Good morning SCT friends!  Welcome to our annual "12 days of holiday giving."  While it seems a little unimaginable that a year has gone by we have loved putting this event together over the last few months for YOU! We love to celebrate all our readers and love that during these next 12 days all our partners have come together to share amazing prizes with YOU! You are worth celebrating and you are the very reason we do what we do.  But this isn't any day one, this day one is special and we are kicking it off BIG with over $700 in prizes! And in the spirit of giving, we have a little surprise twist too! 

Here's how it works: Each day we will have several prizes from our partners to give away to one lucky reader each day. All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog post each day (one per day.) We highly encourage you to share a link to this post with all your friends either through email, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc. The more the merrier! Then we will ask that you visit each day's partners on Facebook and give them a great "thank you" and if you don't "like" them already, we hope you will! They appreciate your visits and notes of thanks! All prizes will be announced on December 23rd.

So as they say, let's get this party started! (and remember there is a little surprise at the end!)

Prize 1: Holiday collections from American Crafts


Get set for a joyful holiday season with this festive prize pack by American Crafts. Capture holiday memories with an assortment of colorful items from the Deck the Halls and Christmas collections. Adorn your projects with patterned papers, ribbon, tags, stickers and more!

Prize 2: a one year subscription to the OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn (one year!!!!)


Today's winner will receive the amazing OHDEERME embellishment kit delivered to their door each month! Each kit is filled with beautiful, exclusive embellishments that will fit perfectly in your next crafting project!

Prize 3: A Janome prize package


They're perfectly portable and plenty of fun! You could win TWO compact Janome sewing machines and a starter bundle of supplies for crafting. The Graceful Gray and Pink Lightning machines each weigh only five pounds and are easy to bring along to crops and events. Use them for crafting, sewing, piecing or mending. Four stitch types across ten settings, a safe guard sewing foot and a drop-in bobbin will make this your easy to use,  go-to accessory that you will not want to put away! (But maybe you will share one with a friend?). Receive both machines, along with a starter bundle of fabric, felt, ribbons and thread!

Amazing prizes for our amazing readers! And now for the surprise! Several of our design team members have created a special and unique "Pocketful of Love" for each day during this event. They were put together with you in mind by the designer and contain embellishments, die cuts, cards and other fun items together with a sweet handwritten note! These "Pocketful of Love" gifts are for you to share with a friend this season…the season of giving! What a wonderful way to celebrate a friend that loves papercrafting as much as you do! Just be sure to leave the friend's name in your comment below.  Here is design team member Vicki Boutin's holiday themed Pocketful of Love for day one…


To be entered to win each day's prizes we are keeping it simple! Leave a comment below by December 22nd at 6:00 pm EST! Winners will be randomly selected and announced on December 23rd! Good luck! (and be sure to leave a friend's name for the pocketful of love page!)

We would love if you would also take just a minute today to visit today's partners on their Facebook pages to give them a warm "thank you!" You can follow these links:

American Crafts

Freckled Fawn

Janome Canada

Thank you for joining us today! We can't wait to share Day Two with you! Fa la la la la!

~ Catherine

Be sure to view/download our brand new winter issue here!