A special week is coming up!

A special week is coming up!

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Good morning SCT friends! If you have an extra few minutes spend it with me as it’s your very happy Publisher here today. Why so happy you ask? Well as I write this I am on a plane to Utah to kick off a very special week. On October 28th SCT will mark its official 10th birthday.  TEN YEARS! Take a walk back in time with me. 

October 28, 2005 started as a regular day of getting kids off to school, our daughter was in grade 3 and our son had just started grade 1 (and man was I missing him!)  I volunteered weekly, I had a small business and usually contemplated what would be on the dinner table that evening.  October 28, 2005 was just a regular day in the Tachdjian house. However, 12 hours later that would change. After putting the kids to bed my husband and I shared a late dinner. I was excitedly telling him about a card class I wanted to take at my local scrapbook store, Cherished Scrapbook that weekend. My husband asked a few questions about the printed piece the store information was printed on (he is in the print industry and notices everything!) and suggested ways the piece could be improved. We talked back and forth about the challenges of the local scrapbook store to carry on the day-to-day business in a retail setting, educate the customer and stay on top of industry trends. What I didn’t know was that it was a conversation that would change many things. What started out with him suggesting that evening that I consider designing a “newsletter template” to help retailers deliver their store/class/product information with their customers resulted in the launch of the first issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today five months later. It was 64 pages.  Four days after that dinner conversation a business plan was prepared, the SCT website was up and nine days after that an incorporated company was founded.  Were there challenges, uphill climbs, fear, lost sleep and tears? Oh yes there were yet every time I turned a corner and the fear crept in there was a helping hand. And my business mentor’s words “be guided by your own internal measures” rang in my ears. With the help of so many we released the first issue to a regional audience in Ontario, Canada in March, 2006. What we did not expect was to be internationally read two days later.  The power of the web and the connectivity it provides still astounds me.

Many have asked how SCT came to be. Did we expect 10 years later to be thriving in a publishing world that is diverse, challenging and full of changes? Did we know 10 years later we would be read in over 120 countries? No, we didn’t know to set goals that high. What a wonderful time it’s been discovering how high we can reach. Through the kindness of many, including all of YOU, our industry partners and the amazingly talented designers in this industry we are blessed to work with, SCT has become a favourite to many and to that we say the best is yet to come. We also say thank you with a very grateful heart.

I have contemplated for some time on how to celebrate this milestone and I knew in my heart I wanted to head to Utah to visit with several of our wonderful industry partners that believed in the vision we had for SCT so many years ago. These companies invested in us when they had so many other choices and I am very grateful to them and for them  This next week I will visit with American Crafts, Pink Paislee, WeR Memory Keepers, Doodlebug Design, Simple Stories, BoBunny, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, Fancy Pants, Stampin’ Up!, and Close to My Heart. I will visit with our Editor-in-Chief Megan Hoeppener and meet many friends I’ve made through these years.  What else will I do? Well, what all memory keepers do…take pictures! I want to take you on a behind the scenes tour and share with you the great people behind these companies, share some photos of what their day-to-day looks like and share some of the stories from the week. Is there something specific you might like to know? Leave it in the comments below and I’ll try to find out!  Of course, I’m also going to pack a few things in my suitcase to bring back for you so if you would like the opportunity to have a little happy mail, leave a comment below too!

Our role as media in the papercrafting industry is to deliver quality content at the right time on multiple platforms. Through print, digital and social media we strive to provide that for you and always hope we hit the mark.  Over this next year we are going to celebrate all that is great in our industry – our designers, our advertising partners, the stores that carry our magazine, our event attendees and YOU, our reader.  We have many things up our sleeve to do just that so be sure to watch over the next year as we sprinkle the year with a whole lot of fun here on the blog, in the magazine, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Pinterest and on YouTube.

Thanks for reading today. Thanks for your continued support for all that we do. The blog is always a place I get to connect with you in a special way. And I love that.  Have a wonderful weekend!

~  Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today Inc. 

 

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110 Comments

  1. Carla Hundley October 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!
    Do so enjoy your blog.
    You’ll have a fun time
    here in Utah. Love that
    so many of the companies
    are located in Utah.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Carla Hundley October 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!
    Do so enjoy your blog.
    You’ll have a fun time
    here in Utah. Love that
    so many of the companies
    are located in Utah.
    Carla from Utah

  3. theCook October 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Happy 10 years!

