Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello! Jennifer here with you today to share layouts I created using the lovely Faith collection!  I adore the mixture of soft and bright colors incorporated into the variety of eye-catching patterns!  Even if you don't prefer to do faith based scrapbooking or biblejournaling, the Faith collection has many prints that can be used for a multitude of themes!   
For my first layout, "Child of God", I wanted to document a photo of my beautiful niece on her First Communion.  I love the wood grain background of the Charity pattern and decided to start with it as my base. I cut strips of the B sides of Shine and Grace and adhered them to the bottom of my page to add contrast. 
I didn't want to crop my photo down too much and tried to keep it as close to 4x6 as possible.  I layered some of the 4x6 Horizontal Elements underneath which is a great way to use them if you don't do pocket pages.  The 3x4 Journaling Card Elements can be used for your titles or to add journaling; I chose the former because I thought it was fitting for my page and I love the white/teal cabana stripes!  I added some of the cute feather Believe Washi Tape and one of the adorable Decorative Clips.
​I cut a floral circle cut file on my Silhouette using white cardstock and adhered it to the center of my page. I then used my sewing machine to add a couple layers of stitching to accent. Simple Stories never disappoints when it comes to embellishments and I had a lot of fun choosing mini die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack, Chipboard, as well as Decorative Brads and Enamel Dots to accent the circle.  
I used pop dots to add dimension to the "believe" in the Bits and Pieces pack then clustered smaller embellishments around. 

​I love that Simple Stories has started to include Roller Stamps in their collections!   Here, I used the Faith Roller Stamp along side a date stamp from my stash.  They are such a fun accent for my photos! 
For my second layout, "He Knows"  I used one of my all time favorite photos of our daughter from a mission trip to Haiti in 2015.  My husband and I were lucky to head a team to Northern Haiti to finish building a home for a family of five.  Our daughter seemed to bond with the kids right off the bat despite the language barrier.   I started with a kraft cardstock background then used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe using the colorful feathers of Inspire
The feathers are probably my favorite of this collection so I wanted to incorporate them into my page!  I used a few of the die cuts as well as one of the Decorative Brads.  Again, I used  pop dots on one of the feathers; this is my go to technique when I feel like my page needs an extra boost!  

​I am in love with this die cut from the Bits and Pieces and knew I had to use it as my title!  Again, its popped up to draw attention to it. The tiny brads and Faith Clear Stickers are perfect accents!
I don't always care for my handwriting so if I am scrapping at home, I use my electric typewriter and white cardstock for journaling.  I added a bit of splatters of spray ink to my page as well as more tiny embellishments.  
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will check out the large selection of products included in the Faith collection including planner goodies and the new Doc-It Journal!  Have a wonderful day!



Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share my projects using the beautiful Love & Adore collection!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner so this is the perfect line with its pink and red hues! What makes Love & Adore even more awesome is that there are "non-traditional" colors and prints; so of course it can be used for many other themes! 
 And that's exactly what I did for my first layout, "Love One Another". I wanted to document one of my favorite photos from our last mission trip to Haiti! Our team member had given one of the ladies her old hooded jacket to keep warm at night. I just love the look of joy on her face!
I started with a kraft cardstock background and the "Love" Simple Stories Silhouette cut files (I added 'one another' with a font from my Silhouette library).  I then backed the negative spaces with patterned papers from Melt My Heart and So Happy Together.
The Bits and Pieces pack has many fun die cut shapes to accent your project including journaling spots such as this rounded square!  At the bottom of my journaling, I used a label sticker from the 4x6 sticker sheets to add the date. I also added some of the cute cut out chipboard and sticker hearts as well as coordinating Enamel Dots!  
At the top of my photo, I layered one of the tags and floral die cuts from the Bits and Pieces and added one of the cute sentiment stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. I used another cut out chipboard heart as well as some hot pink/white bakers twine from my stash.  
I love to cluster small embellishments in the corners of my photos; its something I've always done. And I appreciate that Simple Stories always gives me so many great options!  Here, I used some of the smaller stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Sheets along with a cut out heart sticker.  One of my favorite embellishments are the typed sentiment labels as they are perfect to add a little extra to your page!  How great is this David Bowie quote? Huge kudos to whoever made the decision to include this because I seriously thought it was perfect. 
For my second layout, "XOXO", I decided to go the traditional Valentines route! My friend had given me this photo she had taken of my daughter one her first Valentines Day! I cut 9 inch strips of the different patterns and layered them down my page.  I also added in some coordinating Washi Tape in random spots. I then used my sewing machine to stitch through a few of the strips to secure as well as add some accent.  Next,  I cut a heart background with my Silhouette and white cardstock that I adhered over my strips of patterned paper. 
For my title, I used the " XOXO" Chipboard pieces from the 6x12 Sheet; I chose to stack them instead of placing the letters in a straight line.  
Here, I layered some of the sentiment stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet as well as the 4x6 Stickers.  I also used one of the smaller journaling spots to write down some notes about the photo.  
As you can see, I definitely layer a lot of embellishments and elements on my pages. If this isn't your style, you can take away pieces you don't prefer. I think the process of experimenting and trying to figure out what works for you is what makes scrapbooking so fun.  ​
It's tough for me to turn a good banner down as I really love them!  I'm alway excited when Simple Stories includes them on their chipboard or sticker sheets!  I adhered mine across the middle of my page to "break up" the white in the die cut.  
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will check out Love & Adore in its entirety by clicking here!  Have a great day! ​



Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm here today to share a fun mini album I created using one of the new Designer Binders and the Winter Wonderland collection!  This line includes a great selection of patterned papers and embellishments that are perfect for your winter projects!  Another smash hit from Simple Stories!  

I used some older photos of a ski trip my husband and I took to the Catskills in New York. 

I chose to decorate the front of my Designer Binder but it's pretty on its own! I love the cabana stripes of white and Robin's Egg!  My favorite print is the plaid of "Bundle Up" so I wanted it to be prominent on my cover! I used a 2 1/2 inch strip along with a wood grain border sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet.  I then added little embellishments from the 6x12 Chipboard as well as coordinating Enamel Dots!  How cute is the chipboard snowman? 


For my pages, I used the 6x8 Pocket Pages Variety Pack so I could include different sizes of photos and journaling cards.  I included 3x4 and 4x6 Journaling Elements which are perfect to add a little bit of journaling or coordinating embellishments! 

A must in my pocket pages is creating a see-through pocket with sequins and small embellishments such as die cuts and wood veneer pieces.  I use my sewing machine to stitch around the edges to secure my pocket. 

I am a fan of layers and had fun "dressing up" the journaling cards! Using a shape hand punch or die cuts are great way to add depth to your pages!  I used a pennant hand punch with the multiple patterns and stitched through. I also added some of the journaling spots found in the Bits and Pieces pack.  

Using pop dots or foam tape is also another fun way to add to your pocket pages!  I popped up the pinecone as well as the ticket on my 4x6 Journaling Element Card.  For the "Eat, Sleep, Ski" card I used the skis die cut and popped it up over the print. I love how it turned out! 

Also included in the Variety Pack are pages with 4x4 pockets perfect for the 4x4 Journaling Elements.  I also created my own cards by using patterned paper and embellishments.  

Here, I layered different sizes of circle hand punches as well as pieces from the Bits and Pieces, Stickers, and Enamel Dots to create a fun card!  Note the small stamped sentiment from the Carpe Diem Roller Stamp! 

Did you know Simple Stories has a large variety of cut files here in the Silhouette shop?  Many are the perfect size to place in your pockets such as this "Live Laugh Play" card! I cut it from the B side of  "Silver White Winter"  and backed it with the red/white plaid of  "Snow Cute" 

I used the 6x8 Pocket Page to create a larger page to showcase a favorite photo. I actually used one of the 4x12 Elements layering paper and embellishments to border my picture.  And can you tell I love banners? I used the "Best Time Ever" cut file from the Simple Stories Silhouette shop as well as more hand punched pennants. To finish I stitched through with my sewing machine as well as added a couple cute chipboard snowflakes! 

Of course Winter Wonderland has a variety of 4x6 Journaling Elements!  I wanted to do a spread of this size because my photos are from the early 2000's prior to digital cameras. They aren't the best quality but definitely some of my favorites!  

Another banner! I used the "Frosty" die cut from the Bits and Pieces that I popped up over hand punched pennants. I added the cute ice skates and mittens at the ends of my banner as if they were "hanging" at the ends.  This collection has so many cute little pieces to choose from!  

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Winter Wonderland and the Designer Binders! Have a great day!