Today is a special day on the blog! Joining us are some of our favorite people—friends, fans, and loyal followers of DCWV—from Scrapbooks Etc. magazine!
Scrapbooks Etc., was first released in 1999 as part of the Better Homes and Gardens publications. It began as a special issue and quickly progressed to a stand-alone, bimonthly publication and official website. Scrapbooks Etc., has evolved with the changes in the industry, moving from scrapbooking and cardmaking to paper crafting projects to further inspire readers. The Scrapbooks Etc., staff shared that their first issue included tips on how to “be generous with film” and reproduce photographs on a color copier. A highlight of a hand-lettered font also graced the inaugural issue. Today’s issues include articles that expand on those early principles and inspire crafters to take their projects to new levels. The magazine’s pages are rich with tips on how to utilize your crafting space and how to incorporate everyday items like baker’s twine and paper towels into your crafting projects. Whether you came to the magazine as a novice or a pro, there were always boundaries to challenge and exciting, little gems to discover.
When we received the news that our ad would appear in the last edition of Scrapbooks Etc., it was a sad day. But even though we’ll no longer find issues in our mailboxes or on our local craft store’s shelves, we move forward with the robust library of ideas and inspiration that Scrapbooks Etc., left behind.
We do have some good news: As a follow-up to Scrapbooks Etc., the team at Better Homes and Gardens will be producing Make it Yourself—a multi-craft publication that we can’t wait to get our hands on! Look for it on shelves October 2nd.
Now, for the best news of the day—a giveaway! In conjunction with our final Scrapbooks Etc., ad and because we love our blogging world friends, we wanted to offer a summer giveaway to Scrapbooks Etc., readers. Between today and next Monday (7/16), please leave a comment on the Better Homes and Gardens Facebook page, letting them know we sent you. Once you’ve been there, leave a comment here on the blog. On Monday morning I will pick 3 winners, who will each receive 3 of our newest stacks!
Have a fabulous weekend!!