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Thanks SO much everyone!! LOVE reading your comments & happy that I've inspired you with the kick off to my Life Documented album. Wendy
Hi All! Wendy here with my first Life Documented blog post for ya! I'm bringing it to ya using where it all started, the original Sn@p! using Sn@p! Life, Sn@p! Color Vibe collections and Sn@p! Cards. Let's take a bow to these collections which absolutely POPS with color in every way! Then, I'm going to mix it up for ya with 12x12 and 6x8 size Simple Stories Pocket Pages. Hey, did you know the secret to the 12x12 Sn@p! Leather Album? These unique albums are genius worked to fit BOTH the 12x12 & 6x8 size Simple Stories Pocket Pages and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Simple Stories
oh and you would love Fairhope AL too...lots of quaint little shops & artsy-ness too! I believe there is an art walk that happens but I've yet to go to it. The entire coast of Orange Beach, Destin, Pensacola, and Panama City Beach...all amazing! Do come back! :) xo Wendy
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2013 on Alabama Awesomeness at christytomlinson
WOW CHRISTY! I live in Daphne Alabama & only minutes from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach! How lovely you visited the South & here near me! So wish I could have met you!! :( Yes, the white sand beaches here are the awesome.ness. & we are kinda lucky to live here! ;-) I see you visited the Battleship and that is only minutes from Daphne & Fairhope area. Happy happy you had a fab visit & ya'll come back around! Ha! xo Wendy
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2013 on Alabama Awesomeness at christytomlinson
Hi All! Wendy here and wishing a Happy 7th Anniversary to PageMaps! The design team here at Simple Stories is so excited to join PageMaps in its month-long celebration, and all the party details can be found here. Simple Stories participated in the "On The Border" challenge with Lynn Ghahary, where we had to use three border designs on our project, along with this PageMaps sketch below for inspiration. What a fun challenge! And here's my take on the sketch.... My layout was inspired by the sketch (ok, obviously, ha!) but also from a recent trip in March to NYC... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Simple Stories
Welcome to Day 3 of the Simple Stories & Petaloo Blog Hop! We’re so excited to team up with Petaloo to share some inspiring projects with you this week. We’ll be giving away a great Simple Stories prize package at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on Sunday to see if you’re the lucky winner! Here are the different ways you can play along – 1. Like Simple Stories on Facebook 2. Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tell us you did on our Facebook wall 3. Follow Simple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Simple Stories
Hello All! Wendy here to share up an altered project for you today! I always love the vintage and eclectic and this printer's tray from 7 Gypsies just spoke to me along with the Simple Stories Take a Hike collection. I love the tone of the distressed tray along with the color palette in this collection. My soul screamed...a perfect pairing. Truth. Take a Hike is a previous release from Simple Stories and just about perfection for all things outdoor-sy, masculine, and "simply" capturing the beauty of nature. You can still grab it up at your fav online spots for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Simple Stories
Hi all, Wendy here & hello to the Friday! So, how about those CHA Winter 2013 reveals?!!! I kinda' thought you might drool (a bit) after the "powers-that-be" revealed up the motherload! Seriously, I told them if they thought they were slammed before with orders at past CHAs, then get ready to be stampeded at this show. I'm quite sure all the finishing touches are making it/done with the Simple Stories booth and the HUGE show kicks off this weekend! One project I have revealing up in the Simple Stories booth, is my 6x8 Mix & Match album using the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Simple Stories
Festive time is here! Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate the season! 5 days until you knock down Santa for those fabulous presents, stuff your bellies to the max, and enjoy the time with family & friends! Hi all, Wendy here to share up my project with a bit of festive play on the season using the "Handmade Holiday" collection. This collection is perfect for all the awesome Xmas pics you've taken/still to take this month! SO many beautiful colors & the vintage twist in this collection and the perfect backdrop for my layout. Time to share up... I used the following key... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hi All!! Wendy here to take you back "ol' skool" to a much-loved collection released earlier by Simple Stories....the "Awesome" Collection! This collection is simply & stylish perfection for those guys - young, old, and middle of the road (ha!) - in your life! Also, there are some coordinating stamps over at Unity Stamps for the Awesome collection here. I love this collection even better with the addition of the 6x8 Mix & Match album pages. I'm planning to work this first layout into creating an on-going 6x8 Mix & Match for my boyfriend, Enzo. The great & simple style... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hello All! Wendy here to inspire you & share up the rest of my "Take the Journey" album previously shared up in Part 1 of 2 here. I'm sure you all are loving the new releases from Simple Stories revealed up at the past CHA summer show and two of those collections were Harvest Lane and Take a Hike! I worked with both of these collections on my project and actually combined them both in this project share titled "Take the Journey". Both collections speak together in colors, patterns, and also shows you how well the Simple Stories concept works... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Simple Stories
