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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.


Community Show & Tell

Each month our team works with the new membership materials to create inspiring layout examples. You can see their favorite layouts in the monthly team gallery.

Community Show & Tell at Simple Scrapper

To celebrate each month’s gallery reveal, we’re hosting a Community Show & Tell. The team will be linking up additional layouts posted to their blogs and galleries. Their entries will be noted with (CT) after their names.

You’re invited to join this monthly event by sharing something of yours. It can be any scrapbooking or card project you’ve recently finished and want to share.

Welcome to the Show & Tell

P.S. Don’t forget to leave some love in the form of a comment when you visit other blogs and to pin your favorites!


Art + Science is Back!

Are you a right-brained free thinker or left-brained list maker? Your brain dominance impacts how you do just about everything, including scrapbooking.

I’m excited to announce that I’m co-teaching with Stacy Julian again this May. In The Art + Science of Scrapbooking, you’ll receive 16 brain-boosting challenges to strengthen your creative process.

The Art + Science of Scrapbooking at Big Picture Classes

Over four weeks with me and Stacy you’ll discover how your natural patterns and preferences impact your scrapbooking style, process, and productivity! I had so much fun developing this workshop with Stacy as well as teaching it last fall.

To make this round even more fun we have selected two of our former students, Sue Triggs-Rhuda and Jennifer Larson, to serve as guest contributors!

Click here to watch the workshop sneak peek video. 

Did you take Art + Science the first time? I’d love if you shared some of your thoughts or lessons learned in the comments for those who may be considering it this time.


It’s National Goof Off Day

Photo Dec 19, 9 04 04 AM

Today is National Goof Off Day. You can celebrate by putting off the chores and saying today is for scrapbooking.

You might even scrapbook a goofy photo, like the one of me above, to make it a fun challenge.

Scrapbooking or not, how will you goof off today?