Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome Blog Hoppers!

Today the MemoryWorks team is celebrating MemoryWorks newest, exclusive Simple Stories line - ele.ment.ary! Ironically it's Back To School night in our town tonight, so I guess I am now in the mood for some school products and projects!

Make sure you start the blog hop at http://www.memoryworksblog.blogspot.com/ for complete rules and the list of ALL the blogs to visit today...you must visit and comment on EACH of these blogs to be eligible for prizes today - good luck!

If you are unfamiliar with the Simple Stories system, take a look here. Simple Stories is a quick, easy and innovative way to get your photos scrapbooked without stress...and still have your scrapbooks look spectacular, regardless of your skill level!

The Simple Stories lines are also GREAT for traditional scrapbook pages as well...in fact, I combine the two strategies in my scrapbooks.

Here are a couple of cards made from ele.ment.ary elements:
(the following card is what I call a "lunchbox mini"...using the same basic design as the above card)
Here is a traditional, non-school-themed layout using the ele.ment.ary elements and paper:
The following layouts are pages that will go in my daughter's K-12 school album. I plan on purchasing an album, ele.ment.ary kit and divided page protectors for each of my children and pre-making their school albums. As the years go by, I can just slip in the appropriate pictures - the work will already be done! For once I'll have a set of albums that I'm not BEHIND on! :)

My plan is to have a "summary" page in the front of each album highlighting wallet-sized pictures from each grade K-12:

Then each grade will have a "title page" with a large school photo on the front:

Behind each of these, will be the divided page protectors - one set for each grade. All I have to do is slip important pictures in the slots, perhaps with a journaling card or two...and I'm done! Couldn't be easier! You can check out some of the layouts I created with the first Simple Stories system (Life Documented) in the divided page protectors HERE (scroll down a bit - they're towards the bottom of the post).

I hope after checking out all these blogs today, that you'll be inspired to check out the Simple Stories system for yourself! You won't be disappointed! If you're interested in more information about the Simple Stories line, or wish to purchase it yourself...those who already know me can order on my website or you can find your local MemoryWorks consultant HERE.

NEXT ON YOUR BLOG HOP LIST: Go visit Mary at http://thecareerscrapper.blogspot.com

Don't forget to leave comments at each blog you visit to qualify for prizes! Thanks for stopping by!

58 comments:

Susan said...

I really like the payout using a picture from each grade on one page! And I am loving the solid cardstock add on, it really makes the pages pop.

tiffany said...

love your "become you" layout- those faces are adorable!!!

Jade said...

Very cute, Sandy! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

I love your wallet-sized photo idea!

joetterer said...

That's a large line of school theme products!

hla2425 said...

I love your idea of the front of the book with all the wallets!! Great creations. Love this line!!

Mariah said...

Your projects look so nice. I love the page for each grade. I've been thinking about doing a school album for my boys. This would be super easy and simple!

Lacey said...

Darling projects Sandy -those cards are so cute!

kevinc said...

2020 Really! I remember when they were talking about the class of 2000. Mad does time fly. Great job on the layouts. I love the one that you can use to highlight all the school pictures. It is fun to see how they grow over the years on one page.

Great Job.

Kevin

Sandra said...

Wonderful! Love your work ... feeling guilty I am so far behind!
Sandra

Kristi B. said...

Your projects are so fun! :)

Lindy said...

Sandy - Your layouts and ideas are awesome. I really like the wallet sized photo LO. TFS

creative patti said...

I love the idea of using a layout for each grade!! Great cards and layouts Thanks.

Aimee said...

I love your pages for each grade and the one for all the wallet sized photos! Great job! I really like the non-school page too!

Maryann said...

you rocked it!

Betty said...

Love the cards and LOVE the pages! Well done :)

Liz said...

Love your style sandy, nice job =D

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love the great layouts.

Gina L. said...

Love your pages! I love the idea of the wallet photos all on one page! Great way to see how he or she has grown over the years!

Jay n Rhonda said...

Great pages! Thanks for sharing!!

Mona said...

I love the teacher card!

Mary said...

great layouts Sandy!!!

Cindy L. Smith said...

LOVE the "become you" LO. I'm inspired to go home and scrap and I've only been to 3 sites....

~BridgetL~ said...

Love the layouts, the colors, the kit. :)

Sarah said...

I have done one of those pages with all the wallet sizes photos for my step son but am thinking about redoing it with the ele.ment.ary line after seing yours! great work

Amy :o) said...

What a great bunch of ideas! I love the 'summary' idea page. Great job!!!

Dawn said...

Wow I am so impressed with your organized album, and to be ahead is spectacular. Love all the ideas.

Stephie C said...

I am hopping away! Love your ideas and am now following all of you along my way as well :)

MousEarz said...

Love how you've done this for each year. I will definitely have to keep that in mind!!

mommyoffour said...

Wow! Such fantastic ideas - thanks for sharing!

Sharon H. said...

Love your layouts and cards! Cute kids!

Teresa Curtis said...

Sandy you have always been one of my favorite MW designers, I love your work! Your ele.ment.ary designs, from the cards to the layouts are awesome! And I love how easy they will be for me to scraplift!!!! hehe
Totally need to do the same thing you are and create one themed album for each of my kids and also grandsons now...love that we can count on MW still being around for years to come and know that we can still purchase more supplies, as that is something with other companies that is disappointing, when you find a line you will need for years and sadly they no longer have them (at least I hope we will be able to still purchase the Simple Stories kits for years to come, hint, hint Kevin and Amber lol).
Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

gramma/mom said...

Cutest model ever!!:) Is it easy enough for a grandma who is waaaaay behind? :)

scrappylamb said...

I love your layouts! I am learning so much just visiting blogs, Thanks!

Rhonda said...

I love, love, love, what you have done!!!! I am inspired to be a little more creative with my kit!!!

Mary said...

Love your title page idea showcasing all the school pics!

karriecook said...

Oh my! I LOVE those cards!

debz said...

This is great! I love this idea of blog hopping :)

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

I love the cards...I want to start one for my children even though they don't start school for another year and two years.

Heidi Mireles said...

Sandy I loved every poject you did. Thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

adorable projects!

Lynn said...

I like the idea for the wallet photos...what do you do with all those pics? you have a great solution.

Sasha said...

love the card and the non-school themed page!

Suz said...

So looking forward to getting my hands on this line...for all 3 kiddos!! Winning it would be icing on the cake!

okanogangirl said...

Love the way you used the buttons to accent it

Patricia said...

Thanks for sharing.

Handmade By Tricia said...

I thought I loved your life documented line...this one is just as creative! love it!

smahrty said...

love your teacher card! Thanks for sharing all the projects.

Rosann said...

omg. what a smart idea.
Rosann

Cindi said...

I have never seen this line before but i am SOOOO far behind i need to check it out!
I love the basic colors w/ clssic looks!
I NEED to get shopping!
Lovin this Blog hop!
Thanks!

Dawn said...

WOW! Amazing ideas - thanks!!

Betsy said...

I so want to scrap like you when I grow up!

Vicki said...

Great layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Nitasha said...

Awesome layouts! Like how you used the line on a non-school LO too!

cindy said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah Lou said...

Love those layouts! but am head over heels about those cards!

Tamara said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Molly said...

Great job...This is Uber fun.