Hello! Teri here today, and I'm here with another Life Documented project. I'm pumped to share with you a few pages I made with the Good Day Sunshine collection.

I recently went to Utah for the annual Editorial Board meeting for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. I'm one of the magazine's Go-to Gals. Once a year, me and the other Go-to Gals go to Utah to meet with the editors to review the last year's worth of issues and brainstorm ideas for the next year's worth of publications.

Good Day Sunshine was the perfect collection to use to document my adventure because it's just such a fun, happy collection! Even though the purpose of my trip was business, there was a lot of fun involved. We got to explore Park City, visit some scrapbooking businesses and even spend some time crafting together. Plus we got to spend a lot of time hanging out with each other, which was the best part! 

One of my favorite elements on this page is the Smile SN@P! card. I used my trusty, old-fashioned typewriter to type "(You are in Utah!)" on a strip of cardstock and cover up the "It's Summer" phrase that appears under the Smile word. I also added a brad, a few stickers and some enamel dots.

I also dig this pocket. I started out with a 4x6 SN@P! card and then added 3x4 card on top of it with some typed words about the trip. The left side features a few random bits and pieces from the Good Day Sunshine collection that I clustered together.

All the pictures on these page just make me smile! Such good, happy memories.

I love the "Hello Super Fun" pocket! I die-cut the "super" circle using this Silhouette cut file; to make the banner die-cut pop, I tied some floss around it and adhered it to the 4x6 SN@P! card with foam tape.

I also altered this SN@P! card. I used a chipboard heart and enamel dots. One of the things I love about the SN@P! cards is that you can use them as they come or you can sauce them up and really make them your own by adding a few embellishments to them. 

By the way, I'm using a 12x12 SN@P! faux leather album in red to document all my 2014 adventures in. I often scrapbook out of order so I dig that the album's ring binding allows me to do that. I used the SN@P! Pocket Pages Design 3 and 6 for these pages. It's nice that Simple Stories offers so many different styles of pages. I enjoy having creative options!

Thanks for stopping by today. I will see you again soon!


Howdy!  Layle here with you again today with some fun news. 

We're super excited to introduce Project Idea Sheets - free, downloadable project idea sheets with step by step instructions.   Beginning with our last few releases and going forward, you can now look forward to Project Idea Sheets with each of our new collections!

Project Idea Sheets include 2 projects - a 12x12 layout & a Pocket Page Spread - as well as a list of tools and products needed to create the project along with step by step instructions. 

Today brings you the 3rd of our new Project Idea Sheets - DIY Boutique; simply click on the link below to download & enjoy!

DIY Boutique Project Idea Sheet

We hope you enjoy it!

Did you know we also have free, downloadable Simple Inspiration eBooks for each of our newer collections as well?  You can see those here!

Hello, friends.. Shellye here with you today!  After putting away my Spring wreaths this past week, I decided that I was in need of a new Summery wreath for our carport entry.  The idea of a pinwheel wreath caught my attention while visiting Pinterest, so I went from there!  You can use any type of wreath: straw, stryofoam, grapevine, etc. 

I kept this very simple by using sheets from the "Good Day Sunshine" 6X6 Paper Pad.  You can also cut your favorite 12X12 sheets to 6X6 size.  I've used a total of ten 6X6 sheets for this project.

Using a ruler and pencil, draw a line from one end to the opposite end and then repeat with the other side so that you have an "X" over the paper.  Next, I traced a small 1" circle around the center of the "X"...this gave me a guide of how far to cut the lines.

Using scissors or a paper trimmer, cut along each line up to the circle.  Next, use a 1/8" hole punch, make a hole at the RIGHT hand corner of each triangular flap.  Punch a hole at the center of the "X". 

Insert a large brad through each of the flap's holes and then through the center. 

I attached my pinwheels to a 14" grapevine wreath.  I wrapped a piece of thin gauged wire around (the backside of the pinwheel) the brad's prongs and then gave a good twist.  Thread the wire ends through the grapevine and twist together at the back of the wreath.

I also wanted a focal point to the wreath, so I covered a piece of scalloped chipboard and decorated with some pieces from the "Good Day Sunshine" Collection.

