Simple Scrapper June Blog Hop and Giveaway

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June is here. May was pretty busy with my darling daughter finishing up her junior year in college, a visit from my sister-in-law, my husband’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and moving my daughter from one house to another.

I had a lot of fun using this month’s templates and Story Starters. I’ll start with my story starter inspired layout. I really liked this template from the June collection, but I’m a 12 x 12 scrapper. This was just perfect for my not so wonderful old snapshots. I moved things around a little and copied one of the columns to take up the extra space. Here’s a little look into life back in the 60’s and 70’s in Florida.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template June 2013 Letter2<br />Simple Scrapper June 2013 Story Starter<br />Anna Aspnes_ArtPlayPalette PlayOut, SaffronVilla<br />Songbird Avenue Port Au Prince<br />Katie Pertiet Harmony Grove<br />VickiStegall-ButterflyKisses<br />JennBarrette-loveyoumorethanicecream<br />Mari Koegelenberg-today2.0<br />OneLittleBird/PaisleePress/TraciMurphy-Generations<br />PaisleePress Diptych<br />PaulaKesselring_speech<br />Wild Blueberry Ink_Innocence<br />Font: Pea Bhea

This one captures some grumpiness during the family “photo shoot” as my sister-in-law and my daughter are preparing to leave. We did end up with a nice one, but this one was just too much fun to pass up scrapping.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template June 2013 Single 2<br />StudioBasic_IHeartFlairs, A Perfect Gentleman<br />Splendid FiinsF_evidence-file-frame<br />EricaZane-memitm<br />mmartin-grateful<br />JennBarrette-wildchild<br />JayDayStudio_myeverydaymemories, YAMH<br />Sabrina's Creations_inthemaking<br />Font: Arsenal white

And finally, here is another blast from the past. This is my mom when she was expecting me. This was a jewel of a find during my sister-in-law’s visit. We happen to have an old slide projector. We set it up and when through our stash of mixed up family slides (both sides of our family). I set up my camera on a tripod, we projected the slides onto a piece of poster board taped to the wall. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the results. I don’t know if you’ve ever scanned any slides, but it is a very time consuming process. We captured roughly 140 images over the course of an evening and enjoyed looking to the past.

Simple Scrapper June 13 Single1<br />MyScrapbookArt Collab About Me<br />KPertiet_VintageFramesNo15<br />Lynn Grieveson-worn-edges<br />Lynn Grieveson-worn-page-edges<br />OneLittleBrid/PaisleePress/TraciMurphy-generations<br />OneLittleBird/SahlinStudioss-Worn<br />StolenMoments Sweetheart<br />Font: VTPortableRemington

So, are you ready to see what is being given away this month?

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, June 5.

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And check out what other team members have done with this months templates and increase your chances of winning.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
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Ronnie Crowley
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Sara Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper May Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Things have been a bit busy for me and May is here and will be yet another busy month. I am looking forward to seeing my sister-in-law and my daughter again. I’m looking forward to my daughter getting into her new apartment, but not so much the move. Maybe I’ll be a good photographer this time and capture some of the action. Frankly, we are just usually so busy and it is hot this time of year and we just want it to be over.

I had a lot of fun using this months templates and Story Starters. I’ll start with my story starter inspired layout. This was use one great photo and some journaling to tell your story. I love how this turned out.

Simple Scrapper Story Starter May 2013<br /> Simple Scrapper Premium Template 07_2012_Single2<br /> AnnaAspnes_ArtPlayFindMyWay2_WordTransfer, ArtPlayPaletteAblaze, Art PlayPaletteBarren Sunrise, FotoBlendzCM, JourneyWordTransfers1;<br /> Traci Reed-myjourney-lace<br /> Font: DJB Sheldon's Girlfriend

My next layout is just capturing a moment where I notice how the bathroom transforms when my daughter is home for a visit. Having a bit of fun.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template (5_13; Letter 1)<br /> Traci Reed/Jenn Barrette Get Connected<br /> Jenn Barrette CreateSomethingBeautiful<br /> OneLittleBird TheeWalls<br /> Dunia She<br /> Traci Reed AlphabilitiesNo4<br /> Font: DJB Hugs&Kisses

For this last one, I really just needed to kick myself into action and recognize how poorly I’ve been eating. After nearly a year of really focusing on eating food that is good for me and very little food with low nutritional value, I kind of went off the deep end.

SimpleScrapper2013MaySingle1<br /> Traci Reed The Bad Alpha Stamp<br /> TraciReed/Jenn Barrette-GetArtsy-the Good; Get Artsy The Ugly<br /> Darcy Baldwin You Are My Happy Alpha

So, are you ready to see what is being given away this month?

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, May 8.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And check out what other team members have done with this months templates and increase your chances of winning.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
>>>>ME>>>>Lisa Corbin-Polak<<<<ME<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Mandy Ross
Celeste Smith
Sara Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects. Want to work with our collections for FREE? Simple Scrapper is having a call for new team members.

Simple Scrapper April Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Well, I guess I will keep this pretty short. I absolutely lost track of time this past weekend and almost forgot about this fabulous giveaway that Jennifer is offering. Totally wrapped up in getting my taxes worked on — how about you? You got yours done yet?

So, onward. I have a couple of layouts to share with you using the new April templates.

I’m pretty much stuck on 12 x 12 just because that is what my albums are and I’m not loving the idea of mixing page sizes in my albums.So, I converted both of my templates into 12 x 12 pages this month.

First up, my daughter hit her 21st birthday. The saddest part was we couldn’t be with her to celebrate, but she did share this little pic with me and of course, I scrapped it.

