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4.14.2009

Just what is a RAG?

Today there is no scheduled article.

We usually schedule them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and leave the other days open for follow-ups and other content. But today, nothing is officially planned. And so I have decided to do our first Reader Appreciation Give-Away (or RAG for short).

So let's get right to it.
What are we planning for Vanna!



- the newly published April 2009 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.
- one scalloped journal chipboard album by October Afternoon.
- one set Night Owl acrylic stamps by October Afternoon.

How do you win?
Simply leave a comment here telling us your favorite scrapbooking magazine. There has been a lot of controversy lately about a few of the top mags (namely this and this) and we wanted to see how you feel the magazines currently on the market. Leave your comment by Noon tomorrow (Wednesday) EST. The winner will be announced on Thursday. *This give-away IS eligible for shipping outside the US.
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236 comments:

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Laura L said...

I must be honest. I don't really tend to buy scrapbooking magazines. I tend to be a little on the cheap side (and when I say little I mean a lot)! I have glanced through some of my friends magazines, but I have honestly never bought one myself.

Leslie said...

I have to say that I am really going to miss Simple. It was my favorite mag. But Scrapbooks Etc... is a close second. I like how SE showcases a variety of layout styles, whereas I feel that CK has a tendency to show just one type of layout.

arlamo said...

I was a huge Simple fan, but sadly, my last issue arrived just a few days ago. I really enjoy Scrapbooks, Etc. but they seem to be having delivery issues lately. I've picked up Scrapbook Trends occasionally and like what I see.

HL0517 said...

I really loved the past few issues of simple scrapbooks. I am going to miss it. I have recently discovered Scrapbook Trends and do love it, its just a little on the pricey side for me.

Joy Pearcy said...

I too don't buy too many magazines, but just got a subscriptions to Scrapooks Etc (I think that is the name of it - it is upstairs on the nightstand next to the bed where my husband is sleeping right now). I love looking through my friends' magazines and hope to hear from this comment thread what magazines others like!!

Tina said...

I have to say that my favorite magazine right now is Scrapbooks, Etc. I look forward to theirs arriving in the mail.

Thanks,
Tina

Lisa L. said...

I only receive Scrapbooks Etc. Not sure if it is my favourite because I haven't tried very many others and there are not very many left to compare it to.

carriegel said...

Simple Scrapbooks was my favorite but now I guess it would have to be Scrapbooks, Etc. I am going to miss Simple Scrapbooks.

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Joyce D said...

I'm not much help - Simple Scrapbooks was my one and only subscription - and I too just received my last issue. It spoke to me more than any other magazine I've every looked at. I have issued decorated with flags on layouts I plan to lift.

April said...

Creating Keepsakes is my favorite right now...mainly for those Becky Higgins sketches!
- April

Jingle said...

I still LOVE CK, but I love Scrapbooks, Etc. equally! They are both great mags with constant on trend ideas! I love that!

Cynthia B. said...

I've really only ever subscribed to one scrap mag: CK. I enjoyed it, but let it lapse...found I read through them quickly, marked them up, but now they just sit. I find I enjoy reading blogs, newsletters (like pagemaps), and message boards for inspiration now. I did recently see the online version of Scrapbook & Cards Today, which looks to be a very cool publication. Will be keeping tabs on it to see if I "need" to start a new sub!

Rach said...

In the UK, we aren't exactly spoiled for choice when it comes to scrapbooking magazines. There is no comparison to the US publications, and so I now refuse to buy the UK mags, looking out for CK in the magazine section of my local book store.

I have in the past ordered back issues and idea books from Scrapbook Trends. I love this magazine, I think this is my favourite. They aren't really like magazines at all - they're more like little books. I love the page after page of layouts, you really get value for money.

I've only ever seen 1 copy of SE, if it were more readily available in the UK, then I'd definitely buy a copy - I'm a sucker when it comes to magazines!

xx

Scrapycandy said...

The Better Homes and Gardens tends towards my favorite but I also like Papercrafts. Thanks for being there...

Joli said...

I don't have a favorite, ever since Michael's and Joanns won't allow coupons on them I don't buy them. I can get plenty of free inspiration online.

Ashley Harris said...

I absolutely love love love Paper Crafts magazine. I also truly enjoy CK and Scrapbooks, Etc.

Jlynn029 said...

Simple Scrapbooks is my favorite. I'm going to miss it.

Roxann said...

I, too, loved Simple Scrapbooks. It's going to be very missed by me! I'd say my second favorite would still be CK, although it's getting mighty thin these days!

Holly said...

My favorite mag is the one you're giving away!! I just recently started receiving it (I couldn't resist that buy a subscription, get another magazine for 6 months free). I have found so many inspirational layouts in this magazine. I may let most of my other subs lapse.

Amber said...

The magazines that inspire me the most are Scrapbooks etc. and Canadian Scrapbooker.

Jennifer Moore said...

I gotta say Scrapbook Trends is my favorite! I love the convenient 8x8 size of the book, and they seem to publish a lot more layouts and ideas rather than a lot of ads. I love the design of the magazine....just wish the subscription price wasn't so high!

