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Hi there!  Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project very dear to my heart.   A couple years ago, i fell in love with the simple set Heart collection, and bought doubles of each piece (which still sits nicely in my favorite stash drawer), so imagine my joy when Simple Stories announced that they will be relaunching my beloved HEART collection as a complete collection!  Well, i quickly went through  my picture folder to find the last picture of my kids with my grandfather to create this page using this beautiful collection.

Unfortunately, we lost my grandfather a bit after this picture was taken, so i set to bring the feelings the picture conveys to live.  For this, I pulled a cut file from JustNick studio, copied and welded two of the images so that it created the column of hearts, and had my Silhouette cut if from white cardstock.

The empty heart spaces were backed with different papers from the collection found in the 6x8   paper pad.  A bit of foam adhesive in between patterned paper and cut out create that soft shadow/ dimension on the page.

The cut  out was glued to the b-side of  the So Loved paper - i had this paper trimmed about one quarter of an inch on each side, and attached to the b-side of the 2x2 Elements paper.  Before securing the cut out to the page,  i used some gold ink and the Always in my Heart Stamp set to add a few hearts to some places in the background.

 Once i glued the background, i used some of the Snap cards to back and create layers behind the picture , and attached it to the bottom left side of the cut out.        I chose to add a cluster of embellishments (stickers, ephemera and chipboard stickers) to the corners of the picture.  

To finish the page, i added a title for this page by mixing ephemera and a few stickers. A few lines of journal complete this fitting tribute to my "Papacito". 

I hope you too are inspired by the new HEART collection from Simple Stories. It truly is the perfect collection to express your love. As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how it all came together.

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Hi, there!  Nathalie with you today with a new project fit for the upcoming Father's Day weekend, and what better way to celebrate and document those sweet memories than to use the new Dad Life collection from Simple Stories.

 

 

To start this page, I used cut file design # 249913 from Paige Evans - Silhouette Store- and cut the Star wreath out of white cardstock.

 

 

The stars in the die cut were back with papers from the Dad Life collection. A few of the stars were kept blank so that they create a few breaks from all the patterned paper stars and to help create a dimensional look for the  page

 

 

Once the wreath was ready, it was glued to the background (Say Cheese 4 basics paper) so that it sit a bit off the layout. Carefully, I trimmed the excess and then glued it to other side of the page, so that  it reads as a link of circles.   

 

 

 

The picture was backed and layered with papers from the collection and then glued onto the layout. Using stickers and fussy cut images from the collection, clusters were created around the picture and layout. One of the large stickers was then propped with foam adhesive so that it serves as the title for  the page.

 

 

I hope this has inspired you to check the new DAD LIFE collection from Simple Stories. It is the perfect collection to document your Father's day celebrations or daily life.

 

As always please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.

 

XO

 

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Hi friends!  Nathalie here today with a new layout that celebrates Mom's Love, and what better way to document it than with the new Simple Stories "MOM'S DAY" collection.

The colors and florals in the Mom's Day collection were the inspiration for this layout all about  the relationship my sister and nephew are building.  For this I pulled a cut file from Handipaper to create the large title of the layout.

I used the papers (including the cut apart elements) to back the empty spaces of the cut out, and then decided to glue the title in the center of the background - Sn@p Basics Birch/ White Grid paper- with a bit of foam adhesive.  

Before gluing the pictures down, I fussy cut lots of florals from the elements paper, and the My Mum paper; in addition, i also cut out the banners from the elements to use in the cluster and as part of the title.   I trimmed the edges of the background, and added strips of the Mom's Day collection to its sides.

The pictures were then glued on opposite sides of the title so that they form a vertical line on the page, and added the fussy cut florals and embellishments from the Mom's Day collection to just frame the pictures.  A few lines of journal and some pink gems complete the page.

The new Mom's Day collection  is simply perfect to document all your Mom special moments and the upcoming Mother's Day celebrations.  Hope you all have a blessed Mother's Day!

XO

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