Hi Simple Stories fans Rebecca here! I LOVE Halloween. My kids LOVE Halloween. They are both still on the young side, so cutesy is the mainstay for their costumes. And that's ok with me! I featured two pictures of them in their costumes and went with a SIMPLE color block design.

When I am creating a color block layout, I pretend like I am dealing with a jigsaw puzzle and start with one piece that I know from the beginning where it is going to be. For this layout it was this un-matted photo.

I am not really big into measuring and rulers so I just do quick checks on the basics. The photo was 5" tall so I cut a piece of patterned paper to that height. Then I eye ball how much room I want inbetween the two pieces and how wide I want it to be (remembering to have a border around the whole page).

That block ended up housing a smaller matted photo. From there it is pretty easy to have two long blocks one for the top and one for the bottom.

Finally I used some Simple Stories Bits and Pieces, Brads, Cardstock Stickers and Chipboard stickers.

So if you are a Halloween fanatic like my family, you will definitely want to get every bit of Simple Stories Frankie and Friends and start having fun!

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Hi everybody ! It's Mindi here with you today. I am very excited to be sharing a Life Documented layout using the Sweater Weather collection. Here is a look at both pages. 

I just love this collection, with its rich colors, fall inspired pieces, and it's wood grained patterned paper. It has definitely left me dreaming, yearning, and wishing for all things fall. Especially since it's still very hot (105+) here and the kids are swimming daily.

Here is my title card. I left it fairly simple, using the chipboard banner sticker as a focal point. 

A close up of one of the journaling cards. I started out with the chipboard stickers that spell out fall, doodling around it with a pen to make it pop. 

One of my favorite things about fall is the changing colors. The trees were starting to turn colors this particular week and I made sure to stop and snap a photo. 

I printed out my photo of the tree in color as a base for this pocket. I took some vellum and cut it down to 4x6 to go on top. I didn't want to hide the whole photo so I took the vellum piece and punched a 3" hole in the middle. I used my pen around the edge of the circle to draw attention to the colors of the tree. Then I layered it with some die cuts from the Bits and Pieces set and some enamel dots. Love those things !

Here is the second page. 

Some close ups.

I saw this card on the sheet of 4x6 cards and knew that it would make a great frame. I carefully cut out the middle and placed it on top of my printed journaling. I used some of the die cuts from the Bits and Pieces set and some of the chipboard stickers as well to embellish. 

One of the ways that I like to maximize my "space" on my pocket page layouts is to use the empty space in a photo. This particular week I had a lot of photos and stories that I wanted to add to my pages. This photo of my son in his pilgrim hat was perfect to help me solve my space problem. I added the journaling right on top of the photo. I decided to print my journaling onto a strip of vellum for a see through look.  

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Hi Angella here to share with you a mini book made with the new Legacy collection

I do love creating mini books about memories, and I find that the 4x6 Vertical Element papers are great for creating my little mini books, all the guess work is done!

I don’t know about you but sometimes I take more time picking the papers then I do creating.

The colours in the Legacy collection are great for all your heritage memories, this mini book is about my mum's story growing up in the Australian Outback! And I love how all the elements in the 4x6 fit in with the era. 

The Bits and Pieces in Legacy are great embellishments on your pages, to give that extra touch.

I like to mat my  fundamental stickers and fussy cut them a lot, as it gives me the option to adhere with pop dots for extra dimension. 

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Hi  Wendy here today :) 

Here in FL where there is no Autumn I had this picture of the one tree that dropped its leaves (in January).  Since my photo was so pitiful I had to rely on the amazing journaling cards in the new Sweater Weather collection to carry the layout.  To do this I also framed the card to add some more weight/interest.  I embellished the area further with leaves falling (wishful thinking) and some flower bits & pieces.

To further add interest to my sad Autumn page, I started with the sticker "Count your Blessings" at the top of the page and finished with some stickers and die-cuts beside my page, "even when they don't fall" 

Some sewing and enamel dots added texture on my page giving me a perfect Autumn page, even without pictures to prove the story!

This layout was built because of all the fun pieces in this collection.  I loved the die-cuts and brads and the cute foxes; perfect for our little boy!  I loved the red and black floral pieces, but they were too intense for my layout, but by using the woodgrain as the base I was able to use smaller portions of my other colors.  I then lined up my journaling card and insta squares and filled in with the various bits and pieces that matched my theme.  

The layout came together really quick as Simple Stories thought of everything you could want in this collection.

