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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…

Spellbinders is a name we have all come to LOVE in the scrapbooking and DIY industry. They offer fantastic, innovative solutions for die-cutting, embossing and stencilling. Visit their site to browse all the wonderful products available for your crafting needs. Spellbinder Etched Dies are simple to use and love intricate details. Spellbinder Steel Ruled Dies are your go-to die for multiple layers of paper or thick materials. Spellbinder Embossing Folders and Templates add beautiful depth and texture to your projects. Of course none of these wonderful products can do the job on their own. Spellbinders has a team of newly designed machines to transport your dies and embossing folders into the realm of ‘magic’ [or so it would seem ?]. Don’t let their good looks fool you, these machines are beasts on the inside…ready to take on the task of your cutting needs. Be sure to follow Spellbinders across most…

Mini Cake-Topper Banner Featuring Spellbinders It’s never been easier to create a custom party suite using the new Spellbinders ® Prizm™ die-cutting machine and Die D-lites® die templates. The mini cake-topper banner is a cinch to make using the Party Banners die. After die-cutting, simply hot glue to twine and embellish with die-cut flowers and small jewels. Use small alphabet stickers to spell out any sweet sentiment your heart desires. Little die-cut cupcakes tie the invitation and party favor together in the sweetest way. Shiny gold cardstock and 3-D foam dots give both projects an extra pop and shine! Here is an up close look at the party favor and invitation. Spellbinders products used in all the projects Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine  PZ-100 Die D-Lites Cherry on Top Etched Dies S1-005 Die D-Lites Beaded Squares Etched Dies S1-009 Die D-Lites Party Banners Etched Dies S1-010 …

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share a special Mother’s Day gift and card you can make using some beautiful BoBunny products. I used the gorgeous “Secret Garden” collection from BoBunny, which has beautiful purple tones with lots of floral images, like roses, lilacs and lavender. This collection is PERFECT for Mother’s Day! When I saw the beautiful piece of paper with the wreath, I knew I was going to hand letter a quote for my mother to express how much she means to me.  I first sketched the quote on a scrap piece of paper so I knew where the words would fit into the wreath circle.  Then I penciled in the words and followed with drawing them with the new Ranger Dylusions White Linen paint pen. I did the same faux calligraphy on the card with “Happy Mother’s Day.” After I created the faux calligraphy words,…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Jayme Logehere with a fun post inspired by Kerry Engel’s ‘Crazy Bird’ sign. I have been enjoying these little birds on all sorts of things, but when I saw Kerry’s sign and the quote she used, I knew I had to create one of my own. I built mine on a 8.5×11 canvas. After covering the canvas with gesso and adding some ‘bumps’ with texture paste through a stencil, I covered the background with some delicious Dylusions paints from Ranger. I love! love! love! how bright and vibrant the colours are. Once the paint was dry I sprinkled some darker Nuance powders from Magenta over top and spritzed it with water. I rubbed a little bit of brown Dylusions paint around the edges, applying it with a baby wipe. I set the canvas aside to dry and stamped my Crazy Birds (Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous) and Paris background…

I stopped by CSM team member Jayme Loge’s blog the other day and LOVED this project she created for some very special friends in her life!  Little gift bags that included these gorgeous kraft tags. She used Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies, along with Ranger Dylusions ink spray to create these little tags of love! Visit Jayme’s blog to see exactly how she created them and for more details! – CLICK HERE Happy stamping and colouring everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Check out this CUTE little Table Top Watering Can Nicole Wright has created for us for this weeks – Tuesday with the Team! Nicole used product from a few of our favourite sponsors Here is a detailed list of supplies Sizzix Tim Holtz Watering Can Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Pine Cone Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral Eileen Hull Make it 3D Die Ranger Distress Spray- Brushed Pewter, Twisted Citron Distress Paint- Black Soot, Broken China Distress Ink- Black Soot Clear Rock Candy Stickles Splatter Brush Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thanks so much for sharing your work with us Nicole! Have a wonderful week everyone! To see more of Nicole’s work visit her blog – Nicole Wright Designs SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

WOW!! To have reached 50,000 followers on Facebook is quite an achievement! Way to go Canadian Scrapbooker!! I couldn’t be prouder to be part of such an amazing and talented team. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart! With a red coffee cup in hand, I set out to take on the world. “Well. Hello December.” I’ve been obsessed with the new Hello December Project Life © by Stampin’ Up! card and accessory kit. I cannot wait to start documenting this merry month using these kits inside a 6×8” cherry cobbler album. I am showing the cover today and will gradually show bits and pieces of the rest of the month. Make sure you stay tuned to my blog and CS to see continued updates of my pages as I move through the month. On this album cover, I heat embossed the snowflakes using the Project Life © December Wonder stamp…

Today we welcome Darlene Madden, an amazingly talented mixed media artist who creates mosaic works of art. “We are mosaics–pieces of light, love,history,stars–glued together with magic and music and words.”  unknown I do not know if mosaic art found me, or I found mosaic art….regardless  while on this journey called Life, I found myself at an unexpected detour and change became my reality.  It was during this time that I attempted my first mosaic, and the parallels of putting the pieces of my life back together and mosaic art became apparent.  I make art to express, to relax, to play and to feed my soul. My work has a unique flavor due to my choice of materials and the fact that I invite viewers to touch the ever growing textures that I incorporate into each piece. Found objects are always finding a way into my pieces, whether it be a…

Hi all! It’s Cathy Caines here to share some fun Halloween projects featuring Stampin’ Up! The ghosts and goblins have been out to play in my backyard since September began. I love to create for Halloween!!   It could be that I get giddy at the thought of candy or that I have an excuse to search Pinterest for cool costume ideas. Regardless, if you have Halloween on your mind, here are some fun ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. First, you need a banner – this banner was created using the Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit. I used white Staz-On and stencils to create the word ‘BOO’, as well as rubbed it around the edges. This gave it a more spooky feel but chalk would also do the trick. My daughter would say that treats are the most important thing and most definitely the priority. I couldn’t agree more. I created this…