Friday, September 7, 2012

Simple Scrapper September Challenge: Maps

The Simple Scrapper Challenge for September is to create a page with maps. 

For my photo-less page, I combined 2 Simple Scrapper Layouts and relied heavily on my Silhouette Cameo to create pop-ups for added interest.  

I hope you can join us in our challenge this month! 

Materials: Map and Navy Paper by Heidi Swapp; Brad by October Afternoon, Alpha Stickers by Prima Marketing, Inc. Washi Tape by American Crafts; Mister Huey's Color Mists in Cameo and Cable Green; Stamp by Paper Trey Ink; Silhouette Cameo; Silhouette cut outs are "assorted callout shapes" by Jamie Koay, "3 thought bubbles" by Lori Whitlock "hello thought bubble" by Loni Stevens, by "airplane" by American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; fonts are Courier New, Bebas Neue; Simple Scrapper Premium Membership Template 
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Making Paper Scrapbooking Easy Again: Using Templates

Head on over to Simple Scrapper today to view my guest post on how to use a template to create a traditional scrapbook page.

There, I guide you through my process of making a clean and simple paper scrapbook pages using a printed photo and one of my favorite Simple Scrapper Premium Membership Templates. Plus, I offer a little advice on how to use complex templates with large pictures to paper scrap big pictures for a big impact.

Using templates and doing a bit of pre-planning makes my scrapbooking process easier and quicker. Hopefully, my tips can inspire you! Click the picture to pop over to Simple Scrapper and see how to make this layout!


For more examples of Simple Scrapper Premium Membership templates in use, check out the pages made by the design team for July's Challenge.

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Simple Scrapper Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Simple Scrapper Blog Hop!

Today the Simple Scrapper Design team has loads of gorgeous takes on this month's layouts to show you. The great templates make our job easy!

True to my style, I kept my version simple and clean. My sister is also a clean-and-simple scrapper, and this page is going in her album, so it needed to be true to her too. I raided her stash of papers and embellishments and used a handmade brad. I also had her write the journaling. Isn't her handwriting gorgeous?

Toy Story Mania

Materials: Bazzill Basics Paper, Metropolis/Market Street paper by Scenic Route for the top and bottom strips, Recollections glitter paper for hand cut stars, Disney Button, handmade fabric brad, American Crafts Thickers, Template from Simple Scrapper's Premium Membership

That's all for today for my little piece of inspiration! 

Hop on over to the rest of the Design Team's blogs for more! You'll be pleased! Leave a little love as you go, and don't forget to use this link to enter a giveaway for a one-month trial subscription to Simple Scrapper:

Julie Aldridge (This is me!)

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