Thursday, April 30, 2009

celebrate simple week - day 4








today's my special day. welcome welcome to my blog if you've never been here before. :)

you'll want to check out beth, margaret and rachel's blogs today!

memories...

over the past few years i've had a bunch of layouts published in simple scrapbooks. there are two layouts that i did for simple that no one has ever seen. i had a cover attempt for the february 2008 cover. my layouts weren't chosen, but it was so fun to work with the photos i was given. i thought maybe you'd like to see them! if you click on them they will get bigger.


looking at them now - boy are they similar! lol. what was i thinking?

the way simple scrapbooks did covers was they gave you two photos. three designers created two layouts each for a total of six layouts. the designers are given no information about the photos. basically you create journaling and a title from the photo without knowing anything about them. i think that was the hardest part for me - figuring out the journaling.

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all you have to do is answer two trivia questions and you will be entered to win the prize. these two are a little trickier!

name five places that you can find the simple scrapbooks philosophy thriving in a post-simple world.

who designed the celebrate simple week logo at the top of this post?

you have until midnight on saturday may, 2nd to answer each of this week's questions. answer each day on the post for that day. i'll draw winners on sunday morning.

p.s. don't forget to check out beth, margaret and rachel's blogs today!

80 comments:

rachelmarquette said...

that would be cathy z!!

~ alli ~ said...

Five places? How about each of the blogs participating in the Celebrate Simple Week: Elizabeth Dillow, Candice Palmer, Jennifer Wozab, Rebecca Cooper, Marnie Flores, Cheryl Overton, Elisha Snow, Rachel Gainer, Beth Proudfoot, Celeste Smith, Stacy Julian, Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, Cathy Zielske. And Cathy Zielske designed the logo.

Heather said...

Five places in blogland (besides here) that I will continue to visit for SIMPLE inspiration --- Big Picture Scrapbooking, Blogs by Cathy Z (Simple inspiration and a lugh or 2!), Elizabeth Dillow, Angie Lucas, STACY JULIAN. Cathy Zielske designed this week's logo. Made a simple page last night inspired by one of my old issues -- love it.

The Moerkes said...

Five places that I can think of are:
1. Big Picture Scrapbooking
2. Stacy Julian's Blog
3. Cathy Zielske's Blog
4. Angie Lucas's Blog
5. Creating Keepsakes magazine-which I hope is true but will have to wait & see

Cathy Zielske designed the logo

Jill said...

The banner would be Cathy's. Simple blogs:
Cathy
Stacy
and newly found this week (I'm going to be blogging more than scrapping!):
Celeste
Beth
Rachel
Rebecca
think I'm over my limit
Yay! Finally trivia I could answer!

Crafty P said...

Five places to find Simple: easy peasy! How about Big Picture SCrapbooking, all my aweseom issues of Simple Scrapbooks that are calling out to me everyday!, simple gals blogs (E.Dillow, Cathy Z, Stacy J, Wendy S., etc, etc), in the pages of CK magazine, and in MY SCRAPBOOK PAGES! hooray!

Cathy Z created the logo!

Thanks so much for a great giveaway!
LONG LIVE SIMPLE!

Brit Swiderski said...

Five places I will continue to look for Simple Scrapbooks:
1. Creating Keepsakes magazine
2. Stacy Julian's blog
3. Cathy Zieske's blog
4. Big Picture Scrapbooking
5. Your blog :)

and Cathy Zielske designed the logo for this week.

Thank you very much for the chance to win!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

At least five of the places are on blogs that I have been keeping up with: Angie Lucas, Cathy Zielske, Elizabeth Dillow, Stacy Julian and Jennifer Wozab. The logo was designed by Cathy Z!!!

Just Us said...

Cathy Zielske designed the logo of the SS party week. The five places I will find the SS philosophy are: 1-the fabulous SS girls blogs, 2-my old SS magazines and SS books,
3-CK magazine as they are supposed to adopt SS ideas (I sure hope they do!!), 4-online gallaries (they're are some super crafty ladies out there!), and lastly remembering the simple philosophy and using it and sharing it everyday-to simplify my creating, my home, and life!

Lauren said...

Cathy Zielske designed the logo - so simple, so cute!
I can still find the Simple philosophy in:
1. the girls I scrap with
2. Creating Keepsakes
3. my old Simple Mags
4. Stacy's blog
5. Local scrapbook stores!

scrapping4twins said...

The logo is by Cathy Z.

