Your photos and memories are far too important to keep in a box, store on a computer or bury in piles. If left forgotten, your story is untold. Amber Crowell – Memory Works founder brings Simple Stories to life; a new way to scrapbook!
“As a busy mom who is passionate about telling our story, I become frustrated, stressed and guilty with the hobby that I loved so much. Instead of it becoming something I did as a creative outlet or something that brought me joy – it started to become just another thing on my to do list.”
“It seemed I never had enough time to scrapbook. I put creative pressure on myself to make every page perfect or to compose the most eloquent journaling. I felt guilty for being so behind, and was overwhelmed with so many photos.”
“In fact, as my children grew it become disheartening as they wanted to see photos or look through albums. I had piles of half finished layouts, photos still on my computer and incomplete albums – but nothing to really tell our story!”
“With all my supplies, years of scrapbooking, and passion for preserving our memories I had very little to show for it.”
“I started storing my printed photos in divided 4×6 page protectors in a 12×12 album – just so my children could view our photos before I scrapbooked them. I’ll never forget the first time we looked through our “album” together – It was amazing to see our children laughing, smiling, and remembering. No patterned paper, no embellishments, no perfectly designed layouts – just our memories and our story.”
“At that moment I realized what my hobby was all about!”
“I wanted more than anything to share this with other scrapbookers: A system that would allow them to balance their hobby with their busy lives and products that would help them share their memories in a simple, yet beautiful, way!”
What is Simple Stories?
• Simple Stories is all about making your life easier.
• The Simple Stories system is a new way to scrapbook that allows you to get back to the basics of scrapbooking, focusing on your memories and photos.
• It allows you to let go of unrealistic expectations, free yourself from creative pressure, and rid yourself of self-imposed guilt that’s often associated with scrapbooking.
• Most importantly, it’s about sharing your story and still having time to live in the moment, enjoy the journey and make the most of your time and memories.
What is the Simple Stories system?
Simple Stories is comprised of these basic components:
• Simple Stories Life Documented Kit
• 12×12 3-Ring Album
• Divided Page Protectors
• Journaling Pen
• Paper Trimmer
*Notice no adhesive – in its basic form your Simple Stories album can be compiled without adhesive!
Tips for creating your own album – 3 simple steps:
• Step 1: Gather 10-12 photos for each month.
Simplicity: The key to this system is simplicity – you most likely have hundreds of photos for the year or even the month. Don’t worry about displaying every photo, instead share your most important memories or photos for each month.
• Step 2: Trim element pieces to size
Kit components are double-sided, so the design shows through both sides of protector – allowing you to use both sides of the design – this is a great value! (show example)
• Step 3: Journal and personalize
Simple Stories system is versatile – you can add as much or as little creativity as you’d like. Journal, embellish and add your own personal touch with ink, stamps, ribbon, buttons, flowers, gems and so on.
• Step 4: Insert in Page Protectors
Arrange and insert your element pieces and photos into the divided page protectors. Add your page protectors to album – that’s it your done!