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Christy Riopel instantly fell in love with Izinks from Clearsnap. I remember they day Clearsnap sent them to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team to play with – a few of us were like “What the heck do you do with these?” I for one am a die hard collector of all things scrapbooking pretty so I instantly knew where they were going to be displayed in my craft room but had no idea how to use them. Giggle Giggle. Not Christy. The first few projects she created with the Izinks were gorgeous, after that the projects were beyond beautiful. What are Izinks? First off, they are stored in the cutest little bottles! Izinks are acrylic based pigment ink. The ink is opaque and will not produce a patine effect. They are acid free and are mostly used for srapbooking and hobby crafts. Of course they come in a wide…

Hello everyone Jayme Loge here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog featuring Wild Whisper Designs. Every single tuesday we highlight a project or two designed by one of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine design team members – this week is my turn! Wild Whisper Designs Wild Whisper Designs is a new company in the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry which was officially launched in November of 2016. They are designing paper collections that include 12×12 double sided paper and pocket scrapbooking cards. They are also currently carrying products from Southern Ridge Trading Company, Spiegelmom Scraps, and Emerald Creek. These boutique-style items support the unique concept of their paper products.with layouts from a fantastic new scrapbooking paper company. Scrapbook paper gets my heart beating a little faster at the best of times, but when I get my first papers from a new company I get extra happy! I waver between…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog once again! I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the Simple Stories Summer Days collection and this month’s sketch! Creating projects based on a sketch is SUPER FUN AND EASY! Using a sketch is the ultimate starting point to kick start your creative juices. Each and every month I design a sketch for The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery – you take the sketch – create with it and then upload your projects in the gallery for us all to enjoy!  Be sure to visit our gallery to check out literally years of sketches and designs created by hundreds of different scrapbookers. It is a wonderful place to get inspired. The Sept Sketch Here is this month’s sketch- a super cool design based on a pie formation. We are going to have fun with this one. I can hardly wait…

I LOVE this layout Christy Riopel designed for the Fall 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. That beautiful background was created with Ranger Dylusions spray ink and paper towels! HOW COOL! Frugal Scrapbooker In every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine our Frugal Scrapbooker Connie Nichol shares tips and tricks for keepping your scrapbooking budget from exploding. (this can happen :))  In the Fall 2016 issue, Connie shared tips for using scrapbook supplies from your kitchen. Everything from saran wrap, to cheesecloth, to pop can tabs. LOVE IT! This layout was Christy’s contribution to Connie’s article. She used paper towel to create that fun textured background. The Products The base of Christy’s layout is Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. This is heavy  130lb white smooth finish cardstock. It is meant to take a lot of scrapbooking LOVE – giggle giggle. Perfect for stamping, card making and mixed media! Ranger Dylusions ink spray…

There is ALWAYS time to join our monthly sketchy challenge. Each and every month Kerry Engel designs a sketch for your creative inspiration.  Create a layout, card, canvas, art journal – whatever your creative heart desires – and upload it to our Sketchy Gallery. You can do the sketches each month or you can do whatever sketch in whatever order you would like! There are no rules. Browse through our gallery to find past sketches, check out what other fellow scrapbookers have done with the sketches and leave your comments on projects that you love. Our sketchy gallery is a fabulous place to meet and be inspired by creative souls just like you. August Sketch This month Kerry designed this super fun sketch with our favourite design element circles. Each and every month Kerry also does a blog post for us with a 3-in-1 Challenge using the sketch.  That means…

Hello “Sketchers”, Kerry Engel here, I wanted to say that I’ve been tickled by all the creative ‘takes’  posted in the  Sketchy Challenge gallery of each months sketchy challenge.August Sketch For those of you who enjoy when a sketch pushes all your creativity buttons, this month’s sketch should be right up your alley. 3-In-1 Challenge Once again, I’ve used the sketch to inspire you to create… 1. Scrapbook layout 2. Card 3. Journal Page As always, you can take the design literally or you can let it move you in a completely different direction.  If you are new to using sketches please know that they are merely meant to be sparks that help you get started on a project. Scrapbook Layout Supplies: Paper House Productions Delish collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Creative Scrapbook Super Stock, Stabilo pen. I’m always drawn to scrapbook paper with large photos and then I struggle…

Hello everyone! Kim here with a spotlight on Echo Park Paper Co.! I love being able to share my love of great companies with you here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s blog! Let’s do this! What you may not know is that Echo Park was founded in 2010. I was a bit surprised to learn that they are still a relatively new company, I feel that they have been around forever! That is a sign that they are doing it right! It’s a sign that they are providing quality products year after year and staying on top of the industry trends! Echo Park’s goal is simple – create easy to use crafting products while incorporating fun designs and bright colours! NAILED IT!!! Although this fun company started out creating papers, they have quickly expanded to albums, dies, stamps and stencils. There current catalogue features over 2000 products! I recently found…

Hello everyone Tracy McLennon here today! This was my first time creating a layout using an 8×12 photo. I was inspired by seeing others online using large photos on scrapbook layouts and decided to take the leap. 8X12 is a full frame image, and almost always a size option where ever you go to print your photos.SUPPLIES: Creative Memories patterned paper, stickers, circle cutters and circle punches, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L double sided tape, E-Z Runner Grand tape runner, 3D Foam Squares and Adhesive Dots. I chose this photo of my water loving pooch at sunset, to pair with the super cute Fur Buddies collection from Creative Memories. Some simple patterned paper layers create the base of this layout. Then you get to add all of those adorable coordinating stickers and embellishments. Throw on some coordinating buttons and you have a striking layout. Have a wonderful day everyone Tracy To…

Hi everyone Noreen Smith once again playing with Creative Memories! Happy to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today sharing a couple of layouts made with Creative Memories’ new Slice of Summer seasonal products! As soon as I saw the papers, stickers and variety mat pack for this collection I knew it would work for lots of fun summer photos.For the first layout I chose several photos of my family at the beach last year in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The photos are not the best, as the sun was behind my sons as they stood in the lake, but I wanted to use them to remember the lovely, relaxing holiday that we had. I figured that cropping them down would help, so I chose the best photo to leave as the largest (4” x 4”), then trimmed down the supporting photos to 3” x 3”. I matted all…

There are some layouts that just stop you in your tracks. That is exactly what I did when I found this layout over at Kaisercraft.  Tatiana Yemelyanenko designed this layout featuring all kinds of their products including glitter cardstock, flourishes, chipboard, pearls, rhinestones, blooms, ink and MORE. This  layout is truly packed with scrapboooking love.   Layers and layers of paper, flowers, die cuts, pearls and dimensional adhesive have been put together as a frame-like focal point for the adorable black and white photo. The added touch of ink splatters here and there are the perfect final touch.  Project of the Month What I discovered as I kept on browsing the Kaisercraft website is that each and every month, they feature a project of the month. That is what this stunning layout was created for! I also discovered that Tatiana used a beautiful new collection from Kaisercraft called Lilac Whisper that…