Happy Friday friends! We hope it's been a great productive week for you or, if you've been on vacation, then we hope you've had a totally non-productive week 🙂  We're getting right to business today as we're in photoshoots today for the final images for the fall issue! Wait until you see it. We're excited to share and hope to share some sneak peeks next week.

With kids already heading back to school and so many now having some free time on their hands (and you know I mean that totally in jest right???!) we thought this might be a perfect time to share a card sketch "challenge" with you! This sketch appears in the bonus section of our card issue and was created by our friend Allison Cope. But I did say a challenge so read on…

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Here's the challenge: create a "thinking of you" or "for you" card for someone who needs it right now. Think of that person in your life who is facing some struggles and share a little kindness with them. No one ever says no to a thoughtful handmade card right? They'll feel good, you'll feel good AND we'll even put in a little incentive to encourage you!

How to enter: send us your card by email to ideas@scrapbookandcards.com with your name and we'll upload them to our facebook page to share! 

Date: send your entry by end of day September 4 – not too much time so get working!

Prize: a fabulous little prize package from our friends at Paper Smooches, Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn! 

And GO!

Partner Appreciation GIVEAWAY – Day 26

Put up your hand if you know who Creative Memories is. I see a lot of hands. If you're like me you may have been introduced to scrapbooking by a friend who said "hey, want to come over for a piece of cake and to learn about documenting your memories in a safe way?" I won't lie, I went for the piece of cake and the cup of tea BUT I came away with an excitement that continues to this day after hearing all about Creative Memories! While some things have changed with Creative Memories over the years, two years ago I heard these words "Creative Memories is back and better than ever!" Music to so many ears, not just mine. We are excited to be a marketing partner with Creative Memories and they love our readers so it was no surprise when they joined this celebration today and offered one lucky reader the opportunity to win either of these two beautiful collections – Cool Serenity and Uncharted! 

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Today's winner will have the opportunity to win one of these brilliant collections and here's something fun, if you already have a Cool Serenity or Uncharted Album, be sure to take a pic of yourself with it in a beautiful place for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Travel Gift Card! Details on that contest can be found here

For an opportunity to win today's prizes be sure to leave a comment below by September 7th! If you would like to find our more about Creative Memories and to see their inspiring products, you can find them at these links below. We hope you'll also take a minute to join Creative Memories on their Facebook page for a huge thank you for these prize!

Website: www.creativememories.ca

Blog: https://blog.creativememories.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativememories/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeMemoriesVids

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativememories/

There you have it friends, a sketch challenge and a fantastic giveaway to round out this week. Join us tomorrow as we will have sneak peeks of our fall kits (all three!) and of course another fantastic giveaway!

~ Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine