Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simple Stories Blog Hop! 100 Days of Summer, baby!

**Note: The Blog Hop starts officially at 10am MST...if some of the links to other blogs aren't working yet, try again then :) ***

Hello!

Welcome to my oft-neglected, but always loved, little crafting space on the web! Today I am showing you some fun projects made with the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer scrapbooking kit, as well as a few other goodies.

Simple Stories is an AWESOME system developed by MemoryWorks founder Amber Crowell. The kits include doubled sided 12x12 paper, as well as double-sided element cards in various sizes to use for titles, photo mats, journaling blocks, etc. There are also stickers, ribbon and stamps! You can use the pieces stand-alone for traditional scrapbooking/paper crafting, or use the whole Simple Stories "system" which uses divided page protectors for fast, cute, hassle-free memory recording. Check out the Simple Stories website here for more information.

Now...on to the projects!

First we have 3 wedding cards (tis the season for weddings, no?!) using 100 Days of Summer paper, some Simple Stories coordinating ribbon and a couple of Unity Stamps ("Nicest Place to Be" and "Rain or Shine" ittybitty sets). Feel free to click on the following image to examine them up close and personal!


Aren't the colors in this kit yummy? Reminds me of lemonade, watermelon, blue shaved ice...SUMMER!


Next up is a "layout" using the Simple Stories divided page-protector system. The two colored blocks are a couple of the cut-apart elements that come with the kit - I used the Simple Stories/Unity banner stamps and some twine to make some cute garlands, added some photo mats and stickers and PRESTO! Easy-peasy layout waiting for pictures to slip into their pockets - no adhesive required - and I can add more journaling or multiple pictures to the pockets if I want to! I love this system!
Here's a closer look at the larger photo mat. You can see that I used some pop-dots to add a little dimension to the banner, as well as some hand stitching along the photo mat:
The last project I'd like to share with you has LOTS of parts (you wouldn't believe how much paper and kit elements I have left from this kit, even after making ALL these projects! You can literally make an entire scrapbook out of one kit and the divided page protectors!).



This is my new "Household organizer"! I used a 7 gypsies library card holder set and put together an easy place to keep goals, budgets, bills, coupons, etc. - all the little bits of paper, post-its and to-do lists that I constantly misplace!

I lined the bottom of the box with a piece of patterned paper from the 100 Days of Summer kit and used all kinds of stickers, stamps and cut-apart elements to decorate the cards inside. I laminated all pieces for durability:





Here is a peek at some of the cards:
I will be sharing more photos and information about this system on the MemoryWorks blog on July 29th -- stay tuned!


Now that you've seen my projects...keep on hoppin' to the other MemoryWorks TeamWorks participants' blogs!












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Be sure to leave a comment at each stop on the Hop to earn more entries towards the Grand Prize Giveaway!


Thanks for stopping by!

57 comments:

Susan Nichols said...

Once agian.. FANTASTIC projects Sandy! I don't know what I like best. I really like the photo mat! Thanks for sharing... Hopping on now!

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Sandy, you rock! I love your cards & Household Organizer.. that's right up my alley with my "type-A" personality!! LOL. TFS. Have a great day!
http://spiegelmom.blogspot.com

mustangkayla said...

What fantastic projects! I just adore your layout with those cute cute banners!

Carol said...

I love the household organizer you created!

CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I need to get me a library card holder! Love it, always need more storage. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Cutest household organizer I've seen!
So yummy!

bakogirl66 said...

Love all your projects. Getting so many great ideas from the blog hop.

Pickles said...

OK, now you have DONE IT!!! I SOOOOOO love the organizer I am totally PICKLED PINK over this!!!! Darn you girls are killing me!! BUT KEEP GOING!!!

Jeana said...

Awesome projects! I especially love your organizer! It looks so vintage and so pretty! Love it!

Christy said...

I love the banner flags and all of the stitching on your lo!

Chris said...

I love your cards! Heart that you used Unity stamps too! Great color choices. Thanks 4 the chance!

Cathie said...

cute cute cute

Mumsie said...

I love that Simple Stories collection. Now I am inspired to get scrappin' myself!

