Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine


Freebie Friday with Jen Walker


Welcome back to Freebie Friday! I hope you have all had a fabulous week! I am very much looking forward to having some downtime this weekend. Sometimes with kids it feels like I am always on the go. Keeping busy means I have lots of photographic moments but not always a lot of time to relax. When I do have some time to just sit, I enjoy both reading and scrapbooking. One of my favourite magazines to both flip through and read is Scrapbook & Cards Today. This magazine is available in a printed version as well as online for free. I am a very visual person and I love all the white space that this magazine has to offer. Not only do the projects inspire me and make me happy, but I love the actual layout and format of the magazine. It is nice and clean and does not make my brain feel overwhelmed with too many visuals.

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Winter 2014 issue


Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is published four times a year. The Winter 2014 issue that released in December is available for viewing online here or for free download. All back issues are also available for viewing online. Here are a few of my favourite layouts that were published in the magazine in 2014.

Ho Ho Holiday Instagrams by Cathy Zielske


Ho Ho Holiday Instagrams by Cathy Zielske

Cutest Pumpkin Ever by Virginia Nebel

Cutest Pumpkin Ever by Virginia Nebel

Memories of Seashells by Wendy Antenucci

Memories of Seashells by Wendy Antenucci

Lovely Day by Vicki Boutin

Lovely Day by Vicki Boutin

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 also hosts Crop & Create events across Canada. These events combine fun and educational classes from some of the industry’s top teachers, with loads of cropping time, make n’ takes, and a host of fabulous prizes! Now in their fifth year, these crops not only have a following within Canada where some attendees fly across the country to attend, but also a number of attendees from fly in from the UK in order to attend.

The magazine has a global reach so in order to bring a little of the Crop & Create experience to all of their readers, they also offer Crop & Create Delivered Kits. Imagine beautiful, seasonally-inspired papers and embellishments, mixed with exclusive sketches, custom stamps, cutting files, video tutorials, and so much more!

Crop & Create Delivered Spring 2015 Kit

“Even if the tulips and daffodils aren’t blooming quite yet, you’ll find plenty of colorful spring blooms in the latest Crop & Create: Delivered kit – Blossoms & Breezes! This lively collection includes a mix of whimsical graphics, bright patterns and soft florals, ideal for chasing away those winter blues. Plus, we’ve included plenty of our favorite embellishments like stamps, tags, chipboard, buttons, wood veneer, flair and ribbon, all coordinated and ready for you to play. So while you’re waiting on those seasonal rainshowers to bring forth flowers, let Blossoms & Breezes bring a breath of spring to your crafting table!”

The Spring kit will be available for order on March 1st at 9pm EST!

Friends of Scrapbook Expo


Would you like to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and a copy of their 2015 Scrapbooking Planner and Sketch Calendar?

Scrapbook & Cards Today Subscription & Planner

For a chance to win these goodies from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on the blog telling us ‘What Scrapbooking Means To You.’ The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, March 5th.

While you are at it, why not show Scrapbook & Cards Today some love and visit their Facebook page, their Instagram page and Pinterest page and let them know you saw this blog post!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Queen & Co. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! I enjoyed reading all of your comments about your favourite embellishments.

The lucky winner of the Queen & Co. giveaway is …

Queen & Co. Winner


Congratulations, Karen! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Queen & Co. 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 and a 2015 Scrapbooking Planner and Sketch Calendar, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

109 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

  1. Vicky says:

    Scrapbooking means “Purpose” to me. Although it is a fun and somewhat expensive hobby, it is a hobby with purpose. To be kept and hopefully continued by generations.

  2. karen says:

    Love the magazine and would love a subscription! Thanks so much for the chance to win. With a newborn, I can use all the inspiration I can get.

  3. karen says:

    Hit on accident before i was done….Scrapbooking means saving precious memories of my newborn and my other 4 children for them to read about and remember for years to come. It is also my only release for me and allows me to relax and enjoy time with friends and my oldest daughter.

  4. roseanna crawford says:

    Scrapbooking to me is keeping the moments and past of my family and children alive. But, beyond that, the whole experience of putting my books together is so gratifying and now I make cards and other paper crafts and have gotten my sister and daughter involved, it is more a way of life than just a hobby.

  5. Mayra Martinez says:

    Scrapbooking to me is keeping the wonderful memories alive. It’s like to preserving all those wonderful moments for others to see, feel and love. My family knows that’s it’s my way to show-demonstrate my love for them now and always.

  6. Karen Critcher says:

    Scrapbooking means to me: Some “me time” where my creative self takes over, the hectic day’s activities fade away and I think of all the recipients of my creations.

