Friday, 10 March 2017

I'm Busy with Simple Stories Domestic Bliss for Papermaze

I have this post up today on the Papermaze blog 


Happy Friday, hope you all have some crafty plans for the weekend.
I am here to share with you a layout I created using the new Domestic Bliss collection by Simple Stories.

I'm Busy by Tracee

I'm Busy scrapbook page tracee provis simple stories domestic bliss

When I first saw the name of this collection I was a little hesitant.... "housework" but really this is collection is full of beautiful colours and lots of neat touches that don't require you to have a photograph of you doing your best hoovering pose lol. 

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I took the I can't adult sheet and started by using some mists on my background paper mimicking the colours in the collection.  One of the 3 x 4 journaling card elements was perfect for this photo of my granddaughter "busy doing nothing" on her I pad. The hoover sticker was tongue in cheek as like most 12 year olds, when they are on a electronic device, nothing can interrupt them lol.


I loved these pot plants, I fussy cut them and stood them on top of the American Crafts chipboard sticker. Don't they look cute? I have really enjoyed working with this collection, there are so many cool elements and the colours just sing to you.


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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Simple Stories Love & Adore cards for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Hi I'm here to share with you some Valentine cards with the Simple Stories Love & Adore Collection,  this collection celebrates all things love and so with that in mind I used one of these cards for my dear hubby's birthday today. 

Cards valentine Tracee Provis for Papermaze simple stories love & adore

Before I share the cards, I just wanted to share a very simple way to pretty up a gift.

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I wrapped the box in some brown paper, added a string bow, then I simply added one of the tickets that came in the ephemera pack....... there I told you it was really easy, I think it looks really effective for minimal effort.

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I love to mix old with new I used some pieces from the chipboard pack to create part of my sentiment and then I found some older thickers to make up the rest. I'm sure lots of us have some packs that have been sitting around for ages, if you don't you can just pop over to the shop HERE and there is a massive selection in stock.

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I kept with the same theme of my first card, with the Love title and this time I cut it from one of the sheets of paper in the collection I added another cut apart piece from the 6 x 6 pad and joined it together with a little washi tape. I also cut one of the XO's from another sheet leaving a small white edge so they stand out a little.

Some of the pieces I used on my cards were remnants of a layout made with the same collection that I will be sharing later in the month. 
Happy Crafting 
Tracee x