Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another look inside and chance to win!

As you may or may not know, I once worked for Simple Scrapbooks magazine as a senior editor. I loved my time with that team and that magazine. Sadly, the magazine is no more, but I’m happy to report that its sister magazine (and my current employer), Creating Keepsakes magazine, has just released a Simple Scrapbooks special issue.



Some of the content in the issue is different than the former magazine of the same name, but the idea of creating simple scrapbook pages is absolutely evident. 

Here are a few of the layouts I created for this issue:

I made this page for “Scraplift It,” an article that encourages readers to find different elements from an existing layout and use those to inspire their own pages. 

As seen in Creating Keepsakes' special issue, Simple Scrapbooks. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.


One of the main ideas behind this issue is to show readers how they can get more from their current stash of scrapbooking supplies, so I was asked to alter pre-made scrapbooking products in five ways. Here’s what I came up with: 

As seen in Creating Keepsakes' special issue, Simple Scrapbooks. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.


I’m not going to lie—creating this layout was a challenge. I was allowed only two supplies beyond the scrapbooking basics (pen, adhesive, cardstock, and photos). That’s right, TWO! My choices: cupcake liners and washi tape. 

As seen in Creating Keepsakes' special issue, Simple Scrapbooks. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Admittedly, this isn’t my favorite layout, but I’m glad I was able to meet the challenge and show that you really can come up with a lot, using only a little.  

Hop On!
There is SO much more to be found in this issue. See some of what it has in store by participating in our happy little blog hop. Hop on over to the following sites and see what Simple Scrapbooks ideas they have to share:


But wait. Before you hop along your way. I thought you might enjoy a virtual look at some of what you'll find inside this issue.


Did Somebody Order a Chicken Dinner?
And what party would be complete without a party favor? For a chance to win this cool special issue, simply leave me a comment on this post between now and Friday, April 27, and I’ll select a winner at random. Sa-weet!

Thanks for hopping by! 

Cheers!

60 comments:

Cheryl Warren said...

I MISS Simple Scrapbooks!

GLO Belle said...

I'm all about simple these days since free time is a bigger issue then ever.

Deb said...

very exciting, will pop out for one! love your yellow and grey layout, what a fabulous color combination!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How exciting! I loveeeeee your lo's!!

МД в картинках said...

The yellow page is so bright and fun! And I love the color combination.
It would be nice to get this issue, thanks for a chance.

jengd said...

Fun LO's! While I don't use a LOT of extra stuff on my LO's, I would definitely find it hard to define only 2 extra things I was going to use on one!

Ashley Horton said...

Megan, I think all of your layouts look awesome...I always find inspiration from your pages! And I think you rocked it, being able to use only two supplies above the basics!! :) Thanks for the chance to win one of the new magazines!!

Kristen :-) said...

Love the layouts Megan! I also miss that magazine - but so excited to see a special issue!! :-)

Moongirl said...

Looks like an awesome issue! Would love to provide a loving home for it.

joel & ginny said...

I'd love to win a copy. Thanks!

A said...

The pages look GREAT! I miss the magazine. Simple sometimes is the best!

juliescrapbook said...

I miss Simple Scrapbooks mag so much. It looks like a great special issue, thanks for the chance to read it!

cjknick said...

I loved Simple Scrapbooks. The sneak peek of this new Special Edition is fabulous. LOVE all the two-page layouts!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Awesome!! Would just love this issue!

Jojorenee said...

Simple magazines should do this once a year!

Bethany Rielage said...

I miss the Simple Scrapbooks magazine, so I'm glad to see an issue dedicated to this concept. I really like your layouts and what I've seen so far, so I'd love a free copy! Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

I miss Simple Scrapbooks mag, too! Thanks for a chance to win!

ShellyJ said...

I really miss SS! super excited to get my hands on this issue!

Anke said...

I love your lo.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

Looks like a very exciting issue. :)

Lisa C. said...

I'm so happy to see Simple Scrapbooks magazine again!! I've missed it so much. And I love your layouts!

Carla said...

I've taken up with the new Washi tapes and wanting to make my own, getting lots of ideas for using these tapes!

NenaNYC said...

