Hello! And a VERY happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day to you, my creative friends! I’m delighted to be here today, celebrating along side you. I can think of no better hobby to celebrate. After all, not only does scrapbooking offer us an amazing and always-evolving creative outlet, it also also allows us to document our lives and unique stories in the process. That’s a pretty impressive way to use those creative juices, if you ask me.

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What to Expect

To begin, I thought I’d give you a little roadmap of what to expect over the next 12 hours. We’re hosting hourly blog entries, which include hourly project ideas from our design team members, as well as hourly giveaways from our fabulous industry partners. How’s that for every-hour-on-the-hour-awesome?! The fun begins now and runs through 9:00 pm EST.

Pocket Play

As I mentioned before, scrapbooking is always evolving, which I love. I know many creatives are like me, in they like to keep the ideas and options coming. Right now, one such scrapbooking evolution has come in the form of pocket scrapbooking—an approach I thoroughly enjoy. I adore the way the divided-pocket pages look when blended in with the traditional pages found in my album. And I’m a big fan of the added photos I can incorporate when creating in this way. So, to celebrate the day, I thought I’d share one of my latest pocket pages.

Project Life App

Being a busy mom who is often on the go, I find time to scrap when I can. I’m thankful for on-the-go options like the Project Life App on my phone (currently available on Apple; coming soon to Android). Whether I find myself in the doc’s waiting room for another long spell (my baby doc is always running behind) or sitting without internet for hours on a plane, I often turn to this form of documenting. I then print my layouts using either Persnickety Prints or my Epson Artisan 1430 Printer (LOVE!).

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Optional Embellishing

Once my layouts are printed, I will sometimes slip them directly into my album and other times I’ll add a few sprinkles on top using bits from my stash.

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Combining Resources

Sometimes, I intentionally leave areas of my Project Life design empty on my phone and add other supplies/cards from my personal stash at home. This way I can mix and match to make my designs my own, just as I would if I were traditional scrapbooking.

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Pocket Choices

Whether you choose to go with digi pockets or work with the real deal, you have some excellent options to choose from. Here are just a few of my favorite pocket brands:

 *   We R Memory Keepers

*   Simple Stories

*   Project Life

*   Brag Books by Fancy Pants Designs

Enjoy Your Day

It’s not every day we can say we’re celebrating the holiday of our hobby. I hope you enjoy all that today’s festivities have to offer. More importantly, I hope you continue to enjoy your creative journey, whether you’re a scrapbooker, a card maker, or another creative -er.

Cheers!

~  Megan Hoeppner

9:00 AM GIVEAWAY!!!

Scrapbook & Cards Today is very excited to work with some of the industry's best companies who always come together to celebrate with us and with YOU! To kick off this great day, look at these amazing prizes they've put together just for you!

BoBunny

"Happy National Scrapbook Day from all of us at BoBunny! We are excited to offer you a chance to win this fabulous prize from BoBunny! This prize contains ALL the beautiful BRAND NEW Penny Emporium papers, the must have Penny Emporium Noteworthy, Penny Emporium Layered Chipboard and our amazing copper Glitter paste!" 

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"One winner will enjoy a shopping-spree to Paper Smooches stamps!  Fifty dollars is what you will have to spend at our online store…there are many super fun stamps and dies to choose from!" ~ owner, Kim Hughes

Gossamer_Blue

"Gossamer Blue's May 2015 Main kit is filled with the latest products, bright and bold colors, and easy to use embellishments that will make documenting your memories pure joy! We hope you have an incredible and product National Scrapbook Day!" ~ Lori Gentile, owner of Gossamer Blue

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!

We would love it if you could take a moment to thank all our partners on their facebook pages today!  

BoBunny

Paper Smooches

Gossamer Blue

A "thank you" goes such a long way and we know how much they appreciate it! Why not "like" them while you're there.  We sure do!

Next hour join design team member Laura Vegas! See you at 10:00 am!