Aug 18, 2014

Simple Stories - Frankie and Friends

Hi Simple Stories fans Rebecca here! I LOVE Halloween. My kids LOVE Halloween. They are both still on the young side, so cutesy is the mainstay for their costumes. And that's ok with me! I featured two pictures of them in their costumes and went with a SIMPLE color block design.
When I am creating a color block layout, I pretend like I am dealing with a jigsaw puzzle and start with one piece that I know from the beginning where it is going to be. For this layout it was this un-matted photo.
I am not really big into measuring and rulers so I just do quick checks on the basics. The photo was 5" tall so I cut a piece of patterned paper to that height. Then I eye ball how much room I want inbetween the two pieces and how wide I want it to be (remembering to have a border around the whole page).
That block ended up housing a smaller matted photo. From there it is pretty easy to have two long blocks one for the top and one for the bottom.
Once you have the basic structure of your blocks, then it gets fun! I stitched around each block in black thread to pull them all together visually. Another way my blocks are consistent is that they are all polka dot patterns. I cut out a tag and journaled on it with my typewriter.
 Finally I used some Simple Stories Bits and Pieces, Brads, Cardstock Stickers and Chipboard stickers.

So if you are a Halloween fanatic like my family, you will definitely want to get every bit of Simple Stories Frankie and Friends and start having fun!

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Collection
Collection Kit 5500
Bits and Pieces 5529
Chipboard 5528
Brads 5527
The Great Pumpkin 5505
Spooktacular 5506
Happy Haunting 5507
Monster Mash 5508
Page Elements 5515