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Ever wonder what the heck texture paste, gesso and all those other mediums are and what they are used for? Way back in the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine we asked Christy Riopel to do a feature article called “Mad for Mediums” to answer these very questions. In this article, Christy played with and explained the various uses of the different kinds of gesso and texture paste. Her projects included techniques using a variety of different types of gesso with everyday scrapbooking supplies like  stencils, recycled magazines, distress spray, dies and so much more. She had so much that she wanted to share with everyone that we ended up dividing  the article into a TWO part series. Part one can be found in the Summer 2016 issue and Part two can be found in the Fall 2016 issue. Coloring Texture Paste One of my favourite techniques that Christy…

Another Halloween season has come and gone. Today, as we sneak into our kids candy stash – camera in hands –  we slowly make our way through all the hundreds of photos we took over the last few days! With Twizzlers on my lips, I accept this challenge! Giggle giggle! Tracy McLennon has created a clean and classic layout to inspire you this Halloween scrappy season!  Chameleon Color Tone pens make it so easy to add a little doodle and color to your Halloween projects! Chameleon Products Tracy created the stunning doodle border strip on the above layout by simply using a Chameleon Detail pen. She then colored the doodles in using her Chameleon Color Tone pens. Now I know Tracy calls this doodling…. but if you are like me … I call it a work of art! Sure wish I could doodle like that. Chameleon Blog Tracy’s layout was…

Congratulations to Sue Oxner – this weeks lucky winner. It’s the most wonderful time of the WEEK!!!! Why Not Win Wednesday is here!!!! Yahoooo!!!! This week we have partnered up with the wonderful people over at Clearsnap for a giveaway that has a Christmasy feel and that you are going to LOVE! The Prize This week’s Why Not Win Wednesday prize package includes all the goodies pictured here and is perfectly coordinated to create lots of wintry paper projects just in time for the holidays. This exciting ColorBox® assortment is sure to keep you warm and fuzzy inside, while it’s cold outside! Cozy up with these crafty goodies to create beautiful gifts of cards and scrapbook pages to share with all your friends and family members. With Rollagraph® sets, wood mount stamps, pigment ink and embossing powder, you’ll be making gorgeous keepsakes until the reindeer come home! To enter to…

“Double double, toil & trouble”…. Tim Hortons? Shakespeare?… No, Creative Memories. Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog having double the fun with two layouts and Creative Memories Toil & Trouble Collection. Feeling Punchy The colors in this collection are rich and yummy; teal and orange are so fun for fall. The coordinating cardstock is perfect for punching out embellishments or to use as a base. Creative Memories has some fabulous punches, the pumpkin one just makes me grin. The footprint punch was probably made with beach layouts in mind but  I punched out the foot prints on the bottom edge and then placed a black piece of paper behind the cut-out to create some creepy ghost like foot prints. Are you scared??? The fence and pumpkin punches layer nicely. How cute are teal pumpkins? To create more depth I inked all my edges in Ranger  vintage photo…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Magazine fans – Katelyn Grosart on the blog today. Fall is in full swing and it’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a few months away. So with Christmas in mind, I decided to create an altered project to hold a fabulous little Christmas gift. To get you in to the holiday spirit, I’ve used the new “Country Kitchen” collection from Carta Bella, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as well as a few products from Ranger , to create this fabulous All Things with Love Grow Altered Jar. Make sure to grab your favourite Fall beverage as I share with you below how I created this altered jar at home. The Country Kitchen Collection from Carta Bella has so many fabulous elements to allow you to layer different images together as well as create a variety of projects with it. To create the medallion for…

EEK… Halloween is coming and all things spooky!  Hello my pretties Nicole Wright here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this rich Halloween inspired card with this bold punch of colour. I have fallen in love with the Clearsnap carrot dye mini ink pad!There’s a fun team up this week with Xyron and Clearsnap.  I got a little yummy box of Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads and to my delight there was Carrot and Coal in there. I used the Carrot Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads ink and blended, blended and more blending.  BAM… Now that’s a rich orange.  I hauled out my Stamp Platform for precision!  I wasn’t about to the ruin this inky masterpiece! In July I was in LasVegas so of course I had to go to Viva Las Vegas Stamps where I found lots and lots… and lots of yummy stamps including the Tree Writing Collage.  I cut my “Wicked Halloween”, perfect for the Sticker…

Sewing on your paper crafting projects, without a doubt, adds an instant homemade feel to just about anything. Over the years we have encouraged our readers in a number of different articles and features within Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to dust off their sewing machines and to not be afraid to add sewing to their next project. Fall 2012 Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine In the Fall 2012 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine our Frugal Scrapbooker – Connie Nichol – wrote an article entitled “Put a Hole In It”. This article touched not only on adding machine sewing to your scrapbook projects – but to not be afraid to add faux stitching or to simply add holes in a decorative way using a basic hole punch to create fun designs. Connie always finds a way to add embellishments to your projects for pennies!  She truly is our #1 Frugal Scrapbooker! Christy Riopel’s…

Hello creative friends! Leah O’Neil here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Welcome back to my creative planning blog series where I show you a variety of planners and creative ways to use them. Today I want to show you one of my favorite new products from Simple Stories, the Vintage Floral travelers notebooks. Travelers notebooks are so portable and easy to carry with you anywhere. You can load them up with notebook inserts that you can customize in SO MANY ways! I used mine as a travel journal on my recent trip to Oregon and Southern California. I was able to use it to easily jot down memories and store away little mementos I picked up while on the trip. I didn’t have a lot of time for decorating my pages while on vacation, but I made sure to take lots of notes about how we spent our…

WINNER – Congratulations to Carol WaIking – this weeks lucky winner. is WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY time!  We are back at it with the wonderful people at Sakura – you have another chance to win this FABULOSA prize package!!!!! This prize package could be yours!!!!! To enter to win Visit Sakura on facebook – tell them Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sent you – CLICK HERE Leave a comment right under this post You have until Friday Oct 27 at midnight  to enter to win! Good luck! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Wild Whisper Designs has a fabulous line of scrapbooking supplies that tugs at our Canadian heart strings. The name of collection reflects the sentiments Canadians have for this wonderful country that we call home – Strong & Free Strong & Free This physical collection contains six double sided 12×12 patterned papers. The Strong & Free collection celebrates our Canadian nation! It is perfectly suited for documenting your travels around Canada, exploring your own backyard, and any sort of fun festivities. Of course it is also suitable for non-Canadian themes are extremely versatile. To create this collection Wild Whisper Designs took inspiration from all things Canada including our Rocky Mountains, the Northern lights, Native artwork, and more. Be sure to visit the Wild Whisper Designs website for all the details. The Collection in Action Here is the Strong & Free collection in action on a stunning layout designed by Kim Gowdy.…