Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created using the very fun Freezin' Season collection! With the recent negative temperatures in the Midwest we've had a lot of freezing going on!  Before it got too cold, my kids indulged me in a little snowy photo shoot (I  may or may not have had to bribe them). 

I  love all of the cut files  Simple Stories has to offer in the Silhouette shop! Using a white piece of cardstock, I  cut a 10.5x10.5 square of the Crosses Background. Before adhering it to the B side of Frosty Friends, I  used my circle punch on multiple patterns to back the negative spaces behind the crosses.

Once I  adhered my white cardstock down, I  stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. I  then added a strip of color at the bottom using the beautiful teal of Brrlow Zero and Snuggle Up.  It is here that I  affixed my title using the die cut words from the Bits and Pieces pack. You can also spy pieces of the coordinating Washi Tape as well as a cute typed sentiment sticker from the 4x6 Stickers.

For my journaling, I  cut apart two of the 3x4 Elements to layer next to my photo. I  love that there is always one that has a ledger or notebook print since its one of my favorites! I  then pulled in some accents from the 6x12 Chipboard as well as additional Bits and Pieces and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet. I  am a fan of using dimension, so I  will usually affix two or more elements with pop dots.

Simple Stories' collections never fail on the variety or amount of embellishments to choose from when constructing your projects!  Even a simple sticker tab, such as the one shown, is a nice accent to give additional color and contrast to your page. 

Here, at the top of my layout, I  used the same plaid print in the Washi tape along with two of the mini pennants from the 4x6 Stickers.  It's a good technique to break up white space as well as add color.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check out the entire Freezin Season collection as well as what is  new for Simple Stories! You can see everything by visiting the Products page! Have a great day!


Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share with you a layout I  created using the fun Kissing Booth collection! Of course this line is geared towards Valentines Day, however it really can be used for just about any theme! For example, this photo of my daughter was taken this past summer! It's such a "girly" picture and there are so many great patterns in Kissing Booth!

I almost always start with a plain background for my layouts so I  began with a piece of kraft cardstock. Then using the beautiful floral print of "Love & Adore", I  cut a heart die cut from my Silhouette (Flower Heart by Paige Evans #222462).  For my title, I  used the  script "love you" from the 6x12 Chipboard. I really love the black/white color combination against the bold reds and pinks!  I also added a floral cluster found on the Combo Sticker sheet which I  popped up with foam tape!

The Bits and Pieces pack never disappoints with cute journaling spots such as this fun heart shaped ledger print! The little flowers are a nice addition, too!  I  always love to add a couple sentiment stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet as well as one of the 4x6 Stickers!

Here, you can see I  added in additional patterns under some of the flowers by using my circle punch. I  then finished the look with a bit of stitching with my sewing machine.

Around the edges of my heart, I  added smaller embellishments such as this floral cluster from the 6x12 Chipboard. I  also tied in the plaid pattern of "Crazy In Love" with this sticker tab tucked underneath the top of my photo (I adhered strips of the same paper at the top and bottom of my layout as well as in the center of some of the flowers of my die cut).

The Kissing Booth collection also includes Puffy Stickers which make a fun accent! I  love the tiny ones that look like candy hearts!  I  added a few around my layout to add extra dimension along with some paint splatters. 

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Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a page I created using the beautiful Kissing Booth collection!  This line has the right combination of vintage and whimsical mixed with its classic prints and florals!  Kissing Booth can be used of course for Valentines Day, but also for weddings, love, or any theme that fits your project!  I  actually documented a photo I  took on a family trip to Michigan this past summer! We stopped to eat at a restaurant that had a large metal heart on the side; of course I  bribed my kids for a photo!

I  began with kraft cardstock for my background then layered the multi-print heart pattern of Love Day across the top third.  For my title, I   used a cut file from Just Nick with white cardstock and three favorite prints (I  LOVE the plaid of Crazy In Love!). I  then added accents such as the cute little hearts from the Puffy Stickers as well as a sentiment from the 4x6 Stickers.

I  always like to utilize the Journaling Elements if possible...especially if there is a ledger/notebook print!  This card from the 3x4 Elements was perfect to jot down information about my photo.  I  did layer another 3x4 card underneath for contrast as well as added a date stamp and sentiment. You can also see additional cute embellishments such as the xoxo tag from the Bits and Pieces and the "jar of hearts" found on the 6x12 Chipboard.

At the top left corner of my page, I  added my own banner using a hand punch. I  found my prints on the 4x6 Horizontal and Vertical Elements.  After stitching through the top with my sewing machine, I  added chipboard hearts and another cute sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see the entire collection of Kissing Booth by going HERE!  Have a great day!