Make smaller pinwheels, larger pinwheels or a mix of both!  There are so many ideas for making these fun wreaths.  And because I work in Labor & Delivery, I also thought this design would be so cute as a "welcome baby" door hanger made with the new "Hello Baby" Collection :)

Thank you for visiting us at Simple Stories!


Hi everyone! Allison here with a Life Documented layout using the new Hello Baby collection, based on a new sketch that mixes both 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 combination of cards, photos, and elements with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 9.

Here is my layout based on the new Life Documented sketch -

I'll admit I might have gotten a little teary eyed while making this layout. The little guy in the photos will turn 9-years-old in just a few weeks. Where did the last nine years go? Everyone tells you that they really do grow up fast but I just don't think anything can prepare you for just how fast it really goes. It feels like just yesterday that he was this little.

I didn't start scrapbooking until he was about a year old so I have a ton of his baby pictures that I really want to get on pages and in some albums. I love that with the super cute designs and cards in the Hello Baby collection and the SN@P! Pocket Pages I can get that done quickly.

On the left page I kind of built the design around the "love you to the moon" banner on the patterned paper. I love that saying and thought it would make a great title for the page.

I added a few details to the banner, moon, cloud, and stars already on the paper. I used the alphabet stickers to create my own little banner with Drew's full name and then added a few sticker and chipboard hearts and stars.

At the top of the photos I added a few stickers and chipboard pieces.

On the right page I used the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 9. I love the 12"x4" pocket along the top! I used one of the 4x12 elements for that pocket and then added some smaller detail photos on it.

I created a cluster of small photos of Drew's feet, ears, and nose accented with some stickers and chipboard pieces.

I love finding ways to incorporate stitching into the designs on the cards and elements. I added stitching for the string on the banner and then added some enamel dots to the center of the flowers.

Since these photos had a plain, dark background I had some room for adding a few details to the empty spaces. I love the little cut out banners and thought that one of those would stand out really well on the black in that photo. I also added a heart die cut and a chipboard star.

On the 3x4 card I added a smaller photo with a little Polaroid-style frame to it. I love adding small detail photos to the 3x4 cards!

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 12x12 SN@P! Pocket Pages, Design 9 from the Variety Pack.

I enjoy using several different styles of Pocket Pages and since the Variety Pack has so many great options and designs, I have a lot to choose from.

I hope you enjoy using the new Life Documented sketch!

 Wood Veneer/Music 3916, Blue Wood/Stars 3919, Yellow Wood/Dots 3920;


Hello Simple Stories fans, Layle here with you today :)

I'm excited to introduce you to our June guest designer Emily Spahn -

Here's a little bit about Emily -

Hi! I’m Emily Spahn. I’m so excited to be the Simple Stories guest designer for June!  I am a mom, a wife, a music teacher, a wannabe photographer, and, of course, a scrapbooker! My family and I recently moved to Madison, WI area after a decade in the Chicagoland. We bought a 90 year old home and are enjoying being closer to family and exploring our new state.  I am taking a short break from teaching to stay at home with my family, which includes my three cool kiddos Mirielle (5), Henry (3), Oliver (9 months), and my husband Justin.  I started scrapbooking in about fifth grade, when I made my first meticulously crafted page using white typing paper and a hand-drawn crayon title.  It was spectacular.  I’ve been hooked ever since!  In the past six years I’ve been scrapping more seriously, and I’ve been lucky enough to be on a number of design teams and published in many different magazines. I am currently on the design teams at Gossamer Blue and Pebbles.  I am an 8.5 x 11 scrapper, and my style is colorful and fun with a focus on the little details. I love color and pattern and had fabulous time using the new Good Day Sunshine collection!

Before I share Emily's gorgeous work this month, I thought I'd kick off a little something fun starting this month with our guest designers - 8 statements that they'll respond to about themselves.  Here are the statements & Emily's responses -

Scariest Thing – Drive-thrus. I totally went through one backwards once. Don’t ask… ;)

Favorite Snack – Hummus and Pita Chips

Can’t Figure Out – How to stop losing my phone! ;)

Match Made in Heaven – Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas

Probably Shouldn’t Have –  Bought those sea salt caramels from Costco…mmmm.

