Hello SCT fans! I am so excited to be on the blog today for interNational Scrapbook Day! Who would have thought there would be a whole day just for us paper crafters! 

Today is all about inspiration from our readers! I chose this amazing layout by Bea Valint from the inspiration gallery in the spring 2017 issue.

Bea Valint

There are so many ways to draw inspiration from this page.  When I look for inspiration, I look at a page almost like a sketch rather than copying it directly. I chose to go with two obvious elements in this page – the large circle focal point, and a whole lot of florals!

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I diecut a large circle from my patterned paper much like Bea did on her page, and added a whole lot of fussy cut flowers to the top left and bottom right edges. It's a lot of work, but really looks great in the end!

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Tip: I didn't have a large photo for my page, so twisted things up by using a 4×6 photo and moving my title beside my photo instead. When you look at a page like a sketch, it's easy to find what you have on hand and make it work, instead of feeling like you "have" to do it just like the original.

Nicole fullSupplies: Patterned paper, alphabets, stickers – American Crafts

Thank you again for joining me this hour and for joining the SCT team all day long as we share how much we are inspired by YOU, our amazing readers!

~ Nicole Nowosad 


Each hour our wonderful partners are joining us to celebrate this day and to celebrate you! This hour we have prizes from Simple Stories and Therm O Web!

Simple Stories

Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day, friends!  We’re super pumped to celebrate with Scrapbook & Cards Today by offering one lucky reader an assortment of products from our new Summer Days collection.   Celebrate all things summer with Simple Stories’ new Summer Days collection!  From frolicking flamingos and perky pineapples to flirty florals in sunlit shades, Summer Days is everything you need to capture your sunny memories.   But wait, there’s more!  Everyone wins today – hooray!  Head over to the Simple Stories blog for some special iNSD *free* printables! Be sure to also follow along with us on Instagram!



At Therm O Web, we love being part of iNational Scrapbook Day! From our Super Tape adhesives, to tape runners, Deco Foil and now Gina K. Designs products..there is truly something for everyone to include in their pages! Be sure to visit our Facebook page for another chance to win as we join our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today in celebrating a day that is all about preserving your memories and sharing your story in your pages!


Thank you so much Simple Stories and Therm O Web 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:

Simple Stories

Therm O Web

Thank you for joining us in our second hour! Be sure to join us each hour until 6:00pm 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!