Project Life by Jennie

Jennie’s made this adorable project life spread using the featured line, Crate Paper Heart Day. Jennie makes the best title cards! She used a tag from the ephemera pack that said, “Happy Valentine’s Day”. Since it wasn’t Valentine’s, she used another tag from the layered embellishments to cover that up. You can’t even tell! The chipboard thickers from the line and my favorite puffy heart stickers to say her week and this stamp from Elle’s Studio for her dates. Check out her blog post about this layout here.

Jennie cut down some of the papers from the collection to use as her 3×4 cards. She numbered her pockets to coordinate with her journaling card, one of my go-to techniques to give you more room to add photos and still get all of your journaling in!

I love how she added the book they read and a little book review stamp (also from Elle’s Studio). I love looking back on my project life and seeing the books my son was loving during a certain time in his life. Next time I’ll be adding mine in too, like Jennie did here! The arrows from the chipboard sticker sheet indicate which book got the good review.

Here are some photos of the rest of the spread. Make sure to scroll all the way down to see the process video Jennie did for this layout. Her process videos are so fun!

More puffy hearts, swoon! I love that she documented her currently’s using a journal card from rukristin and that she’s watching on of my all-time favorite shows!

You can find Jennie on her blog or Instagram. You should definitely check out her YouTube channel for so many fun and inspiring videos!


View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!

Project Life by Odessa

Odessa used Crate Paper Heart Day to document her week. She shows how you can use this collection for something other than Valentine’s Day. This is just her regular week that she documents project life-style! You should totally check out her blog post about this layout. I love how well her personality comes out in her writing!

You know those cute little Heart Day Cards with envelopes? You don’t only have to use them as cards to give away, you can also use them on layouts or in your project life like Odessa did here because they’re 3×4!

It’s so great how Odessa includes so many details of her life. Here she shows the current weather and her current favorite get up & go songs. Memorabilia is also a great way to remember the details. Odessa added the coffee sleeve from the donut shop pictured next to it. Things change a lot in 20 years and without this logo, she may not remember how this donut shop used to look! Decorating with enamel hearts and a big chipboard heart from the line is the perfect finishing touch for this pocket.

Now can we talk about how cute all the puffy hearts are? I mean, adorable! These look super-cute alone or in groups, like Odessa did here. LOVE!

A close up of the adorable puffy stickers. I just love these so much!

Odessa cuts a lot of her photos to 3×3 so she can still use the pretty papers behind them. The Thickers are from the Heart Day line, but they’re perfect for any layout. You can’t go wrong with a black and white alpha!

Here is the completed layout. So much pink love going on here! Even the snack from Starbucks matches the layout! Oh, and that beautiful pink sky! Gorgeous!

Check out Odessa’s blog post about this layout and find out more about her on Instagram. She shares a lot about her paper crafting and knitting projects. Her feed is so much fun!

View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!

Planner Layout by Sandy

For Sandy, February is all about love. Sandy stuffed her Simple Stories planner full of all these goodies from the Crate Paper Heart Day collection. She designed her adorable February page like a mini layout using the collection.

Here you can find some of the papers from the collection and lots of lovely layered pieces from the ephemera pack. She framed her photo with a frame from the 12×12 chipboard stickers and layered some feathers and a doily behind it all for some beautiful interest!

She used an acetate sheet as a dashboard that so perfectly frames her layout. While this acetate isn’t available in the shop, there are some Bazzill acetate sheets that can be cut down and hole-punched to create a dashboard for your own planner!

I had to include this close up photo of all the goodies Sandy stuffed in here! How fun does this look? Not only does it make it easy to find your products that coordinate with your monthly design, but it’s beautiful! She used a phrase sticker directly on her planner. If you’re unsure about sticking things to your planner directly, you can place your favorite stickers on a tag or card and slip in into your pockets. Here’s a list of the items featured here if you’d like to stuff your planner too! Heart Day Ephemera Pack, Heart Day Layered Embellishments, Heart Day Puffy Heart Stickers and Heart Day Phrase Stickers.

Sandy has put together an unboxing video of this whole line. Watch the video below if you’d like to see this all up close! Find Sandy on YouTube where she does unboxing videos and process videos. She’s also on Instagram where you can see more of her work. You really have to see what she’s done with her Heidi Swapp Instax Album! She’s been sharing her progress with that on her Instagram too!

View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!


Heart Day Valentines by Simone

Adorable and brilliant! Simone made these super-cute Valentines for her kids class using the Crate Paper Heart Day collection and some goldfish crackers.

She found a design in Silhouette Studio that looks exactly like a goldfish cracker. Then she glued on some googly eyes and had the cutest fish ever! Check out her blog post to see all of her directions on how she made these including the cut file she used.

She typed up this sweet poem on the back and had her littles sign it. She made copies of the poems and also cut them on her Silhouette using regular white cardstock. Then she adhered the cardstock poems to the patterned paper from the Heart Day collection. Then she punched holes and attached these little goldfish cracker bags to each one. She links where to find these crackers on her blog post.

