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I adore this layout Kim Gowdy created of her family enjoying lobster at her cottage in Nova Scotia! I love this layout and I love this family!!!! SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, journal pages, chipboard and embellishments, May Arts Ribbon twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. All of Kim’s layout is stuck in place perfectly from the help of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! AND she is using our FAVOURITE twine from May Arts Ribbon – you need this!!!! Be sure to subscribe to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine – our Spring 2016 issue is full of layouts about eating out, eating in, eating and more eating! Its one of my favourite hobbies! CLICK HERE to subscribe today!

Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a layout I created for the Quietfire Design blog using one of their new Christmas stamps and a number of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. Elizabeth Craft Designs has a number of dies in their ‘Way with Words” collection that were designed by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.  They make the most beautiful scrapbook page titles and they cut cardstock like butter. I cut a number of branches with the berry branch die to tuck under the stamped quote and then I dressed up the ‘berries’ with White Opal Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  Such an easy way to add some dimension.  A dot here, a dot there.  And a huge selection of colours to choose from.   Supplies Used:  Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, Quietfire Design stamps, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink, Elizabeth Craft Designs flourish, berry branch and believe dies, Ranger Ink Liquid Pearls, Sizzix label dies…

Desiree Saskiw created this super fun layout for our blog today – totally gave us a Sunday morning smile!!!! This layout features products from Simple Stories, May Arts ribbon and Tombow. Supplies: Simple Stories patterned paper, May Arts ribbon and raffia, Faber-Castell Gelatoes, Tombow Aqua Mono liquid glue, Be Creative Sookwang double sided tape. Have a wonderful day everyone

Creating Watercolour Effects with Spectrum Aqua markers distributing by Canuck Crafts by Christy Riopel I love this quick layout that I put together. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers and Watercolour Cardstock, Clearsnap SurfaceZ Ink, Magenta stamps and Stencils. Using the Magenta stencil draw lines inside the openings of the stencil. Spray with water and lift off the stencil. This works so well because the Spectrum Aquas are a waterbased marker. I also used the markers on the edges of my photo matte I added these beautiful Magenta flower stamps using a permanent ink like Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink so that I can spray water over the top after I have coloured them in. It’s amazing how a little water can turn these markers into works of art. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share my layout based on the September Sketchy Challenge. Here is my sketch: I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft collection “Botanica.” Actually, these products were in my September kit from ScrapShotz. With this Kaisercraft stamp set and  “Avocado” ink, I added a subtle pattern of leaves to the solid green paper layers. When you stamp several times or ‘values’ without reloading with ink, you can create your own patterned paper (learned from the great ink queen herself, Cathie Allan!) The leaves are cut with my Brother ScanNCut machine After cutting them from mixed media paper, I watercoloured them with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I also used my Tombow pens for hand lettering  my title “Hello.” Here is a video on my YouTube channel that shows how I created the watercolour leaves. https://youtu.be/Yhj_8jnlzHM I would love to see what you create with my…

Today on our blog we welcome our guest Cari Locken, who is part of the Simple Stories Design Team! Hello to all you Canadian Scrapbooker fans!  I’m thrilled to be here on the CS blog today because it holds a special place in my heart.  I was a part of the original design team when the magazine first came out in the winter of 2005!!  I still remember Jackie emailing me and asking me if I would like to be a part of something very exciting!!   After many years of creating for the magazine (almost 10 years!!)  I decided it was time for me to leave last year as my life and job related activities were taking me in other directions, and my time was limited in terms of scrapbooking. I did, however, continue on with some amazing companies out there and one of them is Simple Stories.  I’m…

Hi all, I look at this picture and I see my daughter’s energy explode off the paper. I see fun. I see beauty. I see youth. Most certainly, I see happy. And that was the inspiration for my layout this month. I started out with a 12×12 sheet of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up! It has a glossy resist pattern that I thought could be fun. (Side note: This is one of the exclusive Sale-a-bration products that can be yours with a $60 order) In my typical lazy style, I decided to “see what happen” I squeezed some refill ink over the paper. Yes, it did go through the paper because I didn’t want to apply a layer of gesso over top of the glossy resist… it certainly wasn’t my smartest idea. After I realized that this wasn’t going to work without watercolour paper, I grabbed a…

Just a quick share for you today. I have been working with Sue’s February Sketchy Challenge and stayed fairly true to the design, but always try to add my own spin to them. The papers I used are from BoBunny’s “Souvenir Collection”, it has one sheet that is an entire alphabet; from that sheet I fussy cut the title “WINE”. I inked up a few stencils with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk inks and painted the Magenta Chipboard “gears” with Viva Décor Inka Gold paint. The uneven borders are hand drawn and Zentangled with a Sharpie marker. Be sure to share how you use the sketch in our gallery!

Today on our blog, we welcome Kerry Engel.  We love Kerry’s artistic style of scrapbooking! Hello everyone, my name is Kerry Engel.  I am a scrapbooker, amateur photographer, wanna be art journaler (it’s a word – I looked it up) and an on-line learning junkie.  I built my first scrapbook back in 1988 with photo corners, a black pen, a Hutchings and Patrick Scrapbook and probably rubber cement. I googled Hutchings and Patrick and they are now listed as vintage on Etsy.  Gotta say, that kind of hurts. I also need to confess that I was editor of my high school year book, so I’ve been addicted to memory keeping for a very long time. I first heard about ‘modern’ scrapbooking back in 1993 as we drove through Utah. I remember getting all excited listening to the lady on the radio talk about acid free papers and books. It wasn’t until…

Hello all!  It’s the start of another month and the countdown is on to the holidays! Today, I’m sharing the December sketch for our Sketchy Challenge!  Have you checked out our gallery yet?  Lots of inspiration to be found, both in sketches AND our readers’ designs!  You can view it HERE without signing up, but to upload your designs and to comment, you will need to register and log in.  It’s easy – most of the information can be found in our Before You Begin and FAQs links on the left side of the page. Here’s the December sketch: So,… (*looks around, furtively*)… do you want to know a little secret?? 🙂  Usually, the monthly sketch comes from a sketchbook of ideas that I’ve created at random, but sometimes, just sometimes, the sketch is inspired by a layout that I’ve created on a whim! That was the case in this month’s…