Featured Company: Simple Stories 04 08 2015


We are thrilled to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Simple Stories.

Simple Stories has put together a fabulous prize pack including the  I AM… Collection Pack, a 12×12 Black SN@P! Faux Leather Album, and a 12×12 SN@P! Pocket Page Variety Pack. (Details on entering the give-away at the end of the post.)


Simple Stories  Designer – Wendy Antenucci

Our Simple Stories designer is Wendy Antenucci – we are thrilled to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Wendy’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

WendyAntenucciProfilePic-250W-04082015Hi my name is Wendy Antenucci and I am from sunny FL.  I am married to my wonderful hubby of 15 years and we have 6 kids, ranging from 12-1.

I started scrapbooking shortly after my first child was born in 2002.  I am a SAHM and homeschooler so I tend to scrap during my kids rest time as it helps clear my mind and get me through the rest of the day.  My style is simple, but I love to layer and look for the perfect way to embellish my pages that connect with the memory I am telling.

I design for Simple Stories, Hip Kit Club, Anna Griffin, and CREATE magazine.  I have been published in Creating Keepsakes, Cards, Create, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbook & Cards Today, PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking, Scrap365, and various online publications.


Today I want share a layout using the new Simple Stories I AM collection.  When I begin my layouts I look for some sort of item that really catches my eye, for me that would be the I AM Everyday Sn@p! card.  I used a few more Sn@p cards to create this “easy” layout.


If you were pressed for time this would be a great place to stop and just add some journaling, or maybe you’d like to try a few more pieces to create a “medium” layout.  For this step, I added in some layers using the frames.  I took the backing off the peach color frame to allow the frame to be layered behind the banner piece.  I also added in some small frames with more pictures.


Again, a relatively easy layout using mainly the Sn@p! cards and chipboard pieces so far.  A lot of times I will stop and look at my layouts at this point to decide how I can further dress up my layout while using items that support my theme.

So, I switched out my Sn@p! card and added in a black border making a visual triangle of black.  I also matted my layout on a coral color paper for added interest.  A few Bits & Pieces were scattered around to add pops of color and tell about my story.  A chipboard key added in a visual triangle of chipboard items.  And a few of the new wood veneer pieces finished my page to create a “detailed” page.


Here are a few close-ups of the details I added:




While the details are nice, remember the most important thing is to tell your story.  So have fun and get the story in your books for the future!


4523  I AM Sn@p! Cards
4528  I AM Chipboard
4529  I AM Bits & Pieces
4532  I AM Stickers
4506  I AM Thankful
4521  I AM Fabulous
4541  I AM Wood Veneer
4538  I AM Frames

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Wendy Antenucci for her fabulous project and Simple Stories for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Simple Stories to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

Here are the websites and social media links where you can find Simple Stories:
Website – simplestories.com
Blog – simplestories.com/blog
Facebook – Facebook.com/simplestories
Instagram – instagram.com/simplestories_
Pinterest – pinterest.com/simplestories
Twitter – twitter.com/SimpleStories
You Tube – youtube.com/SimpleStoriesTV

To know and see more of Wendy Antenucci’s fabulous arts and designs visit her here:
My blog:  http://antenucci.blogspot.com
My Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/wendyantenucci
My Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/antenucci
My Instagram: http://instagram.com/wantenucci

In order to enter the give-away to win the fabulous prize shown below (and at the beginning of this post), please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One lucky winner will be announced next Friday and will have 3 weeks to claim their prize.


Happy Crafting!

57 replies on “Featured Company: Simple Stories 04 08 2015”

  1. Such a lovely layout showcasing these wonderful products. Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

  2. Beautiful layout. Love simple stories, you can always count on great products from this company.

  3. I love Simple Stories and the I AM line has such fabulous colors and designs!!! Wendy knocked it out of the park with her fabulous layout, I am so scraplifting it. Off to craft now…

  4. Thank you for telling us such simple ways to make gorgeous layouts that save time as well!! All of them are tasteful and beautiful. I would love to win this package. This collection is becoming a “must have” for me. Thank you again.

  5. Thanks for sharing Wendy! I love how you stepped us through the process of a simple layout to a really finished look. I love Simple Stories and appreciate this chance to win a fab prize.

  6. Wonderful layout! I love the colors of this line. Thank you for doing a give away!

  7. i love love how you made 3 levels of scrap happen! That’s great! Thanks!

  8. I LOVE this collection! The mix of colors and patterns is right up my alley. Wendy’s layouts are fabulous.

  9. Oh WOW! You are really blessed Wendy! 😀 Beautiful family. 😀
    Thank you for sharing gorgeous layout and for the opportunity to win this gorgeous prize.

  10. All three layouts are wonderful, I love this collection! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  11. I enjoyed reading about the thought process that went along with building this fabulous layout.
    Love this collection.

  12. Love Simple Stories I AM collection. So many possibilities and ways to use it. Wendy’s easy, medium and detailed layouts are fabulous and I love the great tips she gave for creating each style. Thanks for sharing them. Beautiful work.

  13. Oh, I would love to win this giveaway and get to play with this fun collection!!! LOVE Simple Stories!

  14. Beautiful layout – Simple Stories is awesome! However, the children in your picture are even more beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Would love the chance to make something wonderful with all the prize package goodies!

  15. Awesome layouts with fabulous layering and embellishments! Love them all!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  16. I really like the designs in this collection and it looks like something that would fit my style and photos perfectly! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  17. Love the layout, simple yet effective. Thanks for the opportunity for some simple stories, love them! By the way, beautiful family too.

  18. That is so cute. I just love the simplicity of that layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. “I Am” in love with this fun collection! LOVE the sentiment quotes included in it! Great layout showcasing the great elements included in it! TFS!

  20. This collection from Simple Stories is amazing. Love everything about it. The layouts are lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration and chance to win!

  21. That’s a very nice layout! Thanks for the step-by-step photos to show how you built up the detail in the page.

  22. If a busy Mom to 6 active kids has time for paper crafting, then we can all find the time to do it! Thanks for such a nice product package! Happy Spring to all!

  23. Wendy’s layout is so fun
    and trendy! I love all of the
    Bits and Pieces and Snap cards!
    I also love the colors in this collection!

  24. Great layout! I love this collection from Simple Storires!! Thank you for sharing and this awesome chance to win!!

  25. Great job, love the ” I AM” line has such fabulous colors and designs. Thank you for sharing.

  26. I am currently working on creating a “celebration of me” story and I want to thank you for sharing this great idea of how to go putting it together. This chance to win is also very inspiring! Thank you!

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