Life Is Just Peachy! – Simple Stories – Good Stuff – Wendy Meffan

Hi Everyone! April is here and I’m back on the blog and this month I’m using Simple Stories Good Stuff Collection. I loved the bright colours in this collection and the feel good factor to it.

I started the layout with a mixed media background using Kitch Flamingo distress oxide to coordinate with the colours in the collection. I added some small splatters across the page.

In this collection there is a cut apart sheet for each month of the year and on each sheet there are file box divider type pieces all with different titles, I chose the June 12×12 sheet as I liked the Good Times title as a focus for the layout and cut out the card. It also allowed me to have some journalling space along side the photo. I attached the photo on sticky fixers to add some dimension onto the card. I then fussy cut a flower cluster from the February 12×12 cut apart sheet along with some flowers from the B side of the April 12×12 cut apart sheet. I added a large rainbow from the sticker sheet behind the floral cluster.

I added some chipboard elements to the photo and some stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet.

Having concentrated on the left side of the photo I then added some floral ephemera along with some more fussy cut flowers to the right side of the photo to balance the layout. I used the striped border strip along the base of the photo and added some butterflies from the sticker and chipboard sheets.

At this point I felt the layout looked a little unfinished and there was too much white space, so I used the 6×8 paper pad and tore some of the sheets to edge the top and bottom of the layout. I raised the edges on sticky fixers again for dimension.

Finally I added the hanging basket sticker to the top right of the layout which I felt balanced the layout and attached a few decorative brads randomly.


I was pleased with the final result and loved using the bright colours of this collection. I will be sharing a very different layout at the end of the month using this collection showing how it can be used alternatively. It is a great collection for Project Life  too.

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Until next time… Happy Scrapping!

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