Hello! Stacy here on the blog today sharing 2 layouts using the Winter Wonderland Collection! This collection has inspired me to do some quick stitching and include some photos with snow.

This is the first layout I put together.

I loved how this piece came together. I started with layering the pattern papers. These layers “frame” the photo and highlights my black and white photograph to give it a good emphasis.

Next, I started to add some stitches to opposite corners with different snowflake designs. Stitching it in white helps to give some texture, yet not over cluttering the area so the embellishments can play its main role in the layout. I have also added some enamel dots to the centre of the stitched snowflakes. Such a pretty sight!

On the opposite end, I had also stitched some snowflakes. In addition, I have layered more snowflake embellishments from the Bits and Pieces as well as the 6x12 Chipboard. Of course I had to add some sentiments to this cluster! Gosh, the 4x6 sticker packs a very good range of words and phrases!

I titled this layout Snow Dream. I reside in Singapore, where it is really summer all year round. We don’t get snow here in Singapore. Oh how I wished for 4 seasons here (especially snow! ) The chipboard piece ‘Snow’ looks familiar? I could not help but use the Dream chipboard piece from the POSH collection!


There are many goodies in this collection. Personally, I love to fussy cut the fun and beautiful images from the 3x4 Journalling Card Element pattern paper. Couple it with the christmas wreath and it gives such a good decoration!


For this layout, I decided to really challenge myself with some more stitching to showcase a sub-title.

From the first time I saw this set of words from the Bits & Pieces pack, I knew I had to make use of them on one of the layouts. I also wanted to highlight these words so I took some chipboard, yarn and started sewing round and round. You can really see through the stitching (vaguely) so the beautiful pattern papers are not totally covered. It also helps me focus on the set of words which I placed on top of each other.

Because of the circular element I had used in the stitching, I also used embellishments from the collection with circular elements to match.

Another circular element to highlight these cute mittens here! I wondered if the snow fun referred to the photo or the cute mittens?

This collection brought me much joy! I love the soft colors of this collection! Hope you have enjoyed the walk through and here’s wishing all of you a Merry Christmas with lots of joy and laughter for the season!



Howdy everyone, Layle here to share with you how I plan on documenting my December this year.

I'm using the 6x8 SN@P! Holiday Binder + lots of goodies from the Classic Christmas collection.  The Holiday Binder is so great for documenting a busy month like December because it has 2" rings which provides much needed extra room for everything that happens during the month!

I'll be documenting each day of the month in December through Christmas day, inspired by Ali Edwards and her December Daily concept.  This will be the 9th consecutive year I've participated and it's something I look forward to ever year.  Even better, when I pull the past years' albums out for the holidays, our 2 teenage boys love looking through them!

I've learned over the years that the best way to ensure success for me - success being to make it through entire month! - is by creating the base of my album ahead of time.  That way once December 1st hits, I'm ready to go.  Each night (or the following day), I take a few minutes to document a memory or story from the day and add photos.  

I love mixing different size pocket pages in my albums, it really helps to break things up and provides a lot of different pockets for me to add little treasures and photos from the month.

A key to my album this is year are the Classic Christmas gold foil Pocket Pieces.  With numbers 1-25, it makes it really easy, and pretty!

The Classic Christmas SN@P! Pages are a fun addition to the project, like the snowman snow globe below.

One of my favorite products to use in these projecs is washi tape; here I've used it to simply cover the edge of the pocket page and then repunch the holes.  Such an easy trick that really adds a pop!  The candy cane stripe in this Classic Christmas Washi matches the spine on the Holiday album - gotta love that!

So there you have it, all set up and ready to go to document the season.  Wish me luck!  ;)  If you want to follow along as I make my way through the month, adding a memory each day, Ill be sharing photos on my Instagram account here.

Wishing you & your family a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!



 Good morning friends! Brenda Smith here with you today to share with you a spread in my planner to kick of December!

First, I picked out a few of the diecut cardstock embellishments from the Classic Christmas Bits and Pieces pack to decorate the pockets of my planner. I'm usually pretty minimal when it comes to decorating this part. I used a insert from the Classic Christmas Sn@p Pages and trimmed it down to fit opposite my pockets. 

