Today we are celebrating our partnership with a company we adore, Simple Stories! Owned by Kevin & Amber Crowell, you won't find many people who love papercrafting and memory keeping more than they do! Together with a strong team including great friend Layle Koncar who has joined us as several of our Crop & Create events, their innovative products continue to be a crowd pleaser with each release. Here's a little more about Simple Stories and their beginning:

"Simple Stories was started in 2009 by husband and wife team Kevin and Amber Crowell. As a busy wife, mother, friend, daughter, co-worker, neighbor, volunteer and memory-keeper, Amber found herself frustrated, stressed and guilty with the memory keeping hobby that she loved so much. Amber’s creative talents lead her to launch Simple Stories as a quick and easy solution to memory keeping.

The Carpe Diem line of planners and accessories is an extension of Amber’s vision of bringing beautiful options to consumers to organize and prioritize their lives to feel successful. Carpe Diem has experienced phenomenal growth in the planner marketplace after launching in 2015 and has become one of the leading manufacturers worldwide, well known for their bright, fun and graphic designs and products!"

Thank you for your innovative products Simple Stories and for your longstanding support for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! Below you will find many links where you can follow more Simple Stories but first, let's have a look at some beautiful artwork from their team!


layout by Kristine Davidson


Planner by Kelly Alexandra


Mini album from Dorymar Perez

As much as we love Simple Stories, they LOVE our readers and wanted to join in on our celebration by offering their brand new Vintage Blessings collection to one lucky reader!

Vintage Blessings"Fall icons & vintage graphics paired with warm tones of ruby red, harvest gold, moss green and hints of robin’s egg blue accentuate the thankful sentiment of the Vintage Blessings collection from Simple Stories.  There’s no place like home when you’re creating with Vintage Blessings!"  

Want an opportunity to win this gorgeous collection? Be sure to leave a comment below by September 5th! All Partner Celebration winners will be randomly selected and revealed on September 8th! Good luck! 

Now you know what we're going to ask you to do right? Please take a moment to visit Simple Stories on their Facebook page with a big "SCT thank you!" Let's make their day! We sure appreciate the time you take to let our partner's know much they are appreciated.

Thank you for all you do Simple Stories! 

If you're just joining us for the first time today, be sure to start at the beginning of our celebration HERE!