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Hello! Kim here again today! Happy June and official countdown to summer! Did you notice that our June Sketchy Challenge was revealed? I LOVE these monthly sketches, though I rarely do not get to them until a month or two later, but THAT my friends is perfectly OK! The thing is…sketches do not expire! They will patiently wait for YOU, so relax and work with them on YOUR schedule, not someone else’s! Kerry Engel has been designing our monthly sketches; and continues to come up with great ideas! This month’s sketch is a double page layout and we are all excited to see what stories you tell! I am sorry to say…my June sketch inspired layout is a 12×12 layout. I can’t even tell you the last time I did a double page layout [probably since losing horizontal space to scrapbooking product!], so without guilt, I adapted it to what…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! I’m back on the blog today to share with you a fun Disney themed scrapbook layout. Spring Break has just finished here in parts of BC and with Spring Break, that usually means there is at least someone going on a trip to Disneyland, which has inspired me to scrapbook some of the photos from my own Disneyland trip back in August of 2010. The jumping off point for my project was the Say Cheese 4 collection from Simple Stories which I combined with some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and ink from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this fun Believe Double Page Scrapbook Layout. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I share with you how I created my scrapbook layout. When creating my layout, I love to mix the different patterned papers together out of the 6×8…

Hello, friends Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! It seems that fall has arrived, and so has a beautiful autumnal collection from Creative Memories – “Gather Together”. This elegant collection with its rich colors and gorgeous floral and geometric patterns will work so well with fall-themed photos from Thanksgiving, family gatherings, fall road trips, autumn foliage and good times with friends.  I knew this collection would be perfect to showcase family photos we had taken a couple of years ago on a beautiful fall day, but before I jump right to the layouts I want to share some tips with you. I just got back from a Creative Memories mini-conference for advisors where I spoke about some creative approaches to using sketches. Sketches are a great starting point and are so versatile. I create lots of sketches, but I also rely on them to jumpstart my…

Hello! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com, and I’m so excited to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! Today I’m sharing a heritage layout featuring some brand new Creative Memories products mixed in with a few old favorites! The beautiful new Archiver’s Collection is comprised of a Paper Pack, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Cut Borders, a Variety Mat Pack, a linen-like textured Album cover with a photo window and ABC/123 Stickers that look like typewriter keys! While designed as a heritage themed collection, the neutral colour palette makes it versatile enough for any theme, and works perfectly with sepia, black & white and colour photos. Like many of you, I am the keeper of all the family photos – not only for myself, my husband and kids, but also for my parents and all their family photos. I am in the early stages of curating and celebrating their memories…

Hello! Noreen Smith here, and I’m very happy to be on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today to share some Christmas projects using Creative Memories’ Sugarplum Collection! This sweet collection features a Paper Pack, Stickers, Embellishments, coordinating Vellum Papers, a foiled Album cover and Fast2Fab Pre-printed Album pages! The designs are inspired by holiday candy, décor and classic Christmas icons, as well as whimsical, playful patterns that also make it perfect for birthdays, Winter, babies and more.Some might comment that at first glance the collection doesn’t seem too Christmas-y as it features a lot of pastels. But of you remember that colors like pink and mint green are just tinted versions of the more traditional Christmas colors of red and green, you’ll realize that they really are quite versatile! Since there were some cute candy and gingerbread house icons in the sticker pack, I used the collection to document our…

Hello everyone! Vicki Wizniuk here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the new Falling For You patterned papers from Close to My Heart! I also added the orange strip at the bottom of the pages from the new Cats & Bats patterned paper packet from Close to My Heart. The word FALL is from the new Block Alphabet Thin Cuts dies – I seriously love these – they make creating titles an absolute breeze. I cut the leafy branches from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I added shimmer to the leafy branches using a Shimmer Brush, and added some White Dots, which are adhesive backed and just add a little extra pizzaz to my layout. I stamped the date in black ink using the Jennifer’s Hand alphabet stamp set. So many awesome details on this layout. If you don’t have a copy of…

Way up on the Mountain – Featuring BoBunny – Take a Hike By Kerry Engel Creative blocks? Do you every get them? Sometimes I move the photos around for days. They sit on the counter and everyday I come in and move them around until something jumps out for me. With this set of pictures my first impulse was my go-to “grid layout”. This layout sat on my counter for a few days, it felt sort of boring, it didn’t get my mojo going. That goofy selfie photo made me laugh and I felt like it should be the dominant photo on the page. I also wanted more white space. Something that is hard to do with a set of photos that filled their frames. I also wanted to create some movement, this is when I decided on this layout. After I figured out how I wanted to position my…

Kim Gowdy is pocket page scrapbooking on our web show #92 featuring  Creative Memories, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Chameleon Pens, FabScraps and Impression Obsession  SUPPLIES:  Creative Memories 12X12 strap hinge album, 12X12 Multi-Pocket pages, patterned paper and Slide-In Packs, Chameleon pens, Impression Obsession stamps, FabScraps chipboard, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. The Creative Memories Original Strap hinge album Chameleon Pens Impression Obsession Stamps FabScraps chipboard Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Watch the video to see it all come together!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NSyMkG_kyk Happy Scrapbooking everyone! Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

Supplies: Stampin’ Up! paper and ink, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Provo Craft Cricut electronic die cutting machine and cartridges, unknown black journal marker. This layout designed by Tanya Carney from Taber, Alberta totally made me smile the first time I saw it at one of our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals last year.  At each event we choose a number of winning layouts to publish inside our magazine or top post on our blog. Tanya was one of the lucky winners. The carnivals are coming SOON!!!!!! Registration for our 9th annual Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals opens at 9am MST as follows: For the EDMONTON show: on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd. For the CALGARY show: on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd. CLICK HERE for crop and class info. We have split the registration dates by location to make it easier for you to reach us. Register online or by phone 403.809.4888 We can’t wait to see you…

Each issue Kelly Klapstein posts a double page sketch on our website to inspire you!  Design a layout based on the sketch and submit it to us!  You could be published in an upcoming issue!  YAHOOO! Here is the current sketch – you have until Feb 01 2016 to submit your take on Kelly’s sketch! Here is Kelly’s take to inspire you featuring some of our favourite products from Creative Memories SUPPLIES: Creative Memories patterned paper and border punch, Brother ScanNCut, May Arts ribbon, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesvies by 3L Crafty Foam Tape and E-Z Runner, Tombow pen. Kelly used the Creative Memories Border Maker System to create the bubble border on the top of her layout. CLICK HERE for more details and to download your take on our double the fun sketchy challenge. We accept submissions for this challenge from all over the world. Get your double page sketchy on! PS…