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Giveaway: Four Scrapbooking Novels by Joanna Campbell Slan!

** This Giveaway is Now Closed **

We have a new giveaway to tell you about!  ScrapScene is hosting a giveaway for one of four scrapbooking novels by Joanna Campbell Slan, "Paper, Scissors, Death: A Scrapbooking Mystery!"  As well, each of the four winners will be receiving "The Best of British Scrapbooking and Cardmaking," also authored by Joanna.  Please read through to the bottom for information on the giveaway.

Now a bit about Joanna’s latest book:

"Paper, Scissors, Death: A Scrapbooking Mystery" is the first book in the Kiki Lowenstein Scrapbooking Mystery Series.  Kiki Lowenstein, the main character is a widow and single mother who finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation.   You can read our previous post on this book here.

Reader to Reader Reviews said, “Joanna Campbell Slan proves herself to be a top-notch mystery author with this very entertaining and intriguing debut. The core characters are introduced, fleshed out, and propel the events smoothly. Kiki and her ensemble are people you want to hand out with because they are interesting, intelligent and have a great sense of humor…When making out that Christmas book-lover’s cozy list, put Paper, Scissors, Death at the top.”

Black Raven Press said, “I like so much about Paper, Scissors, Death it’s tough to know where to begin—but here goes: the writing, the storytelling, the characters.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, “…Slan has a nice touch with her characters, especially the women characters, even the nasty ones.”

Fresh Fiction said, “The first book in the Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft mysteries, Paper, Scissors, Death is an engaging cozy filled with scrapbooking tips. Readers will cheer seeing Kiki rebuild her life—and grow a backbone—after her husband’s death and her financial problems. Ms. Slan’s debut mystery has a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, sure to keep readers coming back for the next book.”

Giveaway Details:

For your chance to win one of four of Joanna’s new books, please comment to this post.  Please tell us, "Why is scrapbooking so important to YOU?"  We will leave comments open until Tuesday, Nov 25th at midnight EST.  Four winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday, Nov 26th!

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  1. Tiffany B
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is so important to me because its my release. Its my way to remember everything that I have done in my life and when I scrapbook i truely enjoy it. And being able to show my friends and family my scrapbooks are good braging rights 🙂

  2. Connie Buck
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I have to get my hands on this book. I love reading her books. This is a sit my the fire and read all day book.

  3. Deb L
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking allows me to explore my creative side while at teh same time capturing moments that we might otherwise forget.

  4. Trish
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    For me scrapbooking is a means of archiving our lives and our histories for future generations. It is a way of recording today what is tomorrow’s past.

    I can tell our stories, as well as look back over aspects of what constitutes my life, in a creative way.

  5. Mindy
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I have a very stressful job. All day I make decisions that can affect the profitability of the company I run. When I scrapbook, I use a different part of my brain and my work brain gets to rest.

  6. Edelmira Rivera
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Hello.. thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway… Prize description sounds like a great book! I love Scrapbooking because since I’ve been involved with it, I’ve become more creative and have found a new talent; I’ve felt less stressed; I’ve participated in more activities with friends and have been able to treasure more memories.

  7. Isabelle
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is really important to archive my memories.

  8. Cheryl P
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is important to me becasue I want my children and grandchildren to know what my life was like and to remember the fun we had through the years.

  9. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is my empty-nest therapy … I started really getting into it to create a scrapbook for my daughter’s high school graduation, then was totally hooked! It’s been a wonderful journey, seeing others’ creations & making my own – and I’ve met many awesome people both online & in person through my addiction. 😉

  10. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    What an awesome giveaway – fantastic! I love to read, which is what I do in bed at night because you can’t scrapbook there! I scrapbook for several reasons – to preserve our lives for those who come after us, to remind myself of some of the silly/fun/amazing/milestone things we have done in our lives, but mostly for ME. As a fulltime working wife and mother, scrapbooking is MY time out, MY creative outlet, MY relaxation. Hubby reckons I only do it as an excuse to sniff glue and make a mess, but it’s not true, I tell you! Pick me, pick me, pick me please!

  11. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    A hard question, SB-ing is so much to me. It is my creative and emotional outlet, my love, my joy and my everything……………….

