This particular week in my album is from early July, with lots of everyday and holiday events going on. We'd just returned from a two week camping trip and had lots to catch up on at home, and later in the week there were Independence Day fireworks displays (twice!) and a trip out of town for me to visit my family and run in a 5K.
With all of that going on, my photos included a crazy spectrum of bright colors, but luckily the new Daily Grind papers were a great match for them!
My first thought on receiving this new collection was just how well it will coordinate with so many past Simple Stories collections. While my layout uses just the new collection (along with a few letter stickers from the Everyday Sn@p Set), I know that in future pages I'll be including older Sn@p lines, Urban Traveler, I Heart Summer, and so many other previous Simple Stories favorites that I haven't finished using up yet.
While the colors in this collection coordinate well with older lines, there are of course new and exciting designs, too! The new woodgrains (two of them!) and cork texture prints are my favorites, and the new camera designs (you can see one above) are fun, as well. The ephemera pack is also a new addition to Simple Stories' emebellishment lineup, and I paired one up with a brad in the photo below for a little custom layered embellishment.
Sometimes I have a 3x4 pocket left to play with after all of my photos and journaling are in place, and for this spot I pulled out the speech bubble 3x4 card from the cut apart sheet to embellish. I added brads and stickers to each bubble, then outlined them with a white gel pen. Having another card on the page that contains all of the colors used in the layout in one spot helps to further tie things together.
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My Sn@p album of choice is still the 12x12 faux leather version in teal- I'm loving how sturdy these albums are!
All of my weekly Life Documented pages use Design 3 Pocket Pages. I had a 45 minute flirtation with trying to use other design to mix things up, but I have such a good weekly process down with this configuration that I decided to not mess with what already works. You can bet that I absolutely use the other designs in my regular scrapbooking, though!
Daily Grind Products Used:
- Expression Cardstock Stickers
- 3x4 Journaling Card Elements Paper
- 4x6 Journaling Card Elements Paper
- Sn@p Cards