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How to Get the Most out of Your Premium Membership


I’m so glad you’ve joined us. Before you log in, I wanted to give you some tips on getting the most benefit from your premium membership.

1. Participate actively via our private Facebook group. Ask questions, help others and share what is going on with you.

2. Visit often. Don’t download and run – take time to savor the materials in a doable way and share your work.

3. Make friends. Reach out to those you have connected with on a personal level and build a deeper relationship.

4. Discuss course lessons in the comments and work with a buddy to stay on track and accountable with the material.

5. Share you opinions. Make suggestions about what you’d like to see added to the members-only materials.

6. Spread the love. Let your friends know the benefits of membership and invite them to join our community.

Above all, relax and enjoy your time discovering the simple secrets to stress-free scrapbooking.

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50 Responses to How to Get the Most out of Your Premium Membership

  1. Donna April 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Hi there,
    Just signed up as a premium member. Looking forward to lots of inspiration!

  2. Cheryl McCain September 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Looking forward to meeting and making new friends in the group and learning more about myself, my workflow, as well as new scrapbook techniques.

  3. DeDe Smith September 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Just signed up as a premium member as well. As a digital scrapbook designer – I tend to do more designing than scrapping – but I want to change that!

  4. flowersgal November 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I also took advantage of the Cyber Monday special to try the premium membership. Not sure I know exactly what to expect but am looking forward to the experience.

    • Jennifer S. Wilson November 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      Welcome!

    • Jennifer S. Wilson November 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      Glad you’re here!

  5. Carmelle Landreville January 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Hi, not sure what I can expect. . . Just sign up as a premium member … looking for inspiration and ideas to have time to scrapbook and also to talk with all of you. I’m a french lady from Quebec, Canada. I’m glad to share some ideas with you. Have a beautiful scrappy week!

    • Jennifer S. Wilson January 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Welcome! You can expect myself and others cheering you on to reach your scrapbooking goals!

  6. Susan Romick April 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Ready to begin on this wonderful adventure!

  7. Kelley Baker June 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    I too just signed up for the Premium Membership. I’ve been scrapping for a long time but have been in a rut for quite awhile now. Am hoping to get rejuvenated and reorganized.

  8. Libby Wiers June 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Finally bit the bullet and upgraded to premium. Not much of a ‘chatter’ more of a ‘lurker’ on social websites. Really looking for sketches, templates and such to do more creative pages – but especially for multi-photo pages. I have a hard time putting just one picture on a page. 🙂 And I need to kick up the journaling to more than just names and date…

    • Jennifer June 19, 2013 at 8:37 am #

      Welcome Libby! You’ll see that I do both one-photo and multi-photo pages. I find that I really enjoy one-photo pages because I have room for lots of story and to play with my supplies. Usually there are other photos I could include, but the one I choose serves as a representative for all.

  9. Marybeth Cully June 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi Jennifer

    Hoping to get alot more done!! 🙂 mb

  10. Cheri Stine June 27, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    After taking advantage of your free advice and inspiration for almost a year, finally decided to become a Premium Member primarily for the monthly templates. My first look at all that is available for members was amazing–so much to look at and learn!

    • Jennifer S. Wilson June 27, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Welcome! Let me know if I can be of any help.

  11. Trisha October 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    This club is just what will motivate me to do what I dream of at night when sleep alludes me. After taking the stash bash class I knew I had to keep going. Jennifer kindly offered this premium membership and I am excited to jump in with both feet! I want to make new friends and build on the new friendships I made through the stash bash. Yippie!

  12. Denise Spencer November 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    I’ve been on the fence about this for awhile and I have finally taken the plunge. I can’t wait to figure it all out. I signed up for the Holiday Class and bought the two books you offered. I should be well on my way to documenting something or another…lol

  13. Susan Manohar December 22, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Hi Jennifer! I took your class with Stacy at BPC, and I loved it! I really enjoy your approach to scrapbooking, and I’ve learned a lot from you. I just signed up for Start Fresh and the trial membership, so I’m looking forward to learning more from you and your well-run programs. Thank you for all you do!

    • Jennifer Wilson December 22, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      You are most welcome.. and thank YOU!