I love the enamel dots that are now a part of the collections, but how do you get them in the perfect location?  Here's a little trick I found, grab a few wooden veneer pieces and scatter them.  

Then when you are happy with your scattering that is natural since you didn't have to place them, remove the veneers one at a time and put your dot.

As you can see on this version, the base of my layout is complete, but my layout feels empty and unbalanced on the bottom, so...

add some lines and put in your journaling!  It is an easy way to include the who, what, where, when of a layout and it doesn't have any weight, but can balance the empty areas of a layout!

I have one more layout using Sweater Weather on my blog and some more fun journaling tips, http://antenucci.blogspot.com, see you there!

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Aloha everyone! Heather's here on the blog today and I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii. I was eager to jump in and start scrapping our vacation photos with the Good Day Sunshine collection. The rainbow of colors and the gradients just epitomize the bright, sunny days we spent on the beach. We were lucky enough to spent our second week in Hawaii with friends who live there. They took us to all the local stops, which included secluded beaches that we had to ourselves, like Makalawena. My oldest daughter claims that the sand is "angel soft" and she couldn't be more right.  It was the perfect sand for drip castles...

I was looking at this collection and I knew I wanted to scrap these photos with it but I didn't have a design in mind. As I was looking through all the great pieces of the collection, I was drawn to the SN@P! Pockets and SN@P! Cards. They inspired this offset grid design and it all just fell into place.

The cards are great by themselves but it's a fun part of the creative process to dress them up. I also cut little strips to use as a border on the top, bottom and left. I added enamel dots to add some dimension.

This cute little journaling card fits perfectly in the SN@P pocket. Simple Stories is just cool like that!  You can also see the "HELLO" SN@P! Cut card. I love that it has the word pre-cut. You can leave it as it or do what I did and back it with solid or pattern paper. I added a die cut and sticker on top to dress it up a little more.

So who else is scrapping their summer photos with me? Are you doing individual layouts, a mini album, Pocket Pages or something else? I have a gagillion photos from this trip so I think I will do a combo of individual layouts mixed with Pocket Pages but I'd love to know what you are doing. 

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Hello Everyone! It's Kristine Davidson here today with a Life Documented post using the NEW Sweater Weather Collection.  In my previous posts I shared with you that I would document 2012 and I'm happy to say I'm right on schedule! As for 2014 that's another story. Today, I'm sharing the month of September 2012.

The first page of this spread is a simple one. I added a picture of our home with the glow of the sunset. We have really beautiful sunsets here and it's something i want to remember.
I used quite a few of the 3x4 cards from the Elements page. It was easy to use by simply cutting up the entire sheet and using the cards for journaling or filler cards.

We constantly have deer in our yard. This day in September was special because i  was walking down to our basement and this face was literally staring at me!
I also added a currently page to document a few things that I never took pictures of.

Layering Bits & Pieces is something I love to do on my spreads. Adding one on top of the other and maybe adding a brad is a great little added touch without the bulk.

I added a little tag from the Bits and Pieces pack and cut out from the 2x2 4x4 Element sheet a few elements such as So Very Grateful and the maple leaf.

We were in Ottawa and i thought this was a great way to add that Canadian Symbol!  

I used a 4x3 picture on my top card. I cut it in half, added some elements and created a little mini layout that fit in my 4x6 pocket.

The bottom card I used tons of little stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet and added a brad, enamel dots and a piece of chipboard to finish off. I love that I could use up some stickers and it makes a cute card!

For my Life Documented 2012 album I am using the 6x8 Sn@p! Leather Album in black. The sturdiness, metal corner accents, and stitch details are fantastic features to this album but I really like the fact that it's timeless and because they are so well built will endure the  many years to come.   

I used two varieties of inserts for this monthly spread - in the 6x8" size featuring 3x4" and 3x4"/ 4x6. The Sn@p pocket pages come in a variety that you can add to your album. PERFECT for any project!

I hope you enjoyed my LIFE DOCUMENTED post today !

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Hey there Simple fans, Nancy here with a little summer sparkle as the season starts to wind down. I based this layout on one of my favorite items in the Good Day Sunshine line - the ombre patterned papers. This pretty pink was the perfect mat for this photo of my niece that really shows her 'sparkle'. It's my nickname for her and the inspiration behind the sequin sunburst. 

The design is mostly clean and simple allowing the sequins and photos to shine. The cluster on is made up of layers of an envelope and tag from the DIY collection and die cuts from the Good Day Sunshine collection.

