You’re invited to take a behind-the-scenes journey into real world, practical scrapbooking with a new idea book. Arriving for International Scrapbooking Day 2012, Everyday Storyteller features inspiring ideas from your favorite memory keepers.

Everyday Storyteller Trailer from Simple Scrapper on Vimeo.

Sign up for a VIP invitation to the launch party at 8:30pm CDT on Friday, May 4. There will be more than $700 in prizes given away from our sponsors during the party!

Bonus Tip: Have you ever not used a sketch or digital template because it included more or fewer photos than you wanted? Try looking at the photo placeholders as just general shapes to be filled in a variety of ways e.g. using more photos (two 3×4 photos in a 4×6 spot) or even combining multiple placeholders to house one photo as I have done here:

Check out the other bonus tips at each stop on the Everyday Storyteller blog hop:

- Cheryl Ashcraft
- Anna Aspnes
- Katie Clemons
- Elise Blaha
- Paula Gilarde << YOU ARE HERE
- Sara Gleason
- Michelle Hernandez
- Debbie Hodge
- Katrina Kennedy
- Amy Kingsford
- Cindy Liebel
- Crystal Livesay
- Robyn Meierotto
- CD Muckosky
- Nancy Nally
- Christine Newman
- Ashli Oliver
- Amanda Padgett
- Renee Pearson
- Lynnette Penacho
- Elle Price
- Heather Prins
- Traci Reed
- Lauren Reid
- Amber Ries
- Kristin Rutten
- Betsy Sammarco
- Jenn Smith-Sloane
- Jessica Sprague
- Melissa Stinson
- Amy Tan
- Tiffany Tillman
- Jennifer Wilson

But wait, there’s more! I have one copy of the book to giveaway. The winner will receive the book before it is available to the public. Leave a comment for a chance to win, only one comment per person please. **The giveaway closes is now CLOSED.**

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thank you for the chance to win. I am really looking forward to Friday and this blog hop has been a great way to get ideas and discover designers I never knew before. Thanks.

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Congrats Betsy! You are my winner! You will be contacted shortly by Jennifer with details about your prize,

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