Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day everyone!  Stacy Cohen here with a scrapbook page to share.  I always love an inspiration challenge. When I was flipping through the Inspiration Gallery of the Winter 2016 issue and stumbled upon the beautiful "Love" card by Marielle LeBlanc on page 65, I knew I had found my inspiration piece!  I was immediately taken by the bold watercolor flower paper and the striking red bow.  Here is Marielle's gorgeous card:

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I used the column of watercolor roses and the big bow on Marielle's card as inspiration for a scrapbook page. Tip: I decided to do a mix of crisp black and white juxtaposed with vibrantly-colored flowers and leaves.

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I combined hand-cut flowers from American Crafts' Color Me Pretty paper (part of the Lovely Day collection) with hand/die-cut flowers from Vicki Boutin's new flower stamps and dies set.  I had fun coloring in all the flowers and leaves – – some with watercolors, some with markers, and others with colored pencils.  Once I started coloring and painting I didn't want to stop.  I have enough leftover colored flowers to make another layout!  Of course I had to add a big, bold bow to my layout.

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Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts and Fancy Pants; Ribbon: Stampin? Up; Stamps and die: Vicki Boutin for American Crafts; Flower: Prima; Die-Cut: Crate Paper; Other: lace, watercolors, markers and colored pencils.

I hope all the projects and giveaways on the SCT blog today inspire you to get crafty!!

~ Stacy Cohen

 

2:00 PM GIVEAWAYS!

Each hour our wonderful partners are joining us to celebrate this day and to celebrate you! This hour we have prizes from Jillibean Soup and Paper Smooches Stamps!

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We're thrilled to be a part of the big interNational Scrapbook Day 2017 Festivities with our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today and offer this amazing prize for one lucky reader! Start right here for a chance to win our new Jillibean Soup Bowl of Dreams collection – Capture all your hopes and dreams with the Bowl of Dreams collection. This collection is filled with wishful feathers, dream catchers and swirly dots and washed with cool hues. 

If you are looking for inspiration to get you started or help you complete those layouts this weekend, head over to our blog for sketches created by Kristine Davidson and Summer Fullerton, free cut file down loads, color and product challenges and more giveaways!!!

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Paper Smooches loves scrapbookers and we are excited to celebrate iNSD with you!  One winner will receive a shopping spree at our online store with a value of $50.00.  If the Scrapbook & Cards Today fans order from us on May 6th or May 7th…and include a note in the comment section that says SCT – we will include a free Thank you die (value of $5.99) with your order.

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Thank you so much Jillibean Soup and Paper Smooches 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!

We hope you'll take a minute today to offer your thanks to our amazing sponsors by visiting their Facebook pages! And if you don't already "LIKE" them we sure hope you will as they always love to hear from our amazing readers. This hour, please visit these Facebook pages:

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Thank you for joining us at this 2:00 pm hour! Be sure to join us each hour until 6:00 pm 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!  

We want to see what you're doing today! Please tag us at #sctmagazineinsd2017!