Monday, March 24, 2014

New Fancy Pants and Simple Stories!

I am so so excited about the new Fancy Pants and Simple Stories releases!

Fancy Pants does it again with 3 bright collections and TONS of embellishments for each line!  Check them out HERE.

As You Wish

Be Different


And the Simple Stories DIY idea is just so awesome.  Basically, there are a ton of different "layers" that you can add together to create interesting clusters for your pages.  There are kraft and "office" print patterns, paired with the bright colors of the DIY Boutique collection of papers.  Layers include tags, journaling spots, labels, die cuts, envelopes, chipboard, brads, enamel dots, and more!  Here is the link in the store:  Simple Stories.


DIY Boutique


Have you been playing around with the sketches on the sketch blog lately??  Tammi does such a fantastic job with the sketches!!! I love using them as starting points on my page! Check out this weeks sketch!

I got to use some of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard on this page. At first, this was one of those collections that I wasn't too sure about, but when I saw it in person, I LOVED it!

With this Crate Paper line (and the others in this release, too) there are some awesome embellishments like die cuts and vellum, PLUS a lot of gold foil accents, which I LOVE!  The polka dots on the background of this page are actually gold foil, but don't photograph that way.


I lightly brushed some gesso on the background with a dry brush and then stitched a circle to anchor the photo.  The white thread wasn't standing out enough for me, so I traced it in some spots with a white pen.


Weekly Giveaway!

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

Last weeks winner is:

Congrats Miriam!

Please email me at to learn how to get your store credit!  Thanks and have a great week everyone!


  1. I really need to place an order soon - love the new Fancy Pants and Simpke Stories DIY! Awesome page too - the circle stitching is a great touch!

  2. I want some of the DIY! Love the colors! CUTE layout!!!

  3. These are so cute. Loving the new flairs from the Fancy Pants collection. Love how you turned the sketch, super cute layout!

  4. These are beautiful collections! I am excited to get my hands on some of them! Your layout is gorgeous!

  5. I love those Fancy Pants collections and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the Simple Stories DIY! Beautiful stuff! Love your layout - that stitched circle is awesome!

  6. Love all the new goodies in the shop. And your layout is gorgeous

  7. These collections are awesome! I especially like the "Nautical " collection. I love how you used yours on your layout, Audrey! WTG! The colors are so bright and cheerful.

  8. great way to start Monday - with eye candy!!

  9. wonderful page and the new products look awesome

  10. Loving the new products! Great layout!

  11. I'm like a kid in a candy store with the new lines!!! Great page from Tammi's sketch! Definitely eye catching!!!

  12. Another great page, keep them coming x

  13. Those Fancy Pants lines are so pretty!! I love this beautiful layout! The stitching looks great!