I must admit that I am not the type of scrapbooker who pulls out all the tools and gizmos to scrap with. I like things simple and I like my embellishments simple. I'm too impatient to wait for things to dry, etc. I like it "here" & "now" ... that is why I just LOVE Simple Stories collections. They help me create amazing pages in no time and have everything that I need.
Yesterday my hubby & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I really wanted to create a layout about this but didn't have a recent picture so I used one from last summer (taken by a dear friend, Allison). I used the Documented Collection. I just love the warmth that it creates on a layout whether it's with color, black & white or sepia photos. It's just so rich!
I enlarged my photo to 4 1/2" x 9" and layered the 2 patterned papers. I cut a piece from the 2x12 Strip/Border Elements and added that across my page horizontally. I printed my journaling on a 4x6 journaling block, added some stickers to the upper portion by using foam squares for added dimension. (same with the butterfly sitckers).
And of course, I did make my hubby an Anniversary card!! I used the same collection - but this time I used the papers from the 6x6 paper pad. They are absolutely perfect for making cards!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed the projects today. Remember beautiful layouts don't have to be time consuming - they can be easy & simple ... and still look like you spent hours creating them!
Ever After #2305
Words to Live By #2308
4x6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements #2312
2 x 12 Border/Title STrip Elements #2314
12x12 Expression Cardstock Stickers #2303
12x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers#2302
6x6 paper pad #2301