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It’s been 5 weeks since the birth of my third child, Claire. It’s about this stage when you are craving some of your old routines. For me, that’s crafting. It can be incredibly hard to find that inspiration and get back into your creative self especially with limited time. It’s always nice to be pushed by challenges or to be inspired by someone else’s work. Keeping it simple has always been a great way for me to get my juices flowing. For this month’s project, I have used the By the Dock Bundle by Stampin’ Up!. You can find this bundle in their Occasions Catalogue. Living on the East Coast of Canada means that I am always pulled towards anything nautical so this stamp set and coordinating framelits are a must-have item. The first step I did was to water colour several images from this stamp set. This time I…

Hello everyone Annette Allen here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog with a cute little OH HAPPY DAY card featuring a variety of supplies by Pink & Main! Here is how I put it together : Make card from white cardstock (4.5×5.5) Lay your Pink & Main stencil directly on the card base and spray with Ranger Distress Oxide Spray. Set aside and let dry or use a heat gun to dry faster. Stamp images on white cardstock and color. Die cut colored images with coordinating dies. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock. Trim around the sentiment. Die cut the Frame on white cardstock and spray with Ranger Distress Oxide Spray. Set aside and let dry or use a heat gun to dry faster. Adhere the dried frame on the card base. Using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares adhere the images in the center of the card.…

The winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a FABULOUS article written by our Frugal Scrapbooker – Connie Nichol – all about Repurposing Dictionaries.  There are cards, art journaling pages, and layouts all featuring a number of different ways to use dictionary pages on your projects.  I love it! Here is an example of one of the cards you will find designed by Connie Nichol. Connie’s card features Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencils Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamps Ranger Grit-Paste Glue Dots Adhesives Be sure to grab your copy of the winter issue today! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking SUBSCRIBE TODAY! to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Happy Day! Kim here on the blog today sharing a quick little card that was so satisfying to make! Why? Because I love dabbling in mixed media art supplies and when I can bring it into a card to give, it’s a win-win! First I cut a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock to work from. This 110 lb, bright white cardstock is my go-to foundation for scrapbooking and cardmaking. It holds up to everything I throw at it, it is my ‘workhorse’ in my craft room. I added a thin layer of gesso with an old credit card. I added 3 small blobs [such a technical term!] of acrylic paint to my Tim Holtz glass mat. I used a wet brush to add my paint to the background. Honestly, this step could also be done with a dry brush, it would give more opaque coverage. I like the colour…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! It has been snowy and wet here on the West Coast of Canada and I have already started counting down the days until Spring arrives. So for today’s project, I’ve created this fun and bright The Journey is the Start Card. To create my card, I’ve used stamps, inks and Paints from Ranger Ink ,  Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home. To start, die cut a 4” Stitched Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Next, you’ll need the Honeycomb Small Dylusions Stencil from Ranger Ink. Place the stencil on the rectangle piece as desired and use a blending tool with foam…

Hello everyone! It’s Kerry Engel, here today to share with you an adorable card that is just begging to be touched. Between the embossing, stenciling and flocking this card is full of texture-therapy; for the maker and the receiver. Cards for any occasion are my favorite ones to keep in my stash. This cute little die-cut owl could be used on a multitude of occasions and I find his tummy is just the right size to hold a sentiment. My favourite trick when putting together more detailed die cut items is to use 3D Foam Squares under key areas. I used the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to raise my owl’s head up and away from his body. Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets cut like butter and emboss like a boss. To create this adorable Owl I used the Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer…

Design team member Kim Gowdy had some serious fun playing with the Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers stamp set by Picket Fence Studios! Check out this GORGEOUS card she designed. Here is the Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers stamp set by Picket Fence Studios that she used. She paired that set with the Picket Fence Studios The Hen House stamp set and coordinating die. That chicken makes a perfect peacock! Kim used Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to color the card. The ink was applied using Picket Fence Studios The Life Changing Blender Brushes. Everything on Kim’s card was adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L including 3D Foam Square to pop up the peacock! Here is another look. It’s Friday night!  A perfect time to “shake those feathers”.

Our design team has fallen in LOVE with the Beautiful Girls Stamp collection by Picket Fence Studios. This collection of stamps and coordinating dies are a celebration of strong, feminine, playful and beautiful women. From portraits of women snuggling up with a steamy mug to a profile image with gorgeous floral hair and our favorites, a variety of gals holding cameras capturing life’s little moments.  You need to check this line out! CLICK HERE Kerry Engel has been playing with her Beautiful Girls – Karen stamp and coordinating die. She colored the image using her Chameleon Color Tone pens. The Skin Tone collection of Chameleon Color Tone pens really does take the guesswork out of coloring faces! Kerry stuck everything down using Glue Dots Permanent Glue Squares. Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today playing with some of my Kelly Creates products to bring you a cute little Halloween card. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the ‘cute’ spooky projects than the scary ones. Let’s just say I have an overactive imagination and avoid anything gory! For this Halloween “Boo” card, I’ve included a template for you to trace and draw a bat along with practicing hand lettering. – CLICK HERE – to download your copy. I used the following Kelly Creates supplies: Deluxe Lettering Kit Black Fineliners Bullet Tip Metallic Jewel “Gold” pen Project pad You’ll also need scissors, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. Step 1 – Download and print the PDF template. Cut out the bat and trace it onto black card stock with a pencil. Step 2 – Cut out the bat from the black card stock in Kelly Creates Project Pad.…

Art Impressions make stamps full of whimsy and humor that allow me to create individualized cards that leave the recipient with a smile and a giggle.  To create this set of cards I combined the Art Impressions stamp “stress, chaos, and mayhem” (#4158)With Amy Tangerine watercolor paints by American Crafts Simples Stories, “I Am” collection Glue Dots Adhesives Chameleon Detail Pen Here are the details on how I created these cards. Watercolor your lady. Stamp the ‘tired’ lady on watercolor paper with permanent ink. This prevents the ink from bleeding when you wet the paper and add paint. I used Amy Tangerine’s watercolor set to paint my ladies. It has a good assortment of colors that can be mixed to create even more colors. To achieve the graduated watercolor effect I used the wet-on-wet technique. I fill in an area (like the pants) with a thin layer of water. Then I…