Sunday, November 30, 2014

Simple Scrapper December Layouts

It's nearly the first of the month which means the new membership material will soon be available to the Premium Members of Simple Scrapper. Jennifer is running a really good deal on an annual membership at the moment if you are interested in signing up. 

There are some amazing templates/sketches this month. i probably shouldn't say that as one of them is actually based on one of my layouts, haha! It's been fun seeing some of the Creative Teams spin on it, so i can't wait to see what the members do. You can check the team gallery out herei love the theme Magic for the story starters too, which is perfect for this time of year, but can also be adapted to other stories which aren't about Christmas. Here's my first layout which uses a sketch from this month and a story starter from October 2013 about moments.

Family portraits don't always have to include faces! i captured this one last Christmas. My family and i don't always get to spend Christmas together for varying reasons, but last year we actually did. So this is a layout celebrating that. My Christmas album is full of red gold and green layouts, so it was refreshing to do a Christmassy layout with non traditional colours. Love that bokeh paper from Echo Park as a subtle background.

And here is the next layout which was prompted by one of this months Story Starters and uses a sketch from July this year.

i wasn't the only one in the team who scrapbooked about Harry Potter! i actually have a few other ideas for the prompts, so you may see more layouts on this theme in the future. As well as the obvious magic theme here, i journaled about how the day was magical to me because i got to experience with some of my favourite people. 

i used a whole sheet of Pow! Glitter Paper to add to the magical theme and also used some glass glitter on the edges of the acetate stars. This is a good sketch for getting your scraps used up, that navy and turquoise star paper was only a 6x6 sheet, but i managed to make it go far. 

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Simple Scrapper Creative Team!

i am thrilled to announce that i will be joining the Creative Team at Simple Scrapper! You can see the list of amazing ladies who are also joining the team in the official announcement here. We are joining a stellar existing team and you should definitely go check out this months gallery & read more about each of the team members. 

As i mentioned in my Stash Bash post, i have been a Premium Member of Simple Scrapper since March of this year. i have really loved being part of the motivating community that Jennifer has cultivated as well as using the inspiration that she delivers each month. Sometimes all the inspiration out there can be a little overwhelming so it's been good for me to narrow down my choices to keep me more focused. i LOVE the Simple Scrapper sketches and the story prompts often spark a story in me which i otherwise might not have told. Plus, the monthly digital magazine just rocks! i really enjoy flicking through that on my iPad every month. That's why i feel like this team is such a good fit for me. You can learn more about what the Premium Membership includes here.  

i thought this would be a good time for me to share some of the layouts that i've made over the last few months which used inspiration from the Simple Scrapper Premium Membership.

These layouts used sketch templates:

This layout was inspired by a Story Starter:

Something i wanted to point out in case you're curious about Simple Scrapper is the community event which Jennifer is hosting right now called Holiday Focus.

i know well enough that this time of year it's easy to put scrapbooking on the back burner whilst all the Christmas craziness is going on & this event is a great way to help you keep focus on whatever types of projects you are wanting to complete. The event is totally free and so is a fantastic way to sample what Simple Scrapper is like.

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping.