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Hi there! Nathalie with you today to share with you a layout all about the most joyful time of the year, Christmas.  The new Simple Stories collections are so festive and joyous that it was hard to chose which one to use to document a picture of my littles (niece and nephew).   Well, after much debating, I went for the new MERRY and BRIGHT collection to create this page.

To build this page, I used a Paige Evans cut file to create the wreath base from the 4x6 Horizontal elements paper and vellum, and then handstitched them to the Sn@p Basic 12x12 Cream ledger paper.

Next the poinsettas were created using a cut file from Just Nick Studio from the It is a Wonderful Life paper and another paper from the 6x8 paper pad.  To break some of the red, i used a paper from the High Style paper pad to cut a few poinsettas, too

The flowers were built and glued onto the page.  Then i used a Silhouette design to cut the ivy and pine leaves that are layered under the flowers from the Joy and Happiness paper.

The picture was then added in the middle of the flower cluster, and then just a few embellishments from the chipboard, puffy and cardstock stickers were added around it.  To finish the page, the title was created using a die cut piece from the Merry and Bright collection along with a few more stickers.   A few gold and white ink splatters complete this page.

Love how this turned out, and i am sure my sister will be framing this page as a Christmas decor piece for her home.  I hope you are all inspired to check the new Merry and Bright collection from Simple Stories,  it is sure to help you record all your upcoming memories.

XO

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Hello everyone!  Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates all those past Halloween memories.  My kids are now teenagers, which means they have stopped wearing customes, but i still have lots of pictures of all the Halloweens past, and the new SIMPLE VINTAGE HALLOWEEN was perfect to bring those memories to live.

First i used a cut file from the Cut Shoppe to create all the bats from the Fright Night, Beware and 2x2 element papers.  While the papers were being cut, the background was being constructed with some black paint, orange and gold watercolor.

The bat cut outs were layered, then hand stitched to the page.   A bit of foam adhesive and strong glue was added to create the illusion of movement on the bats's wings.

There are so many cute embellishments in the Simple Vintage Halloween collection, that it was so easy to use them to create layered clusters around the picture.

To create the title of this page, I simply used the bottom left corner of the picture to layer some embellishments in a cluster, and then added the die cut piece on top of it all to form my title.

Love how this turned out!  The new SIMPLE VINTAGE HALLOWEEN from Simple Stories is the perfect collection to document your past and present Halloween memories.  You are going to love it!  Have a Great Halloween!!!

XO

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Hi there, Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of Fall.   I think that i look forward to the Fall season more than anything else; it's the cozy feeling, the colors, the cooler weather, PSL( Pumpkin Spice Latte!) and of course the crunching leaves.  And this year, Simple Stories new collection, "FOREVER FALL", is the perfect one to document all these treasured moments

To construct this page, a cut file from the Silhouette store was used to cut out letters to form the title from various papers from the collection.

While i hand stitched the title, I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to a group of leaves from all the papers in the collection. The color palette of the papers and designs in the collection are just perfect for the season, that i just couldn't chose one!

To have all the details of the page pop, I chose to use the Sn@p Basic Walnut/Cream Dot paper as a mat for this page.  Once the title was set in place, I layered some of the leaves at both corners of the title

A few stickers and die cuts were also nestled around the clusters just to  bring more interest to the page.  I added the small, "Hello", circle die cut behind the top corner of the title so that it can read as "HELLO FALL".

Since Fall is my favorite season, there is always so many memories being made outdoors; the picture was embellished with a few clusters at the top and bottom right corner. Just love all the embellishments included in the FOREVER FALL collection.

I hope this page has inspired you start your Fall documenting. The FOREVER FALL collection by Simple Stories is sure to bring the season to your page! 

Happy Fall you all

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