Current Addiction – Buying old stuff on Craigslist – I’ve been outfitting our home in all kinds of great old pieces.

Bringing to the Party – The entertainment (aka: 3 crazy kids)

Words to Live By – Be yourself – everyone else is already taken. J (Oscar Wilde)

Fun, huh?!

Allrighty, now let's get to the good stuff!

Emily's first project - Summer Smiles - along with some of her thoughts on the layout -

I absolutely love the strip of cloud paper with the text that is a part of the 6x12 Elements patterned paper.  I used this as the base of my layout and embellished around it.  I layered two pieces of yellow chipboard to make my “fun” sun and used some vellum from my stash to create some simple rays out from it.  This bright, sunny, collection was perfect for these photos of my silly kids playing in the water last summer!

Next up is Emily's 2nd project - Picking Strawberries in Door County

I often create long (probably too long!) titles with alphabet stickers.  These wood grain stickers were just the perfect size for my descriptive title.  Door County is a beautiful area in Wisconsin that we visit multiple times every summer. This was our first time picking strawberries, and my daughter had a blast! The Good Day Sunshine stickers and Bits & Pieces die cuts added some fun to this summery layout. – especially the cute sunglasses die cut!!

Emily's final project for us this month – Week 7 Pocket Page Spread

As you can see, I am very, very behind on documenting 2014. ;)  Yes, I’m still back in February.  However, in spite of it’s summery theme, the Good Day Sunshine collection fit with my Valentine’s Day photos perfectly!!  There are great colors and lots of hearts and flowers and I always love a little woodgrain!

You might notice a few typos in my journaling – my typewriter does not have a correct ribbon, so when I make a mistake, I usually just roll with it it – I figure it keeps it authentic!! This week in February was actually a very cold dreary week in which my husband was traveling for work, but I still love this cheery spread!

Thanks so much Emily for sharing your fabulous work with us this month using our new Good Day Sunshine collection - I love all of your fun little details!!


Hi there, Layle with you today for another round of Pick a Card, Any Card!

Each month, 5 of our design team members and I will be picking one of our favorite Simple Stories or SN@P! 3x4 or 4x6 cards and sharing them with you - in more ways than one!  We've introduced so many GREAT cards over the last few years that I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cards each month, tell you why they're our favorites and then give you a chance to win not only the specific cards that we picked, but the other cards they're paired up with as part of the set (more on that fun giveaway at the end of this post)!

If you missed last month's picks, you can see them here.

To kick off this month's version of Pick a Card, Any Card, here's one of my favorites -

This card is one of the 3x4 cards from our SN@P! Birthday Set.  I love this card because it's general enough to be used for so many different things in addition to birthdays!

Next up is Andrea Corriveau with this 4x6 card from our Cat SN@P! Set -

When I asked Andrea why she choose this particular card, she said -

I love this card for a couple of reasons; first, I AM a “crazy cat lady” so anything cat-related is a top pick for me.  I also love it because it’s just true - life is more fun if you’re having a good time, enjoying yourself, and being a little silly!

Alissa Fast chose this 3x4 card from the new Good Day Sunshine SN@P! Cards -

When I asked Alissa why she chose this card, she said -

I have always been a fan of wood grain, chevrons and rainbows. This card is the PERFECT mix of all three! It just makes me happy!

Allison Davis selected this 4x6 card from the new Hello Baby SN@P! Cards -

According to Allison -

This card would be perfect for so many things. A special note about the delivery experience or the baby, a small picture or two, or some memorabilia from the day.

Next up is Cari Locken with this 4x6 card, also from the new Good Day Sunshine SN@P! Cards -

When I asked Cari why she selected this card, she said -

I'm loving the new 4x6 Sn@p Cards from the Good Day Sunshine collection.   My favourite is the "Best Summer" card, I just love the ombre effect on this card because it's so bright, colourful, fresh & fun.

Last up this month, is Angella Peardon with this 4x6 card, also from the new Good Day Sunshine SN@P! Cards (boy, the Good Day Sunshine cards are sure popular with our design team!!) -

According to Angella -

This is one of my favourite cards, It just popped out at me for many reasons.  Reminds me so much of a photo of my daughter’s  formal, the hearts, the colours, and  it brings  many memories.  I am actually designing her 21st invites around this card, can’t wait to get started!