  7. Kristen DiCastelnuovo says:

    Scrapbooking means we will have memories preserved for a long time. My daughter will be able to relive her younger years through my carefully crafted pages. When loves to look through her books and she’s only two!

  8. Cassandra Harmon says:

    What scrapbooking means to me is capturing a memory in time and being able to enjoy for a very long time…

  9. Tammy Luiz says:

    Scrapbooking means an escape creativeness. It means documenting things our family has done so the memories can be looked through and stories retold by my daughter. She loves looking through the scrapbooks to see our family history before her and to tell her version of the stories I’ve scrapped.

  10. Joanna Leong says:

    scrapbooking and making cards gives me a sense of “calm” and knowing that my creations may make someone smile makes me smile. too! 🙂

  11. Melissa Bove says:

    Scrapbooking to me means preserving memories of my family and friends in a more personal, fun and dimensional way than just shoving photos into an album. And did I mention it’s fun?!? 😉

  12. Joyce Boylan says:

    Scrapbooking is a way to leave a visual history of where you’ve been, who you are and what you aspire to be. It’s a walk down memory lane. It’s a reminder of the good days and the bad.

    I am amazed at how little remains of the paper craft industry’s magazines. Yes, digital saves space but I love paper! I do not own an iPad. The turning of the page, the dog earring or post it flagging of the pages, the smell of the ink!

  13. Cynthia says:

    Scrapbooking means to me Family. It’s a special time I get to spend with my mom and aunts and reminise while I scrap my pictures for the future generations.

  14. Becky Morris says:

    I love scrapbooking because of the joy I feel in being creative! Preserving memories is a by-product of that joy!

  15. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh scrapbooking is my life! I
    do Project Life and take some
    type of photo daily for my
    journal. I’ve been scrapbooking
    since 1986. Your magazines
    are so pretty and I learn a lot
    from them as well as your blog!
    Carla from Utah

  16. Kari says:

    Scrapbooking means making lasting gifts for family members that they will keep and go back to for years and years.

  17. Natalie says:

    Scrapbooking means I can remember funny things I probably wouldn’t remember down the road a few years & making the memories even prettier than they already are!

  18. Cara Feeney says:

    Scrapbooking is an escape for me. A chance to concentrate on something that brings me joy. For my family it is a way to relive the moments and the stories behind the photos.

  19. Pamela Flumerfelt says:

    Scrapbooking leaves a legacy for our future generations showing them that the past was well lived and giving them a glimpse into what our lives were like today.

  20. shawn d says:

    Scrapbooking is an escape to my creative land where I’m preserving my memories for generations to come. It is pure love!

  21. sharon oravec says:

    Scrapbooking means reliving beautiful memories with those I love. I get to create beautiful books of memories that my children will be able to reminisce and learn aspects that they didn’t know or remember.

  22. Chris says:

    I love to scrapbook my families adventures. It makes me smile looking back at my kids when they were smaller and our time together. Now they are bigger and we still have fun times. Making cards is special to customize them for each person your making them for. All of it is Fun!!!

  23. L.r. Smith says:

    Ohhhhh mannnnnn, I don’t scrapbook.. would like to someday.. I make cards,… and love to look at Scrapbook inspirations though.. get lots’ of goooood ideas.. The magazine is awesome too, I’d LOVE to win a subscription!!

  24. Patricia Zukowski says:

    Scrapbooking means leaving a lot of good memories behind for future generations. Would love to win a subscription

  25. Linda Johnson says:

    I attended the Scrapbook Expo at the Gaylord in Grapevine, TX. It was my first time there and I loved it! I was able to get a copy of this greet magazine and would love to have a subscription. It had so many awesome photos in beautiful color and excellent layouts and tips! Scrapbooking to me means saving memories, spending time with friends and making new friends!!

  26. barb macaskill says:

    Scrapbooking is a way to pass on what life is like in our generation! 100 years from now I hope that my grandchildren’s grandchildren look at them and feel that they got to know us. Being able to pass these memories on is priceless!

  27. Marjorie Pinne says:

    Scrappbooking is a way to keep memories from being lost! Love going back and looking at scrapbooks from years gone by and know the same will be true in the future. It’s also a great way to relax for me. Would love to win this magazine subscription!

  28. Kathleen Christen says:

    I would love the subscription to the Scrapbook and Cards Today and the 2015 Scrapbook Planner and Sketchbook would be great to use! I love the ideas from the magazine.

  29. elizabeth says:

    I would so love to win this, it would give me new insight to my love. I cant get enough time to really let the creativity flow sometimes. I have so many scrapbooks to do and so little time. If I won this, it would make it so much better.

