4.24.2012

Simple Scrapbooks Giveaway

Two posts in one week! I am on top of my game and feeling very excited about all the projects I have on my desk right now. Lots of new and different design work. You know you love your job when you sneak back down to work on a Friday night at 9pm. I remember when I worked in the architectural field, I would sit at my desk watching the clock. Counting the hours until I could be free. It just wasn't as creative and imaginative as I had imagined. Designing papers, dies, stamps and stickers? I would work 24/7 if I didn't have to stop and sleep.  My teenager complains, "Don't you get tired of sitting at the computer?". Not really! I am extremely blessed to have the clients I work with and so many amazing projects to be a part of. My only complaint, not enough scrapping time. I would like to find more time to play with paper. Luckily being on the Jillibean Design team forces me to step away from the computer and create a few pages each month. Assignments from Creating Keepsakes always help me to stop and create as well.

I was extremely excited and honored to be asked to contribute to the Simple Scrapbooks Special Issue. My graphic style of pages has always been similar to the "Simple Style". The Simple Scrapbooks issues were always my favorite when I started scrapbooking in 2006. I was so sad when they stopped publishing that magazine in 2008. (darn economy!) I usually throw out my magazine after a year...but I still have the last two years of Simple saved. I still go back and look at them for inspiration and ideas.

Fast forward to 2012 and a new special issue of Simple Scrapbooks is on sale now at the Scrap & Paper shop!

As always, Creating Keepsakes has included some great downloads and freebies that go with this issue. You can get all of this bonus content right here!

Here is your inside look and sneak peek of this great new issue!

My contribution to the issue? A baseball page of course! My page has photos of Max from his first Travel team to his current Varsity team. The page captures how much he has grown and how far he has come as an athlete and a person. I really need to do more of these comparison pages. They really tell a great story.


Be sure to check out an amazing Jillibean page on Page 109 by my friend Aly Dosdall! It was one of my many favorites in the issue! I hope you enjoy this issue as much I do. It is definitely a "keeper" to refer to for years and years!


Want to win a copy for yourself?!?!
You have a couple of ways...

First chance, leave me a comment below by Sunday at midnight and tell me what is inspiring you right now. I could use some ideas for some new products I am designing! I will pick a winner on Monday April 30th.

Second chance? Stop by my friends blogs to enter their giveaways too! Good luck!

Piradee Talvana - talented, amazingly kind and sincere!

Stacy Cohen  - who creates the most amazing pages of her girls! The complete opposite of me and I love it!

Patty Cieri - creates some great projects and unique albums!

45 comments:

Margie said...

Right now, I am inspired by spring-everything is so fresh and bright! I was so sad when Simple Scrapbooks stopped, too, so this mag looks like a must have for me!

April said...

What a great page!

I'm inspired by Spring right now. The warm weather, the gorgeous colors, the amazing flowers...it's all so amazing. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!
- April W

Jojorenee said...

The weather changing is inspiring me to get out and take new shots of the kids for all of my kit papers I will be getting in the upcoming months from AC Neopolitian, to Simple Stories FabUlous I just can't wait!!!!!!
I miss Simple Scrapbooks terribly too and thought it was a fluke when I saw an issue about to come out.

Moongirl said...

I love simple pages where the photos are the stars! Right now I am inspired by watercolors.

joel & ginny said...

I'm inspired by taking online classes at Big Picture Classes. Thanks for the chance to win!

jhibbs said...

Right now I am inspired by sketches and layouts that are simple and allow for lots of pictures!! I love seeing that something is coming out with Simple Scrapbooks on the cover! Thanks!

juliescrapbook said...

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

calamity jane said...

I was sad too when the original magazine stopped! Simple pages are what I love! I'd love to win this issue and hopefully be able to get back to getting more pages done!

Miss Summerson said...

Wonderful page! Love the baseball theme. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Inspired by my new baby niece, finally can use some pretty florals!

ShellyJ said...

I am inspired by paint chips with the strip of different coordinating colors :) (can you tell I just picked up some paint at Sherwin Williams paint sale this past weekend?)

