Magazine Monday with Megan!

Magazine Monday with Megan!

Happy April, my magazine friends! With our Spring 2016 issue officially out (available for free download here), I’m here to give you the guided tour. I always love walking you through the pages of each issue, but this one will be extra fun, as it has a few new additions to introduce.


What’s New

Let’s get right to the new! For starters, we’ve introduced two new columns. There’s Pocket Play, which is all about… you guessed it!  Pocket scrapbooking. This issue, talented Jess Forster joined us as our guest columnist. This is one of two projects she created. I just love the division of the larger photo into several pockets! What are some of your favorite pocket tricks when you create using divided page protectors?

1The spring issue also launched Make it Mini, a column all about making mini albums. Creative Nancy Damiano came on as our first Make it Mini guest columnist. She created this tag album by hand, but we’ve also put together a tag template for you to use, if you’d prefer, which can be downloaded HERE.


Cathy Zielske will now be targeting her column to design specifics each issue. With that, she’s changed the name of her popular column to Design Your Life. Here’s a look at one of her pages, which is about repetition. I said, it’s about repetition. 😉 (lame joke!)


The title of Ali Edwards’ column, Spark Your Story, remains the same, but she is going to present her visuals in a slightly different way this year, by bringing you both traditional and pocket pages. She’ll also include more of her fabulous downloads, which we love. Here’s a look at this issue’s offering, which you can download for free HERE


New columns aren’t the only thing you’ll find. You’ll also find a new columnist. Melissa Phillips has signed on as our official writer of Card Cafe. She’s been making beautiful cards for years and is sure to bring a great look to this classic column. Here’s a peek at one of the cards she did for her debut issue.

I won’t spoil all of the surprises. There are more new columns to enjoy and team members to meet, but this gives you a taste of what we have to offer.

We’ve also kept much of what you know and love about Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine the same, including bringing you feature articles on popular topics with each issue, as well as many of the same columns you’ve come to expect with the magazine (Sketch Savvy, 10 Most Wanted, Creative Card Techniques, etc.). I’ll give you a look at some of these staples in my next “Magazine Monday with Megan” post (first Monday in May). In the meantime, you’ll definitely want to set your eyes on our MANY freebies being offered with the Spring 2016 issue. Here’s a complete list of what you’ll find HERE

Happy spring, sweet friends! If you feel so inclined, I’d love to know what caught your eye in our spring issue. Your feedback always helps us continue to improve and grow with each product we put out. Thanks so much for that!

Megan Hoeppner, editor-in-chief

P.S. Want to be featured in our next issue? We’re currently looking for projects and would LOVE to see work from you! Find more details about what we’re looking for HERE. And hurry! Our call closes April 5. Tell your friends! 🙂

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  1. barb macaskill April 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like this will be another amazing issue!! Can’t wait to receive it!! Looking forward to all the new columns and the old ones too!!

  2. Jean Marmo April 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Wonderful inspiration!!

  3. Linda T April 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I just love the new magazine. Great articles and techniques I want to try. Love seeing the new products and ideas.

  4. theCook April 5, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Sounds great!

  5. LC April 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    It’s great to see some new features among those we’ve come to know and love! You’re always right on trend and you keep me striving to evolve and grow too. I really enjoyed the spring issue’s ‘You call the shots’ section. So many great tips, tricks and solutions to questions that a lot of us have. Plus I like the interactive feel it creates between the designers and the readers. That is something you do so well in the magazine and on this blog, is involve the readers. Thanks for all the hard work that went into putting this issue together! The entire team did a phenomenal job as usual!

  6. Beverly Jordan April 6, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Have so many upcoming projects and am so inspired!!

  7. Teresa Medeiros April 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I’m loving the two new columns, including the changes to Cathy and Ali’s and of course Card Cafe is awesome too. The Make it Mini column is my fave though as I love completing quick little projects like that. Love that you guys keep things exciting and fresh for us readers! Keep up the awesome work. 🙂

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