Happy National Scrapbook Day!  It’s Virginia here joining in for some crafty fun, I think it is pretty amazing to have a day designated to celebrate this wonderful hobby of ours!

I like to make the most of my scrapbook supplies, yes I’m one of those scrapbookers that looks at a 2×2 scrap piece of paper and thinks deliberately ‘keep’ or ‘recycle’,  some of you are nodding in agreement right, ha!

I was on a roll using Echo Park’s summer collection pack and was able to complete 12 pages from just using the collection pack. I wanted to squeeze the 13th page from the scraps left over, a few strips of pattern paper and a few journaling cards.


Instead of using the 3×4 journaling cards as just cards, I had a little fun with them.  In one spot, I cut the card in half (horizontally) and placed each half above and below the photo, this stretches the sentiment and makes the photo a focal point.


For the row of banners, I cut the journal card in vertical strips to create various banner lengths.  You can still see the images of the journal cards peeking through.  I used the negative of a sticker border to create a faux ‘stitch’ line across the pennants.  Manufacturers usually include a long sticker border placed at the edge of the 12×12 sticker sheet, look for a thin strip that is left over on the sticker sheet.


Hope this inspires you to use up all your scraps!

~  Virginia Nebel


It's 3:00 pm and all's well!  Our designers are knocking it out of the park today and the prizes have been drool worthy!  We can wait to show you what's up this hour…Echo Park Paper AND Stampin' Up!  


"You can win this fun summer collection kit "I Love Sunshine;" as well as, the coordinating Ephemera Pack and 4×6 Stamp. Full of bright and happy colors, this incredible collection celebrates all your summer memories. Who doesn't love the sunshine? We know you'll love this collection too! Happy {inter} National Scrapbooking Day SCT friends!" ~  Echo Park Paper


Our friends at Stampin' Up! are excited to provide one lucky SCT winner with the Project Life Love Story card collection and the accessory pack!

Thank you Echo Park and Stampin' Up! For an opportunity to win these AMAZING prizes, please leave a comment below by Saturday, May 9th! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th! Good luck!

A "thank you" goes such a long way and we know how much our partners would appreciate hearing from you on their facebook pages! Why not "like" them while you're there. We sure do!

Echo Park Paper

Stampin' Up!

Up next: Christa Paustenbaugh at 4:00 PM!