Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories!




 Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories. 

Two companies, each with the mission of making scrapbooking quick, easy, and creative. Each designing products so that scrapbookers can spend more time making memories instead of recording them.

We're thrilled to announce that Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories have joined forces to introduce an exclusive idea book, Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories. The book features all-new sketch blueprints that blend perfectly with the unique format of Simple Stories papers and signature elements for quick and creative scrapbooking.

It's a match made in heaven. Great papers. Great sketches. A fusion of two creative forces, showing just how easy it is to create stunning traditional layouts with the innovative Simple Stories products.

Designed by creative-duo Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders, Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories showcases 24 fun and functional sketches, along with 24 beautiful full-color layout examples. With exact measurements and positions of photos, papers and elements, Sketch Fusion is a must-have resource for anyone who loves the Simple Stories format.

The layouts and sketches in the book feature not only the three newest collections from Simple Stories (24/Seven and two other great lines that will be announced later this week), but also SN@P, Harvest Lane, Handmade Holidays, and Take A Hike.

Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories debuts in the Simple Stories booth at the winter CHA in Anaheim, starting January 12.  Retailers can place orders at the show or by contacting stacey@scrapbookgeneration.com.

SG will take pre-orders for Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories from individuals at a date we'll announce soon. A downloadable Sketch Fusion e-book -- exactly like the print book -- will be available at scrapbookgeneration.com. At this time, we anticipate shipping in early March. Our releases will be timed to coordinate with the release of the new Simple Stories collections.

For more information about the new Simple Stories collections, click here. You can also check them out on Facebook.

Now for some fun. We're giving away one 24/Seven collection pack and one Sketch Fusion book.  Just let us know what you think by posting a comment and you'll be entered to win.  We'll leave comments open until January 16 and announce the lucky winner on January 17!

The second new sketches book from Scrapbook Generation is One on One by Debbie Sanders, and just like the name implies, is a collection of one-page, one-photo designs. Each of the 24 sketches features one uncropped 4x6 or 6x4 photo, with artful layering of papers and embellishments. Also included, a full-color layout example of each sketch. This book has a release date of mid-March, and will also be available in e-book format.


170 comments:

Joy said...

Awesome news!!! Two fabulous companies and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

Jamie Gillham said...

Whoo-Hooooo!!! So excited for you guys!!'

Scrapthat said...

Totally Awesome news!
I read this on the Simple Stories blog and mark my words....this is going to be HOT! HOT! HOT!
I am totally inspired by the papers and sketches together I want to dive in RIGHT NOW!
I LOVE the one page one picture sketch book also Debbie!
I have loved the multiple sketches but they mostly cover 4 pics and up.
I often find that coming up with 1, 2, and 3 pictures on a page is difficult! They always seem to feel like the same composition.
SO great! I know you guys are gonna rock 2013! (remember you heard it here!!) :D

Cheryl Mixon said...

Congrats on the news! Cant wait to see it all!

Diana said...

This is great for you! I love your books!!

Cheryl Mixon said...

Congrats on the news! Cant wait to see it all1

Scrapgal said...

This sounds like a great combo! Can't wait to order mine. :)

Liz said...

Can't wait for these bookes, my Christmas gift certificate is burning a hole in my pocket!

scrappingdragon said...

great cant wait to see what else is cooked up :-)

Jayne said...

Awesome!!

Amy Burley said...

What an amazing idea!! I can't wait to get my hands on this!! I love the idea of making scrapbooking layouts that are simple to make but look fabulous!!! Thanks!!

Lisa in Texas said...

So excited about these new books! Can't wait to get them. I am so glad you are adding color examples, that will be super cool!

Sheri said...

YAY! I *love* the Simple Stories stuff but can't ever figure out what to do with them on my own!

Suzanne Wilber said...

Just keeps getting better and better!

Suzanne Wilber said...

Just keeps getting better and better!

Lisa said...

Two of my favorite companies together, just PERFECT!! I can't wait to get this book!

Gloria said...

Your creativity continues to reach for the sky! This combo with Simple Stories plus Debbie's new singles book both sound like Must Haves. Thanks for the chance to receive such a delicious duo!

