My Happy Place

The Summer Fresh line by Simple Stories arrived in the scrapbook store Thursday evening and I fell head-over-heels in love with it.

It is a beautiful line of denim, red, blue and yellow, filled with flowers, jars, a clothesline and other “simple” summer findings. It reminds me of grandmother’s quilt.

I bought enough to do several pages, but here is my first … (I must apologize for the less-than-stellar photography … I made the pages during a crop and wanted to hang them in the store, so I took pictures there rather than in my studio at home. NOT something I will ever do again, but hopefully you get the idea …)

I love the variety and detail put into this paper collection. One sticker sheet (only $4.99) has plenty of options. I used foam adhesive and baby powder (to eliminate the sticky) on the hot-air balloon and wagon.

I layered the title (cut from a piece of paper) and inked the edges in Distress Ink.

Then, I added a few Bazzill flowers from several different collections to round out the pages.

Personally, I was amazed at some of the details in the line. For instance, the little tickets I used as journaling squares are actually part of a 12-inch border sticker. I planned to cut them apart to use them as I did. Imagine my surprise when I realized the stickers are perforated! I tore them apart instead, but I have all sorts of ideas running through my head of how they can be used.

So, I am off to make more beautiful pages using this new line. Thanks, Simple Stories!

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