Hi friends and happy Friday to you! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project and I hope you enjoy it! The new Crafty Girl collection is amongst my most favorite to date! It covers everything from scrapbooking and stamping to knitting, crochet, sewing, sketch art and even planning! Trust me, this collection is a must have for all makers alike! Take a look and see what I created with the awesome Crafty Girl collection! 



As you can see, I did something different with each of my paintbrushes. After painting them with several layers of white gesso, they are now ready to decorate! The narrow brush seemed a perfect shape for building my very own "crafty girl" upon, so that's what I did. She is so stylish with her one-of-a-kind custom outfit made from Combo Stickers and accessories to match! No crafty girl is complete without her tote and favorite beverage! 



A bit of sparkle was added to crafty girls hair tie and washi belt with mini gems. She even wears a pair of cute pink enamel dot earrings. 



The wider brush was a great base panel to build a crafty scene upon. I think it would make a great gift for a crafty friend! How about you?



I hope you like my altered crafty girl paintbrushes and I hope you've been inspired to make something fabulous with this dynamite Simple Stories collection too! Have a great day and until next time, happy crafting! 



Hello Planner Girls. I am thrilled to use the new Monthly TN insert. I am using the Good Vibes Collection for my TN set up. This collection goes really well with the new Cream Dot TN.
The first thing I like to do when setting up my TN is to create insert covers. The front cover is usually the main focus when I open my TN. It was a little tough choosing the perfect pattern for my front insert since I like all the designs that came with this collection. I decided to go with the color wash pattern.
Even though the color wash pattern paper is good enough by itself, I didn't want to just leave it like that, so I added washi tapes on the top and bottom border. I fussy cut the clipboard with the word "Carpe Diem" from the 4x4 element paper. I then layered it with some die cuts from the bits & pieces.
 It was fun and super easy decorating my TN pockets since everything matches the color wash pattern paper I used to create my front cover. I used combination of chipboards stickers and bits & pieces to stuff my pockets. As always, I used washi tape to help the pieces stay in place.
 I never glue the cover permanently to the insert so I can remove it. I will use this same Monthly insert for my future set up with the new theme. I can change themes as much as I want but still use the same Monthly insert.
My love for creating Monthly layout continues. July monthly layout is full of fun rich colors.
 Are you guys stoke about the new stamps? You guys will love these stamps. They are made for us planner addicts.
I was not a huge fan of stamps at first because I didn't really know how but I kept buying them. I finally decided to use the stamps I bought and the more I use them the more I got better at stamping. So don't be discouraged when using stamps, just keep practicing and you will eventually get better at it.
 Here is another cover I created. It's very simple but I like it.
There are so many wonderful and exciting new products that are being release for Carpe Diem and Simple Stories this summer. Which product are you most thrilled about? 


Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created with the gorgeous Bloom collection! There is so much to love with this line; from the floral prints to the pastel colors contrasted with pops of black!  I  "stole" a photo from my daughter's Instagram that I  thought would be perfect to use with Bloom (even her dress matches the fun florals!). For my background, I cut the black dots from Everyday Counts and paired it with the tiny flowers of the B side of the 4x6 Elements.

​I used the beautiful black floral chipboard "Bloom" letters from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.  It makes for a perfect title for my page plus it stands out agains the lighter background. 

​I  cut apart some of the 3x4 Elements to layer under my photo such as this blue ledger print. I  then use coordinating embellishments if I want to cover up what is printed on the card.  I  love to layer little floral clusters from the Bits and Pieces as well as add in popped up coordinating stickers. 

​How cute is this pink ledger 3x4 Element with a black dotted heart? I  knew wanted to have this accent my photo (I  love ledger print!). I  layered a floral tab fro the Combo Sticker Sheet underneath the edge as well as added a small chipboard flower. 

One of my all time favorite embellishments are the 4x6 Sticker Sheets!  There are so many cute, small accent pieces you can find such as this typed sentiment sticker. Also, one of the sheets has decorative strips of patterned perfect to layer under cards or photos! 

