Dorymar Perez's Blog Posts

It's Dorymar here today and I'm sharing a Snap Album with you using Simple Vintage Garden District collection. I wanted to create something different for this album. I love using collections like this because they make my creativity fly. I am fascinated by working with bright and colorful collections, but this collection is different, it is full of pastel colors, butterflies, flowers and many vintage patterns. This is another style that I love working with, vintage, shabby chic style where I can incorporate different textures into my album.

For the cover, I incorporated many textures with the beautiful patterned paper from the collection. I mixed up lace, burlap, stencil paste, orange blossoms, and doilies. I added layers using some chipboard stickers and bits & pieces from the collection.

For the different spreads, I used only the snap dividers and make a beautiful vintage look with many layers, lace, and textures. I ripped the edges of some pieces of paper and added some different patterns behind the photo mats. I feel like the papers from this collection go together very well with all the things I added to create this project.

Below you can see in detail some close ups from the album. This collection has so many beautiful elements, that when you create a cluster around the photo mats to decorate, they create an exquisite and wonderful look.

I used an edge punch in combination with the solid papers in the collection to create another lace style. Layering different elements on my page created a wonderful dimension and gives it a beautiful texture when using different pieces.

I prepared these pieces you see below to insert them in my 6x8 pocket pages, what I do with them is reduce the pocket pages to their size and this gives a different touch to my project.

Here is another close-up, you can see the ripped edges. I added some pop dots underneath to create more shadows and dimension.

I love personalizing my pocket pages, below you can see how I incorporated the beautiful pieces of the collection with the journaling cards to create beautiful designs around my photo mats.

The Simple Vintage Garden District collection encapsulates everything we love about Spring with its color palette and beautiful, vintage look. It was so much fun creating this album!


Hi Friends, It’s Dorymar today sharing an AMAZING Sn@p Album.  For this project I used the new Best Year Ever Collection. When I saw the collection I fell in love instantly!  With this collection you can document all your adventures month by month, with beautiful colors, beautiful designs and fantastic feelings for each month. It’s just FANTASTIC.

For the cover I wanted to incorporate all the seasons of the year. To achieve this, I combined some patterns with the die cuts, stickers and chipboards of the collection. In the background I used the B side of the January paper and sewed the entire edge.

In the center of the cover, I used a digital cut file from the Cut Shoppe called Let Them Eat Pie. I filled each of the trapezes with different papers from the 6x8 paper pad and used the washi tape from the collection. In some of the trapezes I created shakers to give texture and fun to the project. For the inside of the album, I decided to assign a page and a pocket page to each of the months. I combined the chipboard pages with the design pages included in the album together with the patterned pages of the collection. As the collection has a paper for each month, I decided to fussy cut the 6x4 cards with the letters of the month and use it as the title of each page, cutting and searching between the pieces to create the pages was very fun.

The collection includes beautiful foam stickers that were the perfect touch for the project. I added them in different places on the album and they look fantastic!

In some of the pages, you can see that I added photo flip pockets because this allows me to have more space for photos and journaling as well as giving an interactive touch to the project.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I do, I can't wait to see my project full of photos and remember each of my adventures during this fantastic year. I hope you run to find the Best Year Ever Collection and use my project as inspiration.

107Happy Scrapping!


Hi Friends, It’s Dorymar today! This is my first project as a 2020 Creative Team Designer, I’m super excited to be back on the team. This 2020 will be a very creative year! Today I share with you a Gorgeous Snap Album with the New I AM Collection; I love every piece of this collection. Over the years this is one of my favorite Simple Stories collections, what I like most about this collection is that we as scrapers are always behind the camera, looking to document every perfect moment with our loved ones, but this collection allows you create from you and set aside everyone else. LOL!!!

The collection is full of refreshing colors and patterns, but as I love bright colors I wanted to focus on the pink and bluish tones. That's why I decided to select the 6x8 Pink Snap Binder, because it is super bright and will stand out perfectly with the golden details that the collection has.

For the cover, I selected various patterned papers and snap cards to create layers.  I selected the 3x4 card as a title of my album, around the card I added a file line with a gold pen and some cutest elements from the chipboard’s sticker.  To add texture, I added one of the new brads and enamel dots. To finish my cover and give a personal touch I added a gold twine on top of the side of the album. I am in love with the result!

This collection has so many beautiful elements that I wanted to use as many as I could. Inside the cover I created a series of pockets, full of space for journaling and photos, as well as using a lot of goodies from the collection. It’s gorgeous!

One of the new products that I liked the most, are the gold words, I used them in several parts of the project, above you can see how they stand out in the dividers of the album, in the pocket pages and in the journaling cards.   They look spectacula

Who doesn't like to create your own embellishments? Here you can see how I used the die cuts and stickers to create a fun piece to the pocket page.

The new decorative brads have a great variety of pieces, among them some ephemera with built-in brads that are beautiful, on the page you can see how I added it between the pieces and it is perfect to add phrases, dates or just some sticker with a message.

I love to create a layout for my dividers, they give me the opportunity to make different designs to add photos of different sizes. Here, I added space for 2x2 pictures and used the fun 2x2 cards to decorate it.

To add more golden elements, I used a golden page from my shelves and used my digital cut machine to cut some tabs from the Simple Stories design in the Silhouette Store. This gave the project a cute touch

I hope you've enjoyed a peek inside my snap album using the I AM collection and inspired you to create your own one.