Traci Reed/Zoe Pearn Life is Beautiful<br /> Trace Reed Alphablondies<br /> Simple Scrapper Premium Template<br /> Font: Pea Bhea.

Next, in addition to using one of the April templates, this one was also inspired by an April story starter. Granted, I only have one child, so my art work comparison is from 5th grade and college.

I had no idea where I was headed on this, but I absolutely love how this came together by using more “paint effects” in place of patterned papers on this one. It just seems to feel right for this display of art.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template April 2013<br /> Simple Scrapper Story Starter April 2013<br /> Scrapbook Graphics studiomix19_gloriousvision

(Note, I used a more recent picture in this version of the layout than the one originally submitted. In fact, I was pretty much amazed when my daughter sent me this last photo of her rendition of a piece from her textbook.)

I guess now you are ready for that giveaway . . .How awesome is this? You could win a free year of membership.

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Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one-year premium membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Friday, April 5.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And check out what other team members have done with this months templates and increase your chances of winning.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Jeryn Carlisi
>>>>> me >>>>>Lisa Corbin-Polak<<<<< me <<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Celeste Smith
Sara Case Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper March 2013 Bloghop & Giveaway

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March peeks are here already. We have more treats to share and another giveaway for you enter.

Truly, our weather has been a bit bipolar here in Arizona of late. While it is common to get snow in the higher elevations around our state, snow in Phoenix and Tucson areas are not commong. Imagine my surprise upon seeing a text from my darling daughter showing me that her iPhone weather app is reporting snow. While, these photos are far from perfect, I was able to clean them up a little in Lightroom and at least I have something to help convey my story.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template 2013_MarchSingle3<br />Traci Reed-hellogoodbye-paper<br />aheimann_storyteller_paper<br />AAspnes_ArtPlayPaletteFriends_MiniBradIvory<br />AAspnes_PersonalizedFrames1<br />DigitalDesignEssentials_EverdayFrames<br />KPertiet_TypeInspiration11611-simplyamazing<br />KPertiet chalkitup snowflake stamp<br />The Lilipad Winter Wishes collab (glitter-flakes, flaire)<br />captivated visions_ibelievein2ndchances alpha<br />TheLilipad_grateful collab_kwiniecki<br />JennBarrette-getartsy-tape<br />jmdesigns-nonsense<br />mkc-document_dec_photocorner<br />treed thebad alpha (punctuation)<br />zpearn-newfoundhappiness-tape

Here I just have a single photo of a yummy sundae.

Traci Reed Little Joys<br />simple scrapper premium template Mar13 Single 2

This next one uses Story Starter #10 from the March Story Starters and an older template from last year. It is actually from adventure from 2009 when I was new to the digital scrapbooking world..

Simple Scrapper premium template 2012_12-letter2<br />Simple Scrapper Story Starter (March #10)<br />SBasic_AllAboutTheMemories<br />Erica Zane-lssewframes<br />Libby Pritchett-atthecrop<br />Traci Reed AlphaBlondies<br />Katie Pertiet_LooselyLabeledDatesNo3<br />PaisleePress-diptych<br />Font: DJB Jennifer A Print

So, you know that you would love to try out a free month of membership, right? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, March 6.

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Be sure to visit the rest of the Simple Scrapper Design Team.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Jeryn Carlisi
>>>>> me >>>>> Lisa Corbin-Polak <<<<< me <<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Kim Gehring
Michele Holcomb
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Celeste Smith
Sara Case Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

Simple Scrapper Feb 2013 Bloghop & Giveaway

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Here we are with peeks from the February templates and sketches. Let me pull up some goodies to share:

First up, I used one of the letter sized templates, put modified it just a bit for a 12 x 12 size. That’s my normal size and I don’t like to mix them up. My daughter and I captured this photo of the skyline – the days had been so cloudy and there was still a layer of dreariness, but just at sunset, the sun was start to peek through over the horizon. I also used a journaling card instead of a photo for one of the photo placeholders on this one. I really love how this turned out.

Simple Scrapper Premium 2013_FebLetter1 onelittlebird-bigideas-papers onelittlebird-foodie-frame onelittlebird-makingalist-background paper onelittlebird-pedalpusher-stitching paislee-diptych-word art AEdwards_CaptureLife_MemoryTags Traci Reed/Shawna Clingerman-developfromthenegatives-tape

Next up, a fun little layout depicting our cold snap this year. We had some unexpected freezing temperatures that lasted a bit longer than usual. I used pieces from a kit that I truly thought I would never use. the photo was poor quality, taken by my daughter’s web cam. I did some adjustments and noise reduction in lightroom, but still wasn’t able to enlarge it very much. So, I added a frame and then a larger paper mat behind the photo.

Simple Scrapper Premium Template (Feb2013 Letter2) the LilyPad Winter Wishes Collab Jessica Sprague RoundedFrame StudioBasic_Back to Basics acrylic alpha Valorie Wibbens lostandfound_staple font: TLP_The Storm

So, you know that you would love to try out a free month of membership, right? Use this link to enter a giveaway for a one-month trial subscription to Simple Scrapper: http://ow.ly/ctrlx

Entries will be pooled and one winner selected at 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, February 6. You may enter from multiple blogs. So, be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of our talented team.

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Jeryn Carlisi
>>>>> me >>>>> Lisa Corbin-Polak <<<<< me <<<<<
Ronnie Crowley
Michele Holcomb
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Lauren Hague Madsen
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Mandy Ross
Sara Case Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.