A lot has changed in 15 years.
That’s when Creating Keepsakes magazine began—in 1996. Since then, we’ve published tens of thousands of your layouts, and since then, dozens of editors and graphic designers have lovingly coordinated, written, and designed issues of the magazine.
We’ve seen a lot of changes in both Creating Keepsakes magazine and in scrapbooking since 1996, and as we gathered with readers, Dream Team members, retailers, colleagues, and manufacturers to celebrate this milestone for Creating Keepsakes at the Craft Hobby Association trade show in Los Angeles yesterday, it was fun to reflect on this and to see how many friends we’ve made along the way.
We would never had made it this far without you!
Amidst the busy trade show floor and seeing fun new products (which we’ve been sharing on Facebook all weekend), we gathered for a lot of cake, a lot of giveaways, and a ton of hugs to celebrate the beginning of our 15th year.
We wish you could have all been with us! But this is the first of many birthday festivities this year. We’re celebrating in each issue of the magazine, at Club CK, for National Scrapbooking Day, and with a special anniversary edition later this year. In fact, let’s continue the celebration right now here on the blog. Leave a comment below to let us know when you first started reading Creating Keepsakes. We’ll choose 5 lucky winners at random to win a birthday goody bag worth of scrapbooking supplies by February 7.
Thank you all for your support over the years and your continued support now. We truly couldn’t have done this without you, and we’re so grateful for your support!
-Jennafer Martin, editor-in-chief