So, what do you think?  How about those picks - pretty fun, right?!

OK, now to more good stuff.  At the beginning of this post I mentioned something about a giveaway!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below by end of day Thursday, June 5th telling me which of our 6 cards is your favorite and why.  On Sunday the 8th I'll draw one random lucky winner to win not only the cards we selected, but the rest of the cards that are included with each package the cards are from  - that's 144 fabulous Simple Stories cards, people; you can see all of the cards one random lucky will win under the Supplies section below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hi Simple Stories fans! Cari here with you today and I'm excited to share with you some layouts that I created using some of the new releases.

The first layout I'd like to share is one I created using the Good Day Sunshine collection.  I love the warmth of this collection and the super cute designs that capture what summer is all about.

We live close to the beach and spend many summer days there. So my layout is about our last big summer day at the beach before school started up last year.

The coordinating stickers, brads and chipboard add so much visual interest and texture.

And I just love the new Enamel Dots. Love them!!

The second layout that I'd like to share with you is using The Story of Us collection. This is a beautiful & romantic collection.  I love the chalkboard theme that is throughout the entire collection.  Plus you don't have to use wedding photos - the theme is love and you can definitely use other photos with this collection.

I decided to create a layout about my hubby and me.  We celebrated 16 years of marriage just a few weeks ago. Time flies and boy ... the wrinkles sure do creep in there too.  We really do look young (but we were 30 when we got married so not that young at all!!)

The Enamel Dots in this collection sparkle - how fun is that?

And once again, I just love how everything (stickers, chipboard embellishments, etc) all matches. It makes creating a project so much fun and easy to do.

Thanks for joining me today!


Hi there! Donna here with you as your host for the blog today, and I have a few projects to share with you. First up, by now you know that Simple Stories is the featured manufacturer for the May issue of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE Magazine! I created a layout using the single-page sketch for this month:

As soon as I saw the sketch I was immediately drawn to the horizontal row of 3x4 photographs. Since there were three of them I decided to do a page about my three boys and use papers and embellishments from A Charmed Life to create this layout:

I simplified the design by moving the journaling space so it would be in line with the photos. I also eliminated the two small detail photos, and instead put a circular die-cut from the Bits & Pieces embellishment pack in their place.

I used the chipboard word “Lucky” and a few arrows from the same collection to create a simple, easy, and fun title. These changes to the design reflect my personal style, but still keep the feeling of the original sketch. Here’s a closer look at the journaling:

I am indeed so lucky to be the mom to these three boys!

I also made a tag for the issue using the Homespun Collection:

In total, our team created 27 projects for the magazine! See all the sketches and projects and download the May issue for free, here.

Switching gears a bit, I’ve also had a lot of fun playing with the newest collections including Good Day Sunshine. I have loved every summer collection released by Simple Stories (remember 100Days of Summer!?) and this one is no exception. I decided to create a grid using 3x4 Sn@p! cards and photos of the same size.

Summertime is upon us and the papers and embellishments from this collection were perfect for documenting my guys enjoying some of the some sweet treats I’ve been making for them such as popsicles and ice cream.

We’ve made a few of our favorites, but have also been experimenting with new flavors like lemon-buttermilk sherbet and avocado ice cream. Yes, when you live in California avocado ice cream is not so strange! It is surprisingly good and even baby Sam enjoyed it!

I’ve mentioned this before several times, but all of the collections from Simple Stories mix and match so well. The background paper for this layout actually comes from the Hello Baby Simple Basics Kit. I absolutely love the colored woodgrain in that collection and the blue was a perfect match to the colors in Good Day Sunshine.

Thank you for stopping by!


 Fundamentals Stickers, 4x6 Sn@p! Cards,  Enamel Dots, Bits & Pieces, Beach Wood/Ledger


Hello Baby: Simple Basics Kit, Blue Wood/Stars


A Charmed Life: Collection Kit, Simple Basics Kit, Expressions Stickers, 4x6 Sn@p! Cards, Chipboard Stickers, Bits & Pieces, Decorative Brads, Happy Go Lucky, Be Still My Heart, Whitewashed Wood, Yellow Stripes


Homespun: Collection Kit, 6x6 Paper Pad, Chipboard Stickers, Grey Wood/Grid


Howdy!  Layle here today to share some fun news - we have 80+ brand new cut file designs, now available for the Silhouette!