Jackie said...

oooh what an awesome RAG!!!I am addicted to scrappy mags and idea books. My favourite magazines are Scrapbook Trends and Canadian Scrapbooker. Those owls are to cute :)

nscropper said...

gorgeous goodies. :)
I am hooked on Papercrafts, canadian scrapbooker and scrapbooks, etc. i love them. i wish scrapbook trends was availble here in the stores.

Tara said...

Creating Keepsakes is still my favortie.

Tiffany said...

Creating Keepsakes all the way! i love that there are articles from readers, tips tricks, and ideas. i am a firm believer in this magazine..it is the best hands down. !

GEL-Oh said...

Creating Keepsakes. I've subscriped to MM,Simple & BH&G but I always go back to CK as my favorite.

Marie said...

I only get/read CK, so I am not sure if I can name a favorite. But I do really like CK for the diversity of articles and the great LO's that are shown.

mustangkayla said...

My favorite is Scrapbook Etc. I live in such a small town that I often can't find some of other scrapbook magazines unless I leave town. Paper Crafts, Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbook Etc. are the only ones carried by my local grocery store (pretty much only store in town that has a magazine stand).

Jaime said...

I subscribe to Scrapbooks ETC. I buy CK sometimes, but it seems like it is filled with too many ads.

Jess said...

Scrapbook Trends, although I don't buy it because of the price.

Abbey S. said...

Honestly, I don't buy any scrapbook magazines. I will flip through them at the library but other than that, no. I find more inspiration on the web than I do looking through the scrapbook magazines.

Min said...

My favorites, Simple Scrapbooks and Lasting Moments (from Creative Memories) are soon to be out of print. Time to find some new ones.

Jewel said...

Ok, I am a bit of scrapbook mag junkie! I subscribe to Scrapbook Etc., CK and Simple Scrapbooks. I really loved Simple Scrapbooks but now that is gone, my second choice is Scrapbook Etc. I love looking through them for inspiration and to find out what new products are coming out. Making Memories mag is too wordy and article focused rather than showing a lot of layout and projects. I like simplier layouts that don't require a ton of time.

scrapbugger said...

When I do buy scrapbooking mags it is usually Scrapbook Etc. or Canadian Scrapbooker. (I'm not a truly faithful buyer...) I like the simpler layouts without all the fuss and bother. It has to be real and doable (I'm not going to spend 4 hours on 1 layout!!!)

JennV said...

One of my favorites is Scrapbooks etc. I really like a lot of the tips and techniques that they give in that magazine, and I do like a lot of the layouts that they have in that magazine.

Harley Dee said...

I have to say I don't really have a favorite anymore. Mainly because the only ones I can get around here (readily available) is CK, MM and Simple Scrapbooks. And I'm just not into them anymore. I would love to flip through Scrapbook Trends though :)

Sherry said...

I love Scrapbooks etc.!! I keep it on hand in my scrapbooking nook for quick reference if I am stuck on a layout. I love the variation of layouts and their pull-out sketches section. I also enjoy Canadian Scrapbooker but it is a little too expensive.

Robin said...

I have two that I love Scrapbook Etc and Scrapbook Trends. I don't buy Scrapbook Trends that often too expensive and Michaels does not take coupons. I do read Creating Keepsakes but does not have as much good stuff as it use too.

Jennifer said...

I subscribe to Creating Keepsakes (maybe for not much longer as I read in the article). I love Scrapbook Trends, but it is awfully expensive.

It just seems it is easier to look online for ideas and read product reviews by The Scrap Review.

Lettie said...

I love Scrapbook Trends, especially when I'm looking for inspiration. CK is great in demonstrating new techniques, but it is so full of advertisements which leave less room for the good stuff. I

Rasmie said...

I've a feeling that I'm going to love RAG :-)
I subscribe to CK mag and love it. I also loved Simple Scrapbooks and sub'd to that too. I live in the UK and our magazines are really not my cup of tea (at least the LO's inside aren't). I'd be excited to win this magazine as I haven't read any other US s'book mags and would love to sub to another. (Yes I know it's a tad sad to be excited about a mag!)

Kirsten said...

I love the Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc. It's truly my favorite...it's like CK & Paper Crafts all tied up into one neat little package.

Natalie said...

My sister has given a gift subscription to CK for the past 5 years and I love seeing all the inspiration. As a digital scrapper, any magazine is a great resource.

Anonymous said...

I really liked simple, but also enjoy Scrapbooks, etc. I occasionally buy mags these days...I get good inspiration online!
Amy in CA

Rebecca said...

I just subscribed to Scrapbooks, Etc. and look forward to every issue. I comb over every page and look at the latest and greatest.

Abby said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My fave scrapbooking mag right now is Scrapbooks, Etc. I just got my first issue of Memory Makers, and it's not too shabby either. I'm sad that Simple Scrapbooks will no longer be, because I was starting to love the "simple" look again.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I never became attached to CK..just didn't pull me. I do LOVE Scrapbooks, etc. Love how it is put together with the hints, help and advice....and the pages of sketches!!
Grammyscraps

Lee i. said...

I used to subscribe to 4 scrapbooking magazines but I always open Scrapbooks, Etc. first so I guess you can say that's my favorite. Simple Scrapbooks is opened next and I am really sad to see them go.

scrapbookobsession said...

