Focused On Me!

Focused On Me!
We're so excited to welcome back Tara Chaussee to our 2023 design team. We can't wait to share her work with you. Before we jump into that, we want you to get to know Tara a little better. 
Hi everyone! I’m Tara and I’m so thrilled to be back on the Simple Stories Design Team for another awesome year! My favorite projects to make are mini albums so expect to see lots of those from me along with all of the other cute things I'll create with the wonderful Simple Stories products! I’m super excited to see what fabulous collections Simple Stories has in store and I’m so glad I get to share my creativity with all of you!
     3 Fun Facts
  1. The only thing that keeps me from crafting is traveling! I love to hop on a plane or in a car and visit all kinds of places. A highlight of last year was an African safari!
  2. My favorite food is potatoes- any kind! Fried, mashed, baked… if it’s a potato, I’ll eat it!
  3. I am a grandma now to three babies and they sure keep me on my toes. I am part-time daycare for all of them and I am so grateful that we have such close relationships!


 It's a bit daunting to scrap solely about yourself but the new My Story collection from Simple Stories really makes it fun and exciting! The more I worked on this project, the more enthusiastic I became to share my life in such a unique and delightful way!
I picked up on the sentiment 'focusing on me' right away and thought a camera and some snapshots into my life would be perfect! The camera is a cut file from SVGCuts and looks amazing in the gorgeous patterned papers in this collection! I mixed and matched three different papers and also added in some of the charming stickers from the sticker book as accents along with some of the fantastic embellishments!
Not only is this camera beautiful but it holds a small mini album too that is all about me and the favorite parts of my life! This collection has so many great prompts and sentiments that make it so easy to write your own story!
I focused on the 5 top things in my life and created this staggered mini that features a different edge on each page so I could really show off all the fabulous papers! I dedicated a page each to my true love and me, my adorable pups, my amazing grandbabies, my happy place, aka craft room, my love of books and reading and finally, my passion for travel!
I feel like anyone could open up this camera box and mini album and get a true glimpse of me and the things that I hold most dear in this world plus it's super cute and will become a treasured memento! Let this wonderful and charming collection inspire you to create something personal and beautiful!

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  • Teresa George: February 22, 2023

    This is adorable! i don’t have the capability to do cut files, but think i have to put it on my christmas list.

  • loren: February 17, 2023

    I love this sweet camera and album combination. I would love if we could get a template to use and make this! please!

  • LOri: February 15, 2023

    I think i found the camera svg at “svgcuts” but it doesn’T mention a small mini album. Was there a different option to purchase it that way or could you give us a hint how to alter the camera so it would hold a book? I’d love to make one each for time spent with each of my GRANDCHILDREN this year and i could start the cameras now!

    Your book and camera are just stunning!

    Thank you, lori

  • Kelli: February 15, 2023


  • Jen: February 15, 2023

    Do you sell this? I would like to make it too..

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