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Hello everyone – Noreen Smith here today. I’m so happy to be here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to share a layout created with Creative Memories’ new Countryside Comforts collection! This is a HUGE collection of gorgeous double-sided patterned papers, printed vellum, stickers, laser-cut word art embellishments, slide-in cards, pre-designed pages in both 12” x 12” and 8” x 8” sizes and stunning coordinating album covers! The patterns and colors in the collection are rich, muted tones that call to mind cozy fabrics like retro plaid and floral upholstery and homey cross stitch samplers, and I couldn’t wait to use them with some family photos taken last fall. I also wanted to play with some of Creative Memories amazing punches, especially the new Victorian Fence Border Punch.I used two pieces of Beige Cardstock as the base for my double page spread as it provides a warmer, softer background than…

Hi everyone.  Karen Ellis here.   Today is my day on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to share with you something that I’ve been working on.This weekend my mind, like so many of us, was on Hurricane Irma and the disaster she left  in her wake in the Caribbean and the state of Florida.  As a survivor of a natural disaster myself (lost my home in a F4 tornado), I know what it is like to lose everything (including friends and neighbours) and what it means to rebuild.  I know you all will join me in wishing the survivors the very best, a fast recovery and a quick rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. While watching the news coverage, I took to my studio and opened to an unfinished page in my art journal and created this layout I’m sharing with you today.  I enjoy going to my journal when…

Hello Friends and welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today. My name is Karan Gerber and I am thrilled to be here with you today sharing my first post. School for many started back this past week and with that, I am reminded that fall is right around the corner. What I most love about fall is the cooler temps; harvest season and the bright bold colors of the gorgeous Sunflower. Did you know that Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity? This is one reason it makes them one of my favorite flowers to create with the long list of stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. So let’s get on with the “You are my Sunshine” Card I created for my first post here. I used the papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. The card base measures 7.5 x 5.5 on black cardstock. I cut one piece from…

Hello everyone Jayme Loge here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog featuring Wild Whisper Designs. Every single tuesday we highlight a project or two designed by one of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine design team members – this week is my turn! Wild Whisper Designs Wild Whisper Designs is a new company in the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry which was officially launched in November of 2016. They are designing paper collections that include 12×12 double sided paper and pocket scrapbooking cards. They are also currently carrying products from Southern Ridge Trading Company, Spiegelmom Scraps, and Emerald Creek. These boutique-style items support the unique concept of their paper products.with layouts from a fantastic new scrapbooking paper company. Scrapbook paper gets my heart beating a little faster at the best of times, but when I get my first papers from a new company I get extra happy! I waver between…

Hello Everyone – Cathy Caines here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. It’s the time of year when we say goodbye to summer. But in my teens, it also meant that I was saying goodbye to my friends and family as I set off to begin another school year away from home. It’s always hard to leave and for anyone going through their first year, it’s especially tough. If I am speaking to you – you got this.  Sure, you’ll be poor and stressed out but everyone around you will be in the same boat.  Tap into those around you and try hard to work on finding your true calling. The only way to do this is to think about what makes you happy. Good luck and always remember you can only do your best – nobody expects anything more.About a month ago a lady called me and said that…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans- Katelyn Grosart here today! I hope that you’re having a fantastic last few weeks of the summer holidays! By using the Weekend Adventures Collection from Bo Bunny, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a couple of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my Hello Weekend & We All Scream For Ice Cream Note Cards. You’ll want to grab your favourite summer beverage as I will show you below how to recreate these note cards in the comfort of your own home. To start, we’ll create the “Hello Weekend” note card. Using Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, cut a piece that measures 4” x 8”. Score the piece of cardstock at 4”. Using the Bear Hug paper by Bo Bunny and the Beaded Circle Frame from Elizabeth Craft Designs, die cut the…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this beautiful butterfly card I designed using some of my favourite products from Stampin’ Up!, Ranger, Chameleon Color Tone pens and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I used watercolour paper and Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide Inks to create this rust like background. To do this you need a non stick craft mat. Stamp the ink directly onto the craft mat, spray with water and mix with your fingers. Then dip the paper into the ink/water mixture. Dry with a heat gun. Then do the same with the next colour of ink. Dry again with a heat gun. Do the same with the third colour of ink. You can continue this process until you get the coverage you desire.I stamped this beautiful Stampin’ Up! butterfly image on white cardstock using Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! dye ink.…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a  layout that features some adorably funny Art Impressions stamps.  These stamps always brings a huge smile to my face.  Although I’m sure they are most often used to make cards, why not use them to embellish a scrapbook layout?  I had the perfect photograph to go with a stamp of three friends drinking wine! Stamps Used Here’s the Art Impressions stamp sets I used.  I had two sets of funny wine stamps in my stash and I wanted to use them both.  I stamped and coloured the ladies from the Girlfriends set with markers, then stamped some of the funny wine expressions, cutting each of them out and backing with black cardstock. Paper Products Used The paper and stickers I used are from the Be Happy 12 x 12 paper pad from Paper House Productions.  Such beautiful patterns and these soft pink and…

Coffee Helps by Cathy Caines “Life Happens. Coffee Helps.” This bag of  beans wasn’t always busted open. Oh no.  It’s wasn’t. I finished up my projects using the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Café stamp set and co-ordinating Coffee Cups Framelits die…. … I laid them on the dining counter ready to photograph the next day when the sun rose. And then I saw this…ARGH! My son Jack thought the beans were raisins and had been fiddling around to open the bag. What’s the strangest thing is that he doesn’t like raisins.  He picks them out of the trail mix packages from Costco. But that’s when I noticed the tag. “Life Happens. Coffee Helps.” Exactly. This is it.  Life happens. Coffee is important to me.  I crave it. I drink it black and I like it super hot.  I don’t re-heat because it never tastes right after that.  I like to drink…

Hello everyone Tracy McLennon here today! This was my first time creating a layout using an 8×12 photo. I was inspired by seeing others online using large photos on scrapbook layouts and decided to take the leap. 8X12 is a full frame image, and almost always a size option where ever you go to print your photos.SUPPLIES: Creative Memories patterned paper, stickers, circle cutters and circle punches, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L double sided tape, E-Z Runner Grand tape runner, 3D Foam Squares and Adhesive Dots. I chose this photo of my water loving pooch at sunset, to pair with the super cute Fur Buddies collection from Creative Memories. Some simple patterned paper layers create the base of this layout. Then you get to add all of those adorable coordinating stickers and embellishments. Throw on some coordinating buttons and you have a striking layout. Have a wonderful day everyone Tracy To…