  14. Cheri Mandaquit December 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Hi Jennifer! I’m looking forward to all your site has to offer. It’s my desire to stay committed, learn new techniques and make new friends. I don’t have a blog but would like to share some of my “creations”. Can I learn how to do that too?
    With aloha,
    Cheri

    • Jennifer Wilson December 29, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      We can certainly help you learn how to share your scrapbooking online via our private Facebook group. We even have a special gallery there where members can upload their work each month!

  15. Tracey January 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Hi….just joined! Looking to connect with everyone and share the hobby/craft we all love. Take good care!

    • Jennifer Wilson January 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

      Welcome!

  16. Cindy Jimenez February 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi everyone. I just joined and am excited to be a part of this community. I have been scrapbooking for over 16 years and am trying Project Life this year. I can’t wait to check everything out.

    • Jennifer February 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Welcome Cindy, let me know if you have any questions!

  17. Connie Wolff March 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I am a serial ‘lurker’ but really want to get the most out of this membership so I am making a start by checking in here!

    Hope to make some changes and get a handle on my documenting!

    • Jennifer Wilson March 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

      Yay, welcome Connie! I’m here to help when you need it.

  18. Ammi Dearmont May 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi Everyone,

    I just joined and looking forward to some inspiration and learning new techniques! I hope I can learn how to integrate some with my existing 12×12 albums and pages in with this new direction. I have been scrapbooking for 17 years; but lately have been uninspired and unfocused. I started reading about Simple Scrapper and cant wait to get started! Really looking forward to meeting this community and get to scrapbooking again!!

  19. Carol Labuski June 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Hello everyone! I just joined and although I have been a scrapbooker for 14 years, it never hurts to gain new ideas and be inspired by others. This is actually a very busy time of year for me but I am hoping to learn some new techniques and simpler ways to git ‘er done! Looking forward to this new adventure.

  20. Renee Wilson July 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    I just joined and look forward to learning some new techniques and processes! I have been scrapbooking for 12 yrs but not very motivated the past few years! I’m ready to move forward!

    • Jennifer Wilson July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am #

      Welcome!

  21. Vicki Wallis July 14, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    I have been considering membership for a long time and finally took the plunge. So happy to be here. I have been scrapbooking since 2000, and love Jennifer’s fresh, organized, real life approach. I am not, and will not ever, be on Facebook. Can anyone comment on how this will affect my participation and what I will get out of membership? Thanks a bunch!

    • Jennifer Wilson July 14, 2014 at 10:47 am #

      Hi Vicki, welcome to the membership! You will have access to all of the materials on the website and receive weekly emails with what’s new. While you will miss the day-to-day “community” on Facebook, we do have member chats twice each month on the website where you can connect with us more personally. Please feel to contact me if you ever have any questions!

  22. Thelma McNicol July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Hi Everyone,

    Well, here goes! I am finally motivated (I hope/I think/I am!) to get back to scrapbooking. Needless to say, I have a backlog of close to 2.5 zillion photos to sort through.

    I’m excited to have a membership with Jennifer’s Simple Scrapper because it sounds like just what I need…simple, scrapping, support, ideas.

    Looking forward to learning a little more everyday and completing my first project AFTER I declutter my “stash” of goodies that I just had to have…10 years ago and are still sitting there!

    Here goes…

    T 🙂

  23. Cathy Burleson July 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I’ve been through many stages with my scrapbooking over the past 17
    years and have wasted lots of time trying to make the perfect double
    page spreads. I have bought simple stories albums and inserts and embellishments . Decorated the outside with cardstock and now I am wondering what I can use to protect these covers? I have boxes and boxes
    of pictures of my ancestors on up to grandchildren. Hopefully I can get
    caught up by making simpler and faster albums. This is on my bucket list, seriously it means a lot to me to have all of these pictures in albums for my
    daughters and then grandchildren to look at. Looking forward to getting to
    know some of you and sharing ideas and needing a shove now and then to
    stick with it instead of looking on the internet for more supplies.. I am an
    expert buyer and can barely move in my room. Wish me luck…here I go.

    • Jennifer Wilson July 24, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      Lots of luck for you Cathy. You can do this and it sounds like you’re well on your way with your Simple Stories albums! I’ve answered your other question on the Frequent Questions page.

  24. Laura Elena Fernández Rios October 10, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    Hi, I just joined the premium membership and hope to learn much scrap, I feel a little lost and not know where to begin, but thanks for sharing knowledge and art

    • Jennifer Wilson October 13, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      The best place to begin is with our New Member Orientation!

