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Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring Therm O  Web DecoFoils and Gina K Designs Foil Mates and Simple Stories ‘I Am’ paper line. I had SO much fun playing with the foils and Foil Mates from Therm O Web.  My foiled masterpieces paired beautifully with the patterned paper and stickers from Simple Stories I Am collection (which have foiled accents) to create a cute scrapbook layout with a couple of photos of my baby boy. Here are the some of the Therm O Web products I used.  I was initially a little nervous, thinking that there might be a learning curve on how to achieve the best results, but oh my goodness, so easy!!  All you do is lay a piece of foil over the patterned cardstock or transparency, run it through a laminator, and presto, instant shine! And here’s the Simple Stories I am collection…

Today on our blog we welcome our guest Cari Locken, who is part of the Simple Stories Design Team! Hello to all you Canadian Scrapbooker fans!  I’m thrilled to be here on the CS blog today because it holds a special place in my heart.  I was a part of the original design team when the magazine first came out in the winter of 2005!!  I still remember Jackie emailing me and asking me if I would like to be a part of something very exciting!!   After many years of creating for the magazine (almost 10 years!!)  I decided it was time for me to leave last year as my life and job related activities were taking me in other directions, and my time was limited in terms of scrapbooking. I did, however, continue on with some amazing companies out there and one of them is Simple Stories.  I’m…

Today on our blog we welcome Kristine Davidson, a scrapbooker and sketch artist who is on the Simple Stories Design Team! Hello Friends, my name is Kristine Davidson. I am on the East Coast in New Brunswick, and hopefully when you read this, the snow will have melted! I’ve been married for 14 years and have 2 cats named Archie and Willie who keep me busy removing cat hair from my glue dots!  I work full-time as a sales and service agent for an airline company and love to spend my spare time being creative. I’ve always been interested in arts and crafts since I was a young girl. I’ve cross stitched, made candles, lampshades, tole painting and scrapbooking has been my passion for several years. I’ve been an avid scrapbooker since 2008 and am completely addicted to pop dots and die cuts! I don’t think I’ve ever created a…

The Simple Stories booth at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow is a bright, happy place! Every scrapbooker needs to know about this special new release called “I AM…”  because it is all about scrapbooking YOU. How many of us stay behind the camera and end up scrapbooking about only our family and friends?  Meanwhile no one knows OUR stories. This collection will help you scrapbook yourself, with lots of fun interactive cards and pockets for journaling. There are binders for you to decorate as your expression of yourself. Along with I AM…  there are 2 more fabulous new releases.  Everyone is excited about Say Cheese II because who doesn’t love scrapbooking Disney trips? Some new gold foil accents make this collection sparkle! Gold continues to be a hot trend this year in paper crafts. The layouts with Say Cheese II on display were fantastic! For those of you who love to scrapbook…