MY SIMPLE SCRAPPER
2020 Membership Packet My Simple Scrapper is your online home for a hobby that fills you up and fits your life. It’s the best way to feel connected to a community of like minds and stay accountable as you tackle your creative goals. I would love for you to join us as a paid member in the My Simple Scrapper community this year. When you invest in a community that supports your scrapbooking, you will find more motivation to keep creating, use your supplies, and get projects completed. Most importantly, you will truly treasure a genuine connection with fellow memory keepers who experience the same joys and struggles. My Simple Scrapper helps scrapbookers grow their skills, take consistent action, and focus on what really matters most. That will look different for every scrapbooker, so we emphasize gently nudging you along your own unique path. Each month you will be invited to choose from our creative buffet, deciding what sounds fun and and aligns with the time you have. You’re never behind in our community and you’ll be able to easily check in from a web browser or our handy app. All scrapbookers are welcome. Whether you love paper or digital approaches to memory keeping, you will feel at home at My Simple Scrapper.
FREE FOR EVERYONE
+ M E M B E R S - O N LY: C O M M U N I T Y
+ M E M B E R S - O N LY: V I R T UA L R E T R E AT S
In addition to regular blog and email content,
You won’t have to scrapbook alone when you
Replenish your creative well every season with
everyone can look forward to:
have a warm-hearted community of like-minded
Refresh, our signature 7-day virtual retreat.
Scrapbook Your Way Podcast - Get fresh inspiration delivered to your favorite
memory keepers to share your journey. •
device with our weekly show. •
small group video chats. •
life with monthly prompts that connect
Join fellow members on Zoom for relaxed
life’s details with words and photos. •
Conversations - Always have a place to •
our ongoing private community. •
personal development wisdom with our
Feel restored with unique challenges that emphasize fun and playful productivity.
go for questions and encouragement in
Book Club Guides - Improve your daily
Spend a week in the company of people who share your passion for documenting
crafting time and chit-chat.
Your Way Workshops - Learn new ways to approach scrapbooking in our monthly
Crops - Scrapbooking is better together.
Take time to acknowledge the shape of this season of life and honor that with
Chats - Connect with your peers live at
your creative practice.
our monthly Book Club discussions.
Return to your everyday responsibilities feeling refreshed and ready for anything.
+ M E M B E R S - O N LY: M A G A Z I N E
+ M E M B E R S - O N LY: C L A S S E S + E V E N T S
Slow down each month with Spark magazine, a
Grow your skills and knowledge with live and
publication just for members featuring exclusive
self-study content, designed to address your top
don’t get finished and complete one of yours.
content and artwork from our creative team.
challenges as a memory keeper.
Taught live in August.
Feel rejuvenated and inspired anew with
The Finishing Project - Learn why projects
Stash Bash - Declutter, organize, and use your
each issue of this professional-quality
unique approach to scrapbooking.
stash of scrapbook supplies.
magazine for scrapbookers.
Taught live in February.
Guided live in March and September.
Along with each issue, members also
Photobook Magic - Tell more of your pho-
Photo Crush - Build or refine your personal
receive the featured storytelling prompts,
to-rich stories with more joy and ease.
photo management system.
sketches, and layered templates inside of
New in May.
Guided live in June and December.
a members-only community. •
Simple Scrapbooking School - Define your
The Creative Hub - Build a customized
Before Your Story - Document your birth-to-
Plus, members get access to all back issues
planner system that supports your unique
adulthood story with 100 photos in one album.
of Spark to revisit any time a boost of
creative process. Self-paced.
creative inspiration is needed.
A F R E S H S TA R T E V E R Y M O N T H
Introducing New Monthly Themes Each month weâ€™ll explore a new theme to support and expand your scrapbooking hobby. From our everyday community conversations to the monthly special event, youâ€™ll find this routine handy. Instead of feeling scattered and unfocused, you can trust that a year at My Simple Scrapper will help you have more fun, get more done, and be more organized!
+ J A N UA R Y: C R E AT I V E H A B I T S
+ F E B R UA RY: F I N D YO U R WAY
+ MARCH: DECLUTTERING
Discover new ways to scrapbook regularly and
Learn how to personalize your hobby so that it’s
Let go of what no longer serves you in your
stay motivated to keep creating.
easier, more fun, and uniquely you.
creative practice and in your life.
R E F R E S H R E T R E AT
SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKING SCHOOL
S TA S H B A S H
+ APRIL: PHOTOGRAPHY
+ M AY: S TO R Y T E L L I N G
+ JUNE: GET GEEKY
Grow your technical and artistic skills as your
Explore clever techniques to simplify telling
Go under the hood of your tech tools to simplify
family’s official photographer.
stories and add meaning to your projects.
your memory keeping process.
