Monday, February 10, 2014

Simple Stories & Petaloo Blog Hop

I'm excited to be a part of the blog hop this week with Simple Stories and Petaloo.  

2014 Petaloo design team up logo

It's going to be a great blog hop with amazing inspiration and prizes to be won!!! You don't want to miss out on it.
Winners will be announced on Feb. 16th.

Here are the different ways you can play along :

  • Like Simple Stories on Facebook .
  • Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tell us you did on our Facebook wall.
  • Follow Simple Stories on Pinterest .
  • Follow Simple Stories on Instagram at simplestories_
  • Comment hereon our blog or on Facebook 

Petaloo is also posting projects and giving away prizes, so be sure to check out their blog and Facebook page, too!

So on to the layout the I created.

I made a single page layout using the fabulous Simple Stories Homespun Collection and some Petaloo goodies.


I used the wrapped up bundle of flowers & some clusters to add some visual interest & texture to my layout.
I also had some fun with some Simple Stories Silhouette shapes.  I used Love.Love.Love (Camera), LOVE YOU"love" POLAROID design which you can find in the Simple Stories section of the Silhouette Online store.
In the center of the camera I attached a brad which reads ' the fan'. I liked the punch it gave with the black brad in contrast with the yellow.


The small Insta-square heart shape design I used along with another Insta-square shape which had the word "love" printed on it. I just adhered this behind the cut-out heart shape. I did wrap some ribbon around the edge of the heart shape window before adhering the other piece behind.


I'm so in love with all of the new Simple Stories Silhouette images and because I just love my Silhouette!!  
So ... I used my Silhouette to cut out the polaroid design in red cardstock. I embellished the heart with the yellow cut out heart from the camera.  I like to use the negative images from cut-out designs in other places on my layouts if possible.
I covered the back of the 'together' tag with some blue paper to help it pop off the neutral colored background.


I used the yellow scalloped doily diecut for my journaling.  I was not happy with how it came out after I printed on it because the lines were all crooked.
 So I printed the journaling out once again onto white paper and then cut it out, inked the edges and adhered to the doily shape.
I just love the pop of colour that the flowers give to my layout. They matched this collection just perfectly!


Supplies used:
Simple Stories Homespun Collection

  • Grateful patterned papers
  • Yellow Dots paper
  • Navy Dots
  • Insta Squares
  • Brads
  • Bits & Pieces
  • Expression Cardstock Stickers
Petaloo Products used:
  • Fancy Trims (red)
  • Faux Dried Minnis (Cranberry/Amber/Green)
  • Faux Dried Clusters (Red/Green/Burgundy)
  • Forget Me Nots (Robin Egg Blue)
Other: Cardstock (Core'dinations); Adhesives (Xyron Tape Runner and Double Sided Dots); Colorbox (fluid chalk ink pad); Coluzzle (circle shape)

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
Make sure to head on over to Simple Stories and Petaloo for your chance to win some goodies and gather inspiration all week long.


  1. What a gorgeous page Cari! Love the bright colors and your design here!

  2. So much detail, love it!

  3. Love your layout! it's so colorful and there's so much to see!!! my kind of page! :)