Five places:
BPS
CK website
Stacy J's blog
E. Dillow's blog
Cathy Z's blog
Wendy S's blog
Beth P. blog

I'm so glad that Simple will still be around!

Jennifer Larson said...

I'll say Simple women's blogs--Angie Lucas, Stacy Julian, Cathy Zielske, Wendy Smedley, Celeste Smith, Tina Cockburn, etc. And I have all these bookmarked! Plus Cathy made the logo.

brenda said...

Cathy Z. designed it! 5 places that I'll continue to look to for simple inspiration would be Cathy Z.'s blog, Stacy Julian's blog, Angie Lucas's blog, Elizabeth Dillow's blog and since I'm only allowed to name 5 I guess the last one would be Wendy Smedley's blog.

Karen said...

1. BPS: for sure
2. Stacy Julian's Blog
3. Rebecca Cooper's Blog
4. Cathy Z's Blog
5. Elizabeth Dillow's Blog

(Thank goodness for the blogs. I'll reserve judgement on Creating Keepsake's ability to maintain a section devoted to Simple's philosophy, but I hope they will.)

Cathy Z designed the logo.

Koren said...

ok - Cathy Z designed the wonderful logo. that one not so hard.
now the 5 places... hmmm... is this a trick question? is there a wrong answer?
1-BPS
2-blogs of the Simple staff
3-books that have been and will be written
4-folded into Creating Keepsakes magazine
5-the hearts and live of us the scrapbookers

hows that? now i have to go look what other people came up with. :)

Lynn said...

Cathy Z. designed the Celebrate Simple Week logo.

Five places for simple inspiration would be blogs by Stacy Julian (BPS), Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow, and Cathy Z. All great talents; along with everyone else. Going to miss SS so much!

The Grounds Family said...

I know that the logo is from Simple's own Cathy Z.....

5 places Simple Philosphy will live on:

1. Creating Keepsakes magazine will have a Simple-inspired columns and features.

2. The "Simple Scrapbooks" group at creatingkeepsakes.com groups

3. bigpicturescrapbooking .com

4. this blog party

5. Stacy J's, Cathy Z's, Wendy S's, Angie L's, Lain E's, Elisabeth D's, Beth p's, Celeste S's, Margaret S's, REbecca's, Elsha's, Tina's. Cheryl's, candice's, Marnie's, Rachel's, and your blogs!!!!!!!!!

Michelle (from Ky) said...

Cathy Z designed the logo. You can find Simple there, at Elizabeth Dillow's blog, Stacy Julian's blog, sometimes at Angie Lucas' blog (when she is not talking grammar), and at Canice Palmer's blog. Also, you find them at Archivers unitl all the magazine and books run out =)

Elsa said...

My five places are these blogs:
1. Elizabeth Dillow's Blog
2. Angie Lucas' Blog
3. Stacy Julian's Blog
4. Cathy Zielske's Blog
5. Angie Lucas's Blog

Cathy Zielske designed the logo

Lillian said...

Cathy Z designed the logo.
Thank goodness for the continuing inspiration of blogland! Some of my favorites: Stacy J, Angie L, Lain E, Elizabeth D, Rebecca C, & Candice P. And I'm counting on Creating Keepsakes to not let us down!

katie scott said...

cathy z

Jana said...

5 places would be Here, Stacy J's, Cathy Z's, Elisha S's, and Beth P's. Cathy Z is the very talented designer of the logo.

Cynthia B. said...

5 places - well, there's (1) blogland w/ all the people out there now celebrating SS (does that count as just one?), (2)twitter, where I see people telling their stories in short format everyday (and Cathy Z's class!), (3) my house where I try to live the Simple philosophy in my scrapping to tell the story, (4)BPS - Stacy's inspiration lives on!, and...(5)CK, where the SS approach will continue to be part of scrapbooking!

And - the talented Cathy Zielske designed the logo. :)
Thanks for the chance to win. This is fun!

Stacey said...

Ok, here goes:

The five places to still be a Simple Gal:
1. bigpicturescrapbooking.com
2. Creating Keepsakes Mag (supposedly!)
3. http://www.stacysbigpicture.typepad.com/
4. http://www.czdesign.com/
5. MY BLOG: staceycheathamwilson.blogspot.com

and, I am taking a not-so-wild guess that Cathy Zielske designed that logo in her favorite pantone colors!

kristi said...

5 places:
1-blogs of the simple gals/editors/staff of SS
2-Big Picture Scrapbooking
3-Creating Keepsakes magazine (I hope they do SS proud!)
4-online at creatingkeepsakes.com in the simple group
5-in my house!

