Monday, December 1, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas!

Join us for the next 12 days for some inspiring challenges on the forums, games, fun, prizes, giveaways, freebies, and MORE!

Today, on the FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your challenge is to use a SINGLE photo and a SINGLE collection!  I used the Gramercy Road collection by Gossamer Blue for this fall page.

I used some strips in the background to create a sort of starburst effect, and then scattered the page with the die cut leaves and enamel dots.  You may notice the tone-on-tone circle that are added to the page....I punched them from some of the packaging from the embellishments!

Today's 12 Days of Christmas SPECIAL:

I have create a FREE cut file (PNG format) that is available in the store!  Please refer to your electronic die cutting machine for specific instructions on how to cut PNG files.

You can find the file HERE:

***********Store News************

Today is the LAST DAY for the awesome Black Friday sale in the store! 

And Coming Soon:

Simple Stories Life Documented

*************Weekly Giveaway***********

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, please leave a comment on the blog posts throughout the week. At the end of the week, I choose a random day and a random commentor to win!!
This weeks winner is:

Congrats!  Please email me at to claim your prize!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!


  1. Great layout! I'm excited that some Gossamer Blue is headed my way!

  2. Thanks for the cut files - they look awesome!

  3. I love the challenges here, this holiday one looks like a lot of fun!!! The cut files are awesome...will have to go and get some in the gold. Your layout is adorable, love the stitching and the sunburst!! AWESOME sale!!!! I always love seeing what awesome things you get in the store!! Congratulations to Janet!

  4. cute page! can't wait to play along with the December challenges.

  5. Cute layout -- I like using one collection but it is the one picture part that is a challenge for me!

  6. What a great challenge. I hope to make time to join in the fun!

  7. Love this layout with all the fall leaves.

  8. Such a cute layout! LOVE the cut file and the challenge!!

  9. Love the cut files, now to use them! Thanks for all the motivating challenges & promotions!