"I’m thrilled to be blogging today for Scrapbook & Cards Today as we kick off our 10th year celebration both in print and online. Ten years in the publishing business, especially in our crafty business, is a long time, people, and I am honored to have part of the past year.

I know a little something about milestones having just celebrated my 50th birthday. I’m of the firm believe that birthdays are something to be celebrated out loud and for as often as we can get away with it. Still, there is something about the odometer of life ticking off these decade marking occasions that feels like a really big deal.

I love the idea of making a list of things to match your age. I recently made this page to celebrate turning 50 and aptly titled it “50 things I’m grateful for at 50”.


How fun would it be to have a layout like this from every age? As parents, we could make a page for our 10-year-olds, giving them topics and having them fill in the blanks. We could do it for our 20-year-olds, too. Why not?

I plan do do a page like this for every remaining decade that I get to be here and in that spirit, I have a sheet of printable mini banners like the one I used on my page for you to download today. You could apply them to any subject that included these milestone numbers.


Download file HERE (scroll to bottom of web page!)

Thanks especially to you, our readers. I may be one of the more recent additions to this magazine team, but I know we would not be here without you."  ~ Cathy Zielske

We also have Amy Tangerine joining us today to share a fun video of her trip to Toronto for Crop & Create Markham and her time on the Marilyn Denis show a few weeks ago! For a sneak peek as to what a Crop & Create event is like and how much fun we have (thanks Vicki!!!), be sure to watch! And the cute Roots hoodie Amy's son Jack opens at the end was from yours truly…and he loved it!  (Keep reading friends…some more good things happening below!) 


 Thanks Amy! We loved sharing the weekend with you too and hope to see you at a Crop & Create event again!


Day SEVEN – Giveaway

Prize 1: Amy Tangerine "Better Together" collection

Our wonderful friends at American Crafts thought it only fitting today to offer a "Better Together" giveaway! Today's winner will receive a selection of this exclusive collection designed by Amy Tan herself!


 Prize 2: Jillibean Soup

"Congrats to SCT on 10 years! To celebrate we would like to give away to one lucky winner some of our hottest new releases including the Healthy Hello collection. In fact they are shipping this week to all your favorite retailers!

  • Healthy Hello collection pack (13 sheets of paper, die-cut Pea Pod Parts, Coordinating sticker sheet and a Soup Labels sticker sheet)
  • Healthy Hello Wood Veneer shapes
  • Wood Veneer WordFetti – Life 
  • Wood Veneer WordFetti – Celebrate
  • Wood Veneer Words – Happy
  • Wood Veneer Words – Today


Another amazing day of prizes just for YOU! For an opportunity to win this fabulous "loot bag" from American Crafts and Jillibean Soup please be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, April 6th! Please also join us each day as we thank our partners for their wonderful prizes and for all their support for SCT over the years by clicking on the links below for their Facebook pages. They will LOVE to hear from you! 

American Crafts

Jillibean Soup

Day SEVEN – Cupcake Challenge

Hidden throughout the spring issue are 10 little cupcake/dessert images. Each day we will share the image you are to find and at the end of the 10 days, when you've found all 10 cupcakes that coordinate with the image we share each day, you'll email us and be entered in to the draw to win a $250 mystery box! OH MY! If you don't have a physical copy of the magazine, you can view or download the spring issue HERE. This is today's image you're looking for: SCT_Day7

For all our friends celebrating Easter Sunday today, have a wonderful day and if it includes a little chocolate…send a little my way! Day Eight is another amazing day so join us tomorrow friends!

~ Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine


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