Cathy Zielske designed the logo - and it's cute!

elderscrapper said...

The logo is by Cathy Zielske. The five places are on Big Picture Scrapbooking, Cathy's blog, Ali's blog, in new columns in Creating Keepsakes mag, Angie's blog, and in my own studio space.

Mindy said...

Five places: blogs - Angie Lucas', Cathy Zielske's, Stacy Julian's, Rebecca Cooper's & at Big Picture Scrapbooking.
Logo Designer: the great Cathy Zielske, of course :)

Michele said...

Five places: On your blog, in my house, Big Picture Scrapbooking, Angie Lucas' blog, Rebecca Cooper's blog.

Logo done by Cathy Zielske

Betty said...

The incomparable Cathy Zielske created the logo.

The heart of Simple still beats at

stacysbigpicture.typepad.com
cathyzielske.com
wendysmedley.typepad.com
angielucas.com
getscraphappy.com
elizabethdillow.typepad.com
bethproudfoot.blogspot.com
celestefs.blogspot.com
mks.typepad.com
rebeccacooper.blogspot.com
elishasnow.typepad.com
abagofchips.typepad.com
chersmoon.typepad.com
candicepalmer.blogspot.com
marnieflores.typepad.com
rachelgainer.blogspot.com
jenniferwozab.blogspot.com

and on the many blogs of everyday followers who are still spreading the word - it's ok to be "simple"

Kris said...

Cathy Z. designed the title and 5 places where the Simple philosophy still flourishes would be the blogs of Stacy Julian, Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow, and Cathy Z. (not to mention Big Picture Scrapbooking since we were only instructed to mention 5 and that would be tons more than 5 if you counted all the fabulous teachers there!)

Kyla said...

Five places . . .

1) Big Picture Scrapbooking
2) Stacy Julian's Blog
3) Wendy Smedley's Blog
4) Angie Lucas's Blog
5) Cathy Z's Blog

And the logo . . . Cathy Z!

Melony Wells said...

Let's see, 5 blog spots
1. Stacy Julian's Blog
2. Angie Lucas' Blog
3. Cathy Z's Blog
4. Wendy S's Blog
5. And Big Picture Scrapbooking

And Cathy Z. designed the lovely logo :)

Rasmie said...

It could only be Mrs Z!

I follow too many blogs but they are so inspirational -
Cathy Z
Stacey Julian
Beth Proudfoot
Tina Cockburn
Margaret Scarborough
Elisha Snow
Rebecca Cooper
Elizabeth Dillow

I quite often take a SS (or CK) mag to bed to inspire me - I mark any pages I might do the next day.

Jenn said...

The answer to the second part it Cathy Z.
As for the first part: Stacy J's blog, Cathy Z's blog, Beth P's blog, Rachel G's blog, and Elizabeth D's blog (among all you other Simple Gals!!) And my absolute favorite place: BigPictureScrapbooking.com.

Hannah said...

Five places that I bookmarked for SIMPLE inspiration --- Big Picture Scrapbooking (love those clasees!), Blogs by Cathy Z, Elizabeth Dillow, Angie Lucas, STACY JULIAN. Cathy Zielske designed this week's logo.

cydh said...

I think the five places you can still find Simple is BPS, Altogether Too Happy, Bits & Pieces, The Possibilities are Endless, and Yeah Write! and Cathy Z made the great logo. Thanks for sharing you Simple memories I know I will continue to be inspired!

Babyfaces4 said...

5 Places would be...
Big Picture Scrapbooking,
Any of the 14 blogs participating in the Celebrate Simple Week, Stacy Julian's Library Of Memories and Big Picture Book, any of the special issues publications of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine and of course all 45 of the previous Simple Scrapbook Magazines themselves.

Tanya said...

Big Picture Scrapbooking, and blogs for Stacy Julian, Elizabeth Dillow, Candice Palmer, and Beth Proudfoot.

The logo is Cathy Zielske

Hannah said...

I'd say, the blogs of Stacy Julian, Rebecca Cooper, Wendy Smedley, Cathy Zielske and Beth Proudfoot. And Cathy Zielske did the logo.
Hannah

scrappinBarb said...

Fun questions!

5 places: Cathy's blog, Angie's blog, Wendy's blog, Stacy's blog... and right here, on your blog. :)

The logo... CZ did it. It looks awesome! :)

Amy said...

Cathy Z!! I would say the simple philosophy lives on at BPS, hopefully CK, Stacy's blog, Cathy's blog and my heart. I will miss it so!

