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Brrrrrrr…winter has arrived in Alberta! I don’t think we have been totalling singled out, but I know there are lots of places in Canada I’d rather be at the moment! ‘Tis the season to hunker in and stay warm; that often equates to more time in our craft rooms. There could be worse evils! While we dream of more time in our own rooms, let’s go inside Deborah’s space to see where she creates! Here is my crafty space!  I work from home and my real work is on the other side of this room. I must say I spend too much time on the work side and not enough on the craft side! Ha ha. The desk is an antique library table from my dad’s family. Thanks Deborah for sharing your work & creative space with us. Some really great storage ideas can be found if you spend…

Today on our blog we welcome Karan Gerber, who is on the Design Team for Heartfelt Creations! Hello everyone! My name is Karan Gerber, and I am thrilled to be with you here today. I reside in a small town called Sebringville, just minutes West of Stratford, Ontario. I have been on the Design Team for Heartfelt Creations  since November 2013 and have been invited to join them for another year heading into 2015. I was so excited when Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine asked me if I was interested in doing a blog post!  I have some Christmas Cards to share with you using the Festive Christmas collection. One of the many reasons I love Heartfelt Creations  is they make it so easy for you to create handmade cards right at home. Their stamps most often have coordinating dies and card panels in the paper collection make it really easy for you to create some wonderful cards and…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Helen Bennett – this weeks lucky winner!!! YAHOOOOO its Wednesday!!!! We give away something EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY to one of our lucky followers!!!!  It could be you! This week we are giving away the entire Modern Miss collection from Bo Bunny!!!!!!!  It is FABULOSA! To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Bo Bunny on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Nov 14  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Happy Friday! So we made it through Halloween and reset our clocks back an hour…HELLO November! I am always envious of Saskatchewan when we have to “fall back” in November. I really miss the daylight at the end of the day, more so than having it in the morning! Time to pull out that bottle of vitamin D…sunshine in a pill! Today I though we’d reminisce a bit and look back at some of the great creative spaces shared with us! I am in awe of all the submissions we get for this feature and LOVE the ideas everyone shares with us. Don’t worry if your room hasn’t been showcased yet…I will get to them! As we hunker into Fall and Winter, I find myself spending more time in my scrapbook room. I love the idea of reorganizing my stash so it is easily seen yet out of my way. I…

One of my favourite things is truly a scrapbook layout about anything CANADIAN!  I sincerely have a soft spot for this beautiful country I call home. Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting some layouts our design team created about their hometowns! I LOVE THEM ALL (Yep the layouts and the wonderful girls on my team)! Meet Desiree Saskiw Desiree has been apart of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for approximately 1 year as one of our Guest Designers!  She does beautiful work that is always so well thought out and unique to all our page calls.  We LOVE Desiree’s creativitiy!   THANK YOU Desiree for sharing your work with us! Here is Desiree’s take on our page call “My Hometown”. It is about the small little block she lives on in Two Hills, Alberta. Lucky gal to have such GREAT neighbors! SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, Prima Marketing vintage trinkets, Karen Foster Design…

WINNER UPDATE – Patti Giles is this weeks lucky winner!!!!  CONGRATS! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away THREE fabulous products from May Arts Ribbon!  A canvas banner, a roll of canvas ribbon and a roll of burlap twine!  ALL THREE MUST HAVES!!!!  YAHOOOOOOOO THANK YOU MAY ARTS RIBBON! We LOVE IT! This prize could be yours! Why not eh????   To enter to win this contest 1. Visit May Arts Ribbon  on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Nov 7th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Hi everyone! Karen Ellis here. If you know me, or my articles in the magazine, you’ll know that I love my Gelli Plate. I love creating one of a kind papers for my cards, collages and projects. It’s an incredible amount of fun to make your own designs and I love discovering new ways to make marks and uniquely designed prints. Recently I spent the weekend in the studio channeling my inner kindergarten student… creating texture tools out of some items I had laying around the shop.  Here are some examples of what I created and samples of the prints they made. 1. Buttons – glue buttons to some foam and stamp away!! 2. Elastic Bands (and a little Saran Wrap) – Wrap the elastics around a play rolling pin (I got mine at the dollar store). Tear off a bit of Saran Wrap and wrap that around the…

Today on our blog, Cathy Caines shares an alternative to mixed media featuring Stampin’ Up! Here’s the thing. Sometimes, I just don’t want to get dirty. I am too lazy to go back and forth to clean my hands and my stencils and then my stamps.. blah, blah… hassle, hassle. This layout has lots of layers but I didn’t touch any sprays or mediums besides my stamps and ink. It’s easy. Stamp in layers. My biggest tip would be to think about your color combinations before you start. Then pick out some of your favourite stamps. Background stamps are ideal. Here’s my first layer using Stampin’ Up!’s Daffodil Delight ink and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Another tip is to consider “stamping off” first. Don’t know what that means? Instead of stamping on the page directly, stamp on a piece of scrap paper and then immediately stamp again on your page.…

by Connie Nichol Here’s my take on the September 2014 sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker’s It’s a Sketchy Challenge. Yes, there`s pink on here and it`s a boy layout. I used a great paper stack from DCWV, Vintage Collector and two of the supporting matching smaller stacks. I love the variety of colours and patterns in this stack. Here’s the September sketch. I actually followed it pretty closely this time around.  Instead of eight squares, I put in eight paper bottle caps punched from a sheet of the DCWV paper.  I found that a 1 ½” scallop punch was the perfect size and added a bottle cap like edge. I also cut the other embellishments out of the paper stacks and used my favourite brown Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink, stylus and white foam tip for edging and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to add a little dimension. These little touches…

Check out Desiree Saskiw’s take on our October Sketchy Challenge featuring Fancy Pants Designs SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, alphabet, label stickers and ephemera pack, May Arts Ribbon moose garland, K &Company Smash stick pin, Tombow liquid adhesive Here is the sketch Desiree based her layout on. Join in our monthly challenge! CLICK HERE! We want to see your work!