Marcia Dehn-Nix's Blog Posts

Hello Simple Stories fans!

Marcia here today with a Spring layout I created with the gorgeous Simple Stories Bliss collection. I just love the soft purples, pinks, and greens in this collection with the pops of black. It is so perfect for Spring photos. I dug out some older photos of my daughter where she was wearing a purple jacket and blowing bubbles from the front steps. 

I wanted to use lots of circles on my layout to reinforce the bubble theme. I used a variety of pattern papers and cut my circles in different sizes, arranging them on my layout so the larger circles were in the middle and the smaller ones are at the top and bottom. I mixed in a few circles cut from vellum as well. I even framed one of my photos using a circular cut file.

I like mixing fonts for my title. I used an Outline Alpha here for 'Bubble' as I wanted the letters to resemble bubbles and combined it with the scripty 'Bliss' chipboard text.

The Clear Stickers were perfect for adding even more dimensional bubbles with adorable butterflies or fun text. Then I embellished with more chipboard, adorable bits and pieces, and phrase stickers.

I love how this turned out! I know the Bliss collection would be perfect for your Spring scrapping too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Hello Simple Stories friends! Marcia here today for some layout inspiration with the beautiful Simple Stories Faith collection. This collection has some gorgeous pattern papers along with faith based die cuts and verses and can definitely be used for scrapbooking and cardmaking in addition to Bible journaling. 


For my first layout I Have No Greater Joy, I am not scrapping a religious photo but the photo goes well with the biblical verse I chose to use for my title. I used one of my favorite pattern papers for the background. I didn't want to cover too much of the paper up, so I die cut a larger title and used a single photo in the lower corner. 



The negative space of my title is backed with white cardstock and to emphasize the word Joy, I backed it with a pretty floral pattern paper. Then I added the die cut words using a script font in navy over the top. Mixing fonts and colors in a title adds interest.



I kept the embellishments to a minimum, using only the chipboard sticker butterflies, enamel dots, and a couple of stickers.





For my second layout I really wanted to scrap some photos from my nephew's baptism. In I Am A Child Of God, I used a big sun die cut to symbolize God's grace. I love how bright and happy this turned out.



I added texture by machine stitching the yellow sun rays. The Grace chipboard sticker adds dimension as does the butterfly.



I love this cute little sheep Bits & Pieces die cut. The verse was perfect for my baptism photos too.



Under the photos you can see one of the Faith collection's washi tapes with words of inspiration adorning it. Isn't it beautiful! I embellished with some chipboard sticker flowers, decorative brads and enamel dots.



The 3x4 journaling card makes for a perfect title.



Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!


Marcia here today with some Simple Stories Domestic Bliss inspiration. This is such a fun collection for your everyday photos around the house. The tongue in cheek humor will make you laugh, guaranteed! The pattern papers are gorgeous with colors perfect for Spring paper crafting too. 


For my first layout, I wanted to scrap a family photo with the 4x6 journal card with a house and the quote "Love my home, love the people there". I thought it would be fun to mimic one of the pattern papers with pie charts and create my own super-sized pie chart. I sized one of the openings to fit the journal card, then backed the other spaces with different pattern papers. Here is how it turned out...



I embellished with a Bits & Pieces die cut house, sofa, lamp, and picture frame to reinforce the home theme. I then added some chipboard flowers and enamel dots for dimension.



This collection has some wonderful Decorative Brads and Epoxy Metal Clips.



For my title "BLISS", I used some stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Sheets. You can also see one of the Domestic Bliss washi tapes just under my photo. Aren't those hearts just perfect!



I also made a couple of box cards using the World's Best Mom cut file from SVGcuts. These are so fun. I love that they can be used as decor pieces too and give joy to the recipient for many days.



Wouldn't this make a great housewarming card! I used stickers from the 4x6 sticker sheets for my sentiment on the back of the card. This floral pattern paper is one of my favorites. I love those dainty flowers.



and check out that Decorative Brads alarm clock ... it makes the perfect stove timer, lol. Enamel dots are used for the burner dials on the front of my stove.



Here is what the card looks like from a top down view...



Box cards are a bit addicting, so of course I made a second one, For this box card, I created this wonderful teapot, This one showcases another gorgeous floral pattern paper combined with the pink dotted pattern paper. Chipboard sticker flowers and buttons are combined with a flower sticker and sentiment.

On the back side of the teapot I used a pretty vase of flowers and a "Mom Rules" sticker.
Here is another view so you can see the dimension. A gift card would fit perfectly taped on the inside.
The Domestic Bliss collection is a must in my book and one of my favorites from CHA. Be sure to check it out.  Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!