Simple Stories – Hello Today | Jackie Ashton

Hello crafters, Jackie here with 2 layouts using Simple Stories – Hello Today collection. I love how bright and colourful this collection is and is so versatile with any themed photograph.

Living our Best Life

For this layout, I scrapped a photograph from  June 1998.  We had a christening party at my house, which was such a fantastic day with some of my closes friends.  We have known each other for over 48 years, we met at school and even thought this photo is of a very happy time in my life, I’m scrapping  a sad time which I needed to document.

Using a piece of the Simple Stories – Hello Today July paper I tore the lower edge, to give it some texture and added it to the top of my cardstock.

Taking patterned papers from the Simple Stories – Hello Today 6×8 paper pad, I added layered behind my photograph, which I’d printed at 3.5 inches square.

I had a spare piece of Simple Stories – Hello Today – October paper, which was the perfect size as a base for my photograph cluster.

As I wanted to add some hidden journalling about how I’m feeling I made a tag.  To prevent the tag from slipping down, I only added double sided tape to 3 sides of this paper and added some 3D foam to the middle, so that my tag rested on it and could be visible from the top.

I decorated the top of the tag with some scraps of patterned paper and added some stamped words.

I added some stencil details to the cardstock, to give it some more texture before adding my photograph.

To finish my layout, I added various elements from Brads, Bits and Pieces die cuts, Foam Stickers, Puffy Stickers, Sticker Book.



Backlot Fun


I’m still working on my Disney album, and trying to add some filler pages, and this is one.  Whilst at Disneyland Paris we went on the Backlot tour, which I did think was boring at first but was surprised half way around and ended up loving it.

So keeping my layout very simple, I used the Simple Stories – Hello Today – June paper, and cut it apart, as that was the month we were there.

Then I arranged the pieces in a grid format on my cardstock.

I cut one of the 3×4 elements apart and used ‘Fun’ as part of my title.

Using various elements from this collection bits and pieces die cuts, foam stickers, sticker book alphabets and words strips, brads.

I have lovely working with this collection this month, it is bright, fun and easy to use.

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook Group we would love to see them.

Till next time

Happy Scrapping


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