Pamela said...

WOW sounds like two wonderful must have books! TY for the opportunity to win.

Pamela said...

WOW sounds like two must have books! TY for the chance to win.

Christi said...

terrific news! both new books look fantastic!

pennyscraps said...

This looks so amazing!! CANNOT WAIT for it. What a wonderful pairing of two of my favorites - SG and Simple Stories!! Hats off to you ladies!!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a fabulous collaboration!! This is going to be magical!

judybob3 said...

I really can't wait!! I have all your other books and use them constantly!! Thank you so much! :)

janet said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Two GREAT companies with one common goal. I am SO IN!
Please let us know about pre-orders, because I am super-excited about this collaboration and both sketch books.

What FUN news for the first of the year!!!!!!

Selenaintx said...

Woohoo!!! Can't wait to get them!!!

GLOANN said...

What do I think? I think this is a win/win joining of forces! Love your sketches and I love Simple Stories. What could be better and faster than combining the two to get those memories in an album in a hurry.

Amy said...

Absolutely can't wait to get these books! I've been a fan if Simple Stories but am frequently at a loss as how to use all the pieces. Looking forward to both of these books!

jkstiles77 said...

So excited to hear this news ... what a great combination! This totally rocks! Can't wait to get my new books!

Christina Hoffman said...

Wow, big congrats!!! I love Simple Stories and of course Allison always does amazing work with their products!!! What a great partnership this will be.

Christina Hoffman

GLOANN said...

Decided to make a post over at Creating Keepsakes in Scrapbook Products Forum. Lots of us over there love SBG and Simple Stories so I wanted everyone to hear about this great move.

jmliverm said...

These new books look awesome!!

Megan B said...

How exciting! These will be GREAT I'm sure! :) Looking forward to when these are released.

Teresa said...

Sounds like a great partnership! Looking forward to seeing the book.

Stacey said...

Ooh I was right! I guessed it in the previous post. So excited about this - especially the ebook option! Congratulations ladies!

Jeanne said...

What a great pairing - two of my favorites. I cannot wait to order the book.

Patricia said...

How exciting! Two great companies blend for a great idea! Looking forward to seeing this release!

Jenny said...

I can't think of any two companies who would make a better pairing!!! LOVE Simple Stories AND Scrapbook Generation!!!

alitrue said...

So exciting! I love SG sketches and love Simple Stories - it's a win-win!
I've already been collecting your sketches that work well with the SS papers - now they'll all be in one place.

Donna Spellman said...

Love it!

MelanieM said...

Sounds like a great pairing!

Jennifer Cowan said...

How exciting...I love SS and SG, you are going to make a great pair!

smcl said...

What a great idea!

Miss Misi said...

Cool partnership!

Lisa P said...

What a great pairing! Simple Stories is perfect for the sketches and layouts you produce. I love it. Love the one by one idea too!

ZoezMom said...

Great news! So excited for both SG and SS for this new partnership! Can't wait to get my hands on the new sketch book!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Both books look awesome!!! I love all of my SG books and can't wait to add both of these to my library too!

Lori said...

Sounds awesome!! Can't Wait!

tpgirl said...

I use Simple Stories all the time and now I have to have your new book! I am so looking forward to it!

Becky said...

This is exciting news. Can't wait to get my hands on one of them. You guys rock!

Steffanie said...

What an incredible partnership! I love both and can't wait to see more! This will be awesome...I'm sure of it!

Moongirl said...

Looks like an awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

Such fabulous news!! I am already a devoted fan of the sketch books. To pair them up with such gorgeous product is a match made in heaven!!

Michele Mc

photochic said...

This sounds fabulous! I would love this book. Just the cover looks awesome! :)

Tammy said...

OMG, I am so excited about this! I have most of the Simple Stories lines but really have trouble scrapping with them because of their unique papers. I can't wait to get both of these books, yay!! :)

lynnscraps said...

This is exciting news and I can't wait to see it all!!!!

Stacy Haworth said...


Very excited for these new sketch books! :) can't wait for them to be available.

