Monday, May 6, 2024

Double Page Layout Using Simple Stories Simple Vintage Spring Garden

 Hello everyone! I have two double page spreads to share with you today using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Spring Garden Collection. I also continued with the Easter theme from my last post. Get ready for some flowers, bunnies and butterflies. 

For the first layout I distressed a variety of papers to layer under the photos. I used some of the cut-apart cards in the paper pack for journaling. 

I also cut-apart some tags and attached some string from my stash. Finally, I embellished the layout with butterfly bits and piecescardstock titleschipboard stickersfoam stickers and enamel dots

My second layout uses the frames to the max. Even though they have embellishments incorporated, I added more for dimension. 

I added some bunnies and butterflies using a variety of embellishments - bits and pieces, chipboard stickers and foam stickers. 

I finished it off with some enamel dots and cut apart cards with twine bows. 

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to take a peek in the shop!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Spring Garden

 Hello everyone!

I have two layouts for you today using the Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Spring Garden" Collection. I managed to use some Easter pictures as there are bunnies and eggs on some of the papers!

I began this layout with one of the premade chipboard frames. I selected a title from the foam sticker pack and propped it up with some extra foam adhesive on the back. The cut file is free on the Scrapbooks and Cards Today blog. I cut the white outline first and then erased the outline of one bunny so I was left with just the inside. I copied and pasted those two pieces 16 times and then cut out the blue paper. This was so much easier than trying to back the white frame! I suppose I could've cut the blue sheet as one piece and laid the white outline on top but I didn't want to risk the paper tearing while cutting. I had some trouble with the white paper because it wasn't thick enough. I used blade level 4, force 33 and speed 4 with overcut. It worked really nicely on the blue paper because it came off as one piece but I was able to pop each piece out without any tearing. 

The tags are found on a cut apart paper in the paper pack. I used some chipboard stickers and a cardstock sticker to embellish the tag. 

The finishing touches were a chipboard bunny over a bits and pieces flower and enamel dots on the frame and bunny bows. 

The second layout uses this really pretty background paper from the kit. The scallop is a sticker on the cardstock sticker page in the kit. 

The pictures are matted with pieces from the manufacturer strips on several papers. 

I also cut apart some tags to matte the bottom right photo and the journaling card. I fussy cut the flowers and used lots of bits and piecesfoam stickers and cardstock stickers to embellish the page. The doily and the embroidery thread were the only pieces from my stash.

That's all for now. I'll be back again in a few weeks with a two-page spread.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 26, 2024

49 and Market Grove Collection - Part 2

  Hello everyone. Get ready to get green! I have two more layouts today with the 49 and Market - Grove Collection from Scrap Shotz. It's good to be green.

The first layout uses one piece of paper. It is cut in half and then that half was cut in half again. The company tag at the bottom of another two papers had the green band on the back and I used them to cover the seams. 

I decided to stamp some words and leaves on the page to for some contrast and interest. 

 The frame packacetate leaves and butterflies and envelope bits pack were what made the embellishments easy to use. The rub-ons are hard to find because they blend so well.

The second layout used a few different papers layered for the background and then lots of frames. I fussy cut the main leaves and butterflies and then layered acetate and rub-on ones underneath. The Thickers are from Simple Stories from a previous kit. I decided to stitch a little bit to match the fake stitching on the frames and ended up wrapping two of the frames in thread. 

This picture shows one of the rub-ons, stamping, fussy cutting and paint splatter.

This picture shows some of the stitching and fussy cutting.

That's all for now. Stop by the shop and check out this collection while it is still in stock!

Have a scrappy day!

Monday, February 12, 2024

49 and Market - Colour Swatch Grove Layouts

  Hello everyone! Are you in the mood for some green layouts? If so, I have two just for you. This is my first time using 49 and Market and it did not disappoint. The papers are thicker than any I've ever used which makes for a really strong base. I also loved the rub-ons. It is not something I've used a lot in the past, but it sure makes adding splatters precise and less messy. They also transferred very easily and they look like they are printed on the paper. 

The collection is called 'Colour Swatch - Grove'. The first layout I used the premade frames for my photos. Then I used some acetate leaves and butterflies to decorate the page. 

The pocket is in the envelope bits pack. Finally, some of those subtle details are rub-ons. It's hard to tell which ones!