The colors in the photo are highlighted by placing it on a similarly shaded transparency. Adding two simple matching embellishments adds some texture and a punch of color to this corner.

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Hi everyone! Nichol here today with a layout and card celebrating summer sunshine. I thought it would be fun to create a couple of projects using sunshine icons. I love adding sunshine shapes to my projects, whether it be scrapbook page layouts or cards. There are tons of ways to use them and so many of the Simple Stories Collections showcase sunshine icons in one way or another. I'm using sunshine designs from the Summer SN@P! Set for both of my projects today however Good Day Sunshine and the Summer Paradise Simple Set are two recent collections which feature sunshine elements as well.

For my layout I combined 12x12 patterned papers from the DIY Boutique and Say Cheese collections. I love how easy it is to mix and match the paper designs from the Simple Stories collections! I drew several circles in the Silhouette Cameo Software and used the offset button to create approximately 1/4" outer circle for each. I then cut the larger (offset) circle shapes from the Say Cheese text paper and cut the smaller circle from the other Say Cheese black tone-on-tone patterned paper. When these two papers are layered together it provides a lovely "frame" to pop some of the Summer Sn@p! cards behind!

I embellished these circles with stickers and brads.

I printed a 6x8 photo collage and trimmed the top row apart from the rest to split above and below the 4x6 Summer Sn@p! Card I used for the title of my page. I added thin patterned paper strips from the DIY Boutique 6x6 Paper Pad above and below the journaling card and layered a couple of the DIY Collection Office Journal Layers around the title card.

I finished the page with a few phrase stickers on top of some of the photos in the collage and a strip of the tone-on-tone black paper along the right edge adorned with brads.

To create the "hey there sunshine" card I first used a manual die cutting machine and some steel rule dies from my collection to die cut several of the 4x6 Summer SN@P! Set journaling cards with the hexagon background shape. I cut the design again from some smooth white cardstock, matted the "frame" on a piece of cardstock trimmed to the same size as the hexagon background and started replacing the "inside" hexagon shapes using the colorful patterns. This creates a wonderful inlay style background!

I die cut a 3x4 journaling card with a banner die for the "greeting" of my card and adorned the sunshine with some glasses stickers and glued some fun wiggle eyes inside the glasses.

I trimmed a thin strip from one if the other cards to adhere along the top of the banner, layered another die cut banner made from vellum behind and wrapped some pretty twine around the top, tying it into a bow. I stapled the two banners together at the top and secured them to the card.

Easy, bright and FUN!

Want to see how I put both of these sunshine-y projects together? Check out the video below:

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Hi there!  Layle here with you today :)

Today I'm back with another Fan Focus Friday

We have so many great Simple Stories fans out there that we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the work shared with us. 

So, here goes!

This month, let me introduce you to Kirsteen Young.  I found Kirsteen recently after she had tagged a few projects with #simplestories on Instagram and couldn't wait to share them here with you!

Hello, I'm Kirsteen and I live on the east coast of Scotland in the UK with my husband and our two little boys; Jack (5) and Noah (1). I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years and cannot imagine a life without papers, stickers and double sided sticky tape. I am blessed with two sons, two goddaughters, four nieces and a nephew and I have a scrapbook (or two) on the go for each and every one of them. They are all age 7 and under so I was delighted with the new Simple Stories baby collections, as you can imagine I have A LOT of baby photos.

My first page started with the Hello Baby 4x6 card 'so many of my smiles begin with you' (with such a smiley photo how could it not?!). I really wanted to go to town on this page as it was the first page I scrapped for my youngest niece, Nia (only 4 months old). I added stickers, chipboard, some ephemera pieces and enamel dots.

My second page was a little bit of a labour of love but I think it was worth it. And it turns out hand stitching is quite therapeutic. I picked out some of my favourite 3x4 Baby Girl SN@P! cards and attached them to a sheet of 12x12 cardstock using double sided sticky tape (just a small piece in the middle of the card otherwise you end up trying to stitch through sticky tape which is messy - I know!). I then hand stitched all the cards using different shades of pink thread. Lastly I added some SN@P! stickers to my page. Hand stitching aside, it was a really simple page to make.

The final page I am sharing with you today was inspired my Nichol's blog post Hello Baby Layouts with Insta Squares. I borrowed two of Nichol's design elements from her pages - the tone on tone elephants and the layered chipboard cloud, moon and stars.