I've decided to take a very laissez faire approach to documenting my December this year. I usually try to make a special album but it's always way more work than I can muster this time of year. But I've decided this year I'll document in my planner. This will mean memory planner spreads and maybe a few inserts with photos and pocket pages but I'm not requiring myself to document every day. 

I used the monthly spread as an advent calendar of sorts. You will notice that not every day has an event but that is because there are inevitably days when we are just too busy for much extra. I'll switch around the prompts if need be, or add a few more on down the road if we need them. 

The Classic Christmas line is full of vintage imagery and traditional Christmas colors, but I love how well it goes with my ballerina pink Carpe Diem. There's just something about sneaking in pink to your Christmas colorways. 

I placed some enamel dots and some snowflakes around the page to tie it all together. 

I love the cute little monthly box stickers that came in the Stickers pack. They make decorating a breeze! 

The buffalo plaid border stickers from the 12x12 Fundamentals Sticker sheet might be my favorite thing ever. I wish I had about a thousand of those to add throughout the month! 

So that is the beginning of documenting my December in my Carpe Diem. If you'd like to see more as the month progresses, follow me on Instagram @idocumentlife.


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Hi there!

It’s Shei on the blog today. I’m so happy to be back sharing two layouts.

Let’s get started!

For my first layout I used the cute and beautiful Gather Together collection.

As a background I used the Grateful Hearts paper (It’s so beautiful!). Then I glued a rectangular piece of white cardstock at the left side of the layout.

For my tittle I used the ABC from the Combo Cardstock Stickers of the Hello Fall collection and the word “thankful” from the Gather Together’s 6x12 stickers. So combining these two stickers sheets I wrote the romantic phrase: "I'm so thankful to share my life with you". 

At the side of the tittle I arranged a vertical strip of four pictures, one in color and the rest in black and white, of our feet above a carpet of leaves. I glued the color pic with some foam adhesive to accent it.

Next came the embellishing! For that I used a few stickers: feathers, flowers, leaves, acorns, etc. Also, I added the hearts’s frame that I cut from the 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Card Elements. Very fun and autumnal!



For my next layout I used this Thanksgiving/Fall themed collection again.

This time I used a white cardstock as a background and I placed some of the amazing Journaling Cards on it. 

In the middle of this project I added two small photos from some chocolate cupcakes that I baked inspired by the thanksgiving’s turkey. For that reason I have titled it "Sweet Turkey" using the ABC from the Combo Cardstock Stickers of the Hello Fall collection. 

It’s time for the funniest part: embellishing!! I spread some colorful hearts and fun phrases from the 6x12 stickers. Also, I cut the turkey and the three feathers from the 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Card Elements and I glued them with foam adhesive to give some dimension to the layout. Finally, I stained with ocher and orange paint around the layout. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post! I hope you enjoyed my layouts! See you next month!

Never stop smiling!  Kisses!!


Hey Everyone! This is Jennie with today’s pocket pages using the Gather Together Collection. I also used a few items from Hello Fall. These collections work great together because their colors are very similar.

I used the Bright Sn@p Letter Stickers to number some of the photos. That way I can journal about everything in one or two cards. This spread has a lot of nature photos with oranges and brown. The Gather Together Mini Kit’s Journaling Elements go perfect with them. It also has creams and tans so the layouts are not too darks. 

I used a Gather Together Journaling Card for my weekly title card. To write the title I used the Hello Fall Combo Cardstock Stickers. I love the font of these alphas. I also used Hello Fall Bits and Pieces.

I took a screenshot of this meme because Daylights Saving really does drive me crazy. I used this Piles of Smiles pattern because I needed something light to balance all the colors.

The Hello Fall 4x6 Stickers comes with a sheet that has lots fall related words and phrases. Since this right side is very photo heavy I added word stickers to all the photos in the middle row.

I needed an extra card to journal on. I liked this brown one but it was a bit dark so I used correction tape to draw a few lines. After I typed everything using my typewriter I distressed the corners.

