Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Subscription

SCT Ad in Scrapbook Expo

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hooray for Friday! My kids are finally both out of school and the pressure to make lunches and get them up in the mornings is over. Yay! I also like for them to have a chance to run around and have fun when it is so hot outside. So not only am I thrilled that it is Friday, but I am thrilled that summer vacation has begun.  You can see from this photo that my son is glad for the summer holidays as well.

Ryan jumping in pool

For me, one of the ways that I know summer is here is that my copy of the new summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today arrives at my door. I absolutely love this magazine, and lucky me, I live around the corner from the publisher, Catherine Tachdjian, so I get my copy as soon as the magazine is back from the printers. I love the feel of this magazine in my hands and the nice thick cover and inside pages. I love the smell of the ink. This magazine makes me happy!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015

Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is published four times a year. The Summer 2015 issue released last Friday. It is available for viewing online here or for free download. You can download the PDF for the entire magazine, you can download the magazine in four parts so that the file sizes are smaller, or you can download the PDF for a specific article. Whichever way you want the information, it is available for you. All back issues are also available for viewing online.

Here are a few of my favourite layouts that were published in the Summer 2015 issue.

Chalk Fun by Laura Vegas

Chalk Fun by Laura Vegas

Fun at the Beach by Brenda Cazes

Fun at the Beach by Brenda Cazes

One of the Best Days by Amy Tan

One of the Best Days by Amy Tan

As a special gift, the first 100 people on Friday and another 100 people on Saturday to each Scrapbook Expo event will receive a copy of the latest Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! If you have not had a chance to check out this magazine, you should take advantage of this opportunity. Once you get your hands on a printed copy, you will be hooked!

Scrapbook & Cards Today and announced a new partnership this week. will now be the largest distributor of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine outside of our subscribers! Right now with every order placed at you have an opportunity to receive a free copy of our brand new summer issue. You can add the magazine to your order here:

partnership sct scrapbookcom

To celebrate this partnership, is giving away a $100 shopping spree to one lucky winner. Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog to enter to win. Good luck!

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

We would love for one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015

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For a chance to win these goodies from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on this blog post telling us ‘What Scrapbooking Means To You.’ The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, July 2nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice.

The winner is … Rachel Vasquez!



Congratulations, Rachel! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are outside relaxing, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

43 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Subscription

  1. snazzy jj says:

    Scrapbooking is my creative outlet and mini-vacation from the “real world.” I received my first copy of SCT at your expo and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  2. Deana Reich says:

    I love reading Scrapbook magazines. They give me so many ideas for crafting. Thank you.

  3. Dee Griffith says:

    It’s a way for me to preserve moments of our family history for future generations…It is also a way to show others how much they mean to me.

  4. Patricia Palys says:

    Scrapbooking combines my love of photography with creating something special on paper! Your ideas have really helped me !

  5. Sally Estes says:

    Now that Barnes & Nobel closed in my town, I don’t know where to go buy scrapbook magazines. I always like to have a couple of them with me when I travel. They help inspire photos that I can turn into layouts!

  6. Susan Broad says:

    Love what I’ve seen so far of this great magazine, Scrapbook & Cards Today. Would love to win a copy/subscription – after I enjoy the magazine, I cut up the layouts I love & paste them in my Sketches book for ideas to scraplift!

  7. tammy kist says:

    Scrapbooking is my little getaway – when I work on my projects, my mind is in a happy creative place.

  8. Carol Powers says:

    Scrapbooking allows me to preserve memories of the special moments in my life and also tap into my creative iode. Scrapbook and Cards always provides me wtth excellent ideas for creating awesome layouts. Thanks for the opportunity to win !

  9. Elizabeth Vitek says:

    When I was a kid, while other kids were outside playing in the heat and the dirt, I was inside with my scissors and glue and giant shoebox full of Crayons cutting and pasting sheets of colored paper, magazines, and whatever else I could get my hands on. I loved to “cut’n’paste,” and I still do today! Now that I’m old(er), Scrapbooking takes me back to those happy afternoons in the basement, listening to the transistor radio, and creating all sorts of imaginative things. Sometimes I feel my grandmother standing next to me telling me how clever and wonderful I am. Scrapbooking as an adult is a way to preserve memories for the future, but also a way to reconnect with the happy memories of the past.

  10. marylouh says:

    I don’t scrapbook much. the kids are grown and I don’t travel a lot any more. I would use the ideas in the magazine for my greeting cards. they would be scaled down to fit onto my cards. There is also information about new products that are great for either form of papercrafting.
    thanks for the chance to win a year’s subscription.

