Sunday, 15 July 2012

Simply scrap your stories - part 1

Welcome to the first installment of many in my new series about how to scrap your stories in a simple way.

I will be using the very clever "Mix & Match album" from Simple Stories, and the paper series "Summer Fresh" from Simple Stories as well. I will also add bits and bobs from my stash, to match my stories and the colours in the album.

The album pages are approx 6.5 by 8 inches, but the best thing with this idea is that it all comes with the pack. Sure you can add WHATEVER YOU WANT to your album, but if you don't have an evergrowing stash, there'll be lots to choose from in the pack.

This is what the album looks like:

Now, because I scrap quite frequently, and I also do Project Life, I had to have a think about what my theme for this book was gonna be. I dindn't really want to "double up", if that makes sense. I decided on something that I know my family is gonna LOVE - photos and stories about my kids around their birthdays! So my first installment shows my beautiful girls at birth.

Now, I haven't decided on what my front page is going to look like, or even the tab dividers inside the album, but here is what I have done so far:

It's a little hard getting good photos of plastic sleeves, but you get the picture.

What I love about Simple Stories paper is that they do just that - make it SIMPLE. You don't have to add a lot of extra decorations if you don't want to. So much freedom!

As you can see, I've decided to use my old typewriter in this album. I might also get my alpha stamps out, I like the "home made" feel that gives.

I've only just started this project, but I'm in love with it already. I'll be back in a couple of weeks to show you my next pages!

Materials used:
Simple Stories Mix & Match System
Simple Stories Summer Fresh Papers & Stickers
Echo Park So Happy Stickers
Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Papers & Stickers (older line - sold out)
Echo Park This & That Charming Alpas & Stickers (sold out)
Crate Paper Random Alphas (sold out
Clock pebble
Studio Calico Mr Huey mists


Heidi said...

That's really cool, and at the end it will be a lovely gift to someone. I love the use of the old typewriter, I wondered how you got that to print in the exact spot... gorgeous colours, and as you say so SIMPLE

Vicki said...

I love these pages for my PL and wondered how you were going to avoid the double up - its a great theme. :)


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