I hope you enjoyed these pages! Don’t forget to document your Thanksgiving with the Gather Together Collection. It has turkeys! J



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Hey there!  Missy back with you to share two new layouts using the Gather Together Simple Set.  This collection is full of beautiful Fall colors and is centered around Thanksgiving Dinner.  However, there are several things that are versatile and allow you to take a different route.  I really don’t document Thanksgiving Dinner, so I created a few pages centered around family and thankfulness.  I’m very pleased with how they turned out, and I hope they give you some inspiration.  My first layout is about my two grandmothers.  They were both at my house for a birthday party a few months ago and they were holding hands and chatting.  It was the sweetest thing!  I started with some light kraft cardstock from my stash and a beautiful leaf cut file from the Just Nick store.  I used some Shimmerz Paints on the background using the packaging & splattering technique.  I used papers from the collection to back the leaves and arranged my photo where I wanted it. 

Here you can see the detail of the cut file, the patterned papers and some of the background work.  I machine stitched through all the leaf centers with gold thread for added detail.  For a smaller secondary title, I cut a sentiment from one of the patterned papers and embellished the corner of it with cute leaves from the sticker sheet.

Aren’t these Fall colors so beautiful together?  They have such a homey and comfortable feeling.  For my main title, I used coordinating alpha stickers from the Snap Bold pack.  Again, I stitched with gold thread and then added a red heart sticker and a few phrase stickers from the Hello Fall collection.

I added some tissue paper and patterned paper pieces behind my photo as well as some adhesive foam.  That gives it a little bit of dimension so I could easily add some tangled thread under it.

Here’s one final detail shot of everything.  I added some gold spray to the little dots on the leaves and added more of the same color on the background.


For my second layout, I used more photos of one of my grandmas and my daughter.  They were just hanging out on the couch, and I just had to document it.  For this page, I used another beautiful cut file from the Just Nick store.  I used white cardstock as my background and to cut the cut file.  I cut it again using the green patterned paper and then added it to just the leaves on the circle.  I used a very old small lined stencil and some Shimmerz Dazzlerz to create those sketchy lines.  I used a deep red color and a dark green to create some fun background texture.  Once that dried, I used some packaging again with Shimmerz sprays.  Once I got everything where I wanted it, I used some dark brown thread to stitch around the big circle.

Here you can see the awesome texture from the stencil and how pretty that cut file is.  I used the “thankful” sticker from the sticker sheet as my title and then added a few smaller stickers around the page, including some hearts.  I used some patterned paper pieces and tissue paper behind my photos.

I used a torn piece of the pretty plaid patterned paper (say that three times fast…haha) as a layer.  I love the color it brings!  Just like on my first page, I added some shiny gold stitching to added pops of shine.  I also added foam behind the photos.

I cut this group of hearts from one of the patterned papers, and this is where I added the gold stitching.  I wrote just a little bit of journaling and added my date stamp.

Here’s another look at the cut file detail.  I love how the leaves curled up because it gives it a little more of a realistic effect. 

I surely hope these gave you some inspiration on how to stretch a small collection and make it work for you.  I had a great time putting these together, and I hope you get some ideas from them!  Have a great day & Happy Thanksgiving!


Hey planner friends! It’s Meka here, interrupting your Thanksgiving prep to share with you my Carpe Diem setup for Thanksgiving week. I used the Gather Together Simple Set.  It includes a few 12x12 double sided papers, journaling cards to cut apart, and adorable themed cardstock stickers.

The journaling cards elements sheets has lot of bits you can use as pocket decoration. Use the cards as-is, or fussy cut around the elements to make them look like die cuts.

I used a scrap of paper as a cover for some coordinating page flags, and embellished with cardstock stickers.

I cut out a pie image from one of the journaling cards to use inside a mini shaker. The pie pic was fine on its own for the front.

The back of the image was just a solid color, so I decorated it with a phrase strip and another fussy cut slice of pie.  Add a little chunky glitter and voila! Okay, it’s not the smoothest execution if you look closely. But in this case, perfection is the thief of joy!

