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Today we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine where Christy Riopel featured the brayer in her regular Tool Junkie column. Using the brayer as her base tool,  she created three very different projects including this gorgeous, yet extremely simple layout of her daughter Brittany.  Christy created the soft ombre effect you can see on the stamped image aswell as on the photo mat behind the gorgeous photo of Brittany using a brayer, Ranger distress inks and a custom blend distress ink pad. The Project The Supplies Stampin’ Up! cardstock and glossy cardstock, Ranger distress ink and custom blend distress ink pad, Impression Obsession stamp, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sakura Pigma Micron pen. The Step By Steps – In Christy’s Words I used a blank Custom Blend Distress ink pad as my base. Choose three or so colours of Ranger Distress Ink re-inkers. It works…

Christy Riopel was problably most famous for her incredibly stunning art journals. Her ability to take a few white pieces of paper and turn them into a stunning work of art was truly a gift that amazed me. Journal Jump Offs A few years back Christy started a regular feature in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine called Journal Jump Off’s. In every other issue Christy taught an art journaling technique and then applied that technique to a scrapbook page or a card. Here is an example from the Spring 2016 issue of Creative ScrapbookerMagazine. In this issue Christy taught us the basic techniques for using stencils and Magenta Nuance powders while art journaling. The results are stunning. Christy always said her art journals were a place to play, to experiment with products and techniques and then apply what she discovered on your scrapbook layouts or cards. Even though Christy hated making cards…

 Each and every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a number of special features. They can range from being inspired by a famous painter or writer to simple every day things. Crockpots In the Fall 2015 issue we ran a feature on Crockpots. LOL! Yep we did. We asked our readers to send us pictures, projects, cards – whatever – as long as it was inspired by their crockpots. We received a ton of projects and in the end ran out of room in the space we had set aside. Here is Christy Riopel’s take on “Crockpots” for this feature. Unfortunately, it was one of the layouts that did not make it into the Fall 2015 issue. You are seeing it here for the first time. SUPPLIES: Close To My Heart patterned paper, stamps and ink, StazOn ink, Ranger gel pen, Faber-Castell Gelatos and gesso, Beacon 3-In-1 glue. Have a…

The Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine featured Christy Riopel’s Tool Junkie Column. In this issue Christy played with the Momenta Art-C Groove Tool.  Christy showed us a number of different ways to use the Groove tool including this cool technique. Grab your Spring 2016 copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine along with your Art-C Groove Tool and start creating. You can still get a copy of the Spring issue if you do not already have it – CLICK HERE. Visit Society 6 Did you know you can still purchase Christy Riopel’s work?   You sure can. This is a screen shot from their home page – THERE IS WAY MORE TO SEE! – CLICK HERE Mike Riopel, Christy’s husband, donates all the proceeds back into the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship fund. How wonderful is that. You get a little piece of fun loving art while the proceeds go to…

I will never forget how excited Christy Riopel was for her very first Art Show. For weeks she created canvases filled with her fun loving mixed media style. So many of the techniques she practiced and taught in her art journals showed up on her one of kind canvases. I smile when I think of her creating in her studio. My daughter and I drove all the way to Calgary (a five hour drive) to attend. I am so grateful that I did. She didn’t know I was coming – the look on her face was PRICELESS when she saw me walk in.  From elephants to pandas to ballet slippers her booth was filled with her beautiful creations.  I had a very hard time deciding what to purchase. After a few cups of coffee I decided on a HUGE mixed media canvas of an elephant. This beautiful piece will forever…

Over the years we have shared so many wonderful memories with Christy Riopel whether it be scrapbooking, touring a city, giggling over a tasty meal or simply enjoying the love we all share of ART.  Of all these memories I am most grateful for our TV Show – Technique Tasters that we filmed together in Calgary. After a few years of doing the show we finally convinced Christy to join us and share her creative soul with our online community. I am so glad she said YES! In a very short time we filmed SIX shows – and had soooo many more planned for the future. We have – forever – in our memory boxes these videos of her laughing, creating and teaching us. Technique Tasters – Web Show #85 – Layering with Die Cuts This was one of our very first shows filmed together.  Christy was a natural. I…

Today we turn the pages of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Summer 2013 issue. Here we found a layout designed by Christy Riopel celebrating her love of being Canadian. It made us smile!SUPPLIES : Bazzill Basic Paper cardstock, Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers, Marvy Gel pen, Scrapbook Adhesvies by 3L.  Happy Birthday CANADA! I hope you all find some time this year to enjoy our beautiful national parks!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

A look back to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Spring 2015. Christy Riopel designed this layout – Friendships are Stitched – featuring Graphic 45 patterned paper. I absolutely love how she created the title, stitching the letters and then highlighting them with a charcoal pencil. Gorgeous. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.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 the Fall 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Christy Riopel’s Tool Junkie Article featuring Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. In this article Christy took their 3D Foam products and used them in all different kinds of ways. Here is a little glimpse of the article as seen in the fall issue. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.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 past week was a hard one. It was Christy Riopel’s birthday. So hard for family and friends to not celebrate with her. We miss you so much Christy. Here is a beautiful layout Christy designed for her Tool Junkie article in the Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, stamps and dies, Inkadinkado stamp gear, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Viva Pearl pen, Marvy gel pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Photo by Allison Orthner. Happy Happy Birthday Christy – we hope you are enjoying some cake in heaven.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…