An SCT giveaway … and a special treat!

An SCT giveaway … and a special treat!

Happy Friday everyone! The sun is shining here and we are all looking forward to enjoying a beautiful weekend. What do you have planned? I know I will be sitting outside enjoying the heat 🙂

We have a special giveaway for this week. We want to share some summer with one lucky SCT reader. We will be sending the winner a copy of the Summer issue as well as a cute treat that is an exclusive just for you!


To be entered to win, tell us your favourite summer activity in the comments below. One lucky winner will be chosen on Thursday, July  17th at midnight.  Good luck!

Have a fabulous weekend!

~ Jen



  1. Carrie Stevens July 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Our annual trip to Sauble Beach for 10 days!!!

  2. Taunya Butler July 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    My favorite summer activity is the time around the 4th of July because my family ad extended family all get together and we have SO much fun being around each other!!! What a great giveaway!!

  3. Natalie (QSOgirl) July 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I love swimming in a pool, or relaxing by an ocean (or any really beautiful large body of water!)!

  4. Josée A. July 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Going to the family cottage! Relaxing time!

  5. Janet Cobb July 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    My husband passed away in 2011 so my favorite activity in summer or anytime is the time I can spend with my son. He has been my rock! He is getting married soon and will have a ready-made family. So these alone times that we have now are very special to me!

  6. marylouh July 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I have a pool in the backyard that I love to get in when the weather is warm and the water is hot. I can walk to my hearts content and gt all kinds of safe, easy exercise. So far the weather isn’t cooperating and the pool is sitting there unused.
    I’m not getting much exercise but I’m getting a lot of card making done. guess I’ll look on the bright side. 🙂
    thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

  7. Marie H July 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Sitting on the back porch reading

  8. Tracy Elsom July 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Having my daughter and 3 year old granddaughter visit from the UK. The time always passes too quickly though!

  9. Pat Sakrismo July 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Attending the county fairs, camping with friends or having my daughter & family visit are just a few of the fun times in the summer!

  10. Alma D July 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Walking along the south Saskatchewan river here in Saskatoon

  11. Heather M. July 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    My favorite summer activity is having Water fights with my sons.

  12. CathyL July 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I enjoy the relative lack of a schedule in the summer, allowing for things we don’t usually have the chance to do.

  13. Andrea Williams July 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I think my favourite summer activity would most definitely be coming up with our “summer family fun list!”. Then we spend the rest of the summer checking the neat activities of our list. For example, “Go for a drive with NO destination in mind” “find a bakery and eat a chocolate eclair”and so on…
    Summer is our favourite time of year!!

  14. Kathleen Spaeth July 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    We all had a cold, long, and rough Winter! So we are greatly enjoying this hot and beautiful Summer!! We love to walk around our neighborhood, ride our bikes along the local bike bath, and cruise in our ’68 Dodge Polara Convertible. We also enjoy our Summer Vacation time along the Jersey Shore. Sun, sand, Kohr’s Ice Cream, Boardwalks, Jet Skis, bike paths, great dinners, and wonderful memories! Make the most of your Summers and get outside and enjoy it!

  15. Donna B July 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you, What a great giveaway!! We like to go visting the relatives and see the sites around them . We start in Florida then on to Alabama then on to Kentucky though Indianna to Michigan then to Ohio then before you know it it’s time to head home. We usually are on the road about 4 weeks , we start planning in January what sites , whst relatives we will see and our budget . We do camping and hotel stays .

  16. Tricia July 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I love camping and sitting around the campfire!

  17. Lisa l. July 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm


  18. Tina C. July 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    We attend day trips to Antique Tractor shows, that is our favorite thing to do 🙂

  19. linda s July 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Get to the beach to visit with old friends and relatives and read!

  20. Sue D July 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I like to garden in the summer.

  21. Trudi July 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    My favorite summer activity would be to watch the fireworks on the beach!

  22. Patti Grogan July 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    My fav summer activity is to go boating with the family and then grilling out!

  23. Catherine July 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm


  24. Shel Anderson July 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I LOVE going to the trailer…..we spend most of the summer there and commute to work daily. It is so peaceful there and we get to swim at the beach every evening….a refreshing end to an otherwise stressful day.
    We purchased a large trailer and the amazing thing is that I have LOTS of storage which allows me to bring my craft supplies so I can make cards or scrapbook layouts when the weather is not quite as nice as we would like it… I LOVE being at the trailer!

  25. Marti Crapo July 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Catching up on scrapbooking – working on some new Project Life kits. Love Them

  26. skrapperauntie July 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Golfing and scrapbooking. That is all that gets done in this season.