Thanksgiving evokes a warm and earthy image in my mind. The Gathered Together Simple Set has a more whimsical feel than I wanted this time around, so I mellowed things using watercolors. For my dashboard, I painted onto plain Planner Essentials A5 Basic Inserts grid paper as a foundation. I used paint and alphas to pull in the color teal—my favorite color contrast to the rich fall colors of orange, yellow, red, and brown. 

The gathered hearts in the top left corner and bottom right of the Thankful journaling block, as well as the layered leaves are all fussy cut from the journaling card elements.

My Thanksgiving week planner spread uses many of my favorite layout components—watercolor paint, stickers, doodles, and my own hand-lettering.


I wanted to stick with the motifs of the Gathered Together collection. So instead of diving into my beloved washi like I normally do, I cut strips of the Give Thanks and the Grateful Hearts 12x12 cardstock. I used it as faux washi to line the bottom of the page, the headers of the top row, and along the middle of the layout. I even snipped out page flag shapes to fool the eye.

I’m gonna run now and taste test the sweet potato pie before tomorrow’s dinner!  I hope you enjoyed my turkey week planner setup. Come say hi here on Instagram! And have a very happy, heartwarming Thanksgiving!


Hello friends!

I  have two layouts to share today,  which were created with the Gather Together Simple Set. Even though we Canadians have had our Thanksgiving under our belts (no pun intended) for some time now,  American Thanksgiving is just a few days away and so this is a perfect time for me to share pages that express Thankfulness and Gratitude.

Our family celebrated a very small and somewhat nontraditional Thanksgiving this year, as our older children could not make it home for the holiday.  We opted not to do a typical large meal, and spent the extra time doing fun activities and prepping more relaxed meals together.  We made the best of it and had fun, even though we missed our older boys, daughter in law and grandson terribly.

My first page documents how much we love to take fall nature walks and how my husband makes sure we all take this time to enjoy the fall colours, outdoors and time together each year.  I love that about him so much.


I was inspired to use a large, as in 12 inches tall, photo for my layout.  The only problem is I do not own a 12 x 12 printer, or 12 inch photo paper!  So I faked it, sort of.  Several years ago I shared a tutorial showing my readers the really cool effect of printing onto textured cardstock.  I thought I would revisit that technique so that I could create a photo that measures 4 x 12.  I printed it in both black & white and colour, and I love both, but for this page I opted for the black and white as you can see.  I did this because I wanted this story to be about gratitude and not the colours of Fall. The photo is not perfect, actually it is slightly grainy, but I really love that it has a sort of "aged" look.

I love this pretty heart paper and wanted it to feature heavily on my page, so I kept the other patterns to a minimum.  Then I created further impact with embellishments.

I used florals (mainly from the Hello Fall collection) and a few fussy cut feathers and other nature inspired stickers from the Gather Together Mini collection to create a beautiful cluster to the lower right side of my photo, it has such great impact!  My title is layered over the lower portion of my picture and I love the way it pops, and feeds into the embellishment cluster.


On the top right side of my page I added a spot to journal by cutting down a 3x4 cut apart card and adding embellishments around it.  It balances the first cluster really nicely.


For a last little bit of pop, I added a small cluster to the upper right of my photo, which completes my visual triangle.  I love that this page turned out pretty much exactly as I had imagined it!

For my next layout, I am focusing more on the food elements of the Gather Together mini collection.  As I was trying to decide what photo to scrapbook, I realized that I take many photos of food and not very many of us enjoying the food or the company at dinner - I think I need to change that! Anyway as I mentioned, we opted for a smaller non-traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, and if our youngest is choosing it is usually something to do with steak!

Once I decided on my background paper and the oh so pretty plaid as a secondary paper, my layout which features large and small focal areas, was also pretty much decided by the way I used the papers.

My main focal area includes my picture and title as well as a few embellishment clusters. Once again I pulled in a few flowery embellishments from the Hello Fall collection. I love the way these collections work so well together.

