Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello!  It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I created with the beautiful Merry and Bright collection!  I'm a big fan of the whimsical prints with the traditional red, green, and white Christmas colors! And I  love that there is a black and white buffalo plaid print!

  I scrapped a photo of our sweet pug, Max, from last Christmas.  We lost him this past fall so it goes to show that taking photos is so important! I  started with kraft cardstock followed by adhering a 11x11 inch piece of the B side of the 4x6 Horizontal Elements. I place strips of the beautiful plaid of Celebrate the Season as well as Holiday Memories across the bottom.  

I  affixed my photo to a white piece of cardstock fashioning it to look like a Polaroid frame.  For my title, I  used the cute "have yourself a merry little christmas" sentiment from the 6x12 Chipboard.  You can also spy some of the coordinating Washi Tape underneath that comes with the collection! 

Just under the corner of my photo, I  adhered one of the journaling spots from the Bits and Pieces pack.  I  then affixed this cute red truck chipboard circle. to accent. 

Across the middle of my layout, I  wanted to create a "clothesline" of sorts to tie in some of the die cut embellishments  as well as a couple of the Tags and Frames.  Using pop dots, I  affixed my embellishments to the page while running bakers twine along the tops. From my stash, I  added mini clothespins to give extra dimension. 

Here is one of the tags from the Tags and Frames pack along with a red flower I  attached to the top with my clothespin.  I  also layered the cute "peace love joy" tree which is also found in the Tags and Frames.  At the bottom of my Santa tag, you can also see some stamping with the Classic Christmas Roller Stamp!  

At the top of my page, I  utilized a cut file to create a border with different patterns (Snowflake Border #69597). Some of the pieces, I  layered two different papers, while others are a single pattern. I   affixed smaller die cuts from the Combo Sticker Sheet as well as  6x12 Chipboard. 

Thank you for reading the blog today! Visit the Products page to see this collection in its entirety as well as the rest of the awesome Simple Stories lines! Have a great day!  

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Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm so excited to share my layout with you today using the Simple Vintage Christmas collection! What is not to love about this line from the gingham and plaid prints to the traditional holiday tones. I  thought instantly about doing a page with an "old fashioned" photo and found these gems from when I  was a little girl. I  was so proud to wear my Christmas dress and so grateful my mom took photos of me.

I  started with a kraft cardstock background mounted on the beautiful plaid print of the B side of Dear Santa. I  love incorporating Simple Stories' cut files from the Silhouette shop and used the "Circle Wreath" with the musical note print of Jolly Holiday.  I  then added embellishments from the Bits and Pieces pack as well as the 12x12 Combo Sticker Sheet.  around the wreath. 

 

For my title, I  popped up one of the sentiments from the Combo Sticker Sheet layering it over a beautiful poinsettia die cut. I  also used pop dots on the vintage Santa found in the Bits and Pieces and accented with smaller embellishments such as Chipboard hearts and star die cuts. I  typed my journaling on one of the 3x4 Elements as well as added a bit of the adorable Washi that coordinates with the collection! 

Thank you for reading today! I  hope this inspires you to scrap some of your older holiday photos! Maybe even do a page about you! Have a great day!

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Hello! It's October and that means cooler temps and of course, Halloween!  This time of year has been my favorite ever since I  can remember and I just love decorating for the trick-or treaters! I also get excited about Halloween scrapbook paper as well and Simple Vintage Halloween did not disappoint! I  love the traditional black and orange colors mixed in with the cremes and yellows!  Honestly, it was tough to pick which pattern is my favorite; I love them all! 

I  began with white cardstock as my background then adhered strips of my top favorites (again tough to narrow it down!) using the star background of "Trick or Treat" as the largest piece. At the right of my page, I  stitched through two patterns and then layered two pieces from the Bits and Pieces pack.  For my title, I  used the "31" from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.  

I  know I've written this many times before but I  appreciate a good banner!  And how adorable is this one found on the Combo Sticker Sheet?  I  adhered it at the bottom of my photo using a few pop dots!  

For my journaling, I  utilized one of the 3x4 Elements by turning it upside down and placing the Chipboard Spider Web in the corner, I  also added a few stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet as well.  Inserting a small sticker or die cut is a nice accent and adds a lot to break up a pattern or white space. 

I layered the plaid of "Jeepers Creepers" under my photo and added one of these cute tags from the Bits and Pieces pack.  I  stapled the tag before adhering just to give it extra security.  

Here, you can spy two of the adorable Washi Tape from the collection I  layered at the corner of my journaling.  I  then affixed one of the cute sentiments from the Combo Sticker Sheet.  

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to do some creating of  your own with Simple Vintage Halloween or any of the other awesome Simple Stories collections!  Have a great day!

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