Friday, September 02, 2016

The Reset Girl | Simple Stories

Hello friends! I am super excited to share today's projects with you!  I am playing with a new Simple Stories collection called The Reset Girl, and boy am I smitten!

I am not a planner girl, technically, but I am a long time list maker and pretty office supply lover!  So I thought it would be super fun to document my love of lists with this collection!  But first I decided to doll up my mini binder that I use to keep track of my design team and scrappy lists with some of the goodies from this collection!  I mean how could I resist, really!

My little binder has a clear pocket to insert a cover page into and I used the Aztec/Typeset patterned paper to create one.

I used a few die cuts to decorate the front of my book.

As well as some alpha stickers to add my initials.

And then I added an extra strip of paper to the spine.

Once I was finished decorating my binder, I stacked up all of my list books and snapped a few pictures.

I even added some of the Washi tape from The Reset Girl collection to the spines of a few of my more basic list books.

I love how pretty they look now!

But I am seriously digressing, so back to my layout shares today...

List Obsessed

Oh I had so much fun with this page! How awesome is it that my photo and layout totally coordinate!

I began with a die cut heart and stitched it to my patterned paper background using three colours of floss pulled from the colours in the patterned paper.

And then I set to work creating two focal areas, one for my photo and the second for my title.  I fussy cut flowers from the "Like a Boss" patterned paper to tuck in behind both focal areas.  To the right of my photo I also added in some die cuts and stickers, plus a few enamel dots (from the Life in Color collection). How adorable is that little pink coffee mug with gold foil spots!  We all know the best lists are created over a good coffee!

The left side of my photo received a similar but more minimal treatment.

The top of my photo also got a special treatment of Sticky Notes, Epoxy Metal Clips, Chipboard Stickers and clear stickers.   Because I used two focal areas on my layout I wanted to be sure to create a visual triangle around my photo.  And let's face it, it meant I could play with more goodies! ha!

My second focal area, my title, was layered above and below this sweet library pocket - boy am I in love with these! I die cut the word "list" and misted it with gold Heidi Swapp color shine to mimic the gold foil in this collection.  I used chipboard, cardstock and clear stickers as well as die cuts to adorn this section of my layout.

After creating this page and decorating my list book, I am seriously thinking I need to become a planner girl; Simple Stories has THE best goodies for planners!


My youngest son is heading back to school in a few days, so that inspired me to create a layout using the photos that I took this time last year.

7th Grade

Library pockets and graph paper, oh my!  Did I mention that I also have a thing for school supplies.  I may hoard them, for no apparent reason! So as you can imagine, this collection spoke to me for so many reasons!

I had fun, decorating another library pocket on this page, with a slightly more masculine look.

To create my title, I modified an "L" sticker from the word "GIRL" to be a 7, and then fussy cut a "GR" from the 24/Seven patterned paper.

I used Washi tape, clear stickers, die cuts and enamel dots (from the Sunshine & Happiness collection) to adorn the bottom of my page.

I also added a couple of stickers to the upper right side of my layout and then added a few splotches of Mr. Huey's mist.  I hope you are as inspired by this amazing collection as I am!

Supply List:

Other supplies: Mr. Huey's mist, Heidi Swapp color shine, misc. floss, American Crafts precision pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today! 

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