I have always read every scrap mag available, even the ones from overseas. I just LURVE them! I, too, will really miss Simple. Now, my fave is truly a tie between CK and SB Etc. I love reading both of them and feel the content is still really good.

Tracey said...

I subscribe to CK but I think my favority is Scrapbooks Etc. I buy it off the shelf at Costco. It seems to be full of great articles, sketches, etc. I love it!!

Beth said...

I prefer Creating keepsakes over Memory Makers. The layouts appeal to me more, plan and simple. i do really enjoy Scrapbooks, etc but I don't have a subscription to that one so I don't see it too much unless a friend has it.

Keely said...

I sub to CK and it's not that great anymore. Hasn't been for a long time. I buy Scrap Trends every month and I should subscribe to it. I'm just afraid if they go under, I'm out that money. It is more expensive but a lot better than the others. I hate how CK only promotes the products of the manufactures that advertise with them. I mean I understand why they do it, just don't like it!

Julia said...

I was a subscriber to Simple Scrapbooks and I loved this magazine. I think if I am honest I do prefer Scrapbooks Etc. I find it very informative and inspiring. As for CK sometimes it's ok and others I wish I hadn't bought it. Living in the UK I do have probs getting the US mags but the are far superior to our British ones that I find very samey, no decent articles and a complete waist of money.

Erin said...

I loved Simple Scrapbooks but since that is no longer my second choice is Scrapbooks ETC.It is a very informative magazine and I look forward to getting it each month.

Barb said...

I don't really have a favorite magazine anymore, though at one time I had subscriptions to five different ones. I find I enjoy and get more inspiration from online galleries and blogs.

Dana said...

Lately it's been Scrapbooks Etc. I used to love CK, but I find I get more and better ideas out of Scrapbooks Etc.

marisa said...

I am an avid Scrapbooks Etc. subscriber! There's always fresh new ideas, lots of layouts and new products featured. With the current economic times, I picked only this magazine and it's been awesome!

kgscrapper said...

I Subscribed and also Scrapbooks etc. I like them both.

I was going to subscribe to Scrapbook Trends, but had some customer service issues....and cancelled. I subscribed online in April, plus ordered two books, the books finally arrived in July, and in Sept I got all the issues from the time I subscribed to the current one...I cancelled my subscription.

I like having the magazines on hand to help when I get scrapper block!!

Maria said...

I liked Simple but never subscribed. I used to have a subscription to Paper Crafts. I usually just look to the internet for inspiration, but I do enjoy flipping through the pages of a good magazine and if I like a current issue while I'm at the checkstand then I will buy it :)

Beth said...

I love Scrapbooks Etc. They always provide great information and I love the pull-out with sketches. This makes it super easy for me to keep in a binder. I also love Scrapbook Trends, but only buy it occasionally since it is more erxpensive. Although, to me it is more of a book than a magazine...at least that's how I justify buying it!

Anonymous said...

i would have to say, sb etc. is my favorite at the momemnt,

lynda in calif

NanaBeth said...

Scrapbooks, Etc. I loved Simple back in the day-it is sad to see it go. But lately Scrapbook,Etc. just seems to have it all-excellent magazine.

Rebecca said...

I already miss Simple Scrapbooks. I guess right now I like all the eye candy in Scrapbook Trends, but no way I can afford it!

marla said...

I dont really buy many scrapbook magazines because I get my inspiration off the internet. I have looked through simple scrapbooks and heard from lots of people that they were adored. I like Paper Crafts magazine and all the fun things they showcase.

H. said...

CK as well. Although their message board is not worth going to at all anymore.

Shanna said...

The only one I buy faithfully is Canadian Scrapbooker. I will buy the others if I am out of town and need something to read, but am mostly disappointed with them.

Katie Paterson said...

My tavourite magazine is the Canadian Scrapbooker, I like supporting a local mag but I will also miss Simple Scrapbooks as well :(

lfalduto said...

I am going to have to say that Scrapbooks Etc is my favorite. It is always fresh and fun! A close second would be Scrapbook Trends.

meganklauer said...

Scrapbooks, etc. is my fav by far! But I do love CK as well!

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

I buy most of them. I used to love Simple Scrapbooks. Then CK became very good, but lately I'm not in full love with pages and so. Scrapbooks Etc is ok too, sometimes more creative than others, and ScrapbookTrends I really love, it's more an idea book than a magazine, but the price makes me think twice before buying. Memory makers I also buy and lately is better than before, at least for my scrapbook "taste". A good one will be a mix between all of them! :D

Carla said...

I subscribe to 3 scrapbook magazines currently and 2 of them I have been fairly disappointed in over the last 6 months. More ads, less scrapbooking talk and layouts. But the 3rd one I really do like, they have very versatile contributors and have found alot of inspiration there and good reading articles.

Stefanie said...

I actually have never purchased a scrapbooking magazine. I have saved the papers that come with different creative memories materials, but that's it.

Kim Bolyard said...

Scrapbook Etc....is by far my favorite magazine...running in a distant second would be CK...only

Love your site

peace
Kim Bolyard

Julie O. said...

Scrapbook Trends is definitely my fave.

stinker said...

my all-time favorite mag is simple scrapbooks and i'm so sad to see it go :( my runner-up is scrapbooks, etc.

Cassi said...

