Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Simple Stories Creation: 3 years of Life Documented 2007-2009

Welcome to Scrappin' Memories 4U and the MemoryWorks Simple Stories Blog Hop! Hope you are enjoying the creations by MemoryWorks Consultants and if this is your first stop on the hop, prepare to be inspired by the Simple Stories Life Documented Collection.

Simple Stories is exclusive to MemoryWorks and gives scrapbookers the opportunity to document a year of life (or more) easily and guilt-free. Many of us are busy with family, jobs, housework and tend to put scrapbooking on the back-burner. I am guilty of this, but have been nourishing my hobby as I've been using Simple Stories (now housework has been on the back-burner and I haven't seen the bottom of my kitchen sink in about a week).

The scrapbook I have been working on includes three hectic years of my life: 2007-2009. My oldest daughter started school, my youngest daughter was born and I've been trying to keep up with life ever since. My above scrapbook layout is the first page of my Simple Stories scrapbook and here is how I did it:

I selected a sheet of cardstock from Simple Stories.

Then I cut out "Life Documented" from the cover of the Simple Stories kit.

Using a piece of paper, I drew a large 3, cut it out and chose my photos.

I created a stencil by taping the 3 with photos and
tissue paper to my window (you can also use a light box).

After attaching the tissue paper to cardstock, I used a craft knife and straight-edged ruler to make a frame for the photos.

I matted the 3 with Prism cardstock, tore the edges of another
sheet of Simple Stories cardstock to border the layout,
added text and embellishments with Simple Stories stickers.

My page is complete. Take another look before hopping over to the next blog:


  1. Wow! What a great layout! You did a great job.

  2. Great Layout and the tutorial. TFS with us!

  3. The number three with the pictures is really neat!

  4. Phenomenal LO! I voted for your blog as my favorite. This LO really knocked my scrapbookin' socks off! Kudos to you!

  5. I love this! I am so casing this for my son when he turns 3!! thank you!

  6. What an awsome page. it really hits home since my lil one will be 3 in 2 weeks. thanks for a great idea

  7. Beautiful! And a great start to your album!

  8. Thanks to everyone who stopped and gave me such wonderful comments. Makes me feel all squishy inside :)

  9. Awesome! I LOVE how yo9u did the mosaic with the photos in the number! I'm gonna have to CASE this one! Thanks for playing!

  10. That is an awesome page. I love the 3 with all the pictures, very creative! Great job!

  11. Love this! Great way to highlight the photos using the "3" template.