Good morning SCT friends and welcome to International Scrapbook Day 2019 with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! For the past 13 years, we have enjoyed celebrating this special day with our readers around the world and are excited to spend another fun day with you by providing inspiration, challenges, and prizes all day long! Here is today’s schedule of events:

9:00 AM: PageMaps sketch challenge & a starry surprise from Lisa Dickinson! <—-we are here!

10:00 AM: Join designer Paige Evans with a fun floral challenge

12:00 PM:  Join designer Virginia Nebel with a travel challenge

2:00 PM:  Join designer Meghann Andrew with a birthday challenge

4:00 PM:  Join designer Wendy Sue Anderson with a fun colour challenge

6:00 PM:  Join designer Nathalie DeSousa with a celebration challenge

7:00 PM: Join our Creative Editor Jen Gallacher as we wrap up the day!

We hope you’re in a creative place today however if you’re not able to join us each hour we post today, not to worry. Our challenges will be open all week long so that when you can carve some crafty time, we’ll be right there with you. Ready to get started?

Our first challenge today is a PageMaps sketch challenge! This beautiful sketch created by Becky Fleck is an exclusive sketch that appears in our new Spring 2019 issue (download/view for free!) We would LOVE to see what you create with it.

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Spring 2019 - Layout Sketch

Scrapbook & Cards Today – Spring 2019 – Layout Sketch

Flip it, turn it, add a second page. Make it yours! We always love to see what you create with our sketch challenges and hope you’ll use this fabulous PageMaps sketch to record one of your favourite memories.  And then share it with us, of course!

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout based on the PageMaps sketch above and send an image of it to us at
  2. Please put “iNSD PageMaps challenge” in your reference line.
  3. Please ensure your image is less than 2mb.
  4. You have until May 15th to send in your submission. We will share a selection of today’s challenge submissions on May 17th!

But wait there’s more! Joining us to kick off the day we have Design Team member Lisa Dickinson here to share a fun layout that has us a little starry-eyed!

“Happy International Scrapbook Day everyone! It’s Lisa Dickinson and I’m excited to share a layout with you on this favorite holiday!


supplies | cardstock: Bazzill Basics; patterned paper: Amy Tangerine; alphabets: American Crafts; electronic cutter: Silhouette Cameo; date stamp: Project Life; misc buttons and thread.

I love a great frame cut file and it’s a simple and easy and way to establish a page design. This star circle frame is available in my Etsy shop and makes a perfect place to incorporate lots of pattern and color. I filled each star and circle with papers from the Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart collection.


In the center of each star, I stitched various buttons for added texture and dimension. This is a great way to use up any “singles” you may have of brads, buttons, or enamel dots!


In the center of the frame, I added my photos, a block of journaling, and a title that uses a mix of letter stickers and a die-cut word.


Thanks for stopping by and celebrating iNSD with us – enjoy your day!”

~ Lisa Dickinson


To kick off our iNSD day we would love to offer this hour’s lucky winner a $100 prize package from us here at SCT! In this prize package, our winner will receive a one-year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, our newest Spring Fling layout kit, our new Daffodil Days card kit and more!

Spring Fling Scrapbook Kit by Scrapbook & Cards Today

To enter our iNSD giveaways:

  1. Leave a comment below by May 15th;
  2. For a second entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Instagram page;
  3. For a third entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Facebook page;
  4. One winner for each prize today will be randomly selected and announced on May 17th.
  5. You do not have to participate in the challenge for our hourly prizes…but we would love it if you do!

Please join us in one hour for our next challenge and to see some beautiful artwork from Paige Evans!

Join us again at 10:00 am!