​And what collection wouldn't be complete without a banner sticker? I  love to add these to the bottom or corner of my photos.  The "tassel" pennants are an adorable addition to the banner along with accent flowers! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Bloom collection in its entirety by going to the Products page! And don't forget to see what Simple Stories has coming up later this year!  Have a great day!


Hi everyone! Tara here with Secretbees Studio  I am always changing up my office and looking for fun and happy supplies and organizers to brighten my space. I have been searching for a new desk organizer but haven't been able to find the perfect one so I just decided to make my own! 

With it's vibrant colors and dazzling array of patterns, The Simple Stories 'Good Vibes' paper collection was the ideal way to add color and charm to my desk. I used medium weight chipboard for the organizer and gave it plenty of compartments to hold supplies. Mine measures 6.5" square which made it easy to cut the patterned papers to fit the compartments. Polka dots are one of my favorites and between the 12x12 papers and the 6x8 pad, there was enough to cover all of the inside areas. For the larger outsides, I mixed up the patterns and used some of the fun floral designs! 

To really make the bright colors pop, I then added a strip of the bold black and white aztec print around the bottom edge and used the smaller sized matching washi tape to accent the tops of the dividers. Then, using a combination of the bits & pieces, chipboard and combo stickers along with the 4x6 stickers pad, I embellished and decorated as many of the outside areas as I could for the cutest organizer around! 

I didn't stop there though! I jot down notes and ideas all the time on post it notes so I made a holder for those as well. Using a youTube tutorial and more of the awesomely delightful paper, I created this small box that holds my sticky notes perfectly! Of course, I had to embellish it as well with the stickers and chipboard! I love that the 'Good Vibes' chipboard fit so well on the top- looks great! 

I also made a small notebook with the collection, adding a 3x4 element card and a couple of stickers to the front, and covered some wooden pencils to match! Now I have a seriously cute organizer and paper holder that makes me and my desk very happy!! 


Hello friends! Florence back here sharing you my Summer Bucketlist. I thought it would be fun to use my travelers notebook so it’s very on the go friendly. I love cutting paper down so I can bring them with me in my craft bag wherever I go. So when I have some downtime or even just at a coffee shop I’ll take them out and work on a layout/ journal entry. 

One thing I wanted to do was use a free printable that’s available on the Simple Stories site. I then opened it up in adobe reader to add text to it. It was a simple quick way to create my summer travel bucket list and to do a fun “currently” list! Have you ever done one before? If not, get one here!

I recently went to Las Vegas on a road trip from Arizona and thought it would be fun to document and journal in my TN. I love using simple stories inserts and adding scrapbook paper to add pops of color. 

I travel A LOT. More than the normal human being so no judgment on the places I’d like to go by the end of summer right?! I live in California so many of these are California based :) 

As the summer goes on I will add a floral sticker next to the entry I completed. Where’s my next adventure? I’ll be going to Los Angeles this weekend! Let’s hope the heat wave is long gone :) I hope this inspires you to create a Summer Travel bucketlist of your own!! I’m ready to go to the beach!

Until the next adventure!

Florence Antonette 


Hello everyone! Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates those sweet baby sleeping moments ( i so miss seeing my kids sleeping faces!).  The new Simple Stories  "OH, BABY!" collections are ideal to document all those sweet baby moments

To start this page, i drew a few stars on some of the patterned papers of the Oh, Baby! collection, and the Oh, Baby! Expecting collection,  backed them with white cardstock, and added a bit of hand stitching around the edges.

To create the title of the page, a JustNick Studio cut file was used.  All the letters of the cut out were backed using papers from the Oh, Baby! paper pad.  Having the smaller pattern of the large papers is perfect to combine and display a lot of color  in the title.  The chipboard sticker just completes the sentiment of the title and page.

I wanted to create a very soft look for this page, so I used a sheet of vellum to cover a light blue piece of cardstock, and added all the  the stars, picture and title on top of the vellum piece.

Just a few extra details were added to the picture and around the stars.  All those little star stickers are a easy way to complete the look of the page.   A few drops of gold ink were added to bring some shine to the page!

Love the softness of the page, and all the starry background is the perfect frame for my sweet sleeping cousin.  The new Oh, Baby! collections are ideal to document your parenting journey, and beyond!  Remember to chek them out at your local scrapbook store. 

