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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…

Kim here with a cute card share before I drop it in the mail! It’s no secret among our team that I love Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection! The colours, the stamps and dies speak to my love of all things ocean. Here’s a quick card I put together for my Aunt’s upcoming birthday using patterned paper and dies from the collection and some Core’dinations cardstock. So many different products were used to pull the card together, let me share them in a few detail shots. I have used Clearsnap’s Smooch and Top Boss to add colour and a bit more depth  to the flower. Jackie showed you this technique recently in a CSM Live on Facebook (Oct. 12/2016). I couldn’t’ resist adding some Ranger Stickles to the Seahorse and fish fins for some added sparkle and iridescence. And one of my favourite things to add to my projects lately…irRESISTable…

In this web show – the late Christy Riopel – shared her vast artistic talent with us. She created this layout using her stencils in a variety of different ways. SUPPLIES: Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Big Shot die cutting machine and stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs stencils and dies, Ranger ink and Distress Spray, Core’dinations ColorCardstock patterned cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sakura Pigma pens. Here is a close up look at some of the products Christy  used. Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Stampin’ Up! stamps Ranger Distress Spray Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Grab a coffee and watch Christy in action. There are so many fabulous tips and tricks in this video for your everyday scrapbooking that you will not want to miss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQ0FXDYJIU Happy Scrapbooking everyone! Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – here is a page from our Winter 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Christy loved her furry friend Spike – she created many layouts over the years featuring this cute little dude!  SUPPLIES: BasicGrey patterned paper, tags and alphabet, Marvy gel pen, May Arts Ribbon twine and string, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft gluel, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. This layout makes me smile! 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

Hello! Kim here! Just a quick share of my layout inspired by the November Sketchy Challenge! When I first saw the sketch designed by Kelly Klapstein, I instinctively thought of columns of journaling! It’s very simple, but I LOVE how it turned out! I designed the text columns in Photoshop Elements 14, printed on a piece of 12×12 cardstock and then added my pictures, paper and embellishments! Supplies used: Stampin’ Up cardstock, Day to Day stamps, ink & marker  /  Graphic 45 patterned paper from Enchanted Forest collection  /  Simple Stories Life in Color wooden veneers  /  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  /  American Crafts Thickers When was the last time you used our Sketchy Challenge? It’s such a great place to start the creative process. Of course we’d LOVE for you to also share to our Sketchy Gallery, to inspire others! Be sure to get your copy of the Fall…