Good morning SCT friends and happy Friday! And a happy Friday it is!  It has been a HUGE week around the SCT offices with the arrival of the brand new spring issue!  In three days and with the help of a lot of hands, we shipped out the beautiful Blossoms & Breezes spring kits (sold out in record time!), all the spring issue contributor goody boxes (ohhhhh, they're so good!), packed all our team's artwork (wait until you see their work in this issue!) and sent copies of the spring issue to readers all around the world.  We could not be more excited to share this issue with you on March 20!


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A nice way to end a week is always right here as we offer a fun giveaway from one of our partners.  We love today's partner and love that they love our readers.  That's a lot of love right?  Close to My Heart has always been an innovative leader in the industry with a vast product selection and an inspiration idea book that makes us stop, drop and want to create the minute it arrives in the office.  We were only too delighted today when Close To My Heart said they would love to sponsor today's giveaway with THIS amazing prize below!





"Winter is soon to be a mere memory, and Close To My Heart is geared up for the flora and fauna about to make their 2015 debut! In the spirit of spring, today we’re sharing with you the perfect showcase for your flowering photos: the Workshops on the Go® Brushed scrapbooking kit! 

This kit comes complete with all the paper, embellishments, stamps, and instructions you need to create a complete scrapbook layout in just two hours. The only things we didn’t pack into this kit are the three things you provide: your trusty paper trimmer, your adhesive of choice, and your creativity."

As an added bonus, you’ll find that this kit comes with enough products to create a second layout! You can find tips and techniques for this additional layout in the Ideas & Inspiration section of the Close To My Heart website,, through July.


Thank you Close to My Heart!  For an opportunity to win this amazing prize, please leave a comment below by Thursday, March 19th!  We will randomly select one winner and announce it on Friday, March 20th.  Good luck!  We also hope you'll take a minute to give a big "SCT thank you!" to Close to My Heart on their facebook page too.  They will love hearing from you!

Last week we offered another fantastic prize package from Taylored Expressions!  Here is the winner…

I love Easter – my second son was born on an Easter Sunday. So, even at the age of 26, he always gets an Easter card from his Mom.  Posted by: Elizabeth Parham | March 11, 2015 at 03:43 AM


Congratulations Elizabeth!  Please send your mailing information to us at and we'll send that off to Taylored Expression!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend friends!!!  We will be busy working on our 9th birthday celebration starting on March 21st!  Just wait until you see how we celebrate this birthday 😉


~  Catherine

Would you like to be featured in the Reader's Gallery of our summer issue?  Our "summer fun" call and all the details on how to submit can be found right HERE!  We would LOVE to see your work!