Monday, March 28, 2011

wishing a happy birthday to SCT

happy monday morning! this is the week that one of my favorite things turns 5! scrapbook and cards today, a wonderful publication out of canada first hit local scrapbook stores five years ago. catherine had a dream to help support the local stores. the magazine is free and you won't find it in a big box store, it's used as a marketing tool to bring customers into their local scrapbook stores. that's how i first learned of it, my friend mary kay had a store here in denver that carried the publication. i had the chance to meet catherine and kerry the next CHA and a year later, i became part of the team, writing a quarterly column on trends. it has been the most delightful experience! i love the magazine because of the absolute attention to quality it strives for each and every time. every new issue is amazing and blows me away with the talent and inspiration packed in there, then i get the next issue and i can't believe it's even better. and i know this last bit is silly, but i love how very thick the pages are. it's just another sign of the high quality SCT shoots for every time. if you've not had the chance to actually have the magazine in your hands because you don't have an LSS, you can download the magazine online. for free. yep, free. to celebrate five amazing years, the entire team is hosting a blog hop, here are the details:



Thank you for celebrating SCT's 5th birthday with us! If you have just arrived here from Kathy’s blog, then you are in the right place! If not, head back to the SCT blog and join us on this fabulous blog hop.
Have you figured out what the grand prize that caps off this week-long party? It's so cool! And can you believe all of the fun birthday-themed prizes SCT is giving away during the celebration! Fun stuff!
Today, I'd like to share a birthday card I made in honor of SCT's birthday. I used one of the bonus sketches found in the new Cardmaps issue. Over the last couple of months, I've decided I'm converted to sketches, they make putting a card together so much easier for me. If you haven't had a chance, please look for this great new resource! I used the Sassafras Sweetly Smitten line of products, I love the Wee Bundles for their smaller size, perfect for cards. And the little girl with a party hat? I never knew what to do with the vintage photos of strangers that are popping up lately. Then I decided to add a party hat and now I can't get enough of those stickers! Just fun. And what a great way to use up all those brads I've been collecting!
Oh wait! Be sure to check out SCT's Spring issue! One of my favorite sections is Kimber McGray's article Inspired by the Internet on page 39. I'm a big internet junkie, I love trolling through blogs, finding design ideas to translate into my scrapbooking and cardmaking. The article does a great job at showing easy ways to use that inspiration. Also check out the new From the Heart column, GREAT journaling and two amazing layouts by Becky and my dear friend Marnie Flores.
Now head over to Vicki's blog, tell her hello from me, and enjoy the rest of the celebration. Happy birthday, SCT! I wish you many many more years of scrapbook and cards inspiration!

Here's the cover of the new Special Issue, I'm so proud to have a few of my cards featured! 

75 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

Oh wow! This card is truly a favorite for me! I LOVE the vintage girl with the party hat! Love the colors, the papers and the banners!

The Scrappin Mammaw said...

Very nice card! Love the vintage look.

Sandy #1781 said...

What a clever way to use those vintage pictures! Fun card.

Anne Marie said...

Love the vintage added to the card! Sweet!

Chelle said...

I can't wait to get my spring issue and issue of cardmaps.

scalder said...

Great job with the vintage look-where did you find my photo??? hee hee!

Kelly Massman said...

Fun card!

Cyndi S said...

Great card.
cstephenson at q dot com

Colleen said...

Fun vintage image! Cute card!

Debbie C. said...

What a great card. I love the blue colour you used and it sets of the picture so well. Can't wait for my cardmaps issue to arrive.

audrey said...

Great vintage looking card, thanks for the inspiration.

Bev E said...

Love your card!

Kristin said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Carole Stirrat said...

The vintage photo makes this such a fun card!!

Sarah-R said...

Love the card - the stitching is great!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love the vintage feel of this card-very pretty!

Linda said...

That IS a cute way to use those stickers! Nice job!

Beneta said...