  4. Ann October 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats on 10 years – I am so glad I found this magazine and your company. Enjoy the States and safe travels. Thank you for all you do to keep this wonderful hobby alive. You and your team are amazing. Again I had a wonderful time at Crop and Create in Thunder Bay – Can hardly wait for next year. Until then – Have Fun ~Ann

  5. Miriam Prantner October 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats, what a wonderful milestone!

  6. Charmaine October 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Happy 10th anniversary – we need to make you some cards! Thanks for keeping us on top of the industry trends over the past decade and the wonderful blog and retreats and everything else that you bring to us. Even though my favourite LSS has closed down, i can still find out the latest and greatest through your magazine!

  7. MaryAnn N October 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary and I’m happy to say I have been a fan for 10 years too! Your trip to Utah sounds wonderful. Have Fun and post lots of Photos.

  8. Treva October 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats and Happy 10th!

  9. Lynn Ekstrom October 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Happy, happy 10th!! I live in Utah and would like to welcome you. I didn’t realize until a couple of years ago that all those wonderful companies are based in my back yard. I always go to their warehouse sales but purchase these brands every time something new comes out! I love SCT and follow closely. Looking forward to the next 10…please keep up the good work!

  10. Dawn Skene October 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Have a great trip. Maybe you can bring back some sneak peaks of their new products!

  11. Sandy Lewis October 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Happy 10th birthdayversary! I’m so glad you are here and I love every.single.issue. At a time when others have closed down – you are flourishing. That is testiment to your knowing the industry and being open to the needs and wants of scrappers, card makers and other crafters. I hope the next decade is as wonderful (or more!). Enjoy your trip and thank you for sharing it with us.

  12. CarolH. October 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations 10 years!!!!! Have a fun trip and bring back lots of goodies!! 🙂

  13. Mary Holshouser October 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    A great 10 years and best wishes for another 10, and another 10…..
    thanks for sharing your life.

  14. Jennifer O. October 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Congratulations! So glad you do what you do!

  15. Berina Febin October 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Wow!! 10 years!! thats a big milestone!! Congratulations… At a time when many other craft magazines are closing, you are thriving. That is because of your hard work and dedication!! Thank you for doing this!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

  16. Sandra October 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations! I remember (and still have ) your first issue. I often look through my copies for inspiration. I love that it is a quality magazine (printed on quality paper) with fabulous ideas for the beginner up to expert crafter.
    Looking forward to another 10 years of SCT!

  17. diana October 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! 😉

  18. Amy Hanschen October 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Congrats, Catherine and SCT on ten years WELL DONE!
    You asked….I would like to see/hear/read more about the people history of SCT, a life history of the movers and shakers that helped you become who you are now, specifically the people (and their company if they have one) – WHO came, left their mark (whether advice, design, teaching, sales, support, whatever)and left, who came in next, etc. I’ve always loved biographies! What were the people milestones in your SCT 10 year history?
    From your partnering companies, I’d like to know almost the same thing, but about their business history…when did they get started, what were their values and goals when they started, how did they accommodate the bumps in the industry, what have they had to change with a changing market, what lessons have they learned about this business, and finally what do they see in the not so distant future for scrapbooking?
    Okay, so I have asked enough to write multiple dissertations!!? Just share anything more and I’ll love it! And have a fabulous time in Utah!

  19. Aurelie October 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    SO very excited for you and S&CT!! WOO!HOO! One million congrats to you. Let’s not forget that S&CT is also what it is because of you and your family – immediate and/or otherwise. Thank you for all you have done for scrapbookers worldwide. You are truly an inspiration for us all.

  20. Leanne October 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary .. you deserve all the success you receive.. Your magazine is so well designed with wonderful articles brimming with inspiration. Crop and Create events are the best — so well organized with the best teachers in the industry. Here’s to 10 more years of success.
    I would love to hear what each of these companies do behind the scenes to make their employees feel special. As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’ll be particularly anxious to see the photos from our prized head office.

  21. Amy Cooley October 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Congratulations on this amazing milestone and I wish you many more creative years!
    P.S. I would love to receive some happy mail!

  22. lisa808 October 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Happy 10th, SCT!

  23. Amy E. October 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats on such an awesome milestone!! Here’s to 100 more!!

