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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…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans – Katelyn Grosart here today! I hope that you’re having a fabulous Summer so far. Dream Card Using the Serendipity Collection from BoBunny, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my Dream card. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I show you how to recreate this card in the comforts of your own home. Building the Card From the Serendipity paper by BoBunny, cut a piece that measures 4 1/4” x 6 1/4”. Using the 3” Stitched Rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, cut a stitched rectangle from the same piece of patterned paper. Distress the edges of both pieces of papers using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using a blending with foam and Vintage…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an interactive card featuring Uchi’s Design animation stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  How fun is it to have a flying butterfly card? I designed this card around these very cool animated stamps from Uchi’s Design.  Basically you stamp the image, place the animation grid over top and when the grid moves, your stamped image comes to life. To make my card, I began by stamping the biggest butterfly onto a piece of white cardstock and adding a pull tab. I then used Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched square dies to create a square frame for my butterfly.  You want the frame to be slightly larger than your stamped butterfly so that it will create a pocket. I sponged some distress oxide ink onto the frame and misted with water, then adhered the animation grid to the frame. I adhered three…

Welcome back fellow creative planners! This is Leah O’Neil from the Simple Stories creative team, joining you on the blog again today for the next installment of my Creative Planning blog series. In this series, it is my goal to demonstrate to you a variety of ways you can use and decorate your Carpe Diem planners.  So far, I’ve shown you how I set up an overall wellness planner, and some of the ways I decorate my day-to-day life planner. Today’s post is about using a planner for memory keeping.Documenting memories is very important to me and brings me a lot of joy. These days, I don’t create many 12×12 scrapbook pages because I do all of my memory keeping in my planner and a traveler’s notebook. I like the ease of incorporating memory keeping into my planner since I already have it with me most of the time. You…

Hi everyone Noreen Smith once again playing with Creative Memories! Happy to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today sharing a couple of layouts made with Creative Memories’ new Slice of Summer seasonal products! As soon as I saw the papers, stickers and variety mat pack for this collection I knew it would work for lots of fun summer photos.For the first layout I chose several photos of my family at the beach last year in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The photos are not the best, as the sun was behind my sons as they stood in the lake, but I wanted to use them to remember the lovely, relaxing holiday that we had. I figured that cropping them down would help, so I chose the best photo to leave as the largest (4” x 4”), then trimmed down the supporting photos to 3” x 3”. I matted all…