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Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here. The Spring 2017 issue of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine will be showcasing projects featuring different Wax Crayon Resist techniques.   I completed a layout for this feature and wanted to show you how I created a crayon resist here on the blog. The first thing I did was create a flower doodle on a piece of white Super Stock (any watercolour weight paper would work) using plain ol’ wax crayons I picked up at the dollar store. Using a set of watercolours I had on hand, I washed the image with the paints and a wet water brush.  You’ll see right away that the wax will resist the colour.   If you’d like to see a cleaner resist, feel free to remove some of the moisture from the doodled image with a small piece of paper towel or lightly remove with a baby wipe. Once dry,…

May All Your Dreams Come True Card with Katelyn Grosart Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Today I thought that I would share with you a theme of card that doesn’t get made or sent a lot.  Sending a card for someone who has accomplished a dream of theirs is uncommon, but why not send a card to congratulate them for achieving it. Using the Winter Wishes Collection from Bo Bunny, a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and pairing them up with a variety of products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful “May All Your Dreams Come True” card. You’ll want to make sure to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I will show you how to recreate this project in the comforts of your own home. Using the Bunch of Flowers 3 die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, die cut five of the small flowers, five…

The Heartfelt Creations booth is like the biggest and most beautiful flower shop in the world! Well-known in the paper craft industry for their gorgeous detailed rubber stamps and matching die sets, the projects on display showcased everything from cards to 3D paper crafts to scrapbook layouts and more! The newest collection “Flowering Dogwood” is so beautiful! It can be used for Easter themed projects and more. Another recent release is “Wildwood Cottage” with adorable fairy themed patterns and images in woods and gardens. It was exciting to see one of our team member’s gorgeous projects on display. Tracy McLennon’s scrapbook layouts are just stunning! To learn more about Heartfelt Creations and be inspired, click HERE to visit their blog and website. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful stamp that cried out to be used on a project or “6” J.  This “beautiful stamp” came from Impression Obsession and was one of their new releases at “CREATIVATION” which was held in Phoenix in January. This stamp, part of a “geranium series” from Impression Obsession decided to go home with Cathie and she set to work creating “something”. Not really knowing what the project would become, Cathie set about simply altering a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock with her new, stamp and the Poinsettia pigment petal point from Clearsnap. Even though the name of this particular stamp pad “screamed Christmas”, Cathie looked past it and simply saw it also was a great combination of colors for a geranium image. She partnered her stamp with her “Cathie Allan Position-it2”, which is 3 tools in one. This tool can be used with…

  Lately I have been feeling un-inspired. I want to be in my craft room but it seems like everything I make, I can’t get quite right. While playing around with the Lift Me Up bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog, I was stamping in black and gold and red… pretty much every colour of the rainbow. And then I finally used silver embossing powder. BAM. That’s all I needed to get the wheels turning.  I stamped in silver and then I did some die cuts in silver foil.  I was really impressed how the silver foil Up and Away Thinlet die ran through the Big Shot with ease.  This particular card has a lightly water coloured background using the tempting turquoise Stampin’ Up! refill ink. This gave it a look as if it was a sky. Many of you know that I die cut and stamp…

February ‘s theme is Love and Valentine’s Day, and Betty Hung has designed another gorgeous card for you to colour. We just love that lettering with the ribbon effect and the word “Love” ! Betty used Tombow Dual Brush pens and Irojiten Coloring pencils to create this card. Here is what the download card looks like. You can print it on regular 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper, colour it, cut it out and give it to someone special. Click HERE to download this coloring card….and enjoy! To see more of Betty’s beautiful art, click HERE to visit her website www.colorart.ca To see more of these products in action, be sure to pick up our latest issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Use MAGFINDER to find a store near you!

The one booth that is sure to make you smile at the tradeshow is Art Impressions. Their stamps have hilarious images and cute caricatures of people and animals that will brighten any card or project. And this year AI is celebrating 30 years in business!! 30 years of making people laugh and smile is a pretty good thing. Probably most well-known for their “Girlfriends” line of stamps, the booth was filled with cheerful, samples of cards that were beautifully coloured. Here are a couple of our personal faves: There are newly released “Get Well” themed stamps too: Valentine stamps and cards were also on display and are so sweet! The Zoo Crew stamp line features hilarious quotes and animals in funny poses: Add some Shakers and Spinners, and you have stamped images that move! So much FUN! One of the newest releases are 3D Stamp sets called POP CARDS so…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and although I don’t normally create a lot of projects for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a few special cards for those special people in my life. Using the Butterfly Kisses Collection from Bo Bunny, some chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company and pairing them up with new quarry stones and embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies as well as a variety of products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful vintage “Love” card. Make sure to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I show you how to create the elements on my card as well as inspire you to recreate this project in the comforts of your own home. From Bo Bunny’s Butterfly Kisses – Peaceful paper, cut a piece that measures 5 ¾” x 5 ¾”. Once the piece…

Kelly Klapstein is our our web show working with the Brother ScanNCut2 – Check out this card she designed. SUPPLIES: Brother ScanNCut2, Bo Bunny patterned paper and brads, Impression Obsession stamps, May Arts ribbon, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid chalk ink, Tombow Dual Brush pens and adhesives, Bristol paper. Wondering how Kelly used the Brother ScanNCut2 to create this cards? WATCH this show to find out and to see all your favourite products in use – you will love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWmFzF8h8jA&t=3s Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

January is here, which means it’s time for another free colouring card from our illustrator and designer Betty Hung. This month Betty’s card celebrates 2017 as the Year of the Rooster. Betty used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color and achieved beautiful gradient effects with her colouring techniques. Here is what the card looks like when you download and print it. It is sized approximately 5″ x 10″ and you can print it on regular copy paper or heavyweight cardstock. The paper choice for printing depends on which products you use to colour. To download and print this month’s card, click HERE. To learn more about colouring techniques, click HERE and visit Betty’s blog “Color Art” where she shares her ideas, tutorials and even video demonstrations.