  24. LC October 23, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!!! What a momentous milestone! It sounds like you have an amazing trip lined up! How exciting to visit with all those outstanding companies! I can’t wait to see all the pictures you take and to read the stories of your trip! Thank you for sharing how SCT got its start. It’s incredible that one conversation led to the fantastic magazine, website and blog that we know today! You must be so proud of all that you and your team have accomplished these past 10 years and be looking forward to what the next 10 will bring. I will be eagerly anticipating what I know will be fun and fabulous opportunities to celebrate your special anniversary over the coming year! Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself!

  25. crestajune October 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I really enjoy your magazine. Each time I get my copy, I sit down and read it cover to cover and then use it for reference! Thank you all for all of your hard work in providing this awesome magazine. It is very much appreciated!

  26. Helen October 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Congratulations on reaching your 10 year milestone. I have been a fan from the start. I log in to your blog each and every day to see what’s new and look forward to your magazine each quarter. Can’t wait to see what you do in the next 10 years!!

  27. Tina C October 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! Wow what a milestone 🙂

  28. RPomeroy October 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for going on the journey!

  29. Linda Tupper October 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Congrads! Happy 10th Anniversary!

  30. Mendi Yoshikawa October 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Wow! Loved reading this! I think we have your hubby to thank for your beautiful thick pages which I LOVE! Happy Anniversary! You can’t begin to know how much it means to me that you guys continue to publish a hard copy in this day in age and an inspiring, beautiful magazine to boot! 🙂
    Give Shelly at Pebbles/American Crafts and Cynthea & Tonya at Doodlebug a big hug from Mendi! 🙂

  31. Greta H October 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    What an amazing story! I admire what you’ve done & that you’re still going strong! Big congrats on the first 10 yrs & here’s to many more! My goal is to become one of your designers. Have a great trip!

  32. heather Wehrli October 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    My Husband and I started our own business 18 years ago in the travel industry so I can certainly relate to all you have been through – and moving from Africa to Canada 8 years ago and restarting all again it certainly has been challenging, but we are still here. Congratulations on achieving this milestone. Your magazine is very inspirational.. This week has been a very emotional week for me to say the least so I could really do with some happy mail right now. Enjoy your trip to Utah look forward to seeing the pictures soon.

  33. Tona October 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    What a wonderful story. Enjoy your time in Utah!

  34. Bevb October 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    WOW!!! 10 years, I can’t believe that SCT is 10. I love the magazine and all the info, new techniques, products etc. Great job, keep up the good work and all the best for the next 10 years. I check your blog each day to see what news you have for us. Congratulations!!

  35. Debby MacLean October 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations Catherine! Ten years is quite a milestone to reach. Thank you for all that you do for this industry, I love your magazine and I hope you have continued success. Cheers to 10 years and 100 more! Celebrate in style!

  36. Sheryl October 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love your magazine. Have a wonderful trip.

  37. Judy October 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Congratulations Catherine and everyone at SCT for ten great years! Thanks for taking the risk to start this business venture. I’ve been a reader and big fan of SCT since day one and I can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring.
    Have a great time in Utah.

  38. Bertha October 23, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Thank You Catherine and team for all you have contributed to our community. Xxxxoooo from your devoted reader and friend, Bertha

  39. Helen Van Daalen October 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I didn’t realize so many companies are in Utah. I may have to go there some day!

  40. ColleenB October 23, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary. Catherine, I really appreciate all of the work that you and the wonderful team at SCT do to bring us the latest industry news. Sharing all of the amazing new products that you have searched out. Best wishes for continued success and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the future.

  41. Valerie W October 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years. Love your magazine, hope you have many more years.

  42. LC October 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    It’s so nice to see all the great comments! You definitely deserve all the congratulations and praise! I thought of a question for some of the companies if you get a chance. What is their favorite product and/or of which product are they the most proud? Thanks also for thinking of us while you’re away and for the chance to win some happy mail. It’s always so wonderful to get a special surprise in the mail!

  43. Jeannine H October 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Catherine, you and your team, including your family, have accomplished something amazing! Congratulations, it is truly remarkeable. As far as what to feature on your blog, I’m always interested in how companies figure out what will be a trend. I don’t know if this is possible for people to identify – maybe they jusst “know” and I don’t. Just a thought! Enjoy your trip. Jeannine H.

  44. Donna Sue October 23, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Happy 10th and may you have many more great ideas & inspiration to come! Here’s hoping to find “happy mail” in my brand new mailbox!

  45. Manda October 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you for being so brave 10 years ago! I really enjoy having access to SCT all the way from Australia!

