“makes me happy” week.

It’s *my* first day of summer (here, at home.) I don’t have to wake anybody up or get anyone off to anywhere early.
I still have two unpacked suitcases, huge piles of laundry and lots catching up to do, but that’s OK, a lot can be accomplished in one day.

What you really need to know is that I’m hosting the Write. Click. Scrapbook. blog this week.
In an effort to save my sanity, I’m declaring it “makes me happy” week here.
Each day I’ll share just one or two things that are making me happy right now.
Hopefully, after you’ve checked in here, you’ll click over to WCS for more!

Yesterday I opened several boxes that arrived while I was away. One of them had three copies of the summer 2010 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. This is because I am writing a series of articles for them. I have not written for a magazine since the demise of Simple Scrapbooks and I have to tell you that seeing my article in print was so FUN.

This magazine makes me happy!
It is printed on beautiful, high quality paper and the design is light and airy.
You can download an e-copy of this issue for FREE or subscribe on their website.
You can also leave me a comment telling me whether you read or have ever read this magazine (YES or NO) and I’ll select one random comment (on Friday, July 2nd) to send an issue to.

After all my years of scrapbooking, it still makes me happy to create a little mini-book in an evening. This little 4×4 scrapbook is pictured in my article. It’s a collection of personality snapshots dedicated to Addie and it’s housed in a mini-book from Close To My Heart. The pattern paper is from this Basic Grey collection.

Here are a few more images …

Oh, and the fact that YOU read my blog, also makes me very happy.
See you over at Write. Click. Scrapbook.


  1. How funny! I just posted a “makes me happy” post before I came on here :) Great minds think alike, evidently. Gorgeous pictures of Addie!

  2. PS No I’ve never read that magazine….!

  3. I have not bought the magazine but enjoy it online. Beautiful photography and projects.

  4. Ronnie Crowley says:

    Never heard of or seen this magazine before – would love to have a chance to see a copy. Off to check it out on the web!

  5. Robin W. says:

    I haven’t heard of this magazine before, and it makes me excited to know there is another scrapbooking magazine out there I can buy! :)

  6. No, I have never seen this magazine before.

  7. I have never heard of this magazine either. I miss Simple Scrapbooks magazine. It was one of my favorites. Do you know where this magazine is available? I will check it out online. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I haven’t…but I definitely want to!!

  9. Michelle says:

    NO, and I do miss having a really good scrapbook magazine available.

  10. Cindy d says:

    No, I’ve never read it (but would love to!)

  11. tammy perkins says:

    No, I haven’t read this magazine before but it looks like it would be worth a look or two!

  12. LOVE this book! (your mini about Addie) Makes me happy too! :) I just saw your post over at WCS and am on my way down to my craft room to see what leftover vacation pics I have. Also, I have never read that magazine, but just saw it on someone elses blog and thought I might like it. Maybe I’ll win it! Happy Monday!

  13. Kate Anne says:

    I love my SCT downloads! Lots of inspiration!!

  14. What an adorable album of an adorable subject! Thanks for the inspiration. A little album of each of my girls would definitely make me happy too.

    I have not yet seen this magazine so I’m off now to check it out. I have almost every issue of Simple Scrapbooks, so I look forward to reading your article.

  15. crystalangel says:

    Love the magazine and am so amazed and so very happy that they allow me to download it for free…I get excited at the beginning of each month knowing I can sit with my cappaccino and get totally inspired

  16. JennieB says:

    No, I’ve never even seen the magazine, but would love a chance to see you in print again:]

  17. Kelly Hicks says:

    Haven’t read it YET. :) But will soon. Thanks!

  18. I haven’t read this magazine, but would love to see your article! Addie’s mini album is adorable (as is she!)

  19. No, I have never seen this magazine before. I *heart* magazines! Would love to read this one.:-)

  20. Rebecca says:

    No, but now I’m curious! :)

  21. No, definitely haven’t read this one. That’s great that it can be viewed as an e-copy though. Thank you for the heads up on that.