  27. Carole RB July 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love taking my breakfast on the patio before the day gets too hot. It’s so calm and quiet early in the moring!

  28. debra July 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    going to the ice cream shop — something I limit to Summer only for obvious reasons — hips!!! LOL

  29. Suzi Metcalfe July 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Our summers are mild, not hot. I love to have the sliders open with just the screens, so I can feel the air and hear the birds as I craft. Great time for walks to the neighborhood park with DGD, too.

  30. Jennifer Reynard July 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I think gardening and scrapbooking are my 2 most favourite summer time activities!! Love watching the new grass and flowers grow, as there is a sense of accomplishment after all the hours of seeding, weeding and watering. The same goes for scrapbooking, love that there is no pressure during the summer months with the kids, so am able to enjoy building my pages, and watching them grow (so to speak) and again and pleased that I have accomplished something to enjoy!

  31. Janet S. July 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I love to go to the cottage on weekends. My husband and I have our down time there. I work on my scrapbook and sewing projects. We entertain our family and friends. My favorite activity is to go for a boat ride around the lake on a sunny day!

  32. Diane Caldwell July 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Going to Seattle to watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Mariners and hopefully win all three games. A very fun time lots of red and white and blue jays shirts. As you can guess I have tons of photos of our trips.

  33. Bernice J July 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I love our family picnics out to Writing on Stone Park, Alberta.

  34. SusanDR July 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    My favorite summer activity is photographing any of the fun things my family does so I can spend the fall and winter indoors scrapbooking the memories!

  35. Lisa Henderson July 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Traveling – this year staying somewhat local, but did a wine tour yesterday, and in a few weeks going to an outdoor concert. Love summer!

  36. Janet Sisk July 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    My favorite summer activity is going on vacation! I work at a school year round, but we get 3 weeks off in summer. That is my time to go somewhere to get away. This year my hubby and I went to the 5 National Parks in southern Utah. It was amazing! Thanks for a chance to win this fun summer issue. 😀

  37. Carol Nemecek July 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    My parents’ anniversary party on the 4th of July. Yup, that’s the day they were married over 60 years ago.

  38. Lara July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Water skiing. Love summer

  39. Lynne G July 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Going to the beach on a nice, hot, sunny day. Anything that lets me spend some quality time with my kids!!!! (harder to find since they are now teenagers!!!) Of course, scrapbooking if I can’t go to the beach!!!

  40. Sharon Bottini July 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    My favorite summer activity is riding around with my family in my husbands 1972 LeMans Sport convertible with the top down. The best part is spending time with my husband and son. We just go for long rides, just the three of us.

  41. Kathy P. July 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    My fave activity is being somewhere with a cool clean pool!!! Which is almost never….so I stay inside in the A/C and scrap!!! Tomorrow we are celebrating DGS’s 6th birthday with a pool party, so I should get some great photos! Love this issue of SCT mag….as usual, PACKED with great ideas and inspiration!

  42. Laura Turcotte July 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Since I started a new FT job earlier this year, I won’t have paid vacay time, so the little spare time I do have, is spent with my family in our backyard, lounging by the pool.

  43. Donna W July 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    We like camping and I love being out there with the camera. And of course, once you take all those pictures – you have to scrapbook them.

  44. Rose Stannell July 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Working at our local farmer’s market for my church selling our home baked goods and hand made goodies.

  45. Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    My favorite summer activity is always boating! I could stay on the boat all day long! Love it!

  46. Maria Bennett July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Fishing with my loving husband!

  47. Sheryl July 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I love our annual trip to Lake George, NY. It relaxing yet fun filled for the kids!! I also love just sitting by the pool with the kids and their friends happily swimming, while I’m taking picture to scrap!

  48. Sandi Pressley July 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Going on vacation is my favorite summertime activity….this year we will be taking our grandsons with us for a few days. Fun!!

  49. Marlene O July 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    While I miss card making and Scrapbooking during the summer, I enjoy, along with my husband, spending time at my daughter and son-in-law’s island cottage with my daughter and our two grandsons, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and fishing. Life doesn’t get much better.

  50. Judith July 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Swimming with my boys (-:
    Card making too.
    Tomorrow, I will craft with friends – always good!
    Have a great weekend,

  51. carol k July 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is scrapbooking and making cards. I live in AZ, so it’s super nice here (except in the summer)and I love being able to be stuck indoors and doing what I love.

  52. Gisele July 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Just hanging in my outdoor room makes me a happy camper. I eat all my meals there, have a rocker too. Surronded by flowers and of course ladybugs!! I call it Ladybugs Lane LOL

  53. Pam Sohan July 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Tubing the Guadalupe river here in New Braunfels, TX

  54. Marcia scantlin July 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I love being outside and mowing. Weird I know.

