This two-page layout is a great example of how the design of the Simple Stories line makes it easy for you to design attractive layouts that tell your unique story. When I first saw Harvest Lanes line, I thought but I don’t have Thanksgiving/fall pictures. But then I realized that many of the designs and sayings worked for a day I spent picking grapes in France – it was a harvest and I did it in September so that made it a fall harvest.
I liked the 4” x 6” journaling blocks that came with the set and decide to use that as the base for my layout design. I used Homespun and Made with Love for the backgrounds (although you see little of either.) I used the 4” x 12” “Harvest Memories” title strip for my title. I filled in alternative 4” x 6” spaces with blocks from the line, such as Autumn Days & Fall memoires so I ended up with five 4” x 6” blocks being those that came with the set with journaling added to two. I added 3 ½” x 5” pictures to four of the blocks. To add a little glitz, I used a KaiserCraft Window (with a picture of the vineyards glued to the back), some stickers from the Harvest Lane Collection Kit, and a few strips of paper. I added one small vertical picture, which I trimmed with twine, and used the same twine to add a bow to the sticker wreath.
With Simple Stories, you can simply take their designs and add your pictures. I suggest you just pick up one of the Collection Kits they have at the store (either Harvest Lane or Handmade Holiday) . When you get home you’ll easily be able to add your pictures. How great is that just buy a package and you’ve got several layouts!