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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…

Let There Be Projects, Lots & Lots of Projects – by Cathie Allan The past two classes that I have been teaching for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine incorporate some of my newest and “of course” most favorite techniques … why, because I get to use stamps/stencils and ink, of course and because “they are my newest” and new is always captivating. These techniques are so  “multicraftable” that I have been non stop, creating projects using the ideas that I shared in those classes since I made the originals. A huge part of the joy of sharing new ideas is when someone in the class looks at me with “eyes wide open with inky possibility” as they realize just how beautifully easy stamping and “smearing ink” can be. One treasured moment from this year happened when a young gal came back to me after the class (she was on the crop floor…