  46. Claudine Laforce October 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    A decade in the making! Congratulations on such an inspirational story. I enjoy reading your magazine, learning new techniques,reading about new trends and following great designers from across Canada. I also LOVE your Crop & Create events. Though I have only been to Moncton, that one annual event has provided me with so much inspiration! Thank you for all you do, Catherine. You are much appreciated! Can’t wait to see you at Crop & Create Moncton 2016!

  47. Laura Whitaker October 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations and happy anniversary! Enjoy your week of visits!!

  48. Ausra October 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Happy 10 years. Thank you for delivering a paper magazine for all us paper lovers.

  49. Nina Oelke October 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary SCT. I can hardly wait to see all the pictures you bring back. Have an amazing time while you are there and say hi to all your wonderful partners in Utah from us your SCT fans. I think everyone loves “happy mail” 🙂

  50. fusiafscrapping October 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Congratulaions!
    Happy 10 years!

  51. Glenna Chong October 23, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Looking forward to being part of the next 10!! Thank you for all you do. You’re amazing! Love your staff, family and all the events!

  52. jennifer reynard October 23, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Huge congratulations to you and all of your team and their families! What a ride it has been from the sounds of it! So glad your publication is so successful and wishing you 10 more years of success!!! Have a great week travelling and visiting with staff of some of the best scrapbooking companies!

  53. Elisabeth Bottoms October 24, 2015 at 12:15 am

    It is always amazing what a conversation at the dinner table can create. My LSS closed down and reading your magazine is so incredibly inspiring. Thank you for providing all the fun techniques, the newest products (there is always space in my tiny craft room) and the great pictures.

  54. TracyM #6773 October 24, 2015 at 12:16 am

    THANK YOU for sharing about the beginnings of this WONDERFUL PLACE Catherine 🙂
    SO EXCITED that you are SO CLOSE to celebrating 10 years – WE APPRECIATE EACH and EVERY ONE of them!!!

  55. marilyn October 24, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. I luv this magazine! I look forward to following your behind the scenes look at so many of these wonderful companies.

  56. Lynne in NI October 24, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Congrats on your 10 years!

  57. Gabriella October 24, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Have a great day and happy ten years

  58. Judy Doucette October 24, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Congrats on 10 years. It is so good to have a Canadian scrapbooking magazine to rely on. Looking forward to the upcoming year.

  59. Joan October 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    And I’ve been around enjoying every minute of it Catherine! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary!

  60. Roz Kelly October 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I remember those early issues Catherine. We had just moved to Ontario the year before and I was new to scrapbooking & card making. I used to hit every store in my path and usually left with an armload of supplies and a copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today! Now my issue is delivered to me because I don’t want to miss a thing!! Thank you for everything you do to keep this craft alive and well. 🙂
    Enjoy your time in Utah – I will be there in early November for a Close To My Heart event – and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there might be a warehouse sale happening at Echo Park 😉 Let me know if you find any really cool places to visit in the Salt Lake City area!
    Big hugs and congrats on 10 amazing years!
    Roz

  61. Emmaeh October 24, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I started scrapbooking at the same time as the unveiling of SCT. I have each and every issue – in print – because I like the feel of the paper and the smell of the ink when it is in my hands. It was the first scrapbooking “book” I ever owned and is often looked at when I need tips or inspiration. Congratulations on ten fabulous years and I can’t wait to see what Catherine comes up with in the next ten! Enjoy your trip and let all of your designers and suppliers (and yourself) know how much we value what they do.

  62. Majken Pullin October 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Awesome!!! Just so wonderful!! I’d love to see some behind-the-scenes – maybe a few videos, periscopes, and I’d love to gain insight into how the brands I love prepare for future releases, where they get inspiration, how they monitor trends, etc.

  63. Kathleen Spaeth October 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations to you Catherine (and to your Staff and your Families)! So since you are headed to Utah, it would be lovely if you could show us the U.S. Production Facilities for these Companies. I (like many of your Readers) like to purchase my Crafting Products made directly in the U.S. I especially go out of my way to purchase, and support, a Crafting Company who produces their Products in the U.S. (not just having their Headquarters in the U.S. is enough for me). I obviously make an exception, by reading your Magazine and Blog, for our Canadian Neighbor’s too. Now if only we could get you all to hold your Crop & Create’s in the U.S. too? Just think of how many more Croppers you would reach here in the U.S.! You could hold a 10 year World Tour?

  64. rkokes October 24, 2015 at 11:51 am

    congrats on 10 years-keep up the great work! 🙂

  65. Glenda Thorne October 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Best wishes on a successful 10 years and hoping for many more. I have followed SCT for most of those years and enjoy your magazine, videos, prizes and so much more. Keep on doing what you are doing cause it is working. Have a funfilled week.

  66. Nita K. October 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I can’t wait to see behind the scenes pics of these companies.

  67. Jennifer S October 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! I love everything about your magazine– wish it arrived in my mailbox more often!

  68. Nina October 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  69. Pam Kubala October 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years, that is amazing! I have often wondered how all the papercraft companies (scrapbook & cards) manage not duplicating each other. I’m sure many come up with new ideas so is it the first one to put it on the market that gets the rights to that product? So much inspiration is amazing!

  70. Melissa Elsner October 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Happy 10 year anniversary! I love this story and I love how you jumped right in! So thankful for this thriving publication. It’s a pleasure to be part of it somehow! 🙂

  71. Kim K October 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Congrats on this milestone! I love to see Canada represent in this big competitive world, thanks for doing us proud. 🙂

  72. barbara macaskill October 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I love hearing the backstory on companies that I do business with and this is such a wonderful story! Isn’t it amazing how a simple conversation can become such a magical, educational and inspiring thing? I for one am so thankful that this conversation happened! I read your blog daily and am always excited to see what new and inspiring things are on their way to us!
    THANK YOU and congratulations again!

  73. Jean Marmo October 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Congrats! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  74. Brenda October 25, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! Your magazine always puts a smile on my face when it arrives in my mailbox! It is such a high quality magazine and never fails to inspire me – thank you!! Hope you have a wonderful time in Utah and can’t wait to hear about it. And since you asked I would LOVE to see a crop & create event in Southern California!!

  75. Brenda October 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Happy 10 years!!! Looking forward to what the next 10 years bring.

  76. Tanya Wilson October 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations Catherine!! I love this story!! Keep doing what you’re doing!!

  77. serena October 25, 2015 at 11:22 am

    what a great magazine, that is clearly visionary as you are one the of last standing. I love so many things about the magazine. A few friends and I were at the Scrapshotz crop in Calgary and received a copy of your magazine. we all shared what the first thing we do is when we get a copy of the magazine. Mine was go directly to the easy, detailed, expert article to see which layout I like the best. Often it is not the expert! Thank you for filling a void in the industry and helping to keep my favourite craft alive! I can’t wait for crop and create here in Calgary! so very excited.

  78. Kymberly Buchanan October 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

    HaPpY 10th AnNiVeRsArY SCT!!! I just LOVE your magazine! I really enjoyed this blog post about how it all began. You have accomplished much and forward may you go with continued success! My artist heart and mind is made new every day I read the pages of your mag and play with my scrapbook supplies. ArT is a joyful way of life! ArT you help us create with your innovative ideas and spotlight on products. Enjoy your journey into more creativeness…

  79. laura Turcotte October 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Wow…love this! 10 year so! Awesome! Here is to many , many more successful years!! Love the magazine, the blog, everything!

  80. isabelle October 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Congrats on 10 wonderful years! Here’s to many more!! xox

  81. Lynne Fortier October 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary
    Love your magazine,I need the print copy in my hands.
    Again I loved Crop & Create Cornwall for second year in a row
    Have a safe trip & will love hearing all about it
    Lynne

  82. Wendy Orme October 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    So awesome that you have reached this milestone! I really enjoy your blog and magazine. Congratulations!

  83. Brenda Cazes October 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats on having the best scrapbooking magazine for the last 10 years!!! Looking forward to the next 10. 🙂

  84. Fay Jeffcoate October 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I am thrilled for you Catherine, and your crew at Scrapbook and Cards Today! A huge congratulations on your 10years of success!! I have been honoured to meet you, be an avid reader of your beautiful magazine, and attend the amazing Crop and Creates in Markham!
    I loved reading your story about the creation of your company, what a whirlwind it must have been for you? Hard work does pay off!!
    Thank you to you, and your family, for the sacrifices I know you make when owning your own business. You have made me and my girls very, very happy.
    I’m so looking forward to the next stage in your adventure!!
    Wishing you many, many more years of success!

  85. Cecile Lavoie October 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations Catherine for 10 years of a wonderful scrapbooking magazine. I am amazed at the work that you, your family and all your friends and associates put in the publishing AND the promotion of our wonderful hobby. I am screaming (not my name but) FELICITATIONS, which is French for CONGRATULATIONS. I feel it needs to be said in many languages.
    Please have fun in Utah in the next few days. Sigh!!! I wish I was there with you. So, share as many pictures and experiences that you can with us. Most of all, have a great time.
    Cecile

  86. Carey Nusbaum October 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I am such a fan! I love the blog, magazines, etc. You rock SCT!

