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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…

I am always on the look out for card making ideas. More times than not – I spend more time looking up ideas then I actually do creating and then of course I need to do the shopping! Giggle Giggle! Technique Tuesday This fabulous stamping company is known for its high quality clear and rubber stamps. Over the years Technique Tueday has grown with the trends and has evolved from once being simply known for their beautifully designed stamps into a company offering a variety of products from digital elements, to Technique Tiles, Story Cards, dies and more. Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday has had a long time partnership with the very well known artist, story teller and scrapbooker – Ali Edwards. Ali has created a number of products for Technique Tuesday that reflect Ali’s positive, easy going style. Visit the Technique Tuesday website to check out the Ali Edwards Design Collection.…

Plaid Mod Podge has truly been around since the beginning of time! Okay maybe not the beginning but they are celebrating Mod Podge’s 50th Anniversary!  I remember using Mod Podge when I was at Whitney Lake camp in grade 4. The art teacher brought in this huge container and we all poured it into little styrofoam bowls and dipped those big long wooden paintbrushes into it. The project back then was most definitely a balloon covered in string smothered in Mod Podge to create paper mache. Good times! The Products Not much has changed today. Plaid continues to make Mod Podge products that maintain a high quality crafting standard. The number of products with the Mod Podge name has definitely increased through out the years – they are no longer only known for their  water based sealer, glue and finishes. Now you can purchase everything from foam brushes, molds, spray…

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here, and I’m so happy to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker blog today sharing a couple of projects made with Creative Memories’ new school-themed Bookworm Collection! A Peek at the Bookworm Collection I’m sure I say this every year, but where has the summer gone? It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of August and my kids will be starting school in just a couple of weeks! But, I must admit that Back-to-School is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love thinking about the possibilities of the year ahead, buying fun new stationary supplies and enjoying the hint of fall leaves in the air. As I’ve been getting ready for the new school year, I just had to stop to reflect on past school years and create a quick layout and teacher gift with CM’s cute new products! For the…

Have you visited The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard website lately? You truly need to – especially if you are a stamper. This fantastic company features high quality stamps, ink pads and dies for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, art journalers etc etc. Education One of things that really sparks my creative juices that this company does is their education program. As you click on a project you are interest in,  located right in their store, underneath the project  a video will often be presented on how they created the card or the products in action. These videos are called Stephanie’s Stamp Pad How-to Video. In this example Stephanie is putting together this super cute birthday card. Here is the video class located right under the project on their website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YVkDm_aEio After the video there are links to all the products used to create the card. Visit their website to…

Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the brand new Basics Fundamentals papers from Close to My Heart! This summer I got to meet some cousins for the first time, so that was pretty awesome!  I wanted to document that special moment in my life, and I created this layout to do just that. I am loving the new CTMH Heart Border Thin Cuts, which comes with two different metal die borders.  I cut the hearts out from the Basic Fundamentals paper. It added the perfect little detail to my layout.I also used the new CTMH Family Thin Cuts die, along with White Glitter Paper for the title.The embellishments I used on my layout are the new Better Together Complements, and White Pearls.You definitely need to pick up the Basic Fundamentals collection from Close To My…

Wondering what is new and trendy over at Avery Elle? Join their blog hop that is going on right now. Blog Hop For those of you that may not know – a blog hop is when a group of designers get together and create a project or two based on products from certain companies. Each day a new blogger puts up their blog post – and shares the link to the next blogger on the list to visit. Right now the team over at Avery Elle is doing just that.  As you visit each designers blog you will be introduced to a variety of different products from Avery Elle AND see them in action. Each blogger has their own unique style making the hop even more fun AND jammed packed full of inspiration. CLICK HERE to get started. Avery Elle Projects Here are a few examples of what I found…

At the end of every single paper crafting project you will  most certainly find adhesives and yet it is one of the most over looked tools in the industry. Finding the right glue for your projects is just as, if not more important,  than choosing colours and design. If it doesn’t stick, your projects fall apart – giggle giggle. Opening my albums to find something on a layout has fallen off is one of my biggest pet peeves. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L If you have been a follower or fan of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – you will know that we have been huge fans of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L from basically the beginning.  You want your project to stick – they got you covered! Here are just a few of their products that I simply cannot live without! Check out this video of Christine Meyer’s featuring 5 of their products…

Wondering what projects to create at your next craft night? Or are you simply looking for a new project or a new technique to learn to get you out of your creative slump. I love it when I stumble upon a gold mine of free projects and that is just the case over at the MultiCraft website. MultiCraft Website It is super easy to find the projects. Simply visit their site and click on projects. Yep – its that easy. There are a number of projects for you to choose from. One of my favourites is the shadow box with a cool vase filled with flowers. The best part is they include images of the products and complete step by steps. Love it. 3 Scrapbookers – Same Product Challenge Recently, three members of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine design team were given the same bundle of products from MultiCraft and were…

Generally speaking the base of most paper crafting projects is almost always cardstock. The wonderful people over at My Colors Cardstock from My Mind’s Eye have definitely got you covered. Here is a video about their cardstock that can definitely tell you way more than I can about there fabulosa products. My Mind’s Eye on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRIVrcqAAFQ Be sure to follow My Mind’s Eye on YouTube – they have a number of different paper crafting projects that I know you will love. My Mind’s Eye on Pinterest While trolling around on the My Mind’s Eye pinterest – I found this super fun layout that caught my eye designed by Marianne Gonzales. The layout has a variety of My Colors Cardstock along with the My Mind’s Eye Then & Now Dorothy collection. Its awesome. Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals We are super happy to have My Colors Cardstock as one of  our…