My fave was Scrapbook Answers which folded a long time ago :(. I really like PaperCrafts and Scrapbook Trends,CK is OK too. I don't subscribe to Scrapbook Trends cause it's spendy. I would LOVE to win these owl stamps -- oh how I heart October Afternoon :)

Kristine said...

oh yes, Magazines! I love getting my almost weekly fix of scrap magazines. They are always filled with tons of inspiration. Lately I feel I am paying more for Ads than I am about the real content of what's the mag is suppose to be... scrapbooking! I am currently enjoying a French Magazine called " Histoires de Pages ".
http://www.histoiresdepages.com/

Since I rarely read articles ... i just browse for layouts and some visual ideas this magazine is a NUMBER 1 ! Amazing designers, oodles of talent and has a big WOW factor for me!

Cassie said...

I love Paper crafts...I don't think that after my current sub is up that I will renew. There is so much inspo online. It is easier for me to flip through the web than to sit down and read a whole magazine.

Ellen said...

In the Netherlands my favorite is "Scrapbookmagazine" and Cards Only. I also read the french Histoire de la pages and from America the CK, Simple Scrapbooks, Memory Makers and Paper Crafts. I don't have a particular favorite between them.

Ellen

Wendy said...

My favorite magazine is Scrapbook Trends, but CK is my only subscription.

Aimee said...

You know... making memories used to be my favorite... but they've gone and put a bunch of digi in there, and i just HATE it. Its out in the open now, I HATE DIGI. Sorry, it had to be said.

So, my subscription ran out and I decided not to renew. Instead, I renewed with Scrapbook Trends...which I find myself liking more and more these days!

Laura said...

Scrapbooks Etc. all the way. The others have too many hybrid or all digital layouts for me, and I'm just not ready to be that "techie" yet. I get more of a sense of accomplishment when I have a big mess to clean up! :)

tinascrapbooking said...

My Fav is Scrapbook & Cards Today, Canadian Scrapbooker. I loved Simple Scrapbooks, and love CK.

Erica Hettwer said...

I gotta say that it's a toss up for me between SBE and CK. Love 'em both! :D

Shelly in Utah said...

Out of the two subscriptions that I got for Christmas - I never splurge on those kinda things myself - I like Simple better than CK.

Sam said...

I was a die hard Simple Scrapbooks lover - sniff-sniff. Now, I will only get Scrapbook, Etc. CK has problems with their web site and if they can't figure that out, I'm not sure I want their magazine. (but will get it anyway with my SS sub. being transferred. I'm just starting digi and will look for something still being published along those lines.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Well my favorite mag was Somerset Memories, but we all know how that ended.

Now I love Scrapbook Trends.

My monthly subscription I get Making Memories and SB ect.

jax67 said...

I enjoy both CK & Scrapbooks, etc. I had no idea that CK was doing so badly...I'm in a bit of a shock I must say. I know the economy is bad...heck, I just lost my job because of it, but I'm fighting with everything I've got. I hope CK is able to get back on its feet. It would be such a shame.

Brianna said...

Loved Simple, but since that is gone now I have been getting CK. I just bought Scrapbooks etc, but haven't looked through it yet.

Kimberly Gust said...

My favorite mag is Creating Keepsakes, with Scrapbooks, Etc. as a very close second. I hope all of the scrap mags can make it!

Mickey said...

So glad I found this site, it's great! Now about the magazines, I really like scrapbook trends but it's a bit expensive. My other fav is CK and there is a Dutch mag that is good too!
Love the RAK!

Tonya said...

I do not tend to scrabook as much as stamping and card making. My current subscriptions are Scrap n stamp and CardMaker. BUT my newest love is Beautiful Cards. I think it is from the UK, but is now available in the US.

jillconyers said...

I was a big fan of SS and will continue to follow blogs, sites, etc. online. CK is my favorite now that they're moving away from the whole "life coach" approach.

Mélyane said...

I love Canadian scrapbooker and Card Maker magazine. I also love my Scrapbook & Cards Today..
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

k8 said...

Well, i was just getting into Simple, when the plug got pulled....I am trying to get into Scrapbooks, etc. these days. And will always have a soft spot for Paper Crafts....

k8

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to CK and Paper Crafts. I also purchase Scrapbook Inspirations/UK (love Shimelle Laine). I love Scrapbook magazines. I have a few older Scrapbook Trends Holidays. I love to study different color combinations, and ways for embellishing and journaling, stamps etc.. Oh I can go on. And yes I make sure I at least try 2 different tecniques from any magazine I get, because thats my own way of challening myself. It is FUN :)
Annette in Antioch CA

Kari Ann Sweeney said...

I am really going to miss Simple. It was my favorite mag and totally my style. Other than that Scrapbooks Etc. is my favorite. I really dig the little tutorial/paper piecing freebies inside. I just received my May/June Memory Makers and was REALLY disappointed. No thanks!

Mary said...

I subscribe to Paper Crafts magazine and always look forward to receiving it. I had no idea thet were having such difficulty as a company. Lately, I've been looking for scrapbook magazines in local stores, and nothing is appealing to me. I do love Stamper's Sampler...but that's not a scrapbooking magazine - more stamping and paper crafting. Fun giveaway - I'd love to be the lucky winner!

