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Hi everybody, Connie Nichol here! Today I was as a guest designer on the Quietfire Design blog.   I have used and loved Quietfire Design stamps before, but this was the first chance I got to play with their digital design files and the new metal dies designed by Quietfire Designs and manufactured by Elizabeth Craft Designs.   They are just gorgeous. There are quite a few digital cutting files available at Quietfire Designs and they are easily downloaded and used by any electronic cutting machine that can accept svg files. Here is one of the three thank you cards I made with a cutting file and the Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine – click HERE to  head over to the Quietfire Design blog to see my other cards and learn a little about how I made them.  I love the way they all turned out – quick and easy just using specialty…

Today on our blog we welcome Bev Code, a talented paper crafter who is going to share her wonderful designs that are all based on our September Sketchy Challenge. Hi, I am Bev Code, and I am super excited to be a Guest Designer on the Canadian Scrapbooker Blog. I was new to online scrapping since April 2009. There were so many amazing sites that were my learning curve to this amazing world of scrapbooking. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart’s content. I love scrapbooking along with fun things it entails like online friends, forums and Facebook. All these provide the knowledge and inspiration used when creating. The learning process has been interesting, and along the way I have been fortunate enough to join many design teams which feed my passion for the craft, and it allows…

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Cindi Hall – this weeks luck winner!!!! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away a FANTASTIC collection of adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!!!!!  This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win 1. Visit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on facebook – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Oct 2nd at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am wrapping my head around the fact that fall is upon us and summer 2015 is in the books. As always, we hit the ground running at the beginning of September with the start up of all our activities. With summer fading fast, I really enjoyed pulling out a few favourite summer memories and getting them onto scrapbook paper! I hope you enjoy them too. The first is a layout I created using a photo from summer 2014. I love the look of uncertain amazement on my daughter’s face as she realized that the dragonfly actually came to rest on her outstretched finger! It was a perfect symbol of hope and light for her as she wrestled with feelings of unsettledness about our impending move. Supplies Used: Patterned Paper, stickers: Kaisercraft; Punches: Creative Memories, Stampin’ Up!; Letters: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp; Acrylic Shape: Harmonie…

In September, Kelly Klapstein has been Guest Designer over at the Quietfire Design blog.  On Friday she shared her second project, a gorgeous Thanksgiving card. SUPPLIES: Quietfire Design stamps and die; Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock; FabScraps patterned paper; Clearsnap Ink; Brother ScanNCut; May Arts Ribbon twine. Kelly used a beautiful Quietfire Design stamp set called “To Give Thanks” along with a “Thanks” die.  Click HERE to visit the Quietfire Design blog to learn more about how this card was made. The 3D easel card base and pumpkin were designed using the Brother ScanNCut machine. Here is Kelly’s video tutorial on how she created these with the ScanNCut.

Here is a cute little card Sue Sykes posted on her blog a while back! I love the background technique she created and of course I love that she used products from one of our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival sponsors Sue used  Spectrum Noir Markers and stamps that are distributed by Canuck Crafts. Thank you so much to Canuck Crafts for all their support through out the years and for once again being one of our We couldn’t do it without you! MUCH LOVE!

I am walking down memory lane!!!! Came across these cards designed by Kelly Klapstein in the Fall 2012 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. These cards are truly timeless and feature products from We are so luck to have such wonderful…. Thank you so much Quick Quotes for years of continued support! We truly appreciate it! The show is on right now in Calgary! Stop in and SAY HELLO! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!!

I just LOVE finding layouts that make me smile on the internet!  This layout is designed by Carla Ganske – and I can totally relate to everything she has journalled about on this layout! Carla is a Close To My Heart consultant and all the product on this layout is manufactured by – of course – I would like to give a BIG HUGE THANKS to Close To My Heart for being one of our…. The show is on right now in Calgary! Stop in and SAY HELLO! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!!

Here is one of my favourite layouts in the Fall 2015 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine that captures a group of friends in their last year of school together. Kerry Engel designed this layout using products from a few of our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival Sponsors! She used Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Tombow Dual Brush Markers Viva Décor Inka Gold Sizzix stamps with co-ordinating dies Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L I would like to thank all these great companies for being one of our Seriously the best sponsors EVER! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!!