  25. Diane Hartmire October 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi, I’m Diane and I’m so looking forward to being here, making new friends and learning new things! I am both a paper and digital scrapper. I’ve done lots more paper albums than digital in the last 15 years. I think I prefer paper, most of the time anyway, as I love feeling the supplies etc. I have a lot to learn about organization of my supplies, because I think they multiply when I’m not looking. LOL So then I never actually get anything done. I love card-making too! And making digital and paper ATC’s! Of course, I also LOVE taking pictures. I have my own craft room, that I’m slowly but surely trying to get set up, after talking my loving husband into letting me make the extra bedroom my craft room. So no more craft supplies all over the house! I’m disabled, so everything I do has to be done in moderation, or I suffer greatly! See ya all soon!

    • Jennifer Wilson October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Welcome Diane! You’ll find lots of multi-passionate scrapbookers like yourself here. Let me know if you have any questions!

  26. Leaf Roberts January 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

    Is there any way to receive the event times in Pacific time?

    • Jennifer Wilson January 3, 2015 at 10:41 am #

      All times are listed as Central time, which is always 2 hours ahead of Pacific.

  27. Bonnie Graham January 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    Hi Libby! You sound a lot like me so maybe we’d be good partners…what do you think? Or would we just both lurk? Not sure. I’ve scrapbooked for about 10 years and have learned some great things but can always learn more tricks and ideas so I’m here to learn more and to organize myself and my scrapbooking to be more productive going forward. I use several photos to a page and also use 1 photo pages as well…kind of balanced on that one…it really depends how much I have to accessorize the page with…journaling is my short suit and sometimes I do names and dates when I think it’s needed so much room for improvement there for me too. Well welcome! Oh and I just now joined…forgot to say that. 🙂

    • Jennifer Wilson January 4, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      Welcome Bonnie!

    • Libby Wiers January 5, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      Hi, Bonnie! Welcome! I have gotten a bit more involved since the beginning and recommend the regular chats at Simple Scrapper as a great way to get to know the people and what is available. There is so much content on this site, that I’m sure I don’t use it to full advantage, but I keep trying. The templates/sketches are awesome and my goal for 2015 is to make more use of story starters. We’ll see how that goes. And join the Facebook group!! I’m learning digi now and still find that I want simple, multi-photo layouts. Some with one photo have so much embellishment, which is so easy with digi, that I feel the photo gets lost in the shuffle. Maybe 2015 is also about finding balance.

  28. Susan Romick January 4, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    I have been a member for a year or so, but I can always learn and do better. I am not really a scrapbooker (gasp!) in the traditional or nontraditional sense. I dabble at using scrapbooking ideas and techniques to help me record stories in a variety of ways that also nurtures the crafter in me. The problem is that I love all the stuff that goes with scrapbooking and thus find myself with lots of paper and things that just accumulate and Simple Scrapper helps me better assess what I now buy and how I use it. The planning sheets are a big help to prioritize and plan. I am looking forward to a new year of organization and accomplishment. Thanks Jennifer for making that process easier.

    • Jennifer Wilson January 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

      Most welcome Susan! I love hearing that the membership helps you customize a crafty hobby that meets your needs.

  29. Vicki Garrett January 6, 2015 at 5:48 am #

    One more day before the ‘class’ officially starts! I haven’t scrapped as much as I would have liked, except for monthly recipe cards I have designed for another group I belong to, so am really looking forward to doing some actual pages that encompass life in general! I need that inspiration and determination to scrap those pictures I have stashed away. Thank you Jennifer for Starting Fresh! I’m really looking forward to this!

  30. Natalie Schmidt January 7, 2015 at 2:37 am #

    I’ve just signed up for Start Fresh and Premium Membership and am looking forward to this amazing adventure to begin. The top three things I’m striving towards are: accountability, productivity and continuous inspiration/motivation. I love to take photographs and scrap, but feel overwhelmed by my digital stash and the projects that I’d like to do. Bring it on! 🙂

  31. Marilyn Anderson March 3, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    Just signed up. I have been receiving Jennifer’s emails for awhile now, and I have so enjoyed the free information, decided it was about time to pay for some of it. haha. And all the bonuses that go along with the Premium Membership was enticing. Want to scrapbook my person history, so any guidance in the direction will be appreciated.

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