Here are just a few of our new favorites -

This Was Amazing -

Capture This Moment -

So Sweet Together -

Design team member Cari Locken used the 'So Sweet Together' cut file and our A Charmed Life collection in this stunning layout recently published in summer issue of the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine -

Visit Simple Stories at the Silhouette Online Store here to see these designs and others in our design portfolio.  You can also search for 'Simple Stories' directly on their site. 

Have you created something with our Silhouette cut files?  If so, we'd love to see them!  Post on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram with #simplestories or email an image of your project to layle@simplestories.com!

How about a little incentive to head on over and check out these and our other fun designs here at the Silhouette Online Store?!!  Head on over, take a peek at all of our designs, then hop back here and leave a comment on this post telling us which design is your favorite.  On Sunday the 1st, we'll draw one random lucky winner to win a $25 Download Card to the Silhouette Online Store! 

So tell us, which Simple Stories design is your favorite?!


Giveaway is now closed; the random lucky winner is Craft Girl!


Howdy!  Layle here with you again today with some fun news. 

We're super excited to introduce Simple Inspiration eBooks - free, downloadable idea books that you can look forward to with each of our new collections! 

Simple Inspiration eBooks include beautiful photography, project ideas, design tips and inspiration on how you can create with our fabulous Simple Stories collections!  The new Simple Inspiration eBooks include a little something for everyone - layouts, SN@P! Binders, pocket page spreads, home decor items and cards.

Today brings you our newest eBook - the Good Day Sunshine Simple Inspiration eBook - 21 pages of amazing inspiration; simply click on the link below for your free download & enjoy!

Good Day Sunshine Simple Inspiration eBook Free Download

Visit the Project Downloads section of our website to download Simple Inspiration eBooks from our past collections, including Homespun, A Charmed Life and DIY.

To see more projects using our Good Day Sunshine collection, visit our Good Day Sunshine Pinterest board here!

Howdy friends, Layle with you here today to share an awesome burlap SN@P! Binder using our Hey Mom! Simple Set, designed by Sue Kendall -

This fun binder would make a great gift for Mother's Day or even to give mom after Mother's Day, with photos inside from your Mother's Day celebration!

Sue added some of our Insta Square Pocket Pages to her album & inserted a few Instagram photos.

With lots of room for journaling and hand written notes, wouldn't it be fun to have the kids/grandkids add personal notes in their own handwriting to mom?!

The 6x8 Kraft envelope that's included in the binder is perfect for tucking additional photos, cards or even secret notes :)

Such a fun project!  If you're looking for something fun for Dad or Grandpa for Father's Day, you could make the same type of album, but with our black Burlap SN@P! Binder and our Hey Pop! SImple Set!


Hi, Angella here with you today, I am so excited to share with you what I have been creating  with the new Good Day Sunshine collection.

And as soon as I saw the new ranges I was so excited, I just could not stop smiling I had to start creating straight away.  I have created this little Bus Caddy for a few snapshots of my niece who loves playing around in the sun, her smile is a true sunshine.

I inserted a photo of her in a SN@P! Pocket - they're great for your little snapshots; just pop a photo or 2 into the pockets to showcase your memories.  The 4x6 SN@P! Cards are perfect for journaling.

For a great idea, fundamental 12x12 stickers matted onto cardstock and attached to straws make great embellishments.

And it is always fun to finish off creating a card

Thanks for joining me today!


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 Rory Vaillancourt.  I found Rory recently on Instagram and after she had tagged Simple Stories on her FUN dog layouts and couldn't wait to share them here with you!   

Hello.  I am Rory - a Family first, Dog loving, Photography enthusiast, Scrapbooking fanatic, bicycling lover, Instagramming, Canadian girl.

I don't have a blog but I am Kateroar on Instagram.

