There’s a lot to keep up with our complicated, busy lives, but scrapbooking doesn’t have to be complicated at all––in fact, it can be a fantastically freeing, creative break from all those life complications when we keep it simple. To help simplify your scrapbooking, Creating Keepsakes created Simple Scrapbooks, a new special issue on sale today filled with hundreds of tips to keep scrapbooking simple.
Fans of the former magazine will notice that this special issue’s title is the same, and although there are similarities in the style of layouts and tips, this issue is more of a presentation of the concept of simple scrapbooking than revisiting the magazine Simple Scrapbooks. To see the similarities and differences, get a sneak peek of this issue on our website, and see below for an insider’s look at the fabulous ideas in it, such as:
Ideas to simplify the number of supplies you use on your layouts to maximize supplies
A Day at the Ball Park by Kim Hughes (found on page 45) used only photos, cardstock, and markers (plus basic tools) to create it. Kim even created a printable sheet of her hand-drawn title alphabet so you can use them for your layouts.
Simple tips for photo organization and fixes
Scraplifting secrets made simple
This How to Build a Campfire layout by Davinie Fiero shows an easily scraplifted cool color palette following the tricks in this article on page 15.
You’ll find these and more than 400 other ideas to scrapbook simply in this issue.
Visit our website to find more than 20 free printable downloads associated with this issue for your simple scrapbooking.
Want to get your hands on a free copy of Simple Scrapbooks? Leave a comment by 9:00 am (MDT) Monday, April 30, telling us your favorite way to scrapbook simply. We’ll randomly choose three winners and post their names here; both US and international readers are eligible. And for even more chances to win, stop by the blogs of these CK friends:
|Paper Crafters Corner (Susan Mintmire)||http://papercrafterscorner.com/|
|The Scrap Review (Ashley Harris)||http://www.thescrapreview.com|
—Jennafer Martin, editor-in-chief
Congratulations to our winners! To claim your prize, watch for an email in your inbox.
kate blue: one way I scrap simply is to use strips from scraps! Add a piece of leftover ribbon and a button….voila!
Kirsten: my favorite way to scrapbook simply is to make one pretty page & then have the page next to it be just photos in a grid (6 4×6 photos.)
Debbie: I keep my pages simple and clean by limiting the number of embellishments that I use on my page. I love my Cricut and use diecut titles and paper to make my page interesting and usually just one other embellishment on my page.