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Hello! Kim here with a quick share of my take on last month’s Sketchy Challenge! Kerry designed this neat sketch for October, try as I did…I wasn’t feeling the ‘angle’ for the photos I wanted to work with. SWITCH IT UP Instead, I worked with elements of the sketch! I moved, shuffled, altered my papers and pictures until I was happy…sometimes it’s a LONG process! I must say I was quite happy with the finished results. PRODUCT LOVE! Simple Stories’ ‘Vintage Blessings’ collection was such an awesome choice for the photos I was working with. The soft, muted colors of the papers, embellishments and quotes were perfect for the old family photos I was scrapbooking!  Die –hard story tellers, need not fear! After I took the photo of my layout, I did go back and use my Stabilo pens to document the names of those in the photos! I needed…

I LOVE turkey and mashed potatoes as much as the next guy, but the best thing about Thanksgiving is what comes next! Halloween! I have loved Halloween as long as I can remember! I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m an October “baby” and many birthday celebrations were shared with Halloween events or maybe it’s the colours of fall and the chill in the air…time for sweaters, candles and candy! HALLOWEEN DECOR Of course, when my turn came up for this week’s Tuesday with the Team…I knew I would do a Halloween theme! Without further ado, here is the project I worked on! A little Halloween décor to creep up a corner in my house! This diorama was quite easily put together. I had a box from some Christmas cards that I had saved because it was very sturdy and I loved that the cardboard cover had an opening making…

I’ve been trying to get through my pictures and as a result my layouts are becoming more clean, simple and less time consuming. There’s very little time between meal times, soccer practices and school so I am learning very quickly not to agonize over the little details.  In fact, it’s fair to say that my scrapbooking style is slowly evolving into cleaner more simple style. This layout is no different; however, I had multiple photos I wanted to include from this beautiful hiking adventure we took on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, Canada.  The only way I know how to solve that problem is to mix a traditional layout and pocket page layout. After selecting my photos, I realized that I didn’t need the full pocket page spread so I split it in half using my scissors.Starting with a 8.5 x 11” white piece of cardstock I began to…

Hello crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to share a little layout that I created. But first, I am going to admit it right now….I LOVE food, and I am one of those people that loves to take photos of beautiful food. So when I saw the Delish Collection from Paper House Productions ….well I knew I would have some fabulous photos to create with. Why do I take photos of food from time to time? Well, it brings back some great memories of vacations, special nights out or even just some of my favourite locally made foods. I remember conversations and occasions when I see the photos. Sometimes you just have to take a second and admire the culinary talent and beauty of some meals. Photos don’t have to always be of people to triggers fabulous memories. The Project The Project Recipe Paper…

That’s a wrap!! The Great Canadian Scrapbooking Carnivals are done for another wonderful year. For those of you that attended, I hope I got to meet you, greet you & or hug you. I know you ALL had an amazing time as the smiles were countless and the laughter sometimes deafening! I know you did some GREAT stamping and paper crafting because I saw the floor after you were all done !!! For those of you who did not make it …. MAKE IT  NEXT YEAR!! You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. For myself, I was busy sharing ideas and fun stamping & inking techniques the whole weekend, through classes and demos.  I demo in the Creative Scrapbooking Magazine booth of course and while I “play”, I am blessed to spend time with amazing paper crafters who simply love to take a stamp to paper, creating cards, scrapbook pages, art journals…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! It’s hard to believe that Fall is now here and the leaves have started to turn. With Fall here, it means that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So with that in mind, I decided to create a Fall themed project. By using the Fall is in the Air Collection from Echo Park Paper, an Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my “Give Thanks” Altered Frame. Make sure to grab your favourite Fall beverage as I share with you below how to recreate this altered frame in the comfort of your own home.To start, you’ll need an oval frame in any colour of your choice except white. With your frame in front of you, lightly dabbed on some Picket Fence Distress Paint from Ranger Ink.…

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…