more florals and hearts, and the thick chipboard pieces add lots of dimension to your projects. 

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My second card features images with the soft pink tint I mentioned.

The classic floral print and gold accents make this collection elegant and formal.  The fun gingham and polka dot prints give it a fun fresh feel!

See what I mean?  Aren’t those gold chipboard hearts total eye candy?

This aptly named Beautiful Collection is dressed to impress!

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Hello scrappers! It's Lisa Dickinson here with you today, sharing some tips on getting mileage out of those paper collection kits! For me, that means they have to work with both girl and boy layouts. Even if the papers tend towards masculine (lots of plaid or wood) or feminine (lots of florals) I love to find ways to incorporate them into any type of design!

Today I'm working with the Vintage Blessings collection, a great mix of prints in autumnal colors and patterns. Since the first layout features my daughter, I wanted it to have a more girly feel. But instead of working with only the floral patterns or softer colors in the collection, I chose to add feminine flair by creating flowers from several of the patterned papers.

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I hand-cut petals from a variety of papers and then adhered each bloom atop a piece of scrap white cardstock. Then I added machine stitching around each petal and adorned the centers with plain wood buttons. Once finished, I trimmed out each flower and adhered them on the page to frame my photo.

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The resulting design has a definitively feminine feel even with plaids, ginghams and stripes included. And the flowy script title reinforces the page theme as well. Now, let's see how I used the same paper collection for a boy layout!
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In this design, I wanted to focus on more masculine approach since the page is about my son. Though I used many floral papers, I incorporated them into a chevron pattern so they would seem overly girly. And I mixed in some darker plaid ad a few gingham patterns to balance the florals.

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For the title, I chose the blocky die-cut Silhouette cut file, Love Today, and cut it out of gray cardstock to further reinforce the masculine theme. A few simple chipboard embellishments finish off this page!

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So don't shy away from papers just because you think they'll only work for one gender! Try these tricks for using them on any type of page you might want to create!

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I'd like to share with you how I've set up the Blush A5 CarpeDiem planner using the Bloom collection.

 

 

I took the brave decision to use a set of the Bloom personal size monthly inserts and use a variety of punches to make an assortment of bits & pieces to decorate the pages.

 

 

You can see here how I've used some of these to decorate the September insert.

 

 

I made tags to add the Bloom sticky notes onto and placed them in the front pockets of the planner, this was to not only make it look pretty, tie in the theme but also add functionality.

 

 

I didn't want to waist any of the paper from the personal inserts so I thought it would be fun to create a pocket page.

 

 

The Bloom sticker tablet was a great way to inject colour onto my monthly layout, I also used a black pen to doodle boxes, which I think have tied it all in nicely.

 

 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at how I've set my planner out, you can find lots more detailed pictures on my IG account https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing some spooktacularly festive treat ideas for Halloween! The Spellbound Simple Set is just perfect for all kinds of crafty desires this Halloween! In addition to treat holders and decorations, this set will be your go-to collection to preserve you Halloween photos and turn them into beautiful and classy Halloween scrapbook layouts! Spellbound has a touch of elegance and sophistication, which makes it great for older teen and adult Halloween festivities too!

 

 

The 3x4 Journaling Card Elements were used to decorate the front of each treat bag and some of the cool stickers from the 6x12 Sticker sheet were added as well. A pretty satin ribbon slider was tied around each bag and a few sequins for a sparkly finishing touch.

 

 

Each treat bag holds a decorated tube filled with a special concoction from the mad scientists lab...Mwahahahaha! 

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you've enjoyed my Spellbound treat ensemble and feel inspired to have some spooky crafty fun of your own with this great Simple Set collection! 

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Howdy friends, it's Layle, Marketing Director here at Simple Stories, & I'm back again with my monthly Carpe Diem planner blog feature!

