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Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein from Kelly Creates here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. When I first picked up a brush pen 3 years ago and started to write with it, a calm came over me. That is what I love about hand lettering above all else…I feel centered and present. It’s just me and the tools I need to create on the table in front of me, and my practice becomes a meditative exercise. I have left technology behind. I am not looking at a screen. I feel tremendous joy and satisfaction in watching the ink flow on the paper in a myriad of colours. Even the simple black pen on white paper is incredibly satisfying and beautiful. That is what all art does for us, as well as crafts. When I scrapbook or make cards, or paint with watercolours, I am ‘in the moment’ feeling focused and…

HI Friends, and welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog today.  Today it is Karan hosting the blog and i have a tag to share with you using products from 49 and Market – CLICK HERE  One of my most favorite techniques to do on tags is the “smooshing” technique and I did that and created my background here on the tag below. Tags are perfect to attach to gift bags; to a layout, they are just as easy to create as a card and you can have lots of fun creating them.   Here are some detail images of the tag: Here are some steps to get you started: 1. Using Canson watercolor paper, cut a piece measuring approximately 3.75 x 6. Banner cut the top.  I like to place blue tape on the edges of my tags so that I end up with a clean white edge when I’m done…

Kim Gowdy is on our web show today designing with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheets. Create Cards That Shimmer! Grab a coffee and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmoxcvFlnM&t=149s SUPPLIES Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheets Elizabeth Craft Designs Stamps Tombow Adhesives Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

WINNER – Congratulations to Kathryn Belmonte – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!! The wonderful gals over at Clearsnap have put together something special JUST FOR YOU! Art Screens, Smooch, Spritzers and MORE! CHECK IT OUT! We are just as excited to announce this prize as you will be to win! To kick this sweet prize off we are giving you a taste of our new ColorBox Premium Dye ink pads. These beautiful inkpads stamp clear crisp images, but they work AMAZING for water coloring effects too! You will have a blast creating washed backgrounds with these ink pads, Spritzers, and Art Screens! Then, to finish off all your beautiful projects, we’ve included some Smooch for hand lettering one-of-a-kind sentiments and for adding pearly accents! Voila! With this pretty prize pack, you have all you need to create cards, scrapbook pages and even home décor pieces…

Hello! It’s Jayme Loge here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.  I am sharing some cute gift tags I made for some very special people in my life. At the end of May I travel to Canmore Alberta with an incredible group of ladies to run in the Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run. Some of us are athletic and some of us are not (*cough* me* *cough*), but everyone is positive and supportive and even though I have to run up and down mountains, I enjoy the weekend away very much! A couple of years ago, I shared another gift bag and tag I made for these ladies, which you can see here. Ranger and Sizzix I again used the Dylusions sprays from Ranger, but this time I layered transferred images from stencils as a background. The butterflies were made with a die set from Sizzix, that I cut…

Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been playing a lot with Brea Reese watercolor inks. They are very bright and beautifully transparent. The glitter inks are just yummy. They are perfect for making the galaxy paintings that you see all over Instagram and Pinterest. Brea Reese watercolor inks are dye-based ink and they dry quickly. They are very concentrated…a little goes a long way. If you put them in a paint pallet they will dry in the pallet and when you come back later with a wet brush you can re-activate them. To make this card download a mermaid tail and turned it into a stencil. You could use any large silhouette type shape with this technique. Large flowers work well too. To begin, trace the tail onto watercolor paper. Use the rough side of 140 Lb, cold pressed watercolor paper. Paint the inside of…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Winter 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Christy wrote a feature article on pocket scrapbooking. At the time pocket scrapbooking was just breaking ground and one of the hottest scrapbooking trends.  Who knew that this awesome form of memory keeping would continue to be a trendy way to scrapbook even today.  Pocket scrapbooking has undoubtedly, stood the test of time! Here is Christy’s article along with two projects that were featured in this article – enjoy. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship.…

Connie Nichol is on our webshow today playing with THREE easy watercolor techniques for cardmaking, paper crafting or scrapbooking. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYsPkRLGiAU&t=113s SUPPLIES USED Brea Reese Watercolors and Waterbrush Brea Reese Modelling Paste Momenta Self Adhesive Stencil and Metal Stickers American Crafts Kelly Creates Fineliner Pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and Black Creative Photo Corners Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Today on our blog, we welcome our regular illustration and coloring artist Betty Hung. Betty is back with another GORGEOUS coloring card for you to download, color, keep or giveaway to that someone special. Betty has designed this FREE June coloring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card.Here is Betty’s version of the card.Betty coloured and created the card using Chameleon Pens. Visit Betty’s  blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration – SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

WINNER – congratulations to Evelyn McLachlan – this week’s lucky winner. Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE! Man oh Man we love WEDNESDAYS! This week we are partnering up with Simple Stories! Check out their fabulous HELLO SUMMER collection! Flamingos, pineapples, scooters and MORE! Totally love this SMILE MAKER line! Someone is going to win this Hello Summer collection – WHY NOT YOU???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories on Facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2.  Leave a comment right here under this blog post! You have until Friday, June 8th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine