Thursday, June 6, 2013


Hello Friends!  I was so excited when I first saw this line from Simple Stories and I could not wait to get my hands on it!  As soon as it was available from Memory Works I ordered it up and  I received it in the mail the other day!  The colors are so fun and perfect for summer!  I have a layout to share with you today and I am going to take you through a little step by step of how I created my layout!  I started out with a plain white 12x12 and used 3 Splash sprays from Amuse Studio in Cherry, Mermaid, and Lime.
After this I took one of the 12x12 pattern papers in the collection and cut some strips out of it and adhered them to my layout with some temporary adhesive.

I then cut out one of the 4x6 cards and matted it with one of the faux chalkboard papers and ended up with this.
I wanted something dark behind the 4x6 card to kind of separate it from the colored strips and I think the black is perfect!  I saw this little card and I thought it was adorable but knew I wanted to cut it up a little.  This is how it looked 
Super cute, Right!?  But I wanted the words on the heart so I cut it all out and added some stitching! 
Next I took my photo and matted it with paper from the collection, added a sticker and some stitching and voila my photo is ready
After placing my photo on my layout I felt like the strips of colored papers were missing something so I grabbed my sewing machine and added some stitching to each strip!

I love stitching on my projects and I love how it looks on these colored strips!  Now it is time to adhere my photo and add a few embellishments!

I think it is looking good so far!  I wanted to keep it pretty simple this time and I just added a few more small embellishments and here is my finished layout!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you are in love with this collection as much as I am Memory Works has it in stock and I can get it delivered to your door!  Just shoot me a message and I can send you a paypal invoice!  I hope you all have a fabulous day!


  1. This is such a cool layout and I love all the stitching on the layout. I need to master that... my machine does NOT like to sew paper :) stunning layout. Love the strips of colour.

  2. Gorgeous page, Erica...LOVE the stitching!!

  3. This rocks! I love the pops of colour. Perfect for summer.

  4. You did a great job on this layout- love how you shared your process too! Great post!

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