Hello SCT friends! I'm happy you've joined us today! I can't wait to share and recap some of the fun and exciting things going on around here this week! Go grab a cup of something and let's look at what's going on here at SCT!

First up this morning is the release of the first video in our brand new YouTube series "Find Your Mojo with Tracy Banks!" Each month Tracy will share a prompt and then share her process of creating a beautiful layout based on the prompt. With many tips and tricks along  the way, we hope you enjoy it! And while you're visiting us on YouTube we would love you to "subscribe" so you don't miss a thing!


Today is also the day our first online education class is live! In just a few moments, a link will be sent to those that have registered and we could not be more thrilled by the response to this first class. THANK YOU!!! We always appreciate your unparalleled level of support for all we do. And looking at the class lineup of Virginia Nebel, Paige Evans, Nicole Nowosad, Lisa Dickinson, Sheri Reguly, and Sarah Webb our class attendees are in for a treat! We are also thrilled to have partnered with PageMaps for the exclusive sketches and cut files. It's going to be a fun six weeks. But here's the beauty of a self paced class, you can join at any time. If you would like to join us, be sure to click here


Crop & Create Thunder Bay, Ontario information is up! We are excited to be heading back to Thunder Bay this October with an incredible line up – Vicki Boutin, Nicole Nowosad, Virginia Nebel and special guest Layle Koncar from Simple Stories! If you've never experienced a Crop & Create event before, this one is an easy flight. Just saying 🙂 All the information can be found here.


Last, we have a not yet released sneak peek of our brand new Life In Pockets kit that is will be on sale on June 1st at 9:00 pm EST!

SneakIt bright, it's fun and it screams summer! We love this Life in Pockets kit that Jess Forster has put together and we know you will to! Our SCT Delivered layout and card kit will also be available on June 1st at 9:00 pm EST. They go quick so be sure to mark your calendars! For more information about our quarterly, seasonally inspired kits, visit our website here.

Now, why don't we end all this happy news with a happy giveaway! As we reorganize the office after a very busy spring event and kit season we have so many little packages of happy that need a new home! Is that home yours? It could be! For an opportunity to win a fun mystery box hand packed by yours truly, leave a comment below by Thursday, June 2nd! Good luck!

MysteryboxLet's also talk for a second about last week's giveaway of a spot for two in our new online class. We asked you to tell us who in your life also deserved a spot in the class and your answers were amazing. Heartfelt and loving. They were a pleasure to read. The winner of two seats in the class, as chosen by our random integer friend, is:

I would love to win this prize and be able to share with my 85 year old mother who is an avid scrapbooker. But she is more than a scrapbooker she is an amazing lady who has helped me with so much over the years, but over the last few months she has been by my side helping me so much as I suffered a terrible fall down the stairs and fractured my pelvis. She has been there for everything for me and I would like nothing more than to be able to share some fun times scrapbooking together! It would be a win win for both of us!! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize!!! ? Posted by: Lynn W | May 20, 2016 at 02:36 PM

Congratulations Lynn! Please email me at catherine@scrapbookandcards.com and we'll send that link right off to you!

For our US friends, have a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. For all our other friends, enjoy a lovely weekend too! And thanks for being here to let me share all the good that's happening around here these days. Next week our summer issue heads off to print and we cannot wait to share it with you!!!

~ Catherine, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine