Magazine Monday with Susan! Her top 5 faves from the summer issue!

Magazine Monday with Susan! Her top 5 faves from the summer issue!

Happy Magazine Monday, friends!

Have you had the chance to dig into the Summer 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today? We’re so proud how it turned out — we’re simply beaming!

Today I want to give you a little peek into the issue and share with you…


  1. Lists

In Cathy Zielske’s column Design Your Story, she gives some great ideas for list making in your scrapbooking. I don’t know about YOU, but I am list-lover! I make so many lists. I even have separate notebooks and planners for different situations. Her list about her 21-year-old daughter is so perfect, and truly captures a moment in time.

  1. Flamingos

I sure do love flamingos, and this issue has a flamboyance of them! You can find flamingos on pages 5, 10, 22, 48, 62, 68, 72, 75, 77, 81, and even on the back cover (did I miss any?)! I love Virginia Nebel’s homage to the fabulous pink bird in her Faces of Summer layout.

  1. Extras

Each issue comes with loads of extras to help you tell your stories, to teach you techniques, and to save you time. In our Pocket Play column, Meghann Andrew shared about the Collect app from The Lens Lab. Meghann says, “Inside the app, my images are automatically cropped, and I can quickly add my journaling below each photo.” After that, she simply prints them and saves time on her journaling. You might want to check it out!

  1. This card!

I love this card by Latisha Yoast using the Aloha stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I mean, a pineapple with cool shades. What could be cuter?

  1. Inspiration Gallery

The Inspiration Gallery is so AWESOME! Our readers just knocked it out of the park sharing layouts, cards, and projects that not only scream summer, but make me want to sit down and create. And THAT’S what it’s all about! I am particularly mesmerized with Majken Pullin’s Lovely layout pictured below. Those bold blooms and trendy elements paired with the simply enchanting vintage photo are absolute perfection.

What were your favorite parts of the issue? We’d love to hear in the comments below! 

Here’s to summer!

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief

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  1. bette July 3, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I’m always curious about the latest tools of the trade so enJOY the ads. I did like the Meow Cat layout. Inspiring catty, Thanks for letting us view it online!

  2. Sandy Clinton July 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I wish that collect app that Meghann recommended was available for Android phones. I think it would be an awesome time saver!

  3. Kelly Crowl July 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Liking the beautiful layouts and cards you shared!

  4. Sindhu July 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Love the cover layout , Bea Valint’s grid style layout and ideas for embellishing both pocket pages and layouts which I find throughout the book .

  5. Kirsty Vittetoe July 4, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Oh so many beautiful work, very inspiring too!

  6. Greta H July 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve been waiting for some downtime to go through the issue–thanks for pointing out these wonderful projects, Susan!

  7. Majken Pullin July 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I’m so very honored to be a part of your top 5 list, Susan!!!! <3 <3 <3. Thanks so much for sharing. All the heart eyes for this issue!

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