    Love the little mini book. I recently completed the bones of my “All About Me” project. I just need to add a few small details now, then I’ll have to upload some photos in the AAM gallery. What a FUN project that helped me to look at some aspects of myself that make me smile.

  22. No, I have never seen this magazine before. I *heart* magazines! I would love to read this one.:-)

  23. I have not read the magazine, but I would love to read your article! I remember you mentioning this mini-album on the Paperclipping Roundtable and it is even cuter than you described. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I have read this magazine…it’s a good one! I love your mini album, and I’m now off to WCS to read more…you always give me good inspiration!

  25. I have never read this magazine, but I love spending summer days looking through magazines while the kids play in the pool.

  26. stamphappy2001 says:

    I have never read this magazine before. I need to check it out.

  27. Angie U. says:

    I’ve never read that magazine – in fact, this is the first time I’ve heard of it.
    I love the mini album of Addie. :)

  28. I have never even seen that magazine before, I’m intrigued! Yay, a new magazine to look up!

  29. Scrapbook and Cards Today is a new one on me! I’ve not ever seen that mag, but sure would love to. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Your blog makes me happy!

  30. Brenda DellaVecchia says:

    Have never seen it. Want it.

  31. Candace B. says:

    Yes, I have read it in the past. We are so fortunate to have people willing to share their ideas and talent with the rest of us. Great mini-album! Don’t they grow up fast?

  32. Lisa S. says:

    I’ve never seen this magazine. But would love to!

  33. Nope but I will have to look for it. Friday is my bday so that would be a great present ;)

  34. Have not read this magazine yet either.

  35. Jenny McGee says:

    I read their blog daily and have read several issues online. I won one hard copy. Love the hard copy. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your happy post. Makes me smile.

  36. I have seen this magazine and I love it too! The paper they print on is so nice, and I just love the look of their product. Would love to have a copy!!!
    Thanks Stacy!

  37. No, I haven’t seen this magazine but I’m going to check it out for sure.

  38. Melanie K. says:

    I have never read that magazine, but would love to … just not in the budget now.

  39. I have seen this magazine online but have never read it! Thanks for the chance to have a peek at it! Love the mini album too!

  40. Charmayne Bowling says:

    No, I have never even heard of this magazine~now I want a copy. It looks great!

  41. Christy Miller says:

    I have read the online version a couple of times before. Lots of great stuff!…I’m going to do a week of “makes me happy” along with you if that’s alright! We have 5 of FI’s (girl)cousins staying at our house starting tuesday so I will need to remind myself of things that make me happy this week!

  42. No, but I would love to :)

  43. Karen Schmidt says:

    No have not read or seen this magazine. i need to get out more. Would love a copy.

  44. DanelleB says:

    Cool magazine, I have not seen it here yet but would love to win a copy!! Thanks & Happy Summertime!!

  45. No–that’s a new one to me!

  46. No, but I love the idea of a magazine that combines scrapbooks and cards!

    I am working on my son’s first birthday mini album using ideas from your “finish line scrapbooking” method and it is really helping me. Thank you!

  47. I’ve never heard of it but I’m all for getting a new magazine!

  48. I have only glanced at it a little online (and I am NOT an online mag. person; I want to open pages!) Wasn’t sure if it was mailed to U.S.

  49. I have never read this or even seen it before but I would love to! Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Lynnette says:

    No, I have never read or seen this magazine. I am excited to download it and take a look – I love magazines for inspiration! Very cute mini album of Addie and nice and simple to boot! Thanks for sharing.

  51. no…:( must find it :)

  52. Kristin Hatheway says:

    No, I’ve never seen it!

  53. Ginny Petitt says:

    Yes, I have it on my Google Reader list.

  54. Susan R. says:

    No. Can’t wait to check it out.

  55. Haven’t read this mag but it marries two of my favorite things together!

  56. No, I have never heard of this magazine, sounds like an interesting one to own though. Thanks for offering :)

  57. No, I haven’t read it but will definitely be checking it out.

  58. I love that magazine – wish I could find a hard copy here in the states!

  59. Jodi Berg says:

    I haven’t seen that magazine, but will for sure download an e-copy. Thanks for sharing. I loved your articles from SS.

