Simple Scrapper Blog Hop & Giveaway | May 2013

May 06, 2013

Welcome back to this month's Simple Scrapper Blog Hop!

The Premium Membership Templates and Story Starters for May are here!  And here's a look at how I was inspired to use them in my own memory keeping.

This month's templates were so inspiring!  And I think one of the best things about using a template you love is that is takes some of the burdens of designing a page off of you and allows you to feel more comfortable experimenting in other areas of your page.  In these pages I played around with color, patterns, embellishing and even my journaling, in ways I might not have if I wasn't already set on my page layout.

This template offered me the perfect opportunity to mix several patterns on the page in just the right amounts, while helping me record what I love most about my hobby.

Create by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Creashens: Krafternoon Delight, Krafternoon Delight Add-On and Lemon Squeezy; Simple Scrapper: Template from Premium Collection

I loved the layered photos on this template and often like to use duplicate photos with this type of approach.  I also used this template's sleek design as an excuse to be brave in my use of color and pattern and loved the end result.

This is the Real Spring by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Creashens: Hello; Robyn Meierotto: Wood Veneer Banners, Krafty Patterns; Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs: Project Mouse: Princess Edition Elements and Papers; One Little Bird: Stay Tuned; Simple Scrapper: Template from Premium Collection.

And finally I used one of this month's Story Starters and one of the new templates to inspire this page about my son's Pre-K graduation.  The story starter really got me thinking about this event and the template gave me ample room to record those thoughts. And even though some of the page elements overlap my journaling, I have these thoughts saved in a Word document and can always include a clean version of the journaling on the back side of the page.

My Lil' Graduate by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Karen Funk: Road to Success Bundle; Creashens: Krafternoon Delight; Anna Aspnes: 8.5 x 11 Stitched White Borders; Simple Scrapper: Template and Story Starters from Premium Collection

Want to win a one-month Simple Scrapper Premium Membership?

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter a giveaway for a one month trial membership at Simple Scrapper. There are three ways to enter and three winners will be selected. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, May 8.

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Continue on with the Simple Scrapper Blog Hop using the links below--you won't want to miss out on how these other ladies have used this month's Premium Membership goodies.

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

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  1. These all look amazing Amy! Love how you interpreted the sketches!


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