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Here I am, starting my third year as part of the Simple Scrapper Creative Team! I can still clearly remember getting the email from Jennifer inviting me to the Team and how excited I was –  and it just keeps getting better and better! There are some fabulous new changes and events in store this year, for both members and nonmembers, so make sure you pop over and take a look at what Simple Scrapper has in store!

Here’s what I made for this month.

First, my template LO:

dance with your {heart}

I had a bunch of mixed media fun here, using Prima 3D Matte Gel, Antique Silver Art Sugar, and ColorBloom Sprays, along with one of my all time favourite Balzer Designs stencils. I also layered tons of diecuts:

dance with your {heart}-layers

That gave me lot more dimension, texture, and colour! Finally, what’s a LO without a little shine?

dance with your {heart}-sparkle

Glittery alphas and blue stars took care of the sparkle for me, representing the sparkle my girl has in this picture. It’s a favourite, even though it’s blurry.

And here’s just a bit of the news from Simple Scrapper – there will be a layered template/sketch available on the blog every month for free!

Before moving on to my Story Starter LO I just wanted to tell you what Story Starters are (I get asked that questions a lot!). Basically, each month there’s a different theme, for January it’s New Beginnings – and then Premium Members are provided with a fitting quote plus twelve (12!) prompts to get you scrapping those stories you may not think about! Awesome, right? And, for more good news, Jennifer will now provide the theme on the blog each month along with a challenge for everyone to take part in!

The New Beginnings theme and Story Starters this month prompted me to scrap the story of how my friend Suzette and I became BFF’s – we’re been friends for over 30 years (but if you ask, I’m only 27 😉 )

all because of lemonade

I knew I had to include the story, and you all know how terrible I am about journaling, so luckily for me it’s a pretty short story to tell:

all because of lemonade-journaling

Seriously, that’s it. Life is pretty easy when you’re kids!

To finish it off, I added some puffy hearts I received in my Ali Edwards December Daily kit, a scrap of paper, and some drywall tape. The paper was pretty enough to keep the whole thing simple.

all because of lemonade-texture and embellies

And that’s it! Make sure you check out the Team Gallery and our Pinterest page for more inspiration this month and, as always, let me know what you’re making out there – I can always use more ideas and look at pretty stuff!



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