Shelley said...

Wow!! This is fabulous. I can't wait to get both these books.

shellybob said...

This is awesome news. How fun to combine the two amazing talents. Can't wait for this

shellybob said...

Awesome news. Can't wait to see this one, I love all the sketch books and the online douwnloads

Cindy P. said...

Can't wait to see this book! This is just what I need to get back to scrapbooking :)

Bella's mama said...

Looks great.

Bella's mama said...

This looks great. Congrats on the collaboration.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to start the New Year. Favourite sketches and papers.
Can't wait for the releases.
Dianne

Joanne (Australia) said...

I love it when companies make it so much easier for me to do my scrapbooking and preserve our family memories. Have loved Simple Stories adn Scrapbook Generations for a while now and to see them together is great.

gingerella said...

Can't wait to see this new project!!!

Lara said...

perfect match for the new year! THis is going to be great!

deend31 said...

This collaboration is genius! I can't wait to get my hands on these new books!

Just Being Me said...

What a great partnership! I sometimes have difficulty figuring out how to use SS collections with my regular scrapping so this will be helpful!

Jane Loeck said...

This is so exciting and I cannot wait until the new books are available! They are a must for my collection. Love it!

dee said...

Awesome! You ladies are super talented!
I am so excited to get both asap!

Misty R. said...

How exciting! Can't wait for the release!

Kristen Hoffman said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to get this book! Two of my favorites together, what could be better!

Lynn Furr said...

Oh my stars - this is so fabulous I don't even know what to say.

I love the sketchbooks (have them all) and I love Simple Stories - doing my PL for 2013 using the SNAP line.

Looking forward to the release!

Abbie Keevers said...

What a brilliant and perfect partnership! My two favourite companies together. I hope the books are available in South Africa soon. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Thank you for joining up!! Brilliant, simply brilliant!

Nancy M in NJ said...

Love your sketchbooks,looking forward to this one too :)

Julie B said...

Cannot wait!! What a terrific combination!

Julie in Sweden said...

I just wet my pants. Damn. Looking forward to the ebooks.

Angela L. said...

My scrapbooking life has been so much easier since discovering your kits and sketches so I am "giddy" with excitement over this news about upcoming awesomeness!!! I will be counting the days for release time...

Kit Pope said...

Sounds awesome!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I have not loved the last few Simple Story releases - but LOVE this one! Add awesome sketches - and it is a must have for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

connie said...

This is awesome! Love your sketches.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

How exciting! It's a match made in heaven! I love both your sketches and recently found and became addicted to simple stories so I am so excited to see what magic you guys create together! Thanks for the chance to win! And congrats on this exciting venture!

Tya Smith said...

this is a match made in heaven! I am so excited to check these out when they are released! This is something I NEED! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tya Smith said...

This is a match made in Heaven! Cant wait to see the new idea books! I NEED these :) Thanks for the chance to win and for the inspiration!

Arleen said...

This is so awesome.

justasiam said...

This news couldn't make me happier...I love the inspiration I get from Scrapbook Generation, and the products that are coming from Simple Stories are fabulous. That 24/7 Collection is just beautiful, especially that combination of colours!! Even though I scrap only in 8.5 x 11, I am going to have to get that book!

Shell said...

This has got to be a match made in heaven! Two of my favourites combined to make one awesome product... can't wait to see it in real life!

SunnyNP said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see it! Congrats on your new venture.

Scrapsister said...

Great news! What a great opportunity to complete more pages in less time.

Ann said...

How wonderful for everyone! Now it will be much easier to create pages in a flash! Love the new sketch book collection using such a great paper line! Congrats!

Devra said...

Oh how exciting., 24/7 is right up my alley! Full time Mom = 24/7

Ann said...

What wonderful news! and everyone is a winner!! Can't wait to order these books and use such wonderful paper! Congrats! Truly a match made in heaven!!!

Ann said...

How wonderful for everyone! Now it will be much easier to create pages in a flash! Love the new sketch book collection using such a great paper line! Congrats!

luvmyson said...