R E F R E S H R E T R E AT
+ J U LY: T R AV E L
+ AUGUST: SIMPLIFYING PROJECTS
+ S E P T E M B E R : U S E Y O U R S TA S H
Get inspired to document adventures both big
Focus on taking action while learning how to
Give your oldest and most neglected scrapbook
and small in new, creative ways.
make projects more “finishable.”
supplies one last chance at a happy ending.
R E F R E S H R E T R E AT
THE FINISHING PROJECT
S TA S H B A S H
+ OCTOBER: TECHNIQUES
+ NOVEMBER: PLAN YOUR YEAR
+ D E C E M B E R : C U R AT I N G P H OTO S
Spend time playing with new tools and mediums
Pause before the holidays to identify what’s
Celebrate your photos and the end of another
to discover what might work for you.
working well and what needs to change.
year by selecting and sharing the very best.
R E F R E S H R E T R E AT
2 0 2 1 P L A N N I N G PA RT Y
BONUS WHEN YOU JOIN BY 11/15
Bucket List Project Have you ever thought “I have to tell that story!” and then you didn’t? Procrastination ends here. We’re going to tell those stories together in 2020. The Bucket List Project challenges you to tell one important story each month and, optionally, three smaller stories. I’ll provide specific prompts and real examples to keep you focused and feeling creative all year long! You can use the class as a simple productivity tool or as a supplement to other storytelling ideas. Plus, you’ll get access to a Trello template to help plan your pages and stay on track! Think of yourself one year from now. You’ll beam with pride at having told more of the stories that matter. The class, regularly $48, is yours FREE when you join by November 15. The Bucket List Project begins in January.
BONUS WHEN YOU JOIN BY 11/30
Invitation to the 2020 Advisory Board The Advisory Board is a VIP group inside of the My Simple Scrapper member community. My purpose in creating this group was to offer an opportunity for myself and our leadership team to listen more closely to our members. I’ve always sought to be transparent and ask for input, but hearing from those who are committed to participation will make that feedback all the more valuable. I’m excited to have Advisory Board members vote on workshop topics and offer insights that will make our community even stronger. If you’ve been thinking about joining My Simple Scrapper, this is your chance to also have a voice in how the membership serves you!
What Members Love Most We’ve served more than a thousand memory keepers since our membership community first opened its doors in 2011. Here’s what just a few of our members have to say about us.
+ M A R I LY N A .
+ PAT T Y P.
I’ve been wanting to write to you for some time,
I am absolutely thrilled with my membership.
but just haven’t taken the time to do it. I wasn’t sure just what I wanted to say. I knew
Simple Scrapper. That being said, let me reas-
it was “thank you,” but I wanted it to be more
sure you that every year has been great.
I became a member because you spoke to me
When I first started following you, I had almost
in every article or video. It was like you were
stopped scrapbooking. I just couldn’t give
getting into my head and designing Simple
myself permission to take the time, and felt too
Scrapper around my needs and thinking.
overwhelmed by how many pictures I wanted to scrapbook.
+ C AT H E R I N E C .
This year has been awesome and amazing at
I have evolved as a scrapbooker over the last three years by listening to what you say and
Well, I’m happy to say you have helped me see
knowing that I “played by the rules” in my
it is an important priority that I have a right to
scrapbooking, but not necessarily by what was
make time for and helped me see how I can take
comfortable and productive for me.
this “elephant of a challenge one bite at a time”.
This year I feel I have come full circle. Add to
I just finished a 40-page book for my daughter
that the events you have created this year and
of her childhood pictures, and I have finished a
WOW, I have loved and been excited about
ate everything you do for your members.
couple of other projects I wanted to do.
scrapbooking, and I have been much more satis-
This last couple of months since becoming a
I feel like sometimes I allow my “too busy life”
Jennifer, I just wanted to send an email to thank you and also let you know how much I appreci-
member I have been more productive than I have in the last few years creatively. Starting with Refresh my creative life changed. I am focused and motivated and even when I don’t feel my mojo is there I can look at my list of goals and find some task I can do to help support achieving those goals. I can now go to
to sweep me along , like a swimmer in a flooded
What you teach resonates with me in all areas
river, instead of swimming to the shore and
of my life. I started scrapbooking when we were
taking some control back. You have helped me
showed how it should be done at a party. I fell
do that, by showing me how to take time to eval-
into a rut. I loved scrapbooking, but I always
uate what’s working and what’s not and how I
felt something was missing and frequently com-
can make some adjustments.
mented that I wasn’t particularly crafty, artistic
You’re also very good and teaching me to be
sleep feeling accomplished and content.
kinder to myself.
I can’t thank you enough, I have at last found
I just about cancelled but now realize I can’t,
fied with my end results.
you’ve helped me in too many areas.
but that my hobby brought me joy. This year I am doing it my way and that joy is greater than it has ever been. Thank YOU! I am so glad I became a member.