{inter} National Scrapbook Day 2015 – 3:00 PM

{inter} National Scrapbook Day 2015 – 3:00 PM

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!

2015-05-02T15:00:00+00:00May 2nd, 2015|National Scrapbooking Day|


  1. Dawn Hopkins May 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I love the fun summer colors in your layout! So sweet!

  2. mary May 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Awesome paper. You all are certainly getting my creative juices flowing.

  3. Kailash May 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    A wonderful prize. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  4. Sue D May 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Great job making this out of scraps.

  5. Maria May 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Just loving the whole look of the summer pack! Thank you for the tips on how to use some of the embellishments.

  6. Liz Lumsden May 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    What a happy summer layout! Love it.

  7. Denise May 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Pretty summer paper! And the wedding stuff is perfect for a wedding I’m scrapbooking this summer!,

  8. Tona May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    What a fabulous layout! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Mary-Anne V. May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    great summer layout and wonderful prizes Thanks!

  10. p. t. May 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Looks like a fun page for a fun day…cute ideas to use the little extras!

  11. Bevb May 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Oh wow, I thought it was just me not wanting to throw and piece of paper out. LOL. Now with this pack from Echo Park Paper I am sure not one piece will be wasted. I also love the Ephemera Pack. Stampin Up has quality products and so there would be none of that leaving in the trash. Awesome prize, so lucky to have the chance to win. Thanks SCT and your amazing generous sponsors.

  12. theCook May 2, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The scrapbook page is lovely. Love when there are several pictures on just one page!
    Would love to win the giveaway too!

  13. RobinH May 2, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    my two most favorite products .. Echo Park and Stampin’ Up!!
    thanks again for all the inspiration and prizes you are sharing with us today

  14. Rebecca Yahrling May 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Lovely layout, Virginia. I don’t throw away any scraps and use them all the time! And oh boy, two of my most favorite companies! What a happy day!

  15. Barbara Slater May 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm


  16. Kathi Desmarais May 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    What nice prizes! Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Deepa Lakshman May 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    The LO is awesome. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. Love your page. I also love Echo Park and Stampin Up. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies.

  18. May 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you!

  19. michelle t May 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Great layout, so fun and inspiring. Michelle t

  20. NinaN May 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Beautiful job using those scraps! You’d never guess that that’s what you were trying to do. Lovely!
    I love Echo Park and this collection is perfect for summer!

  21. Amanda Farlinger May 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Love the bright colours and the love story edition!

  22. Neva Cole May 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Good to know I am not alone in keeping scraps of paper! Never know when they will come in handy like on this wonderful layout. What a great give away too!

  23. Lyubov Nath May 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    What a great day today! Awesome! i hope to win this giveaways.

  24. Laurie Montague May 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Love the summer theme and the gorgeous colors!

  25. Michelle Price May 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Such a bright happy EP collection! And a gorgeous layout too!

  26. izzy anderson May 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I love your happy page. EP always makes such fun collections and you can never go wrong with Stampin Up!

  27. jengd May 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Fun page! I’m definitely with you on debating over little scraps. 🙂

  28. Jennifer May 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Awesome giveaway today for NSD! Thank you for participating and giving us the chance to win.

  29. Janet Cobb May 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I love the bright summery colors of this collection! Happy (I) NSD!

  30. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B May 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    What a fun layout! Love pinwheels!

  31. Sharon gullikson May 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Those are some great papers. Love the patterns

  32. Jeffrey Sheats May 2, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    So much fun and great scrap use!

  33. Peggy Sobey May 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I really like the layout here. And the bright summer colours of the EP collection.. and what’s not to love about Stampin’ Up! I’m anxiously waiting for their new catalogue!

  34. Angela A May 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Virginia, I love the little banner across the top of your page! Super cute! and same with your pinwheels! Great giveaways too! I have been eyeing that EP collection for a while now!

  35. Janice May 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Love the colors – so bright and happy! Great way to use scraps to make a fun layout!

  36. Terri May 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Beautiful layout!

  37. Charity Chamberlain May 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Fabulous layout!

  38. Melinda May 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    What a great summer pack.. and i love the layout, great use of scraps!!

  39. Misty M. May 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I always love more tips on using scraps!

  40. Joi@RR May 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Your row of banners are my favorite part of this layout but… for sure the whole project is super. It’s wonderful how you were able to use the last of your paper as scrap to complete such a fun creation. GREAT JOB. Thanks bunches for your part in making this a HAPPY International Scrapbooking Day. j.

  41. tammy kist May 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    such a great page, and awesome giveaway!