  60. Helen McLaughlin says:

    No, I’ve never read of it or heard of it, but I’m anxious to see it! I really miss SS. Glad you’re writing in a mag again!

  61. Laurie T says:

    No, I’ve never read it – but it looks like a fun magazine!

  62. I’m with most of the others – never heard of this magazine but it sure looks like fun. I’ll have to look for it.

  63. KristiGilbert says:

    Never seen this magazine before, but will definitely be checking it out online and looking for it at the store as well.

  64. I’ve never seen this magazine, but you can bet I’m going to keep an eye out now! Thanks for a chance to win.

  65. WELCOME HOME! Doesn’t it feel good?

    NO! I’ve never even heard of this magazine/publication before.


  66. Jo-Ellen says:

    I have read SCT. I found it through your blog a while back. I enjoy reading it. I had it marked in my favorites then DH erased the whole list. I forgot about it until now.

  67. Jacqueline from NZ says:

    Hi, no haven’t read or seen this magazine. And I am a mag-aholic so would love to get hold of one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  68. No, I haven’t ever seen it.

  69. Gee, I don’t think I’ve seen this magazine on the newstands and I just looked for something new at Border’s last week. I hope they have much success.

    Loved your Addie Mini Album. It looks so good and Addie is so cute!

  70. Let’s face it: Addie is adorable, and her mother is clever and talented! I LOVE the mini album and all those fabulous personality photos of Addie.

    I have never read the magazine but am ready to run out and buy a copy. Unless I win one from you, of course!

  71. Tammy B says:

    I do not believe that I have ever read this magazine. I used to work at my LSS but we didn’t carry it. I would love to see your article in it. I so miss Simple Scrapbooks! It was the best!!

  72. no i have never read that magazine — i don’t even remember hearing the name before!

  73. No – I haven’t picked up a copy before.

  74. love this magazine, hadn’t seen or heard of it before now, thanks Stacy for the “makes me Happy” moment!

  75. No, but I look forward to reading it tonight!

  76. Lisa Aukeman says:

    I can’t say as I have ever seen this magazine!! The mini book is so darn cute! So distracted by the internet that I am avoiding doing anything creative today.

  77. michelle says:

    I love Scrapbook and Cards…I read the the on-line version yesterday and was surprised and loved your article and look forward to more in the future.

  78. I absolutely love your mini album & I would love a chance to read your articles in the magazine! <3

  79. No, I don’t remember ever seeing this magazine. Love your upbeat positive blog!

  80. NO, but I love the happy colors on the magazine cover!
    I most definitely have to scraplift the mini book idea. I’m getting giddy just thinking about it.

  81. So so so cute Stacy! LOVE that little angels smile. No, I have never even heard of that magazine…where in the world have I been?! XO

  82. Hannah Means says:

    I have never seen this magazine, but I will enjoy perusing it! I’ll look in the stores for it!

  83. No, I have never read it, but I would love to try!

    I love, love, love your mini album!

  84. Paula Padget says:

    Hi Stacy

    I love love love your mini album and I am so jealous.

    In Australia we cannot get Close to My Heart products and I have been looking around for 3×3 albums elsewhere but cannot find them anywhere. Do you know of other company’s that make 3×3 albums like the Close to My Heart ones?



  85. Diane Anthony says:

    I have not read the magazine. Did not know it existed. Would love to see an issue. I know it would be good if they asked you to do a series of articles. I so miss Simple Scrapbooks. Would love to win a copy sent by you.

