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Congratulations to Colinda – this weeks lucky winner!!!! It’s WEDNESDAY!!!!!  We love giving stuff away on WEDNESDAYS!!!!  This week we are giving away 2 dies from the wonderful people over at Sizzix! All this love could be yours!!!!!!!!! 1. Visit Sizzix on facebook – CLICK HERE – tell them CS sent you. 2. Leave a comment under this blog post for your name to be entered to win! You have until Friday May 15th at midnight to enter to win! Good luck everyone! PS –  Want to see the Happy die in action?  Check out this web show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhBIEmCfK4A

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share a quick and easy technique you can use with your stamped images. It all started with some Tombow Dual Brush pens and a really pretty Impression Obsession stamp. I used a Clearsnap black pigment ink and stamped onto Canadian Scrapbooker superstock, which is a nice heavy weight to stand up to this wet technique.Then I slowed right down and coloured in the lines. After making a Mother’s Day card with this pretty coloured image, I decided to try something different. I thought, hey, let’s try a watercolour effect because these wonderful Tombow pens are water based and blendable. So I basically scribbled colours all over this stamped image, not worrying about staying in the lines and then spritzed it all over with water. And it’s that easy! Just let dry or use your heat gun to speed up the process. I made…

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here to share with you my new double layout sketch and design for the Winter 2015 page call!  Don’t hate me for saying the word, “Winter!” ha ha I fell in love with the new BoBunny “Sweet Life” collection and knew it would look perfect with some photos of my youngest daughter. I fussy cut some of the beautiful flowers and butterflies from the Bobunny patterned paper as embellishments. Those other pretty flowers are Bobunny too, but I felt they were a little too dark for my layout, so I took out some Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk ink in a white colour called “Popcorn” and altered the dark red flowers so they were lighter. The gold pearls in the flower centres are BoBunny Jewels. See those pretty doilies tucked behind my photos? I used the BoBunny Lace Stickable Stencil and Pastel Pink Colorbox Chalk ink to make them! I had never used these…

Friday again! They seem to come up so fast this time of year! Today’s Where You Create features pictures form Glenda Tkalac’s creative space; hope you enjoy! Glenda sent lots of pictures for our viewing pleasure! Thanks to Glenda for letting us peek into her well organized space! I hope you got some ideas that can work for you! We are always wanting to see WHERE YOU CREATE; so keep your emails coming!

Another fun sketch for April! This sketch designed by Sue Sykes was really fun to play with this month. I used papers, alphas and embellishments exclusively from the Simple Stories “I AM” Collection! As always this collection is full of fantastic colors, images, journal cards and embellishments. It makes putting a layout together pretty quick and easy! Here is my finished layout. Not often do I create a page just about me, but this collection inspired me to do so! I am hopeful in years to come; my family will appreciate me stepping outside of my comfort zone to tell a story about me! I challenge you to do the same…it’s OK to keep it simple! One other product I did add to this layout was Clearsnap iZink. I mixed the Caviar with some water to make the grey spray you see on the background! Easy Peasy…DONE! …

Congratulations to Darlene Smith – this weeks lucky winner YAHOOOOO its Wednesday!!!! We give away something EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY to one of our lucky followers!!!!  It could be you! This week we are giving away the entire Noteworthy collection from Bo Bunny!!!!!!!  YOU ARE GONNA LOVE IT!! To enter to win this contest 1. Visit BoBunny on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday May 8th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

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…