This smaller cluster at the bottom right of my page mimics my focal area, with the exception of the photo. I love the way this area turned out!  The pumpkin cluster was fussy cut from another sticker so it was missing some of the white border around it, I disguised this by doodling around the upper portion of it with a white pen.

I added one more small area to the right of my photo so that I could have a spot for my journalling, not to mention an excuse to use a few more sweet stickers!

I love the way this page turned out, although I do wish I had thought to add some machine stitching, but I think it is just fine without it.

Thanks so much for visiting today!



Hello Friends! Alexandra here with a brand new spread using The Reset Girl collection. This double page features two weeks instead of one. 

I balanced the black found in the pictures with some papers from Simple Stories The Reset Girl 12x12 Simple Basic Kit

 I printed the date on the gold foiled tag which comes from the Reset Girl Bits & Pieces.

 I printed my journaling in the form of strips so that they would stand out on the dark printed paper. That cute typewriter also comes from the Reset Girl Bits & Pieces.

and here is what our WEEK 44 looked like in Chi-Town. My husband has been a Cubs' fan all of his life so you can easily imagine he was and still is over the moon about their incredible win!


Hi planner friends! I’m back again to show you how I’m using the new Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection in my new Ivory Carpe Diem planner.
This new collection is so beautiful and it grasps everything that Winter is all about.  I stocked all of the pockets with the Winter Wonderland Bits n’ Pieces and matching Journaling card elements.  The cool blue colors and rustic wood details really pop against the Ivory Carpe Diem planner.
My planner was need of a new dashboard and the Winter Wonderland cardstock comes in so many beautiful prints and colors.  I used the Warm Winter Wishes cardstock as my background and added a few ephemera pieces  and enamel dots from the same collection.
For the weekly spread, I was really excited that the Winter Wonderland has its own washi tape to match and I used all three of the tapes on the pages.  I added some stickers from the 4x6 Winter Wonderland collection and used a few Posh collection page flags at the top for more color.
I’m very excited to finally be able to use the Winter Wonderland collection and the timing is perfect as snow is finally here.  I hope you enjoy a peek inside of my Ivory Carpe Diem planner and have lots of fun with this beautiful collection!


Hello!  It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing layouts I created with the new Mistletoe Kisses collection!  I always appreciate a Christmas line that has non-traditional colors and Mistletoe Kisses hits the target!  The soft blues and pinks with hints of red and green are perfect for your fun holiday themed projects!  I'm one of those moms that tries to do separate scrapbooks for my kids so many times I'm scrapping the same photo twice!  Mistletoe Kisses has great colors for your favorite girl!
For my first layout, "Believe", I combined pieces of the B sides of Holly Jolly and HO HO HO on white cardstock.  To add a pop of color, I cut a strip of Christmas Magic and adhered it to the top of my page. A little stitching with my sewing machine finished my background! I then used cards from the 4x6 Horizontal Elements under my photo; this is a great way to utilize the journaling cards if you aren't going to save them for a mini album or pocket scrapbook!  
How adorable are these trees?  I used the multi-colored chipboard tree along with two of the die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack!  I then added a heart and sentiment sticker found on the Combo Cardstock Sticker Sheet to one of the trees! 