  55. Jody Moore July 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Reading out on my swing in the yard .

  56. RPomeroy July 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    lazy evenings!

  57. Melody B. July 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    It’s so hot in the summer here in Arizona that I spend a lot of time indoors. A lot. I get together with friends and do scrapbooking and cardmaking.

  58. Janice July 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Reading, relaxing and making cards top my list.

  59. Helene Monette July 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Spending time at the cottage with family.

  60. Dawn Sturges July 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I love going to the lake, there’s a little park with a small beach, tables in the shade, and walking trails. Very relaxing!

  61. Tona July 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    My favorite summer activity is harvesting our veggie garden.

  62. Iris Soscia July 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Concerts in the park.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  63. Dana Torres July 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I love the time I can spend scrapbooking and card making. I enjoy the time I can enjoy doing what I love.

  64. Karen Jacobs-Cooke July 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    My great Summer thing is-When myself and family go out Fishing over by Whale Island-Whakatane. Neat place, real pretty. Fishing is great. Loved it so much two summers ago, when I caught my huge Kingfish, what a blast, took me 40mintues to get it in the boat, a neat feeling, the Chick Fish Rod did it’s trick!!

  65. Heather Thompson July 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I love gardening and of coarse scrapping in those rainy days!! great publication.

  66. Cindy deRosier July 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I love visiting the county fair!

  67. Roz Kelly July 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Swimming in our pool….and scrapbooking/cardmaking of course!

  68. michelle t July 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I just love the down time with my kids. The slower pace, taking them to the pool. Just awesome. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle t

  69. Jean A Marmo July 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Spending time at the cottage – fishing, swimming, boating, etc. !

  70. Janet July 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    My favorite summer activity is working in my gardens!!!

  71. Nicole July 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love summer activities! So many to choose from, hiking, fishing, camping, mini golf, swimming, and I love photographing all this to scrapbook! My favorite would be our summer trip to Montana too see my sister!

  72. Denise Ward July 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    No special plans for the summer, but I would really love to win this magazine. I’ve not had one before and would enjoy getting to “check it out” to see what great ideas it might have for crafting!!

  73. Nina Oelke July 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    This summer is going to be extra special for us. Tomorrow we are having an Engagement Party for my youngest daughter. It was so much fun planning it. Then the first week in August my four adult children and their significant others and my three grandchildren all rent cottages at the same resort, the same week every year. We have a fishing tournament, a horseshoe tournament, bingo games with awesome prizes. Every night we have board games in each of the cottages. We all look forward to this week every year and it is the highlight of our summers. 🙂

  74. barbara macaskill July 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    My favorite summer activity is sitting on my deck drinking a cup of coffee while listening to the waterfall in my pond and watching my grandchildren and dog playing together! It is a real bonus when they stop playing and run up to give me a big hug or smooch! Hope your summer is as great as mine is!

  75. Tracy Santha July 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My favorite summer activity is watching my boys fish off the dock at the lake while the sun is setting. There’s nothing better than watching your kids be kids in the great outdoors with a fishing rod in their hands instead of a electronic device! Love summertime!!

  76. melinda wilson July 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    My favorite summer activity is being off work and able to scrapbook as long as I want!! Second choice is going to the beach!!

  77. Indy July 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    My favorite summer activity is to go camping in the Wasatch Mountains.

  78. Mary Boivin July 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Spending time with my grandboys.

  79. Alison C July 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    My favourite summer activity is going with my four kids to 7-11 for their free small slurpee on 7/11! It is something we started to do a few years ago. They still like doing this with me.

  80. Carol B July 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I love going to the beach in summertime!
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. Kelly Massman July 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    travelling is my favorite summer activity. TFS!

  82. Debby July 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Just spent the days with my 3 granddaughters running through the sprinkler! Best day of the summer, and my favorite summer activity!

  83. Mary A. July 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Being able to eat all our meals outside on our deck. It is two stories high and faces the woods. It is like being in a tree house.

  84. Robin B. July 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I love going to the beach and camping in the summer.

  85. Karly Mauldin July 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I love going to the beach!

  86. Memoriesbymanda July 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Spending time at the beach is my favourite summer activity.

  87. Michele Washburn July 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Enjoying a campfire with my family, is one of my favourite summer activities!

  88. Mimi R July 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Sitting outside basking in the sunshine!!!

  89. Francine D July 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Each summer (January here in Australia) we make a two week trip with the family somewhere. We started off picking a different Australian state each year. Once we’d visited all of them we moved on to New Zealand, and now we’re on to Asia. So much fun and lots of photos to scrap when we return!

