About me.

I am a mom to three boys and due to my husband’s job we moved from Germany to the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago. I have always been crafty in some way or another and rediscovered my love for paper in 2014 when I started Project Life. I then got sucked into the the whole scrapbooking thing in the beginning of 2015 when I created my very first 12 x 12 layout.

My style is fun and playful. While I am still learning new techniques, I am always trying to expand my horizon and don’t shy away from trying. This is also why started my youtube channel in August 2016 which has now grown to about 2,400 subscribers (January 2018). I love scrapbooking in the traditional 12x12 format but I also journal and plan in a traveler’s notebook. Just recently I started to experiment more with colors and paints and have so much fun getting my hands dirty.

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/seemownay
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seemownay/
flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seemownay/ - this is a good place to see all of my layouts at a glance
blog: https://seemownay.blogspot.com

Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping Team 2018
Cocoa Daisy Planner Team 2017
Stuck?! Sketches Design Team - October 2017 - March 2018
April Lilli Design Team - January 2017 - June 2017




Yes. I am Simone. This is how my name is pronounced and somehow this ended up to be my name on the internet ever since I started my online presence.

This blog was started in June 2007 when I needed a place to share my creative endeavors and wanted to interact with other creative bloggers. In between I also used it to promote my business as a designer of colorful children's clothing. At this point it mostly functions as a hub to direct you to my instagram and youtube channel. Whatever reason brought you here:

I am so happy you found me! Welcome!


  1. Hallo Simone, ich finde Deinen Blog-Namen sehr schön. Bis eben, als ich die Erklärung zur Herkunft gelesen habe, dachte ich immer, es bedeutet "sew my own way" also quasi "Ich nähe auf meine eigene Art und Weise". Doch auch hübsch, oder?! Liebe Grüße und mach weiter so.

  2. Hallo Simone!

    Ich bin auch Simone... Simsey ist ein Spitzname, den mir vor Jahren mein kleiner Cousin gab! Seemownay find ich cool! ♥♥♥

    Schön, bei Dir zu lesen!

    Liebes Grüßl von

  3. Hi,
    Wondering if you have ever done a video explaining how to navigate cocoadaisy. I can't seem to figure all the kits and add ones and what each includes. 😂