Thursday, April 28, 2011

Simple Stories: Destinations BLOG HOP!

Welcome! The net is indeed a-hoppin' today while the MemoryWorks TeamWorks design team rolls out the red carpet for the new Simple Stories: Destinations line! I love the bold, classy look of this line and had a lot of fun designing with it!

I challenged myself to to take this line in two directions -- first, to "go with it" and make a layout using the line in a more expected, muted way:
The included clear overlays make it easy (and mess-free!) to add a little extra touch to a photo. Here I trimmed up a sticker from the Destinations sticker sheet and slid it under the overlay for some added color:
Pop dots and a little twine turn flat stickers into 3-D embellishments!
"Family - Our Journey Together" Layout -all materials from Simple Stories: Destinations kit, plus one piece of black cardstock

For the second layout, I decided to brighten things up and take the kit elements in a more playful direction. I borrowed a few items from the March MemoryWorks Express kit to brighten things up a little:
Again, a couple of pop dots go a long way in adding texture and dimension to stickers!
The multi-colored stickers in the Destinations kit are easy to incorporate in all kinds of layouts and color schemes:
"Play" Layout Materials Used:
*Simple Stories: Destinations paper, stickers and journaling cards
*Jenni Bowlin Studio Flag Banner stickers
*Bella Road "Table Cloth" paper
*Webster's Pages "Spring Market" paper
*twine

I put together this is a little travel journal for a design challenge on the MemoryWorks Consultant Studio message board:
This is a fun, quick project - simply cover a small notebook with paper and embellish with a couple strips of paper and a few stickers - everything you need is in the kit, already matching perfectly! Punch holes through the front and back cover, add a few eyelets to strengthen the holes, and thread a piece of ribbon through them to keep the book closed. That's all there is to it! If you're feeing particularly tricky, you can cover a few inside pages and add tabs for dividers, as I did here:
I plan to stick this little guy in the glovebox of my car to jot down little notes, memories, etc.

Travel Journal materials: twill ribbon, all other materials from Destinations kit


Be sure to check out all the other TeamWorks members Destinations projects today! A grand prize will be chosen from ALL comments left on all of the listed blogs, so be sure to leave lots of love all around- the more you comment, the better your chances of winning the prize!

Blog Hop Destinations:
  1. MemoryWorks Blog
  2. Lacey Igo
  3. Susan Nichols
  4. Danielle Hunter
  5. Sharon Hill
  6. Sheri Feypel
  7. Kelly Holbrook
  8. Sarah Crawford
  9. Sarah Jimerson
  10. Sandy Zent (YOU ARE HERE!)
  11. Simple Stories
(By the way...if you're new to "blog hopping", all you do is visit each of the above listed blogs and leave a comment in their Simple Stories: Destinations post. Have fun looking around and getting inspired!)

Thanks for stopping by!

58 comments:

Lacey said...

LOVE your layouts!! I love how you put a circle behind the photo overlay to pop that image out! HOw clever!!

Sharon H. said...

Your layouts are AWESOME!!! Love the notebook too.:)

LynM said...

Cool look with the stickers. Your layouts are great.

Brianne Carter said...

Love your journal! And your two takes on the kit. You can do just about anything with this kit!

Danielle Hunter said...

Awesome photos and layouts! I thought of your travel journal when I wrote my post...I needed one 11 years ago!

Susan Nichols said...

Wow Sandy.. you definitly met your challenge! Great layouts. I love how the kit can have two totally different looks. Hopping on now...

Jen said...

Hopping over! I love the colors in this line, and how you've pulled out the greens for the play layout. Very fun!!

Pickles said...

Wow, love how you used the tranperancies! Beautiful! alrighty guess I need to hop on over to my next DESTINATION!! Having a totally pickled pink time!!!

connie said...

Beautiful LO's! Love how you used the transparency with the sticker under it and the popdots!

Kelly said...

Awesome projects! I am a huge fan of dimension :)

mustangkayla said...

Great layout and notebook!

Scrappejenta said...

Hopping in on this lovely thursday to wish you a happy scrappy day:) LOVE your work! Thanks a lot for sharing:)

Shelley said...

Great ways to use the kit and show its versatility!

Laurie said...

Cute layouts. I espcially like the pictures on the first one.

Amber :) said...

Hey Sandy! Of course...loving your projects! Love how you brightened up the layouts with other patterns and LOVE the notebook!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Amber :)

Gina H said...

Great use of the Destination line. The travel journal is my favorite.

Katherine the Grate said...

Love the travel book for the car! Isn't it fun to share ideas?

Veronica said...

I am so loving everyone's take on an album. I love your 2 layouts. TFS

Erin said...

oh my your travel journal is beautiful and I like the vintage feel of your first layout

Cindy L. Smith said...

I love your style Sandy! The first LO is awesome!

Cathy said...

Wow great projects!! Love the play page and book!!!

Christy said...

Great layouts Sandy! Love the use of the overlays.

Betty said...

I'm in love...with it all :)

The journal is great and I LOVE how you did the closure (I struggle with that) :)

Maryann said...

love your journal!

Kelly said...

Love the layouts and the album! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jade said...

Fantastic work! I know I've already told you this but I love that book!

Lynn said...

Great projects! The first (layout) - love the look - kind of vintage/Old World look. And the little journal is so cute!

Forest said...

Sandy, I love your creations. They are so amazing, always inspiring and such a joy to look at!

Maggie Crawford said...

love the book cant wait to make one!

The Stacey Family said...

Love your layouts!

Sheri said...

Sandy, you rocked the destinations!!!!

Lisa said...

Love both takes on the kit, and the travel journal is just fantastic!

Diana said...

Love that travel journal!

Family Reflections said...

Awesome projects... Love the layout and the mini album. So inspiring!

Sarah said...

Great projects! I love how you used a larger photo then put the transparecncy on it !

Mariah said...

Nice job!

KatsKrops said...

I LOVE your "PLAY"ful nature!! Showing the versitility of this line was a brilliant idea!! Thank you for sharing!!

Rosann said...

I love how you used the overlay

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the beautiful layout ideas! I really like the little flags that say love life down the photo in the second layout--a very nice touch!

Lynn said...

Your layouts are amazing, photos too!

Tammy said...

Sandy...I've always been, and still am, a fan of your work! I especially love that first layout...great use of the transparent overlay. Looks awesome! and the journal is really cool, too! Nice work!

jen t. said...

omg! your projects rock!!!! tfs! jen t.

Jen said...

WOW! So inspirational! Thanks for including two layout options...oh and your photos are beautiful! TFS!

Jools said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! Seriously.

Renee said...

Sandy, thank you for sharing all of your fun projects. I really like the travel book, too!!

Staci G said...

Cute use of the products on the second layout! Thanks for sharing.

recollectionalley said...

Your layouts are GREAT!!!!

Leisa said...

great layouts & travel journal.

sclugo said...

your layouts are beautiful! Love how you used the sticker to give that pop of color!

anieb said...

Great! your collection is impressive.Keep on posting.

twin extra long sheets

Liz said...

Beautiful projects! Love the pages.

Tracy said...

Love the different looks you got with the line!

debd94 said...

I love this collection!

Dawn said...

This is great - I like the twist on Destinations to not JUST be for traveling - but an actual life journey -
Very cool - PS new follower - I like your style.

All Things Kim said...

I love the travel journal...definitely something I'm going to try.

michele said...

I love how you used the circles with tags behind them. I also love the muted colors. Way cool book too. Love your style.

scrapbooking for others said...

Very beautiful work. I really like what you did with the overlay.

MamaJuju said...

Love the journey layout - very sweet!!