Dorymar Perez's Blog Posts

Hello everyone! It’s Dorymar Pérez here today and I couldn't be more EXCITED to be back with the Simple Stories Design team, a group of amazing and talented designers! I’ve always LOVED Simple Stories and being part of this team for the 2nd time is a dream come true!

For my first blog post this year, I want to share a beautiful and chunky album I designed with the Say Cheese 4 Collection. The collection is absolutely stunning: it is fun, colorful and playful – perfect to document those magical memories!

I selected the Say Cheese 4 6x8 Album for my project and embellished its cover with a piece of the All Smiles Patterned Paper, the castle card from the 4x4 Elements Paper, and different elements from the Bits & Pieces and the Happy Kids Bits & Pieces. Then, I added “Magical Memories” from the 6x2 Chipboard Word Stickers and some rhinestones. I love how it turned out!

When I travel, I like to keep memorabilia from my trip, so I used a black cardstock to create a big pocket and two small ones on the inside cover.  I wanted it to look like a traveler’s journal, with cute embellishments from the collection.

For the left page of the next spread, I used both sides of the All Smiles Patterned Paper, the back of the 2x2 Elements Paper, elements from the Bits & Pieces and stickers. When working with the Simple Stories albums, I like to embellish even more the sn@p pages that come with the album, so I used stickers, Bits & Pieces, patterned paper and a piece of yellow ribbon to make it stand out more.

The next spread has a combination of a sn@p page and a pocket page. As you can see throughout my project, I try to always maximize the elements of the collection. I am also a huge fan of clustering embellishments and fussycutting those images from the patterned paper that I really like. This gives dimension to the pages and provides an interactive look to the project.

When I designed this project, I wanted to create pages for the different activities that we enjoyed in the Happiest place on Earth.  In the following photos, you’ll see pages dedicated to document everything from waiting in line for the rides, photos with characters, autographs, food, etc.  I used the collection’s washi tape to decorate some of the pages - it is so cute!  Also, I added yellow ribbon, twine and buttons to add more dimension to the pages.

This was so much fun!  I hope you like this album as much as I enjoyed designing it and that it inspired you to create!

Happy scrapping!


Happy Ever After

Hello friends, Dorymar here! I’m so happy to share a fabulous SNAP Album I designed with the Romance Collection. This collection is gorgeous! When I think of a Snap Album, I think of some wonderful dividers, full of details and elements that make my photos look great. That's what I share with you today on the blog! Check it out!

All the elements are so beautiful that they are very easy to place, they look fantastic! I colored the dividers in white and distress borders with the coral color to continue giving that subtle touch that the collection has. I accented the cards and photo frames with a black pen.

I love to use the paper to the maximum, that is why I always use the Sn@p pages to do space for the journal and makes some dividers and inserts. In this case I used my scraps fill up my 2 x 2 insta-pocket pages and I added phrases and stickers from the Romance 4x6 stickers.

I punched some hearts from different papers and stapled them to give a little dimension.

I cut out some strips from the border of the paper for the background and washi tape for finishing touches.

I hope you enjoyed the project and inspired you to use this gorgeous collection.

Happy scrapping!


Hello everyone!  Dorymar here today sharing a beautiful mini album I designed with the lovely ROMANCE COLLECTION.  When I saw this collection, I fell in love instantly with the pastels colors, elements, and designs. St. Valentine’s day is just around the corner and this project is a unique way to celebrate love and friendship: the perfect gift for your loved ones!

The mini album consists of 6 pages filled with lots of interactive elements and details.

You can see how each paper coordinates perfectly with each other and how interactive and fun the pages are. Flowers, arrows, hearts, and pastels colors are so lovely!

I couldn’t resist adding all the elements of the Bits and Pieces pack because they are too perfect for the occasion. I used twine to give texture and to give some dimension to the arrows and tags!

Here is a very fun and interactive page full of pockets, tags, 3 x 4 cards and a huge beautiful element and phrases.

I love how this project turned out! I can’t wait to add pictures! I hope this project inspires you to create with the wonderful Romance Collection from Simple Stories.  Come and visit me on my Instagram at

Happy scrapping!