Fred said...

I subscribe to CK, Scrapbook Trends and BHG Scrapbooks Etc. If I only could subscribe to one, I would subscribe to Scrapbooks Etc. It's the best value for the content. I will be dropping Creating Keepsakes when my subscription runs out in May.

jjabauer said...

My favorites are Scrapbooks Etc. followed by Paper Crafts and Card Maker.

Amy said...

I will admit that I don't get any of the Scrapbooking magazines. They just plain cost too much for me to get. (But just so you know I don't get any mags what so ever anyway! I just don't like to spend my time flipping through them). If the scrapping mags weren't so expensive (and I do realize that they have to be that so that any profit can be made, so I am totally thinking in a fantasy land right now) then yeah I would probably get a few! The few I have flipped through were Scrapbook Trends and their other mag Handmade or something, they really were quite inspirational and gave me a lot of ideas on my own projects! I do like them a lot for that reason! :D

Miwa said...

I subscribe to Memory Makers and Scrapbooks, Etc. MM is probably my favorite but I also do enjoy Cards and Scrapbook Trends magazines - but those are so expensive, I only purchase them when I can find them on sale. I love getting mags in the mail, though - there's something delicious about curling up with one and looking at all the ideas and eye candy!

erin ;0) said...

Any I can get my hands on at the library that aren't too terribly old are great for me! Living in Canada, the prices for the mags to be mailed to my house are way over my budget, but I sure would love to have a subscription!

Jenny said...

Scrapbooks Etc is my favorite. I also get Memory Makers but I'm not sure I'm going to renew when it's up. I dunno...just not diggin it these days...

PattiHutch said...

BH&G Scrapbooks Etc. is my favorite. They always have the latest and greatest ideas without a lot of repetition. They choose from the best designers and projects around.

Lisa said...

Simple Scrapbooks was my favorite. I'll miss it.

Meggan said...

My favorite is Scrapbook Trends, but it's almost like a book. So for a true "magazine", I like Scrapbooks, Etc.. My sister got me a subscription and I've really enjoyed it!
Meggan

Janelle said...

i enjoy scrapbook trends most. i have had sub's to all of them out there & this is the one i pick up most. it has a sprinkling of all syles :)

bumblesnbees said...

I can't remember the name, but it is a big fat one that is $24.95 here in Canada, so I don't buy it often. It is the Cards one, but I know that they also put out a Scrapbook one as well. I like that there are very few ads in it.~Romaine

Bonnie said...

I haven't been scrapping long so I've only bought one mag, and it was Canadian Scrapbooker. I like to get my inspiration on line for the most part. I have borrowed a few but thats it!

Anonymous said...

My favorite scrapbook magazine is Creating Keepsakes. I love Ali Edwards column.

Cindy Andrews said...

My favorite scrapbook magazine is Creating Keepsakes. I love Ali Edwards column.

Etta said...

To me, it's hard to love any mag now that Simple is gone. I like CK alright, and I'm hoping they really do incorporate some SS into it like they say they will. But Simple was the only one I subscribed to. Beyond that, I really like Scrapbooks, Etc. the most. And I'm sure Scrapbook Trends, is awesome, I just can't afford it.

Tara said...

I love Simple Scrapbooks... I will really miss it. One of my other favourite publications available right now is Cards magazine by Scrapbook Trends.

Betsy said...

I've always loved Scrapbooks etc. It's hands down been my favorite throughout all the drama of "the other guys"...

andyjay said...

I would say my fave is probably Simple Scrapbooks... but with that one going bye-bye, my very close second choice would be Scrapbooks, Etc. and then CK. I'm beginning to think I'm bad luck with scrapbook magazines. My ultimate fave used to Scrapbook Answers and then that one went belly up, now Simple is going belly up! Yikes! I sure hope we don't lose all of them.

Christine said...

I like papercrafts magazine. It seems that carry more different types of projects.

Blessings,
Christine

Courtney ;-) said...

I like Scrapbook, Etc. and Creating Keepsakes. Sad to see so many good ones go in the past! :(

Jenn said...

I get creating keepsakes and paper crafts, I wish I could afford CARDS though. :)

Awesome giveaway btw!

DMYK said...

I have to say that I am also a Canadian Scrapbooker fan, but I also enjoy Scrapbook & Cards Today too. I have purchased Memory Makers, CK, Simple & Scrapbooks etc, but could never bring myself to purchase Scrapbooks etc, but it is a bit expensive for me. I would love to page through my own copy someday, which is why I am throwing my comment into the RAK hat today.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

My past favorite was Simple which I received my last issue just the other day. I don't buy many magazines anymore due to so much is on the internet.

Gwen said...

I really like CK, Scrapbooks Etc. and Scrapbook Trends pretty much equally - I find that I get different types of inspiration from each one so I still read through them all!

lynnfrompgh said...

Scrapbook Trends is my fave but the price is sooo high I've never subscribed. Only subscription currently is Scrapbook Etc......which tends to have very creative scrappers every month!

Heather said...

As a Canadian, I adore Canadian Scrapbooker. I also really love Scrapbook and Cards Today -especially that it is free at my LSS or you can download the entire thing online.

sue-bubbles said...