Well that is all for me for now. 



Hi there, it’s Emma here and as promised I’m bringing you a blog full of rainbows and unicorns this month, with the magical new collection by Simple Stories, Dream Big.

I know every month I say ‘this is definitely my favourite’ and that is true, because every single collection Simple Stories brings out, and I’m lucky enough to work with, is my favourite! This particular collection is bursting full of rainbows, unicorns, fairies and all things little girls (and big girls) dream of! I’ve chosen the new Carpediemplanners Blush Speckle TN to set up, the pretty blush pink works beautifully with all the dreamy colours.

I filled the pockets with some of the chipboard pieces, doilies, papers cut out from the 12x12 sheets and some sticky notes.

I have covered a few of the new monthly, daily, and weekly TN Inserts using the 12x12 papers and some 3x4 elements to decorate. I used a doily on each one to tie them all in together. 

On the first insert I used the great big chipboard unicorn, I just couldn’t resist it!

You can see it here in my TN, you can also see how I made a folder with a selection of the 12x12 papers that I laminated so they were nice and sturdy and edged them with some pretty Pom Pom trim. 

On the back of the inserts which I covered I’ve also added some embellishments, this was to add interest as I flick through my TN. 

When I made the laminated folder I used a snap pocket on the back page to store bits & bobs, again this adds interest throughout the TN.

So there we have it, the beginnings of setting up the beautiful Blush Speckle TN with the dreamy Dream Big collection. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at how I’ve started to set up my TN, if you would like to see more pictures using Simple Stories products then checkout my IG account



Jeanne here today and I’m so excited to be sharing four cards made with the new Oh Baby! Collection!  This collection is perfect for celebrating the new addition to the family whether it’s for baby’s shower or a warm congratulations.


The collection is a beautiful mix of pastels – the pink, blue, yellow and green you’d expect with a touch of neutral woodgrain.    The papers are perfectly coordinated for mixing and matching so you’ll be able to use every last scrap!

The collection is complete with paper, stickers, bits & pieces, chipboard and washi tape.   You can decorate to your hearts content making banners, cupcake decorations, pinwheels and so much more.  I love all the little animals and florals in the set.

If you’re the expecting Mom you’ll want to have plenty in your stash to document every special memory from the baby shower to all of baby’s firsts!

I can’t wait to hear some happy news so I can share these pretty cards and all my best wishes for a wonderful life!


Hello Simple Stories fans.  Iris here documenting one of my precious snapshots of my oldest when she was a little girl playing dressup. If fairies and magic and dreams are big in your family, you're going to love the new Dream Big collection.  It made me and my girls squeal in delight!

I was drawn to use the b-side of the 4x6 Elements because it was similar to the background of my photo, and it has all those twinkling asterisks, which made me think of fairy dust. I wanted to showcase lots of the adorable patterned papers, so I decided to use a cut file (The Cut Shoppe, GeoGlobe).  I liked that I could fill the spaces with lots of paper and it's reminiscent of the facets of gemstones. I raised the entire cut file with foam and left a few open spaces for the background to show through. Contrast stitching helps define all the spaces.

Within the open spaces, I added the little bubble stickers - more fairy dust! - from the Combo Sticker sheet and puffy stars, keeping the bigger chipboard fairy, rainbow, and butterfly pieces on top of the cut file. The Puffy Stickers are my new favorite thing and I made sure to have some in the three clusters surrounding the photo and cut file.  To draw attention to the photo, I matted it in the hot pink dot pattern (b-side of Chase Rainbows).  That chipboard flower and tassel banner is perfect for the photo of my daughter wearing flowers and tutu. And of course so is the fairy that looks a bit like her!

Along with the new puffy stickers, one of my true Simple Stories loves are always the word strips, so of course I made sure to add some of those.  

Lots of great phrases in this collection.  For my title I paired "Sparkle" from the Bits & Pieces pack with "Shine" from the Puffy Stickers, and snipped a teeny "&" from a word strip in the 4x6 Stickers Pack.  