Jodee said...

1. Cathy Z blog, Stacey Julian blog, Angie Lucas blog, Beth Proudfoot blog, and here!
2. Cathy Z made the logo

Barbara said...

Cathy Zelse designed the logo

Places to visit and see the simple message
obviously Big picture scrapbooking and Stacy own blog... altogether too happy, then there are the blogs if Cathy Zelske,rebecca Cooper, Beth Proudfoot and Wendy Smedley.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Cathy Z designed it.

My style is pretty simple.
Over at the CK website/blog
Stacy Julian and BPS
Cathy Z
And your blog of course!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Five places to continue to find the Simple Philosophy: Big Picture Scrapbooking, Elizabeth Dillow's blog, Angie Lucas' blog, Stacy Julian's blog, your blog, and hopefully Creating Keepsakes' magazine and website too.

Cathy Zielske designed the logo.

I just found your blog this week, and I'm really enjoying it. Thanks!

wendy said...

5 places I'll go to now for my Simple:
1. Stacy J's blog
2. Cathy Z's blog
3. Rebecca C's blog
4. Beth P's blog
5. and here (recently discovered)

The fab Cathy designed the logo.

Denise said...

Five places I look for the Simple philosophy are 1. Lain Ehmann's blog (I miss her podcasts!!) 2. Cathy Z's blog (she cracks me up!) 3. Wendy Smedley's blog 4. Stacy Julian's blog and 5. BPS

Cathy Z designed the logo!

Thanks SO MUCH for the giveaway!

stamphappy2001 said...

Big Picture Scrapbooking
Stacy Julian's blog
Cathy Zielske's blog
Rebecca Cooper's blog
Your blog

Cathy Zielske

Cass said...

1. In the Simple gals blogs
2. In online galleries everywhere
3. In my life
4. In my scrapbooks
5. In the hearts of us all ;)

And Cathy Z designed the logo.

wolfe said...

Mz. Cathy Z did the logo. As for 5 places--all of your blogs, my bookshelf with Stacy's books (among others).

Kimberly said...

Five places to find the Simple philosophy:
1. Creating Keepsakes magazine(hopefully!)
2. Simple alum's blogs
3. Appearances of and classes taught by the Simple alums
4. My local scrapbook store
5. My own layouts!

The logo was designed by Cathy Zielske.

Ginny said...

Angie Lucas, Stacy Julian, Cathy Zielske, Wendy Smedley, Celeste Smith, Tina Cockburn ... And Cathy made the logo

Rebecca said...

5 places we can still find the Simple philosophy:
1- Big Picture Scrapbooking
2- Creating Keepsakes (hopefully)
3) Stacy's blog
4) all those past issues of Simple that I keep stacked in my closet ;)
5) the blogs of all you Simple gals

The talented Cathy Zielske created the lovely banner.

BishopsMommie said...

okay so the banner is cathy Z.'s
and five places...well I took a big picture class so there..then i scope out the blog..Stacy Julians, Cathy Z.s blog, Beth Proudfoot, and Wendy Ss... I do alot of Simple scoping or did..sniff sniff

saner4 said...

Only 5??
Stacy J
Big Picture
Cathy Z
Elizabeth D
Rebecca C
Cathy Z designed the logo
Thanks!

Beth G. said...

The design diva Cathy Z did the logo! 5 places I still find the Simple Philosophy are 1) my house 2) BPS 3) all the blogs of Simple staffers 4) I hope it will still be there in CK magazine and lastly 5) all the future scrappers I hope to lure into the fold :-D

margvp said...

Cathy Z designed the logo
Five places to find "Simple" alive and well...
1. Yeah Write, blog, Angie Lucas
2. Bits n Pieces,blog, Cathy Z
3. CK Magazine and website
4. My "Simple" magazine and book collection
5. Big Picture Scrapbooking

Sara said...

Blogs...
Cathy
Stacy
Angie
Rebecca
and of course yours!!

lohersh said...

Big Picture Scrapbooking
Stacy Julian's Blog
Cathy Zielske's Blog
Angie Lucas's Blog
Beth Proudfoot's blog....

and of course, CZ had to design the logo. Who else would it be?

stuffie said...

5 places:
1. cathy Z's blog
2. big picture scrapbooking
3. stacy J's blog
4. CK website
5. Angies blog
my book shelf!

And #2 is easy, Cathy Z designed the logo

christall said...

blog banner designed by Cathy Z

5 places Simple will live on:

BPS
Stacy J's blog
my house!
Cathy Z's blog
and hopefully in the pages of CK magazing...

