Around Here – Looking Back + Looking at the Year Ahead

The end of 2015 was a whirlwind of life/work goodness, but I missed posting my final Around Here recap. To close out that series, I'd like to invite you to take a look back and a look ahead with me. My One Little Word for 2016 is trust, so I also...

Around Here | November 2015

On the last day of each month I'm sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my 2015 album. Around here I tried art journaling for the very first time. Around here I finally achieved Gold Level status at Starbucks. Around here we...

Does Anyone Still Read?

I've been quiet recently, mostly because I've been teaching, but also because I've been reading and thinking. I spent the last week leading a group of Simple Scrapper members through the beta edition of Refresh, my new seasonal workshop that resets...

November Story Starter Challenge

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...

Around Here | October 2015

On the last day of each month I'm sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my 2015 album. Around here the month zoomed by faster than I expected. Around here we are sad that the Cubs lost. Around here I am so happy that I went to San...

October Story Starter Challenge

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...

Around Here | September 2015

On the last day of each month I'm sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my 2015 album. Around here the calendar turned to October before I was ready for it. Around here I am celebrating the launch of our new 2016 Planner. Around...

unKit #1: Planning Video

Last month I announced the unKit Club, a new community project and blog series focused on simplifying the scrapbooking process. Thank you for the enthusiasm I've received on social media! We're exploring each unKit over a period of three months,...

September Story Starter Challenge

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...

Around Here | August 2015

On the last day of each month I'm sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my 2015 album. See more of my August on Instagram. Around here she turned 4 and started ballet and tap dance classes. Around here August was filled with travel...

What a Week in the Life Says About You

This week, like thousands of other memory keepers, I'm participating in Week in the Life with Ali Edwards. It's a 7-day personal documentary project to capture everyday life in words and photos. This is my 6th time. Each year my approach is a...

Project Life Puts Epic Storytelling Within Reach

Two years ago I was in my childhood home in Texas, which is where I am now writing this post. In that visit I scanned 171 photos from my birth in 1980 to my high school graduation in 1998. I used to put a doll dress on my head, sit on my tunnel,...

August Story Starter Challenge

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...

Will Anyone Really Care About Your Story?

Engagement, marriage, birth of a child, buying a house, starting school—those big milestones in family life are often the catalyst for creating your first scrapbook. They are natural entry points into a hobby that helps you document just about...

Around Here | July 2015

On the last day of each month I'm sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my 2015 album. See more of my July on Instagram. Around here I got to dance with my fave guy and my best girl. Around here the skies have been big and simply...