You can find me on Instagram or on my blog Life in the Craft Lane. I am also part of the social media and creative team for an online scrapbook store in the UK - Craft Island. I sometimes post as Craft Island on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks so much for sharing your great projects with us Kirsteen - I love them all, but especially your layout with all of the hand stitching!! 

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Howdy friends, Layle here :) 

Great news, the Hello Baby Project Idea Sheets are now available for download! 

Project Idea Sheets are free, downloadable project idea sheets with step by step instructions for both a 12x12 layout as well as a two page pocket page spread.   Beginning with our last few releases and going forward, you can now look forward to Project Idea Sheets with each of our new collections!

Simply click on the link below for your free download & enjoy!

Hello Baby Project Idea Sheets Free Download

Visit the Project Downloads section of our website to download Project Idea Sheets from our past collections.  Did you know we also have free, downloadable Simple Inspiration eBooks for each of our newer collections as well?  You can see those in the Project Downloads section of our website as well!

To see more projects using our Hello Baby collection, visit our Hello Baby Pinterest board here!

Hello there everyone! Donna here with you as your host for the blog today, and I don’t know about you, but I can hardly believe that summer is almost over! Honestly, since we homeschool, life doesn’t change all that much when the school year ends. But keeping three little boys occupied in the summer months means that I don’t have all that much time for scrapbooking. Still, I get a bit antsy when I don’t make time to create. When I do get some time to scrapbook I try to keep it simple, and today I have two easy summertime layouts to share with you.

We’ve had a lot of fun this summer with our Zoku pop maker and ice cream machine. Sam is always up for a sweet frozen treat and my first layout is all about him:

He’s enjoying a bowl of homemade honey ice cream. It was so delicious, if you can’t tell from the photos. He loved it so much he was practically licking the bowl!

I used one of the decorative polaroid-style frames from the Bit & Pieces ephemera pack to highlight the photo of him giggling. I also used a square from the Insta-Squares pack to balance the photo collection. A few pops of pattern and color, from the paper and stickers strips along the bottom of the page, add fun to the page, but keep the focus of the layout on these funny pictures. These were taken just before he got a haircut and so you can see that his hair is a little wild too. But, I think it’s cute!

Next up is a layout I made of my two oldest boys and a yearly summertime ritual. Our neighbor has several lemon trees in her backyard and their branches extend just a tad over onto our side of the fence. The boys love to collect lemons for me to use in my cooking (or making lemonade or lemon bars).

Again, I’ve kept the layout very simple; just a trio of photos, a few strips of pattern paper and a smattering of stickers and brads to embellish the page.

The title for this layout is a bit tongue-in-cheek because the truth is that our neighbor lets them collect as many lemons as they want. And believe me, they collect quite a few lemons! In the summer I never have to buy lemons at the grocery store since they keep me well stocked.

Both of today’s layouts feature multiple photographs, but I kept the layouts simple with a focus on the photos by using either a grid or ledger background. I finished the designs by adding colorful strips of paper and embellishments from the Good Day Sunshine Collection. And now I have two happy layouts documenting some of our summer fun!

Have you found time to document your summer memories? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. As always, thank you for stopping by!

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Hi everyone! Allison here with a Life Documented layout using the Under the Stars collection. I've also got another sketch that combines traditional scrapbooking with the SN@P! Pocket Pages.

You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here.

The left side of the sketch is a traditional style of scrapbook layout while the right page uses photos and cards with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 10.

Here is my layout based on the sketch:

About three weeks ago I went on one crazy road trip! There was one RV, four adults, two teenagers, a nine-year-old, a six-year-old, and we traveled over 4,000 miles through eight different states. I said at the beginning that it was going to be either a complete disaster or the best road trip ever. It ended up being a little bit of both but it was, without a doubt, an adventure that I'll never forget.

I first saw the Under the Stars collection about the same time that we started planning our road trip. I knew, even before I had snapped a single photo, that this would be the collection I wanted to use!

Before we took off on our road trip adventure, I requested that we all line up in front of the RV and take a group selfie. This was the beginning of documenting almost everything we did along the road. It ended up being so much fun trying to come up with different ways to do these pictures at all the different places we visited. I couldn't wait to get all of these pictures together and make a layout with them!

With this sketch, the simple design on the left page was ideal for these photos. The photos have so much going on in them with eight people and the scenery so I didn't want it to be overwhelming with too much going on around the photos.