  86. wendy b. says:

    Welcome home! I’m from NJ and I have never seen this magazine before. I would love to see a copy!
    Your mini album is FANTASTIC. I would love to know where you have 4×4′s printed! I picked up a 4×4 album but my cropped pics were not cutting it! (no pun inteded)

  87. Glad you made it home safe. I haven’t even seen this magazine, let alone read it.
    Cute mini album.

  88. Therese says:

    I have read the electronic version of this magazine. I was linked to it through Vicki Boutin’s blog. I would LOVE to have an actual paper version in my hands :))))

  89. Susanne N. says:

    No. I’ve never seen that magazine–would love to have it! Simple was my favorite magazine. so terribly sad when it went away :(

  90. Shannon says:

    No. I will have to check it out. I love the mini album btw!

  91. I loved the article – so happy to see you in Scrapbook and Cards. It is an awesome publication and a great team of people. Thank you for posting the inside of your mini book – I was curious to see more of your creation

  92. erin white says:

    no, i havent read this before but i would love something to take with my camping to wrap myself in in the evening to get me motivated for when i do get to my table again :)~erin

  93. Shelly Smisek says:

    I haven’t seen or read this magazine. I would love to view it. Hope you had a great vacation!

  94. No, but I want to!

  95. Hi Stacy~ No I have not read this mag yet. This is the first I have heard of it. I am excited to find a copy. =) Jackie

  96. scrapper al says:

    Haven’t read the magazine (yet). Cute Addie album!

  97. That is a DARLING mini-album!

  98. Yes, I have read this magazine. But I have to say it would be wonderful to read your article. SS is still my all time fave SB mag

  99. bea medwecky says:

    Your daughter is adorable. She looks so happy! Anyway, no I have not even heard of this magazine.

  100. It IS exciting to see you back in print again! I downloaded my copy on release day, but would love to win a printed copy — thanks for the chance. I enjoy reading their blog daily. Your little Addie is just precious. Thanks for sharing your mini album.

  101. Barb in AK says:

    No, Stacy. I’ve never seen or heard of this magazine. I would love a REAL copy to peruse.
    Loved your mini-album, but can’t imagine making it in an evening! I’m just too slow when I scrap. I think I spend too much time remembering, reflecting, and reminiscing the times those photos bring to mind. :-)
    Thanks for a chance to get the magazine.

  102. NO! I´ve never seen this magazine in Norway, but I would love to read it!!

    So much fun to see that mini. I remember it from the MiniBook show!


  103. I have never read the magazine, but I am off to check out their website… I love minibooks too!

  104. Nancy M says:

    Hey Stacy :) I’ve never heard of nor read that magazine, but just downloaded it now and briefly went through – looks great! And as always, your mini album is just too cute. Enjoy your summer!

  105. Hi Stacy,
    I look at so many American Scrappers’ sites and just seem to be drawn to the different styles. I was always to hunt down copies of Simple Scrapbooks! It was SO expensive here in Australia.
    Jodie xx

  106. No, I have never even seen this magazine!
    Addie is such a cutie pie! Great little album! I love your Glacier album too! I’ll have to think about that!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  107. theresa says:

    I have never read this magazine before but would love a copy. I enjoy making mini books also and Addie’s is sooo cute. My sons are older but this gives me an idea to get some photos of them when they were young an make an album. Thanks for all your great ideas and a chance to win this magazine.

  108. I have never read it but it looks interesting.

  109. Summer Mobley says:

    I’ve never seen the magazine before, but I totally trust your judgement so I’d love to read it!

  110. Julie C. says:

    Read it, love it, download it! Last night I was so excited to see your article that I just printed out those pages right away. I’d love to get a subscription.
    Hooray for you! Sweet mini album – she’s such a cutie!

  111. Stacy, I have never heard of this magazine. But so far, I like what I saw on their blog. I would love to win a copy! Glad to see your contribution there!

  112. no

  113. Love the mini album! Too cute. I’ve never read/seen this magazine but would love to explore it – that would make me happy :)

  114. Yes! I loved your article in this month’s issue. :o)

  115. Rebecca Brooks says:

    NO I have not read Scrapbook & Cards Today. I miss Simple Scrapbooks mag!

  116. No, I have never read this mag, but I miss SS a lot!

  117. Sue Cantrell says:

    I’ve never heard of the magazine! It looks great though!

