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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

In our Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine we did a feature inspired by Forrest Gump.  Here was Christy’s contribution to the feature as seen on page 58. 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

This week we will be featuring a blog post Christy created for us 3 years ago. When to stop and when not to? by Christy Riopel January always makes me a little introspective and I tend to scrapbook more interpersonal stuff this time of year. I created this layout about dealing with the old(er) girl in the mirror these days. SUPPLIES: FabScraps pattened paper and chipboard, Aladine Izink inks distributed by Clearsnap, May Arts ribbon, Impression Obsession stamps, ColorBox Surfacez ink by Clearsnap, Spellbinders dies and Grand Calibur die cutting machine, Dymo Label Maker, Ranger Industries gel pen, Beacon Adhesives. It ended up being an exploration in not just one hard question ( when did I get this old?) but in another unrelated question I often face….. When do I stop? When is enough on a layout? Here is a picture of what It looked like when I first thought it was…

Here is the last web show we filmed with Christy Riopel. SUPPLIES: Momenta cardstock patterned paper and stencils, Art-C ephemera pack, Ranger Distress crayons, Sakura Pigma pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Westcott scissors. Christy taught us a fabulous technique using Ranger Distress Crayons Art-C Ephemera Momenta stencils Sakura pigma pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Grand Watch and enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHyhVjC3QjM Thinking of you everyday Christy All my love 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.

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…

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – here is a page from our Winter 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Christy loved her furry friend Spike – she created many layouts over the years featuring this cute little dude!  SUPPLIES: BasicGrey patterned paper, tags and alphabet, Marvy gel pen, May Arts Ribbon twine and string, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft gluel, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. This layout makes me smile! 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

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – here is a page from our Fall 2012 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Christy was our regular Tool Junkie columnist. Each and every issue she showed our readers how to use a variety of different paper crafty tools.  In this issue she worked with the Simply Scored scoring tool from Stampin’ Up!  SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, stickers and rub-ons, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Marvy Gel pen, Quick Quotes ribbon, Clearsnap ink, Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored tool, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I love this layout and remember Christy creating it at a retreat we attended in Pigeon Lake, Alberta. I was so happy she included it in her Tool Junkie article. Thinking of you everyday Christy! 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…

On Sunday August 21 our beloved colleague, Christy Riopel, passed away.  Christy was a contributing editor, designer and writer for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for the past 6 years. Beyond the magazine, Christy was a close friend who will be deeply missed. In loving memory of Christy – each and every Saturday,  we will be celebrating her art in a regular blog feature called #RememberingChristy Here we will share one or two of Christy’s projects to inspire, to teach and to remember this amazing artist. This Saturday we thought it perfect to re-post this project Christy created of herself and her wonderful husband Mike. Family was everything to Christy and her love for her husband shines through in this gorgeous project. Enjoy. 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…