I numbered each photo and added a short description of the location of where the photo was taken.

For the right page I used a combination of cards and photos with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 10. I use this Pocket Page design often for my Instagram photos! I used each square pocket with a photo.

I did the same labeling for the photos as I did on the left page with the numbers and location on each photo.

We spent the last few hours of our trip planning out our final group selfie, back at home at our starting point. We all look so happy and excited in our first photo and we thought it would be funny to do the opposite on our return. Everyone is fighting and going crazy! I'm sure our neighbors thought we were insane! It ended up being a fun photo and a goofy end to our adventure!

I used 3x4 cards in each of the 3x4 pockets and accented them with photos and embellishments.

A lot of times I like use smaller photos on the 3x4 cards. It's a fun way to add in some detail photos of an event and in this case a photo of our RV.

The cute little camper is exactly why I couldn't wait to use this collection with these photos! I add the "hello adventure" sticker to the card.

This piece was actually cut down from a 4x6 card. I added the photos and a few tree stickers to finish it.

I'm using the 12x12 SN@P! faux leather album in black for all of my Life Documented layouts. I love the beautiful construction and details! I also used the 12 x 12 SN@P! Pocket Pages, Design 10 from the Variety Pack. I often use different styles of Pocket Pages and since the Variety Pack has so many great options and designs, I have a lot to choose from!

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Thanks sooooo much for joining us this past week for our 2014 Summer Release Reveal!  We hope you enjoyed seeing all of our new products!  Legacy, Cozy Christmas, Sweater Weather & Frankie and Friends begin shipping to retailers mid August and our new Circle Photo Crops, SN@P! Sets and DIY Christmas begin shipping mid September, so it won't be long before you can snatch up these new collections!!

So, we have LOTS of giveaways to announce from our reveal week - a whopping 18 to be exact!!!  Here goes!

Legacy
Blog - Amy Kersten
Instagram - @m_pastoor
Pinterest - Betty & Jay Weaver

Cozy Christmas
Blog - CallyAnn Cornwell
Instagram - @cherylahutcherson
Pinterest - Kelly Carden

Sweater Weather
Blog - Miriam Prantner
Instagram - @tashaslife
Pinterest - Cutiephinphin

Frankie and Friends
Blog - Lisa Woodward Peeples
Instagram - @ginaegg
Pinterest - Dorina Denton

DIY Christmas
Blog - Leanne Price Heern
Instagram - @memoriesbymanda
Pinterest -

SN@P!
Blog -Vickie Bennett Farrow
Instagram - @traupman
Pinterest - Janetta Zeimetz

Thanks everyone for playing!  If you are one of the lucky winners and did not receive an email from me, please send an email to me at layle@simplestories.com with your full name and mailing address so we can ship your package!  

Howdy howdy!  Layle back with you again today; welcome to the 6th and final day of our Summer 2014 Reveal Week.  Holy cow, have there been some awesome new products so far this week or what?! 

if you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our DIY Design It Yourself Christmas collection here.  Be sure to check back with us tomorrow if you've been following along all week - tomorrow I'll be back to announce the winners from all of the giveaways, so you won't want to miss it! 

Today brings several additions to our SN@P! line of products. 

Earlier this year, we introduced Photo Crops - they make cropping your photos easier than ever!  You simply lay the opaque template over your photo, position and then cut.  You guys, I kid you not, I use these EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I scrapbook!  We know there are lots of you that love our Photo Crops just as much as I do because we keep selling out of them!  So I have some good news...... Circle Photo Crops are coming!! 

In addition to the Circle Photo Crops, we have 4 brand new SN@P! Sets coming out as well!

 

 

 

With the Say Cheese SN@P! Set, we took our favorites from the SUPER popular Say Cheese collection and reformulated it into the SN@P! Set format of 3x4 and 4x6 cards, sticker sheets and Insta Squares & Pieces.  Some aspects of the set are the same as what you might have picked up in the original Say Cheese collection and there are a few ALL NEW things as well, including the 4 sticker sheets and the Insta Squares & Pieces! 

So, what do you think about what you see here today?  Can I get a 'whoop whoop'?! 

The new Circle Photo Crops and the SN@P! Sets are shipping to retailers mid September, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on these new goodies!

How about a chance to win a the 4 SN@P! Sets AND a set of the new Circle Photo Crops of your very own, begore you can buy them?!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you you've seen today excites you the most -

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Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the images in this post, name your pin Simple Stories New SN@P!, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win the new Circle Photo Crops AND all 4 new SN@P! Sets before you can buy them!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 3rd, 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 today's release!