  118. No, I have never read the magazine! I would love some happy mail with the magazine but either way, reading your blog makes me happy.

  119. No – I have not seen the magazine before but since SS is no longer I really have not spend money on Scrapbook magazines.

    Also, LOVE that mini-album — I am visioning it with photos of grandparents and kids as well as just the kids this summer.

  120. Kris Van Allen says:

    I’ve never seen this magazine, but I’m looking forward to downloading it! Would love to win a real “in my hands” issue!

  121. Yes, I love this mag. Great ideas & interesting read. I download it as I live outside the US or Canada.

  122. No, I’ve never seen or heard of this magazine. So I’m off to their website to check it out. Thanks for the link and a chance to see the magazine in person.
    The mini album of Addie is adorable. You can tell by all of the photos that she definitely has a “personality.”

  123. No I’ve never read this magazine, but it puts my two favorite things together. I’ve been making cards for a while and scrapping for a long time. I’ll have to check this out, thanks for showing it to us.

  124. Anita from Issaquah says:

    Hi Stacy,
    Thanks for your introduction to this magazine. I’ve never heard of it. I just downloaded the issue and already read through it once. Picked up some great ideas! Also got some inspiration to try my hand at making some cards of my own. Simple and beautiful ideas! This is a great magazine!

    Also, thank you for sharing your mini album of Addie. I’ve never made a 4×4 mini album. You’ve inspired me to create one about my own daughter (and it will be in Princess Pink!). Thanks again for the download, and the chance to win an issue! Blessings to you!

  125. Sara Lovell says:

    No, I’ve not heard of it, but it looks fab! We need another scrapbook magazine now SS is gone! (Still sad about that!) Would love to win a copy, if you’d send it to the UK!

  126. OK…Stacy…I have to make a confession right here on your blog. Ready? i am a magazine-a-holic! I love them! I read them like other people read dirty novels. They get leafed through and loved and although I love all magazines…SCRAPBOOK MAGS ARE MY FAVORITE!!!! So…at the risk of sounding pathetic…I never win anything…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!!! :) That’s all. Thank you!

    • Amy,
      You’re my winner. Email me stacy@stacyjulian.com with your snail mail address and I’ll put the magazine in the mail!

      Now, you can’t say “I never win anything” anymore!

  127. No I have not read this one. But if you like it I am sure it is great. Looks very interesting.

  128. I haven’t read that magazine, or seen it in any of my local stores, but I am looking for a magazine to subscribe to so I’m thrilled to be able to check out a full issue! Thanks!

  129. I’ve heard of that magazine before, but thanks for letting us know about the free download so that I can check it out. Besides, I love reading anything you’ve written!

  130. Karen H. says:

    Have not seen or read this mag before but if you are in it I certainly want to!!! Thanks for always cheering me up with your posts!

  131. Yes. I have downloaded the last 2 issues, I really like the content and would love love to be able to look at it in paper :)

  132. I have not read or heard of the magazine, but would love to have a copy.

  133. donna c says:

    I love this magazine! each time it comes out, the local scrapbook store gives away free copies with a purchase! i was just heading out this evening to grab some stash and my free copy! love love love it! i can hardly wait to see your project.

    thanks for being such a huge colourful fun inspiration!

  134. I have not seen this magazine before but enjoyed looking through the downloaded version. I can’t wait to look at the back issues.

  135. i have not read or seen this magazine, but i know me & my sweet MIL, who is new to papercrafting and LOVES it, would really like to see this! Thanks! And Happy Summer!

  136. Yes, I’ve read SCT and I would love a print subscription. I also love the WCS blog. I guess I have another reason to read it this week. I’ll “see” you there!

  137. No, I haven’t read it… sad, I know. But I really want to. No good excuse for not having read it yet.

  138. Jessica R. says:

    I haven’t seen this magazine before. Took a peek online and really liked it. I am a hands on kind of gal though…I’d rather have a paper copy rather than digital so I can look at it anywhere : ) Thanks!

