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Hello everyone let me introduce myself, I’m Nicole Wright. I’m new to the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Team and I’m thrilled to be creating for you.  I love all things vintage, grungy especially creating 3D Projects.  I love using my collection of Sizzix dies so you’ll be seeing a lot of that from me.  For my first project for Tuesday with the Team I decided to create something to honor Remembrance Day. I started with Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Floral for the Poppy creating 4 flowers for a full Poppy. Then I grabbed my Magenta Nuance Powders.  This is my first time using them and WOW…a little goes a long way!  Using a dry paint brush a couple flicks of powder onto watercolor paper and spritz with water. The Magenta Nuance give a bold vibrant look to this Poppy! I used my heat gun to dry the flowers.  To create the…

Are you feeling merry today? Well, it’s November now and you might as well get used to the Christmas jingles and décor every way you look. For me, the Christmas season doesn’t start until a certain coffee shop releases their holiday cups… That’s right. I get giddy inside and I instantly want to hoard keep my first empty cup in order to scrapbook it later. I am immediately ready to tackle the season head on while I fill up my planner with parties and traditions. It’s pretty much the most exciting time of the year! Isn’t that right? Fa La La La La! You should be singing Fa La La La La, if you noticed how the branches of the tree were raised in the photo above. That’s right, its an amazing framelit from Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with the Peaceful Pines stamp set. Quite easy and quite amazing. Christmas…

T’is the season of reflection – being grateful, being thankful and simply saying THANK YOU! We are continuing our quest of posting THANK YOU cards featuring products from all our sponsors of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past Sept in Calgary and Edmonton!  We are so grateful and thankful for all they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Connie Nichol and features Close To My Heart and Karen Foster Design SUPPLIES: Close To My Heart cardstock, patterned paper, embossing folder and ink, Karen Foster Design swirl burst brad and stamp, May Arts ribbon, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. THANK YOU once again – we truly appreciate all you have done for us!

Kim Gowdy was having a BLAST on our latest Technique Taster’s Web Show teaching us how to use Sizzix Transfer Film Inksheets! Here are three up close looks at the cards she created. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Momenta patterned paper and alphabet stickers, Momenta Art-C charm,  Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, dies and Inksheets, Impression Obsession stamps,  Clearsnap ink, Tombow Xtreme adhesive, May Arts Ribbon twine. WATCH how she did it…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJOU4Dato4 Happy Scrappin

Today’s blog post is brought to you by a group of wonderful scrapbookers from the East coast.  Several times a year, Deidre Edison Clarke organizes a crop retreat in Springdale, Newfoundland.  Last year they took on our Double the Fun sketch and last weekend, they worked their magic with the October Sketch. A big big thank you and shout out to Michelle Marks who attended the retreat and invited everyone to join in the fun, taking photos of the layouts and emailing them to us.  We love you Michelle! Here is the October sketch: WOW! Aren’t these layouts fabulous? Thank you so much everyone for participating in our Sketchy Challenge! We hope to see all of your layouts in our Sketchy Gallery…click HERE to head over there and be inspired!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Anne Schellenberg – this weeks lucky winner!!!! WEDNESDAY – WE LOVE YOU!!!!!  We are giving away a FABULOSA prize package from the wonderful people over at Momenta – the manufacturers of Art-C Art-C’s tagline is – For Mixed Media Exploration!!!!!!  If you haven’t check this company out – WHAT YOU WAITIN FOR? giggle giggle This week we are giving away 1. The Groove Tool 2. An Accordion mini album with tin 3. Mini embellishment jars 4. Metal bugs stickers 5. Metal keys All from Art-C! Someone is going to win – why not you? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Momenta  on facebook – CLICK HERE  – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Oct 30th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Connie Nichol has been very busy on the Quietfire Design blog today! Check out Connie’s layout they featured on their blog today Supplies:   Stampin Up patterned paper, cardstock, Crystal effects and washi tape,  QuietFire Design stamps and digital cutting files,  Clearsnap ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Happy Monday!

The thank you cards are keepin on – keepin on! This Monday morning we are thanking Stampendous and Spellbinders!  Two wonderful companies who both stir our creative souls! Cathie Allan designed this card featuring both Stampendous and Spellbinders Here are the main products that she used. Thank you once again to these two companies for sponsoring our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals – we truly appreciate it! Want to take a Cathie Allan class? Cathie is coming to Winnipeg Nov 6-7th! Don’t miss out! CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY

During October, Connie Nichol has been a guest designer over at the QuietFire Design blog.  Today she is sharing her second set of projects,  Halloween cards made using QuietFire Design stamps and digital cutting files.  Be sure to head over to the QuietFire Designs blog to see all the details and one more Halloween card.  The blog  is just FULL of gorgeous card ideas! To create these cards Connie also used Stampin Up Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and the Sizzix Eclips2 Here is another spooky take! Supplies:   Stampin Up Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and cardstock, May Arts ribbon, Creative Memories corner rounder, QuietFire Design stamps and digital cutting files, Sizzix Eclips2, Clearsnap ink. Have a wonderful day everyone!

We are absolutely LOVING all the thank you cards that we have been featuring over the last few weeks and today is no exception! We are so grateful and thankful for all the manufacturers out there – for all that they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Kelly Klapstein and features Heartfelt Creations and Tombow SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations stamps and patterned paper; Tombow Dual brush and Fudenosuke pens and adhesive; Core’dinations cardstock; Clearsnap ink; May Arts twine; Strathmore watercolour paper. THANK YOU once again for sponsoring The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past fall –  we truly appreciate all you have done for us!