CHA 2016- Hello with Simple Stories

Happy Monday, Friends! And congratulations to all the Denver Broncos fans out there! I have to say, it was tough to see my panthers lose after the season they had. But what a great game on the Broncos part. Well played, and well deserved! And what a class act that Peyton Manning is!

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I’m still working my way through CHA projects, and today I wanted to share a sweet and simple card I made for Simple Stories. This is the adorable new Life in Color collection.

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I was having fun with my corner rounder, and just focusing on the adorable die cut bits. It’s not often that I use so many solids on a design, but I really do love the bold and graphic look.

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Just a bit of foam adhesive for dimension. And a pretty bow tie. Very quick and easy. And completely mail-friendly, too.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful day!


The products I used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories - Life In Color Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Coral Water ColorRanger Ink - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - BlackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSimple Stories - SNAP Collection - SNAP Pack - Life In ColorSimple Stories - Life In Color Collection - Bits and Pieces3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

CHA 2016- Let’s Party with Simple Stories

Hello Friends, Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and that those of you on the East Coast are keeping warm and safe through winter storm, Jonas. We were at the bottom tail end of the snow and ice here in North Carolina. Schools are closed, and there’s still ice on the roads and power outages…. but I managed to escape it all. Because this weekend I was in Myrtle Beach with my gang of crafty girlfriends on our annual scrapbooking beach retreat. We got there just before the snow started, and left well after the worst had come through. Almost like we planned it! Now how lucky is that?

I don’t usually get too much done at crops, but I did manage to make a dent in replenishing my depleted stash of thank you and birthday cards, and even took a bite out of my Christmas cards for this year. I don’t think I’ve ever made a Christmas card in January before, nor been this on the ball. They’ll probably be the last cards I accomplish before December, but hey….. I’m already ahead of the game.

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Today I have more CHA projects to share. This time, a pair of his and hers birthday cards I made for Simple Stories featuring their adorable new party collection, Let’s Party.

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Let’s Party is truly such a fun line, and as a card-maker, I was super happy to see a birthday-themed collection… cause as we all know, everybody needs birthday cards. I made a matching set for both a boy and a girl, using a similar style on both. Works great all on their own, or makes a perfect gift set to give or to keep.

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I adore the chipboard frames, so of course I used them on both cards to create a little birthday scene using lots of die cuts pieces and clear photo stickers.

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I replaced the bow and added a few enamel dots on the boy card for a more masculine feel.

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Used some machine stitching and a bit darker color scheme, too.

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I’ve got more details and information on these projects up on the Simple Stories blog, if you’d like to learn more. And on that note, I have a few more Simple Stories CHA projects to share, but this is my last post on the Simple Stories blog. My year term with them has come to a close, and with their new planner line and pocket pages to promote, they’re stepping away from cards for awhile.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep safe, all you East Coasters!

At the North Pole with Simple Stories

Hello Friends! Happy day before Christmas Eve! Have you slowed down yet? Or are you still running like crazy?

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I think I am about as ready as I’m going to be. All that’s left is to share a few last holiday cards, like this little cutie from the North Pole, made with Simple Stories’ adorable Claus & Co. collection.

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I am a sucker for snowmen. This guy is so cute, isn’t he, with his window frame? The background is pieced from papers from the Simple Basics Kit. I mixed the stripes and dots with the more solid patterns for detail, and topped them all with a chipboard frame. Then I built my little snowman scene in and around the frame.

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I’ve got a second last-minute holiday card up on the Simple Stories blog, if you’d like to see more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And if I don’t get a chance to say it again before the big day, Happy Holidays everyone!


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories - Claus and Co Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Simple Basics KitSimple Stories CLAUS AND CO Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4829*Simple Stories CLAUS AND CO Snap Cards 4823Simple Stories - Claus and Co Collection - Christmas - Chipboard FramesSimple Stories CLAUS AND CO 6 x 12 Chipboard Stickers 4828

Season of Love with Simple Stories & Petaloo

Hello my friends, and happy Friday! Exactly one week until Christmas! Does that make anyone else panic a little bit?

