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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.


Introducing: Start Fresh Anytime

I don't know about you, but this week is the first one of the new year that feels normal. Our holiday decorations have been stored away, everyone is healthy, and we're settling into routines once again.

If you were among the many still transitioning into 2015 last week, you might have missed the Start Fresh event. We spent five lovely (and intensive) days wiping the slate clean and dreaming about what's possible in our scrapbooking - and our lives.

Fortunately, I have good news. It's never too late to begin anew. You can still get a fresh start for 2015!


Introducing... Start Fresh Anytime, the do-it-yourself, do-it-whenever scrapbook planning e-course. I've taken the best of our annual event and repackaged it into a single download, for a single low price.

This is the first time I'm offering our annual Workbook & Planner outside of the event and without a membership. Plus, along with this essential tool you will receive guided instruction that will reinvigorate your hobby and help you craft a customized plan.

Wouldn't you love to:

  • Find time to scrapbook more easily,
  • Know exactly which project to tackle first, or
  • Easily remember each and every idea?

Click here to check out Start Fresh Anytime.


This Year at Simple Scrapper

2015 is going to be awesome!

Each year I craft an annual plan for Simple Scrapper, a roadmap to the simple tools and supportive experiences I will offer. This year I’m excited to provide my entire calendar on January 1, to help you plan for a year of joyful and uncomplicated memory keeping.

On the calendar this year...

On the calendar this year you'll find a suite of new and returning experiences to focus your efforts and move you forward by leaps and bounds. Whether you participate in one or all of these events and workshops, you'll gain renewed momentum and enjoyment for your scrapbooking practice.

January | Start Fresh
A 5-day event to help you let go, create a meaningful plan, and launch a joyful year of scrapbooking.

Start Fresh

March | New Project Workshop
A multi-week classroom experience focused on crafting a simple, meaningful project.

May | New Photo-Focused Event
A free 5-day event to rekindle your love of memory keeping with intentional photo management challenges.

July | Stash Bash
A 5-day event to leave you feeling in control of your stash and more motivated to tell your stories.

September | Project Workshop
A multi-week classroom experience focused on crafting a simple, meaningful project.

November | New Photo-Focused Event
A free 5-day event to rekindle your love of memory keeping with intentional photo management challenges.

I'm really excited to be able to serve scrapbookers in a variety of ways this year, through these special events as well as the membership program.

On the calendar each month...

In addition to the larger-scale activities I'm sharing, on the calendar each month you'll find free opportunities to participate in our community.

Story Starter™ Challenges
I've released new Story Starter™ prompts to our members every month for the past four years. In 2015, we'll share the monthly storytelling theme on the blog and invite you to participate in a challenge.

Simplicity Hour Chats
There's little more magical than coming together in a coffeehouse-like experience for sharing and problem solving. Each month you'll be invited to join me for an hour of conversation in our chat room.

Free Sketches & Templates
Page design doesn't have to be complicated. Visit the Simple Scrapper blog each month to get a new sketch and layered template for free. You'll also receive inspiring examples of the sketch in use by our creative team.

@simplescrapper on Instagram
After much deliberation I've decided to share small snippets of simple goodness daily on a separate Instagram account for Simple Scrapper. I'm both nervous and excited about nurturing our community in this way.

Plus, I will continue to share inspirational and educational content on the blog several times each week. And like in 2014, I'll be writing regularly on the application of my word of the year to scrapbooking and simple living.

This Year at Simple Scrapper

P.S. Did you miss our special blog series to help you simplify in 2015? You can click here to catch up with an audio recording and worksheet.


Start Fresh: Registration is Open!

Facing the new year with far too many unfinished projects, my guilt and frustration palpable, nearly three years ago I had an aha! moment about the scrapbooking process.

I was keeping my plans and my projects, my dreams and my desires, inside of my head. They were bouncing around, causing me to feel muddled and unsure of what was important or what to work on next.

I got out a pencil and paper, launching a journey that brings us to today.

In 2015 we'll welcome a brand new year as well as the 3rd annual Start Fresh planning event. Over the course of five days I'll walk you through crafting your customized memory keeping plan for the year.

Start Fresh: Registration is Open!

Our supportive and welcoming community will cheer you on as you jumpstart your best year yet, full of clarity and confidence that you will finish the projects that matter most to you in 2015.

Click here to learn more about Start Fresh.


Simplify Your New Year

Planning is one of my most favorite activities. It comes naturally to me and totally lights me up. (I know, #geek... but that's what makes me extra special.)

This passion is also what makes it fun for me to help you plan for a year of memory keeping that feels joyful and easy. I want to help you identify what matters most to you and translate that to a simple and effective scrapbooking hobby!

I'm excited to announce that we'll get started this Monday with a special mini class right here on the Simple Scrapper blog. In Simplify Your New Year you'll learn five essential steps for planning with ease and uniting creativity with simplicity in 2015.


There's no formal sign up, but make sure you're subscribed to the blog (RSS | Feedly | Bloglovin') or email updates to stay in the loop. As part of this head start on a simpler new year, I'll also be opening registration for January's Start Fresh planning event.