It seems pretty obvious lately that Simple Stories lines can go beyond their use with divided page protectors. I'd been spending a lot of my scrappy time of late playing with the divided page protectors, it was time to return to some of my well-loved, traditional scrapping. A couple of years ago, my son and I took our four dogs out hiking in northern Arizona. I realized I had several photos I hadn't yet scrapped. Couple that with the Take a Hike line sitting on my table, and I considered it kismet!
I started with the main photo, the subtle yellow chevron paper, a solid slate background paper, and the alpha/word sticker sheet.
I also wanted the map imagery (a Simple Stories/Unity Stamp cobrand item) on my layout somewhere so I stamped it onto the journaling block before writing up my thoughts. I stamped the image in a circle shape by punching a circle shape into some printer paper (you want a really thin paper as a mask) and then stamped within the circle.
Then I played around with the two secondary photos...
I put the title on one side with those GORGEOUS woodgrain alphas. And the orange type alphas are the perfect size for augmenting a title or creating a subtitle.
On the other side, I put the date and a sticker from the icon sheet... and ironically enough, my son featured in the photos is actually wilderness certified.
I topped the layout off with a border of coordinating patterns, some map paper, and a few scraps.
I'm thrilled with the masculine feel of the layout, and I'm excited to have another set of our outdoor adventure photos scrapped. I still have plenty more, so thank goodness the Take a Hike line offers me so many options for scrapping them. So, what are you waiting for? Get off the couch, enjoy an adventure, then grab some Simple Stories and scrap it.