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If you’re needing any last minute holiday card ideas, I’ve got a super quick and simple one for you today, made with Simple Stories’ adorable Claus & Co. collection. Just a 4×4 SN@P journaling card layered onto a petite 4.25″ square base, topped with lots of pretty Bits & Pieces die cuts along with a few goodies from our recent product swap with Petaloo. Doesn’t get much easier than that.

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Love the little holiday stockings hanging from a  line… this time cream pom pom trim from Petaloo’s Taupe Fancy Trims kit. I raised the stocking on foam adhesive for a bit of depth, and popped a few die cut stars all around. So quick and easy.

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A sentiment, again, from the Bits & Pieces die cut pack, and snowflakes to top the stockings from the die cuts, too. And finally, a Petaloo Mini Red Poinsettia to top it all off.

Simple Stories fans, have you seen?

For more information, you can check out all the details here.  Good luck, everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 SheetsSimple Stories CLAUS AND CO Snap Cards 4823Simple Stories CLAUS AND CO Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4829*Petaloo - Darjeeling Collection - Floral Embellishments - Mini - Poinsettias - Red

Hello Fall with Simple Stories

Happy Friday, Friends!

Today I have one last Thanksgiving card to share, made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection by Simple Stories.

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Fall is such a happy time of year, and that’s just what this collection is, too…. happy! Love the bright colors mixed with rustic tones of woodgrain and gingham.

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I do love Simple Stories’ chipboard frames, and use them all the time for framework on my cards.  This time, I created a fun fall scene with a SN@P card background and Bits & Pieces die cuts.

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The die cut fence behind the frame really adds to the fall scene here and helps create the illusion of depth and space. I added a tiny bit of twine and a few enamel dots. Popped some of the layers with foam tape for a bit of extra dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s my birthday weekend, and I’m hoping to make the best of it.😀 Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too!


Supplies I used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Basics Kit 4601Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Snap Cards 4623Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4629Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Enamel Dots 4631Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Chipboard Frames 4638American Crafts - Hemp Twine - Dandelion

Thankful for You with Simple Stories

Happy Monday! Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share, made with Simple Stories’ adorable Pumpkin Spice collection.

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Just a simple card, with lots of pretty paper layers. The pumpkin is a 3×4 SN@P journaling card, and the sentiment is cut from one of the Element Sheets. Die cut flowers, enamel dots and a bit of twine.

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Thankful….

Such a perfect sentiment for this time of year. November is always that last little moment to catch your breath before the rush of December sweeps in. Time to count your blessings. Time to give thanks for family and friends. Always makes me a little gushy, but this year I am feeling particularly reflective. See not only is it almost Thanksgiving… this is also my birthday week, too. And it is a super big birthday for me. The big 5-0.

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I am trying to embrace 50, but it is a mixed bag of emotions, for sure. What I do know is that I’m thankful for all my many blessings, for my family, my home, my friends, and thankful for all of YOU! And while I’m thinking on it, I thought it was the perfect time to share. So thanks for letting me be mushy today! And thanks for stopping by!


Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Collection Kit 4600Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Basics Kit 4601Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Snap Cards 4623Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4629Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Enamel Dots 4631May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

Pumpkins & Hayrides with Simple Stories

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Hello my friends, and happy Friday! Today I have a fall card to share, made with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection.

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Once again using one of the awesome chipboard frames to create a fun little scene using lots of die cuts from the Bits & Pieces embellishment pack.

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Love that one of the 3×4 SN@P Cards made an instant hilly backdrop for my pumpkin patch. So easy, and so simple and sweet! And I was so excited to see that this card was featured on the Scrapbook.com blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


All the products I used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Fall DelightSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Autumn SplendorSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Harvest MemoriesSimple Stories - SNAP Collection - 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 Cards - Pumpkin SpiceSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Chipboard FramesSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Bits and PiecesSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Chipboard StickersWe R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile 2 in 1 Corner Punch Chomper Tool Corner Rounder