September 21, 2012
I love the process of creating...and normally I'm okay with working on one project for hours -- even days. But then there are those times, when I am atsy to create but only have an hour or so and want to end up with a finished product. Definitely my go-to products in those moments are my Simple Stories collections. The elements make any creation, even the fast ones, fun & fabulous!
I started out with this fun photo and my wonderful Harvest Lane collection kit:
In just 15 minutes, I had this fun and definitely fast layout:
So what do you see? In addition to that fabulous background paper, there are 2 journaling pieces, a few stickers and 3 flags that I fussy cut out of the element pieces! Here are the FAST & FUN instructions:
- Mat photo on cardstock and adhere to background paper.
- Fussy cut two journaling blocks and adhere to bottom left corner of photo.
- Using pop-dots, adhere banner stickers to page.
- Tuck bakers twine behind banner stickers.
- Fussy cut banner paper pieces and adhere to page.
- Add letter stickers and quote sticker.
Doesn't that wood fence background paper make for a perfect page? I just love how this looks and I love it even more because it took me 15 minutes....just enough creating time to lift my spirits and make me happy on a crazy busy day!
Now I live for the days when I have whole afternoons to play at my art desk....and this collection is perfect for that too! Here is another layout I created with the Harvest Lane collection:
What I love about the Harvest Lane collection (okay, what I love about ALL Simple Stories Collections) is how flexible they are. Even though Harvest Lane is a fall collection full of rich deep fall colors, it is versatile enough to use for more than Fall themed layouts. My design below is all about the grand opening of one of our local favorite restaurants.....that just so happens to design their restaurants and products around the same fall colors.
Want even more fall fun? How about a giveaway? Scrapbook & Cards Today has a whole new look and you can win your own copy of their new Fall issue. All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and we will draw a winner! In addition, make sure to visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today website where you can download and view the entire issue.
Keep your eyes open for Simple Stories goodies as you check out all the fun ideas in this issue!