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Guess what? It’s Friday again; which means we get to peek into another creative space! This week we are staying in Alberta. We are heading to Watervalley to visit Cheryle Newsome! Hi! I saw on Facebook where you will be showing our craft rooms every Friday. Here’s a peek into mine.  I live in an old farmhouse in the foothills of Alberta, near Watervalley.  The main floor has two bedrooms. When we moved in, the previous owner had removed the closet; from what is my craft room, to enlarge the master closet. I utilized the remaining door frame as temporary shelving until we decide to fix it up. My most coveted piece is the large tilting, adjustable work table from Ikea. It comes complete with a window so I can use it as a built in light box for any tracing or light embossing.   Above my curtains, I have strung all of the…

Today on our blog we welcome Gabrielle Pollacco from Ontario, a talented scrapbooker and crafter who designs for Bo Bunny! Hi there! My name is Gabrielle Pollacco. I’ve been on the Bo Bunny design team for about 5 years now. Why would I stay on a design team for so long, you may ask? You just have to see their gorgeous papers and products to know the answer to that! Every new release brings beautiful collections that just speak to me. For example, a few days ago I received the three new mid-season releases. I had a full day’s work planned, but as soon as I started digging into the lovely papers and embellishments, I literally dropped all I was doing and got to playing with the new Boardwalk collection. I just fell in love with the weathered wood paper, and thought I would use that as the backdrop for my…

Hello! Kim here to show you how to make some gorgeous watercolour style backgrounds for your stamped images. I will be using a Gel Printing Plate, Tombow markers, water and Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock. The Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock works best because it is so strong and can hold up to the amount of wet media used on this project. I am so NOT a video person, but thought it would be easier to show you this simple technique in video format. With the magic of my iPhone…here we go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq679RRuEQY&feature=youtu.be After making the backgrounds, let them dry completely, then they are ready for you to create with! I pulled out some of my favourite Magenta Stamps to make three different cards. For this style of card I love to use Versafine Onyx Black ink. It is a pigment ink that consistently produces crisp, stamped images. I coloured a few…

Hello Canadian Scrapbookers! I have been intrigued and inspired by art journals lately. Although I am a true novice at this craft, I have been dabbling a tiny bit and learning a few techniques and about some of the main mediums. I am a dive in and give it a try kind of girl, so don’t look to me for authority on ‘how to’ and ‘you should’. If you do, you will be disappointed. BUT, if you are looking for someone to give you permission to try it out, explore and see what can happen, then I am your support team. Here are the steps to my first creation, where I figured if playing on paper and tucking it away in a book was good, then how awesome would it be to create something for the wall. Go ahead, and give it a try! What is the worst that can…

One of the best parts of going to a crop is getting to play with our friends’ supplies. Last March, on the first night of our weekend crop at Pigeon Lake, I spied this row of  Aladine Izinks Pigment Ink distributed by Clearsnap. That night I dreamed about Clearnsp Izinks all night. I literally dreamed about them. Dripping them actually! I was so excited to get my hands on the Izink pigment inks that I woke up before everyone else. I used Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock (CSS) as my base, and as I wasn’t sure how the Izink would drip I used gesso on my second page. The first page was naked. Newport Beach layout: Izink on Naked CSS I’m not really sure what verb best describes the action required to place Izink on your page. It’s not really a drop. It’s a mashup of a plop and a dab… it’s…

Here we are…Friday again! The may long weekend is behind us! Hope the long weekend was all you hoped it would be! This week we are looking into the well organized space of Ardel Doll; from Middle Lake,Saskatchewan! Take some time looking at each picture, there is lovely art work all over! I am sharing my art space for the first time.  We moved into this home four years ago; the basement is not finished, so my future art room is in the dream stage! Until then, I have taken one of the bedrooms upstairs; this is where I create. I used to have two art tables to work on, but supplies overran the room, one table had to go [LOL]. I find it difficult to create if my space is cluttered; I try to keep my supplies organized and accessible. All of the storage items you see here are from Michaels.…

We are truly honoured to be a part of the Live Different Banners of Hope Campaign spear headed by our very own angel –  Allison Orthner. Take a minute and watch this great video explaining the campaign AND Katharina Doyle will show you some fun ways to decorate canvas using some of our favourite products. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOxwxVgOTYs Here is a closer look at Katharina’s banner It came together beautifully using this Glass effects die from Spellbinders along with the Grand Calibur This fun Wild At Heart collection of patterned paper from FabScraps And our favourite blending pens EVER from Chameleon Pens Visit our website to get your banner today!  Lets build an Art Room in Haiti TOGETHER! Happy Scrapping

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Susan G – This weeks lucky winner t is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away a fabulous collection of patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard and stencil from the wonderful people at FabScraps! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win 1. Visit FabScraps on facebook – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday, May 22nd at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Hi everyone – Karen Ellis here! I had the pleasure of popping into USArtQuest on the weekend and the wonderfully talented Susan Pickering Rothamel showed me a little technique that I thought I’d share here with you today! Aren’t these cards sweet?   The technique Susan showed me lets you add some dimensional POP to your photos.   The POP is provided by tiny hole-less beads called Prills that are adhered to a photocopy of a tree picture with my favourite soft gel, PPA – Perfect Paper Adhesive. Here’s how you get the look. You’ll need:   (left to right) USArtQuest PPA – Perfect Paper Adhesive and Prills, round paint brush and a photocopy of your favourite picture. Dip your paintbrush into the PPA – place some on your picture and then…. Dip the PPA’d brush directly into the Prills.  The beads will stick to the PPA, “Roll’ the…