  87. Debbie Rollins October 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    All the best to you – enjoy the spot light on such a wonderful magazine! I still consider myself new to scrapbooking – 3 years now, and so very happy to be scrapping. Your magazine has been my way of finding what is out there for companies, retreats or events and of course such great inspiration and sharing of ideas.
    Each SCT that comes (of course with the wonderful kit) in the “pizza” box is like xmas. Even my husband likes to see what is packed in the box – always so full.
    Wishing you great success, a thanks to your great sponsors and I can’t wait to see what is in store for the next 10 years! Thank you, you’re the best!!

  88. Sue Hudek October 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations! I love your magazine so much!

  89. Karen Smee October 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve enjoyed the SCT magazine and Crop & Create Winnipeg for a number of years and am very thankful both continue. Thanks for all you do and happy 10th anniversary!

  90. Kristina Beagle October 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats!! What a great story. Happy 10 Years!

  91. Teresa Medeiros October 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years of success to Catherine and the SCT team! You most certainly have been hitting the mark and I have no doubt you will continue to do so! Thank you for providing us readers with inspiration on a daily basis and a beautiful publication we look so forward to every 3 months. We appreciate all you do! 🙂

  92. Janet Sisk October 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! So glad that you are global so that those of us in the USA that love your mag can share in the excitement. 😀

  93. Stacie D October 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! Love your story! Keep on keeping on!!

  94. Gramma Dee October 25, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks for all you do for us crafters! Hope to have you part of our lives for at least another ten years!

  95. Dorina D October 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and the creation of a fabulous, fun, innovative, instructive and fun magazine that is the best in the industry. It’s amazing what can result from a simple discussion at the dinner table. Your magazine, blog and FB pages are so fun, but I think the best part is your interaction with crafters. Not only have you invited us into your world, you’ve made us part of the SCT family. Thanks for all the fun and broadening our crafting horizons.

  96. Amanda Franks October 26, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Happy 10th! What an exciting and adventurous story. I would especially like to say thanks for keeping a print edition. 🙂 While I do log on and surf the net as well, nothing beats grabbing a tea, opening up that big white envelope and being inspired!

  97. Denise Sullivan October 26, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Everytime I come here I’m reminded by how freaking fantastic it is that we can see this mag online for free! FREE!! It continues to astonish me. And all the companies that support you is fantastic too.

  98. Marilyn Bronson October 26, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! Yours is the first blog I read each day and I have purchased a kit and always read your magazine. Thanks for all the inspiration and look forward to your posts on the coming week.

  99. Beckie Williams October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you for all you do ….. I love your Blog and I love your magazine. I just wished you had some of your fabulous weekends in the states!!

  100. Charlene O October 27, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Congrats to you and the SCT team on an amazing 10 Years! You inspire and bring smiles to SO many! Cheers to many more years to come ~ “Thing Big, dream Big, believe Big, and the results will be BIG”…

  101. Marge Guthrie October 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Congratulations! What an awesome milestone. I’ve been a fan for only a few years, but you guys have such a class organization that I’ll be around as long as you are!

  102. D.AnnC October 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Congrats! Looking forward to the tours!

  103. Jenny Scrappygirl October 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    A big congrats on your 10 years! Love you guys!

  104. Stacy October 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Happy 10 years! Can’t wait for the next 10!!!

  105. Mary D October 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Congrats on 10 years. Love your nlog. I am from Pennsylvania.

  106. Dana Cain October 29, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Happy 10th Anniversary. Love reading your magazine

  107. Karen Frost October 30, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Congratulations on reaching the 10 year mark! I’m just sorry that I didn’t find you sooner!! With the demise of so many scrapbooking magazines over the last few years, it is great to see you succeeding and growing! Leave it to Canada to understand our ongoing needs!!

  108. Michelle October 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations! So wish you could pack me in your suitcase and take me with you!

  109. patgunn@tbaytel.net November 1, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. I look forward to all the fun things I learn about from SCT

  110. Natalie (QSOgirl) November 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I really loved reading the history of your magazine, and it is amazing and wonderful how it grew! Thank you for sharing your story.
    I also really loved reading all about your grand tour in Utah 🙂

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