Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thankful | Simple Stories

I have a layout to share today documenting how our youngest son is developing a love for cooking and is quite good at it! Aside from the obvious, which is that he can now do some of the cooking, I also love that he is being creative, developing new passions and is making hobbies that do not involve screen time!I dug into my Hello Fall collection from Simple Stories.

I began my page with a desire to use this 6x12 cut apart card as a focal area. I trimmed it down and fussy cut around the flowers at the bottom of it, and then matted it with the orange patterned paper in this collection.  I adhered my entire focal piece to this beautiful wood-grained paper from the Sn@p Basic pack, it offers so much warmth to my page.

I tucked a few more nature inspired elements in at the bottom of the main focal area and added in some craft foam for dimension.

Then I created a horizontal layer under my photo to host my title by cutting a double ended banner piece from plaid paper.  I utilized die cuts as titles on both of my layouts. The "bits and pieces" pack for this collection is just too perfect!  After stitching my title into place, I moved on to create a couple of embellishment clusters.

For this first cluster, I gathered a few food themed die cuts and tucked them into this sweet red wagon, via a slit I cut into it with my craft knife. I couldn't resist adding the adorable fox in there as well, and I just love the way it turned out!  I also added my journaling to this area.

The left side of the layout received a taller cluster that also focuses on the food theme.  Again, I love the way this page turned out and I love that I was able to use the Hello Fall collection to document things I am grateful for!

Supply list: (from Simple Stories)

6231 You Are Here Enamel Dots
(Other Supplies: American Crafts Precision Pen in brown)

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. This is gorgeous Laura! Love the rich colours!

  2. Super cute, Laura! Great design, and fantastic goodies! TFS!


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