Hello dear SCT friends, Emily here! Are you enjoying the festivities of the day? Are you getting a lot of scrapping done? If you're just joining us now, be sure to start at the beginning of today's festivities here!

One of my favorite parts of each new issue of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is the Inspiration Gallery. I find so much inspiration from both long-time friends and new-to-me scrapbookers. The Spring issue was no exception, I found a great two page spread called, "Grow," by Leigh Odynski. I used to do two page spreads a lot, but in the past few years, I've really moved away from them because I don't take as many photos. But this layout made me WANT to do a two-pager. The design was amazing– graphic, but with lots of texture. The balance between the pages was perfect, and I knew I had the perfect series of pictures to test out the design. 


I pretty much copied Leigh's spread, element for element. I made my own tags because A: I didn't have all the matching ones, and B: I'd made a layout for the winter issue with tags and it was enjoyable to revisit tags. If you've never made your own tags, I challenge you to add one today to your creating! I loved the texture that her bows and small little bits added, I feel like they made the design work. I even took inspiration from Leigh's title! Totally different season, but similar word. 


I'm so happy with how her inspiration got these pictures scrapped, they'd probably still be sitting on my phone had I not had this opportunity to share the amazing talent our readers share with us in every issue! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope you get a lot done!" ~ Emily

Your challenge: Create a layout with tags! At least 6! Share your 5:00 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!

5:00 pm GIVEAWAY with Cocoa Daisy and Paper Smooches!


"You're going to love every single thing about our SOLD OUT Day in the Life: May kit. With delightfully humorous cards designed by Leah Riordan of Mommyish Graphic Design, you'll to be able to find the perfect cards for your not so perfect everyday. Exclusive die cuts designed by Jaimee Kaiser of Just Jaimee are included, as well as flair from Panda Eight, wood veneer words, and exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamps. You'll also get some shiny enamel dots, two alphabet sheets from Simple Stories, and a double sheet of phrases and letters from the Starshine collection by Shimelle. We always include four 6×6 sheets of our exclusive papers for you to add in some extra color and fun. With this month's paper design, you're going to get even more variety than you'd expect! Happy interNational Scrapbook Day SCT readers!" ~ Cocoa Daisy

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Today's winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to use to shop at the to their heart's content! Paper Smooches stamps are one of a kind, hand drawn images that are whimsical, unique and super fun to create with! Happy interNational Scrapbook Day!

Amazing prizes Cocoa Daisy and Paper Smooches, thank you! For an opportunity to win this hour's prize package be sure to leave a comment below by Sunday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th! 

Cocoa Daisy

Paper Smooches

Thank you friends for taking the time to thank today's sponsors on their Facebook pages. They appreciate hearing from you! :) 


Join Lisa Dickinson at 6:00 pm along with our friends from Doodlebug Designs and Pebbles Inc.! Also be sure to visit our website for another chance to win a second $100 mystery box!