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Hey, Creative Scrapbooker Fans, Katelyn Grosart here today. I’m excited to be back on the blog sharing with you a pretty fall themed wall hanging which was inspired by all of the leaves falling here on the west coast and the Fall Break collection by Carta Bella.  For the base of my project, I used the Fall Break Collection from Carta Bella as well as products from Emerald Creek Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Southern Ridge Trading Company, Ranger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to create my Wool Sweaters, Bonfires and Pumpkin Carvings Wall Hanging. Grab a cup of your favourite Fall beverage and I will walk you through on how you can recreate my wall hanging at home. To start, you’ll need two Pumpkin Leaves from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink from Ranger Ink onto each pumpkin leaf. Sprinkle Forest Foliage Embossing Powder…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Fans! Katelyn Grosart on the blog today creating with the Simple Stories Always & Forever collection.I’m excited to be back on the blog to share with you my love themed project. Using the Always & Forever Collection from Simple Stories, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a wood piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company and a variety of products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful Every Love Story Wall Hanging. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I share with you how I created my wall hanging.For the base of my project, I used a wood piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  You’ll need to apply three coats of Black Soot Distress Paint from Ranger Ink to the wood piece. After the paint has dried, rub the Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon from Ranger Ink around the edges…

Hello everyone – Kelly Klapstein here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Fall is the time of year when I like to change up the home decor and add some new hand lettering projects to celebrate the season. I have been inspired by our resident colouring artist Betty Hung, who illustrates and colours like no one I have ever seen! So I decided to design a hand lettered Autumn-themed piece and use my Chameleon Pens products to colour it. I have used the Chameleon Color Tone pens before, but I haven’t used their Color Tones pencils…and this rainbow of pencils are just gorgeous in the box. There are 25 double-ended pencils, which adds up to 50 colours! For every hand lettered project, my first step is to sketch a design roughly with pencil. I have an 8 x 10″ frame for this piece, so I knew the measurements of the…

Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here. Happy 150th Canada and…   Happy 4th to all our American Friends! On May 21 I had the privilege of hosting a CSMLIVE on Facebook.  During that live Broadcast I demonstrated how to create a Canadian flag monoprint using Gel Press Printing Plates and ArtFoamies Stamps.  It was so much fun to do and I’m so happy that so many of you watched!If you missed the broadcast, click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61i1BmIp6Pk&t=1s During the broadcast I mentioned I would be posting another project inspired by the same technique.   Yes!  You can use the printing plates on all kinds of surfaces – not just paper!Here is a fun Cloth Tote I made by monoprinting with the plates and stamps.   I prepared the Gel Press 5×7 Plate the same way as in the video BUT… instead of pressing the cloth into the plate, I mounted the plate onto…

Hello everyone- Donna Salazar here! I’m so excited to be sharing a video tutorial with you today as a guest blogger for my friends at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! In this tutorial I’m sharing the basics for using the Gel Press with stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. I will also be showing you several different projects ideas for all the gorgeous prints that you can make on the Gel Press and finally I’m sharing a few of the steps that I took to create an 11×14 canvas. I hope you enjoy it!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UTP9IWhqRE Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~ Too see more of Donna’s work visit her blog – Donna Salazar Designs SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hi Everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today, and I’m sharing a project I designed using Tombow products and the Brother ScanNCut machine. I love making inspirational signs and home décor pieces and thought I would brighten up my studio space with a rainbow. Of course, I knew I would use Tombow Dual Brush pens to create the rainbow because, well, Tombow pens come in every colour imaginable and more! I started by drawing the clouds on Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock with my Tombow drafting Mono pencil. And whenever I am using a pencil, I have one of Tombow’s erasers on hand. I just love this MONO Knock eraser that dispenses like a pen, so you have a fine tip eraser for lines. Then I traced over my pencil lines with the bullet nib end of the black Tombow Dual Brush pen. Now I was ready to cut out my clouds…and not…

These week we are looking back to our Spring 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Christy wrote and designed a featured article called – Freshen Up for Spring. Here it is as seen in the magazine. Timeless creations just for you this Easter season – from our beautiful friend Christy – whom we miss every single day. 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

Mini Cake-Topper Banner Featuring Spellbinders It’s never been easier to create a custom party suite using the new Spellbinders ® Prizm™ die-cutting machine and Die D-lites® die templates. The mini cake-topper banner is a cinch to make using the Party Banners die. After die-cutting, simply hot glue to twine and embellish with die-cut flowers and small jewels. Use small alphabet stickers to spell out any sweet sentiment your heart desires. Little die-cut cupcakes tie the invitation and party favor together in the sweetest way. Shiny gold cardstock and 3-D foam dots give both projects an extra pop and shine! Here is an up close look at the party favor and invitation. Spellbinders products used in all the projects Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine  PZ-100 Die D-Lites Cherry on Top Etched Dies S1-005 Die D-Lites Beaded Squares Etched Dies S1-009 Die D-Lites Party Banners Etched Dies S1-010 …

Today on the blog we welcome Katelyn Grosart Hi Everyone! I’m Katelyn Grosart and I live in beautiful Calgary, Alberta with my boyfriend of 6 years.  I’ve spent the last 7 years in the papercrafting world  creating cards, mixed media pages, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and altered items. In my spare time when I’m not crafting I like to read a good book and when the weather is nice, you’ll often find me outside taking advantage of the beautiful Canadian weather. I’m excited to be a guest blogger today for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. The wonderful ladies at the magazine asked if I wanted to guest blog for them and I couldn’t pass up this amazing opportunity.  With summer right around the corner I thought that I would share with you how to create your own under the sea themed reverse canvas featuring Graphic 45’s “Voyage Beneath the Sea”…