  30. Jody Moore says:

    scrapbooking and card-making is creativity for me , so, so many options and ways to be creative. Your magazine in great!

  31. Kim Trujillo says:

    it means saving memories for my family and son. i love looking at the albums with family and seeing them enjoy them as much as i enjoyed making them.

  32. Joyce Finch says:

    i do scrapbooking as part of my family tree. So it means everything to me to be able to see my family and show others what their relatives that are gone looked like and how they fit in the tree.

  33. DeeAnn Single says:

    It means a way to escape my daily stress…to create and show my friends and family some love thru my creations.

  34. Wendy Hill says:

    Scrapbooking is my way of relaxing and enjoying friends. A way of remembering places I’ve visited and friends in my life. It gives me an outlet for my creativity and also teaches me how to be more patient with what I’m making. I like to get things done fast and creating a scrapbook page makes me look at colors and designs and that’s not one of my stranger points of crafting.

  35. Cindy C says:

    Scrapbooking to me means this is the time I get to relax and have me time to do what I absolutely love…. Making lasting memories!

  36. Dana B. says:

    Scrapbooking is a way to preserve memories, and show a little bit of the emotion behind the photos, and love for the people and pets in each photo!

  37. Renee Beger says:

    Scrapbooking is my piece of history. I was adopted & have very few pictures of my own childhood. I have taken tons of pictures of my son. I started scrapping those pics right after he was born. I want those memories to live on with him & his kids forever. Memories are precious & sometimes just having that one little picture really does mean/ say a thousand words.

  38. Siobhan Burtlow says:

    Scrapbooking means the world to me. I get to revisit our past and make sure the future of our family has a chance to know us and I get a creative outlet that allows me to bring art and love of my family together.
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  39. Terry L says:

    I think for me scrapbooking make all the stress of everyday life go away. Keeps my heart happy and my mind sharp remembering all of those great memories!

  40. Marci M says:

    Scrapbooking means not only preserving memories but telling my story to all future generations.

  41. allie burns says:

    scrapbooking means memories kept, fun times remembered and history for my child and family.

  42. Ashley D. says:

    “Freedom” is what scrapbooking means to me. I absolutely love the chance to create many different things from so much “random” material from my life. Whether it be creating an entire theme from an event or multiple trips to creating an album that just has a prevailing theme of all the people who share the fact that they are in it. Scrapbooking lets me get away to almost a different world then that of the one I live with a brain tumor and seizures and let’s me be me creative, whether it be good or bad. They say it is the little things in life that keep you happy and going…well scrapbooking is that “little thing” in my life that lets me be very happy and content. If I could scrapbook for at least an hour each day, I feel that it would not only make my passion for it grow enormously but also give me the diversion from these medical conditions even more.

  43. Pamela says:

    sceapbooking means to me, well it is my passion on so many levels, preserving memories of family and special moments in my life, creative process developing pages to help tell the story yet express through artistic soul like music is to others, and the friends grown who share same passion. If that not enough I love teaching others scrapbooking and love seeing their faces light up when they put pictures on pages and added their personal touch. The sheer joy on their faces is priceless.

  44. Mary McIntyre says:

    Scrap booking means “unconditional love”. Through happy moments and even the not so happy moments, our family’s unconditional love shines on my scrapbook pages. I love to document all the memories I can!

  45. Jennifer Javier says:

    I love all kinds of paper crafting but especially mini albums and cards. They give me the satisfaction of being creative and giving of something handmade with the ability to drop the project to attend to our family’s busy schedule then pick up where I left off. So much flexibility and endless opportunities for creativity.

  46. LCJinRoslynPA says:

    Scrapbooking for me is a sanity-saver, and a way to honor our lives and keep precious memories alive. I hope my grandkids and their grands enjoy my books as much as I do!

    • Kymberly Buchanan says:

      To me it is the excitement of plunging myself into the creative process. It is a passion that stimulates my sense of sight and touch which invigorates and carries into all areas of my life. It is the historian in me that keeps everything preserved for me, my daughter and family to look through and remember the stories told through each layout.

  47. Alice Leonard says:

    love the inspiration this is giving me. First time seeing this magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.


    I make cards, and for me it means to create, to relax, it is an escape to my own world and to find there a different way to express myself. I would love to win the subscription to have another source of inspiration and to learn new techniques.

  49. Carol Arrington says:

    I love everything about scrapbooking, the beautiful papers, embellishments, the ribbons and flowers. But most of all, the opportunity to look back on all the memories we made.