Lynn said...

oh my, so cute! I love the organizer. It looks like it is lined with fabric (that paper is so yummy). I really like the fun wedding cards, non-traditional, but so fun!

Rona said...

Oh my these are so cute!! I love the cards and the organizing system is fabulous!! Filing is no fun but this makes it so cute and cheerful!! :)

Gina said...

You did some awesome things with this line! Love the household organizer! What a creative idea!

Elizabeth said...

I love making cards for my friends...it is so much more personal than going to a store and buying one... Thanks for the idea!!

Pamela said...

Love all your projects, but my favorite is the "household organizer". I am forever on a quest to be more organized. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb said...

wow, fabulous ideas, love the household organizer, must have one of those!

Tracey Miller said...

You are my hero...I'd been trying to figure out just what to do with the 7Gypsy's Library Card Holder and viola, now I know! How precious is that! Great use of all the products and the stamp set.

ScrappinAnn said...

Those are some fantastic projects. Thanks so much for sharing them and inspiring us!
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

Love everything, Sandy...so awesome!

Lacey said...

OMG your projects are FANTASTIC!! You always inspire me! Your cards are so stinking cute!! And that library card holder - awesome! I need to go back to the way the kit is intended and create an album like that again... i love your page inserts!

Jade said...

I love your projects! I especially love your use of banners!

chksngr said...

Amazing projects...that household organizer is very very cool!

Forest said...

Sandy, wonderful as usual!

Lillian Child said...

That recipe box is AMAZING! Would love to have that sitting in my kitchen. FABULOUS project!

Ange said...

Wow, so many great projects! The recipe box is adorable. LOVE the lo!!

Tammy said...

Awesome job, Sandy! I really love seeing how people are using that library card drawer...GREAT idea for the organizer! Amazing how the 100 Days kit looks so good with so many different kinds of projects. :)

sherilyn said...

I love the ideas you've shared! I cant wait to see more on your project!!!!

Michelle*G said...

I can't decide which project I like best! These are really wonderful!

Cheri said...

Wonderful projects! That last one got my wheels turning, too!

Danielle Hunter said...

Love your work, Sandy! I need one of those household organizers!

Ms. Lucie said...

Sandy, I just bought a tray like yours and was wondering oh to decorate it. Now I know. I have the 100 days kit already! Can't wait to get to work!

Cathy said...

Love all your pieces!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great projects--love the photo frame:) THANKS for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

All these ideas are so great. I love them

Gina H said...

I really like that LO. And the organizer is a great idea.

Lisa said...

What gorgeous projects! Love your cards, I am always looking for good card ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Simply Sonya said...

Great projects....especially love the household organizer!

Rosann said...

ooo i love the organizer

Cynthia B. said...

So impressed by all your projects! Cute cards, love the banners on your layout, and WOW on your household organizer!

MaryAnn said...

great projects. wonderful use of the collection.

Jennybean said...

I love the household organizer - I can't wait to see more information about it!

HillaryS said...

*sigh* now I have to do THIS one, too!! :)

Sheri said...

Cute cute cute!!! You did a great job Sandy!!!

Gail said...

wow so many projects from just one kit! love the projects!

Jeanne said...

Wow Sandy... so awesome. I love your projects... you are so creative I just love looking at what you do. TFS!!

Lindsay said...

The organizer is a wonderful idea and so beautiful! I also love all the banners on your pages! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Betsy said...

I love your projects Sandy! That organizer is fabulous!

Lisa C. said...

That organizer is fantastic!! Love your projects!

Liz said...

So cute! Now I know what to do with the library card holder,lol. Your projects totally inspired me :D

Renee said...

Sandy, thank you for sharing your fun summer projects. I really like the banners, too!

Shelley said...

Love that you made wedding cards with this line--great idea!

Jen said...

The wedding cards are the cutest!! I have the umbrella couple stamp and really want to try using the 100 Days of Summer paper to paper piece like you showed. Thanks for the inspiration!

craftopia said...

I have often seen the 7 gypsies products but not really know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing your idea of the home organization station

A Crafty Mom said...

WOW, I love the calendar box that was awesome. and love the banner as well.
Great Project