Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here to share a project I created with the lovely Holly Jolly collection!  Most of the time you see layouts from me but today I    created a fun home decor project!  Using an 8x8 shadow box I  purchased at a local craft store, I  showcased a favorite holiday photo of my kids using the beautiful prints and ephemera of Holly Jolly!

I  am a big lover of plaid prints so I  knew I  wanted to incorporate it into my project!  I  cut a 7x7 inch piece of Cozy Christmas followed by a 6.75 x 6.75 inch of the floral print of Home for the Holidays.  I  adhered the two together and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine (I  sew on everything!).  From the 6x12 Chipboard, I  adhered the red script "believe" for my title just under my photo allowing some to overlap.  

Just below my title, I  added a small strip of one of the three Washi Tapes at the junction of my two background papers.  I  then added a small sentiment sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet.  

I  love that Simple Stories always offers so many choices on embellishments!  You can see the beautiful floral cluster from the Bits and Pieces that I     adhered the bottom right corner of my photo.  Using pop dots, I  added the wood grain "December 25" journal circle from the Journal Bits and Pieces

The Bow Clips are always a nice addition to your projects!  Here, I  slid one just under the top of my photo!  You receive four different prints in each pack! 

The Journal Bits and Pieces not only has shapes for jotting down information about your pictures, but also these cute sentiment strips! I  added one at the top border of my photo as well as a few coordinating Enamel Dots

Before assembling my shadow box, I  added these colored jingle bells I  had in my stash inside for a fun shaker effect!  

Using my hot glue gun, I  adhered plaid Christmas ribbon around my shadow box and added a bow on top!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to do some DIY home decor projects with your favorite Simple Stories collection! Have a great day!


Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share with you a page I  created with the new Fall Farmhouse collection!  I  cannot tell you how lovely this line is in person with the soft fall colors and rustic prints!  There are so many gorgeous elements included in Fall Farmhouse to make your next layout or project perfect!  

I began with the wood grain print of the B side of So Very Grateful as my background. With my Silhouette, I  cut a 6.5 diameter circle from the 

Fall Memories print to go behind my photo.  Then using the B side of Simply Thankful, I  cut a circle wreath using the Simple Stories "Wreath" cut file from the Silhouette store (#214849).    The Fall Farmhouse Bits and Pieces pack includes many shapes and sentiments such as this script "autumn" I  used for my title.  I  adhered the die cut using pop dots to add some dimension. 

The Journal Bits and Pieces has many great journaling spots, small sentiments, and cute signs to accent your project! I  chose this fun gold colored framed journaling spot which I  added two die cut pumpkins from the Bits and Pieces. You can also spy one of the three beautiful coordinating Washi Tapes at the top! 

From the 6x12 Chipboard, I  adhered the buffalo plaid banner across the bottom of my photo!  I  know I've said this many times before, but I  love banners and am always excited to see them on the Chipboard or Sticker sheets! You will also notice a few die cut leaves sprinkled around my wreath as well! These can be found in the Bits and Pieces pack! 

One of the recent new embellishments from Simple Stories are the Bow Clips! You receive four lovely clips in each pack! They can be used in planners, mini albums, or slid under a photo as I  did here! 

From the Fall Farmhouse Simple Basics Kit, I  cut leaves and branches on my Silhouette to add to my wreath. I  love that you can choose from a solid color or dotted as shown here. 

Fall Farmhouse has a set of coordinating Enamel Dots which I    sprinkled around two different areas of my page! These embellishments make great accents! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog! Check out Fall Farmhouse in its entirety by clicking HERE! Have a great day!


Hello!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share with you another awesome collection by Simple Stories! The new Happy Trails line is perfect for documenting your favorite outdoor activities or a fun vacation!  I used photos from a hike our family did while in northern Michigan!  

I  love anything with woodgrain print so I  wanted the B side of Happy Camper to be a majority of my background. I  also added the bright yellow print of The Great Outdoors as well as the fun floral print of Back to Nature.  When creating my layouts, I  feel that you can add complimentary prints even if its a strip of paper here and there. 

I  am loving that Simple Stories is offering both a Journal and Icon Bits and Pieces in some of the collections.  This means more selection for your projects!  I  usually go through each one to pick out what I  think I  would like to use on my page. The floral clusters  from the Icon Bits and Pieces caught my eye. I  knew I  wanted to incorporated them especially since they compliment the floral print of Back to Nature. I  adhered them around the cute tag from the Journal Bits and Pieces using pop dots on a couple for dimension. My title is the adorable hiking boot and can be found on the 6x12 Chipboard.

At the bottom corner of my photo, you can see I  utilized another floral cluster as well as added two of the typed sentiments found on the 

Combo Sticker sheet.  You can also see this is where I  snuck in additional prints; using a border punch is a great way to add a small break in the focal line. I  also adhered a very small strip of the beautiful plaid of Lakeside, using my sewing machine to stitch through.  

I  added a small strip of the B side of Back to Nature at the right edge of my page again stitching through with my sewing machine. 

The Combo Sticker sheet offers many diverse accents such as sticker tabs or different sentiments to add to your photos or underneath journaling. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to document about a favorite outdoor memory using Happy Trails or another great Simple Stories collection! Have a great day!