My first layout was all based around this 'Wag more bark less' 3x4 card from the Dog SN@P! Set.  It jumped right out at me - if only my dog Mags would understand this :)  I chose some other 3x4 cards from the SN@P! Set and then made the two tags as a print and cut with my Silhouette. I chose words that make me think of Maggie.  It was so easy with the cards, it all just fell into place.

This second layout also started with the card first - a 4x6 card, also from the Dog SN@P! Set.  What an awesome quote!  I used some of the 6x6 pads to layer under the photo, and just had to get that ruff speech bubble on the page as well.  Honestly the pages just about make them selves with all the fantastic SN@P! goodness.  I love it  :)

Thanks so much for sharing your great layouts with us Rory - and your cute dog, Mags!


Hello Everyone. It's Mindi here with you today and I am sharing a Life Documented layout using the brand new The Story Of Us collection. 

Being the only scrapbooker of the family (besides my mom), I took on the task of putting together an album for my brother and sister-in-law, all about their wedding. 

When I first saw this line, I knew it was absolutely perfect for my brother's wedding. The pictures, papers, embellishments seemed to be made for each other. I was in heaven. So many fun things to work with. 

For this first page I used the Pocket Page Design 5. I had lots of vertical shots that needed to be included.

To start out I decided that this page really didn't need a title card, but simply some journaling surrounding the photos and to explain what was going on. These photos were taken at the hotel where we all stayed, the ceremony was held elsewhere. 

There were so many fun cards to choose from but I narrowed it down to this card. I gave my Brother and Sister-in-law some "homework" to do and they provided the journaling for all of the cards on this layout. I finished it off with some great embellishments from The Story of Us collection. 

I am always looking for different ways, techniques, ect. to add to my Life Documented layouts. This time I used vellum for a different and elegant look.  Instead of printing off my picture on photo paper I printed it out on vellum. It is real easy to do and has a great, almost transparent, soft look. Here is a quick tip, rub a paper bag (for instance, a brown lunch bag) over the whole piece of vellum before printing. It makes the ink stick better. 

After I had my picture printed out on the vellum, I added photo corners and placed on top of one of the SN@P! cuts that I had embellished. 

I used some more vellum for this photo. I started out with a picture printed on photo paper on the bottom in color. I then turned the photo black and white and printed it again onto vellum. I wanted to make the people in the photo the focal point and so I punched a circle in the vellum photo to make them stand out. 

Here are some more close ups. 

I hope you have enjoyed this look at The Story Of Us. It is both beautiful, classy, and super fun to work with ! 


Hi all! Rebecca Keppel here with a look at the newest Simple Stories summer collection Good Day Sunshine

I love everything about summer. From the warm sunshine to the relaxed schedules to the many, many dips in the pool. I have always been a summer person. So each year since Simple Stories' first summer collection I have waited anxiously to get my hands on the latest and greatest scrapbooking goodies for summer lovers. Good Day Sunshine does NOT disappoint! It is loaded with amazing summer colors, deep rich wood grains, fun playful images and much more. I think the rainbow ombre paper might be my favorite. 

I usually hide some journaling or memorabilia in the Simple Stories Pockets, but this time I added a strip of wallet photos.

I LOVED fussy cutting out a bunch of viewfinder circles and popped up some other fun circles on top.

I literally can't say enough about how much I love this collection. I guess it is fortunate that I will have about 6 months of photos to document with it (since our "summer" in Arizona is a long one to say the least)!

I also made a card based on a sketch from the May issue of Scrapbook Generation's Magazine.

Have you ever seen such a fun combination of ombre, rainbow, polka dots, hearts confetti, epoxy dots and more? Good Day Sunshine will be hitting the stores any day now, so run and scoop it up because summer is on its way!


Hi Simple Stories fans, Wendy here today.  I am so excited to share some of what I have created using the newest collections from Simple Stories.  In addition to some great new collections I always stumbled upon a great new discovery (for me).  Besides using the SN@P! Journal Pages in the 6x8 SN@P! Binders and Albums, did you know that you can also use the SN@P! Journal Pages on your scrapbook layouts? 

Every Summer has a Story

I never thought about using the SN@P! Journal Pages on my layouts until I was looking through my goodies from the Good Day Sunshine collection and the wood grain and saying on this page totally jumped out at me.