  90. Stephanie G July 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    My fave summer activity is grilling!

  91. Angela A July 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    One of my favorite summer activities is running through the sprinklers with my kids and doing the slip n slide!

  92. Ava Gavloski July 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    water skiing…

  93. rosalie July 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway….would love to be a winner! I love summer as it allows me to take walks and enjoy the sunshine to include outdoor activities with my grandchildren!

  94. Linda Tupper July 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Mt favourite summer activity is gardening. I love being in my flower garden planting.

  95. Roxanne July 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Ahhhh….reading in the sun. Peace just floods my soul just thinking about it!!!!

  96. April W July 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I would LOVE this!! My favorite Summer activity is swimming. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
    – April W

  97. Myrna July 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Visiting my grandkids in Indy.

  98. L.r. Smith July 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I love to garden… just goin’ outside to pick a fresh veggie from your garden is unbelievable feeling… And flowers are just sooooo pretty.. the colors are amazing!!!

  99. Lyn Kaufmann July 12, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Floating down the Lazy River at the water park with my BFF.

  100. jengd July 12, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Watching my son paint on the deck. It starts out as a brush and finger painting session on paper and moves to body paint. Pretty fun to watch… and messy to clean up after. 🙂

  101. Kim Douds July 12, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Going to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City. Wooo Hooo!

  102. Lynne in NI July 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

    I love going to the beach for a paddle in the ocean 🙂

  103. Loulou July 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

    It’s cold, windy and very wintery here at the moment but my favourite summer activity is gardening.

  104. Manda July 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

    My favourite summer activity will be swimming, in about 4 months’ time!

  105. MichelleB July 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Coffee, a good book and the view from my deck…this is the best part of summer for me!

  106. sherri July 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Breezy days reading a good book.

  107. Kristen V July 12, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I love just being able to relax with my kids without the hectic schedule of after school activities and homework.

  108. Donna U July 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Snoozing in the backyard.

  109. Kirsten J July 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Mine is….going to my mom and dad’s and splashing in the creek with my kids. Love that they can enjoy what I grew up with!

  110. Sandy July 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love to travel and work in my garden (minus the mosquitoes)!

  111. Cindy N. July 12, 2014 at 9:41 am

    My favorite part of summer is enjoying the outdoors.

  112. Amber M. July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I would LOVE to win the summer issue of my favourite magazine!!! My favourite thing to do in the summer is to take an early evening drive with my family in the country and end it with an ice cream treat! Another fave thing is scrapbooking, of course, which is what I’m doing this weekend 🙂

  113. Judy July 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Spending time with my daughter and her family. The youngest grandchild is extremely, medically fragile so every moment is precious.

  114. Winnie Lai July 12, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I like BBQ’s in the summertime

  115. Stokely July 12, 2014 at 11:57 am

    This year – doing nothing (maybe drinking something cold) in the park with a friend.

  116. Velma Garcia July 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Sitting on my swing on the patio enjoying the breeze. I try not to take anything out there with me so I can just enjoy the moment.

  117. Tammy K July 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    The fair, being outside, walking on the beach, and any vacation we can take are what I enjoy

  118. Cathi Carpenter July 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    my boyn (13) and I are MOVIE FREEEEAKS!!!! We go to the budget $1 theater every Tuesday and see a flick..sometimes see the same one 2x’s!!

  119. Janet chinn July 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    going to Qualicum Beach for long overdue R&R

  120. Liliana Phillips July 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    We love to swim and spend time on a beach.

  121. Kathy Anderson July 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Sitting in the shade and reading a great Summer book.

  122. Barb Stencel July 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Heading to Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up! Convention and seeing all my dear friends!

  123. Wendie July 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    visiting with family

  124. Laurie Brown July 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Love spending time with my boys at the pool and at baseball games!

  125. Helen Gullett July 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    We love going tent/primitive camping, hiking and kayaking 🙂 swimming when we can!

  126. Ruth G July 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Mini golf is my favorite summer activity!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Marie July 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Spending time with my precious mom!

  128. Tagyn July 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I love to go for long swims at the lake, it is very peaceful out there by myself!!!
    Love your magazine 🙂

  129. Claude Campeau July 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    We love going in the pool daily!

  130. Katie B. July 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    My fav. summer activity would be swimming in the outdoor pools. I have been upset that I could not do much of that this summer due to my health but I know that I still have the future to do plenty of swimming. I would love to peek into this issue! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

  131. Violet July 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Our summers are filled with bike rides, hikes and BBQs for outside activities. Inside for me is scrapbooking, card making, tole painting and quilting.

