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I LOVE working with fall colours! Who’s with me?? SUPPLIES: Bo Bunny patterned paper, buttons, chipboard, brads, film sticker and cardstock, Tombow Dual Brush pen, Stamp Runner and Xtreme Adhesive, Clearsnap ColorBox Spritzers and ink, May Arts Ribbon I used the Bo Bunny Take a Hike collection. The warm earthy tones, that work with practically any type of photo. My layout today, focuses on one special photo. So I created a base of lots of layers of pattern and texture to showcase that special photo. Along the top border of patterned paper I added a line of coordinating decorative brads, for some additional texture. I added some simple splatters of my Clearsnap ColorBox Spritzers to the bottom left hand corner of my layered cardstock base. Do you LOVE to use ribbon on your layouts like me? You need to check out Tombow’s new Xtreme Adhesive Runner, this stuff will stick to…

Here is a blog post from April 2012 that Christy created – in her words. She sure loved art journaling – and we sure loved what she created. I was recently asked, “Why should a scrapbooker take time to art journal?” The answer is simple. An art journal is a place to make mistakes, experiment with mediums, looks, and just play. Very often I take ideas I have developed in my art journal and turn them into Scrapbook pages. I took the above page and turned it into this layout. Materials Used: Fancy Pants paper and Rub Ons, Bazzill cardstock, ChromaColour Paint, Marvy Pen, 3L Adhesives How I did it…. To create this fun frame I first placed a scrap of paper in the middle of where I wanted my frame. Next I took paint and sponged it along the edges sporadically. When done sponging I lifted it and replaced…

Meet Milagros Rivera – this weeks guest blogger! Hi Creative Scrapbooker fans, Milagros with you today from sunny Puerto Rico! The month of October marks the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve been involved in doing something to raise awareness for the past 10 years, I’m really excited to be here with you and broaden the scope! I’m so lucky my mom has survived her fight and we have her with us! I also need to check myself again this month because on my last mammogram the radiologist detected something she wants to closely monitor because of my family history. If you’re over 40 or if you have family history don’t let the time pass. Make an appointment to get checked today!  Give a friend of family member the support they need. Put some positive energy out there. Run or walk a marathon and pass the word.  We are in this…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a layout featuring Bo Bunny, Elizabeth Craft Designs Way with Words dies and a Quietfire Design stamp.   This layout was inspired by the September sketch in the Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.  It turned out looking nothing like the sketch, but hey.  That’s the creative process.  A sketch is a good place to start! Here’s the September sketch designed by Kelly Klapstein.  Be sure to go check out the new Sketchy Gallery and upload your interpretation of this sketch.  I love to see how everyone else’s projects turn out. The photos in this layout are of my friend Sue and her beautiful daughter Caitlin from 11 years ago.  We used to take our children on all sorts of little adventures, and although the kids don’t remember any of them now, not a single one, the stamped quote is totally true.  All the things we…

Here is a blog post from Christy from a few years ago for you to enjoy. Written in Christy’s words. The other day I was working on this layout with the fabulous paper and embellishments from FarmHouse Paper company and May Arts ribbon and I really felt like the beautiful rustic quality needed to be accented and off set with a little glitter. Perplexed with how to add it, I decided not to over think it and grabbed my trusty  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  tape runner and added stripes of the tape runner over the paper. I then poured Craft& Glitz Glamour Glitter all over the tape and burnished it with my finger. I poured off the excess glitter and my paper was ready to build my layout on top off. The glittery stripes add a great level of texture and interest. This simple technique, done with a versatile adhesive…

Check out Tracy McLennon’s take on our Sept Sketch featuring Creative Memories! Tracy created this layout using the Creative Memories Hello Baby Girl Collection – patterned paper, cardstock stickers, alphabet stickers and journaling cards. She also used the Creative Memories Original Border Makers System – the Button chain border maker. She stuck the entire layout together using Tombow adhesives 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!

While my layouts are usually less is more, and not full of patterned paper, I wanted to play around with paper on this one…I of course had to add a few dies as accents on my layout. This picture of my kids is from when they went zip lining in Maui a few years back.  Its one of those few times where they are both looking at you, smiling, and not making weird or funny faces…you know how it is sometimes.  😉 I started with a neutral base for my layout, and thought I would add some fun patterned paper. I hand cut a few tag shapes from the patterns and layered them next to my photo. Using my Spellbinders Prizm die cutting and embossing machine I used varying elements from the Spellbinders S2-216 Die D-Lights Amused 1 and Spellbinders  S2-227 Die D-Lites Springtime sets to create little accents in the…

The “Sweet” Life By AJ Otto My favorite thing about scrapbooking is preserving the every day moments.  The stuff you wont remember in the years ahead, the current favorites, likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. This picture of my daughter is a pretty accurate depiction her at this time, life seems to be all about the phone, her music, and *fingers crossed*, a hot chocolate from Starbucks time permitting.  With extra whip of course. 😉 I started with some splatters of the silk luster just to create a slight break in the white background. I tend to keep my scrapping style to less is more, focusing on the pictures, and hopefully documenting the current event. Luckily, the size of the Spellbinders dies used make scrapbooking with the Spellbinders Prizm die cutting machine entirely possible. I decided on the focal point being her picture, and wanted a small border to ground the…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a layout featuring Momenta cardstock and Art-C texture cream.  My youngest played team handball at school this past year and I wanted to scrapbook the photographs the school took of the team. I started with a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock and applied Art-C silver texture cream through an Art-C plastic stencil on both sides of the page. Don’t be shy, just smear that texture cream with a palette knife or an old credit card generously through the stencil.  It’s easy to do and just adds such a neat touchable texture to your page. Let dry.  It doesn’t take long.  I then took a couple of pieces of Momenta cardstock and layered them in the middle of the page.  If you have not used this brand of cardstock, you need to go check it out.  It’s heavy and beautifully textured and a pleasure…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an easy layout about one of my favourite flowers.  Oh, how I adore the smell of these tiny flowers which appear reliably in my flower bed every May.  Lily of the Valley plants can spread quite aggressively so I keep them segregated in their own flower bed on a shady side of the garage.   I was inspired to create this layout by the new Elizabeth Craft Designs 4 seasons words dies and a most beautiful lily of the valley cut file from Quietfire Design. I cut the lily of the valley embellishments out of CTMH cardstock with my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine.  The CTMH cardstock cuts beautifully, it is just the right weight. The page background is made by spritzing some Clearsnap Silver Foil Smooch Spritz over a Crafter’s Workshop template. The title is cut out with several Elizabeth Craft Designs…