Good morning SCT friends! We are excited to wrapping up this busy week with a giveaway from one of our favourite kit companies, Citrus Twist kits! If you're not already familiar with Citrus Twist here is a little bit about them.
"Citrus Twist Kits launched in 2012 after Trina Craig's (the owner of this family-run business) mom - a life-long scrapbooker and doll maker - passed away. Trina wanted to find a way to honor her mother's artistic roots and the long line of female artists in their family all while doing something she loves.
Trina worked in the children's book publishing industry for many years and had the pleasure of hiring artists and designing and art directing children's books. She took her graphic design experience and built Citrus Twist Kits, starting at her lovely home office that looks out over a happy garden and evergreen trees.
Her approach to curating kits is to pull favorite current products from the market at the same time that she designs and manufactures an exclusive line of Citrus Twist products to coordinate. You will find the Citrus Twist kits to be a delightful blend of your current favorites mixed in with exclusive papers, journaling cards, puffy stickers, ephemera, chipboard, enamel shapes, tiny word stickers and more.
Citrus Twist Kits is known for their wonderful customer service, a business with a happy, giving heart at its core, and beautiful, unique and on-trend kits that offer great value for your money."
We could not agree more. We also love that they offer our readers a fabulous discount on their monthly kits. Begin a 3-6 month subscription and save 20% off your first month's kit using coupon code 20%offsct! For more information on subscribing, click here.
Today, our friends at Citrus Twist would love to go one step further and offer at $25 gift certificate for one lucky SCT reader! Click over to their website HERE and tell us what November kit has your heart in the comment section below. Super easy! I know for me the "Falling for You" kit had my name all over it! Beautiful! Be sure to leave your comment by Thursday, November 17th! Good luck.
We have a few other winners to announce too!
Last week we gave away on of our exclusive Crop & Create goody bags for one lucky reader. The winner is:
Happy Friday SCT friends! Some of the SCT team is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for our final Crop & Create event of the year! This year we've held 7 large events in the following cities:
Moncton, New Brunswick
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Thunder Bay, Ontario
and finally, Saskatoon!
We started hosting these large weekend retreat events in 2011 right here in Saskatoon and five years later, we're happy to be hosting event number 31 back where it began! A full weekend of education, inspiration and many, many laughs. Our team which includes Vicki Boutin, Nicole Nowosad, Virginia Nebel and Angie Blom has traveled from coast to coast this past year sharing their talented and creative gifts with all our attendees. We've also invited many of our industry friends to join this year including Amy Tan from American Crafts, Layle Koncar from Simple Stories, Jodi Sanford owner of Fancy Pants, Ali Edwards, and Cynthea and Tonya, owners of Doodlebug! They have each shared their unique papercrafting talents with our attendees. It's been a very exciting year for sure and we want to share a little of it with you.
At each event our attendees are provided with a lovely goody bag which includes a beautifully coordinated kit by Vicki and Virginia. We have one goody bag left from this year's events and we would love to share it with one lucky reader today!
This wonderful bag has products from the new Simple Stories Hello Fall collection, Jen Hadfield's Warm & Cozy, Pebbles Woodland Forest, Bazzill Paper, American Crafts Thickers and so much more! It also comes in a pretty pink Crop & Create bag with full instructions to create several layouts and cards. For an opportunity to win be sure to leave a comment below by Thursday, November 10th! Good luck!
And now we're off to set up event 31. It's amazing to think about that number. So many memories but most of all so many friends we've made along the way. Hope you're ready Saskatoon, we're going to have a fun and inspiring weekend ahead. Just wait until you see what we have in store for you! We will try to post to our Instagram Stories this weekend as we can so be sure to follow us if you can.
Would you love to join us an event in 2017? Dates and locations have been posted for our spring events here and more to be added for the fall!
Hello SCT friends, thanks for joining us on giveaway Friday! In yesterday's Card Cafe post we shared an amazing process video by Jen Gallacher. In this video Jen shared how she used coordinating paper and dies from The Story of our Family collection from Echo Park to create a beautiful card. If you didn't see it, be sure to view yesterday's post here. Of course, our sweet friends at Echo Park would love to share this line with one lucky SCT reader!
"Celebrate home sweet home and the moments you cherish with this delightful compilation of homemade patterns and pretties. Family time is best spent together so take a moment and tell your favorite people in the world that you love them by documenting their stories.It’s a wonderful life!" ~ Echo Park
To be entered to win this beautiful collection and coordinating die be sure to leave a comment below by Thursday, October 22nd! Good luck!
Yesterday we released the schedule and classes for Crop & Create Calgary! Registration opens next week! All the information can be found HERE. We are very excited to bring this first class event to the Carriage House Inn in Calgary and hope you can join us.