I am mad about crafting mags...I cant get enough of them, its wonderful to brouse through them with a cuppa in hand! Im in the UK and our two scrapbooking mags are Scrapbook Inspirations (monthly) which is my favourite, and Scrapbook Magazine. Both mags offer lots of new ideas, info about new products and new techniques...I love them! I would love to see the kind of mags that you get in the US!
Sue x

Tricia said...

I guess I'm pretty loyal. I've been a CK subscriber since their beginning and still am. The magazine has gone through a lot of changes - not all of them good. I'm not ready to let it go yet. A lot my friends prefer Scrapbooks Etc. Seems like I had a sub a while ago but I'll have to check it out again.

Haberdawoman said...

Right now my FAVE is Memory Makers and I also like Scrapbooks Etc. I am not renewing my other 2 subscriptions because I am tired of seing the same people's layouts which are usually the same as the last. I want to see people's layouts that re not as known but yet are so talented and their work is out of the box, that is why I am reading more blogs because I can see work that I enjoy.
BTW, great RAG.

AngMomof3 said...

I love CK, but don't have experience with others. I'd love to have enjoyed Simple but guess I don't get that chance anymore...

Christa said...

Up until now, it was definitely Simple. I just loved the idea behind it and the content. I'll really miss them.

cupcakesforchloe said...

I love CardMaker and Paper Crafts. I dont subscribe to either, but will pick one up when at the bookstore if they have something that catches my eye. I have wanting to get a copy of scrapbook trends, simply handmade, cards and beads to see what they offer, But at their current price I dont really see that happening! We are heading to the bookstore this weekend so I will look to see if they have them there so I can atleast read one while DH looks at his books. BUT, I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE those owl stamps! I looked at a set of owl stamps and I almost bought them! I seriously want some!

lizacreates said...

I like Scrapbook, Etc. a lot but I've glanced through a couple of Scrapbook Trends issues, which I also enjoyed a great deal. I just don't buy the second because of its higher price. I'd rather spend the $14+ on supplies, I guess.

AngelBear said...

I really enjoy Scrapbooks Etc but I must admit that Scrapbooks and Cards today is my favorite because it well put together, it showcases many styles and it is free...if I can't get to my lss for it I can download on line!

JennE said...

Scrapbooks Etc is my fav & has been for awhile. they offer fresh perspectives and new techniques and designers. It gets broign seeing the same designers in every issue you get of other mags.

SandyPie said...

Whoo like a great magazine with ideas and hybrid techniques? I do!! I like a magazine that actually gives me a technique or instruction, not just a showplace of fru-fru layouts. So I like Scrapbooks Etc (and the online content that actually gives you something other than referring you back to the hard copy of the mag is great too) and for digi-scraping I like Digital Scrapbooking, but with PSE sometimes I can't do the things they do. PaperCrafts is fabulous for lots of inspiration especially cards. And the special editions of Better Homes and Gardens digi-scraping magazines that break it down so nicely are great, a little pricey but you actually get something you can use out of it. If something repeatedly gives me good advice and ideas I will subscribe but if it's just a showplace of the same people and recycled poof I don't even bother to pick them up in the future.

SandyPie said...

Ooops, totally forgot ScrapN'Art, it's free, online and has great free goodies in it too!

nickandstaci said...

It's a toss of between Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks Etc. I love them both! I also love all the beautiful layouts in Scrapbooking trends, just can't afford them all the time!

Theresa said...

I previously subscribed to Memory Makers and Scrapbooks Etc, and now I subscribe to CK.

I recently picked up copies of Paper Crafts and Simply Handmade at my LSS - REALLY like the Simply Handmade, although it's on the pricy side (it has almost NO advertising. In fact, was going to see if I could subscribe to it online.

I'm sure there are other magazines out there that I just haven't run across - a review on the available magazines would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have never subscribed to any magazine but I have purchased Scrapbook Etc., Memory Makers and Canadian Scrapbooker quite a few times in the past year.

Tara-Lynn

Mabel said...

Creating Keepsakes is my favorite =)

Veronica said...

I currently subscribe to "Scrapbooks, Etc" and love it! I inadvertently paid twice for it, therefore causing me to have a 4 yr. script! It ends Oct/2010. LOL I did start subscribing to CK last year and despite the comments I've seen about "too many ads" I happen to like seeing what is out there! I do not have access to all the products due to my location. I enjoy only those 2 at the time! Thanks.

Miriam said...

I love Scrapbook Trends when I can afford it :( I love seeing all the layouts up close and the quality of the photography is just amazing - definitely a very classy magazine. I find most of the other magazines both here and international contain far too much advertising, would prefer more layouts or techniques.

joanold said...

There are only 2 scrapbook magazines published in the UK and the overseas mags are so much better. I subscribe to Scrapbooks Etc. as I like the range of layouts they do, and also the pull out sheet of Page Maps.

Melinda M. said...

I used to love Scrapbook Answers, and have subscribed to Simple Scrapbooks from time to time (alas no more), but Scrapbooks Etc. remains my favorite.

Vernette McIntosh said...

I will also miss Simple Scrapbooks. I do love Scrapbooks Etc. I have a subscription and wait for it to arrive. I will make sure and look for Scrapbook Trends the next time I am in a store.

erin said...

