Happy New Year from SCT!

Happy New Year from SCT!

Happy New Year from SCT! It’s a new year full of possibilities, and we’re so excited to embark on another year of inspiration with you!

Do you have any creative resolutions for 2018? Perhaps you want to create more, attend some events, join a challenge, or get organized. Whatever the new year brings, we hope that you have FUN in everything and share handmade kindness and capture memories for a lifetime.

Have you seen the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018?

Pantone Ultra Violet

I gotta tell you, I was skeptical when I first heard the news, but I’m always open-minded when it comes to color. Purple tends to be a love or hate color, and while I love all colors, it’s definitely not one I tend to reach for. But, I think it’s growing on me.

According to some brief research, here’s what the color purple evokes, “Purple combines the stability of the blue color and the energy of the red. Through the ages, purple has always been associated with royalty, nobility, and prestige. The color purple can symbolize mystery, magic, power, and luxury.”

Let’s feast our eyes on some pretty things in all their Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 glory!

This beautiful bouquet of statice.


This glorious clutch purse.


This magnificent espresso machine.


This luscious lip color.


This chic lounge chair and ottoman.

Our partners offer fun products in these royal hues. Let’s check out a few:

Sugarplum ink from Lawn Fawn.

A Grape Soda album from We R Memory Keepers.


Purple Deco Foil from Therm O Web.

Amethyst sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

Heart with Foil Purple cardstock from Bazzill Basics.

If purple isn’t your go-to color, just start by adding small doses…

Kay Miller incorporated splashes of purple in her cityscape using products from Paper Smooches.

Stacy Cohen used some purple in her colorful layout to create a rainbow. Perhaps you could try several strips of purple! C’mon! You can do it!

Whether you love purple or don’t, I challenge you to try it in at least of your creations this coming year.

Here’s to 2018! May it be a year full of many blessings.

Susan Opel signature

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief

2018-01-01T12:38:47+00:00January 1st, 2018|Magazine Monday|


  1. Judy O January 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I love purple and very excited to see it chosen 2018 colour of the year! Honestly not too keen on the purple espresso machine and purple lip colour but the rest is all good!

  2. Jean marmo January 1, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Crafty New Year!

  3. Alzira Armas January 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Happy New Year, Love this colour, purple and pink, my favorites

  4. Beth Anne Thomas January 1, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Happy New Year! I don’t need an excuse to use purple, but I’ll certainly enjoy seeing more of it!

  5. Diane Caldwell January 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Pantone Ultra Violet purple will work very well with scrapping my Red Hat events – if you are a red hatter you know that red and purple are the colours that you must wear!! Happy New Year to everyone.

  6. Brenda January 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I like purple and it’s my daughter-in-law’s favorite color so will definitely be using it in some projects this year

  7. Colleen Flathers January 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    My favorite color.

  8. Barbmac January 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Happy New Year! I am not feeling Pantone’s color of the year! Icky! TFS!

  9. Barbmac January 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Happy New Year! I am not feeling Pantone’s color of the year! Icky! TFS!

  10. Amber M. January 1, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Purple, YEAH!!!!!! Absolutely love it!!

  11. Cynthia Baldwin January 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Your post reminds me of when Cath E. used to post a collection of photos (sometimes with a poem) on the Moxie Fab blog. Sadly, I’m not feelin’ the same about this shade as Pantone does. Maybe it’ll grow on me? Happy 2018 to you!

  12. Carla Hundley January 2, 2018 at 1:37 am

    PURPLE is the color!
    I love purple and use it
    as much as I can. Lovely
    cards using this color.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Marianne January 2, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Happy New Year! I love purple, so I’m looking forward to incorporating it into my crafting this year.

  14. Kelly Crowl January 2, 2018 at 11:07 am


  15. Lynette January 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I love purple so much that my craft room has a purple door and trim! 🙂 I will be using it more in cards this year since I have a great excuse! 🙂

  16. Michelle January 2, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    My 10 foot x 4 foot scrap table (board room table) is PURPLE ! And, I love it!!!!

  17. Bonnie E January 3, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I love purple too – it can be energizing or soothing – and it certainly is eye catching and regal!

  18. DUMONTIER Marjorie January 3, 2018 at 9:38 am

    This rainbow layout is cheerful !

  19. Michele F January 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Susan I love the purples of Hydrangea, Lavender, and Lilacs… because those are all grey-ed down a bit, right? My favorite way to play with any color!
    Happiest New Year to you, my friend!

  20. Anita January 4, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I love purple, but find it difficult to use on layouts for some reason! guess I’ll be giving it a try this year!

  21. Brande @ Scrapstorian January 5, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Wow I love purple … but now that I think of it, I don’t think I have much if any in my scrapbook stash! Hmm! Looking forward to seeing more purple in this year’s collections so I can remedy that!

  22. TracyM #6773 January 6, 2018 at 5:37 am

    mmm, purple, love all shades of purple!

  23. Nita K. January 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I love this color!

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