The colors of Dream Big are candy sweet and there are so many dreamy icons and phrases. I barely scratched the surface of the cuteness to use on fun little girl layouts. And it's perfect for everyone who is still a little girl playing dressup at heart!

Thanks for stopping by. If you haven't had a chance, please visit my my Youtube channel where I have a haul video showing you every little piece of this new collection, other collections, plus process videos.


Hi everyone, it is Kelly here today with a new blogpost about the setup of my Mint Blossom planner. I love the floral print on the front of this planner and coral/pink and beige interior design. For this setup I am using lots of products from the matching Carpe Diem and Simple Stories ‘Bloom’ collection.

First, I made two paperclips and a tag to decorate my front planner pockets. I used some of my punches and the 12x12 papers from the collection to create my own shapes such as butterflies, scalloped circles and leaves. I decorated the shapes with some stickers from the Bloom sticker tablets.

I filled the front pockets of my planner with the decorated paperclips and some stickers and pieces of paper. On the papers, I used a few different scalloped and lace border punches to create a fun effect.

I decorated my ‘This month’ page with some stickers from the collection and sticker tablets. The main decoration of this page is a border of fussycut flowers from the backside of the ‘4x6 elements’ paper. As a background of this floral border I stamped a leave pattern using light-green ink and a stencil.

For my weekly spread I used some fussycut flowers from the ‘Happy times’ paper and some leftover flowers from the ‘4x6 elements’ paper. I glued these flowers on four spots on my weekly spread and decorated the rest of the spread with some planner stickers. Lastly, I wrote in all my to-do’s and appointments.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog! You can find more spreads in my Carpe Diem planner on my Instagram account createplannernl https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl/

Have a nice day!


I had a fit when I saw this Dream Big paper line by Simple Stories. I love how magical this line is and couldn’t wait to start creating these fun cards. 

I used the Dream Big Collection Kit and had so much fun product to play with!!! 

I love all the cute sayings and elements on the sticker sheet!!!! 

These cards will be super cute for any occasion or would be perfect for your snap album!!!!


I just love the bright colours of Hello Summer, so I was pretty excited to use it with some photos from a recent trip to the fair with my family! 

I started off this story in my summer fun album (the SUPER cute Robin’s Egg Stripe Designer) with a vertical 4x6 page protector that holds a 4x4 photo and 2 smaller 2x2 photos. This is a good way to separate different stories in my album and make a mini title page to a smaller story. I used a colourful ferris wheel photo and some of the SN@P! Basic alpha stickers along with some of the 4x6 Hello Summer stickers to give the story a title. I added in a bright word die cut from the bits and pieces in the 2x2 slot.

I added the date on one of the Carpe Diem Tabs sticker tablet - I’ve been using these a ton in my albums, they’re great for adding dates and phrases, especially to these smaller page protectors. You can even get clear stickers to cover them and make them stronger. If you haven’t tried these out you really should! Of all the new things I’ve tried out so far this year, these have been a real favourite.

On the other side of the small page protector I used one of the 4x4 journalling cards and a cut out word from the patterned paper. On the other side I picked a couple of my favourite photos to start off the story. I cut down the Life is Good paper with the rainbow stripes using the Photo Crops and added some chipboard and bits and pieces to make a bold journal card. I embellished my photos using simple bits and pieces and word stickers.

I feel this way with every new collection, but I just LOVE the phrase stickers that come in the Hello Summer 4x6 sticker pack. They’re perfect for adding a few simple words to a photo and are the perfect blend of basic themed phrases and cheeky sayings.

The colours in my fair photos go perfect with the colours in Hello Summer! I pulled out a few of the 3x4 and 4x6 journalling cards that worked with my photos here and added in some cute stickers from  the 4x6 sticker pack, the chipboard stickers and the combo sticker sheet. It’s all just perfect together!

There are a few Hello Summer elements just waiting for some sunglasses and this sun was one of them. Throughout the story I added sunglasses to all of the journal cards that looked like they could use them and between all the different embellishments from the collection I had a number of shades to pick from. These chipboard heart sunglasses are a favourite. 

