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It’s 2015 and guess what? I got another year older. This year, my aging friends and I decided to have a DIY gift exchange (don’t ask… we don’t even know what we were trying to achieve). With little time and my box of new Stampin’ Up! goodies from the Occasions catalog, I created my gift… several years of embarrassing pictures in one tiny album. Introducing…. the amazing “So You Project Kit” from Stampin’ Up! This kit comes with twenty 4×4” page protectors, a mini kraft album, “wood-sy” patterned paper, washi, wood veneers, window sheets, epoxy stickers.. and so much more! Sorry… embarrassing photos are not included! I am not re-inventing the wheel here but instead providing you a quick an easy way to cross off your New Years Scrapbooking Resolutions’ Project List. I am always looking for an easy way for everything – rather than get out my sewing machine…

Sizzix Eclips2 – Using SVG files Today I decided to try using some free SVG files I found on the internet.   An SVG file is kind of a universal format that can be imported into most electronic die cutting machines.  The possibilities are endless and files are widely available – there are even some free cut files on the Canadian Scrapbooker website!  Check these out here  http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca/cut-files/.   If you google ‘free svg files’ you will begin to get an idea of some of the images that are available.  There are even more wonderful svg files available for a small fee.   A couple of great websites that I have discovered so far are http://www.misskatecuttables.com/ and http://svgcuts.com/blog/. In order to cut svg files with the Sizzix Eclips2, you must upgrade the Ecal ‘lite’ software that comes with the machine to the full featured Ecal software.  This costs around $60 but having it…

Happy New Year!   Can you believe we are into 2015 already! WOW! I hope 2014 left you with wonderful memories and the next year adds many more! Here at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine we look forward to bringing you lots of inspiration between our pages, on our blog and through social media! We hope you continue to share with us!  So without further delay, let’s get into our first creative space of 2015 in our weekly feature on the blog: WHERE YOU CREATE! We are visiting Susan Richter, in Nova Scotia!    I want to share some pictures of my favourite room in our house….my craft room! When my husband and I began working on plans to build our very first home, 4 years ago, a craft room for me was a must have. We studied many floor plans before we finally came up with the perfect one, and I…

WIN WIN WIN!!!! How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#3 of 12 Starts NOW! The Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Beginner’s kit could by yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! The entire Vintage Baby Collection from FabScraps valued at over 380$ – WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To enter to win 1. Leave a comment right here…

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!!! WIN WIN WIN How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#2 of 12 Starts NOW! A complete set of Chameleon pens!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOO – these alcohol based markers are FABULOSA!!!!!!!!!  You will love all the things you can do to make you blend and colour like a pro!!!!!!!! …

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!!! WIN WIN WIN How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#1 of 12 Starts NOW! The Arianna Blooms collection of  patterned paper, coordinating stamps and die set from Heartfelt Creations could be yours!!!!! This is one of their HOTTEST lines! Our second prize package today is this selection of…

Get your inky on with this fun technique – CREATIVE TEXTURE! Kelly Klapstein put this card together using FabScraps French Heritage Collection – Lilac Delight Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Flora embossing folder Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink Those cute little gold photo corners are from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L And finally that gorgeous ribbon is from May Arts Ribbon Watch these products in action in our latest websiode! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GlmSZzcI58 Enjoy!!

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly here today to share with you a Christmas card I designed using beautiful FabScraps papers.  Have you made any cards this year?  I don’t know how it’s already December, and I have been trying to finish off a few more cards. The hanging ornaments are FabScraps chipboard that I altered with a FabScraps stencil and Viva Décor Ferro, which is like a grainy molding paste with a metallic finish. I first painted the chipboard ornaments with white gesso. Then I used this FabScraps stencil and applied the Viva Décor Ferro with a palette knife. When you lift off the stencil, you see a really cool 3D metallic pattern. Just let dry for a few minutes. It dries very quickly! Using May Arts ribbon, I finished off the ornaments and card. This will be my last post until the new year….so even though it’s early, I wish…

Today on our blog we welcome Nadine Wachter, who is sharing some fabulous Bo Bunny Christmas cards! Happy Monday Canadian Scrapbookers! I am Nadine Wachter, and I am so grateful to be here guest blogging today. My busiest time is the Christmas season, and I can often be found buried in patterned paper. The cards that I am sharing with you today were created as a card class for Treasured Memories. The great thing about all my classes is that I also turn them into take home kits. If you’re not able to attend class you don’t have to worry about missing out. The kits come with all the product, photos & instructions that you would need to create the cards in the samples. The other great thing is the staff will mail the kits out to you. No one gets left out. (Not to toot my own horn, but I…