Anke said...

The flowers in the garde they are growing and give pleasure, it takes me to spring colours.

Lefki said...

My only inspiration is my daughters! I love them so much. Thanks for this chance to win it!!!

Lisa C. said...

I've been taking some online classes and it opens my mind to new ways to scrap. Love your baseball layout - I have lots of sports photos of my son to scrap.

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!

Carla from Utah

Jill said...

Awesome LO! I love seeing sports themed los for inspiration. I find them some of the most difficult events to scrap. This is perfect!! Thanks for sharing, the sneak, and the chance to win!

jillc at ne dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

As usual you are the inspiration to the rest of us! Love your work! --evilwoman

Susan said...

Wow,great layout!

Laura Stewart said...

looks like a great book - I love SIMPLE!!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the way you used so many photos on your layout, Laina and the large journaling area!! Thanks for a chance to win this new issue!! :)

Patricia said...

Thanks for the chance! I'm inspired right now by the purge of my supplies that I am currently working on. It's always fun to renew myself with my older supplies.

Sandy said...

Inspiring me right now? Flowers! Lots off sunshine and flowers. I also loved Simple Scrapbooks and I sure wish it wasn't cancelled. Seems like there are a lot of us around ;)

Emily H said...

Wow! Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Karen G @ ItsStillLife said...

the outdoor spring colors are inspiring me.

Sammie said...

The creative ways that people are using their Silhouette or other die cutting machine are inspiring me a lot right now!

Elena said...

Wow! I must agree I am inspired by the colors, flowers and sounds of spring! I can't even look at brown or beige for the pages I am creating now! it's all about brights! red, orange, yellow! aqua blue, lime green! etc.,

skeeteror said...

I'm inspired right now by the beautiful spring colors of the flowers I see on my daily walks thru the neighborhood! I miss the Simple Scrapbooks Mag, so am happy that they've done a special issue! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! ~Bev~

МД в картинках said...

I think, that I'm inspired now like so many other girls by the spring and I want to make something fresh and bright and sunny!
And thanks for the chance.

sophie said...

love to win !!

Emily Todd said...

My inspiration currently comes from the Spring Season. Lots of sunshine and baby animals!!

Trisha said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Love this magazine. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Tamika said...

I am inspired right now by the beautiful colors of spring. Thnaks so much for the opportunity to win, I love Simple Scrapbooks!

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

I am inspired to scrapbook by some excellent photos I took last fall on an awesome family day trip.

Melinda said...

The fresh spring air's inspiring...I just wish the sun would follow, but I'm not letting it damper my spirits! Love seeing the tulips blooming here and taking my girls to the park and capturing their smiles so I have something to scrap!

Barb said...

Love your layout. New ideas inspire me to create.

Pat said...

Cool idea for a layout! I'm going to have to scrap lift this-thanks in advance:).

I'm being inspired by the wonderful carpets of wildflowers that are in bloom. My favorites are the very light purple white ones I see on the side of the road!

Mandi said...

Great layout. I love all the details.

Shelley said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win adn visit all these awesome blogs.

Nanc said...

My two little granddaughters are my inspiration. I love looking for papers now for little girls! I also think it's fun when I spot your boys and one of your layouts in a magazine - they are always great!

sclugo said...

Great layout...love all the pics!Inspired by new season and new collections of pretty patterned paper!

Victoria S. said...

I am inpsired by all of you creative girls' CK blogs- love this blog hop and i do so hope that i can win one of these special issues- would really be helpful!

Bella Visser said...

Gorgeous LO as always Laina! The book looks fabulous and I'd love to win and see more of it, thanks for the chance :o) I'm getting my inspiration from my monthly subscription to CK as usual and right now the changing of the seasons from Autumn to Winter here in SA.

Carmen Nuland said...

Great job! My daughter's cute expressions inspire me.

Pamk said...

sunshine, spring flowers, and just the vibrant colors that our out now.

Katherine B said...

I'm inspired by anything that involves me using kraft paper and teal!