Really sweet card. I also have a problem with the vintage images. Nice to see a sample of what to do with them. Thanks

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love how you used the "stranger picture". This is such a perfect card!!

pennyd said...

Very nice card! I haven't used any of those vintage stickers for the same reason - thanks for the idea!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card. Love the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing.


vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Pretty card!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

That's a cute card that you have there!

Sereknitty said...

Cute card! I'm loving the (new) vintage look that's out -- so fun. Happy 5th birthday, SCT! I'd love to help you celebrate with my new copy of Cardmaps!

Nati Tristan said...

Happy Birthday to SCT and congrats on beign featured!

Lindy said...

Love the vintage card!!!! Totally awesome!

Melanie said...

That is some awesome blue on your card!

Heather said...

Cute card! I just love that vintage look!

leighann said...

Just love your use of the vintage photo on this card! Thank you!

Debc06 said...

What a great card. Love the colors and the party hat.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Diane said...

Love that party hat...terrific addition to the vintage photo. Can't wait to get my hands on this edition of Cardmaps. Also loving this bloghop!

Sue D said...

Cute card--I like how you added the party hat to the vintage photo.

Mandy said...

Love that card Em!

Bloomin Rose said...

Love the vintage image, and the colors.

Debbi said...

Such a cute card.

ruth said...

I love the vintage image on your card!! Cute!

Cynthia B. said...

Fun card! Love the party hat. Thanks for letting us share in SCT's Bday with you!

Carla said...

Oooo, I love it!

Erica Hettwer said...

Cute card and congrats on having cards in the Cardmaps issue!!!

Marguerite said...

Very cute card. The vintage look is great. Marguerite

Pam said...

Great card! I love the vintage look.

Moosisk said...

I love your card! Sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop. :D

Lorraine said...

Your card makes me smile! Well done!

Amy K said...

Cute, cute card!

Janet Z said...

Love your vintagey card!

st_mccall said...

I love your card thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

your card is super cute! I love the little girl on it! cuteness :P

Tona said...

Love your card!

nina said...

Love that party hat - gives the card a whole new look!

sharon g said...

You must be very talented to have a few cards featured. I LOVE the one on the blog...

vegetablog said...

what a fun card! I could really use some help with my cardmaking skills-- sketches sound like just the right thing :)

littleeifwife said...

Cute card....love your colors!

peifert@fuse.net

Melissa said...

Nice card ~ I'm sure you will have cards in there as cute as that is!

Kristen Ann said...

Just love the vintage little girl - clever addition of the party hat! Thanks for sharing.
braunkristen@yahoo.com

TeacherMom said...

Your card is just lovely!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

joanieg said...

Really liked your colors and the banner effect! Nice card. Thank you for sharing and inspiration.

Joanie

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great card. :)

BunnyFreak said...

Love the image on the card.

MicheleV said...

Fun card & love the stitching

paperpapier said...

beautiful..!

diana said...

Lovely vintage card! I like the banners and button embellishment, too. TFS ;-)

Ola said...

Very beautiful card! I love the vintage girl & that blue!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Bhavana patel said...

How cute! So vintage!!

scrappyJO said...

Cute card

Barb Kys said...

Great card! I love how you tweeked the vintage image to use it for the Birthday theme. Thanks for sharing.

stampinART said...

The card makes me smile, love the birthday hat! TFS

Maryann said...

Beautiful card hun. I love the vintage look, but the partyhat just add a bit of fun to it too, which is pretty cool, I think. Great work, and I love the wonderful colors too.

Scrapamum said...

Gorgeous card!

connie said...

love the vintage look!

Candace said...

love the card!!! so sweet!

Tambo said...

very nice card

Denise said...

Sweet card! Love that party hat!
DeniseB

Arlene said...

Love the vintage girl on this very cute card. Great idea.

Jimjams said...

Oh a different type of card - perfect!

Trisha said...

Beautiful card! So, so pretty!