Friday, January 16, 2009

Simple Scrapbooks

Simple Scrapbooks is turning off the printing press. Yep, closing their doors. How sad, I hate to see them go. Below is a copy of the announcement. *sniff*

Loyal readers and contributors,

I am saddened to share that, due to difficult conditions in both the economy and the publishing market, the May/June 2009 issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine (on sale April 14) will be its last.

Since its founding in 2002, Simple Scrapbooks has been simplifying the process of scrapbooking for tens of thousands of scrapbookers worldwide, providing solutions that keep them engaged in and passionate about sharing their stories and memories. The end of Simple Scrapbooks as a magazine is not the end of this message. It will continue as part of Creating Keepsakes magazine, where, starting with the July 2009 issue, we will integrate Simple concepts and personalities into our editorial mix, and continue providing ideas and inspiration to help beginning and experienced scrapbookers alike fit scrapbooking into their busy lives.

Implementing these editorial changes does not mean Creating Keepsakes readers will lose the content they know and love. It only means that the magazine will be further enriched by the Simple Scrapbooks approach—the best of both worlds in one publication! With 75% of readers subscribing to both publications, CK Media feels this change will also benefit subscribers who are feeling the current economic hardships.

All current Simple Scrapbooks subscriptions will be honored through the May/June 2009 issue, at which point any remaining issues will be fulfilled by Creating Keepsakes magazine, beginning with the July 2009 issue. If you are already a subscriber to Creating Keepsakes, your subscription will be extended accordingly. Any questions regarding submissions can be directed to or by calling 866/334-8149.

Thank you for your loyalty and support. We have enjoyed our association with you, our loyal readers, and look forward to continuing it as part of the Creating Keepsakes family.

Lin Sorenson
VP/Editorial Director
CK Media


  1. Too bad. This was a nice magazine - glad I have my back issues.

  2. *SNIF SNIF* I loved the simple approach to scrapping. I hope it isn't minimized to a single page in the CK mags.

  3. Yes, that is sad. I didn't have a subscription to that particular magazine - but I'd pick it up from the library quite a bit. I sure hope no more bite the dust.

  4. So, so sad...

    Do you think they would consider a sugestiĆ³n on selling CDs containing the PDFs of Pastels issues like Memory Makers does?

  5. Wouldn't hurt to email or write. ~Linda

  6. Sad to see SS go, but happy to know that CK will be picking up the "creative" slack!