Hello and happy (inter)NSD! I hope you’ve been having fun thus far. I just love days dedicated to creativity. Seeing all of the projects floating around out there is something special. I spend much time screen-shotting, pinning, and more—continuing to build my library of ideas. Call me biased, but one of my favorite places to find ideas is in our magazine. Our readers are so imaginative! As soon as I laid eyes on this submission to our Inspiration Gallery by Suzanna Lee, I wanted to create. 


One reason I love a good scraplift is because I can go in with a very definite plan—not always the case when I create from scratch. Having a plan makes it easy to have a handful of supply possibilities ready going in.


The first thing that, ahem, hopped out at me about Suzanna’s page were here cute pattern-on-pattern bunnies, which she die cut. Wanting a similar look, I turned to punches.


Find a complete step-by-step tutorial for creating Mr. Cottontail on my website, as well as a bonus bunny project.


Beyond the bunnies, here are a few more similarities.

1.    The theme. But this sketch would work well for ANY theme that includes lots of pics). I did change up the title a bit.


2.    The handwritten journaling along the bottom. While I’m not a huge fan of my handwriting, I try to add at least a bit to every page I create. I LOVE seeing my grandma’s script on things and hope my own grand babes will feel that way about my work someday.


3.    Suzanna did such a nice job sprinkling in subtle details. I didn’t add the exact same accents, but I did add dress the base grid up a bit with stickers, a doily, and such.


4.    The column of color down the side of Suzanna’s page really caught my eye. I created a similar design, stitching a strip of patterned paper to the right side of the layout.


All in all, I adore the way my page turned out. It allowed me to get several favorite photos on a single layout, and since I began with an awesome inspiration springboard, it didn’t take me days to create. Thank you, Suzanna, for putting my creative wheels in motion! I think our pages make a good team!


To see how I scrapbooked the rest of my easter photos (well, made a small dent, at least) check out my blog for the pocket page companion to this lead layout. 

Happy (inter)NSD, creative friends! I hope you enjoy celebrating such a worthwhile hobby and art!

Your challenge: Pull out those punches and create a paper pieced project to put on your layout! Share your 1:00 pm challenge with us three ways: by email at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com, by uploading it to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @sctmagazine by May 15th! If you do, you'll be entered to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and a $100 mystery box prize!

Megan Hoeppner, Editor-in-Chief, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine 


1:00 pm GIVEAWAY with BoBunny and Therm O Web!!!


Happy International Scrapbook Day and happy crafting to all of you from all of us at BoBunny! We're pleased to share a Secret Garden prize package today that includes a 6×6 paper pad, brads, buttons and chipboard!


Happy interNational Scrapbook Day SCT readers! We’re giving away one each of our brand new Deco Foil colors: Pewter, Copper, Spring Green, Lilac, Deep Blue, Aqua and Champagne along with our NEW Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and one each of our New Deco Foil Designer Stencils! We also have a brand new blog we’d love you to check out!

For an opportunity to win this hour's prize package from BoBunny and Therm O Web, be sure to leave a comment below by Sunday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th! Please also take a moment to give a hearty "thank you," a smile or a wave to all of today's sponsors! They love seeing you on their Facebook pages. If you don't already "like" them, it's a great way to keep up to date on all the amazing inspiration they provide with their products!


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Good luck everyone! Join Marla Kress next hour along with Stampin' Up! and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!