So exciting! Two great companies. I can't wait to see what lies ahead.

luvmyson said...

So exciting. I can't wait to see what lies ahead.

LauraB said...

Very exciting news! So happy for both of you, SG and Simple Stories! Looks like it's going to be a great collaboration of two wonderful companies!

Merrilee said...

What an amazing partnership! I would love to win this prize!!

Ruth said...

I am so excited about this, I cant wait tog et my hands on this fab book, and the collection looks beautiful, what an exciting partnership, I am so happy it is Simple Stories, I love their stuff!!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

wow, I love that you teamed up with a paper manufacture! I'm really excited!! I can't wait to get my hands on your new books.

Sarah said...

Such a great match! Love both of your new book announcements!

Linda H. said...

Wow! what a great combination. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of that book.

Anonymous said...

I have several of the Simple Stories paper collections and every single sketch book. This is a marriage made in heaven. I cannot wait to order!!

Marlene Jackson
marlenejackso@bellsouth.net

laura t. said...

How exciting! I love your sketches and have several Simple Stories kits. The books look awesome!

Cindy Borcherding said...

what i think is that this news is freakin' AWESOME!!!

Patrick Douglas said...

great post...i like
scrapbooking

Addicted2beauty said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait for it to be in my hands :) I'm so excited right now.... Yay:)

Addicted2beauty said...

I'm so excited I can't wait to get one ... Yay :)

Erika @ Scrapbook Obsession Blog said...

Scrapbook Generation + Simple Stories = You could not have made me happier. My 2 absolute favorites ... Yeah!

Anonymous said...

fantastic news sandy from missouri

Linda said...

Yikes! I signed up and shared on Facebook but forgot to comment here. I am so excited about both of the books.i love the work done by Allison and Debbie. These are very creative ladies! Congratulations!

Debbie Flowers said...

Doesn't get any better than this! Congratulations to both Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories. Can't wait to get my hands on both books!

Debbie Flowers said...

Doesn't get any better than this! Congratulations to Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories. Can't wait to get my hands on these books!

MarciaD said...

These books look great! How exciting is the partnership with Simple Stories! Can' wait for these to be awailable.

Loni said...

I absolutely love this combination! Can wait to get me hands on it!

Ines said...

What a great idea, I love simple stories and your sketches, the fusion is just right. Cant wait to see all the new lines and the book

Linda said...

Exciting news....I can't wait to see all the new lines and your books!!

Tonya said...

Congratulations on a great paring of two creative companies!

Michele said...

What a great idea, can't wait to see the new book.

Keri said...

First off: I LOVE Scrapbook Generation, but I also LOVE simple stories!! This is seriously the PERFECT pair!

Kim E said...

Wow, I think this is awesome!

Kim E said...

Wow, I think this is just awesome!

rt in GA said...

Such exciting news for the SG family!! Can't wait.

jackie said...

I just wanted to say Debbie and Allison, that you have been an inspiration to me to get back to recording memories after life has thrown a few curve balls
This is just what I needed.
Blessings

tallyscrapper said...

Wow, wow, these are two of my favorites. Can't get any better to pair them up. Can't wait.

Charlene said...

Wow, how exciting!!!

Scrappin Melissa said...

Sounds like a great combination-like peanut butter and jelly or chocolate and mint!! I think I'm going to love this.

momma rose said...

My kind of scrapbooking!

Kim M said...

I can't tell you how excited I am about it. I love your sketchbook and by combining with Simple Stories and expanding the sketch to include a color example, genius!

Pammlla said...

Great news! Would love to see the new sketch book! I need inspiration.

debbi said...

I have been very curious as to what the mystery was and I am not dissappointed! I know I will love the pages I can create with Simple Stories papers and SG's great sketches. I can't wait!

KAT said...

a great pair. i love anything that makes my scrapbooking easier. i was just looking for a book of sketches for ideas. that's one i don't have! i draw blanks and need help most days.

Anonymous said...

After going through some of my pictures I am even more excited about getting the 1 pic/page sketch book....I haven't done many but realize I have many pictures that this book will come in handy...Can't wait to get it! Love the other one too but I already commented on FB about that :)
Connie O.