I miss Simple Scrapbooks so much!!!! And I would love a chance to win this. Thank you. And I love your LOs.

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing your great los and for sharing your excitement of this new idea book! I miss the old Simple Scrapbooks so this is a really nice treat!!

jillc at ne dot rr dot com

reen said...

I like the layouts. And the magazine looks awesome.

Amanda said...

thanks - I'm a new scrapper, any layout is better than what I've got going.

Emily H said...

Great layouts! I love the colors you used!

Laura Stewart said...

looks like a great book - I love SIMPLE!!

Patricia said...

The magazine looks awesome! Thanks so much for the chance!

Kelli said...

I remember that magazine.. Simple is good for when you feel creative but have just a little time.

Hope you are doing well I'm so happy for you and your family soon to be a family of 3

Karen G @ ItsStillLife said...

Sweet is right. Love your layouts. I am sure it will be an amazing issue.
Karen G

marilyn said...

WOW, the more I see about this special issue, the more I NEED it!!!

VaryScrappy said...

Great layouts Megan! I miss Simple Scrapbooks so much & I would love to win this issue!

Elena said...

I do agree! I want to see it! and if I can have good Karma come my way how great it would be to win it!

p.s. love the layout! nice use of products! it did inspire me!

skeeteror said...

Love how you took the challenge with your LOs! I miss Simple Scrapbooks and was delighted to see they did a Special Issue with the concept! Thanks for the chance to win one! ~Bev~

Lefki said...

I really like this giveway. Thank you for this chance!!!

Megan D said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I am definitely a simple scrapper

Amy said...

like the cupcake liner ideas...

Emily Todd said...

Each layout is fantastic. I never thought of using cupcake liners before. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ms. Lucie said...

Your LOs are always so fun! And creative. I used to subscribe to SS and do miss it but I still subscribe to CK and still love it.

Jennifer (jsgreer13@yahoo.com) said...

Those are some great scraplifts.

Gemiel said...

I wish they would start publishing Simple Scrapbooks again. I loveed that magazine. So glad to see a special issue.

Lisa P said...

I for sure would love this issue!! Looks amazing.

Liz said...

Hi - I came to your blog via the layout "13 going on 30" while re-reading my issue of CK. Love that layout - the idea and the execution! Found out from reading here that you are expecting - congratulations and best wishes!! The special issue looks very useful and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous magazine. Looks awesome, i definitly need some ideas for simple and easy scrapbooking with 3 little ones i havent got much done in a while. Thanks Again for the chance to win.
alic_maria05@hotmail.com

Melinda said...

Can't wait to see the issue! Thanks for the chance. Guess this'll be the next best thing to Simple Scrapbooks magazine! :D

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful layouts.

Pat said...

Very nice layouts! I'm going to go check out the sneak peak!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win as well as visit such blog awesomeness!

Liz Harris said...

Love the washi tape. Saw some decorative tape at WalMart in their 99 cent section - studio g brand. I think you'd love it. Met you at Louisville CKC - love your blob!

photochic said...

Looks like a wonderful magazine! :)

Mandi said...

Great looking mag.

Ofelia said...

Love the layouts! I love making cupcakes so I know just where to get the liners to use in my scrapbooks. ;-)

P.S. So happy for your upcoming new role as Mom. I kinda had a hunch when I was your teacher's aid at the CK Reunion. I had a very memorable time that day. :-)

Crie Artezzanato said...

Hi..

I love your Lo.

thanks for the chance.

Val Rodrigues
crieartezzanato@yahoo.com.br

sclugo said...

You did a great job with the washi tape and cupcake liner! Love the slide layout...great color combo!

Victoria S. said...

Love your layouts! thanks for the chance to win a copy of this special issue. please pick me ♥

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I love washi tape! I was introduced to it personally (instead of via the web) at your Smash Book class in Louisville. My sister-in-law and I were sitting in the front row. It was great meeting you!

Bella Visser said...

Gorgeous LO's as always Megan! The book looks fabulous and I'd love to win and see more of it, thanks for the chance :o)

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Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Sam said...

I like your pages and color combinations. I am going to take my grand daughter out to my new room from http://www.backyardrooms.com and together we are going to create some great pages.