I finished the story with some more bright journalling cards and embellishments. Once I finished this I realized that the entire story was told with pictures, word stickers and large die cut words. I didn’t pull out a pen once and felt like the pieces of the Hello Summer collection I chose told my story perfectly.

I just had to pull this dorky photo of our annual family ferris wheel ride at the fair from my husband’s Instagram and include it. A simple screenshot and it is in there. I added various phrase stickers here to capture the feeling that summer is really starting. I hope you enjoyed this look at my summer album! I’m just loving the 6x8 size to get our summer fun documented.


Hello, bujo lovers. My new proposal to decorate bullet journal is here. This time using the Good Vibes collection, very colorful to accompany the next month of August. I hope you like it.
In this decoration I wanted to do something simpler. First I have decorated my future log with "Bits & Pieces", washi and "Combo Stickers". For the notebook for my month I used the 4x6 cards that includes the "collection kit".
For the inside cover I used the papers in the collection, adding a pocket to store the 4x6 stickers. For the cover I used "Bits & Pieces" decorating with lettering the name of the month.
"Good vibes only" is the perfect title to announce my "gratitude" sheet.
For the "habrit tracker" I decorated with stickers and washi, simple but beautiful.
The menu sheet is decorated with washi tape and some stickers.
Here I point out the movies and series that I see, so I do not miss any episodes.
In the month seen I have decided to use the banners, I think they are perfect.
Weeks seen in columns are my favorite, they help me plan better. Along with the stickers I will decorate every week. You can see it in my instagram account (@ungirodetuerca)



Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson here today and I'm sharing a layout I recently created using the nice and bright HELLO SUMMER collection. I really enjoy working with nice bright colors and this red with yellow combination screams fun and SUMMER for Me! 

My cousin is currently living in Trinidad and lucky me to have permission to use photos of her and the kids! 

I called this layout BEACH PLEASE because we all want a little sand in our toes! I used a cut file background and cut up individual pieces to create my background. This allowed me to use several papers and really not use that much of a 6x8 sheet. It is also a great way to use some left over pieces and you could also mismatch collections. 

I used some chipboard pieces, stickers and diecuts for my embellishment clusters because that's fun and easy for me to do. I always use the cluster and create different levels with some popdots. Adding some sewing around my cut file also creates a uniform look for me.

I hope you are enjoying your summer adventures and if you manage to stop at a scrapbook store pick up this awesome summer collection! 

Visit us on Social Media - @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson 

Happy Summer!


 You may have fewer activities and tasks to plan in the summer months but that doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on the decorations. "Hello, my name is Cara and I’m completely addicted to fun, happy, colourful planner products!” I think I added as many pretty products as would fit on this weekly spread! 

I started with blank pages and drew in the week and added the days. Planning with little stickers allows you to layer and layer, so you can add lots without cluttering the pages.  Here I’ve layered stickers and die cuts and I even trimmed down that striped sticker so that it’s a small strip and I cut up the rest and spread it around the spread.

You can see another one here at the top of Friday’s box. Eep, next week Friday is the 13th! Are you superstitious or is Friday the 13th just another day for you? I tend to have good luck, actually! Speaking of numbers, I used the Numbers Sticker Tablet for the dates. I love how the 2 digit numbers are already put together for you, it makes life that much simpler.

I LOVE making planner clips with the chipboard pieces, so I made one with the cute heart shaped sunglasses and also with the flamingo. The clip for the flamingo is actually stuck to the back of it’s body so the clips it hidden by it’s legs! I also gave it a cool pair of sunglasses, too!

The pockets were fun to decorate. I grabbed some of my favourites from the collection and tucked them all in. I layered some of the patterned papers from the 6x8 book and tucked them in the long pocket in the back, added a bit of wash and a flower die cut and done!

If you’d like to see my process video, keep an eye on my YouTube channel, it’ll be out on Monday! 

Keep cool and have a great summer’s day. Happy planning!



Hello Simple Stories fans!

Marcia here today. It's summer and my flower gardens are in full bloom. My beautiful flowers inspired me to play with the new Bloom collection. This gorgeous collection is full of bright colorful flowers with an awesome color palette. The black pattern papers make those colorful flowers seem even more vibrant. With all the flowers, it's perfect for scrapping girls of any age.

