by Richelle Naegle
Last month was the CHA 2018 show (which is now called Creativation), and this year there are a lot of great new products coming out! I can't wait for you to see them all. Simple Stories is one of my favorite paper lines, and I love the new Carpe Diem planners that are coming out in May. You should follow up on that later!
Always & Forever
The first collection you are going to want to check out is the Always & Forever! This is the perfect paper collection for a wedding; it features black and white floral prints as well as a great selection of embellishments that will perfectly enhance your layouts.
This next set gives you the opportunity to scrapbook all about yourself. The I am. . . collection was designed for yours truly! If you are like me, you spend a lot of time spending your scrapbooking time on projects about your kids. We are so busy with all the activities they do, and the only time you show up in the scrapbook is when someone else takes the camera at a family vacation or event, and then you're in the picture for once.
Above is a scrapbook layout I quickly created using I am... Now, all I need are a couple of pictures of me. This collection gives you the chance to add more of you to your projects!
Bliss, Happy Easter, Crafty Girl, and Mama Llama
Next, we have Simple Stories Bliss, which is filled with fun pastel colors like purple, pink and blue, and green, with lots of butterflies and flowers. This collection is perfect for scrapbooking all your spring and even Easter projects. If you prefer more traditional Easter pages, check out the Happy Easter set from Simple Stories, or Welcome Spring! Both of these collections come with six 12" x 12" double-sided sheets and a selection of stickers.
This next collection is great for anyone who loves to craft, as well as teenage girls. Crafty Girl features bright colors and fun patterns. With this collection, I created a super simple and fun card that any anyone would love.
Mama Llama is a fun llama-themed paper stack that would be great for making your Mother's day cards and scrapbook pages with. Pick up this kit now because our Mother's day scrapbook kits always seem to sell out quickly.
Last, but definitely not the least of these kits is Travel Notes. It will make crafting your family road trip or vacation super easy. I wanted to make something different from this paper collection, so I made a traveler scrapbook. The finished size of this book is 8" x 8".
Below is the first page, and I used some of the element sheets to cut out little images, like the cameras, heart, and the phrase Enjoy every Moment. I also added the fun pocket to hold tickets and other little keepsakes.
On the second page (below), I added some photo spots, because what good is it without some fun pictures from your trip? This collection kit has a lot of fun embellishments that you can use to make this little scrapbook come to life.
The third page of this travel scrapbook is only made up of three sheets of paper, so you will still have a lot of extra scraps to use in other projects.
Here is the back page, and to bind this book together, I stapled the edge. You could also poke little holes in the side and string some ribbon or jute through.
This is the complete NEW Simple Stories Winter 2018 collections that are coming out this month (Feb 2018). There are a bunch more that are coming in April so check back to see those fun collections as well.