I am pumped to be writing this fun post for you all. While Catherine and the Crop & Create team are away in Cornwall this weekend, I get to chat with you all. Guess what? I think it is time to give away a MYSTERY BOX! How exciting is that? We have lots of amazing products in the office and it is always fun to put together a box of goodies that will be a wonderful surprise for one of you.
How do you enter to win this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what you love about Scrapbook & Cards Today.
Is it holding the paper copy of the magazine in your hands? (Oh how I love the paper that we print on!)
Is it being able to download every issue for FREE or view it online? (We do love to share with you!)
Is it the amazing inspiration that the blog provides you on a daily basis? (I love to learn from our designers too!)
Is it the amazing time you have had while attending a Crop & Create event? (I don't attend them anymore but I know they are a ton of fun!)
Is it the fabulous kit that you order every few months that is overflowing with product? (Yup, I too get these kits and LOVE the products in them!)
Are you thankful for the inspiring projects we share on social media from both our designers as well as scrapbookers from all over the world? (I write those posts and LOVE that part of my job!)
Is it the wonderful customer service you receive when you send a note to our office? (Yup, that is me as well. My role as Director of Customer Happiness is a fun one!)
OR is it something else? Let us know why you keep coming back for more!
Catherine Tachdjian, the founder of SCT, is an amazing woman who puts her heart and soul into every piece of this business. While she is away, I would LOVE to fill the comment section with feedback that will make her want to keep expanding every aspect of this business each and every day. Can you help me? And remember, leaving a comment means you will be entered in the MYSTERY BOX giveaway! Good luck!
This weekend is the Crop & Create event in Cornwall, ON. It will be our 24th event and it is the biggest one yet. These ladies are going to have a weekend full of scrapbooking, learning, eating, socializing and laughter. We also have a special guest. Becky Higgins will be teaching a few hundred of our SCT friends all about Project Life and simplifying your scrapbooking. What fun!
Well, that's it for me. While the boss is away, I will play ... hehe ... I am off to get crafty for a few hours! I wonder what I am going to make.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about the #BHhideandseek that is happening in Markham later today. One lucky winner will receive a Project Life kit as well as a surprise from SCT magazine! You will want to follow Becky Higgins on Instagram and/or Facebook to find out the details of this giveaway! The first person to the surprise location will receive the prize.
So don't forget ... Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a MYSTERY BOX filled with who knows what. I am sure you will LOVE whatever is put into the box!
Happy Tuesday friends! This morning we are sharing some lovely cards from our friends at Chameleon Pens. We have loved these products since the moment we saw them and featured them as a Top 10 item in our last winter issue (view the issue here!) We then had a chance to see students experience them for the first time at our Crop & Create Moncton event this past March and they were as hooked as we were! If you have not seen them in action, you need to watch THIS video! One pen blends! And it's as easy as it looks to get all that beautiful colour dimension.
card by Annette Allen
card by Cathy Andronicou
card by Ilona Crouse
card by Ilona Crouse
Pot of Hugs by Cathy Andronicou
As a bonus, here are the instructions and materials used for Cathy's Pot of Hugs card!
Materials: Chameleon Colour Tones Deluxe Pen Set, Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5), Purple Grape (PR4), Royal Blue (BL6), Spring Green (YG3). Penny Black (Mimi’s Love 30-270, A Bunch 30-174, Footnotes 30-238 stamps Shades 51-055 die), Memento (Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart), Bee Paper, Misc. green card blank, SRM Halloween Sticker Stitches, Natural Hemp cord and miscellaneous dimensional foam pads.
1) Attach sticker stitch to bottom 1/3 of card and frame with hemp cord.
2) Die cut shape from white card using Shades die, then stamp words using Pear Tart ink, ink edges to distress.
3) Stamp sentiment, flowers and pots with Memento ink onto Bee paper and Color pots working from the centre to the outside edges using Hot Cocoa pen fusing the brush nib for 8 seconds.
4) Fuse the bullet nib of the Royal Blue pen for 10 seconds and colour the petals making the top lighter than the base of the petal repeat this process with the Purple Grape pen and the other flowers.
5) Fuse the bullet nib for 5 seconds of the Bark pen and add little dots randomly to give soil effect .
6) Colour the leaves with Spring green, fusing the bullet nib for 5 seconds and colouring from the tip of the leaf to the base. Cut out and place on die cut, mount with foam pads on to card to finish.
If you would like to learn more about these fabulous pens be sure to visit the Chameleon Pens website here or if you are joining us at Crop & Create Cornwall in September, instructor Kelly Wilson will be teaching a fabulous introduction class on these pens! Details here.
Sorry to enable you this morning, well ok, maybe we're not sorry! We're pretty sure you'll love Chameleon Pens as much as we do! (here's a little secret...be sure to join us right here this Friday! *wink, wink!)