For the past four years I’ve been releasing new storytelling prompts to members every month. This year, we’re celebrating each month’s theme with a Story Starter™ Challenge. You’re invited to create a layout and submit it for a chance to win a 3-month Simple Scrapper membership pass.


How to Participate + Win

Step 1 (optional) – Download this free story discover tool to brainstorm story ideas and make a plan for your layout.

Step 2 – Create a new layout, pocket page spread, or mini album related to this month’s theme: You’ve Got Mail

Step 3 – Submit a photo of your completed work in the comments below by 11:59pm on the 30th of this month.

This post will be updated on the 1st of next month announcing the winner of a 3-month Simple Scrapper membership pass. The winner will also be contacted directly with instructions on starting her membership.

Three Ideas from the Creative Team

Each of these layouts from our creative team uses a sketch or layered template from the membership along with one of this month’s twelve new Story Starters.

You can get instant access to a library of more than 400 Story Starter™ prompts when you become a member at Simple Scrapper.

This layout from Kelly Sroka tells the story of how, through Facebook, she was able to connect with her son’s foster mother in Guatemala.


This layout from Lisa Corbin-Polak tells the story of the amazing advances in technology that have un-tethered us from the home and allow us to stay in contact via phone.


This layout from Jan Sowder tells the story of how she met her husband online 10+ years ago.


Now it’s your turn! Upload your layout by 3/30/15.

Congratulations to our March Story Starter Challenge winner – Jane H! We will contact you soon with instructions!