My favorite is still Creating Keepsakes. They had a rough year last year, but they seem to be making some positive changes in 2009. I love Ali's article, but the rest are great, too!

Carolyn G said...

I am partial to Scrapbooks Etc over Creating Keepsakes, because SBE posts picture sizes in their scrap maps. I need that to help me get a feel for the sizing of the layout.

barb in richmond said...

Scrapbooks etc. is my favorite craft magazine. I enjoy the articles and creative ideas. (I just wish they would print it more often!)

Karen said...

I read both Scrapbooks, Etc. and Creating Keepsakes; can't say I favor one over the other. Simple Scrapbooks was my favorite, and I will miss it!

julie mcd said...

My favorite "inspiration" scrap mag was Simple. I love CK and have fun looking at the scrappers whose names I recognize and know from blog-hopping and message boards! I'll read anything with scrapping goodness in it!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Scrapbook Trends but the price is too much to purchase monthly so I usually get it off ebay...Scrapbook, Etc is a close 2nd...

Jenny said...

I still love CK magazine!

mvance said...

Simple Scrapbooks was my favorite, but alas.....Now I prefer Creating Keepsakes.

Stephanie said...

My absolute favorite magazine is Scrapbook Trends! Their photography is beautiful and the work inspiring. I love that there are so many ideas packed into an issue and that they include little tips with each layout.

Scrapbooks Etc. is my 2nd favorite.

Linda said...

I must be truthful, I can't get enough crafting mags. The 3 that I sub to are: creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks etc., and paper crafts.
I always pick up others at book stores when I'm in there. But the 3 above are my favorites...Paper Crafts...I like the instructions, they are easy to follow, scrapbooks etc...I like the layouts and I like the gift guides and product guides, creating Keepsakes.....I like the way they do the holiday special scrapbooking, and crafts.
Hope I haven't hurt your eyes with this long answer.
Linda

Kim M said...

Personally, Scrapbooks etc has to be my favorite mag. I always find layouts to lift and ideas to create with, I really can't say that about some of the other mags out there.

kelly crowl said...

CK, Scrapbooks, Etc., Memory Makers & the PaperCrafts are all magazines I subscribe to and read cover to cover! It makes me sad to hear of the CK enterprise having trouble. I know the industry in general is suffering as are so many in this economic downturn.

Scrap for Joy said...

Paper Trends, which is now Handmade is my favorite followed by PaperCrafts, both to which I subscribe.

Anonymous said...

I don't really buy scrapbooking magazines but sometimes, I have purchased Scrapbook Etc. or Canadian Scrapbooker

isabelle r.

carpediem said...

I buy every issue of PaperCrafts and StampIt and occasionally purchase Creaking Keepsakes. laura j

Erika M. said...

I really love all scrappy magazines. I love all of the magazines from PaperCrafts!

Christi in AZ said...

Well, I have only ever read CK.....so I'll say that. That being said, I'll probably let my subscription lapse when it runs out this next time....:o(

julieann said...

I love Scrapbooks,Etc, CK, and Simple - which I will miss so very much!!!

sclugo said...

I have a subscription to Scrapbooks Etc as it is my favorite. I will occasionally purchase CK.

Erica T in Ohio said...

I have subscribed to several scrap booking magazines over the years, but Scrapbook Trends is really the only one I buy now.

Deborah Marasa said...

My faves are Scrapbooks Etc, and Scrapbook Trends.

Anonymous said...

My absolute favourite magazine has to be Simple Scrapbooks (even though it is no longer). I do enjoy Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks, etc., but I used to get the most ideas and inspiration from Simple. I also love Scrapbook Trends, but the price does keep me from buying it except for perhaps once a year as a splurge. So, I guess my current favourite (after the demise of Simple) would have to be Creating Keepsakes - I do hope that the future issues include more Simple Scrapbooks content as they have indicated that it will.
Thanks!
Carol.in.Canada

Sammie said...

CK's content has been a little lacking lately, but I'll be honest, I still love getting it in the mail. I love Scrapbooks Etc. and hope they don't experience the same problems as CK Media.

Tina said...

I'm a big Scrapbooks Etc. fan and I have had a subscription for a few years. I have also bought CK and Simple Scrapbooks which I don't mind but I always go back to my old faithful.

mollyvh said...

ST is my favorite, but since Michael's won't let me use a coupon on it anymore, I can't buy it- it is just too expensive.
My second favorite is Scrapbooks Etc, I love the sketches they include, the articles by Tracy Kyle, and their product reviews. I also think they have a nice mix of really fancy pages, and simpler, streamlined pages.

Veronica said...

I love Simple Scrapbooking and am sad that it is ending. I recently purchased a sub for Scrapbooks Etc. and really like it.

scrappyart said...

I like scrapbook ect. in second is paper crafts. Thanks for putting up a RAG

Jodee said...

My fav is Simple Scrapbooks but it is no more. So I guess my second fav is Scrapbooks Etc. I like mags and they all have good points in my opinion! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Chrissy said...

