Friday, May 27, 2016

Life is Amazing
by Tammy Klingner

Hi Everyone
Today I'm sharing a layout created using up what I had left from Simple Stories Life in Color range.
I love this range. I love it for both creating layouts and for keeping up with Project Life.
So versatile.
I'll start with my layout.
My background paper is one I had left from Basic Grey's Barista Range.
I ran a strip of paper down one side, and then swiped gesso in a messy, random style atop this strip and across the centre of the page. 
I then swiped some black paint in random spots, and applied a few flicks too.
I began layering up with other papers, and added a few embellishments from the sticker sheets and also some of the chipboard frames I love.

I then added some 2Crafty chipboard, painting them black.
I cut out my title from a patterned paper (love this).

At this stage, my layout was predominantly black and yellow. I felt it needed a lift, so added a few pieces of red, with embellishments and torn strips of washi tape.
The red really lifted the layout.

To finish it off I added my journaling.  I encourage you all to journal on your pages.
Often this is the part we leave out, but really, words are crucial to telling your stories. 
Photos and embellishments can only tell so much.
Your words give your layout depth.
Your words make it personal.
Your words give it meaning and emotion.
I also created a Project Life Spread using up this range.
Here it is:
Here's the left side:
And the right:
As I said, this range tells our everyday stories so well!!
I could use this range over and over.
And just to prove it - I quickly put together a card......
Products used:
Simple Stories Life in Color Big Memories Paper
Simple Stories Life in Color 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
Simple Stories Life in Color 4x6 Horizontal Journal Cards
Simple Stories Life in Color 4x6 Sticker Sheets
Simple Stories Life in Color Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories Life in Color Expressions Cardstock Stickers
  Simple Stories Carpe Diem Chipboard Frames
Simple Stories Carpe Diem Make it Happen Paper
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color - Speak Freely Paper
Photo Play Like a Girl Share Your Sparkle Paper
Basic Grey B Side Fold Over Photo Frames
Basic Grey Barista Hot Chocolate Paper
2Crafty Chipboard - Chevron Bits
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
White Gesso
Washi Tape


  1. Just gorgeous and your PL is awesome Tammy xx

    1. Thanks Rachel, I love your positive comments!