Welcome!  Layle back with you again today for Day 5 of our Summer 2014 Reveal Week!  I hope you've had fun so far this week following along as we introduce a new collection each day. 

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our first ever Halloween collection, Frankie and Friends, here.  Be sure to check back with us one more time tomorrow for our last day of our Reveal Week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Earlier this year, we introduced DIY Design it Yourself and DIY Boutique collections.  They were such a huge hit that we did it again with DIY Christmas

DIY Christmas with Design it Yourself greeting cards, journaling elements, gift tags, pockets, treat bags, home decor & so much more - it's your 'go to' crafting holiday collection this season!!

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The sentiments stickers have 4 colors each of two different designs; this makes it great for creating multiples of the same project!

The Tags and Twine include just what you need for all of your gift wrapping needs - tags, twine and label stickers!

Fun, right?!!  In addition to the foundations, layers and embellishments, we're also introducing some super new products to make your holidays a little more fun!

 

 

The Bunting Banner is a self contained kit.  It includes the twine, clothespins and die cut pieces all in one compact package to create your own holiday banner!

Of course, we also have DIY Christmas paper to go along with everything you've seen so far!

By the way - the Merry Christmas strip you see on this layout is actually one of the Label Wraps! 

So there you have it, DIY Christmas!

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we shot a short video in our showroom to show you - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at DIY Christmas as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to enter for a chance to WIN it before you can buy it!

DIY Christmas begins shipping to retailers mid September, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a DIY Christmas prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about DIY Christmas  -

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

That's 2 chances to win a DIY Christmas goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 3rd, 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 DIY Christmas!

And remember, today is only Day 5 of 6 fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 6 for the reveal of our new SN@P! Sets and a super useful new tool! 

Well hello there!  Layle back with you again today for Day 4 of our Summer 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our fall collection, Sweater Weather, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to our first ever Halloween collection, Frankie and Friends

Sppoktacular and haunting fun; treat yourself to Frankie and Friends this October thirty-one!

So there you have it - Frankie and Friends!

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we shot a short video at the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Event last week to show you Frankie and Friends - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Frankie and Friends as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to enter for a chance to WIN it before you can buy it!

Frankie and Friends begins shipping to retailers mid August, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Frankie and Friends prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Frankie and Friends  -

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

That's 2 chances to win a Frankie and Friends goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 3rd, 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 Frankie and Friends!

And remember, today is only Day 4 of 6 fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 5 for the reveal of DIY Christmas - you're going to LOVE it!!

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 3 of our Summer 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our holiday collection, Cozy Christmas, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 3rd of our new Summer Release collections - Sweater Weather.

Get comfy with Sweater Weather!  Relish in the crisp days of fall in style with warm colors and harvest patterns and record your autumn memories with Sweather Weather!

So there you have it - Sweater Weather!

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we shot a short video at the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Event last week to show you Sweater Weather - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Sweater Wether as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to enter for a chance to WIN Sweater Weather before you can buy it!

Sweater Weather begins shipping to retailers mid August, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Sweater Weather prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Sweater Weather  -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

That's 2 chances to win a Sweater Weather goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 3rd, 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 Sweater Weather!

And remember, today is only Day 3 of 6 fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 4 for the reveal of Frankie and Friends!

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 2 of our Summer 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our first brand new collection, Legacy, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 2nd of our new Summer Release collections - Cozy Christmas.

Jingle all the way and deck the halls with Cozy Christmas!  Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year!

 

So there you have it - Cozy Christmas!  Did you see those SN@P! Recipe Binder Pages and Recipe Cards there at the end?!  They were so wildly popular when we first introduced Recipe Binder Pages and Recipe Cards with Homespun that we just knew we HAD to do them for Cozy Christmas as well!   Wouldn't they just make the best Holiday Favorites Recipe Book?  My mouth is just watering thinking about it!

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we shot a short video at the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Event last week to show you Cozy Christmas - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Cozy Christmas as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to enter for a chance to WIN Cozy Christmas before you can buy it!

Cozy Christmas begins shipping to retailers mid August, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Cozy Christmas prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Cozy Christmas  -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

That's 2 chances to win a Cozy Christmas goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 3rd, 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 Cozy Christmas!

And remember, today is only Day 2 of 6 fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 3 for the reveal of Sweater Weather!

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