Sunday, March 30, 2014

More Pages from Taylored Expressions & Simple Stories!

Just in case you didn't get a chance to see my pages on the Taylored Expressions Blog yesterday, I thought I'd share them here as well.   This week Taylored Expressions teamed up with Simple Stories for a fabulously fun product swap and amazing giveaways!  I was more than a little thrilled to be part of the swap!!!

Each time there is an important event, my daughter and her two best friends are always up for having a photo or two taken.  These precious girls are amazing together and it’s been fun to watch them grow into beautiful young women.  When I saw the Simple Stories “A Charmed Life” collection, I immediately thought of gathering photos of this special trio.

Page 1: All of the SN@P elements that come in this collection makes it easy to put pocket pages together.  Included on this page are some SN@P Pockets, SN@P Cards, Bits & Pieces, Expressions Cardstock Stickers, and pattern papers from the 6”x 6” paper pack that are all from the collection.  Then I added several dies from Taylored Expressions that coordinated perfectly to make this page go together very quickly.
Bottom Panel: Using a SN@P card as my base, I used the Pages & Pockets Fab Frames set for the “Smile” frame.  Then added a quick border to the photo using the Small Scallop Border die.  I always like to add a date of some kind for my photos, so I used the Pockets & Pages Calendar stamp set to add the month and used letter stickers from the Expressions Cardstock Sticker sheet for the title and year.  

Top Left: Inside the little pocket, I cut out the “Sweet” from the Pockets & Pages Circle Words die and added it to a tag from the Simple Stories Bits & Pieces pack. 

Top Right:  Scraps of paper from the paper pack make a perfect photo border & then an added sticker brings it all together.

Page 2:  For this page, I hit highlights from the Homecoming Football game, the Marching Band Banquet and the Marching Band trip to NYC to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Bottom: I love this little insert!  The base is from the SN@P cards. Then I added the title using a combination of TE Chunky Alpha dies and Simple Stories letter stickers.  The arrow is from the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Essentials & I added another Small Scallop Border edge to my photo.  They all work so perfectly together!

Top Left: Pattern papers from the collection make a great mat and border.  Then trimmed I used a few other patterns and solids with the TE Chevron Boarders & the Label It Dies to add some additional embellishments.

Top Right: As the base, I used a SN@P card and attached the photo with a tab from the Pockets & Pages 4x6 Essentials & a few little flower stickers and Kaiser Silver Gems to finish off the pocket piece.

Page 3: Highlights from the year end Band Banquet when Megan was named Drum Major.

I started with one of the preprinted pages in the SN@P Pages.  Then when I saw the big “ampersand” on the Fundamentals Cardstock Sticker sheet, I knew I wanted to use it.  I added the girls names around it. 

The photo is framed with the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Essentials Die and the “Love” is the Pockets & Pages Circle Word trimmed out from pattern papers in the collection.  I also added the date with the P&P Calendar stamp set on a TE Simple Tabs die cut. 

I really enjoyed how well the Simple Stories & Taylored Expressions products coordinated and worked so easily together.  I plan on making several more pages with this collection!

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