For the fall I switched back to the blush planner, typically not a color you might think of for fall, right?!  The reason I chose this color is because I’m using the new Beautiful A5 Boxed Set Oh my gosh, if you haven’t seen the Beautiful (aptly named!!) products, boy are you in for a treat J

One of the first things I do when I sit down to put together a new month in my planner is to lay out all of the products I might want to work with.  That makes it easy to see everything & decide what I want to use where.   This tray from The Container Store makes it sorting & organizing before I get started a breeze. 

The pockets of our Carpe Diem planners are one of my favorite features – adding cards, die cuts, clips & stickers to decorate them is so fun!  Most of the time when I open my planner I have a loooooong list of TO DO’s to tackle, having something fun to look at when  I start makes it a little easier to get started!

One of my favorite inserts in the Boxed Sets has always been the ‘month in review’ page that’s included at the start of each month.  It’s a place where I add all of the important things that are happening in a month & the important things I need to make sure not to forget.  It’s a great ‘at a glance’ overview of the month.

When it comes to decorating my planner, stickers are where it’s at!  Did you know that the square-ish stickers in both our 4x6 Stickers and the Sticker Tablets are designed to fit perfectly in the monthly squares?  Yep!

I love the vintage florals paired with the gold foil accents – so sophisticated!   The pastel pink paired with the marbled mint green is a gorgeous compliment to the contrasting pops of black throughout.  There are 2 different washi tape patterns in the Beautiful collection; I used the vintage floral design to cover the holes on the monthly spread & then repunched the holes with my Carpe Diem A5 Punch to add a little more decoration to the spread.

The Sticky Notes in the collection are gorgeous!  I love to use sticky notes.  LOVE!  I have the sticky notes in the middle of my weekly spread so they’re right there, handy when I need them.

So there you have it, my set up for October :)  Thanks for joining me this month!  Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laylekoncar/ to see more of my planners & travelers notebooks.  Enjoy the cool temps & sweater weather as we move into Fall! 

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Hi everyone! It’s Tara, aka Secretbees Studio  here with you today to share the sweetest mini scrapbook made with the ‘Vintage Blessings’ paper collection! It’s no secret that I love making mini albums and when you have a fabulous collection like this one, it is so easy and enjoyable!  
 
 
This paper collection is all about love for family, friends and Fall! There are sweet vintage images paired with lots of hearts,florals and birds in the deep, beautiful colors of Fall. This pocket and tag album is perfect to display all of the wonderful patterns that mix and match so well together! 
 
 
This is a chunky little album measuring about 3.25" by 4.25" and is full of 6 pockets and coordinating tags. The die I used allows you to cut as many pockets as you would like but depending on the embellishments, I would say 5 or 6 is the limit! That gives you lots of space for all of your Fall memories!
 
 
Each pocket holds a tag that I die cut first out of card stock for sturdiness. Each tag was then layered with a smaller tag of the pretty patterned papers of the collection. Because my mini has so many pockets, I kept each tag thin by just adding a few charming stickers. Here are the fronts of all of the tags!
 
 
And of course, the just as adorable back sides of the tags! The colors in this collection are so rich and lovely!
 
 
I just had to show you the inside front cover! The patterned paper of tiny houses is so sweet and I popped off the word 'love; from the background so there is plenty of room to slide a photo in!
 
 
Each pocket and tag combo is beautiful and unique, but I do have some favorites! I am a sucker for florals and Simple Stories does them in the most gorgeous way! This flowered pocket is highlighted with the amazing birdie washi tape and one of the sweet birds in the collection!
 
 
 
No surprise, another fabulous floral sticker together with a Bits & Pieces sentiment!
 
 
 
I just love the contrasting patterns and colors of this pocket! The mix of mustard yellow with soft pink and turquoise  are so retro and stunning! I have added in a heart and sentiment ephemera from the Bits & Pieces pack for just the right touch!
 
 
 
There are more pretty pockets to this mini album and if you would like to see them all, I invite you to my Instagram or youtube channel for a short video showing all of them! The 'Vintage Blessings' paper collection is a definite must-have for your Fall memories!
 
 

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