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Struggling adhering intricate embellishments or titles with 3D adhesive?  Kim Gowdy has the answer!!!!! Kim adhered the word HAPPY down using Be Creative Sookwang double sided tape tape and a technique she teaches in our webshow to give it a 3D effect in seconds!  No more fussing cutting foam tape or squares!!!! The layout features patterned paper from Simple Stories The Sizzix HAPPY die and  Big Shot die cutting machine. Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L E-Z Runner adhesive to adhere all the element onto her page. Along with Be Creative Sookwang double sided tape to create the intricate 3D adhesive. Learn how to create your own 3D adhesive along with these products in action  in our latest web show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhBIEmCfK4A Here is another look at this fun technique  on Kim’s Happy card! Happy Scrapping

Since Spring has yet to be sprung here in Newfoundland, I found myself at a scrapbook retreat last weekend. Many of you are likely to be doing this over the next month. One way to prepare yourself for a crop is to create kits out of your own stash. Ain’t nobody got time for that. But kits that are already created for you… I can do that. Gosh, even YOU can do that! I tossed my Hooray It’s Your Day Simply Created kit by Stampin’ Up! as well as my Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper in an organized fashion into my crop bag and off I went. Note that the Painted Blooms DSP was showcased here last month – be sure to check that out if you missed it. Yes, I am still hoping that by playing with flowery paper, a beautiful flower will magically appear on my front lawn…

Happy May! Are you feeling like you made it through winter? We Canadians are a hardy bunch; many wouldn’t tolerate our weather woes as well! Now we get into our spring groove which will always lead to summer fun. Our calendars will fill with outdoor events, holidays and long weekends. Take in the warmth and light of the sun…you deserve it! Let’s celebrate by taking a pause in our day to visit Bonnie Smith’s creative space! She has some great, easy organizing ideas that I am sure will inspire you! My room has gone through quite a few alterations over the past 11 years. I have found the best location to be just steps away from our family room. My favorite part of my space is my desk. It is 50% Michael’s cubes and 50% my sisters carpentry. It’s just the right amount of work space and holds so…

Today on our blog, we welcome our guest Mandy Bopp, who uses Project Life to scrapbook her travels. When I finished Graduate school 10 years ago, I took a whirlwind trip to Europe. It was rather spur of the moment and the kind of trip you would only ever take as a young, single, new graduate! It was a glorious 8 days of plane hopping from Rome, to Paris, to Glasgow, to London. It was late nights, tons of walking, sleeping in hostels, and soaking up everything I could in each city. It was so exhilarating that I do not remember being tired for one single moment! Now as a mom of 3 young kids, I certainly don’t have the energy, time or money for that kind of trip in the near future! For the past 10 years, my pictures have sat neatly in a photo album with the rest…

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Linda Mayer – this weeks lucky winner! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  It’s WEDNESDAY!  Check out this selection of dies from one of our favourite die cutting companies – SPELLBINDERS! This prize package could be yours! To enter to win 1. Visit Spellbinders on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine 2. Leave a comment right here on this blog post. You have until Friday May 1st  at midnight to enter to win!  Its that EASY! Good luck everyone

Here we are…the last Friday in April! How did that happen? This is the time of year when I want the hours in the day to “slow down” so we can savour the sunshine and warmth. Winter is still fresh in many of our minds and we don’t need the next months to “whiz” by too fast! That said…grab a comforting beverage of your choice [you know mine will be a coffee!], take a big relaxing breath and sit for a moment to enjoy Sue Donald’s scrapbooking space! I’m excited that you’re sharing my scrap room; it’s my favourite place to be! When we moved to West Kelowna, we found a six bedroom house! My husband and I are both retired; the kids are on their own; so why did we need a six bedroom house? Number one reason…visitors! Then of course; a scrap room for me and a…

Today on our blog we welcome our guest Cari Locken, who is part of the Simple Stories Design Team! Hello to all you Canadian Scrapbooker fans!  I’m thrilled to be here on the CS blog today because it holds a special place in my heart.  I was a part of the original design team when the magazine first came out in the winter of 2005!!  I still remember Jackie emailing me and asking me if I would like to be a part of something very exciting!!   After many years of creating for the magazine (almost 10 years!!)  I decided it was time for me to leave last year as my life and job related activities were taking me in other directions, and my time was limited in terms of scrapbooking. I did, however, continue on with some amazing companies out there and one of them is Simple Stories.  I’m…

WINNER UPDATE – Janet Chinn – This weeks lucky winner!!!! WE LOVE YOU WEDNESDAY!  Every Wednesday we give something away!!!!  We love it!!!  This week we are giving away EIGHT stamps from the wonderful people over at Impression Obsession! This set of cling foam stamps could be yours!!!! To enter to win 1. Visit Impression Obsession on facebook and say hello from CS – CLICK HERE 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post! You have until Friday April 24th at midnight to enter to win! GOOD LUCK! Want to see more coffee inspired projects? Be sure to pick up a copy of the Spring 2015 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!  We have an entire section devoted to coffee and tea!!!!! Did you know that if you subscribe to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine you will receive a FREE gift with the summer subscription????  Subscribe today!!!! CLICK HERE…

I don’t know what it is, but Graphic 45 papers make me pull out my sharpest scissors and start fussy cutting! The images on some of these papers from Botanical Tea collection made fantastic embellishments for my layout. One of my favourite things I LOVE about Graphic 45 collections is that they layer so easily. I think as scrapbookers, especially if new to the craft; layering can be the hardest thing. Graphic 45 has nailed it! Fantastic combinations of large and small prints in color harmony make it simple for everyone to work with. Add to the mix [my title] some Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock; colours designed to work with the Graphic 45 palette and you have a match made in scrapbooker’s heaven! My layout below is an example of how easily these products all play together. I have also distressed the edges of some of my papers with Stampin’…

Today on our blog we welcome Michelle Marks, who is going to show you how she used our Sketchy Challenge to design cards! Happy Spring dear Canadian Scrapbooker readers…ummm…at least I’m hoping it’s spring somewhere in Canada by now because it sure hasn’t reached Nfld yet! Michelle here today from Corner Brook, Nfld. Apparently I’m supposed to tell you a little about me so here goes. I’m a 47 year old mom to two “almost” grown kids, a daughter 21 years old and a son 19 years old. I am also spoiled wife to Rob, and this summer we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. Our home also houses a small zoo…one cat, one geriatric dog, two dwarf hamsters and some fish… plus a gazillion wild birds that empty my feeders faster than I can fill them. There’d be a lot more animals if my kids had their way but…