  12. cheryl
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    you pose this question after a full 14 hours of shopping and cropping with my favorite Gotta Scrap girlfriends…you know you only have to attend to be a friend…! scrapping and socializing can be synonomous when you are at a crop. scrapping opens up my world and takes me to new places both mentally and physically. when i arrive at a new place i already have something in common with everyone else there.i am accepted and part of a family. i am afterall an empty nester and scrapping adds to my family.scrapbooking is important to me because it allows me to persue my creativity in many forms with so many new friends. it has become my passion. it has renewed me.i’ve always had a creative side but it has been reborn. thank you for the chance to express this and to be entered into the giveaway. ms.cheryl

  13. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is important to me because it’s a great stress reliever and I’ve made so many friends because of my hobby. I’ve also had tons of opportunities to reminisce about the good times in my life.

  14. Carla Pullum
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking keeps my memories! When I am having a bad day I can go look at my scrapbooks then cheer up!

  15. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I love documenting my family history. I also loving seeing all the good times, even though I do scrap both. It is nice seeing happy memories all in one place!

  16. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I can savor all of those memories, and relive them as I scrap them. It is also such a creative outlet for me. I can stay up half the night – elbows deep in the paint and ink and cutters and adhesives…

  17. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    scrapbooking is my ultimate de-stresser. it replenishes my sanity and recharges me!

  18. Julie
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking combines my love of photography, my love of keeping a history and my love of creating – 3 loves make for one fabulous hobby! :o)

  19. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    scrapbooking is important to me because i want to preserve family memories for future generations in a fun & creative way. 🙂
    Shari 🙂

  20. Debbie Mahder
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is so much fun and gives me a way to express my creativity but most importantly, I never did anything with all my precious photographs until I started scrapbooking. I guess I somehow knew there must be something better for my photos and my story than a regular ol’ photo album!

  21. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    More books to read… yip I’m putting my name down for this draw.

  22. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I am a photographer and photos are my most treasured possession. I want my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to know who I really was. I also worry if I ever lose my memory, then I can look back and see what a wonderful life I had, even if I can’t remember.

  23. Jan Foselli
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Why is scrapbooking important to me? Well, I think we all have an impact on the environment. I have gone to more of a ‘recycled’ type of scrapping – yes I still have to use adhesives & the acid-free paper, but my embellies are stretching my imagination to look for alternatives to decorate. I use my brain & my creativity to make things for others to enjoy.

  24. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I scrapbook to wind down and reflect on the past. It also brings out the creative side of me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Clemencia
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking… it just gives me peace, a time for myself, and I love the way I can keep every memories alive.

  26. Jessica
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I love scrapbooking, it brings my creative side out 🙂

  27. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    It’s the only creative outlet I have. It helps me record all the little moments in my life.

  28. Connie Melancon
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I love creating and documenting memories for my family.

  29. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is important to me because it allows me to be creative. It also allows those that view my pages to see what I thought about the event that was taking place and my feelings.

  30. Joyce Evans
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I have to scrapbook to let out my creative imagination, and preserve the specail memories for my children and friends. The book series sounds like to much fun, a good mystery and scrapbooking hints too. The perfect book.

  31. Karen Leas
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is important to me because I don’t want my kids to look at the pictures after I’m gone and say “Who is that”. All the elderly people in my family are gone now and there’s no one to tell me who, what, when or where about the pictures.

  32. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking is so important to me because it helps me preserve my precious memories. Also, the creative process is very therapeutic.

  33. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Great giveaway…

    I like many crafts but scrapbooking is by far my favorite. There are no rights or wrongs in how to do it & you can use so many different supplies & techniques – your imagination is the limit. (and time)

    I love telling our story (with or without photos) for my kids and future generations

  34. Delia
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbook is important to me as it gives me time alone to reflect about what is important to me and what my goals, ideals and what I need to do to achieve them.

  35. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I scrap to preserve family stories, record the important facets of life, and to add a sense of balance to all the competing priorities. It keeps me sane!!

  36. November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I love working with all the tools! It allows me to be creative a little bit every day. While I am scrapbooking I block out the rest of the world and just focus on the project.

  37. Merrilee
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Scrapbooking gives me a wonderful creative outlet and allows me to get my photos out of boxes.

  38. Julia Muscari
    November 22nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I love to scrapbook because it combines my passion for photography with my creative side….I’m not an artist, but I am creative, so SB gives me an outlet for my creativity….

    It’s also important to me because my creations are a way to give back to my family and friends….

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