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The story starters and templates were amazing this month! I love them every month but there was something special about this set that I really enjoyed. Maybe it’s because I got to have fun with one of Gabe’s crazy pics or maybe it’s because my Mom did the journaling for the other. Either way, this is a great month to be a member!

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My first LO is from this month’s templates and uses one of Gabe’s crazy face pics.

crazy sock

Since the picture wasn’t the main theme of this LO – his funny quote was! – I chose to minimalize the photo and make the title/quote really stand out by using an Amy Tangerine Stitching template. I was iffy while making it (and it was a lot of work to be iffy about!) but I love how it turned out:

crazy sock - stitching

I used a bunch of layers to mat the photo and make a space for my journaling tag:

crazy sock - embellies

The second LO was inspired by one of this month’s Story Starters and my mom provided the journaling and the title:


I used an awesome paper by Pink Paislee for this one – it’s a resist and when I misted it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine the pattern popped and shimmered like crazy! I also used the mist on some Heidi Swapp hearts to get the same colour embellies with a different resist pattern, plus added enamel dots and glitter paper for more bling:

mydaughter-herday - layersI had some awesome glitter letters but they didn’t show up on the background so I tinted them with the Color Shine as well:

mydaughter-herday - title

And here’s my mom’s journaling – she was at home so I had to print it on the computer but I’m planning to get her to hand write it and add that to the LO:

mydaughter-herday - tag

Want some more inspiration? Check out the rest of the team – as always, they blew me away with their creations!

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Lisa Corbin-Polak
Ronnie Crowley
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Jean Manis
Van Nguyen
Melissa Priest
Mandy Ross
Celeste Smith
Sara  Case Strickland <– that’s me!

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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. Want to work with our collections for FREE? Simple Scrapper is having a call for new team members.