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Today on our blog we welcome Marjolaine Walker who has some beautiful Bible journaling pages to show you! Hello creative friends, I’m so pleased to be here today sharing my journey into bible journaling! I first took notice of people colouring in their bibles a little over a year ago. I loved the idea at the time but was not ready to commit to it just yet. I have a habit of jumping into new things and then abandoning them which ends up being a waste of money and time. To be sure that I would be committed to this new adventure, I started doodling in a bible that I already owned, slowly getting braver as I experimented on each page. After a long while I purchased a wide margin bible and dove right in. There’s a certain style of bible journaling that I absolutely love. It’s where…

Today Kelly Klapstein is sharing a really cute birthday card she designed using Creative Memories products. She used the Bright Paper Pack, which has fun, cheerful colours! The cute confetti strip on the left edge is easily punched with the Creative Memories Border Maker System. The balloon and ‘Happy Birthday’ are cut with the Brother ScanNCut. This design is suitable for all ages and genders, thanks to Creative Memories! Did you know our current Submissions call for SPRING 2016 includes Birthday Cards? We would love to see what you create! Click HERE to visit our Submissions page on our website. The deadline is November 1, 2015!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Amy Cooley – This weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away an entire gift box of assorted May Arts Ribbon from their retail store – The Ribbon Resource!!!!!  YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Someone is going to win – why not you? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit The Ribbon Resource  on facebook – CLICK HERE  – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Oct 16th   at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!  

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today with a card I made for a special friend who is going through a difficult time battling breast cancer.  Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought I would share this card with Canadian Scrapbooker readers. I pulled out my Close To My Heart watercolour supplies and pink cardstock and got busy! Did you know CTMH has all these wonderful products for you to indulge your inner artist? First I used a couple of the pink watercolours to paint the 3 heart balloons. After this dried, I outlined the balloons with a black permanent fine-tipped marker and also drew balloon string words. I wanted to add more pink colour to the plain white background so I brushed some wet watercolour pinks onto a piece of plastic and then pressed the card face down into it to pick up the paints. I like…

T’is the season of reflection – being grateful, being thankful and simply saying THANK YOU! For the next few weeks we will be posting THANK YOU cards featuring products from all our sponsors of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past Sept in Calgary and Edmonton!  We are so grateful and thankful for all they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Jayme Loge and features Kaisercraft, Viva Décor and The Crafter’s Workshop SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Kaisercraft patterned paper, The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, Viva Décor Inka Gold, May Arts Ribbon twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ink. THANK YOU once again – we truly appreciate all you have done for us!

So we are pretty excited to have teamed up with SHAW Cable to create our latest series of webshows – TECHNIQUE TASTERS! A new look, a new studio and as always fantastic techniques to get you paper crafting!!!!!! On this show Kim Gowdy shares the techniques she used to create these two cards. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Simple Stories patterned paper, Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shapig Kit, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Clearsnap ColorBox ink and Smooch Spritz, Tombow Xtreme adhesive, May Arts Ribbon twine. WATCH how she did it…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dMarVaw7sA Wanna see the entire 1/2 episode? This shows encore performance will be aired on SHAW TV CABLE CHANNEL 10 or on SHAW TV LIVESTREAM – CLICK HERE! This SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (oct 10th and 11th) at 10:00am!!!! Don’t miss it everyone!

T’is the season of reflection – being grateful, being thankful and simply saying THANK YOU! For the next few weeks we will be posting THANK YOU cards featuring products from all our sponsors of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past Sept in Calgary and Edmonton!  We are so grateful and thankful for all they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Connie Nichol and features Close To My Heart and The Ribbon Resource – May Arts Ribbon SUPPLIES: Close To My Heart stamps, ink, cardstock, glitter gems and adhesive, May Arts Ribbon, Brother sewing machine. THANK YOU once again!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Tammy Lever! This weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away the I AM Collection from the wonderful people over at Simple Stories!!  This set includes, stickers, alphabet, journaling cards, patterned paper, foil accents and the coordinating Simply Basics kit! You are going to love it! Someone is going to win – why not you? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories  on facebook – CLICK HERE Or follow Simple Stories on Instagram – CLICK HERE Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Oct 9th   at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!  

Creating Watercolour Effects with Spectrum Aqua markers distributing by Canuck Crafts by Christy Riopel I love this quick layout that I put together. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers and Watercolour Cardstock, Clearsnap SurfaceZ Ink, Magenta stamps and Stencils. Using the Magenta stencil draw lines inside the openings of the stencil. Spray with water and lift off the stencil. This works so well because the Spectrum Aquas are a waterbased marker. I also used the markers on the edges of my photo matte I added these beautiful Magenta flower stamps using a permanent ink like Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink so that I can spray water over the top after I have coloured them in. It’s amazing how a little water can turn these markers into works of art. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sometimes it takes perspective to really make you think about your world in a different way. In May of this year, I was given news of a close friend’s health diagnosis. A diagnosis that nobody wants to hear. She then set out on a courageous journey. She was to fight as hard as she possibly could, despite the fact that it seemed impossible. And also, she was to spread as much joy and kindness to all the land near and far. She built a bucket list and crossed them off her list. But this bucket list wasn’t “go to France” or items like that. It was items such as “knit 30 newborn hats for the hospital”. She did random acts of kindness, she hugged everyone she met and she gave thanks. Let me repeat. She gave thanks. She continues to breathe those words and write those letters. She is battling…