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Kim here with my take on the February sketch. This is not my best work, but I had fun with this layout. I feel like I have been in a creative funk since January and am slowly coming off the couch back into my craft room! I am NOT a lover of winter and the darkness that comes with it! Working with a sunset picture seemed a good choice! I just let myself play and put ZERO pressure on the results. I added a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media Gesso to my CSM Superstock and then “messy” coloured my circles with Distress Crayons. Once my colour was on my page, I used a water brush to blend it and even it out. My spiral line and writing was done with a Dylusions Paint Pen – I LOVE THESE!!!!! I used a Magenta stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink for…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! It’s Jayme here with a rare occurrence. I created a masculine layout. As the mother to a daughter, I don’t get the opportunity very often. I do scrapbook my husband, of course, but he is usually photographed with me or my daughter. Feminine layouts are certainly my comfort zone. Thank goodness for nephews! They add color and they get me out of my scrapbooking box! Here is the result- I hope you like it as much as I did. Supplies used- Patterned paper, stickers: Bella Blvd – Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios – Stencil: Magenta For the final touches I added some Ranger Dylusions paint! I originally thought I would be serious about adding color to the background in an orderly fashion. Then I realized, I am a Jayme, and who am I going to kid with antics like that? Let the messy play begin! So, it was…

Feeling Rusty by Kerry Engel This page looks like it should weigh about 3 pounds. But it doesn’t. Those gears – they are totally fake. What would take nature about 5 years to accomplish I created in roughly 20 minutes, with a little help from Pentart Rust Effects distributed by Bo Bunny The gears were cut using a Tim Holtz die cut from Sizzix. I covered them in Ranger black gesso and pressed the Rust Effect powder distributed by Bo Bunny into the wet gesso. Then I added the Rust Effect Reagent from Pentart distributed by Bo Bunny on top and brushed it around with an old paintbrush.  Once dry I covered in the Pentart Varnish. I thought that would seal in the rust shavings. The gears remain pliable and very light weight. They look very realistic and give my page some lovely texture.  I think I’ll do this on…

Check out Tracy McLennon’s take on our Sept Sketch featuring Bo Bunny Tracy created this layout using the Bo Bunny – Kiss the Cook Collection – including patterned paper, noteworthy ephemera and letter stickers Here is the sketch Tracy based her layout on! JOIN our Sketchy Gallery! We want to see your take – CLICK HERE To see more details on Tracy’s layout visit her blog – Scrappy Chick Designs! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

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…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with  a layout inspired by the monochromatic days of a northern Alberta winter.  I used black and white because that’s pretty much the only colours I see right now when I look outside.  Sigh.  But soon the days will get longer and it won’t be long before the snow melts and the grass turns green again.  Yes, I am an eternal optimist. I made myself a triangle template out of a scrap of paper and used it to cut the patterned paper and photos into large triangles which form the basis of the layout. The paper is the Uptown Fundamentals line from  Close to My Heart.  This paper (and other matching products) are a gorgeous and versatile black, white and gold colour and is available from the Annual Inspirations Catalogue from CTMH.  I used the Framework Alphabet Acrylic Stamps to stamp the title and the paper…

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…

This week we are looking back to one of our last web shows with Christy Riopel – Web Show #95 – Creating a Photo Vignette with Dies.  Christy taught us this fun technique using some fun new products! SUPPLIES: Ranger Dylusions paint and paint brushes, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock patterned paper, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, embossing folder and Shimmer Sheets, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Westcott scissors, Sakura pens , Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here is a close up of just a few of the products Christy used Ranger Dylusions paint Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine Sakura Pigma Sensei pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Grand Runner Take a few minutes to watch and learn from this very creative soul! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRGpHZDD_rg Thank you Christy for sharing your love of art with us! We miss you everyday. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we…

What do you get when you give three designers – the exact same products from the MultiCraft Forever in Time collection?  You get three completely different looks!  I LOVE IT! Each designer started out with a variety of products from the MultiCraft Forever in Time collection including the following Chalk Classic paper pad Champagne bling sticker sheet Two sets of stamps – Butterfly Fancy and Sunshine Daisy Other MultiCraft Forever in Time products included was a set of gold foil alphabet and black cardstock They could add a few elements from some of their own stash.  Here is what they came up with. Designer – Kerry Engel SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, MultiCraft Forever in Time transparent stickers, gold foil alphabet stickers, patterned paper and stamps, Ranger ink and Glossy Accents, Chameleon pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Designer – Kim Gowdy SUPPLIES: MultiCraft Forever in Time stamps, cardstock…

Hi everyone, Karen Ellis here. I recently enjoyed a fantastic weekend away scrapping with my bestie.  I took the opportunity to create an effortless layout based on the November Sketch with some papers I received in a goodie bag from Fancy Pants Designs. Here is the layout I created. Here is the Nov sketch I based it on. 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! I hope you take a minute and check out the layouts there and on Instagram (csmscrapbooker – #csmsketchygallery). Happy scrapping everyone! To See more of Karen’s work visit her blog The Art House Studio SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!