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This Month at Simple Scrapper

The Simple Scrapper community is active and vibrant, full of memory keepers who love to keep life simple. There's always something going on here and this post is your reminder about where to find that information.

1. On the "This Month" page...

If you ever want to know what's going on at Simple Scrapper, the This Month page is your one-stop-shop. There you will find links to our current challenge, the date and time of our next Simplicity Hour chat, and any information about classes and events.

Plus, on this very same page you'll also find our creative team gallery. Each month our talented team members create pages to inspire your simple scrapbooking journey using shortcuts from our membership.

2. On the blog...

I love brainstorming and preparing content for the Simple Scrapper blog just as much today as I did back in 2008. This month I've got a series of posts planned that focus on making your processes, especially Project Life, more efficient. I'll also be sharing some personal insights on my One Little Word for the year.

Blog posts are recapped weekly in the Sunday newsletter, but you can subscribe to the blog's RSS feed to get updates whenever a post is published. The easiest way to subscribe is with Feedly or Bloglovin'.

3. On social media...

I love connecting with you and providing valuable information in the spaces you like to hang out. Today this interaction occurs predominantly on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook is the water cooler, focused on fostering discussion and sharing links to helpful resources. Instagram is the micro magazine, expertly curated to keep you inspired and moving forward.

4. On the membership site...

Our Simple Scrapper members are already enjoying brand new content for simple scrapbooking, but you can join today to get immediate access to the following:

  • The new issue of Spark, our membership magazine.
  • Membership in our active members-only Facebook group.
  • A suite of must-have planning tools for scrapbookers.
  • Access to our Focus scrapbooking productivity program.

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Membership also includes five new sketches and companion layered templates each month, plus full access to our library of past releases. One of this month's new sketches and templates is 100% original and four were inspired by:

I'll Love You Forever by Melissa Morrelli
I'll Love You Forever by Melissa Morrelli

Blah by Stephanie Joanna
Blah by Stephanie Joanna

Miss Rabbit by Elena Stefanidou
Miss Rabbit by Elena Stefanidou

Flamenco Dancer by Jennifer Wilson (i.e. me!)
Flamenco Dancer by Jennifer Wilson

You can see examples using all of the new membership content in this month's creative team gallery.

Membership is the best way to receive support in your journey to simplify, in scrapbooking and in life. Our community is supportive and welcoming! Click to learn more about membership.
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Giveaway | The Finishing Project Workshop Starts This Week

Before you start something new, how about taking some time to focus on what's already begun?

My new workshop, The Finishing Project, begins this Thursday.

The Finishing Project begins March 5.

During the four weeks of this class - plus one bonus week of support and accountability - you will receive expert instruction, customizable tools, and intimate support to tackle your unfinished projects.

To celebrate this week's kick off, I'm giving away 3 seats in class. Best of all, if you already signed up I'll refund your payment! 

How to Enter

Leave a comment sharing the project you most want to finish. Three winners will be selected from eligible entries at 9am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 and updated on this post.

Congratulations to...

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#57... Teri Johnson, who said "Having read and carefully considered your posts on choosing projects I can finish, I would like–no, plan–to finish a mini album for each of my two grandsons. I plan to give them to the boys for Easter. Hopefully, that will put me on track to finish more of my planned but not executed projects."

#80... Rosa, who said "Thanks for the chance to win. The project I most want to finish is “Before your Story” I know telling my story is important but I just keep making excuses about photos, or journaling, etc."

#1... Laura, who said "I am focusing on my Me: The Abridged Version album from Cathy Zielske’s class last fall."

Winners will be contacted directly with prize claim instructions.

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Where Else to See & Hear Me

Last year was very much about creating space by saying no, by hunkering down and doing the work. Now that I have a plan for the year in place, I'm more open to connecting (are you on Instagram?) and saying yes more.

