Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love Your Face / Simple Stories

Happy Saturday, friends!  The weekend is here...yay!  Today I wanted to share one of my newest layouts for Simple Stories.  I used the beautiful new Love & Adore collection.  I think it's probably one of my favorite lines in a while...the colors, the patterns...all of it :)  As soon as I saw the Sealed With a Kiss paper featuring all those big XOXOs, I knew I had to cut some of them out and create a design with them.  I used the Crazy For You paper as my background paper.  I love that deep red/pink color, and the other colors just pop right off of it.

I decided to create three rows with the XOXOs and place my three photos in each row.  I used a lot of white gesso on my background first and then added a lot of Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Shimmerz in yellows, blues and pinks.  I also added some black splatters.

The embellishing came together pretty quickly and easily for me after I had the XOXOs figured out.  I  machine stitched through each row with black thread and used lots of die cuts, stickers and chipboard around the photos.  I used a sticker from the 4x6 Stickers and a die cut to create my title.  I thought it was perfect for these sweet and silly pictures of my little goosie!

Around each photo, I added some heart die cuts & stickers as well as some flowers and tangled thread.  I added tissue paper and foam adhesive under them to give them some dimension.

I love the black and white scripty word chipboard pieces...they were so perfect for this layout.  I think the black and white really pops against all the pinks, yellows and blues.

I think my favorite thing about the Simple Stories chipboard is that it isn't super thick.  It adds depth to the layout without being super bulky.

I hope this gives you some inspiration...I truly love this collection and think it is just adorable!  I do have a process video for this layout if you'd like to check it out...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Beautiful! LOVE the xoxo cut files!

  2. Can't believe I've found you blog! I'm a super fan of your YouTube channel, nice to meet you! :)

  3. oh my God! it is so beautiful. I love you with all my heart