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plaid plad/ noun noun: plaid checkered or tartan twilled cloth, typically made of wool. a long piece of plaid worn over the shoulder as part of Scottish Highland dress.plural noun: plaids   …this would be true , but we are talking about PLAID ENTERPRISES, one of the world’s largest and most diverse manufacturer of DIY products. Innovative products have made the PLAID family of products some of the most recognized brands in the world. In 1976 PLAID started publishing how-to books on the hottest trends of the time. They quickly evolved as a leader in the craft industry developing paints, stencils, faux finishes…always staying current with the trends. Well-known brands in their portfolio include FolkArt paints, DELTA Creative, Martha Stewart Crafts and one of the industry’s best known product, MOD PODGE. The list of brands is long; you’ll be surprised at how many you know. The PLAID website is a…

DCWV is “THE STACK COMPANY”! DCWV has provided crafters with quality products, made to last, for over 20 years. Their trend setting products, inspire us crafters to customize our projects to suit our needs. DCWV has a vast assortment of 12” x 12” “stacks” to meet your needs. From cardstock, to patterned paper or your favourite textured products, DWCV has you covered! I personally can’t get enough of their burlap and cork products! I recently learned that they also carry a beautiful collection of stationary products and storage boxes. The paper lover in you will LOVE it ALL, so make sure you check them out. As is the norm, you can find DCWV across many social media sites [Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube], these sites keep us up-to-date on all things DCWV as they happen. I especially like to visit their blog, where you will find endless inspiration and…

Welcome to another CSM Summer Spotlight! It’s no secret that we LOVE Heartfelt Creations! Heartfelt Creations is a family owned company that was established in 1997! They are heading into their 20th year in business and they are doing it right! Heartfelt is known for their fabulous collections, which include beautiful papers, detailed stamps and intricate dies! The patterns, colours, shapes and creative potential are endless! Guess what? We added them to ‘the MUST list” in the summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. We simply adore the Peacock Paisley Collection! …from vibrant patterns Heartfelt Creations website is a place where you can get your mojo flowing. Their site is full of wonderful blog posts, galleries and you can easily find details on ALL their collections! We are blessed to “share” Design Team member Tracy Mclennon. Check out “the MUST list” on page 85 of our summer issue to see Tracy’s…

Kelly Klapstein is back working with the Brother ScanNcut, Heartfelt Creations, FabScraps, Tombow, Clearsnap and May Arts Ribbon. Here is the easel card that she created SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies, FabScraps patterned paper,  Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine, Clearsnap ink, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine , Tombow Dual Brush pens and adhesive, May Arts Ribbon twine. Watch how she created this card from start to finish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGXW8OV0vSg Happy Scrapbooking everyone! FOLLOW US on YOU-TUBE to see all our web shows SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

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Hi Everyone…or should I say, “Happy Halloween!” It’s Kelly here to share a layout. Do you have you have your costumes ready and spooky décor around the house?  I know I have some cobwebs here and there! ha ha ha Here is a Halloween layout I designed using Simple Stories’ fun “Frankie and Friends” collection, along with some awesome Sizzix dies. I based my design on Sue Sykes’ October Sketch. Have you been playing with her sketches and uploading your layouts to our Sketchy gallery? Here are the three Sizzix dies I used: I die cut them from American Crafts glitter paper… love the sparkle! Beacon Adhesives is great for adhering these pieces: I bent the bat wings for added dimension and just glued their heads down. With white and black markers, I added faux stitching around the title and other cut paper elements. It’s never too late to create a layout based on…

Pull out your Sizzix Eclips2 There are thousands of different free fonts that are available on the internet and they can be easily installed and cut with the Sizzix Eclips2 using the free Ecal Lite software that comes with the machine. I can see that I will soon need to upgrade the ‘lite’ software so that I can cut svg files, but that will be the topic of future blog posts. Today I am focused on installing, resizing and welding a font to make a title for a scrapbook page. This blog post isn’t meant to be a comprehensive step by step tutorial but will give you an idea of what is involved. I found it easy and wanted to share my first attempt. I’m sure, like anything else, it will improve with time and practice. If you’re interested, there are some excellent videos on the internet that will guide…

Everyday Memories I NEED For My Lifetime! by Cathie Allan I LOVE INK …..  I LOVE INK .. .I “simply” LOVE INK! And, YES pigment ink is one of my favorite types of ink. “Why?” you ask. Beyond the fact that it is the most lightfast, most archival ink on the market … it is just so darn versatile. I can use it in so many applications that the variety of techniques that I am able to accomplish using pigment ink seems virtually endless. Do I use it for “simple” stamping … yes. Do I use if for embossing …. Yes. Do I use it when I want colors to blend seamlessly … oh, yes! Do I use it for stenciling … uh, huh. Do I use it for resist … abso stamping lutely. Can I turn it’s ability for staying wet longer into a “smear your art…