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Big News About Your Favorite Memory Keepers

One of my proudest accomplishments to date has been creating the Everyday Storyteller idea books. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are jam-packed with practical ideas real scrapbookers actually use.

These books include far more than pretty project pictures. They offer time-tested tricks for the entire scrapbooking process from some of your favorite scrapbookers.

Do you recognize any of these 65 names?

Cheryl Ashcraft Tangie Baxter
Anna Aspnes Kerri Bradford
Katie Clemons Lexi Bridges
Elise Blaha Cripe Joscelyne Cutchens
Paula Gilarde Catherine Davis
Sara Gleason Patty Debowski
Michelle Hernandez Lisa Dickinson
Debbie Hodge Karla Dudley
Katrina Kennedy Lain Ehmann
Amy Kingsford Leah Farquharson
Cindy Liebel Karen Grunberg
Crystal Livesay Jenni Hufford
Angie Lucas Donna Jannuzzi
Robyn Meierotto Mandy Koeppen
CD Muckosky Riikka Kovasin
Nancy Nally Kami Leonard
Christine Newman Amy Mallory
Ashli Oliver Amy Martin
Amanda Padgett Ann-Marie Morris
Renee Pearson Celine Navarro
Elle Price Kelly Purkey
Heather Prins Krista Sahlin
Traci Reed Amanda Robinson
Lauren Reid Linda Sattgast
Amber Ries Cindy Schneider
Kristin Rutten Wendy Smedley
Betsy Sammarco Elisha Snow
Jenn Smith-Sloane Amy Sorensen
Jessica Sprague Jill Sprott
Melissa Stinson Laura Vegas
Amy Tan Allison Waken
Tiffany Tillman Crystal Wilkerson
Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson

If you don’t have these books in your resource library, you’re going to want to get ready for our biggest sale of the year over National Scrapbook Day weekend. Beginning on Friday, May 2nd you can get eBook or print book bundles for 40% off!

Everyday Storyteller NSD Sale

Prices definitely won’t be this low again in 2014! I’ll be sharing a few more reasons why you should consider these essential reading in the coming days, but for now I have one suggestion.

Make sure your name is on the VIP list so you’re one of the first to know when the sale begins.


Art + Science Lessons with Stacy and Jennifer (Podcast)

Never forget that your voice counts! Big Picture Classes received so much positive feedback and requests to re-run The Art + Science of Scrapbooking that Stacy Julian and I are teaching it again in May.


This challenge-based class will help you better understand your strengths in scrapbooking and invite you to develop your skills. You’ll leave as a more balanced memory keeper with up to 16 layouts and a personal toolbox of tricks for easier scrapbooking.

At the end of our first session, Stacy and I recorded a conversation reflecting on our own lessons learned from teaching the workshop as well as the break-throughs our students experienced. I’m excited to share this discussion with you! In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • Whether creativity is exclusive to those who are right-brained
  • If scrapbooking style can predict your natural tendencies
  • The scrapbooking philosophy Stacy and I have in common
  • How discovering your like-minded tribe supports your hobby
  • What you need to do to gain new perspective and insight
  • The #1 takeaway the workshop triggered for both of us

Note: This was originally presented as a video. We’re sharing the discussion as an audio to protect the privacy of our students.

The Art + Science of Scrapbooking begins May 15 and for a limited time you can still get $10 off when you register. I hope to see you!

The Art + Science of Scrapbooking at Big Picture Classes

P.S. If you joined us last time, you should have received an email offering a very generous discount on taking the class again!


April Membership Reveal + Free Calendar Printable

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.
  • Five new sketches and layered templates, plus a huge library.
  • Access to our Focus scrapbooking productivity program.

April Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper

Membership is the best way to receive support in your journey to simplify and focus on what matters most, in scrapbooking and in life. Our community is supportive and welcoming! Click to learn more.

This Month’s Inspiration

Thank you to Martha Bonneau and Stephanie Bryan, whose layouts inspired two sketches and templates in this month’s collection. Plus there is a free download for you!

Martha Bonneau Printable LO
Check out Martha’s flair shop on Etsy.

Download a free cut file from Stephanie.

This Month’s Team Gallery

Each month the Simple Scrapper team works with the membership sketch templates and story starters (i.e. prompts) to create inspiration for our community. These layouts were hand-selected by each team member as their best work for the month. Click each image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery.

This Month’s Free Calendar Printable

Each month at Simple Scrapper we’re sharing a new free calendar for you to download and print. Use it to jot down memorable moments and make creative time a priority. We’ve even included Simple Scrapper events, so you never forget!


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We’re Hiring!

I am looking for two individuals to provide part-time support for Simple Scrapper, along with our team leader and customer service manager, as paid independent contractors.

We're Hiring at Simple Scrapper

Social Media Manager
This individual will provide day-to-day oversight of multiple Facebook properties (~12 hours per month), with potential to take on additional duties if desired. Requirements:

  • Experience in using social media for business
  • Ability to communicate directly and courteously
  • Love of advance planning and strategic thinking
  • Availability to check in via a computer on a timely basis
  • Strong ability to write engaging micro content

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience using Facebook pages and groups (Pinterest and Twitter are a plus), with an up-to-date understanding of platform changes, but eager-to-learn candidates with some experience will be considered.

Graphic Designer
This individual will support the development of our monthly membership magazine (~4 hours per month), with potential to take on additional duties if desired. Requirements:

  • Strong skills with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • A perfectionist eye for design and detail
  • Availability between the 23rd and 28th of each month

Successful candidates for both positions will understand the mission of Simple Scrapper, be reliable go-getters, and able to communicate proactively. To apply, please email with a list of your qualifications by the end of the day Friday, April 4.