Hello SCT friends! I hope you are enjoying interNational Scrapbooking Day, SCT style! A full day of inspiration! I wanted to add to the fun with a layout that I've created, inspired by a layout in the Fall 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today titled Book Club by Marcia Dehn-Nix. I loved the large building element to her page, assuming it's a library; it really drove the message of the layout home.


My page revolves around a desert vacation so I wanted a large element depicting that.


TIP: I used a large cactus cut file and created the page around that element, keeping the colour choices bright and patterns fun! Adding a bit of faux stitching also frames the layout perfectly. Thank you Marcia Dehn-Nix for the inspiration!

~ Marla Kress


Each hour our wonderful partners are joining us to celebrate this day and to celebrate you! This hour we have prizes from Close To My Heart and Echo Park!


This InterNational Scrapbooking Month, Close To My Heart is offering you a new, easy way to make coordinating layouts to preserve your memories. The Live Beautifully Cut AboveTM layout kit comes with everything you need to create five two-page layouts. With pre-printed base pages, die-cut paper pieces, stickers, and gold foil accents, this kit will help you preserve the moments that matter most in practically no time at all. As part of the Scrapbook & Cards Today celebration, one lucky winner will win the full kit for free!

This kit is only available this month, while supplies last. You can buy the layout kit alone or get a discount by buying it as part of an album bundle. And if you love the look of these pages, be sure to check out the coordinating Live Beautifully paper packet and My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set at www.closetomyheart.com Come visit us on Facebook to connect with us and see even more art inspiration!


Hello and happy interNational Scrapbook Day from Echo Park! We happy to introduce an incredible travel collection from Echo Park Paper. The “Go. See. Explore.” collection features planes, trains, and automobiles in bright and happy colors. This gorgeous collection is perfect for documenting your vacation plans, travel destinations, and road trips. The collection kit features 12 double-sided patterned papers and a sticker sheet. Also included in this prize package are the coordinating Ephemera shapes perfect for layering on your layouts. Spend your day exploring with this new release that’s all about your next adventure.


Thank you so much Close To My Heart and Echo Park for an amazing prize package! For an opportunity to win each hour's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by Saturday, May 13th! Winners will be announced on May 15th! Good luck!

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Thank you for joining us this hour! Be sure to join us each hour until 6:00pm today for inspiration, tips and techniques from our team and of course PRIZES! If you’re just joining us, welcome and be sure to start at the very beginning for our 8:00 am challenge!  

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