The foam letters are from a previous Simple Stories kit.

The second layout uses all the same supplies as the first. The journaling tags can be found in the envelope bits package. It is much easier to see the elements up close. 

The acetate you can see the outline of the plastic around the leaves. But the two butterflies and the splatter between them are all rub-ons and look like they are part of the background paper. 

Those leaves below the butterfly are a rub-on and the leaves on the right are part of the patterned paper. Can't even tell the difference! I also couldn't help spattering some white paint around the page. 

That's all for now but I'll be back in two weeks with more Grove Collection layouts.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

More Scrap Shotz layouts using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Tis the Season Collection

  Hello again! I'm back with more of the Simple Stories "Simple Vintage 'Tis the Season" Collection from Scrap Shotz. Get ready for lots of embellishments!

The first layout uses one of the patterned papers as a border with some black cardstock around the inside. I noticed there were three journaling cards that all had similar brown paper with bits a pieces layered in behind. I added a few more to each card and added my text. The remainder of the layout has foam stickerschipboard pieces and brads to create clusters. 

The second layout uses one of the premade background papers. I tried to layer chipboard pieces behind the photos and in the corner clusters. The kit has an entire paper of cut apart tags from which I've used three to decorate the page. A little twine from my stash makes them look finished. My last task was to splatter black paint around the pictures. 

That is all for today. Have a scrappy day!

Monday, December 4, 2023

Scrap Shotz - Simple Stories Simple Vintage Tis the Season Layouts

  Happy December everyone! I have two Christmas layouts today using the Simple Stories - Simple Vintage 'Tis the Season Collection from Scrap Shotz. This collection has all the Simple Stories staples - ready-to-go background papers, cut apart tags, cut apart journaling cards and patterned papers for layering. 

The first layout uses a patterned paper as a frame. I cut out the striped paper to make an outside frame for another layout and cut a second frame from the leftover paper. I don't usually put a frame on my layouts like this, but it definitely created a look I would try again. The brown distressed papers on the left hand side are from the cut apart cards. On the right-hand side I tried to do a similar look with a different paper. I used brown ink to make it looked distressed and match the other side.

The big floral picture is actually a large piece of chipboard. These are great for filling the negative space on a layout. Another feature are the foam stickers. They were used for some of the flowers and titles to add some dimension. I also used some cardstock stickers that are in the paper kit. The final touch was to spatter some white gesso with a bit of water added to it.

My second layout uses a premade background paper. I was looking for a way to not always frame all my pictures, so I used photo corners from my stash. I also used a few doilies from my stash to add dimension. The trickiest part of the layout was to try to get the lantern as part of the image cluster on the bottom right. First, I fussy cut it from a different paper, then I cut through the background paper and tucked the lantern behind the white flower. The stickers are a variety of cardstock and foam stickers and a few foam-backed brads. Lastly, I splattered some watered down white gesso. 

That's all for today, but I'll be back on Wednesday with two more layouts!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Scrap Shotz Simple Stories "Here and There" Layouts

 Hello! Today I have two scrapbook layouts featuring the Simple Stories "Here and There" Collection.

If you did any traveling recently, this will be the collection for you! The main colours are dark blue, dark orange and pink. They really make light and bright pictures jump off the page. The shop has the kit and many embellishments available.

The first layout was inspired by the September challenge sketch in the Scrap Shotz Facebook group. I tend to have a hard time leaving white space on a page so this sketch was good for forcing me to use only one corner of the paper. 

To start, I double matted my photo. Then I cut some strips of paper and used a cardstock sticker for the strips at the bottom. The diagonal paper came in the kit but I added a piece of ribbon for dimension. The flowers are fussy cut from one of the papers. The rest of the embellishments are chipboard stickers or cardstock stickers. The final touch was to use a white pen to journal and then splatter some gesso.

My next layout was built around the title. I used my Silhouette Cameo to weld together the letters from the font. I backed each letter with a different colour from the striped paper in the kit. It always takes me so long to do but it was worth it. This page has more cardstock stickers for embellishments. I kind of cheated with the photo matting and just put strips of paper down the sides of the photos. Overall, I'm glad I got three more large pictures from our Wisconsin Dells trip on a layout!

That's all for today. Have fun scrapping!