Jennifer Haggerty's Blog Posts

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created with the gorgeous Bloom collection! There is so much to love with this line; from the floral prints to the pastel colors contrasted with pops of black!  I  "stole" a photo from my daughter's Instagram that I  thought would be perfect to use with Bloom (even her dress matches the fun florals!). For my background, I cut the black dots from Everyday Counts and paired it with the tiny flowers of the B side of the 4x6 Elements.

​I used the beautiful black floral chipboard "Bloom" letters from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.  It makes for a perfect title for my page plus it stands out agains the lighter background. 

​I  cut apart some of the 3x4 Elements to layer under my photo such as this blue ledger print. I  then use coordinating embellishments if I want to cover up what is printed on the card.  I  love to layer little floral clusters from the Bits and Pieces as well as add in popped up coordinating stickers. 

​How cute is this pink ledger 3x4 Element with a black dotted heart? I  knew wanted to have this accent my photo (I  love ledger print!). I  layered a floral tab fro the Combo Sticker Sheet underneath the edge as well as added a small chipboard flower. 

One of my all time favorite embellishments are the 4x6 Sticker Sheets!  There are so many cute, small accent pieces you can find such as this typed sentiment sticker. Also, one of the sheets has decorative strips of patterned perfect to layer under cards or photos! 

​And what collection wouldn't be complete without a banner sticker? I  love to add these to the bottom or corner of my photos.  The "tassel" pennants are an adorable addition to the banner along with accent flowers! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Bloom collection in its entirety by going to the Products page! And don't forget to see what Simple Stories has coming up later this year!  Have a great day!


Hello friends! Jennifer on the blog today to share a page I  created using the Hometown USA Simple Set!  The 4th of July is a big holiday for our family as we enjoy yearly traditions such as watching local fireworks and cooking out with neighbors!  Hometown USA includes classy prints with the patriotic red, white, and blue which was perfect for this favorite photo of my daughter enjoying a sparkler before fireworks!

I  wanted to incorporate stars for my background so I  utilized the "Star"  Cut File from Simple Stories (file #170092) found in the Silhouette shop. I  opened the replicate screen to duplicate the shape as well as alter size as I  see fit.  Once my background was cut, I  backed each open space with patterned paper from the collection. 

​Next, I  knew I  wanted to use some hand stitching as well as my usual sewing machine.  With a paper piercer and ruler, I  placed holes around my star. Then, using embroidery floss in dark blue, I  stitch around selected star shapes.  

Here is the end result of the stitching!  Some of the stars I  decided to just punch holes at each point so there would be less stitching (which means smoother transitions). One my bottom star, I  used a pop dot to adhere the heart flag sticker to accent. 

Simple Stories has a large selection of cut files to choose from including this "Sparkle" I used for my title (file #83862)! I  then accented with two of the cute sentiment stickers found on the Hometown USA 6x12 Sticker Sheet. Of course, I had to use the sparkler as well!  

​I'm so loving this banner!  I   adhered it with pop dots across my page to help break up the sections as well as to accent my journaling.  

Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the entire Hometown USA collection by visiting the Products page! While you are there, see what is coming up for Simple Stories!  Have a great day!


Hello! Jennifer on the blog today to share a page I created using the fun Good Vibes collection!  This line has something for just about everyone with its bold colors and patterns mixed in with muted grays and pastels! You could scrap an "every day" kind of event, spring, or summer vacations!  For me, I wanted to document a favorite photo of my teen daughter. I sometimes "steal" pictures off her Instagram since she's not too keen on having her photo taken LOL

One of my favorite prints of Good Vibes is the grey/woodgrain and white chevron print of "Be Amazing" so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into my page! I  adhered strips to each side  along with both prints of "You Got This"! Using my sewing machine, I added stitching through the strips. 

The 6x12 Chipboard Sheet has many fun pieces to choose from to accent your page! I used the hot pink "good vibes" script along with the multi-colored heart for my title.  The bright colors are eye-catching as well as bring the prints together! You can also spy the coordinating Aztec Washi Tape that ties in with the paper as well as border strip on the Combo Sticker Sheet!


The Bits and Pieces pack has many different sized accents for your page such as this circle journaling spot and fun sentiment!  I   added a small flag from one of the 4x6 Sticker Sheets as well.  Anyone else out there starting to hoard the Carpe Diem Roller Stamps? They are so fun to use on scrapbook pages or in mini albums! I  used the I  Am Roller Stamp to accent my journaling as well as on other spots on my page. 

​To the left of my photo, I layered different embellishments to create a semi-border and used pop dots where needed. I  did not have any certain rules on whether the embellishments had to touch; just whatever looked right. Sometimes a finished page is by a bit of trial and error! I  am known to rip items off my page until it looks "just right" LOL

​Showing more of the layers including this floral cluster and cute nail polish bottle! Adding in smaller stickers such as hearts or the circle sentiments from the 4x6 Sticker Sheets is a nice accent.  

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can visit the Products page to see the entire Good Vibes collection, as well as what Simple Stories has coming up!  Have a great day!