Anna M said...

Great news! I love using your sketchbooks and papers from Simple Stories. What an awesome combination! Can't wait to get my hands on the new book!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great ! I Love Simple Stories !!! Cindy@lubbert.net

Heather B. said...

This is such a great combination - SG and SS!! Congrats!

kathys said...

Can't wait to for the new idea book and the CHA releases from Simple Stories.

Michele said...

Timings great ... no winter blahs for me, I'll be leafing through a colourful idea e-book! Can't wait!

Debbie Stember said...

someone recommended I look here for two page layout inspiration. They were right! You guys rock!

Lmsmithcrafts said...

What an awesome partnership! It's a total win-win for traditional and everyday life scrappers!

Cathy A. said...

What a great partnership! Just love the combination of the two!!

Jamie said...

What a genius idea!! I'm so excited for this, I love the sketch books and I simply adore Simple Stories.

Jamie said...

What a genius idea!! I love the sketchbooks and I adore the Simple Stories lines. Awesome.

Susan said...

Great news! Book looks awesome. Love Simple Stories line.

Mary h said...

I'm really curious. Haven't previously bought anything from either though I check in on the blogs every so often. Thanks for sharing the news.

Mandy McK (Moogieof4) said...

The book sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Mandy

scrapping-by-the-sea.com said...

Cant wait for this sketch book! So exciting

Karen said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea! Love Simple Stories!

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is going to be great. You guys are gonna be hitting my checkbook hard I have a feeling.

Two of my favorites in the scrabbook industry to partner. Awesome!

Looking forward to it!
Lori

Alice Merrill said...

I just recieved my first Sketches for Scrapbooking book in the mail a few days ago and I LOVE IT!!!! Allison Davis you are my hero! And, who doesn't love Simple Stories? Two of the best best best!

GrafixGirl said...

Cannot wait to see this book. It is sure to be amazing! I love your sketches and love simple stories collections.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and collection! I've been anxiously awaiting the latest book(s) and have been loving the new downloads in the SG store. I just got back from a scrap weekend with my girlfriends and made some new converts to SG, the sketches and the kit clubs.
Patricia Larsson

Anonymous said...

Fans of both Scrapbook Generation & Simple Stories, in a sense became winners when these two scrapbook inspiring companies joined forces. Can't wait to see the book.

Danielle Chapman said...

I am so excited to hear about this awesome release, how awesome 2 great scrapbook companies come together to offer a great tool/resource for scrapbookers love it!!! Can't wait to see the book in person:)

Naureen said...

Awesome! Can't wait to get this book.

ajmaluck said...

How awesome will that book be. I love simple stories and always find it hard to decide how to use the paper. Your new book will help make things much easier. Faster scrapin for those of us who always seem behind. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

This is a genius idea,and I can't wait to get my little scrappy hands on that book!

JamieH

The ShyS said...

A match like peanut butter and chocolate. Looking forward to getting that book in my hot little hands.

amsloc said...

Can't wait to add these new books to all of your other ones I have!

Anna S

Veronica said...

Perfect match! Can't wait.

Dawn said...

Love the sound of both books as I mainly scrap with 4x6 photos!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I can't wait for the books to be available. So excited!! :)

Jennifer said...

This is awesome. Two great companies joining together. Would love the chance to win this! Thanks so much.

misse336 said...

I can't wait to get this - I love using sketches in my scrapbooking to get fun and different pages.

Joy said...

Fantastic news. What a great fusion. I would love to win this set.

Julie said...

Looking forward to this! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY, REALLY want the Simple Stories Fusion book!!! Please,please pick me :)

Childoftherockgarden said...

This fabulous partnership will allow those of us immersed in busy lives to successfully create beautiful albums in an efficient way, in order to continue preserving those special everyday moments!

Judy said...

Am always looking for 2-page sketches - the Fusion book would be perfect! Hope it is available soon!

Tara Tyler said...

Amazing ! This is cool!

Lan said...

sounds amazing! I love your sketchbooks and can't wait to order this one!

 
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