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…

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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!

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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!

Catherine

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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!

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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!

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

What great memories!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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!

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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.

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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!!

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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!

Catherine