I love the large variety of Simple Stories Cut Files found in the Silhouette shop!  For my title, I cut the "Believe" script from white cardstock.  I also added one of the cute typed sentiments found in the Bits and Pieces as well as strips of coordinating washi tape!  
New to the Simple Stories collections are roller stamps!  Here, I used the Classic Christmas Roller Stamp to stamps 'peace.love.joy' above my date; this stamp includes twelve different phrases to choose from! 
I love this string of lights included on the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet!  I adhered it to the top corner of my page to add some depth!  And note the silver foil accent which gives the embellishments extra shine!  
​For my next layout, "Night Before Christmas", I again used white cardstock as my background. What can I say? I love white!  :) I cut my cardstock down to 11x11 and adhered it to the B Side of Oh What Fun. Using a snowflake background from the Silhouette shop (again cut in white cardstock), I lightly misted with pink and light blue spray ink.   Once dry, I added stitching around the edge of my page using my sewing machine. 
Here is a close up of the misted background! I added a few of the coordinating Enamel Dots some of the centers of the snowflakes.  
​Even with the mini collections, you still have many different embellishments to choose from!  I happen to love them all and often cluster my elements together!  Here, I used a journaling spot and die cut snowflakes from the Bits and Pieces pack!  The chipboard snowman is adorable, too!  
I also love the variety of sentiment stickers on the Combo Cardstock Sticker sheet!  Here, I used one as my title along with a cute light bulb and Enamel Dots!  The "it's a wonderful life" sentiment is from the Classic Christmas 4x6 Sticker Sheet set! 
One of my favorite new embellishment are the Decorative Clips!  They are perfect to add to the top of your photo or at the top of a page in a mini album!  
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the beautiful Christmas collections as well as many more on the Simple Stories Products Page! Have a great day!



Hope you have your warm coats and boots out!  My projects today are going to transport you to a winter wonderland!  Just briefly so I guarantee you will survive!


Have you seen the new Mistletoe Kisses collection?  It is a perfect collection for documenting Christmas in a non-traditional color way or document fun in the snow, like I did with both of my layouts.  For my first project, the green polka dot paper was a little to bold for my snowy photos, so I white washed my trees with a little white paint.  This technique toned down the green and helped spotlight my photos.  Remember a while back when Simple Stories paired up with Just Nick?  Well, I ordered this Bare Tree  cut file.  I used it for a Halloween layout then, and now for a winter layout.   I did cut two different size trees.



The title of my layout is quite small.  I centered it on the two photos, helping to bring your eye directly there.  



Here is a closeup of the trees.  You can see the white paint.  After my layout was completely put together, I added a touch of white pearl pen where I thought the snow would fall on the trees.  



I used the pearl pen to add random snowflakes too.





This photo was after our long walk in the snow on my previous layout.  We got back and my boy collapsed to the ground.  Totally intentional and lots of fun.  Since these will be in my photo album together, I wanted to use the same collection to have them blend.  When I saw the red cursive looking stickers on the Combo Sticker sheet, I new I wanted to create a great title.  Isn't funny how both of my projects are the same collection, look nothing alike, yet still blend?  This one is definitely brighter than the first!



These trees are completely adorable!  Although they have decorations and patterns on them, they still work.  Even with a touch of PINK!  



Here is another cut file I had ordered from Just Nick a month or so back.  It is cute for fall, cut from woodgrain or as a reindeer for winter.  I just love it and will use it over and over.  He is adorable cut from stripes.



Thank you for taking a look.


Hello friends! Brenda Smith here with you today with a pocket page made using Hello Fall. I love how versatile this collection is. This is my third pocket page spread I’ve made with it and I feel like all are different, varied looks. 

I made this page as a summary of sorts for our Fall. I didn’t go too in depth with my journaling because most of these stories will be told on other pages, but I always like to have summary pages to look back on in my albums, not to mention they're just fun to make!

When making pages that summarize an event or season, I start by picking out all of my favorite photos from that time period. Then I edit the pictures, keeping in mind that tonally, the pictures all have to work together on the same page. I place them into a folder and look them over for a few minutes and mull over the story ideas I have in my head. Ultimately, the photos that are chosen are usually the ones that best illustrate the stories. 

Whenever I’m feeling like I need to change things up in my pocket pages because I’m getting bored, I’ll try a different page protector with different photo sizes. It’s been a while since I’ve gone square and I love this protector that has slots for six 4x4 cards and/or photos while still allowing me to use my beloved 3x4”. 

I minimally embellished in an attempt to let the photos and stories speak for themselves. On my regular pages, I usually embellish quite a bit because I enjoy the process but I know that it occasionally detracts from the photos. Here, I printed my photos large and hardly covered any parts of them. 

To keep this spread bright and airy, I strayed away from too many dark cards or papers. I gravitated toward the white/cream patterned papers so that I could get a little visual interest in my spread without overwhelming it. This is a good trick to try if you’re having problems getting the colors in your photos to go with the colors of your supplies. 