  132. Deena S July 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    My favorite Summer activity is going to the beach with my kiddos.

  133. Nita K. July 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Having time off work to read and scrapbook. that’s the best.

  134. SueB of Blondin Blogs July 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    fav summer activity (or lack of it) is sitting on the back deck or sky chair swing and reading

  135. Marnie July 12, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    This year it’s our Garden it’s the first thing we all check each morning and again in the evening as a family.

  136. Laurie B July 13, 2014 at 12:18 am

    my favorite summer activity is hiking in the wilderness, enjoying the peacefulness and scenery and photographing the wildflowers along the trail

  137. Helen Van Daalen July 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I would love my own copy. It is so much better reading the physical copy of the magazine. Thanks for a great magazine and great blog.

  138. Adrienne O'Neill July 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    OK this will sound weird but I love scrapbooking in the summer. I know the whole world is outside, but not having school and all the ensuing activities, religious school on weekends, etc to take my daughter to and from gives me free time to do my favorite thing in the world which is of course scrapbooking. I don’t know what the exclusive “cute treat is” but I know it must be want-worthy. Thank you for the opportunity!

  139. Donna Nuce July 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Camping in our travel trailer all over the Colorado mountains. Thanks for a chance to win.

  140. Linsey R July 13, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Golf is my favorite summer activity. I get to spend some actual time with the hubs!!! 🙂 And of course, my stamping and scrapbooking never ceases so, yeah. Thanks so much for sharing!

  141. Sandy Lewis July 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Swimming and gardening for me!

  142. Beth Anne Thomas July 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Going to the lake; and if I can’t get there, then BBQ’s on the roof of our condo building.

  143. Nina Oelke July 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    My favorite part of summer is the week when all of my family rent cottages the same week at the same place every year. We have a fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, bingo, miniature golfing tournament, tons of fishing, fun on the beach and lots of board games every night. Lots of fun for everyone and I look forward to that time every year 🙂

  144. Mel July 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Camping and scrapbooking…at the same time!

  145. Debi Granka July 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Winter can be long, so l love being out doors as much as possible, gardening, enjoying a meal with family and friends, hiking and enjoying all the critters that emerge with the change of seasons. I especially love bringing the camera along. I get the best scrapbooking material that way 🙂

  146. Shirley Vanderbloomer July 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Spending time with grandchildren and putting a book together with them

  147. Denise Bryant July 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Going over to Lake Tahoe and Truckee! It’s cooler there and is only about an hour and 45 minutes away from where I live.

  148. cin July 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    A copy of the new issue … PLUS a surprise!! I’m intrigued…

  149. Marcia Dehn-Nix July 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I love just being outside and enjoying nature.

  150. Kathy F July 14, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Taking pictures of my grandkids while I watch them enjoy life!! That is fun no matter what time of year, but summer is great because there is always something going on.

  151. Debbie Lou July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I love sitting on the porch chatting with neighbors and friends, enjoying the outdoors while sipping lemonade 🙂

  152. betty lou July 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Too hot to be out in this TX heat, so this summer my favorite activity is holding and listening to the sweet sounds of my 4 month old granddaughter! Oh, and watching her 3 year old sister sing and dance!

  153. TJ Jay July 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My loves to do anything near water. We swim in the backyard or go to the lake, river or beach. Living in South Carolina gives us the opportunity to go from mountain streams to the beach within a couple hours!

  154. Sonia July 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Swimming, BBQs with family and seeing Humming birds in the back yard.

  155. Deepa Lakshman July 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I like to plan beach trips with other friends & families so that everyone gets to have a great time. We just came back from a short weekend trip to Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard. I also love to play tennis with my husband.

  156. Kailash July 14, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I love to watch and hear the birds sing:-)

  157. Marie Butler July 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Vacation trip with the family. We try to go to a different place every year.

  158. Shanna July 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Ahhh, summer! So short where I am from, but so sweet! We love to get outdoors when the weather allows – hiking is my favourite and campfires (preferably with a guitar and someone who can sing) would be a close second. I could go on…picnics, waterskiing, long walks on long evenings, watching my garden grow, going bare-legged after all those months of bundling up…
    Happy Summer!

  159. Mai July 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Love going to the beach and enjoying the amazing weather!

  160. Lissa July 15, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Visiting my son and daughter

  161. Denise S July 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Going to the ocean with my two rescued doggies and swimming with them! Seeing them having a good life now is very special!

  162. Vicki Smith July 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    As I am an older person, my favorite summer activity besides creating cards is to be able to walk outside without heavy coats, scarves and boots because I love being outside and being close to nature more than anything else.

