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ssbloghop-2013The Simple Scrapper Team is back again with a brand new blog hop and chance to win! 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, June 5.

But first, welcome! You should have come from Van‘s blog if you’re following along.

NOTE: Suzette, if you’re reading this, STOP NOW! You’ll ruin your birthday present if you keep going! 🙂

Sorry all, had to warn off my best and oldest friend – hopefully she’ll take the hint and go away!

This month had some amazing templates to choose from and it was hard to pick one to work with – I wanted to try them all! I finally chose letter#1 and stretched it into a 12×12:flyI used the newest Paperie club kit along with some Studio Calico PL kit pieces and stamps. I’m still loving the punched borders!

fly - punching & embelliesSome shimmery modeling creme behind the photo to mimic the border punch:

fly - stencilled doily

And great letter stickers for the title finished it off:

fly - title

Don’t you love all the butterfly pins? I stuck them into the paper and taped them down in the back with washi tape – thanks to Cathie for that great idea!

For my story starter this month I decided to do a canvas instead of a traditional LO:


Almost everything on this one came from a Studio Calico PL kit – don’t you love that big ampersand stamp? It looks amazing when embossed!

you&me - title

I also embossed the paper dolls (love the heart that their hands form) on the journaling tag:

you&me - tag

I tucked the tag behind the photo because 1. it’s what I normally do, and 2. since this a display piece I felt it was better hidden. There’s nothing very secretive written down there, just funny memories I have of the two of us since we were 6!

I finished it off by stamping the sides of the canvas so they wouldn’t be so bare when it was hanging on the wall:

you&me - edges

You really need to go check out the rest of the Design Team’s work if you haven’t already – they’ve done some beautiful work, as always!

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Lisa Corbin-Polack
Ronnie Crowley
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnson
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Van Nguyen
Sara Case Strickland <– that’s me!

And now, here’s your chance to win – good luck!

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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.