  139. Yup this is one of my favourite magazines!!!! I am a retailer in Alberta, Canada and I love that as a advertiser I get a box of magazines to hand out FREE to my customers. I think the content is current and creative using industry leaders as well as some not so known companies. They let us, the retailer know ahead of time what their themes and the companies they are featuring to be able to order in what they are talking about for our customers. Because of this we carry some fab lines that are not found absolutely everywhere. All scrapbookers and cardmakers are amazing but this Canadian team rocks! I am so proud of Catherine and her team. Anyone who comes my way in Olds Alberta can pick up there own copy!

  140. Charlene Williams says:

    Oh how I would LOVE a new scrapbook magazine! I’ve never read this particular magazine but feel that as far as scrapbook magazines are concerned, our choices are growing fewer and farther between. I’m happy to see something new out there. I could use the inspiration :)

  141. the magazine is a newbie to me…..it looks pretty interesting!

  142. no! but it looks nice!

  143. I read the magazine online. I’ve never seen one in a shop. Love those Addie faces

  144. I’ve never seen this magazine before but would love to take a look at it! A new magazine always makes me happy!

  145. I have not seen this magazine but would love to, especially to read your article!

  146. No, I have not read the magazine…. but I would love to!

  147. conniemelancon says:

    NO I have not read the magazine.

  148. I have read the magazine a few times – my daughter loves it. Thanks for sharing your copies – I’d love to read your article. The mini-album of Addie is adorable!

  149. Nope…but would love to!

  150. I have not seen that magazine around here in Spokane! It is so wonderful to know that there are still some mags out there. Online content is wonderful, but there is nothing like curling up with a magazine or book and just unwinding. I love to take a few minutes out of my day and have some me time. Magazines are a great addition to that time. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  151. I’ve heard of it and I think a few years ago I downloaded an e-copy, but don’t really remember if that’s the same one! lol

  152. Renee J. says:

    It is always so refreshing to visit your blog, Stacy. About SCT, I downloaded an issue recently; I believe it was the spring one, though. ‘So happy that you will be writing for SCT. I truly admire you and the beautiful work you do. Thanks!!

  153. No. I haven’t. I’d like to though!

  154. Nope! I haven’t!

  155. I have not heard of this scrapbook magazine but I would love to read something new! Thanks for the chance to win!

  156. I haven’t. I’m looking forward to downloading it and checking it out!

  157. No, I haven’t read it. Would love to check it out, though!

  158. No, never read it, never seen it. I’m a magazine junkie, too. I’m always looking at B&N, Wal- Mart, anywhere that has a magazine section in our town is where I’m usually to be found.

  159. tammy donnelly says:

    Love the magazine. Need card ideas for cards gor grace I am working on that I saw posted on jennifer mcguires site

  160. I have not read this magazine – but it looks appealing!

  161. I’ve not seen this magazine but would love to take a look.

  162. Debbie S. says:

    Haven’t seen this magazine…and your apron from Farm Chicks is adorable.

  163. I haven’t seen this magazine. The mini book of Addie is adorable!

  164. Debbie Girardot says:


  165. I have read SCT online.

  166. Susan C says:

    First time I heard of this magazine! Love your little books! Happiness is so fun!

  167. I’ve never seen it and this is from someone who is so sad to see how the papercrafting magazine section of the store gets smaller all the time. I’d love to read it!

  168. I have read this before when my LSS has gotten it and really enjoyed it and from there discovered it online too. I’d love to win a print copy! Thanks!

  169. Shelly P. says:

    I haven’t read the mag before, but look forward to it – especially since you’re a contributor!

  170. Michelle R. says:

    No, I have not read this magazine. There isn’t very many scrapbook magazines anymore!! I am going to check it out!!! If I can find it.

  171. No, I haven’t seen this before. Looking forward to your writing!

  172. No, I have never read that magazine before. I may have to pick a copy up, that is if you don’t send me one. :) Thanks! I really enjoy reading your blog!

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