How cute did these turn out!? Now I am reconsidering the Pokemon Valentines my son picked out this year!

Find Simone on her blog and be sure to check out her YouTube channel. I’ll include the unboxing video she did featuring the Heart Day collection below. She’s also sharing her most recent projects on her Instagram.

View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!


February’s Featured Line Heart Day

The Featured Line for the month of February is Heart Day by Crate Paper!

Crate Paper Heart Day is a fresh and fun line that’s perfect for scrapbooking Valentines Day or any day! You can document someone you love or something! Do you love cupcakes? Then you will adore this line. Do you love hearts (like me)? Then this is absolutely for you! How cute are these little puffy hearts!?! You just have to see the entire line here!

If you’d like to see this line up close check out Sandy’s unboxing video!


What is a Featured Line?

Every month my shop will have a Featured Line. Every product in that line is 20% off for the entire month!

How are Featured Lines chosen?

Lines are chosen based on the season or their release dates. So you can expect to see the most current and best-timed lines being featured.

Will I need a coupon code to receive the discount?

You will not need a coupon code. All products in the Featured Line are already discounted 20% off in the shop! No coupon code required!

Can I be notified of the new Featured Line each month?

Absolutely! Just click here and subscribe to my newsletter and I’ll send you an email with the new Featured Line every month!

Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss any of the amazing inspiration coming from our awesome design team and be notified right away when a new line is featured. The design team is doing some awesome things with this line! Here are a couple of sneaks. Happy Heart Day!

Winter Wonderland by Jennie

Today Jennie has another awesome layout featuring the Winter Wonderland collection. I love how she used different papers to create her own background. Starting with the Silver White Winter paper and adding the 2×12 strip from the element sheet to the bottom. Then she layered up papers from the 6×6 paper pad behind her photo. Lots of papers on a layout is just my favorite!

This little cluster is made using some stickers from the 4×6 sticker sheets and die cuts from the bits and pieces pack. She wrapped it all up with this little circle of twine. So cute!

Jennie made lots of fun clusters on her page using more stickers, die cuts and 6×12 chipboard stickers. She used some Tombow foam tabs to lift the “Let it Snow” off the page and make her title stand out on the (literal) white space in her photo. That helped to bring all the embellishments and this adorable photo together. Plus, her signature enamel dots as the finishing touch to this super-fun snowman layout!

This layout would go so perfectly next to the other layout Jennie did this month in her album. Definitely check that out! See more information from Jennie about this layout on her blog. Also, follow Jennie on Instagram or watch her videos on YouTube. She has a lot of fun, colorful and inspirational videos there!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!

Winter Wonderland by Simone

Simone did two more layouts using the Winter Wonderland collection and they are AMAZING! This one titled, “Silvesterwanderung” uses papers from the line and almost no stickers or die cuts and yet it looks so embellished. Aside from the title letters from the 12×12 sticker sheet, the only embellishment she used was this deer sticker. Until she pointed it out in her blog post, I didn’t even notice! She did so much to make this layout interesting, I didn’t miss the embellishment at all!

I love all of these awesome layers and using the notebook punch gives it great dimension! It’s the perfect punch to use with this paper, since it’s so similar to notebook paper. Who doesn’t love a lined paper for journaling!

I love the stitching around the outside of this layout that’s covered by all of these awesome paper layers. Adding the brown ink with a stencil on the left adds to the outdoorsy theme to this layout.

Here’s a great close up showing all the stitching she did. She not only stitched the edges, but also on top of all the layers too. Simone really makes me want to get working with my sewing machine!

The whole layout is awesome right? I especially love these photos of them grilling outside in the cold. You definitely want to see what Simone says about this layout on her blog. It sounds like a really fun tradition!

The next layout by Simone has TONS of layers and mixed media too! She showcased a beautiful photo with lots of awesome layers and some die cuts from the bits and pieces. She also cut down some of the papers from the collection to make her own die cuts.

All these layers and dimension really make this photo pop off the page. The blue background paper was the perfect choice for the colors of this photo. The blue from the sky in the photo matches really well. While the orange glow from the candle really contrasts it. It was just the perfect choice!

Simone did a process video for this layout on her YouTube channel. I really recommend not only checking out this process video, but looking at what else she does. Simone’s channel is FULL of inspiration!

You can also follow her on her blog or on Instagram!


View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!

Polar Bears by Odessa

First I have to say, what an awesome photo right!?! Odessa and her family took a winter trip to the zoo and were able to see how much fun the polar bears were having in the cold weather. Enlarging this beautiful photo in her December Daily really made it stand out. She used primarily the Winter Wonderland collection by Simple Stories for this whole spread and it turned out awesome!

