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WINNER – Congratulations to Karen Addison – this weeks LUCKY winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away a fabulous collection of patterned paper, journaling tags, stickers and chipboard 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, March 6th at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

Hi, Connie here today. This layout was inspired by the February sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker It’s a Sketchy Challenge and the new Kaisercraft Shine Bright collection. The latter turned up in my mailbox as part of the latest Scrap Shotz monthly kit and the colours were so striking – bright yellow and black and gray – perfect for some older soccer photos in my collection. I knew I wanted to create a soccer ball to use as the circular element suggested by the February sketch and quickly realized that my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine could make that soccer ball an easy thing. I simply googled ‘soccer svg’ and found a lovely free soccer ball cut file on the internet.   I imported the file into Ecal (the software used with the Eclips2) sized it appropriately and then cut it out on a couple of different colours…

Hi all, I look at this picture and I see my daughter’s energy explode off the paper. I see fun. I see beauty. I see youth. Most certainly, I see happy. And that was the inspiration for my layout this month. I started out with a 12×12 sheet of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up! It has a glossy resist pattern that I thought could be fun. (Side note: This is one of the exclusive Sale-a-bration products that can be yours with a $60 order) In my typical lazy style, I decided to “see what happen” I squeezed some refill ink over the paper. Yes, it did go through the paper because I didn’t want to apply a layer of gesso over top of the glossy resist… it certainly wasn’t my smartest idea. After I realized that this wasn’t going to work without watercolour paper, I grabbed a…

Just a quick share for you today. I have been working with Sue’s February Sketchy Challenge and stayed fairly true to the design, but always try to add my own spin to them. The papers I used are from BoBunny’s “Souvenir Collection”, it has one sheet that is an entire alphabet; from that sheet I fussy cut the title “WINE”. I inked up a few stencils with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk inks and painted the Magenta Chipboard “gears” with Viva Décor Inka Gold paint. The uneven borders are hand drawn and Zentangled with a Sharpie marker. Be sure to share how you use the sketch in our gallery!

Another Friday…another WHERE YOU CREATE! We are turning the corner on February, which means we are that much closer to spring. I have lived in Alberta long enough to know there is still time for lots of winter, but every single year….I am hopeful it will be done! THAT is yet to be seen! While we dream of warmer days let’s take a peek into Cathy Lyseng’s wonderful creative space. I used to have my Scrapbooking/Craft/Sewing Room in the basement. Although it was a beautiful space, I felt uninspired and confined. I’ve since moved upstairs and have made a brand new start….changed the colour scheme, work table and cabinetry. I still have some organizing to do but I’m now feeling the inspiration and have completed a number of projects.

Today on our blog, we welcome Kerry Engel.  We love Kerry’s artistic style of scrapbooking! Hello everyone, my name is Kerry Engel.  I am a scrapbooker, amateur photographer, wanna be art journaler (it’s a word – I looked it up) and an on-line learning junkie.  I built my first scrapbook back in 1988 with photo corners, a black pen, a Hutchings and Patrick Scrapbook and probably rubber cement. I googled Hutchings and Patrick and they are now listed as vintage on Etsy.  Gotta say, that kind of hurts. I also need to confess that I was editor of my high school year book, so I’ve been addicted to memory keeping for a very long time. I first heard about ‘modern’ scrapbooking back in 1993 as we drove through Utah. I remember getting all excited listening to the lady on the radio talk about acid free papers and books. It wasn’t until…

Check out Desiree’s take on the Feb sketch featuring Simple Stories and Tombow. SUPPLIES: Simple Stories patterned paper, Sharpie marker, American Crafts Thickers, Ranger Industries Stickles glitter glue, Tombow Aqua liquid glue. The elements were adhered down using Tombow Mono Aqua Liguid Glue Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Kim here with a post today on a cause that has become near and dear to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine’s team. You may have already noticed on our blog and Facebook page; a link to “Hope for Haiti”. We also have a full page dedicated to the cause in our magazine, in hopes that OUR scrapbooking community can rally together and help raise the funds required to build an ART ROOM for the under privileged children living in the outskirts of Cap Haitien. This art room would be a roof-top adjunct to a school being built with the help of volunteers like our team member Alison Orthner. She has joined forces with LIVE DIFFERENT and CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER magazine in efforts to make this dream become a reality. A place where these children can leave the hardships of their life for a short time and create beautiful art and music. Every child…

PRETTY IN ANY COLOUR, INSIDE & OUT. It is an exciting time in and around my house & life. So many things are changing and growing and one of those “things” is not a “thing” it is my wonderful, grandlovely girl, Rianne. She has decided she should become 18 years of age and although I have strived to try to get her to “grow up slower” she simply, did not. I cannot believe that this “very special birthday” of hers got here as quickly as it did. I thought I would share with you “part of her card” that I am preparing for this very special day. It is an 8X8 card, format because I know that the card will be able to be separated into individual 8X8 panels and then stored in an 8X8 album for her to enjoy until she is 98. I am using pigment ink to…