Category Archives: Simple Stories – Say Cheese

Thursday Treasures! Photo prompt!

This week I had a bit of a rude awakening whilst looking for the perfect photo prompt…


Why the rude awakening? Well I knew I wanted “selfie” to be the prompt for the week but rather than choose a theme I figured there would be a good picture I could use. Now I don’t advise you do this yourselves, but I was stupid enough to type selfie into google images. Now whilst the picture I have picked up is quite innocent … If a little on the cheeky side … There were plenty of not so innocent people pictured in various states of undress. So after a flustered couple of moments I was fortunate that this image was near the top and I could move quickly to the x button!!!

Anyways … A bit of modern culture this week … The selfie … Also known as self portrait by mobile phone held at arms length …. Think Cameron and Obama at Mandela memorial…. But hopefully fully clothed and more respectful!

So I decided on another Disney scrap. I have really been enjoying this recently.

I started with a sketch from this pin on Pinterest. I did make it my own with a little twist to the layout!


Just like some of the others I have shared I used the Simple Stories Say Cheese papers and stickers. So so perfect for any disney pics! I used a mixture of cardstock; Cherry cobbler, More Mustard & Marina Mist.

In terms of stamping, I used some hearts from Hearts a Flutter and that was about it. I did however use the Pennant Punch to create the little bunting out of the paper.

Hope you like what I did with my fun selfie!

Happy crafting!


More Disney scrapping!

On Wednesday I set to and did quite a lot of Disney scrapping! I really really enjoyed it. I had wanted to start this when I got back from our holiday but with the commissioned crafting and the big blip with my mental health it just didn’t happen. The closest I had got was to putting some papers with pictures in the page protectors and that was it. Well at the weekend at Helen’s crop it was the stuff I took with me and it has got me started!

So on Wednesday I shared my page from when we met Mickey Mouse… So now it is the run of when we met Minnie!


Now this layout is almost completely lifted from someone else’s! Yes I scoured Pinterest for layouts and when I saw this one I had to use it for mine too!

I used the fabulous Polka Dot Parade dsp and cut it into then starburst design. Added a doily and some stickers from the Simple Stories Say Cheese kit to embellish and popped the journalling onto a tag behind the picture. I also found Minnie’s autograph and popped this behind the picture too!


Hope this page brings as much joy to you to look at as it did me creating it!

What great memories!

Happy crafting!


Scrapping as rehab!

This week I have been back to work after a few months off with a blip with my mental health. Having said that I am on a phased return to ensure I ease myself back to work and don’t rush in a crash again! So today was a day off work, and I have to say after two days I was shattered so it was such a good idea.

After a coffee and toast at Sainsburys I headed home and started scrapping … Such great therapy!

I am working on my Disneyland album at the moment, amongst other things, and this brings such pleasure to remember all the fun of what we got upto!

I think the best part of today’s creativity was when I found a surprise in the pile of stuff we kept after the holiday which I will share in a minute!

So here is the page I made of the most important moment of meeting Mickey Mouse!


I kept most of the layout simple, but added some bits and pieces of scrap I couldn’t put in the bin from the crop I was at at the weekend like the chevron punch leftover! The papers and sticker embellishments are from a Simple Stories kit called Say cheese which I got especially for the Disney album as this is what they are themed towards. As I had quite a bit of journaling (I was making an effort to do better journaling as I watched the Mel Keaton Sunday scrappers I had recorded at the weekend on C&C which inspired me!)’ I hid this on a tag in a pocket behind the picture. I then hunted through the ephemera we had left from the holiday to find the autograph from Mickey.


But the real find was in the same notebook and it was a letter Maya had written to Mickey which I had no idea about!!

Now this is perfect for scrapbooking! What a perfect thing to find and to keep. I just adore this! So both this and the autograph are tucked into the pocket behind the photo for safe keeping.

I did do some other pages too today but will share those at another time!

Happy crafting!