I LOVE magazines and for years my 2 favs were Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks. I do miss Simple and no longer subscribe to CK b/c I was not impressed with their new format (is there more ads in there or something). So my new favorite is Scrapbooks Etc. and I do like the patterns they give you for piecing. Scrapbook Trends is another great mag. but it is extremely expensive.

vanessaexplainsitall said...

honestly, i dont get any magazines and i never was really into them. there is SO much inspiration online FOR FREE i would much rather peruse that!

Vicki said...

My favourite would have to be Scrapbooking Memories from Australia. Has something for everyone and not too many advertisements taking up room. We have a new mag about to be launched here in NZ and will be waiting to see what that is like.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's been a while since i've looked at Scrapbooks, Etc., but I've never really been a big fan of their mag as others have posted. I LOVED Simple Scxrapbooks. I still subscribe to Memory Makers and CK - I like them both! I believe MM went through a really hard time a couple years ago and have really turned around. I do enjoy Scrapbook Trends but it is TOOOOOO expensive!

sherry d in TX

Melissa said...

The magazine I go to most is Scrapbooks Etc., but I honestly rarely buy any magazines. I get so much inspiration from sketch sites that are free, that I don't feel the need to spend money on magazines.

Maryf said...

Simple was a great one and in second I would have to say Scrapbooks ETc-but even that is hard to find now. The others like Scrapbook Trends is just too expensive-14.95 is the cost of a book not a monthly magazine. The CK magazine only seem to focus on product and companies that advertise-and show things that take a long time to put togeather or alienate the new scrapper.

Jen said...

Simple Scrapbooks was my absolute favorite. I have purchase Scrapbook Trends once in a while or with a coupon...it's very expensive for a magazine. Thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff!

Vanessa R said...

I have always favored Scrapbooks Etc. I find it is always full of great articles and fresh new pages,they feature so many artists. It is the one magazine I always look forward to reading!

byclops said...

We dont have too much choice here in Australia...but on occassion I pick up Scrapbooking Memories.

weezer said...

Scrapbooks Etc. is my current favorite, but I am looking into a new find for me, Somerset...They seem to have many special editions or types of publications. I am really liking the mix of collage art and paper crafting.

Robin W. said...

My favorite is between Simple Scrapbooks and CK because of Ali Edwards, but I have just discovered Scrapbook Trends. It's so hard to choose just one!

Karen K. said...

Definitely Scrapbooks Etc. It's the only one I subscribe to anymore and I always enjoy getting it in the mail.

Tammy said...

Right now my fave mag is Scrapbooks Etc, but I did just get a Paper Trends that I enjoyed, and I think Creating Keepsakes is starting to improve, they seem to be making some good changes.

Angela said...

"Scrapbooks Etc." has been my favorite for a while now. I let my CK expire last year after realizing I enjoyed SE's content far more.

Maya said...

My favorite was Simple Scrapbooks. Now I think Creating Keepsakes is the one I enjoy the most.

Cyndi said...

I'm a fan of Scrapbooks Etc. It has a little bit of everything in it. Techniques, reviews, ideas, sketches. The magazine has a comfy feeling to it....like a good friend. The internet has so many great ideas but I still like to cozy up with a blanket and flip through a paper magazine.

Gayle215 said...

My favorite magazine for the last several years, is Scrapbook Trends with Scrapbooks Etc. a close second. Even with the higher price-point of "Trends" I feel it is worth it.

Kristin said...

I love Scrapbook Trends! I think CK was improving but I will be interested to see if they can pull the PR mess around. I'm very sad to see Simple go.

Michelle said...

Simple Scrapbooks was and will always be my favorite scrap magazine. I am totally going to miss it. :(

Aleks said...

I would have to agree it's scrapbook trends. I know a lot love ads, but I HAAAAAATE them. I will pay the bigger price for a nicer magazine, AD free ANY DAY! <3

Flegmel said...

My fav. magazine is a dutch magazine called (tada...) Scrapbookmagazine! It is full of color pictures. Always inspiring. It has a lot of styles, also vintage wich is my fav!. I usualy sit on my doorstep waiting for there new issue to arrive!

Sue Bone said...

I love Scrapbook Trends, but only buy old copies from Ebay every so often. I love the size, the lack of ads, the layouts. If they were available on the UK High Street however I might be tempted to pay full price for instant gratification.

susan m said...

I love the Scrapbook Trends magazines, but find them to be costly. I subscribe to Scrapbook ETC currently and really like the issues

Cheri Howard said...

I don't subscribe to any scrapbook magazines (or any other craft magazines). I used to, once-upon-a-time, but have found LOADS of FREE inspiration on the web. Splitcoast Stampers is usually my first stop if I don't find exactly what I need from one of the many blogs I follow.

Sara Lambert said...

I LOVE magazines and idea books - I am a scrap lifter, so I couldn't do without them! I think my favorite at the moment is Scrapbooks etc, my only comment is how difficult they make it to subscribe from outside the USA. Many thanks for this opportunity.

mom of fab five said...

i only renewed my sub to CK because of Simple--and their great deal--I am real bummed that simple is out and CK still here. They went to artsy and the digital and all--people want pages that they can duplicate--IDEAS--something to inspire them. You either have that artistic side or you don't and most people don't. I like scrapbook trends--the price point keeps me from purchasing it--like Scrapbooks Etc--they will continue to get my money....

Sue said...

I like Scrapbook Etc and Memory Makers.

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