Hi, It's Lisa back with you today. I've been having fun recently with the most beautiful collection, which rather fittingly is called 'Beautiful'. 
It's a very subtle collection with soft pinks and mint green with a strong black contrast which goes really well. I decided to use a piece of the spotted black 12x12 pieces to frame my LO to really help it stand out. That along with the black spotted heart in the centre is so eye catching.
The large black heart in the centre comes from one of the 8x6 patterned papers. I trimmed it down and took a craft knife to the right side of the heart and ran it along the side of the heart so that I could slip my photo neatly underneath. 
I used lots of the stickers from the 12x12 sheet and the 4x6 packs and some of the bits and pieces too. The clear sticker packs also worked really well here.
To add an extra pop of colour I used a little acrylic paint on my page and matched some green embroidery thread to the green from the collection. Not only does it add a little extra colour but I love the added texture that it brings to the layout. 
I sewed along the top of the 6x8 paper here and tied the thread in to a bow at the end. I really like that pink/green contrast. It just goes so well.
I'm really pleased with this soft, gentle, girlie page.  
I do have a video here if you would like to watch how I created it and I also open up whole of the 'Beautiful' collection that I received if you would like to see what everything looks like. It's a stunning range.
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Have a 'beautiful' day!!


Hi friends! Linsey with you today sharing my latest project, a home décor piece to display throughout the Fall and Thanksgiving season! I hope you enjoy! 

The Vintage Blessings collection is so beautiful and versatile! It is absolutely perfect for this time of year, as it evokes a sense of warmth, gratitude, family and home. I wanted to showcase the many different pieces of this lovely collection and found a way to do so with this vintage-style 3D shadowbox. It is filled to the brim with some of my favorites things, like the rose pattern tea set, yummy pumpkin pie and sweet birdie perched atop a tree branch. The 4x4 element "so very blessed" was chosen to center the piece because it simply says it all. 

A delicate white doily, pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers were added and they all coordinated beautifully with the papers, die cuts and stickers from this collection. A few pops of black achieved with clear stickers completes the display. 


And that's all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my vintage blessings shadowbox with you! I hope you found a bit of inspiration in it! Have a great day and happy crafting!


Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson here today and I'm sharing a few more cards that I created with the NEW Vintage Blessings collection.  I really enjoyed creating these cards since this has such a mixture of patterns and those colors are just perfect to mix and match with.  Do you need a quick Thank You card? Maybe a Thanks for Being You Card ? You can create those by using this collection. 

Here are 3 more cards I created - 



You can easily change the " titles " of these cards and create Birthday Cards with them. If you simply replace the current bits and pieces that have the words blessings or blessed you can change the theme of the card by adding other stamped titles or other bits & pieces you have in your stash! 

Let's see those cards !! 

Thanks for visiting today and please tag us on Instagram @SimpleStories_ and you can also visit me @KristineDavidson


For my fall set up I decided to have a switch round and use the A5 Marigold CarpeDiem planner, the colour is perfect for an Autumnal set up.

You can see here how I chose the Happy Harvest Collection, just look how fabulous the colours work together!

I have stuffed the pockets full with papers from this collection and also used some of the fun stickers, how cute is that Fox!

I always like to make a dashboard for each new set up and here I’ve used the pretty floral paper which I’ve then layered up with some of the cut a parts from the journaling card sheet and stickers from the 6x12 sticker sheet.

In the close up above you can see the layers including the doily and the faux stitching I always like to add.

On my monthly spread I really wanted to add the pumpkins which were on one of the journaling card sheets, so I fussy cut them out and layered on top of some washi...and of course I put faux stitching around with a black fine liner!

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my Happy Harvest set up.


Howdy friends!  It's Layle, Marketing Director for Simple Stories, with you today :)

I'm excited to share with you one of my recent passions - Memory Planning.  Memory planning is combining photos and journaling in your planner.  It's a great combination of scrapbooking & planning!

I'm using our Good Vibes Spiral Planner.  I thought I'd share a few recent spreads in my memory planner to give you an idea of what memory planning is - 

Photos, journaling & a few stickers and washi to spruce it up & voila!  A memory planner is a great way to capture the day to day and have a time capsule to look back on for years to come :)

On this new project I used a similar color scheme to my last blog post but totally used a different collection. This time, I chose to work with Vintage Blessings for a bit of a fall touch to my project!

You can see that there are some great similarities in the colors on this page too, that lovely warm golden color, mixed with burgundy, some brown and even a hint of pink too! I love the wood grain background in the Snap Basics collection and pairing one of the woodgrain patterns with the color in the Vintage Blessings collection is PERFECT!  

I used another journaling card for my title on this page, sometimes it is the simplest and best way to finish off a grouping of photos on your layout! I added a few diecut flowers from white cardstock to soften up the grid that I created on my layout.


Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson here today and I'm sharing a few cards I created with the NEW Vintage Blessings collection.  This is a great collection for those Thanksgiving invitations, Thank You Cards, or really any other themed card. 



Using a few pieces of paper and some bits & pieces will gives you the option for creating so many beautiful cards. You can also use your left over pieces to create cards. 

Thanks for visiting today and please tag us on Instagram @SimpleStories_ and you can also visit me @KristineDavidson


This month I used the Spellbound collection kit to journal in my black vintage rose floral travelers Notebook.

I added some of the 12x12 Wood & Gingham basic paper to make doiles and stickers to embellish my journaling page.

I absolutely love this collection and it was so much fun documenting some of my most precious memories in my Travelers Journal.


The Beautiful collection was the perfect choice for scrapping these photos of my daughter and her Senior Prom date. It's the perfect blend of class and elegance!

I used this large chipboard phrase as my page title, and then fussy-cut the clipboard and feathers from the 3x4 Elements paper as layers behind it. 

I also cut out the large dots from the Simply Wonderful paper to tuck in between the 6x8 paper layers behind the photo. Die cut vellum feathers add more texture.


I hope you enjoyed my post today! See you next time!


Hello creatives! Leah here with you on the blog today. I recently took a vacation to the West Coast and brought along my Vintage Floral Traveler’s Notebook to use as a travel journal on my trip. I had a few ideas brewing for how I wanted to document this trip and how I could incorporate this journey as content for my YouTube channel. Relaxing on vacation has a beautiful way of clearing the mind and making room for new creative ideas. I came up with so many ideas on the trip for new content that I decided to launch a Creative Travel Journal Series on my YouTube channel.

The first video that went up in the series showed how I used the Beautiful collection to decorate the cover of the notebook insert that will be housing my vacation memories. You can check that video out here. I chose the Beautiful collection as one of the collections I wanted to use throughout this journal because not only is it absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite Simple Stories collections of all time, it’s also very neutral so I can add in other collections or little mementos from my trip without having to worry about colors clashing.

For this post, I am sharing with you the next process video of the YouTube series. In this one, I am documenting some of the memories from my first day in Portland, Oregon visiting my best friend. Again, I used mostly the Beautiful collection to decorate this layout. I picked up the “Portland Oregon” chipboard piece (made to look like the iconic sign located in the city) from a well-known craft store in Portland called Collage. Check out the process video below!


Here is the finished layout:

If you’d like to follow along with my travel journal series, be sure to follow me over on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Lots of new content in my Vintage Floral traveler’s notebook to come! You can also see all of the other creative ways people are using their Simple Stories traveler’s notebook over on the Carpe Diem Planners Instagram account. Until next time friends, happy crafting and happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate the holiday!


Hi everyone! It’s Tara from Secretbees Studio and I’m here to show you how you can take your favorite Simple Stories paper collections and create your own Travelers notebook! Travelers Notebooks are not just for journaling- they are so awesome for collecting memories, thoughts and mementos and you can fill them with pictures too.This gorgeous notebook showcases the 'Beautiful' paper collection from Simple Stories along with its stunning stickers, chipboard and Bits and Pieces!

I used sturdy chipboard to create the covers and spine of the notebook along with a few other supplies like sticky back canvas, bookbinding tape and elastic cord. I also added some plain paper inserts to my notebook that I covered with more of the gorgeous ‘Beautiful’ patterned paper. 

There is also a hand crafted paper insert in the center of this notebook with folding pages, pull-outs and pockets! More room for all of your favorite memories using the papers and embellishments from the collection! Please visit my youtube channel for a full video tutorial on how to create this beautiful Travelers Notebook! Thanks for visiting!



There is something about fall that makes me think of deep rich colors. Must be the warm sweaters and crisp leaves falling all around us this time of year! I decided to use that color palette to create some pages using different Simple Stories collections.

For this layout, I couldn’t resist choosing Happy Harvest to work with. I mean, it screams fall right! I chose various papers in the collection and even added in some other patterns from non-fall themed collections. Just because it isn’t meant to be fall themed, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work right?

I chose to reign all those patterns in with a leafy-flower diecut background, using smaller pieces of each pattern to fill in the flowers on my project.  Not only is this an easy way to gather several patterns of paper together on one page, but it’s a great way to use up those scraps from other projects too!

I just had to use this adorable fox journaling card for part of my title and added a simple die cut scripty font title to finish the page.


Hello, it's Meredy, and I hope you all are having a great Fall. Last month I showed you how I set up the Aztec Travelers Notebooks and I just love how it's been working for me. So much so that I tried it out with another TN, the Beautiful Vintage Black Floral. Isn't it GORGEOUS!

This Notebook is part of a whole line of products and there is practically everything a Carpe Diem planner girl could want: Washi Tape, a Sticker Tablet, Bits and Pieces, and Sticker sheets. The inside of the TN is a dark pewter--so beautiful!!! I loaded up the pockets with items from the Mini Sticky Notes page and Bits and Pieces. 