I paired a SN@P! Journal Page with the amazing blue ombre paper (my favorite) which made my sentiment pop.  

I finished this rather simple page by using the 2x12 Element Borders, one at the top and one at the bottom.  I used a heart die-cut with foam adhesive to add some dimension to the bottom strip.  A few pictures and a journaling card slipped behind my picture that doubles as a pocket finishes up the page.

And a few more details...


Love You to the Moon

After my ah-ha moment  about using the SN@P! Journal Pages, I couldn't wait to tear into the next collection, Hello Baby  and see what SN@P! Journal Pages were included and I wasn't disappointed!

Do you see that wooden scallop and the lovely star mat?  Yep, those are both SN@P! Journal Pages!

A few fussy cut clouds, moon, and stars to mimic the design on the bottom of the page.  Foam adhesive is definitely my friend, I love layering different embellishments!

Another cluster of embellishments finish up the page.  I love mixing the chipboard elements with the die-cut pieces, there are so many lovely choices.


Not Sweet, Yucky

Can you spy the SN@P! Journal Pages I used in this layout?  I used another to mat my picture and added a border to finish off my design.  I couldn't resist using these pictures of my little guy's first taste of green beans and the sweet die-cut and hence my title, 'not sweet, yucky'!  He has since this picture was taken learned to eat them without gagging, but he still spits!

I used the 7 month card from the 4x6 designs to document how old my son is here and a few bits and pieces tucked in to draw attention to the 7.  I tied my thread in a bow and placed an enamel dot on the top of the flag to give the impression that this was a stick pin.

Some messy string to imitate the mess my little guy was making and a few cute tags and pieces to draw attention to his facial expressions.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you discover by thinking out of the box!  Stop by my blog for another layout created using the Good Day Sunshine collection, hope to see you there!


Hi friends. It's Heather and I have to tell you that I love the soft palette of colors in the Hello Baby collection and the fun mix of patterns is inspiring me to pull out my girls' baby albums and start working on them again. I love the mix of 12x12 papers combined with the SN@P sets. I think it will make completing their albums a breeze because now I can do a main layout and Pocket Page for each month. Here are 1st and 2nd month layouts of my youngest daughter.

Sweet Little One

I was inspired to create this layout based on the So Sweet 12x12 paper. I love the pattern and wanted to use it as a background but I my photo got a bit lost so I cut up some of the paper elements and recreated the background.

I trimmed the pieces and then arranged them on the page and then stitched lines down the page. Once that was done, I added the title, photo and embellishments. I chose tone on tone wood grain alphas to add her name to the page. The journaling is included on a pull out tab behind the photo.


Baby Love

You know when you are so inspired by the products that the pages just come together naturally? Yep, that's what happens every time I get Hello Baby out. This collection makes creating these baby pages a breeze. I had some leftover pieces from paper I cut out for the layout above so I put them to use on this layout by creating a wide border at the bottom and smaller one at the top.

I adore the sentiments that are pre-printed on the papers. They are great to use them as titles but I choose to create a title above and use the pre-printed one as a subtle message. I added hand and machine stitching, embellishments and journaling to complete the page.

Now I just need to get my hands on some 12x12 Pocket Pages so I can complete the complimentary 2nd page for each month!


Hey Simple fans, Nancy here today with a look at our bright and fun new release, Good Day Sunshine. This collections pair a bold color scheme, wood grains and beautiful ombre solids perfect for all of your summer season photos.

I started this layout with a white cardstock background and layers of blue and yellow ombre patterned paper. The postage stamp paper adds a punch of color and whimsy,  while the chevron on wood pattern adds contrast.  

A 4x6 SN@P! Cut card was used (blue dots) to mat the focal point and was the perfect place to tuck a chipboard flamingo. 

Key elements on the page were highlighted with a handstitched circle of white floss. This adds dimension and shape to the page in a subtle way. Enamel dots were added for little splashes of color.

Good Day Sunshine is packed with fun summer icons great for travels near and far or just those things you do at home. Creating layers with SN@P! Pages and Cuts make it easy and fun - just add photos!