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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…

Whoa! How did we get to the middle of April already? Hope everyone is enjoying the longer days, I know I am. Light, later in the day gives me more energy to get out walking in the evenings and lets more light into my scrapbook room for longer periods of time. LOVE IT! Another thing I love is this gorgeous room we are sharing today! When my son (finally) moved out last summer, my husband gave me the best Christmas Gift of all. He laid new floor, added lots of lighting, repainted, remodelled and stocked the room with tons of storage space. I now have the perfect craft room to create and have fun on my own, or when I bring the 2 tables to the centre of the room, I have a class room for 6 people. This winter I also took up Knitting and Crochet, so the closet…

Today, we welcome guest blogger Alison Krogsgaard, who creates wonderful projects with Close To My Heart! Hello there! Wow, I am beyond excited to have the privilege and honor to share a bit about myself and Close to My Heart on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog! I am a thirty-something year old mom to 5 year old twins, happily living in Whitecourt, Alberta, and if you can imagine it, you’d think I was one of my children with all the squealing, dancing and overall giddiness I experienced when I received the invitation to be a guest blogger! For me, this is a huge honor! In addition to being a mom to busy twins (who also like to ‘scrapbook’ and ‘make cards’), I’m also a stay at home mom, and most recently a Close to My Heart consultant. Deep down, I had secretly always thought selling paper crafting supplies would be awesome (and…

WINNER UPDATE – congrats to Linda Tupper!!! This weeks lucky winner!!!! WIN every single WEDNESDAY!!!!  This week we are giving away XTREME permanent adhesive from Tombow!  YOU NEED THIS! To enter to win 1. Visit Tombow on facebook – CLICK HERE –  tell them CS sent you. 2. Leave a comment on this blog post! Good luck everyone – you have until Friday, April 17th at midnight to enter to win!

YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!  Summer will soon be knocking on your door…celebrate with a subscription to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. Here is a sneak peek of the summer issue that we are currently working on – it will be shipped to subscribers around the middle of May! We have a special gift for our subscribers to celebrate summer! DON’T MISS OUT!!!!! CLICK HERE to subscribe or renew today! Happy just about summer!

featuring Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine, Core’dinations cardstock,  Simple Stories patterned paper and chipboard stickers Ha!  It’s not often you run into Marilyn Monroe (since it has been reported she died in 1962), but on a vacation in California, we were happy to see her sitting on a chair in Universal Studios Hollywood.  My husband was thrilled to have a photo taken with her.  The April Sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge was perfect for scrapbooking these pictures that I took with my phone.  Rather than the circles shown in the sketch, I considered using stars but finally settled on diamonds, since don’t you know, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. I cut the diamonds on Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock with my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine.  The basic shapes that are supplied with this machine are so handy.  I just dragged and dropped the squishy diamond shape…