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My YouTube Channel Is GROWING

Happy August everyone! Today's blog is about my YouTube channel and good updates. Since I started in June, I have published 10 videos!!! Also, I have gone from 3 to 69 subscribers! Yay! I dreamed of creating my own videos and I still can't believe this dream has come true. I am loving the process and learning so much about all the digital and technical stuff, too.
K. Simone Designs YouTube Channel Link Here


It has been a pleasure for me to bring you into my home sharing some of my experience with you. So far I have made scrapbooking layouts, journals and mini cards and albums. Next, I will to do some art tutorials.

Also, I am starting a new series called, "Story Time With..." I will take you through some of the art I have made in the past and tell the stories behind them. So stay tuned for that.

My channel now has an introduction video I made with Placeit. They have lots of free and low cost templates you can use and I had a ball creating this intro. Take a look!


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My Featured Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! I am excited to share my happy news. Last Thursday, July 31 my friend told me that one of my layouts was featured on Scrapbook dot com!!!! I was so surprised and elated. It was on their gallery's front page with a few other selected projects. This made my day!


I am normally a card maker but during this quarantine, I have had a renewed passion for scrapbooking. As a result, I have made more pages than I have done in a long while. So this was a nice reward and validation of all my work.

Here is a closer look. I used Simple Stories patterned papers and sticker banners from their "Simple Vintage Garden District" collection I got from Scrapbook dot com. The white title and heart came from Craft Factory Creations and HSN.





Thanks for stopping by and "Celebrate Today!"

NEW Video: Heidi Swapp's Boxed Card Mini Album

Can you use boxed cards to make a mini album???? Yes, you sure can! In today's blog post, I am sharing my NEW YouTube tutorial featuring Heidi Swapp's mini album booklet. I have made many types of albums over the years. When I saw her tutorial on Scrapbook.com and their YouTube channel I was hooked and excited to make it.

She used a boxed card set to make her beautiful album. I made mine the same way and also showed how you can make it with patterned paper, too. Using these precut and folded cards saved a lot of time and gave me more time to play with the best part, the embellishments! :)

In this video, I showed the supplies I used, my tutorial and the finished albums. Take a look!
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Wasn't that easy? Ok, here are the pictures of the two albums I made. I love how they turned out.







Seeing all these wonderful pictures of our beach trips felt so good and I can't wait to go to this beach again.




NEW Video: Paint Splatters & Butterflies

In this new YouTube video, I shared how to make paint sprinkles and splatters on a scrapbook page. Link Here I was inspired by a @hipkitclub layout I saw on Instagram and I loved it! I had fun putting my spin on their design. She used flowers and I used these watercolor butterflies from gift wrapping paper. I have had this paper for ages and I thought they were a good addition to my page.


In this video, I shared the supplies I used, a paper test and the tutorial. Take a look!


Here are a few more pictures of this happy layout.





Do you like to add paints or inks to your layouts??? I hope you will try it and see how fun it is. 
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an inspired day!

NEW Video: Washi Tape Circle Tutorial

If you love washi tape, raise your hand!  In today's blog post, I am sharing my NEW YouTube tutorial video on how to make a washi tape circle background. Link Here This video features a look at the supplies I used, a tutorial and the cute story behind our picture.

I saw this fun circle sketch on the "Sketchy Saturday" June 6th challenge over at Two Peas Refugees and had to try it. The sketch used a circle as the background. With all the washi tape I have now, I decided to make my circle with various patterns and colors of tape. It turned out so pretty and that's when I thought this would make a fun tutorial video.

Take a look! Supply list is in the description box of the video.

Here are a few more pictures of this resourceful project.









Have you ever used washi tape to make a background on your pages? Give it a try! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and inspired to use your tape in some new and different ways. Check out my YouTube channel if you have missed any of my n…

NEW VIDEO: My Traveler's Journal Tutorial

Happy Tuesday! What a crazy year 2020 has been. With all the emotional ups and downs, journaling has been a source of comfort for me. This year, I started using traveler's journals and I love the style. It allows me to use my scrapbook supplies and imagination to create some expressive pages. This video was inspired by a friend Liz who gave me the idea. Thanks Ms. Liz!



My new tutorial video featured supplies I use, an inside look, how I create a page and my thoughts on the recent racial injustice and the positive improvements. Take a look!


Here are a few of the pictures from the video. Supplies are from Joann.com and Amazon.com. (Shopping list is in the description box of the video.)






Now I can say, what a great year to journal! We are living in a special historic time and I want to document these moments in writing. I encourage you to write it out and enjoy the process.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. This is my 3rd YouTube tutorial video and I am thrilled I am finally doing this! :)

My NEW Mini Journal Tutorial Video

Today's post is about a super cute mini journal album. I was inspired to make this project after I watched Mark Montano's YouTube Mini Art Journal tutorial. He always does great crafts and I had to try this one. Check out his YouTube Channel and his Website.

Here is my NEW YouTube tutorial video. The journal size is 2 1/2 x 3 inches. All you need is some cardboard, glue, lots of patterned paper and scissors/paper trimmer. These little booklets are a fun way to document your thoughts and pictures. Also, your kids would love this! Take a look!


I had a ball making this album and I had to make a few more.








You can used up some of your stickers, scraps of paper and other supplies to fill up these little books. I hope you will give it a try.

Thanks for visiting and have a good day.