Marcia Dehn-Nix's Blog Posts

Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today with an adorable layout that I created with the new Simple Stories Little Princess collection. This collection is so cute!!!! It's perfect for those little girl layouts, but versatile enough with lots of pattern papers that could do double duty on birthday layouts and more. My two girls loved to dress-up when they were little and pretend that they were fairy princesses. On my layout today, I am scrapping one of the dress-up photos I have of my daughter, complete with ballerina tutu, magic wand, and baggy tights, lol.  I wanted to create a fairy tale scene for my background so I decided to create some fluffy clouds using a stencil and distress ink. It was the perfect backdrop for a dragon protecting a castle, a beautiful princess, a magical swan, and royal banners. 

I used die cuts from the Tags & Frames pack to create a grid based layout. I embellished each frame with fun, adorable die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack as well as chipboard and stickers, creating little make believe scenes within my frames.

Of course my little princess needed a frog prince who desperately needed a kiss to embellish her photo. Check out these cute bow clips too!

The banners were created from lots of different pattern papers. These I stitched together with my sewing machine before adhering to my layout with foam dots. I love how bright and colorful they are! 

If you have girls, the Little Princess collection is a must. It is perfect for documenting your little girl's adventures in the land of make believe. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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Marcia here today with a layout all about LOVE that I created with the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. This collection is so gorgeous!!!! When I saw those beautiful floral pattern papers I knew I was going to be doing a lot of fussy cutting! I wanted to display those florals in a rustic setting so I chose a woodgrain pattern paper from the SN@P! Basics paper pack for my background. Every layout about love needs a heart too, right? I found a gorgeous heart digital cut file in the Handipaper Etsy shop. Here is how my layout turned out ...

I backed the heart with the Crazy for You pattern paper. I really like how the black and red contrasted with my black and white photo. There are more gorgeous flowers in the Bits and Pieces die cut packs. They are great for layering. I added a little sticker bird here in this cluster. Isn't he adorable. Those fussy cut flowers are tucked behind my photo as well as peeking out from around that big heart cut file.

The Be Mine die cut was perfect to use for my title. You can see more of those fussy cut flowers peeking out underneath it. A few scattered chipboard hearts helps to add some dimension.

The pattern paper with the tickets is fun to cut into strips. I combined it with a border sticker to ground my journaling spot. This embellishment cluster has another bird from the puffy stickers pack. The puffy stickers are a great way to add dimension as well.

Put the Kissing Booth collection on your must have list. It is perfect for documenting all your love stories and more.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today with a fun Winter layout I created with the Simple Stories Freezin' Season collection. I live in Minnesota, so am all too familiar with snow ... and cold. Somedays you just need to get outside and play though or that cabin fever sets in. One of my favorite outdoor winter activities is sledding. All you need is a hill and a sled. The bigger the hill the better. I love the adrenaline rush you get as you are hurtling downhill with the wind in your face. It was so fun seeing my nephew enjoying sledding too.

I knew I wanted to create hills of snow on my layout. I used various pattern papers to achieve this and cut them in curves to resemble hills. Then I embellished my hills with an adorable snowman, a penguin, a polar bear, and a village of houses. It was fun layering the bits and pieces words "brrrr', "shiver", and "chilly" along with other fun elements.

 

When sledding, you start at the top of the hill ... so I wanted to arrange my photos at the top of my page. Tucked in an around my photos are another cute snowman, some snowflakes and phrase stickers, and a bits and pieces tree (because you got to watch out for those trees when sledding!).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to get out and play in the snow! Don't forget your camera so you can document those moments with the Freezin' Season collection.

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