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Art journaling , for me, looks rather intimidating.  There are so many layers of goodness that I often have no idea where to start. Like this page from Consie Sindet for The Crafter’s Worshop that features stenciling. Stenciling I am constantly on the look out for easy to follow videos on art journaling that I can follow along and replicate. Through the years I have come to the conclusion that one of the easiest places to start is with stenciling.  Consie Sindet from The Crafter’s Workshop created the perfect video highlighting stenciling within her art journal that is super easy to follow along. Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=67&v=qHEXupdZzXI Watch as Consie stencils her way from start to finish creating this beautiful page focusing on her collection of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. Be sure to stop by the Crafter’s Workshop blog for all the photo details. CLICK HERE.  The Great Canadian Scrapbook…

Are you ready Edmonton and Calgary for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival? We sure are! It is our 10th Annual show and we could not be more excited! This year we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday – so get ready to show some Canadian PRIDE! The show is jammed packed with classes, make and takes, shopping, cropping AND MORE!  Registration opens August 1st for Edmonton August 2nd for Calgary Visit our website for all the details – CLICK HERE! FYI – our swag bags are valued over 200$ – YAHOOOO!!!!!! YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!

SISTER TIME! Hello everyone – Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Time with those you love is so very precious. The very cool thing about scrapbooking is when we create those memories we can “keep them forever” in a visual form that we get to enjoy the rest of our lives. We DO NOT have to rely on our “less than perfect” memory. PLUS we have the shear joy of living that memory repeatedly not only as we create but every time we take them out to reminisce.  My two beautiful daughters were recently together in Mexico for some very special “sister time”. My girls have been best friends since they were little and as a mom, I feel very blessed to live their trip through the photos they shared with me. To create this page I used techniques that I will be teaching in one…

Wondering over to the Spellbinders blog I came across their incredibly talented design team including Yana Smakula. Yana is from Ternopil, Ukraine and her work blew me away! Here are just few samples on the Spellbinders blog that I found that I instantly fell in love with. Here is a close up look at some of the detailed layering on the Happy Birthday card. Simply stunning. Monthly Video Series I was super happy to find that Yana has now started a monthly video series featuring Spellbinder products. You will want to subscribe to this on YouTube. Here is the first video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUeUL8DtPo Intricate Dies Yana has a gift for layering intricate dies so it only seems fitting that she is a perfect match for Spellbinders. Their intricate die collection is mind blowing. Here are just a few examples of what you will find over at Spellbinders  The Great Canadian Scrapbook…

There are some layouts that just stop you in your tracks. That is exactly what I did when I found this layout over at Kaisercraft.  Tatiana Yemelyanenko designed this layout featuring all kinds of their products including glitter cardstock, flourishes, chipboard, pearls, rhinestones, blooms, ink and MORE. This  layout is truly packed with scrapboooking love.   Layers and layers of paper, flowers, die cuts, pearls and dimensional adhesive have been put together as a frame-like focal point for the adorable black and white photo. The added touch of ink splatters here and there are the perfect final touch.  Project of the Month What I discovered as I kept on browsing the Kaisercraft website is that each and every month, they feature a project of the month. That is what this stunning layout was created for! I also discovered that Tatiana used a beautiful new collection from Kaisercraft called Lilac Whisper that…

Are you a Youtuber like me?  I seriously could spend HOURS watching paper crafting videos and cooking videos. Today’s technology allows us to learn so many amazing things with almost no effort. Wondering how too dry emboss – you are simply one click away from watching someone teach you. When you think about it, it’s actually kinda crazy. Looking for stamping tips and tricks? Stampendous is a great site to visit for just that. Their videos are timeless. Whether the videos themselves are 1 week old or 5 years old the techniques are fabulous for the projects that you will create TONIGHT! Yep – they are timeless. CLICK HERE The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals We are super happy to announce that Stampendous will once again be sponsoring our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this fall in Edmonton and Calgary. Thank you so much for your years of support – we truly…

Who is the Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company? To answer this question I went straight to their website and found this perfect explanation for those of you who are new to fabulous paper crafting company. “Quick Quotes Inc. is a full service, family-owned, scrapbook company. We travel the country sharing our love of scrapbooking, memory preservation, and altered art with everyone; from beginners to experts. Quick Quotes was established in 2001 with vellum quotes and poems that now grace millions of scrapbook pages. Quick Quotes has evolved into our signature all-inclusive kits. We design our easy-to-use kits, 12”x12” designer paper, embellishments, Powder Puff Chalking Inks, Club Q kit-of-the month club, and now our exclusive Private Reserve weekends. The focus of Quick Quotes is to make quality products that touch your heart and make you smile.” Quick Quotes Blog You will find regular blog posts filled with both design team and member…

As I was visiting some of my favourite blogs today I stumbled across this beautiful  post on the Graphic 45 blog by Marina BlauKitchen.  Marina created 4 diaries featuring a variety of collections of products from Graphic 45. She then created a holder to display the albums on a shelf or cupboard. Mix the Old with the New There are so many things that I love about this project that I could go on for days…however…one of things I am most loving is that she used a variety of different collections. As paper crafters we often think we need to stick to one theme or one group of products that were meant to go together. In this project Marnia has mixed together older lines from Graphic 45 with their newer releases. AWESOME. Beautifully Photographed Projects Marina has included a number of beautiful photos of her projects along with the coordinating…

Did you know that Elizabeth Craft Designs is a family-owned company? They sure are!Together with a team of designers, they design and manufacture a wide array of products that are perfect for paper crafting, mixed media, scrapbooking, card making and pretty much anything your heart desires to create! Their products include Dies Stamps Glitter Cardstock and paper Adhesive Stencils AND SO MUCH MORE Technique Friday with Els Each and every Friday Elizabeth Craft Designs puts out a NEW video called Technique Friday with Els. Below are a few lead in images from some of their YouTube videos I found on the internet.Technique Friday with Els are short technique rich videos highlighting the basic uses of their products as well as insightful ideas to think outside of the box when it comes to different products. You can count on easy to follow videos with beautiful projects that can be easily recreated…

Have you heard of Brea Reese? They are the makers of high quality paint products for all levels of crafters. Their acrylic paints are “created with pure pigments with no fillers – this insures that your art will be vibrant and completely colorfast.” Their line of products include Artist Acrylic paint Water Brushes Reusable Marker Glitter Ink Watercolor ink Texture Paste Modeling Paste Texture Powder Alcohol Markers AND SO MUCH MORE! I just had to share some of the beautiful, inspiring images from their YouTube videos with you! Follow Brea Reese on YouTube – CLICK HERE Brea Reese is a division of Momenta AND guess what? Momenta is sponsoring our GREAT CANADIAN SCRAPBOOK carnivals this fall in Edmonton and Calgary. These are HUGE events that include classes, shopping, make and takes, treats, giveaways, photography and so much more. It is the perfect event for the scrapbooking and paper crafting fanatic…