Anya Lunchenko's Blog Posts

Good crispy morning, everyone! I am really enjoying this lower temperatures weather and absolutely enjoy creating projects in the colors of my favorite season! Anya here today and I would like to share with you a set of card I made with the Autumn Splendor collection.

There were a few of my absolute favorite papers in this collection that I wish I had a hundred of each. One of them was the Autumn Leaves patterned paper. I used pieces from that paper on all of these cards.

To create these cards I started with a 4.25x6” card base. To each of them I added a 4x5.75” piece of white cardstock as a little frame. For two of these cards I used a 3x4 cards that were fussy cut from the 3x4 Elements patterned paper. Along with die cut pieces and chipboard stickers I used fussy cut leaves from the same Autumn Leaves paper. Also, for a more finished look and stability of the card I added a 4x5.75” piece of dark wood grain paper to the back panels of cards. I finished these cards by adding a few little stickers and Enamel Dots.

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Hello Simple Stories friends! The finishing line of summer is getting closer every day, but I am sure there were so many great memories to be thankful for! Anya here today and I have another mini book I like to share with you. If you've been to Disney recently, or may still have photos sitting in the box for years, this one is for you!

I've been wanting to create a mini book in the Mickey Mouse shape for quite some time and Say Cheese 4 collection seemed like a perfect fit for it! I created the shape of the mini book in the Silhouette Studio and cut all of the pages from black cardstock first.

Then, I covered each page with a piece of patterned paper that was a bit smaller in size, which I created by using the Internal Offset feature and decorated each page spread with journaling spots, photo mats, ephemera and stickers. For the cover I used a lot of chipboard pieces and some stickers. It was a lot of fun to create this one!

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Hello everyone! As I was working on getting a binder ready for our next big trip, I remembered a tip I wanted to share with you. It might be pretty simple, but can be very helpful, when the time comes to putting the whole thing together.

I value journaling in every shape and form of scrapbooking, but often struggle to include enough of those special memories in words. Any time I can involve other family members in it is such a great plus! It not only helps me remember more, but it also adds a different perspective to the story.

Before we leave for a family vacation or when kids go to camp, I like to give each of them these tiny notebooks that are small enough not to take up a lot of space, but  cute enough that will inspire them to take a few moment at the end of each day to write a few notes and maybe draw a few pictures from the day.

These particular camping journals measure 4x4” and were created using the “Happy Trails” collection. I trimmed a strip of two 4x4” elements that was folded in half and used for the front cover. The back cover was made in a similar way but instead I just used a piece of patterned paper with an all over design. For the pages inside I used plain “filler” lined paper that was also trimmed to size.

Also, I decorated just one page in each journal simply for fun. When I give these to my children, I know they will be scribbling in them and might add just enough precious information for the overall story. I may also keep some of their drawings and add them to one of the pockets in my album.

I love it whenever I can get my children involved in the memory keeping! They feel important and I feel lucky to get the additional bits to our story!

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