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Quick share today on the blog! I LOVE working with Sue Sykes’s sketches that she designs for our Sketchy Challenge! Every now and then I come across one that’s difficult to work with,  though sometimes it’s just MY state of mind at the time! That being said, this months sketch was awesome from the moment I laid eyes on it! I knew from the  time it was revealed which pictures I would work with. I pulled out my Simple Stories DIY collection!  It is colourful and fun; like the pictures I was using! No special techniques here, just some layering of paper and stickers! I did pull out some old chipboard alphas (that fit my space perfectly) and painted them with Viva Decor’s Inka Gold paints. I love the punch of colour and shine it adds to my page! If you like sketches as much as I do, you’ll LOVE this…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Joanne Lacombe – this weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away The Undefined Stamp Carving Kit and Undefined Refill kit from  the wonderful people over at Stampin’ Up! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win 1. Visit Stampin’ Up!  on facebook  – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! 2.  Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Jan 9th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!! What to see this kit in action?  Be sure to pick up the Winter issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine CLICK HERE to order your copy today! Good luck everyone!

Enjoy Local Scrapbook Activities A few times a year, which is all I can squeeze into my schedule, I take great pleasure in attending an evening crop or class at a local scrapbook store.   I usually try to round up a few friends, but I don’t mind going by myself either.  It is just lovely to be surrounded by fellow scrapbookers and their creative energy while working on a project uninterrupted by the details of home.  I always meet some new people and learn some new things.  Inspiration is everywhere! I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a number of scrapbook stores within a reasonable driving distance.  Treasured Memories, in Edmonton, has late night crops running throughout the year and often has special themed weekend crops.  These typically include dinner, dessert and many snacks, goodie bags,  door prizes and a photo booth.   I was able to…

It’s 2015 and guess what? I got another year older. This year, my aging friends and I decided to have a DIY gift exchange (don’t ask… we don’t even know what we were trying to achieve). With little time and my box of new Stampin’ Up! goodies from the Occasions catalog, I created my gift… several years of embarrassing pictures in one tiny album. Introducing…. the amazing “So You Project Kit” from Stampin’ Up! This kit comes with twenty 4×4” page protectors, a mini kraft album, “wood-sy” patterned paper, washi, wood veneers, window sheets, epoxy stickers.. and so much more! Sorry… embarrassing photos are not included! I am not re-inventing the wheel here but instead providing you a quick an easy way to cross off your New Years Scrapbooking Resolutions’ Project List. I am always looking for an easy way for everything – rather than get out my sewing machine…

Sizzix Eclips2 – Using SVG files Today I decided to try using some free SVG files I found on the internet.   An SVG file is kind of a universal format that can be imported into most electronic die cutting machines.  The possibilities are endless and files are widely available – there are even some free cut files on the Canadian Scrapbooker website!  Check these out here  http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca/cut-files/.   If you google ‘free svg files’ you will begin to get an idea of some of the images that are available.  There are even more wonderful svg files available for a small fee.   A couple of great websites that I have discovered so far are http://www.misskatecuttables.com/ and http://svgcuts.com/blog/. In order to cut svg files with the Sizzix Eclips2, you must upgrade the Ecal ‘lite’ software that comes with the machine to the full featured Ecal software.  This costs around $60 but having it…

Happy New Year!   Can you believe we are into 2015 already! WOW! I hope 2014 left you with wonderful memories and the next year adds many more! Here at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine we look forward to bringing you lots of inspiration between our pages, on our blog and through social media! We hope you continue to share with us!  So without further delay, let’s get into our first creative space of 2015 in our weekly feature on the blog: WHERE YOU CREATE! We are visiting Susan Richter, in Nova Scotia!    I want to share some pictures of my favourite room in our house….my craft room! When my husband and I began working on plans to build our very first home, 4 years ago, a craft room for me was a must have. We studied many floor plans before we finally came up with the perfect one, and I…

WIN WIN WIN!!!! How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#3 of 12 Starts NOW! The Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Beginner’s kit could by yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! The entire Vintage Baby Collection from FabScraps valued at over 380$ – WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To enter to win 1. Leave a comment right here…

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!!! WIN WIN WIN How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#2 of 12 Starts NOW! A complete set of Chameleon pens!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOO – these alcohol based markers are FABULOSA!!!!!!!!!  You will love all the things you can do to make you blend and colour like a pro!!!!!!!! …

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!!! WIN WIN WIN How it Works Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 24 prizes. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#1 of 12 Starts NOW! The Arianna Blooms collection of  patterned paper, coordinating stamps and die set from Heartfelt Creations could be yours!!!!! This is one of their HOTTEST lines! Our second prize package today is this selection of…