  42. MathWie May 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Cute layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Angele James May 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Another fun layout and prize!

  44. Aceason May 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    So fun and cute!

  45. Maggie B May 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Such a wonderfully sunny & bright collection you’re offering. Thanks to both, Echo Park and Stampin’ Up for sharing the love and giving us all a chance to win a fantastic prize!!

  46. Anita May 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Love the bright happy colors! And always Stampin’ Up:)

  47. Leslie May 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    love the layout! so much fun

  48. Karen Lingel May 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Love the summery paper! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  49. furrypig May 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    wow 13 pages from one collection pack that is impressive! Fab prizes too

  50. Elaine Stefanacci May 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I love the summery paper from Echo Park and the great stamps from Stampin Up. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  51. Christine Campbell May 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that EP collection. And Virginia’s work is always impeccable. THANKS!!

  52. Lynne G May 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    What a beautiful layout!! You would never guess it was made from scraps. Thanks for the great ideas and wonderful inspiration!!! Happy NSD!!!!

  53. Gramma Dee May 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I collect all the little bits, too. Hate to discard all that goodness. Love what you did with the strips and pieces on this LO.
    Love the summery happy colors on this EP collection. Whoever wins this will be VERY lucky!

  54. Frances May 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Lovely LO and great use of scraps along with creative ideas to extend the use of journal cards too!

  55. Grace Tolman May 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I would have never believed that the layout was created with scraps. Thank you for this chance.

  56. Jamie Larsen May 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    love the ep collection thanks for the chance to win

  57. Jennifer Scull May 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    such a happy layout! and a fun giveaway! thanks so much to the generous sponsors. 🙂

  58. Karen S May 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Love this collection!

  59. Lynn Ekstrom May 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Love the summer paper, love Echo Park, and love Stampin’ Up! Thanks for the chance to win, to your sponsors, the inspiration, and the fun day!

  60. Sharon P. May 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love the bright and colorful Echo Park papers!

  61. Heather Robertson May 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    wonderful page – love the bright colors and the little banner is perfect. great giveaway too

  62. Jeri May 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I always love seeing ways to use up my scraps. This is a fabulous layout.

  63. Ann Custer May 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Super cute layout, love all the fun colors and graphics on the DP. Thanks to Echo Park and Stampin’ Up for the chance to win a lovely prize.

  64. Nina Oelke May 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Happy NSD Virginia! I thought your layout was awesome. I enjoyed the tip on how to make your photo the focal point and I shall remember to use it in future layouts. Nice use of your leftover paper. I especially liked the flags. They are so cute. I really love the Echo Park “I love sunshine” kit. Great giveaway. I so hope I win it. I am already imagining the layouts I would do featuring my grandchildren and summertime. Stampin’ Up’s Project Life Story Card Collection and Story Pack looks like it would be a lot of fun to work with 🙂

  65. Debbie May 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This is a fabulous prize! One can never have too much paper or too many stamps!

  66. Mary Holshouser May 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Some fun ideas for embellishing the pages.
    thanks for sharing.

  67. Laura Turcotte May 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Loving that layout—such fun! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

  68. nirvana valerio May 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    love de colors, sweet!!!

  69. Fay Jeffcoate May 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Echo Park, I love you colours and designs more and more. Thank you to you and Stampin Up for your generosity!
    Happy Scrapping!!!

  70. Amy M. C. May 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Two of my favorites! Thanks for the giveaways!

  71. SNAZZY JJ May 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Love this bright happy layout and the wonderful giveaways!

  72. margret May 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Very nice. Nice colors

  73. shartl May 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Love the fun summery colors on your layout and that cute little sticker strip!!

  74. Nancy Wilcox May 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Great prizes. Thanks for a chance to win.

  75. Cristy May 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    bright, fun and pinwheels to boot!

  76. Shirley Vanderbloomer May 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Summer papers.Beautiful.

  77. Yolanda Gonzalez May 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Fun summer colors.

  78. Debbie Linville May 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Wonderful Summer LO…

  79. Sandy Lewis May 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    What a fun giveaway – thank you for the chance to win:)

  80. JoAnn H May 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Bring it on…loving this day and all the freebies

  81. Cheri Burry May 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I save everything too LOL! You just never know when you might need it!

  82. Loretta May 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Your layout is full of fun colors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  83. Judy Stiles May 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Great ideas for using up scraps! Layout is adorable! Great giveaway, too!

  84. sjmcclelland May 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Great colours and fun lay out. I keep almost every piece of paper – never know when it will come in handy.

