Happy Thursday SCT friends, it’s Catherine your happy Publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine with you today! It’s the final day of one our favourite celebrations, our Partner Appreciation month! Throughout the month of August each year we take time to tip our hats to the amazing industry partners we get the pleasure of working with each day. The truth? Without each of these partners and their collective investment in all that we do, we could not bring our magazine, Scrapbook & Cards Today, to you. We could not host our amazing Crop & Create events, we could not distribute the gorgeous SCT Delivered kits our team puts together each quarter, we could not host our online classes and simply, we would not be reaching our readers and followers in over 120 countries without them. Our mission statement for SCT that we developed at the very beginning was simple, support our retail stores, support our industry partners and support our readers with interesting, relevant content. And you know we can’t do that alone. It takes a village. I want to thank each of you for being a part of this month long celebration. If you took a few moments to make a comment on the Facebook pages of our partners, thank you!!! They see that and appreciate the time you took from your busy day to do that. If you don’t have Facebook and left a comment below to win one of their beautiful prizes, thank you, they see those too! If you made a note of all the links we shared and visited any of our partners, thank you. While we celebrated our partners we love that they celebrated you too!

So on that note sweet friends, let’s get to today’s giveaway from our dear friends at Janome! Look at the sweet little gift they have for one lucky reader today…


“The New Home Janome Pink Lightning is a great choice for both the experienced sewist and the young enthusiast. This compact machine includes essential features for tackling many types of sewing projects, from simple sewing tasks and mending to scrapbooking and paper crafting. At just 5 pounds, it is perfectly portable and a great choice for apartment and dorm living, taking to classes or sewing with friends. It has 4 Stitches with 6 stitch width and length variations

  • 5 Straight Stitch variations (A – E) – Basic sewing, inserting zipper
  • 3 Zig-Zag Stitch variations (F, G, H) – Basic mending, garment construction
  • 1 Crescent / Scallop Stitch (I) – For embellishment and applique
  • 1 Multi-Stitch ZigZag Stitch (J) – Stretch fabrics like knits”

If you joined us at our recent Crop & Create Toronto event instructor Nicole Nowosad showed just how easy this machine is to use! With a lovely small footprint it’s perfect for your scrap space!


Our friends at Janome would also love you to see their brand new Look Book too! View HERE.

Great prize to finish up our celebration? We thought so! For an opportunity to win the Pink Lightning, be sure to leave a comment below by September 5th! All Partner Celebration winners will be randomly selected and revealed on September 8th! Good luck!

SCT friends for one last time we hope you’ll take a moment to visit Janome on their Facebook page and share a thank you for this prize! We also hope you’ll “like” them as we sure do!

As I said above, it takes a village and we’re sure glad you’re a part of our village! If you are just joining us today, be sure to start at the beginning of the celebration HERE where our friends at Jillibean Soup kicked it off with quite a bang! It’s been a fun month! xoxo

~ Catherine