  163. chark July 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    fave activity? nothing! love not having a school schedule! well, and reading while doing nothing. 🙂

  164. Jean Marmo July 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Being at the cottage with the kids!

  165. Sue TH July 15, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    My favourite summer activity is a special one…our annual regatta at the cottage. Our lake is small so we actually have 3-4 generations of families come and we all know each other. Its wonderful to see my children play with the children of the kids I grew up with! Not many lakes or places can say they have that!

  166. Donna W July 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Sitting out on the deck and roasting marshmallows and looking at the stars.

  167. Lan July 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I love the long nights with daylight. Extended time to spend outdoors!

  168. cindy caringi July 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    My first summer with my new corvette, and watching my granddaughter grow and enjoy the outdoors. 🙂

  169. Marianne Grimbly July 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    BBQ! There’s nothing like the taste of bbq’d chicken or ribs or steak or pork chops or…….. 🙂

  170. Diane Sedge July 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Days of playing tennis in the sunshine. I love summer.

  171. Lindsay July 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Hanging out with my dog! Taking her to the dog park and swimming in the river. Of course a little scrapbooking/card making when the rain comes 😉

  172. Angeline Choo July 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love to go cycling with my hubby! 🙂 Fun!

  173. Julie Gastelum July 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Anything beachy…

  174. Lisa Johnston July 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Going to the beach!!

  175. Meredith Rose July 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Every chance I can sneak away to where I can spread myself out and work on my father’s 80th scrapbook project (it’s a secret) – I’m using Project Life for the first time and loving it!

  176. Beth July 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Hiking the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado……LOVE the views!!!!!

  177. Cheryl July 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Lake Erie with the fam!

  178. marylouh July 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I’m afraid of the water but i have a pool in the backyard.
    the entire pool is only 4 feet deep so I can enjoy getting in the water without having to worry about getting into a deep end and sinking (I don’t float). I love that I can get in the pool like normal people and have a good time.

  179. Ellen Thompson July 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Drinking Starbucks on my patio

  180. Court's Crafts July 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Swimming! 🙂

  181. Denise Ward July 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My husband works really late. Even though it is after midnight when he gets home, I like to sit on the front porch and wait for him. It is very serene that time of night and it is nice to just unwind and look at the moon, listen to cicadas, and maybe see a firefly or two. 🙂

  182. KHBean July 16, 2014 at 12:07 am

    My favorite activity is swimming with my boys and eating fresh fruit and seafood!

  183. Rebecca Bodine July 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Of course seeing family if we can but I also really like lying in the hammock and reading.

  184. CarolB July 16, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Sitting on my front porch, listening to the birds, and reading a good book.

  185. Katherine L July 16, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Houston is a very big, crowded city. I love 4th of July in the city because everyone leaves and we get to enjoy everything this city has to offer. LOL! 🙂

  186. Lizzie R July 16, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Fave summer activity is playing beach volleyball, and cooling off in the surf (if settle for a pool!)
    Bring it on!

  187. Torrie July 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I look forward to spending time with my parents who spoil me and my children!!!

  188. Frances July 16, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Walking late at night in a cool summer breeze.

  189. Rhonda Goldfuss July 16, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Swimming and enjoying the sunshine. And gardening!

  190. Patty McGovern-Pugh July 16, 2014 at 1:07 am

    My Favorite summer activity is the large family
    dinners we have on the screened in back porch
    at my Moms house.The entire family gathers some
    from out of town for food, fun, hot weather,
    laughs and sharing stories of our life’s.
    The wonderful smell of the BBQ grill, the table covered
    with so much food it’s hard to find room for
    the plates. These are the kind of memories that stay with
    you for years.

  191. Maryann July 16, 2014 at 1:53 am

    My favorite summer activity is actually starting today, and is an old traadition we made about 12 years ago, when my oldest granddaughters were beginning to craft,and ever since, it´s been a tradition that all my granddaughters (now 7) all come here at the same time for one week, and we´re just crafting whatever they want to try or learn. It´s THE WEEK of the year, especially now where they´re all at school, so we can only do it in the summerbreak, as there´s always some of them missing else, but this week is only for us and crafting together through the generations, and that is a very special expirience for all of us. And even it´s really messy and cost a lot of craftstuff, and goodness I´m tired, when they all leave again, but it´s something we all really look forward to with exitement, even they´re now between 7 and 18. And here later today, they´ll all be back here again , and I´m really exited. Thanks soo much for the chance to win these goodies, it may be much needed after this week ha ha ha. Have a wonderful summer everyone.

