Scrapmaps_1bg(1)_rdax_329x329It's Scrapbooking Month!  If you're digital scrapper, hybrid scrapper, paper scrapper or a wannabe scrapper, it's time to celebrate.  Another reason to celebrate – the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalogue is here!  Lots of new stamp sets, papers and tools (Smooch Spritz!!!) to keep the paper crafter happy.  New special as well – free brads with qualifying purchase – see here for details.

In honour of Scrapbooking Month, I'm sharing this "scrapmap" or template for a scrapbook page.  This was actually featured in one of last year's Stampin' Success, the Stampin' Up! demonstrator only monthly magazine.  I chose this map to share as it's a clean, simple layout, not too intimidating for a newer scrapper, and one that an experienced scrapper can use as is or jazz up.  The concept is simple – the white blocks would be where you would place your pictures, journaling or momentos, the thin stripe to the left could be ribbon, cardstock or designer paper and the circles can be either punch outs, brads, or other accessories.  It's just the base, and you can build on it.

I'm off for an in home class with Helen and her friends today.  I recently donated a Silent Auction package to the local Retired Women Teachers' Organization, and whe was the winner!  If you're looking for another opportunity to win, I'll be donating another gift basket full of goodies to the Sam's Day event, happening in Burlington on June 5th.  For five years now, Sam and his family have been organizing this massive event to raise funds for Neuroblastoma research at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto – and this is one small way I can support this fantastic effort.  (The other way is by participating – if you'd like to pledge, I'd appreciate it – I'm participating in the Rock n' Bowl with my son!)

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