Lisa Dickinson's Blog Posts

Happy Monday! It's Lisa Dickinson with you today and I wanted to combat the Monday Blues with a fun layout!



I've arranged my photos in a stair-like pattern that helps naturally direct the eye through the layout. The white borders help them stand out from the patterned striped background (one of my favorite ways to gets lots of pattern on a page!)




The tabs cut from white cardstock under each photo also offer a nice bit of white space where the eye can rest and help break up all the patterns.



A bit of twine tied across the top edge of the page is a nice dividing line between my papers and journaling block.



I've mixed stickers, clips and enamel dots and buttons from various collections to embellish - if the colors work with my design, I'll use it!



Hope your Monday is wonderful!




Hi Simple Stories fans !It's Lisa Dickinson here today with an easy technique for adding lots of color and pattern to a page - a bold border!


This fun, hand-drawn border is a free cut file from Juliana Michaels that I backed with several pattern papers from Simple Stories. 


I chose a mix of striped, plaid and dot patterns (with plenty of color!) from the Cabin Fever and Life is Ruff collections. 



I added some brad and sticker accents to a few of the circles for added dimension and texture.



In the upper right corner, a cluster of stickers, washi tape & metal accents complete the page.


Hello! It's Lisa Dickinson here today sharing a heart-filled layout with you! 


I've used the Life is Purrfect Simple Set on this page, but the design would work perfectly for a Valentine's themed layout - or any layout about LOVE!



Use baker's twine to highlight a title and make it stand out from other die cuts.



Buttons are perfect for filling extra white space in the design.



Layer multiple stickers for a custom page accent - this one helps balance on the pattern & color on the left side of the page!



Don't be afraid to use lots of pattern on a page. The Simple Set papers are meant to be mixed and matched to your heart's delight!