  11. Laurie Erlandson says:

    I do both scrapbooking and card making. I love to scrapbook pictures of my grandkids. Rather than have them in a file on the computer, they are on the pages of a scrapbook that include embellishments and journaling that describe each of their unique personalities. Since they live 3 states away I enjoy looking through the pictures and it will be fun for them to see what fun little kids the were when they are older. I also love making cards and make far more than I would ever need for myself, so I donate the majority of them to Operation Write Home. They will be closing their doors in August, so I am searching for another organization to donate to. : )

  12. Jean Marmo says:

    Scrapping is a creative way for me to showcase memories and preserve them for my kids to Have when I am gone and they are older. This is much more fun than putting the photos into albums.

  13. Sherry L says:

    Scrapbooking is a way to preserve my memories for my son and a way to de\i
    stress and spend time with my BFFs

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  15. Kailash says:

    Scrapbooking to me is sharing precious memories in a creative way. It is also an amazing outlet for de stressing from the daily and mundane!!!

  16. Georgia Carl says:

    I received a free copy at the Scrapbook Expo in Akron! I absolutely love the magazine and all the ideas! Would love to win a subscription. Maybe since this contest is officially over on my birthday, I may get blessed and win!!!!

  17. Cathy Kysar says:

    Scrapbooking gives me the chance to be creative while preserving those precious memories that come from all the pictures I have taken as well as the pictures I have received, past and present. It allows me to forget all my daily problems and gives me a break from all the negative issues going on in the world today.

  18. Kathie Kaslow says:

    Akways looking for new ideas and inspiration as I scrap the people and things closest to my heart – scrapbooking means a chance to relive special moments and remember the happy times – it’s like having my own time machine.


    Scrapbooking is very therapeutic. It provides a creative freedom that gives me joy. Whether it’s making a layout or organizing supplies, it’s a happy time for me.

  20. rosemarie c says:

    It is a chance to tell the stories of my family and friends. Hopefully the next generation will learn from it. The best part is time spent with my cropping buddies!

  21. Lisa Norstrom says:

    Scrapbooking is a creative way to preserve and document family memories – my first love is scrapbooking,but my passion is card making! Would love to win a subscription – thanks for the chance!

  22. barb macaskill says:

    To me scrapbooking is a way to leave a written history of what our daily lives are for future generations to see. Knowing that they will be able to “know” us even when we are gone makes me happy!

  23. Susan DeAngelo says:

    I love to scrapbook and make cards. Something calming about paper, scissors and ink that creates a zen like feeling in me. I suspect it does for many others given the amount of people I see at the Scrapbook Expo each year.

  24. Rannah Romps says:

    I always say that Scrapbooking is my Psychological Therapy. After a stressful week or even day I go into my scraproom, even if I can’t scrapbook I look through dies, stamps and ideas that I put on a CD or flash drive. It always makes me smile. I go back to house work with all these ideas going through my mind and when I finally do get scrap…….I put my favorite idea into real life. aaaahhh feels good. 🙂

  25. elizabeth says:

    I love to scrapbook to relax. I also love to add the stories to the pictures so future generations will know who we were and how we loved to do certain things. I would so love to win this great gift. It will give me new insights to scrapbooking. I have hit a rut and cannot seem to come up with new ideas for layouts. I have always been so creative until lately.

  26. Becky says:

    Scrapbooking is how I relax. I can dive into a zone and just get away from it all. This is also the time when I can kick back and relax with friends. We talk and catch up. I LOVE my scrapbook time.

  27. Sandi B says:

    I have a box of old photos from my grandparents that my mother had and now I have it. The box is full of old photos of family members of my grandparents and their parents. This box has sat around for years. I have scrapped a few of the heritage photos of my grandparents. Now unfortunately, all the family members that could tell me about the photos and the stories behind them are gone. Some have names on the backs, but just not sure of what year and their relationship to me. Many of them are not labeled and I will never know they are. For this reason, I feel it is very important to document one’s life and preserve the memories for generations to come..

  28. Jaime Sunshine says:

    Scrapbooking means the world to me. It truly brings me so much joy, especially when I need to take my mind off of things & go to my happy place. Sharing my work with others has inspired me to try new thoughts & ideas. Scrapbooking brings so much sunshine to my heart.

  29. Audrey Markham says:

    Scrapbooking means preserving moments in time for generations to cherish for years to come.

  30. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    Card making is a wonderful way to connect with others. Make a card, send it to someone who needs a lift. Today!!

  31. Heather Carter says:

    Scrapbooking,card making,and themed photos framed are my passion. I could spend everyday doing some kind of project or just looking for more ideas to work with. I recently lost years of supplies and tools that I’ve been buying and collecting since my son was born and I began to make his first memory book, 11 years of work and goodies were destroyed in a house fire along with everything I owned. Thankfully no one was hurt or killed which is most important of all.

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