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In the past two months I've been on two podcasts and been interviewed by Skype and by email. If you're interested in hearing my take on some different topics, including many personal tidbits, here are the links:

Guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable
In PRT236 we answered listener questions, covering quite the range of topics. Fellow guests included Peppermint Granberg Jones and Kelly Sill.

Guest on the Digi Scrap Geek podcast
Our conversation in DSG15 focused on choosing projects and seeing them through. I enjoyed joining this group for the first time.

Interview with Melissa Shanhun
My conversation with Melissa tackles the common problem of unfinished projects. We don't hold back here, revealing personal wins and fails.

Interview with Jamie Leija
Curious about me? I answer Jamie's questions for her new creative business owner series. I had so much fun telling this part of my story.

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This Month at Simple Scrapper

The Simple Scrapper community is active and vibrant, full of memory keepers who love to keep life simple. There's always something going on here and this post is your reminder about where to find that information.

1. On the "This Month" page...

If you ever want to know what's going on at Simple Scrapper, the new This Month page is your one-stop-shop. There you will find links to our current challenge, the date and time of our next Simplicity Hour chat, and any information about classes and events.

Plus, on this very same page you'll also find our creative team gallery. Each month our talented team members create pages to inspire your simple scrapbooking journey using shortcuts from our membership.

2. On the blog...

I love brainstorming and preparing content for the Simple Scrapper blog just as much today as I did back in 2008. This month I've got a series of posts planned that help you tackle projects with more confidence. I'll explain why projects end up not finished and help you craft a doable roadmap for your next new thing.

Blog posts are recapped weekly in the Sunday newsletter, but you can subscribe to the blog's RSS feed to get updates whenever a post is published. The easiest way to subscribe is with Feedly or Bloglovin'.

3. On social media...

I love connecting with you and providing valuable information in the spaces you like to hang out. Today this interaction occurs predominantly on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook is the water cooler, focused on fostering discussion and sharing links to helpful resources. Instagram is the micro magazine, expertly curated to keep you inspired and moving forward.

4. On the membership site...

Our Simple Scrapper members are already enjoying brand new content for simple scrapbooking, but you can join today to get immediate access to the following:

  • The new issue of Spark, our membership magazine.
  • Membership in our active members-only Facebook group.
  • A suite of must-have planning tools for scrapbookers.
  • Access to our Focus scrapbooking productivity program.

Membership also includes five new sketches and companion layered templates each month, plus full access to our library of past releases. Two of this month's new sketches and templates were inspired by:

Remember This from Stacy Cohen

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The Best Day from Waleski Neris

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Oh, and because last month was focused on sharing news about this year, we neglected to shine a spotlight on our guest designers. Sketches in our January collection were inspired by:

Favorite Colors from Becki Adams

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Homecoming from Diane Payne

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Wawito from Carolina Orllana

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You can see examples using all of the new membership content in this month's creative team gallery.

Membership is the best way to receive support in your journey to simplify, in scrapbooking and in life. Our community is supportive and welcoming! Click to learn more about membership.
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The Finishing Project: A New Workshop at Simple Scrapper

What sounds more fun?

Feeling guilty about all the projects you started and never finished.

- OR -

Feeling awesome that you confidently and consistently finish each project that you start.

Like you, I have been too ambitious in my project plans and too easily distracted by the lure of something new. Unfinished projects are almost a universal truth of creative hobbies. But here's the rub: Folks like us feel the weight of things left undone - and that can be quite a drag.

I was tired of letting my unfinished projects get in the way of enjoying my hobby, so I started finishing them. I stopped feeling guilty and started feeling awesome, full of pride to be a scrapbooker who actually finishes what she starts.

You can be a finisher too.

The Finishing Project workshop

I'm excited to invite you to my new workshop, The Finishing Project, where you will learn everything I know about completing photo books, mini albums, pocket page albums, and layout-based albums - and get one (or more) of your own projects finished in the process!

Click here to learn more about The Finishing Project.

P.S. I'm offering a special bonus of additional one-on-one attention from me for anyone who signs up right away.

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