Creative Scrapbooker Magazine


Hi friends! I am just getting back from a trip to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Orlando, FL. I taught there for the first time- two workshops and a presentation for the Wandering Planners. I was a little nervous.  I am used to packing up all my supplies in my vintage camper and driving to the classes I teach. If I forget anything, it’s just a walk out to the trailer. But flying is a different story. Have ever been to one of these shows? They are held all around the country- it’s basically a gigantic traveling scrapbook store. Vendors come and set up shops within the venue. The size of each show varies but there is enough to see and keep you busy all. day. long. And more! There are Make and Takes in many of the booths showing the newest products and demos sharing how to use…

If you love paper crafting, scrapbooking, card making, photography, mixed media and preserving all your precious memories – then Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is for you!  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is a quarterly publication – that means you will recieve FOUR gorgeous magazines – 144 pages packed with love, delivered right to your door 4X per year! Here are just a few examples of what you will find inside! SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Whoa! Someone put the reigns on August! Somehow this summer has gotten away from us and September is right around the corner! That means kids are back to school and the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival is too! Seems like we just packed up from last year’s carnival! So today I have a quick card share for you that looks a bit more time consuming than it is! Rule #1 as a card maker – make them think you sweat…think Rice Crispy commercial! My card was inspired by our July Sketchy challenge and layered on top of some CSM superstock! In an ideal world I would have more photos for you of the process, but I am using my “free pass” and will step them out in writing. 1] I used and older Heartfelt Creations background stamp, Large Elegant Word and Clearsnap inks to randomly stamp down the left side and…

The Winter 2017/18 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has officially hit newsstands!  YAHOOO! This issue is jammed packed full of all things papercrafting, cardmaking, hand lettering, photography, wintery, home decor and so much more. Each and every issue is filled with enough creative inspiration to last you AT LEAST 4 months!!!! Then of course the next issue will have arrived. There is so much wonderful in each issue that you will want to keep your copies for years and years as the perfect creative resource. What You Will Find in the Winter 2017/18 Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine? Here are just a few little peeks to get you excited! Passport to Creativity We love highlighting scrapbookers from all over the world – just like yourself! We take a little look into their creative lives and share some insider information with you, our readers. This issue we traveled as far as…

Yesturday I was sorting through and organizing my Creative Scrapbooker Magazine collection. I often have to pinch myself as it ‘s so  hard to believe that it has already been over 11 years in publication. Such a dream come true! Feels like only yesturday. As I was sorting through years of magazines I definitely got squirreled looking at all the past front covers! What Will The OO’s Be? One of the things Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has become famous for over the last 11 years is how we change the oo’s, on the masthead, on each and every front cover to a funky design element.  We have a ton of fun designing the oo’s to reflect the look and feel of that particular issue. Through out the years we have had a total of 48 different sets of 00’s!!! WOWZERS!  Everything from stars to trains, to snowflakes to marbles to airplanes…

We are officially one month into summer! Many of you will have taken holidays already, some will be packing up to go and others may be enjoying a “stay-cation”. Do you include creative time with your holiday time? Do your kids join you in your craft room while they are home from school or is it an off limit “mom zone”? So, today’s craft room share is really unique! I am really thrilled that Linda Kuehl shared her space…it proves that you can eke out a perfect creative space when you set your mind to it! Check this out! I have a 3-car garage.  A double space and a single space.  I have partitioned the single space off and converted into my “Art Studio”.  I hung curtains from the ceiling all the way to the floor to keep out dust, etc.   I have an infra-red heater for the winter and…

Hello! Kim here today, I love when I get to share what I’ve been up to on the blog. I’ve been having fun playing with Distress Oxide inks, I ordered an entire set after seeing them at Creativation 2017 in January. They are easy to layer, emboss and stamp with. The icing on the cake is the magic that happens when you add a spritz or two of water to the mix! Here is the fun Easter card I put together this past weekend. I used some of my favourite Ranger/Tim Holtz products and an alpha die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. My background was created by adding layers of Distress Oxide ink to water colour paper. I dried each layer with my heat gun before adding the next layer to keep the colours separate. I pounced a bit of the ink through a stencil for added interest as well as…

Here is a little look at Christy’s Tool Junkie article that was featured in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Summer 2014 issue. This article was all about using templates. SUPPLIES: s.e.i. patterned paper, Clearsnap ink, The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, Marvy pens, Itty Bitty Alphabet, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, unknown buttons, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Photo by Allison Orthner. Here is the tutorial as seen in our summer issue. Enjoy! Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejDCoC0WVos&t=5s

Hi everyone, Kim here today. I just finished working on a layout using October 2016, sketchy challenge. If my memory is good…that means I have used every sketch from 2016! Bring on 12 more for 2017! I LOVE them. Here is October’s sketch; my starting point. My completed layout below makes me smile, I love the Simple Stories product I used…It’s whimsical and sweet. My layout started like many of mine do, on a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Superstock. I love to build up from the basics and seem to be drawn to the contrast the white gives me when playing with other products! My first layer was created using a TCW stencil and Clearsnap’s Colorbox chalk inks. From there, I positioned my picture. I will usually just add adhesive to the center back of my photo leaving the edges free to slip embellishments under. I added several little…

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…

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