The notebook included with the TN is unlined and it is so easy to make a weekly layout. Just draw a horizontal line every 2 inches, add some washi down the middle and embellish! 

The great thing about the Sticker Tablet is it has so many stickers that you can use to help plan your week. There are box stickers, arrows, stars, todo lists all perfectly sized. 

There are plenty of pretty florals and motivating sayings to put a pretty up your page. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


A spookalicious welcome to you today to the Simple Stories blog! Chantalle with you to share a page about some super cute trick-or-treaters, using the ‘Spellbound’ Simple Set.

The background of this page incorporates some hexagon shapes which I have punched in to some white cardstock. Behind the shapes, I have placed some orange circled paper (this one comes from the Summer Days collection). I then used the different patterned stripe print of ‘Something Wicked’ and ran the strips in and out of the hexagonal shapes.

Now the base was ready and I could go ahead and embellish to my spooky hearts content!

I’ve added a touch of watercolour painting over some stamped pumpkins, some fussy cut elements from a sheet of 3x4 & 4x6 Journalling Card Elements and almost a whole sheet of the fabulous ‘Spellbound’ cardstock stickers.

Some machine stitching and typed journalling strips add the finishing touches.

Thanks so much for joining me today.


Happy Haunting!


Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Traci, from Artsy Albums, back to share a new Sn@p album with you.  I love these 4x6 albums ... they are the perfect size for a fun and easy project or a unique gift for that person that has everything!
For this Christmas mini I used the Oh What Fun Simple Set.
I love the colors in this collection ... and that reindeer sticker cracks me up! 
I love the 2x2 pocket page for sweet little pictures of my granddaughter! 

See how easy?  A few cute photos, a couple sheets of paper and stickers (Simple Sets are perfect for this), and a 4x6 Sn@p album!  I'm doing these for gifts this year ... after all, who doesn't love pictures?   Thanks for letting me share.  Stop by Artsy Albums and say hi sometime!


Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. One of my very favorite techniques to use on a scrapbook page is fussy-cutting. On today's page, I did just that! I used my scissors to trim the florals from the Follow Your Heart paper of the Beautiful collection.

I also fussy-cut the title word from a page of the 6x8 paper pad.

I used the florals as page elements by adding them to the layout in a visual triangle.

Do you spot what design elements I used as a second visual triangle on this page?

Yes! That's right! The hearts and doodled flower stickers.

Have you tried fussy-cutting lately? It's a lot of fun and a great way to add a custom feel to your projects!


Hi everyone, today I want to show my Traveler’s Notebook setup for fall. I am using this TN to write down all my to do lists and other lists this fall.

For this setup, I am using the Cream Blossom Traveler’s Notebook and all the products from the Vintage Blessings collection.

I filled the pockets with cards, pieces and some washitape samples. From a pink dotted scrapbook paper I created a dashboard and decorated it with a 4x4 card and some stickers!

Next, I created a pocket to put some of the 4x6 sticker sheets in. I decorated the pocket with a borderpunch and some pieces from the bits and pieces pack.

I decorated the opening page of the notebook I am using with another 4x4 card from the cutapart sheet, some stickers and some diy leaves.

On the first spread I decided to write a list with all the things I love about autumn! The cute floral and bird washitapes are perfect for decoration.

I hope this blog inspired you to setup your own Traveler’s Notebook. For more inspiration you can look through my Instagram page createplannernl (https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl/)


Thanks so much for joining us for our 2017 Fall Release Reveal, we hope you enjoyed seeing all of our new products!  You’ll find live videos here on our Facebook page walking you through the Sub Zero and Romance collections - almost as if you were right there with us in person!

Sub Zero and Romance along with our 4 new Simple Sets - Life is Purrfect, Life is Ruff, 2018 & St. Patrick's Day - are shipping to retailers starting later this month, so it won’t be long before you can get your hands on these fabulous new products!  

Now on to the fun stuff - congrats to our 16 random lucky winners!  Here goes - 

Sub Zero – 
Blog – Amy Cooley
Instagram – my.paper.obsession
Pinterest – Anne Hall
Facebook – Lisa Mcfarland


Romance – 
Blog – Arianna Barber
Instagram – artisticbreeze01
Pinterest – Jeanne Marmo
Facebook – ‪Barbara Crawford Oglesbee‪


Life is Purrfect & Life is Ruff Simple Sets
Blog – Mary Johnson
Instagram – betsybirgeart
Pinterest – Kristin Dugenske
Facebook – Katalina-Marie Kruszewski


2018 & St. Patrick’s Day Simple Sets
Blog - momtoatoddler
Instagram – wefourholts
Pinterest – kels
Facebook – Jennifer Pedwell


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