Holly said...

Awesome header/banner ... what did you call it again? Anyway, designed by the equally awesome Cathy Z!

5 Places ...
The vacation album I'm working on!
Cathy's blog
Stacy's blog
Wendy's blog
BPS
And everyone else who's ever worked there!

Ginny said...

Five places:
1.BPS
2.in the personal pages of SS fans
3.CK
4.in SS books on my shelves
5.in the blogs of former SS contributers/editors

Cathy Z. designed the logo.

Kim said...

Cathy Z. designed it!
Five places? Well... how about my scrapbooks? Then I'd have to say MY blog. Then my old Simple magazines and special issues. Then,the blogs and scrapbooks of Stacy Julien, Cathy Z. and Wendy Smedley. Okay...that's more than five.

Nancy said...

Cathy Z designed the logo
five places: caty z., rebecca c., stacy j., angie l., and big picture

JenMc said...

name five places that you can find the simple scrapbooks philosophy thriving in a post-simple world.
1. Lain Ehmann's blog
2. Big Picture Scrapbooking
3. Angie Lucas' blog
4. Stacy Julian's blog
5. Cathy Zielske's blog

who designed the celebrate simple week logo at the top of this post?
Cathy Zielske designed the logo.

katijsmom said...

Five places I will continue to look for Simple Scrapbooks:
1. Creating Keepsakes magazine
2. Stacy Julian's blog
3. Cathy Zieske's blog
4. Big Picture Scrapbooking
5. Your blog :)

and Cathy Zielske designed the logo for this week!!!

Hope to see you soon in a new adventure.

Vinyl Designs by Jackie said...

Cathy Z. designed the Celebrate Simple Week logo.

Five places for simple inspiration would be blogs by Stacy Julian (BPS), Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow, and Cathy Z and you! Thank you so much for this week! It has been fun to read and remember when.

Whitehills said...

The amazing Ms.Cathy Z yeah I love that girl. There are tons of great blogs and of course Bps, Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, Stacy and Beth

Debbie said...

I'm thinking Beth, Stacy, Kathy, Wendy, Rachel, etc... and the logo from Cathy.

itsmelah said...

Five places to find Simple

1) Cathy Z Blog
2) Stacey's Blog
3) Old Simple Issues
4) Cathy's 2 simple books I own
5) Ali Edwards blog

The logo was the Famous CZ of course.

browneyedgirl said...

I will always see the Simple philosophy in everything around me, but most of all in the BPS site, Cathy Zielske's Blog, Stacy Julian's life/Blog,All the other Simple gals' blogs, Creating Keepsakes magazine (who will hopefully represent SS in a favorable light!)

Cathy Zielske designed the Simple logo at the top.

Christina said...

Cathy Z designed the logo.
1. Big Picture Scrapbooking
2. Stacy J's blog
3. Cathy Z's blog
4. Rebecca C's blog
5. My own layouts....

Donna said...

1. Big Picture (most of the time)
2. Stacy's Blog
3. Cathy's blog
4. Elizabeth Dillow's blog
5. My pages of course!

the uber talented CZ designed the logo

Jenni Hire said...

5 places besides here - Wendy Smedley's Blog, Stacy Jullian's Blog, Cathy Zeilske's Blog, Beth Proudfoots Blog, BPS.com. Cathy Z designed the logo.

Kerry said...

Five places I know the SIMPLE philosophy lives on are: Stacy Julian's blog, Cathy Zielske's blog, Wendy Smedley's blog, Angie Lucas's blog, and CK Online Scrap Community as well as future issues of Creating Keepsakes!

The talented Cathy Zielske designed the logo.

TAGYN said...

I will be following Stacy´s blog, Cathy Z.´s blog, Angie Lucas´ blog, Wendy Smedley´s blog and Rebecca´s blog!
Cathy Z. designed the logo!
Keep up the good work ladies!!!

scrapchick said...

1. Stacy J's blog
2. Big Picture Scrapbooking
3. Cathy Z's blog
4. Wendy Smedley's blog
5. CK Mag

Cathy Z designed logo - love her!

RNBsmom said...

Hi! The five places where Simple spirit is still alive: BPS, Stacy J's blog, Cathy Z's blog, Lain Ehmann's blog (also unofficially at the LOAD Flickr May group), Wendy Smedley's blog, CK magazine promises to keep it alive there, & probably on their website too.

Cathy Zielske designed the banner/logo thing for the celebrate simple week.