i promise to come back & answer your questions!!! :) (not ignoring you peeps) :D ((Hugs)) wendy
Hello All! Wendy here to inspire you a bit today. It's been awhile since I posted around here and now that the CHA Summer Show jets have cooled off, time to share up my project created for the Simple Stories booth. If you were a lucky duck to be at the show, I'm sure you LOVED all the new releases from Simple Stories revealed up at the show and two of those collections were Harvest Lane and Take a Hike! I worked with both of these collections on my project and actually combined them both in this project share titled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at Simple Stories
shopped it up! LOVED those 2 new stamps as in A.LOT. i'm all about some cool stamps!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2012 on Shop Update at Kelly Purkey
Hello Hello!! Wendy here and since CHA Chicago Summer Show 2012 officially kicked off with a bang today for Simple Stories, the new releases are on full display along with the team samples showcasing these wonderful new collections! CHA is DEFINITELY the place to be this week!! Well, I'm pretty much happy I can start sharing up a few of my projects today created with the NEW Handmade Holiday collection! Oh, bee sure to check it out in detail because I'm sure it will be one of your favs for the Christmas season past & present! Using Handmade Holiday, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Simple Stories
@Shelley - airplane transparency is Hambly :)
Hi All! Wendy here to bring a little "jingle jingle" vibe to the summer & sunshine-y days. The hot days are in full swing (especially in the South) but hey, it's mid-year and time for some festive flair to inspire you for the holiday season that will hit in a few months! Ok ok ok....maybe a bit too early to think upon, but hey, if you get those cards started early, you'll have no excuses for waiting until the last minute, right?! So, I'm here to inspire you a "lil' bit". The PERFECT collection for you from Simple Stories, "25... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hi All! Wendy here to share up my Part 2 of 2 post for this month to document my "Week-in-the-Life" {Apr 23 - 29}. It was a pretty monumental & epic week of many emotions, discoveries, to process-document-inhale it all, I broke up this blog post into 2 parts. Wellllllll, actually, there is a 6x8 Mix & Match design team blog hop happening June 4th and I'll actually bring in a Part 3/BONUS share in that hop because I simply can't share it all up in this post. But in this share you will see actual completed pages from... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hi All! Wendy here to share up my Part 1 of 2 post for this month to document my "Week-in-the-Life" {Apr 23 - 29}. I believe many a soul participated in Ali's "week-in-the -life" project that week and it's such a cool thing to do. Well, I had a very very adventurous and incredible week overseas to Austria to visit my boyfriend who is from Italy and lives in Salzburg, Austria (he's pretty much in.cre.di.ble x 10....) but you can read more about all that over on my blog, BUT I wanted to capture the week with the Simple Stories... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hi All! Wendy here to share up my first blog post to kick off this new term with Simple Stories! I'm thrilled to design it up another year and just because Simple Stories is just some crazy coolness. BUT you don't need me to tell you all that, right? Ha! So, my focus on the team this year will be altered art/mixed media/mini books and so rolling it out with this NEW mini using the "Awesome" and "Destinations" collections. In this mini, I took an "older" (or I like to say classic) collection (Destinations) + a new CHA Winter 2012... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Simple Stories
February 29, 2012 Hi All! Wendy here to share up another project that was on display in the CHA booth. I previously shared up a fun fun layout here a few weeks ago using the new Fabulous collection and now time for a mini book. You know I love to create up a mini "every now & then". (wink wink) So, I'm gonna hop straight to it because there are lots of pics to share to see it all and some random close-ups to show your more of the details. This mini was inspired to all the girls out there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Simple Stories
crazy coolness!!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2012 on Weekly Challenge at Studio Calico
i know i will seriously own every new SC stamp set. bank account is ready for this. HA!!!!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2012 on Geralyn's Insider Tips at Studio Calico
February 17, 2012 Hello peeps! Wendy here & happy to be back in action to post after the CHA spin on designing projects for the booth. I hear there was major major love for the new Simple Stories CHA releases! Seriously, who couldn't love these collections? I can't really pick a fav but the 6x8 albums are probably going to be a super fab fave! :) But I'm quite lovin' Fabulous too! So, sharing up one of my projects, a 12x12 layout, titled "Doodle Girl", that was in the Simple Stories booth using the Fabulous collection! I instantly thought of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Simple Stories
Hi All! Wendy here to share up sneak peeks of a class I'm teaching this coming weekend & just to chat with ya for a bit as we sit out & try to distract your brain of CHA sneak peeks that are coming next week. Oh, if you love scouting out cool & fab scrapbook stores when traveling (which I do when I'm on the road traveling for work, I "reward" myself with a nice little splurge to a scrap store, if one is nearby) then you MUST check out Gigi's Scrapbookin' located in Foley, AL. It's just minutes from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Simple Stories