I arranged my black and white photo at the top of my layout along with a 3x4 journal card layered over one of the black pattern papers. The base of my layout is theEvery Day Countspattern paper. I love the two-toned paper and the mixed patterns.

To create my embellishment clusters, I layered lots of bits and pieces die cuts, stickers, chipboard, and even some fussy cut flowers.

The FAB stickers make an eye catching title with those pretty flowers on the black background.

On the lower half of my layout, I went crazy with phrase stickers mixed in with border stickers from the combo sticker sheet. Machine stitching adds some texture and some foam tape and chipboard adds dimension for interest.

I love all the encouraging phrases and it was fun to combine them all on this layout. I hope you are all having an awesome summer and taking time to smell those beautiful flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!


Hello friends! It’s Kylie with you today and I’m sharing how I created some pretty planner dashboard/dividers in my new A5, Mint Blossom planner. I’m totally in love with this planner and love the large blossoms featured on its cover.

I thought the new ‘BLOOM’ collection by Simple Stories would be the perfect match for this planner, but loved how it also looked with my cutesy Black Blossom personal planner too! Decisions, decisions! In the end I did decide on my A5…..

I really wanted to personalise my planner by making my own dashboards. This process was made SO easy thanks to the A5 divider templates. There are 3 tabbed templates, however by flipping them and using the back side of them enables you to make 6 tabbed dividers if you wish! So simple, all I did was trace them and cut them out.

The templates also have the ring holes marked that you can punch out, however I used my trusty Carpe Diem planner punch. Once I had them all cut out I loved seeing all the different paper combos of the BLOOM collection stacked in my dividers.

FUN FACT: Did you know the divider templates are also made in the personal planner size??

To reinforce the ring holes and to make them look super pretty, I added some reinforcement stickers from the Tabs Sticker Tablet. There was loads of colours to choose from. I also added some of the adhesive tabs over my dashboard tabs for contrast.

The really fun part was layering the many beautiful papers, die cuts and stickers to each dashboard. Once finished the colours looked amazing!

 Here’s a little look inside my planner once I had added each dashboard. In the inside cover I always love to add some favourite embellishments and the big pockets are perfect for storing sticker sheets.

Whilst using the same collection each divider is completely different-

I added some fun phrase words to each tab sticker from the 6 x 4 Sticker sheets.This will allow me to reuse my dashboards again and again as an added feature to my future planning.

I think my last divider is my favourite……

I hope you give creating your own dividers and dashboards a try, they add a lovely element to your planner.

Thanks for checking out my latest project today!

Until next time,

Kylie. xo


Hello, everyone! Jana Eubank here today with a layout using the Hometown USA collection. I was inspired by the quilt-like pattern of the All American paper to create a large pieced star on my page.

Take a look at my page below!

I cut the geometric star with my Silhoeutte Cameo machine and then backed each section with various patterned papers. I even utilized the 3x4 and 4x6 cut apart cards of the Elements paper. Next, I created another star from two shades of blue cardstock to layer on top, then decorated the center of this star with two more stars cut from navy cardstock and red glitter cardstock. 

I used a few dies from my stash to die cut my title from navy and red glitter cardstock. I love the picnic elements included on thie 6x12 Sticker sheet because they were perfect to emphasize the topic of my page ... our family's patriotic picnic! 

The new "It's a Date" stamps are perfect for adding the date to your scrapbook pages, like I did here.

I placed my photos on top of one another to the right of the star and then accented them with more of the adorable stickers from the 6x12 Sticker Sheet. I especially love the bike and those festive balloons!

The page was feeling visually heavy on the right side, so to balance it out I mimicked the three photos by lining up three of the square stickers from the sticker sheet in the top left corner of the page. I matted a couple of them with navy cardstock to tie them in with the navy cardstock of the large star.

Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of my favorite things about summer! I love getting together with family, laughing, watching parades, and eating good food. How do you celebrate the holiday? Have you scrapbooked it? If not, be sure to take photos of your favorite things about your celebration and make a page to document your traditions. You will be so glad that you did!