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Hi everyone,Kim here ? Thanks for checking into the CSM blog today. I just wanted to share this month’s sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein. This month’s sketch was designed with card making in mind, ‘tis the season of making, giving and receiving cards! It’s a great sketch! I however used it as a starting point for a layout. That’s is the cool thing about sketches…they are simply a starting point for creativity. I used Close to My Heart’s “City Sidewalk” collection. I ADORE everything about this collection, it’s full of fun, whimsical papers, die cuts and glittery accents and also has a corresponding Cricut cartridge to keep the fun going strong! I decided to make a gift card holder while I had all this fun product out, I’ll need a few more before December 25th! As you can see, I did not follow the sketch for the card…but plan to…

I made an ornament. A deliciously cute ornament. The cutest part is that if you look closely, you can see a sweet Christmas tree inside. This ornament was created in the wee hours of the morning like many of my projects while I was “face-timing” with a friend.  Although I had the idea of making an ornament using the Stampin’ Up! Home Sweet Home die, she came up with the idea for the mini tree inside. She’s a genius. Note: These brush trees were bought from Target in the USA when I was visiting last month.  How I miss Target in Canada.  Whenever I cross the border, you can see me filling up my bags with crates, twine, wire baskets, etc.  Let us now bow our heads to mourn the loss of Target. In order to create this ornament, much of the work is done for you as it’s a…

Christmas Advent Calendar – Guest Post with Katelyn Grosart Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Christmas is right around the corner and I thought that it would be fun to share with you this fabulous Advent Calendar kit from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Using the advent calendar kit as well as adding some other chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company and pairing them up with 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 Advent Calendar. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I have a tutorial for you, so that you can recreate this project in the comforts of your own home. To start, you’ll need the top piece of the advent calendar, which is the piece that has the doors on it. Cover the entire surface with Victorian Velvet…

It’s that time of year. You’ve got to do your Christmas Cards. I am here to tell you: Don’t be ambitious.  Be realistic. You need a card that is a) beautiful b) quick and c) has a wow factor. That’s this card. Say hello to… Well. Simply – one glittery bulb using Stampin’ Up! products. You can make these in bulk quickly. Step one: Stamp using versamark your image onto watercolour paper.  I chose this delightful Stampin’ Up! Happy Ornament stamp set. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. I usually do this in batches of 10. Step two: Watercolour using your Stampin’ Write markers and an aqua painter.  See last months Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post on how to do this.  Let air dry or use a heat gun. Step Three: It’s concoction time.  To achieve this “glittery bulb” look, I took a piece of transparency and poured some Crystal…

“Faux Watercolor Stamping Bliss” ideas for Christmas. Hello everyone – Cathie Allan here! One of my classes this year is a wonderful, flexible class called “Faux Watercolor Stamping Bliss”.  To achieve the watercolor look for this project we did not even use water.  The result was a page and a tag/card that did not warp or heave and we did not have to use a bucket of mediums to create it.  I love using my mediums in unique ways, allowing them to multitask for me and mimic other products. The projects that we complete in the class looked like this …. A wonderful masculine page and great “guy” card. Well for this blog post I took those same techniques, changed the colors, changed the stamps and stencils, changed the cut of my Super Stock and came up with some very “timely” Christmas ideas.  So for those of you who took…

If you are looking for fun, fresh and modern designs for your paper crafting, look no farther than Avery Elle. Their clear, photopolymer stamps will give you crisp, clean images right out of the package! Avery Elle is a one stop shop with coordinating papers, inks, stamps, dies and crafting supplies. Co-coordinating products take the guess work out of what will look good together so you can have fun designing your layouts and cards! I spent some time browsing through their blog and it is FULL of Christmas and winter inspiration. If you are thinking about an early start on your Christmas cards…grab a coffee and check it out. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flicr Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

Hi everyone and welcome to September! You might be a little confused because of the Santas in the pictures above. But it’s definitely September and not December. September 1st was the kick off for the latest Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and I couldn’t wait to show you some products from the book. These cards stay true to my lean and clean style. The vintage style stamps are incredibly gorgeous. This one, called Father Christmas, is stunning and a must have item. As far as I am concerned, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season. This month I made a quick video to show you how to watercolour easily with the Stampin’ Write markers and an aquapainters. Click on the link below to watch the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g2aWqHl-sg Enjoy the video, which includes some of my process while creating a card. Until next month creative friends!…

WINNER UPDATE Congratulations to Janet Trim – our lucky DAY 3 winner! YAHOOOOO!!!!  A huge thank you to all of our fans for all the love and support through out 2015! To say thank you we are giving away THREE – $500.00 surprise scrapbooking packages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These boxes are jammed packed with scrappy LOVE!  YOU ARE GONNA LOVE IT! How the contest works 1. The contest will run for 3 DAYS! 2. Enter 1 time per day – enter all 3 Days to increase your chances of winning! Lets Get Started – DAY#3 Visit Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine on facebook and SHARE this DAY TWO SHARE AND WIN logo! – CLICK HERE Leave a comment RIGHT here under this blog post that says SHARED! Contest closes Wednesday Dec 30th at Midnight. We will randomly drawn 3 lucky winners and announce the winners on Thursday Dec 31st! What a fantastic way to start the New Year!!! Have you entered all THREE DAYS? Day #1…

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12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two or three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 25 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#12 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is HUGE from Clearsnap This prize package form Clearsnap includes 1 each of new Chalk colours inkpads 1 – Blending Kit 1 – India Ink 1 each…