Little details like stamped dates and sentiments take only a little time but can add a lot to your spreads. 

Have you been creating with Hello Fall? If you share on Instagram, use the hashtag #sshellofall so we can come see what everyone else is making! 



Hello everyone! Today I have two fun Fall layouts to share using the gorgeous Hello Fall collection, which is one of my favorite Fall collections of all time! I love the colors and patterns so much, but I'm pretty sure I say that about every Simple Stories collection.

For my first layout, I used the Celebrate Fall patterned paper. I thought the big leaf was so fun and unique, and wanted to do something special with it. I used embroidery floss to stitch string art throughout the leaf. String art stitching is easy! I poked holes around my shape and stitched the outline. Then I went back and randomly crisscrossed the thread until the entire part of the leaf was covered. Once I had the leaf background, it was time to add a photo. We recently went to the pumpkin patch, and I had a picture just perfect for the page!

I didn't want to cover too much of the background because I loved the way the string-art stitching turned out. I added a few die-cuts and chipboard pieces, and a title from the ephemera pack. Super fun!

For my next layout, I used a giant title. The "Pick of the Patch" phrase was inspired by a sticker in this collection!
I cut the welded letters from my Silhouette Cameo, and backed each one with a different pattern, I placed them at an angle on my page, and added two small photos in the middle. I embellished with chipboard and die-cut flowers, as well as a few other bits and pieces. I created a border of word stickers at the top and bottom of each page. No layout of mine is complete without word and phrase stickers!

I had so much fun celebrating fall with the Hello Fall collection! Now I'll be ready for the Christmas Season and Christmas layouts. Thanks for joining me today!


Hello November..Violet here, today I would like to share How I used the Posh Doc it journal and Hello Fall collection to make a list for my Thanksgiving Dinner.

I started by gathering all the embellishments that I wanted to use. I water colored the pages to add some color and make it more fall looking and It's relaxing too. 

I grabbed two cards from the Hello Fall Snap Pack and glued them down and then added washi tape. The Blue, Orange, yellow and whites florals are perfect for this layout. I added demension by adding bits and pieces, stickers, Enamel Dots and Bradz. Once all that was complete I couldn't wait to write down my List. 

I also wanted to make sure I didn't lose my place in the journal, when heading to the grocery store, therefore, I decided to make a corner planner bookmark for my Doc it journal. 

Now I can safely tuck it back into my Ivory Carpe Diem planner and take it out when needed. I appreciate and adore the conveniency of being able to do that. And can we all just take a minute, to just stare at the Gold writing...Love!

Thank you everyone who took the time to stop by the blog. It will be a very busy next couple of months, but I am Thankful for it and thankful to be able to stay organized in the best planners out there! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving..Till next time, happy planning.


Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today with more Hello Fall layout inspiration. Fall is hands down my favorite season, when all the trees are in full color and my favorite pumpkin spice coffee returns. I don't think I am alone there though ... my niece looks like she definitely enjoys those colorful Autumn leaves too. This layout is titled 'I Love Fall'

I used a chevron background digital cut file from Creative Scrappers. I like it for my Fall pictures because those chevrons help mimic the movement of falling leaves. A little machine stitching over them creates some texture too. I added some fun fall phrase stickers from the combo sticker sheet.
I love the look of pure joy on my niece's face as she is tossing leaves into the air. A JustNick circle frame, cut from woodgrain paper found in the Sn@p Basics pack, and leaf die cuts frame my photo.
A combination of stickers and bits and pieces die cuts make up my title.
My second layout; 'This Makes Him Happy', documents something my nephew likes to do in the Fall, deer hunting using his bow. 
Arrows from a JustNick Studios digital cut file are lined up on my background paper, another woodgrain paper from the Sn@p Basics pack. I love these woodgrain papers with the Hello Fall collection!

 A 3x4 journal card helps express his love of Fall too. I used more masculine embellishments here in my clusters, like the chipboard woodpile and bits and pieces corn stalk.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!