  85. Dana C May 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    LOVE the BrIgHt colors!

  86. lisa808 May 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Fun L/O. I like the mix of banners and pinwheels.

  87. judy May 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Incredicle layout that I wish to scraplift. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win the awesome prize package!

  88. Pattig May 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Love these products. Happy NSD!!

  89. Vicki May 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I love your layout ideas. So genius to cut up the journaling cards to create a unique title. Thanks!

  90. Efrat May 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you and happy NSD

  91. Beth Wainright May 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Echo Park…..it just makes one think it’s July!!!
    Thank you for a chance to win another great prize package.

  92. melita May 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    what a gorgeous layout and such a fun way to use the negative of the sticker border strip!

  93. Holly S May 2, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I really like how she cut the card in half to use half on top and the rest on the bottom of the photo…such a great idea.

  94. Gabriella May 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Some more fun and useful ideas, plus another great giveaway

  95. Carmen M. May 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    What a fun layout and all scraps! Wow, What a great collection up for grabs this hour.

  96. pam bray May 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful layouts with wonderful giveaways. Happy NSD.

  97. Lynne in NI May 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    What a fab fun LO!

  98. Myra May 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Oh I love summer and all the colors and inspiration. Thanks for sharing

  99. Regina Furman May 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Love this Echo Park collection! I would also love to try the Project Life set. Thanks for the chance!

  100. Bonnie Kwasny May 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Nice products would be great to win

  101. judy May 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you Echo Park and Stampin’ Up! for the opportunity to win these AMAZING prizes. Virginia, you’re a gal after my own heart – don’t ever toss IT, IT will be sure to come in handy sometime for something.

  102. RPomeroy May 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I love your tips. I use the edges on sticker sheets all the time! I also love the prizes. Have a great day!

  103. Stokely May 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    13 pages from one pack, wow! Nice work.

  104. Cynthia Baldwin May 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Great way to use these 3×4 cards, Virginia! Happy NSD!

  105. Judy May 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Love that you were able to squeeze that extra layout with your scraps. I don’t know if I would be able to think of that way to use them myself. I love when you can use everything! Thanks for some great ideas. And thanks for the chance to win.

  106. LillyB May 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Such a cute page!

  107. Laura Evangeline May 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm


  108. LauraB May 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Happy NSD!

  109. LauraO May 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Just lovely!

  110. himmelsengelkind May 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

  111. Theresa May 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Gorgeous paper! Adorable layout!

  112. Robin Buchholz May 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    What a fun summer layout! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  113. Brandi R May 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Precious memories! Love the layout ♥

  114. Joan VanCourt May 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Oh, happy national scapbook day to you all. Love that paper collection and the SU stamps.

  115. Cara Feeney May 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Love the paper colors.

  116. Tammy B May 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Love Echo Park paper! And what a fun layout! Thanks!

  117. Robin M May 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas on how to use the pocket cards in new way!

  118. Chris Cross May 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Loving the giveaways! Thanks for sharing!

  119. Ardyce Seabrook May 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    so so fun and bright!

  120. Kerry Peters May 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Oh wow!!!! Love

  121. Stefanie Haluk May 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Cute layout, i love doing summer layouts, they are the most fun and this paper would be perfect.

  122. Monica May 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Soooo clever. Love the banner and split sentiments around the pics…clever.

  123. Deborah Long May 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Great project- thanks for all the inspiration!

  124. Kim Olea May 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I LOVE that you used “leftovers”! I have TONS of scrapbook supplies, yet I always try to use everything I can!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  125. Patty F. May 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    What a fun summer page, love it! Thanks for the chance!

  126. Janet M May 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    love this layout!!!! love this prize! thanks for hosting (inter)NSD day!

  127. Nicole Genge May 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Can’t wait for summer to begin… Or at least spring

  128. Jody Muller May 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Echo Park and Stampin’ Up?! Whoa, be still my beating heart. Love this!

  129. Jackie Edwards May 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Another super layout from a few bits!!! Will definitely be using the idea of cutting up journalling cards!!! Must admit I do already use the strip from the bottom!!! LOL

  130. J. Lee May 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Fun layout!
    Terrific prizes! Thanks for the opportunity!

  131. christi Steinbeck May 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    OHHHHH I Love this collection from EP! BEAUTIFUL! You guys have such inspiration today!

  132. Julie A. Shearer May 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Really liking the look of this layout. Thanks for a chance to win.

  133. Stephanie DiSabato May 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    love the bright colors!

  134. Maureen Ellis May 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I keep all my scraps too!

  135. Gina May 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Love this layout. Gorgeous page!

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