  192. Cheryl K July 16, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Our favourite summer activity is camping!

  193. June July 16, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Bike rides in the cool of the evening after a hot day!

  194. Cindy Dahlgren July 16, 2014 at 4:40 am

    My favorite thing in the summer is to sleep with the windows open, so that in the morning I can hear the birds singing, and that’s how I wake up, listening to their beautiful music.

  195. Elizabeth Lumsden July 16, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Eating snowcones! Cannot wait to have grandkids!

  196. Carol Mc July 16, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I love walking by the Niagara River in the summer. I do it as often as I can.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  197. Linda Hofacker July 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

    This summer is was the amazing vacation with my daughters and grandsons to CT, NYC and VA – some great photo opportunitites for scrapping when the weather turns cold! 🙂

  198. Joni52 July 16, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Golfing, tennis, walking my dogs in the early morning to beat the heat!

  199. MaryK Evans Hardy July 16, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I love camping with my husband and our annual driving jaunt around Prince Edward County for our wine purchases. And summertime seems to be the time when I pull out my scrapbooking supplies that have gotten tucked away during the busy spring months.

  200. Char July 16, 2014 at 7:34 am

    My favorite summer activity is enjoying time laying on the beach and soaking up the warmth of the sun. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  201. Vera July 16, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Spending time with family and friends, taking pictures and scrapbooking them!

  202. Monique Liedtke July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Going to our favorite camping site in the south of France!! I’ve been going there ever since I was a child (some 40 years ago!) and every year is even better than the one before! Even my kids say so!!

  203. Barbara Olguin July 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Seeing family and hearing the grandkids stories! Devine!!

  204. Gina July 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Sitting outside enjoying iced tea and reading or chatting with friends.

  205. melinda wilson July 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

    My favorite summer activity is taking a vacation!!!

  206. Donna Rudy July 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Going on an evening trail ride with my number 1 four legged partner. Nothing better after an otherwise crazy day!

  207. Adrienne July 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

    My family’s annual road trip with our trailer. Every summer we explore a different part of North America and create amazing memories.

  208. mom4kandc July 16, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I take most of my vacation in the summertime to enjoy the sunshine on our deck with my kids. Nothing beats down time in the sun with family :0)

  209. Paula Valentino July 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

    One of my favorite summer activities is going camping with the family and relaxing by the campfire, and making S’mores!!! Yummm!

  210. sharri reeves July 16, 2014 at 9:03 am

    My favorite summer activity is the week my grandkids come to stay. We did science camp one year, art camp another, and last year we did war camp. No, we didn’t let them fight, it was like cupcake wars, hooks hoop wars, etc. So much fun.

  211. Tami B July 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Going to the mountains to try & escape the heat.

  212. Janet Goulet July 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

    My favorite activity is going to the farmers markets. I love eating my way through summer starting with the strawberries, yellow beans, raspberries and continuing through to the fall for the pumpkins.

  213. Courtneyqj July 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

    My favorite part of usmmer is our more relaxed, less-hectic schedule!

  214. Susan Garneys July 16, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Mine is listening to the neighbour’s children playing in the lake! It really is what summer is all about!

  215. Debby MacLean July 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I love my vacation in the summer where my husband and I usually take a few days and just travel around and visit different parts of our province where we had never been before. I love discovering.

  216. Susan July 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Camping!! Especially when we go for the local Folk Festival in July.

  217. Judy July 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I love to sit on my deck and watch the birds and wildlife. There is nothing more soothing to the soul.

  218. Traci Brennan July 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I love sitting on my front deck in my white wooden rocker and reading a good book.

  219. Linda Tupper July 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    My fav summer activity is gardening

  220. shycheryl July 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Favourite summer activity – taking the kids to the local lake and just playing in the water and along the shoreline.

  221. Melitta Ball July 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    One of our favorite summer activities is to attend the annual air shows! Astounding planes with spectacularly brave pilots performing beautiful air manoeuvres & death defying stunts! Then I get to come home and relive it for weeks as I scrapbook the photos!
    Melitta Ball
    BC Canada

  222. Debbie July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Reading out in the fresh air.

  223. Linda Gosselin July 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    My favorite summer activity is backyard BBQ’s with friends and family. Being able to relax, enjoy good conversation and good food with everyone makes my summer!

  224. Peggy Kingcott July 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    BBQ with my adult kids !!!

  225. Lori Quinlan July 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I have just enjoyed an amazing 2 weeks with my daughter and 10 month old grandson (Daddy couldn’t come due to work obligations.) They live a 24 hour drive away and I have only seen my grandson twice – once a week after he was born and a second time in Dec. Spending time playing and laughing together with both my daughter and grandson for an extended period was wonderful! And to top it off, we went to my niece’s wedding, Canada Day celebrations, to two different zoos and an aquarium, the park, the beach, visiting with friends and family (including my grandmother – we had five generations there!) They just left, so I am enjoying time on my balcony sorting through hundreds of photos to decide which to print and scrapbook. It has been an amazing summer so far!

