Hello SCT friends and welcome to 2017! We hope you enjoyed a fabulous celebration and welcoming all the opportunities that lie ahead in 2017. Here at SCT we have a fun new year planned for you which will include a monthly sketch challenge released on the 1st of each month. You'll have until the 20th of the month to complete the challenge and send it to us and we'll share them at a predetermined date later in the month (this month it will be the 23rd!) Fun right? Let's do it together!

Here is our first sketch for this monthly challenge which comes from our Fall 2016 issue!


A perfect sketch for all those holiday photos and if you want to turn it in to a double page, feel free! We would love to see how you interpret this great sketch by Cathy Zielske! Of course, where there's a challenge there is always a prize offering too! For our first month our friends at Hero Arts have a wonderful prize to share which is perfect for this time of year…


"Celebrate 2017 in style! Our featured products from December are fun for raising a glass and toasting the celebrations in your life, planning a girls’ night, or inviting friends to happy hour. The cute little stamps and dies are also great for your scrapbook pages and planners, too!"



This prize includes: 

SA092 Pop The Cork Stencil: https://heroarts.com/products/sa092-pop-the-cork-stencil
SA093 Champagne Stencil:
SA091 Celebration Words Stencil:
CM123 Birthday Celebration:
DI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts:
DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die:
DI341 Martini Fancy Die:
DC202 Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut:
DC203 Happy New Year Stamp & Cut:

It's a fun prize package with so many options! Thank you Hero Arts for sharing this great prize for our first challenge in 2017!

Once again to enter our January Sketch Challenge be sure to send us the image of your completed project by midnight on January 20th to ideas@scrapbookandcards.com with "January Sketch Challenge" in your reference line. On January 23rd we will share a selection of the sketches we've received and randomly draw a winner for the Hero Arts prize package!

Tomorrow we also start our SCT365 self paced online class! We've had an amazing response to it and would love you to join us too! For more information about that class, click here.

Have a wonderful New Year's Day! We look forward to sharing 2017 with you!

~ Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine