Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created with the very fun Happy Haunting! I  am a huge Halloween fan so I  always look forward to the new collections from Simple Stories!  Happy Haunting definitely doesn't disappoint with its bold prints as well as the greys and pinks mixed in with the traditional colors! And the ephemera is adorable without being too cute-sy! 

I  began with the black dot print of the B side of Utterly Spooky as my base. I  then adhered a 6x12 portion of Hocus Pocus to the top. At the "seam" of the two patterns, I  added in additional prints to layer under my photos (which I  matted onto white cardstock).  

For my title, I  used the cute "BOO" die cut from the Happy Haunting Journal Bits and Pieces as well as the floral tag you see hanging down. I  had some Halloween colored bakers twine in my stash and thought it would look cute tied onto the end of the tag. 

 I also  utilized much of the die cut flowers from the Happy Haunting Icon Bits and Pieces pack adhering them in clusters at the corners of my photos.  A few of them are affixed with pop dots to add dimension. 

Here is a close up of my second cluster of flowers. This time I  added the cute girl ghost with pop dots, as well as a pink pumpkin. This layout is for my daughter so I  decided to "go girly". However, Happy Haunting has elements that will work for feminine or masculine projects.  You can also see I  added a journaling spot as well as little sentiment stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet. 

After I  thought I  was finished with my layout, I  felt like it needed something more. I  adhered a small strip of patterned paper at the top and bottom of my page, stitched through with my sewing machine, and then tore the edges as shown. I  felt like this helped to break up the smaller patterns.  I  also added some of the smaller die cut flowers around my title accenting with enamel dots from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog!  You can see Happy Haunting in its entirety by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!


Hello friends! Its Jennifer and I'm here to share a layout I created with the new Say Cheese Halloween collection!  I  know we are still in the swing of summer, but Halloween will be here before we know it  (and its my favorite holiday) ! Say Cheese Halloween has fun bright colors along with the traditional orange and black!  Plus, it has elements just for Disney fans that you can incorporate into your project! 

I  began with adhering my kraft cardstock to the multi-colored dot print of So Creepy and stitched around the edges. I  then cut strips of some of my favorite prints and adhered them vertically in the center of my page. Before adhering my 5x7 photo, I  matted it onto white cardstock to help the prints pop.

I  love all of the cute shapes and sayings in the Say Cheese Halloween Bits and Pieces! I used this deco shaped plaid journaling spot to document about my photo. I  also added the cute pumpkin die cut, as well as the teal heart and arrow.  For my title, I  used pop dots to adhere the "Boo" sentiment from the Combo Sticker sheet.  

Say Cheese Halloween has so many great embellishments to choose from!  The Combo Sticker sheet alone has a multitude of whimsical characters and sentiments such as the multi-colored polka dot heart and "tis the season to be spooky" sentiment! I  love to layer my embellishments to create dimension. 

This cute die cut banner looks perfect draped across the upper corner of my photo! And the bat trio I  adhered with some foam tape at the top of my page. Both are found in the Say Cheese Bits and Pieces!

Thank you for reading today! Check out all of the goodies in the Say Cheese Halloween collection by visiting the Products page! Have a great day!


Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I  created with one of the new Halloween collections!  I  know its only July but I'm always so excited when the new fall and Halloween lines are debuted!  Happy Haunting has the traditional orange and black colors with greys and pinks mixed in! I  began with white cardstock as my background. Using the B side of Jeepers Creepers, I  cut out my spider web on the Silhouette. I  then added different prints to fill in the negative spaces of the web.

For my title, I  popped up the "Trick or Treat" die cut from the Happy Haunting Icon Bits and Pieces pack. The Icons are full of cute Halloween shapes as well as some fun sentiments!  I  also added a few enamel dots from my stash as well as a spider from the 6x12 Chipboard

The Happy Haunting line also includes Journal Bits and Pieces full of additional sentiments and of course, journaling spots! (If you are wondering whether you need both Bits and Pieces packs, you do!).  Here, I  used a grey-lined rectangle journal spot to document a little information about my page.   I  then added a fun sentiment above using pop dots.  

I  really love the whimsical shapes included in the Icons Bits and Pieces! Here I used two die cuts at the left of my photo, popping up the jack-o-lantern with foam tape.  I  also used one of the half-circle die cuts from the Journal Bits and Pieces to slide under the bottom of my picture.

Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check out the entire Happy Haunting collection as well as what Simple Stories has coming up next by visiting the Products page!