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WINNER – Congratulations to Cathy Dupuis – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!! Always say yes to ROMANCE and to enter for a chance to win this romantic collection of products from our friends over at Simple Stories! One lucky follower is taking the Happily Ever After collection HOME! We want the lucky winner to be YOU!!!! Hold hands, laugh nervously, listen to your heart, be thoughtful and generous, and grow old together!  Introducing a new collection from Simple Stories, Happily Ever After! Beautiful, classic colors with touches of rosy pink, warm grey, soft mint, and gold combine to give you a snapshot of that perfect day! Embrace the day as you soak in the details of this special moment. It’s never too late to live Happily Ever After! Prize Package includes: Happily Ever After Collection Kit Happily Ever After ‘You & Me’ Page Kit Happily…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! It’s Jayme here with some scrapbook pages I just couldn’t wait to create once I saw the ‘Simple Vintage Coastal’ line from Simple Stories. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! I love the soft colours and the shabby feel to the patterns- perfect for my kinda messy style! I chose these papers because of the variety of colours and patterns that suit both tropical beach experiences and holidays like mine- on the Emerald Isle. It was not a hot destination, but we spent a lot of time traveling along the Irish coastline. The blues, greens and neutrals worked perfectly for my oceanside photos. First up, I’ll share a page of a less than flattering photo of myself. I’ll own it. Our stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge heritage site was not one that I chose. But democracy won and I was outvoted. Over…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! For today’s blog post, I’m sharing with you how to create a cute Happy Day Wall Hanging using the Bunnies & Blooms Collection from Simple Stories.  To create my wall hanging, I’ve also used a variety of products from Ranger Ink, Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my wall hanging at home. To start, you’ll need the Scattering Seeds paper out of the Bunnies & Blooms Paper Pack from Simple Stories. Die cut a 4 1/2” Stitched Indented Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the paper using Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. You’ll need the In Full Bloom Paper out of the Bunnies & Blooms Paper Pack from Simple…

What do you get when you mix Art Impressions Rubber Stamps with Simple Stories?!?!? A charming little card that makes you feel like spring! To create the card I cut a card front from a piece of pink striped patterned paper from the Simple Stories Bunnies & Bloom collection. I cut the same size card front from Ranger Simon Hurley Create Stark White cardstock. Using a Sizzix Framelits circle die, I cut out a circle window in the upper portion of both the card fronts – in the exact same spot. Using Glue Dots Adhesives Gluetape I adhered the two-card fronts together. This process made the pink stripe paper stronger so I could pop it up later. Next, cut out a piece of Prima Marketing white watercolor paper. Pop it into your Tonic Studios  Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Securing it into place. Stamp the Art Impressions floral stamp onto the…

Okay, I am seriously obsessed with the Simple Stories – Simple Cards Card Kits! They are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and come with EVERYTHING you need to create 8 show-stopping cards! I created this card using the Simple Stories Hello Lovely Card Kit. So here is the story. As a scrapbooker, I can not send bought cards to my friends. I just can’t do it.  I feel like I am cheating on my supplies LOLOLOLOLOL.  And there are just times when I don’t have a card ready to go – these kits are soooooooooooooooooooooo the answer!  Beautiful designs, no scissors necessary, and of course you can add your special touches if you like. All you need is adhesives. And for this card, I used Glue Dots Adhesives Pop-Up! Dots and Permanent Gluetape. Did I mention that with the kit you can make 8 different cards? You sure can!  In 2-3 minutes, I…

Congratulations to this week’s lucky winner – Stephanie Dankwardt! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!! How GORGEOUS is the Bunnies & Blooms collection by Simple Stories?!? One lucky follower is taking this beautiful collection home! We want the lucky winner to be YOU!!!! Birds, Bunnies, Baskets & Blossoms – Spring is here! And so is an all-new Springtime collection by Simple Stories. You’ll adore the merry mixture of pretty pastels, fresh floral highlights, and happy hand-drawn designs in the NEW Bunnies and Blooms Collection!  So perfect for all of your Springtime memories of beautiful family get-togethers, egg hunts, and garden planting. Bunnies and Blooms will help you to celebrate the sweet and simple things of life this Spring! Prize includes: Bunnies + Blooms Collection Kit Bunnies + Blooms Simple Pages ‘Happy Spring’ Page Kit Bunnies + Blooms Simple Cards ‘Sending Sunshine’ Card Kit Bunnies + Blooms Decorative Brads Bunnies + Blooms Foam Stickers Bunnies + Blooms…

Okay, maybe they are not HOT! But this layout designed by Kerry Engel certainly is! Do you see that clock on her layout – it is from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Kerry used the Simple Stories Vintage Great Escape collection to put this layout together. She fussy cut all those butterflies out from the patterned paper! WOWZERS! Kerry then glued everything together using Glue Dots Adhesives. This layout has me feeling like it is Tea Latte time!!!! 🙂 Kerry’s layout was published in the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Inside this issue, there is an entire section dedicated to CLOCKS!!!!  CLICK HERE to get your copy today! Happy Friday everyone!

This holiday season GNOMES were HOT!!!!! You could find them everywhere!!! We fell in love with these gorgeous Nordic Gnome stamps by Impression Obsession. How adorable! Check out Kerry Engel’s layout featuring these gorgeous little designs. Kerry also used patterned paper and embellishments from the Simple Stories Winter Farm House collection. Tags and wood laser embellishments from MultiCraft Forever in Time. And she adhered everything down using a variety of adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.Beautiful layout Kerry! Happy Friday everyone!

WINNER – Congratulations to Louise Bourbonnais Day #12 of our 12 Days of Giving is here! Today’s sponsor is Simple Stories! EVERYTHING Winter Cottage Collection is included in their prize package!!!! Along with a Blush Sn@p! Binder, a large collection of alphabet foam stickers AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!! YAHOOOO! This is an incredible prize package! We want you to win win win win! This prize package includes:  Winter Cottage Collection Kit, Winter Cottage: 6×8 Pad; Chipboard, Journal Bits Sticker Book, Chipboard Frames, Foam Stickers, Puffy Stickers, Decorative Brads, Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, Clear Stamps, and 6×6 Stencil Simple Stories 6×8 Blush SN@P! Binder SN@P! 6×8 Pocket Page Refill 5 Color Vibe Cardstock Kits – Bolds, Brights, Lights, Basics, Fall, Winter 12 Color Vibe Foam Alphas – Black, Warm White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Navy, Teal, Robin’s Egg, Pink, Blush, and Coral CLICK HERE to enter Day #12 sponsored by Simple…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Katelyn Grosart here! For today’s blog post, I’m sharing with you my Warmest Wishes Wall Hanging. To create my wall hanging, I’ve used the Simple Vintage North Pole Collection from Simple Stories Dies and Watercolor Palette from Elizabeth Craft Designs Stamps and Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Ink from Ranger Ink Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my wall hanging at home. To start, you’ll need to choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Simple Vintage North Pole Paper Pack from Simple Stories. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 4” Stitched Rounded Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs out. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 3 ¾” Fitted Rounded Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges…