Thursday, December 18, 2014

Glittery Glam

My Tree is up and decorated and Janet's is all decked out too! Are you a traditional purest for you Christmas trees or are you like Janet and think out of the box?
Janet loves to change up her tree and this year it is all glitter, mirrors, butterflies & sparkle in pale pink, silver & white on a black tree with a Silver top hat. And her Christmas Card MATCHES.
Here is her layout for her trees both for last year and this year and this years Christmas card.
Great Job Janet!!!  Soooo Sparkly!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Kisses

Our pets love the holidays too. Extra treats, pretty lights and ornaments to chase and lots of snow (or mud) to get into mischief. How do you document your pets at Christmas? Do you catch them staring at the lights or opening their little gifts?
Our Designer Melanie Faber has created an 8.5"x11" layout to celebrate Miss Macy and her Christmas Kisses. She used Kraft Core Cardstock and papers from Echo Park Reflections Christmas. She stitched with her sweing machine, distressed the edges and added some Snowflake Brads and stamped journaling make this a simple but elegant page. Thanks Mel!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Same but Different

Do all your Christmas cards have to look alike?
They can and there is nothing wrong with that but what about switching the background up just a bit. Janet made us a set of 4 cards and she used all the same product but she changed the texture of the cardstock in the background and the little bingo cards to make each one unique. Embossing folders are an easy way to do this. She sanded the top of the embossed paper to highlight the texture resulting in 4 beautiful cards. Thanks Janet - Beautiful Job!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas 1949

Even photos that were taken in 1949 can be highlighted with current product. This layout by Pat Betmanis uses the Simple Stories collection ~ December Documented and it worked perfectly. She reprinted the photos, which is a great idea when using old photos and made the colour (black & white) all the same. Simple layering and stickers are used and that's it. She added a title and it's complete. Awesome job Pat!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Quick Christmas Cards

Do you have to make a bunch of cards in a hurry? Pick up one of the Echo Park Reflections Christmas paper ~ "Peace Joy Love", cardstock, a simple sentiment stamp and search your scrappy stash for ribbon and embellishment and create some quick cards.
Here are some that Janet MacAloney put together for us. Great Job ~ Thanks

Monday, December 08, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Sometimes the simplest layouts are the most effective ways to mark a memory. Pat Betmanis has captured this photo of her granddaughter with simple elegance. She used basic cardstock and Basic Grey's Evergreen paper & embellishments & foam glitter thickers to highlight the photo. Great Job Pat!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Some Holiday inspiration

It's here! It's here!
Our Favourite FREE magazine.
It is available today.

Pick up your copy today. Grab a Candy Candy Hot Chocolate and curl up with your magazine for a moment of Holiday inspiration. Makes a great Stocking stuffer too!
Due to limited amounts, one per customer please.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Our Family Legacy Mini Album

Oh There were squeals of joy when Jenny brought in her family project.
An Amazing mini album... AND ALL HAND MADE!!!
 We have admired the Hidden Hinge albums or Foto Folio mini albums technique by Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon for a long time but have never seen it in real life. Well we were completely blown away.
These books are amazing with pocket on top of pocket - all in a little 5"x 7" Album.
Jenny's Album was picked up by both The Kathy Orta & Simple Stories Pintrest Site -  The link's are below

Jenny's Album on Paper Phenomenon Blog
Pinterest Link -

Here are more photos of Jenny's Project and you can see it in person in the store.
Thanks Jenny ~ SUPER AWESOME JOB!!!
For more Simple Stories Legacy ideas download their FREE PDF E-BOOK here

Thursday, November 27, 2014


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NEW SIMPLE STORIES ~ Cozy Christmas & Legacy collections
NEW ECHO PARK - Christmas Reflections Collection
NEW CARTA BELLA - Warm & Cozy & Christmas Time Collections
Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum
Project Life Kits, Refills & tools
Cardstock & Adhesives
Albums & 12x12 Refills

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Home Is Where the Heart Is...

Is there a special place in your house or a family member's home that reminds you of good things? Have you ever thought about documenting that area or item?
Our Designer Pat took this beautiful photo of the birdhouse in her yard and we think is a great example of good things that remind you of home and family.
She used papers from Simple Stories "Homespun" Collection and created a simple layout with just rectangles, banners & embellishments.  Great Job Pat & Thank You.