Thursday, October 6, 2011

Life's Celebrations Blog Hop!


Welcome to Creating In Real Life! Today we'll be "blog hopping" all over the internet to check out projects made by MemoryWorks TeamWorks members using the latest Simple Stories collections!

Today I will show you a few projects made with Simple Stories Generations. This beautiful line is a mix of darker, muted colors with a touch of "antique" - perfect for a heritage album or those black-and-white family pictures! Celebrate your Family in style!

First is a layout, using some 12x12 paper, a 6x12 card and two 4x6 cards...layered with lots of stickers! I also stuck a couple of smaller journaling cards behind the photo as pull-out tags:

 Close-up of some sticker layering:
 The tags (note: I put some cardstock on the back of the right side of the heart sticker so it wouldn't stick to the tags):

Next up is a "heritage" card, made completely with patterned cardstock and stickers from the Generations line (well, plus a piece of twine..which is the perfect accent for Generations!):
Next are a couple of mini-albums, perfect for a make-and-take, stocking stuffer, teacher gift or brag book! Using 1 12x12 sheet of 2x3 journaling cards, I put 1/2 together with a binder ring for one mini, and the other half in tiny page protectors (bound matchbook style). Add a couple of stickers and a little ribbon and you're done!

Here is the Binder Ring album:

 The mini page protector/matchbook album:

Please be sure to leave comments at all of the stops on our hop today for a chance to win the Grand Prize - the more blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win!

1. MemoryWorks
2. Christy
3. Danielle
4. Jade
5. Kelly H
6. Lacey Igo
7. Lisa H
8. Sandy (YOU ARE HERE)
9. Sarah J
10. Sharon
11. Sheri
12. Shirelle
13. Susan
14. Simple Stories


Happy Hoppin'!

36 comments:

A Crafty Mom said...

What a great Layout love the colors

Lacey said...

OMG Beautiful projects! This line is really stunning :) I love that little mini album too!

Jade said...

Such creative projects! I love them all!

Danielle Hunter said...

Cute projects! Love that matchbook album!!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Beautiful projects. I like the 12x12 layout with the pocket. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Nichols said...

Love the mini albums! Love the look of the Generations Collection! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy L. Smith said...

Great projects!

Deb said...

beautiful projects... just love this paper line.

Shirelle Stadel said...

This is my favorite line of the SS....your projects are beautiful!

thepaperthumb said...

Super cute mini album... And pages. Thanks for the inspiration.
Melinda M

Tami said...

Love the mini albums! Such a pretty collection!

Forest said...

Sandy, beautiful! Generatios is my new favorite. Your always an inspirqtion to me!

Kelly said...

Beautiful!I had a hard time choosing between this one, and the 'Happy Day' collection. You're making me wish I had chosen this one, lol :)

Mary said...

Love your creativity with Generations. That mini book is awesome!

Stampin' Meg said...

Gorgeous projects-I just got this kit but have not used it yet-you have inspired me!

ginnye said...

I am a mini album fanatic! These are FAB!!

Lindy said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! I love the rich colors in this collection!!! Fabulous projects Sandy!

Elizabeth said...

Love it!!! This kit has awesome colors.

Cathie said...

Really very nice. I have generations and love it!

Ange said...

Wow, those are all so fun and cute! Love the layout with the pull out tags.

KarenL said...

This line is one of my favorite ones in the new catalog.

hla2425 said...

Great creations... I love your mini book!!

Aimee said...

That is super cute!!

Tracey Miller said...

Fun projects and even though you're using the same paper line, they all look very different. Good job!

Tammy said...

Beautiful work! I love it all! The matchbook mini is especially neat. :)

Christy said...

Great work Sandy! The more I see created with this generations kit the more I like it.

Heidi Mireles said...

Like your matchbook album. Very cute.

Rosann said...

I can't decide if I like this line yet but i'm getting there. Your examples are really nice.

Gina H said...

This line is very elegant. Love what you did with it.

Lynn said...

Lovely! I especially like those mini albums, the matchbook style is so clever. What a great make-and-take or hostess gift idea.

Lindsay said...

Generations collection is just beautiful! Your page elements are gorgeous.

Christine Pennington said...

Lovely projects!

Renee said...

Nice projects, Sandy!!

Marielle said...

just beautiful ! the jute twine looks great with this collection !!

Lucero said...

I agree that the twine makes the LO stand out!
Awesome job! Love it all!

Lisa said...

Love what you did with the Generations line. I think I'm liking it more and more...