Happy Magazine Monday, friends!

I hope you are having an absolutely AWESOME summer! Mine has been great so far with several visits from friends and family and even a smashing day spent with our publisher Catherine Tachdjian and our Creative Editor Jen Gallacher right here in Utah.

Catherine, Jen, and I spent some time talking about and planning for upcoming issues while we walked the summer trade show floor just a few miles from my house. And then we relaxed and chatted over dinner that evening (my sister joined us, too—she was a scrapbooker once upon a time, and now she makes cards like me!). I loved hearing Catherine tell about when our magazine was just a tiny spark of an amazing idea. It makes me SO proud to work with this lady who took such an enormous chance on a new way of looking at publications.

A couple days later, my sister and I (along with two of our closest friends) were off to southern Utah for a fantastic and fun girls weekend together. I gotta tell you, I’m a city girl. I like hotels and bustling metropolises and the lovely amenities in life. But when you live in Utah, our National Parks are an absolute must, and the four of us had the chance to stay in a historic home (owned by friends) not far from Bryce Canyon National Park. I tell you, it is a magnificent place to behold. And spending the time with these girls made it even more fun!

Beth, Meriska, Me, and Devyn with the red rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park in the background.

Before we went on this epic adventure, I decided to create a thank you card for Devyn since she arranged our home away from home for the weekend. I absolutely LOVE a concept card, so I googled images of Bryce Canyon for color inspiration and went to town with lots of wavy dies from My Favorite Things.  I was SO stoked with the result.

supplies CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Basics, Simon Says Stamp; STAMP: Simon Says Stamp; INK: Tsukineko; EMBOSSING POWDER: Avery Elle; DIES: My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp; ADHESIVE: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Xyron; OTHER: Vellum

Devyn LOVED the card, and now it’s on the corkboard in the kitchen of the house we stayed in for others to enjoy, too. And that makes me SO happy!

Have you been able to travel this summer? I wonder how your travels will inspire your creativity?

Here’s to an awesome August and to our Partner Celebration that continues with our friends from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L below!





Susan Opel, Editor-in-Chief


There is no doubt when we talk adhesive this company is one of the very best! Our team loves to create with the array of products offered by our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Today we invited Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to share in our celebration by sharing some of the inspiring work created by their design team. You’ll want to keep reading to the end of today’s post too for a little surprise 😉

Farmhouse Memo Board by Shellye McDaniel

Just for You Gift Box and Card by Judy Hayes

How to Create DIY Colored Crepe Paper Flowers by Terri Burson

Click on the links underneath the projects to be directed to the 3L blog for all the details.

Our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L love our readers and today also wanted to share a great prize package with one lucky reader!

“Get crafting with an E-Z Runner Grand Dispenser and E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill! You’ll enjoy using this lightweight and easy to refill dispenser! 3D Foam Circles, new this year, come in 2 sizes and 2 colors to put some pop in your projects! Adhering die cuts couldn’t be easier with our Adhesive Sheets. Whether you’re making a shaker with fun elements or keeping your treasures safe, a package of 10 Keepsake Envelopes is just what you need. Adhesive Dots are quick and easy to use for embellishments from tiny to large. Find them all on www.scrapbook-adhesives.com

Here’s all the place you’ll find Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScrapbookAdhesives

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scrapbookadhesivesby3l/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SBAdhesivesby3L/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBADHESIVESBY3L

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScrapbookAdhesives

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dv2W0X


To enter each Partner Celebration giveaway:

For an opportunity to win today’s prize, be sure to leave a comment below by September 6th! Winners will be announced on September 7th. Good luck!


Thank you Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for keeping us papercrafters stuck together 🙂  SCT friends we hope you’ll take a moment to give a big “thank you” to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ScrapbookAdhesives

Have a wonderful Monday and a great start to the week!