  50. Mary Gomez says:

    Scrapbooking to me is a connection from one generation to the next. It is a way to tell the stories of our lives so that those who come after us will know who we are, what we did, what brought us joy and made us who we are. It is a way to show the ones we love what we love about them, and hopefully, one day when we are gone, remind them of that love and all the days shared with them. The cards I make are an extension of the love I have for those I send them and like getting a hug in the mail for those you can’t see as often as you’d like.

  51. Jodie Digney says:

    Scrapbooking means to me ‘all the scrapbook supplies I can hide from my husband’. No seriously its an addiction that I am in no rush to be treated for. It’s the best form of therapy. My time to escape the everyday. Is there an Scrapbooking Anonymous? You won’t find me there.

  52. Yiyi says:

    Scrabboking means Immortalization of moments and a great oportunity for me to listen to my music and create. These are Happy moments colecting and preserving memories. Thanks

  53. Sophia Marx says:

    Scrapbooking is my way to do something creative that I love while preserving memories. I love looking through my scrapbooks, both digital and old school books. When I create a good layout, it makes me happy.

  54. Deb Duryee says:

    Scrapbooking Means to Me… Pictorial history, honoring family, love, a legacy of a sort, joy, humor…. There a so many words that make up the real meaning and value of memory keeping and the beauty scrapbooking adds to it. A photo album is valuable in it’s own right, scrapbooking takes those pics that have a special quality to them and highlights it even more…….

  55. Marie Butler says:

    Scrapbooking to me means preserving memories through photos and words. It also helps me to preserve family history.

  56. Joan Howard says:

    Scrapbooking almost “forces” me to clean out all my photo boxes and make some “sense” of the past years!!!!!!

  57. Tandara Smith says:

    Scrapbooking is keeping the memories that we had so much fun making in a wonderfully presented catalog. It also means that as our children grow and have their own families we will be better able to show them the memories that mean so much to us. It will also preserve those memories for many generations to come.

  58. Michelle Arthur says:

    Scrapbooking to me is a way to connect my kids to their past. It should also help me remember who they are when I get older….

  59. Renee says:

    Cutting, Pasting, Coloring….repeat. A time to have art class any time you feel like it. Fun time!

  60. jengd says:

    Scrapbooking is a chance for me to create a memory book for my son that is more than a photo album. My photo albums from childhood are great but I don’t remember the stories behind the photos in many cases. I want to provide him with the full picture… so to speak. 🙂

  61. melita says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Scrapbooking means a time to be creative and having a great time with friends!

  62. Linda Westenberger says:

    Scrapbooking is my craft of choice, among many crafts, because I love to preserve my memories of this wonderful, crazy life I live!

  63. DeAnn O says:

    To me, scrapbooking means an expressive outlet to share my memories. It allows me to go beyond the photos and capture the essence of the moment, so I can remember how that experience felt and share it with future generations.

  64. Pat Robertson says:

    Scrapbooking is recording and preserving my family’s happy memories, good times, and all the fun we’ve had in the past years. It’s also a time to enjoy being with friends and having a good time together….sharing and learning from each other.
    I love it…wish I’d started sooner.

  65. Karen L K says:

    To me scrapbooking means enjoying two of my favorite things. I love taking photos and I love doing crafts with paper (and embellishments). It is also nice to highlight different things in your life.

  66. marylouh says:

    I scrapbook my vacations – trips to Alaska, Ireland, an African Safari. These books will entertain me when the time comes that I can no longer travel. I’ll be able to look through the pages and remember all of the wonderful sights and sounds of the trips.
    A subscription to the magazine would also give me inspiration for my greeting cards. Ideas for scrapbooking can be adapted to card making. thanks.

  67. Liz Lumsden says:

    Your magazine is filled with inspiration for both my scrapbook layouts and the occasional card I make! Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Laurie Black says:

    Scrapbooking is how I relax, it is a creative outlet for me, and I enjoy preserving memories and remembering the fun things we have done, the beauty we have witnessed and the love we have experienced.

  69. Vicky B. says:

    Scrapbooking is therapy for me as I suffer from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. People say scrapbooking is cheaper than therapy but I am not finding that to be true with all the new amazing products. I absolutely love your magazine and would be delighted to receive a subscription.

  70. Lisa Norstrom says:

    Scrapbooking is preserving treasured memories and leaving a detailed documentation of your life for your family – I wish my grandmother had scrap booked because there is so much more I would like to know about her!

  71. Jennifer Leicht says:

    Scrapbooking is a wonderful creative outlet. Therapeutic even. It is a way for me to honor cherished memories and people in my life. You have absolute freedom on that blank page to do whatever your heart desires. I love it!

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