Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello! Jennifer on the blog today to share a couple of layouts I created using the new Bloom and Grow collection!  Simple Stories has another hit with this beautiful line! The colors and patterns don't disappoint as well as the variety of embellishments!
Bloom and Grow is definitely geared towards spring but as you can see, you can use it for just about any theme! For my first layout, "Bloom", I scrapped one of my favorite photos of my daughter (who is growing up too fast for my liking!).  I started with the beautiful wood plank background of Dig It.   Using a floral cut file, I layered the Green Dot print and b-side of Let It Grow behind my photo. I then started adding many of the fun embellishments! 
The Bits and Pieces ephemera comes with a large variety of shapes and words including this script I used for my title! I layered a 3x4 journaling element underneath as well as added a cute chipboard watering can from the 6x12 Chipboard Elements
The Bits and Pieces pack comes with many colorful flower die cuts that are perfect to accent your page! I added a few around my photo as well as added Bradz and Enamel Dots!
I even popped up some of the flower die cuts as well as added little sticker sentiments.  Also, you can spy a cut ledger paper print tag that I snuck under my photo! I added some pink and white bakers twine from my stash to finish the look! 
I am a big fan of banners and love this layered banner sticker from the Fundamental Cardstock Sticker Sheet!  I added it under my photo and stitched through with my sewing machine.  
For my second layout titled "Spring Concert" I used the ledger print of Bee Happy for my background. I love the grouping of flowers at the bottom corner!  I used both the Red Dot print and navy floral of Let It Grow under my photos.  
The Expressions Cardstock Stickers come with four different alpha sets to choose from! I used the navy and green letters for my title!  Again, I layered both die cut and chipboard flowers from the collection around my title. I also love the little colored label stickers from the 4x6 Stickers.....they are perfect for a little journaling or to insert a date!   
How adorable are the little gnomes in this collection?!  I couldn't resist adding one of the cute guys from one of the 4x6 Sticker Sheets! I used some pop dots under the sun die cut to give my page some dimension; I love the sentiment!
Showing more of the die cut flowers as well as one of the Bradz and circle journaling spot (included in the 4x6 Sticker Sheets).  
I adhered a portion of one of the border stickers from the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers sheet at the bottom left of my page to jot down some journaling. 
Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the collection in its entirety by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!  



Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today and I'm so excited to share my layouts using the new Sunshine & Happiness collection!  I am so in love with the bright, fun colors of this line!   Since I'm ready for the warm sunny days of summer, both of my layouts are summer themed!  However, Sunshine & Happiness can be used for pretty much any project!  
My first layout, "Sweet Summer Days", I captured my nephew having a cool summer treat!  (My sister graciously gives me photos of my niece and nephew to scrap since my kids are at that age where they dislike having their picture taken!)  I layered the bright orange, yellows, and blues of the collection under my photos. 
One of the many things I appreciate about Simple Stories is that there are always a variety of embellishments to choose from!  How cute are the Bits and Pieces die cuts?  And of course, there are always coordinating Enamel Dots!  For my title, I used a combination of letter stickers from the Expressions Cardstock Stickers and the multi-colored chipboard "Summer" from the 6x12 Chipboard sheet.  
I layered one of the Bits and Pieces cards with a label and sentiment sticker from the 4x6 Sticker Sheets.  To accent, I added my favorite embellishments: Bradz and Enamel Dots!  
Layering smaller Bits and Pieces and stickers is one of my favorites ways to accent my page!  I love the bright sun from the Bits and Pieces, as well as the sentiment phrases!  
For my second layout, "Hello Summer" I knew I wanted to use this favorite photo with this collection!  I layered the many patterns of Sunshine & Happiness as well as utilized one of the journaling cards from the 3x4 Journaling Card Elements.
My title is cut from the Lemon Stripe pattern and the Simple Stories "Hello Summer" cut file from the Silhouette online design store.  I also added stickers from the Expressions and Fundamentals Cardstock Sticker Sheets!  
Again with more layering..... I love adding clusters of embellishments on a corner of my photo! I love the colorful bird from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet, as well pieces of the border stickers from the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers.  No layout is complete without a few Enamel Dots and Bradz!  
I used a piece of a border sticker as you would washi tape on the bottom of my 3x4 Journaling Card and a Bradz to accent. I thought a little bit of stitching would complete the look; I love using my sewing machine on my pages!
I used another Simple Stories cut file, "Stars Card" with the Lime Stripe patterned paper and layered it under my journaling card. I also added a cute tab stickers from the Fundamental Cardstock Sticker sheet, as well as a circle/heart journaling spot from the 4x6 Stickers.
Thank you for stopping by today!  Which is your favorite pattern from Sunshine & Happiness?  Check out all of the collection in its entirety by clicking here! Have a wonderful day!  


Hello! Jennifer on the blog today to share two layouts I created using the Hero Simple Set. I have to say I do love using the simple sets because you have everything you need to create your project!  Of course I adore the bigger collections with more embellishments but the simple sets are a lot of fun.  I also really wanted to create layouts with Hero because of my military background!  
For my first layout, "Battle Buddies"  I cut the striped edges from the B-side of "Brave" and adhered to three sides of my white cardstock. I then lined the bottom of the page with pieces from "Loyalty" and "Courage. I love that the colors of Hero are the traditional red, white and blue along with grey and camo mixed in!   
I used the camouflage letter stickers from the 6x12 Expression Stickers for my title as well as accented with tiny heart and star stickers from the same sheet. 
Using my Silhouette, I cut different pennant shapes from the patterned papers and adhere under my photo. I love the star/circle stickers and they make a great accent! Here, I adhere a light blue sticker with a staple over two of the pennants. 
I'm a huge fan of creating banners so I continued with the theme across the top of my page. I stitched through with my sewing machine as well as added brads from my stash to create some depth.  Also, the cute little star stickers from the 6x12 Fundamental Stickers make cute accents!  
The Fundamental Stickers also include many fitting sentiments such as this "Basic Training" sticker. I also used a small amount of washi tape and wood veneer stars from my stash.  Lastly,  I added a few ink splatters to my background.  

For my second layout, "Honor",  I adhered an 11x11 piece of the dark blue "Brave" onto the B-side of "Loyalty".  I also added a strip of the B-side of "Courage" as well.  And my layouts aren't complete without stitching and you can see I stitched around the edges. 

For this layout I wanted to utilize the Journaling Cards of Elements 1 and 2. I layered two of the 4x6 cards underneath my photo as well as a 3x4 card for my title and journaling.  I used the "honor" sentiment sticker from the 6x12 Fundamental Stickers over the heart as well as added a sentiment from the 6x12 Expression Stickers. At the top of my journal card, I added a star/circle sticker and secured with a staple. 
I also added two additional star/circle stickers to the edge of my photo as well as some bakers twine to accent.  
I typed my journaling on my electric typewriter and adhered it just inside my photo so that only three edges are shown.  Again, I added washi tape as well as a a wooden veneer star.  
​Underneath my photo, I used a star cut file from my Silhouette using white card stock as well a more ink splatters to accent.  
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will be inspired to document a patriotic event or even a loved one's military career! The Hero collection is perfect for both!