Dec 31, 2013

Simple Stories Daily Grind

Hi Simple Stories Fans! Happy New Year! Rebecca Keppel here wishing you a wonderful start to 2014. Today, I want to talk more about the Daily Grind collection.
The great thing about Daily Grind is that it is super versatile, colorful and fun--anything but a grind! While many people are finishing up their December Daily albums, I actually still had my November 30 Days of Thankful Album (from this POST) sitting on my table and decided to finish that first using the fabulous Daily Grind Collection. Just a reminder here was the cover:
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I added a die cut SN@P Daily Grind insert as the inside page with some stickers to mark the month and year.
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I had already completed about a weeks worth of pages, so just had to finish the rest. LOTS of photos ahead!
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I love the Pockets for memorabilia, but I hadnt really collected anything this month, so I just used it to layer multiple pictures.
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This was an album documenting 30 days of being thankful, but it was also made to document a period in our lives, so even tough times are represented.Rk ss 30 days 12
I love mixing in the die cut page inserts.
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When it is called for, mixing in bits of pieces from Simple Stories SN@P lines or even Smarty Pants (for progress reports day) is fun too.Rk ss 30 days 14
I like to trim down the 2x12 border strips to slip in the side pockets of these pocket pages.Rk ss 30 days 15
Using a mix of pocket pages and page inserts creates a fun, layered effect.Rk ss 30 days 16
The back of this page insert was fun on it's own so I didnt add anything to it!Rk ss 30 days 17Several times I cut down the SN@P cuts from 4x6 to 4x4 size to fit into the 4x4 pocket pages.
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They also look great layered directly on a page or layout. I love the dark woodgrain in the Daily Grind collection and journaling on it with a white gel pen.Rk ss 30 days 19
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I like to mix handwritten and type written journaling too.Rk ss 30 days 22
As an Instangram lover, I am so excited that Simple Stories makes pocket pages with 4x4 pockets and now some of the cut aparts from the patterned paper are in the 4x4 size too, like this People We Love card.Rk ss 30 days 23
The patterned paper on the right hand page is my absolute favorite in the line :)Rk ss 30 days 24
These speech bubbles were perfect for yummy food words to go along with my photos.Rk ss 30 days 25
Mixing sizes of photos from 3x4 to 4x4 and even 3x5 (layered on 4x6 patterned paper mattes) makes a dynamic mini album.Rk ss 30 days 26
Layering chipboard, stickers, cards and patterned paper is fun too!
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With all the fantastic elements of Daily Grind and Simple Stories SN@P, I was able to complete this many photo, multi journaled mini album documenting an enite month, in just one afternoon!Rk ss 30 days 28jpg
Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Daily Grind Collection
Simple Stories 6x8 SN@P Album in Brown

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