  226. Carol B July 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is going to the beach.
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

  227. Lisa Posthumus July 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Sitting on our deck, reading a book.

  228. Andrea Psihogios July 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Gardening and family BBQs

  229. Mary Santoro July 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    My favorite summer activity is having my children and their spouses come over. I also have 1 grandson, 18 months old :). We enjoy our weekends together swimming in the pool and having cook outs. We also have a year old beautiful pitbull girl that we adopted and each of my children have dogs, a boxer and a yellow lab. We also take the three dogs swimming and we all have a blast! Family time is the best!

  230. Vickey Ezell July 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Hands down my favorite summer activity is going to the beach with my children and grandchildren. Their joy brings me joy and it is so much fun just to watch and take pictures!

  231. Dana Cain July 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Organic gardening and scrapbooking.

  232. Heather W July 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love that one week in the summer when everyone else in my family has holidays. I work weekends in the summer so during that week they all get a cottage and I get an extra day to go be with them and enjoy the summer ‘things’ with my kids for those few days.

  233. Amie Andison July 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    My most favorite summer activity is being at our trailer enjoying time spent with my family and friends. Wishing the weekends would never end!

  234. Carol July 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My favorite summer activity is baking with all those great summer fruits, peaches, plums and berries!

  235. Mary-Anne V. July 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My fav. summer activity is going back home and visiting family and friends in Canada.

  236. Karen Barr July 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Attending the Comox Valley MusicFest. This year the weather was perfect under a full moon. The jugglers were out, children giggled as they ran blowing bubbles that floated in many colours above the crowd,the scents of sunscreen and popcorn in the warm breezes. And of course the reason for going–the music. The most awesome musicians that rocked those stages right off the planet all weekend long! I already can’t wait for next year.

  237. Regina Harris July 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Taking road trips and touring the very scenic US and Canada.

  238. Kathy Gautreau July 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Every Summer my brothers and I– and our combined 10 kids– descend on my parents and have a great week of fun in the sun!! Can’t wait!@

  239. Steffanie S July 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I love anything that means being outdoors and enjoying the beautiful sunshine—swimming, hiking, the beach, picnics, late evening walks my hubby and our dog…all of it!

  240. Cath T July 16, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    There’s a church nearby that has a carrillon. They give concerts in the summer. Everyone sits on the lawn around the church. It’s lovely and peaceful, and only in July.

  241. JoAnn H July 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Truly love wam summer breezes on cool night walks

  242. Scrappypainter July 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I love waking up early and watching the world from my front or back deck waking up. The birds are always so happy in the morning and my dogs love to be out early too and put on an enthusiastic show for me. I can do this other times of the year but the summer is much slower and seems to have more time for simple pleasures. I also love having campfires in the evening with my family, roasting marshmallows while we reconnect with each other. Love your magazine and get it sent to me regularly. I find it hard to wait for the next issue.

  243. Sherri July 16, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I love camping with my dad and brother and have been doing it for about 18 years. This is the first summer I won’t be able to do it so sad. I am away at school but my dad and brother are going this year so I can live vicariously through them. My mom always went shopping during the time we were camping and she would always have a nice surprise for us when we got home.

  244. Cathy Roberts July 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Making ice cream in tin cans with my grandkids.

  245. Rettaescape July 17, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Walking on the beach and tennis.

  246. Carmen L July 17, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Summer is the best at the water with my hubby and girls. Waterpark or beach, as long as my girls can play in the water,we all have fun!

  247. Elaine Breton July 17, 2014 at 8:13 am


  248. sherry butcher July 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

    vising in the pool with friends as we try to exercise. almost daily from June – Sept.

  249. Angele James July 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with my husband and son for a few days of rest and relaxation.

  250. Rebeca Yahrling July 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I live in So. FL where it’s always summer! So, card making is my favorite summer activity. 🙂

  251. Sandy Lewis July 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I think going camping is my favorite activity. It is closely followed by a day at the beach, spend boogie boarding with dolphins!

  252. marie sierra July 21, 2014 at 8:12 am

    we love heading to the local “creamery” for fresh ice cream!..then we walk over to the fence and say thank you to the cows!! everyone thinks this is the best!!

  253. Brooke July 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

    We love camping & fishing! Unfortunately, I get behind in scrapbooking during the summer. =(

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