I LOVE National Scrapbook Day!!!!  It is a celebration of a craft that has introduced me to life long friends, sent me around the world and most of all in it I found a love for paper and glue and photography!!!!!  Today I want to share a layout I made using a bunch of goodies from Fancy Pants Design, Core’dinations, Doodlebug Design and Tim Holtz/Ranger.


Take a look first at the layout….




I found this photo and knew it was the one I needed to scrap today.  This was taken (by me selfie style) at Crop & Create in Thunder Bay, ON in the fall of 2014.  When I look at this picture I remember how much we laughed in this moment…like tears/laughter.  I remember how lucky I am to have Angie, Nicole and Catherine in my life.  I remember how much I enjoyed the ladies in TB.  I remember how lucky I am to be a part of Crop & Create.  I remember that this is why I do this thing called scrapbooking.  Without this photo…I wouldn’t remember.


With that said…let’s talk about this page…



I went to my “go to” stencil and Distress Ink and created a like background “magic”.



Then I added a few specks of gold…LOVE these Distress Sprays in metallic!!!!!




Once the base details were on I added a bunch of layers of die cuts!!!  With 3D foam adhesive.




I love to use 3×4 cards on my pages.  This one was perfect!!!




Look at it all together!!!  See how a little ink and a mask can help it all make sense??  It added “magic” and a little place to lay my bits and pieces on.  Super quick.  Super easy. And once you invest if the tools you will definitely get a ton of use from them.

That’s it for me!!!  Now go and enjoy this fabulous day and take all of the inspiration the team here at SCT is sharing and make something!!!!  Enjoy it!

~  Vicki Boutin


And the fun is far from over!  Thank you to Core'dinations and Sizzix for joining us this hour to provide some amazing prizes to celebrate this inspiration filled day!  

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This amazing prize package from Core'dinations includes:

  • 12"x12" Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection paper pack
  • 12"x12" Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection paper pack
  • 6"x6" Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection paper pack
  • Craft Glue Dots
  • Party Mixers Paper Pops- Chalkboard Collection
  • 25 pc White Canvas Tags (80 lb.)
  • 2 Packs of Vellum Quotes & Titles – Love & Celebrate themes 

Our second prize this hour from our sweet friends at Sizzix will go beautifully with this Core'dinations prize!


"Thinlits create dazzling detailed shapes for more creative cardmaking and papercrafting projects. This unique Thinlits set contains the ever popular Tim Holtz Tattered Florals design, as well as a special quilling tool to help you create perfectly made dimensional flowers. Happy {inter} National Scrapbook Day SCT friends!" ~  Sizzix

Amazing prizes for an amazing day! For an opportunity to WIN these prizes, please leave a comment below by Saturday, May 9th! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th! Good luck!

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Thank you friends!  We'll see you next hour as we wind up this fantastic day with Nicole Nowosad and a prize package that will leave you a little speechless!