Saturday, June 22, 2013

Simple Stories Fun in the Sun!

Hi bloggers! Happy Saturday to you! I'm pleased to bring you a sweet & fun scrapbook layout by Ashley Stephens featuring Simple Stories products! Below, Ashley tells us a bit more about her inspiration behind the page and how she made it. Enjoy!


The die cut trend is still going strong, and, while I still love my Cameo, you can't beat when someone does the work for you! That's why I love these Simple Stories die cut Sn@p! pages- they're cute and they require zero extra work! 

I started with the die cut sheet and layered my photos directly on top. Then, I chose my favorite pieces from the I {Heart} Summer line and tucked them here and there. The Bingo card, the 'b' side of a journaling card- it's just a matter of picking out what you like and balancing the pieces evenly. Layering is a great way to use papers, patterns, and elements you love and adds a lot of cute little details.

I also fussy cut a few things from the 3x4 Journaling Card Elements sheet, like the glasses and the journaling spot. 

I used various stickers and brads from the line. I really love the small sayings that come in the collection kit, like this "bike rides" sticker. It's tiny (which, in itself, is enough to make it cute) and it fits in almost anywhere.

The colors in I {Heart} Summer are adorable and work well with just about any subject. I'm already dreaming up invitations to a barbeque!

Check out some close up detail shots:



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Thanks for reading today! Thanks again to Ashley for inspiring us today!




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121 comments:

  1. What a fun layout...scrapbooking is something I have been neglecting and think I need to get back into it...thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Great layout. I think I should do more with my own pictures :-))
    This looks great! xxx Marianne MW

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  3. Love the fun die cuts in this kit - the sunglasses and row of hearts - really perfect accents for this pretty page.

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  4. When I see a lovely page layout like this one, I totally get it why some people are into scrapbooking, evne if I'm not. ;-)
    Love the papers and colours, and the sun glasses are a perfect touch.

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  5. This is such a fun page - I love it

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  6. Super layout Ashley. Love the kit! I too love my cameo, but so many choices. Sometimes it's nice to sit down with a kit & have a structured jump off point for your creativity.

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  7. Great addition with the BRADS!

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  8. This may inspire me to get back to scrapbooking. Love it!

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  9. Love the layout...so completely cute!!!!

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  10. What a fun layout! Love the diecuts and the stickers :)

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  11. Absolutely love Simple Stories. Simple.

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  12. Great layout and the photo's are just adorable.

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  13. Ein tolles LO ist das
    lg gila

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  14. Awww....that is a sweet LO...learning to ride a bike! Love the dictionary Celebrate paper in the background that doesn't detract from all the wonderful embellishments.

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  15. Awww... Makes me remember when my kids were learning how to ride. Very nice layout!

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  16. Great layout. Dad and son playing together. Son kept safe with gloves, helmet.

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  17. This is so very cute....you did a great job of combining some very cute embellishments for the perfect page. Your "zero effort" translated to a wonderful layout!

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  18. You will enjoy looking at that over and over again. Nicely done.

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  19. What a fun LO! Love all the little details =)

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  20. Very sweet layout, love all the fun embellishments!!!

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  21. cute boy and lovely layout congrats

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  22. Very cute--I like the sunglasses.

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  23. thanks for the chance to win some blog candy today.

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  24. would love to win some blog candy, thanks for offering it up today.

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  25. This is a darling layout! I love the embellishment that you used. The little bicycle brad is perfect for this page. Great paper choice and the stencil die cut sentiment looks great.

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  26. That's a lovely layout so cute with gorgeous colors.

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  27. What a happy and bright layout...so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. The cutie getting ready for his bike ride would be enough to make this a special page, although the papers and embellishments give it even more flair. The sunglasses are a great touch.

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  29. Great LO for those lovely photos. Like those papers a lot

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  30. What an adorable layout! Such a special memory - love it! :)

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  31. Love the sunglasses, funlayout.

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  32. Such an awesome LO, and some really cool details used on it, and several of them are even pretty fun too, which certainly only makes it more fun to make. Thanks sooo much for the great inspiration here.

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  33. Some great memories were captured in this wonderful layout!

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  34. Detailed layout with a happy memories!

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  35. How fun is this layout! So many good ideas to scrap lift! Thanks for the project highlight!

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  36. Love the layout and all the details are so fun...

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  37. That kind of layout may just get me into scrapbooking instead of card making!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  38. What a sweet layout! I love the photos and love this collection!

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  39. Wow! Great pic and fab layout, lovin all those summer elements :)

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  40. Wow, this layout is wonderful! I love all the cute embellishments and color!

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  41. So much fun colours! A great LO! Greetings, Gerrina

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  42. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Great LO! I love the Simple Stories lines.

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  44. Oh I love the Simple Stories products in this adorable layout. Fun and colorful

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  45. Love those Simple Stories die cut Snap pages!! I need to get some for sure. And btw, what an adorable layout!!

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  46. What a cute layout! Love the die cuts and embellishments.

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  47. Special LO. It really tells the story well!!!! And is very cute!!!

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  48. such a cute layout. Love all the details. They are so fun.

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  49. Very cute layout
    and full of summer!
    Carla from Utah

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  50. such a cute layout. Love all the details.

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  51. Such a fun summer layout especially with those sunglasses. Too cute.

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  52. Thanks for sharing the great layout. Those sunglasses are so cool!

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  53. Adorable layout - all those simple stories elements work so well

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  54. I Love Summer too... what a fun layout! Simple Stories really make it easy to put together great layouts and cards...love them too!

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  55. What a cute layout, love the sunglasses! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Very nice layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. What a cute layout, the subject is adorable!

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  58. Super layout! I love Simple Stories!!

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  59. Darling layout! Lots of great details!

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  60. Fun layout! Love the bicycle brad! Sweet photos!!!

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  61. I love this layout!!! What a super creation!

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  62. Love the colors in this line.

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  63. Amazing layout luv the colors n elements u used

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  64. I love this collection! Awesome layout!

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  65. Love the sunglasses! they are super fun!

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  66. What a great way to jump-start your pages!! I don't have a way to die-cut like this and think IS the way to go! Thanks for sharing an awesome page!!

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  67. What a super cute page. Love the fun colors and those cute brads. :)

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  68. adorable layout! so much fun on this page! :)

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  69. Love the glasses...they make the perfect accent. Wonderful and fun layout.

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  70. Lovely layout, makes me smile, love the sun glasses!

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  71. Nice work on this layout Ashley! I just love that little button in the title that has a bicycle image in the center!

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  72. Oh my what an adorable layout and the pictures are adorable too!! I forgot how simple scrapbooking can be!! Thank you for reminding me!!

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  73. What a wonderful layout! Love those sunglasses.

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  74. What neat pic's for capturing great memories. Your layout is awesome. I love die cuts too and have a cricut. I love the colors you used in Summer and the sunglasses are a great addition. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. Love this layout - the pictures are perfect and the embellishments go perfectly with the embellies!

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  76. What a sweet page! Fun photo's and love the colors and brads! Hugs, Hanneke

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  77. Fabulous collection and layout.

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  78. Very cute--love the sunglasses!

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  79. Cute page! I really like seeing ideas on how to use traditionally Project Life items for full pages.

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  80. Great layout - so inspiring. :)

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  81. Beautiful layout! So fun and summery!

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  82. Beautiful layout! Love the sunglasses.

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  83. The sunglasses are so fun. I love summer and can't wait to take some great photos and scrap them.

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  84. So many pretty elements on this layout.. the heart border and the sunglasses are cute. TFS!

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  85. Great LO! love the whole page and the die cuts are adorable! ~God bless~

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  86. Fun layout with cute embellishments and adorable paper.

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  87. Oh the bingo card tucked behind is such a nice addition!

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  88. This is such an awesome layout....the bingo card caught my eye as well as all of the other elements that you used. Thanks for sharing, Ashley!!

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  89. Loving all of the awesome inspiration!, ;)

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  90. Wonderful layout, each detail is pretty. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  91. i love seeing layouts on the blog! this is gorgeous!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  92. Love the sunglasses, such a cute layout. Thanks for sharing!

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