She embellished the photo and the area underneath with some of the stickers from the 12×12 and 4×6 sticker sheets. She added her journaling to the cluster here too. The chipboard heart coordinates perfectly with the paper she used for her photo mat. I just love all the layering she did here!

On the opposite page, photos of her family show how much they were enjoying their trip to the zoo. It’s so great when you can actually catch a photo of your child’s wonderment about the world.

She created this awesome card by cutting down a 4×6 card from the cut apart sheet and adding some word stickers from the 4×6 sticker sheets. She backed the word stickers with some washi tape and used this stamp set from 1 Canoe 2 to add to this card. This turned out so cute!

I love how she cut down this snow cute card for a filler card. Adding a few stickers gave it just the right amount of embellishment.

Odessa used an acetate paper that came with her album to place the date giving her more room for embellishing on her other pages. The placement of the word “wild” from the Amy Tangerine Thickers, is prefect for this layout!

Odessa is really awesome at coordinating her pages so that they look cohesive. Even if the photos didn’t match each other (which they really do), this layout just flows together. She makes sure to add lots of journaling to tell the story of the day too and then uses some enamel dots to draw your attention to it.

Odessa was really able to capture something most people don’t really get to see, since most of us save the zoo for warmer weather. After seeing this layout, I am definitely going to convince my family to brave the cold and head to the zoo this winter. Who’s with me?

If you’d like to see more about this layout head over to Odessa’s blog. She tells all about her trip there. Also, follow her on Instagram to see what else she’s up to!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!

Frosty Decembrr by Sandy

Even though this collection brings visions of freshly fallen snow, it also has the most soft and light colors that can be used for all kinds of memories!

Sandy used the Winter Wonderland collection to document this gorgeous photo of frost on the trees. The background for this photo is amazing! The beautiful sunrise underneath the perfectly blue sky just draws you in, doesn’t it? Can you believe her Mom took this photo with an iPhone 7? I almost feel like I’m there looking at it!

Sandy used the frosty letters and die cuts from the bits and pieces pack to create this awesome title on her photo, “Frosty Decembrr”. Too cute!

She tore some paper strips from the collection and added some gold stitching to create these awesome layers for her photo to rest on.

Sandy tucked some coordinating tags into her layers for journaling and to hold some phrases from the 4×6 sticker sheets that mirror the thoughts of this image. The painted stars and splatters, with a few dispersed enamel dots and snowflakes, create another layer of interest to this layout.

Sandy added a doily to reinforce the softness of this layout along with my new favorite embellishment, A FEATHER! No way would putting a feather on a layout have ever occurred to me, but now I’m finding myself looking for feathers to add to my own layouts!

I know this layout by Sandy has inspired me to do more mixed media in my layouts and think about what other things I could be adding to my pages! What did you take away from Sandy’s layout?

If you want to find more of Sandy’s work, check out her process videos on her YouTube channel. You can also find her on Instagram!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!

Winter Wonderland by Simone

Simone was unsure how she could use the Winter Wonderland collection initially and ended up with several beautiful layouts using it! This post includes two of those layouts and both happen to be talking about hats! In this layout Simone uses tons of lovely layers to raise a photo of herself in a beautifully knitted hat she loves. She layered the papers from the collection with a vellum envelope and tag she had in her stash. She fussy cut this giant snowflake from the cut apart sheet to use as her focus embellishment.

She used a chipboard heart from the chipboard stickers as part of her title, “In Love with My New Hat” and layered lots of snowflake embellishments around it from the 4×6 and 12×12 sticker sheets in the collection.

Some word stickers and more snowflakes added to the layers give this layout so much dimension. The enamel dots perfectly dispersed bring this whole layout together with multiple colors that coordinate perfectly with Simone’s super-cute hat!

The Blizzard paper she placed on the side helps to ground this layout and give this beautifully layered photo a place to live, keeping it from floating on the page. This page really showcases Simone’s awesome design skills and also how beautiful the Winer Wonderland collection is!

To read more about this layout visit Simone’s blog post where she wrote all about it.

The second layout Simone shared is about a hat, but the story has such a deeper meaning. The title, “Mein Held” translates to, “My Hero”. The story is about her mother and you just have to read what Simone says about the story on her blog.

I love how Simone incorporated a newer photo with an older one. She tied together a great story about her mother with the newer story of her hat and why it was special. It’s so great that she’s gotten older memories and facts down on paper for the next generations to see.

She used a grid design with the papers from the collection. That gave her one square for a title, one square for journaling and two places for her square photos. In the center she used one of the exclusive flair from the shop (that you get free with every order). I love that she incorporated that! She drew a line around the entire layout to pull the top embellishment cluster in with the rest of the layout. I love the zig zags she drew to mimic a stitched design.

How cute is this little top cluster? I just love those little mittens from the bits and pieces in this collection!

Make sure to visit Simone on her blog to see everything she’s been posting. You can also follow her on Instagram to see more of her layouts and her Travelers Notebooks!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!