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Have you visited Christy’s Society6 web page yet?  Here you can see a wide variety of Christy’s art including this gorgeous panda bear canvas. (just one little example of what you will find there) GUESS WHAT? You can purchase all kinds of things on this site with Christy’s art on it! – CLICK HERE You can buy – art prints, framed art prints, ipad cases, iphone cases, tank tops, pillows, stationery cards…..the list goes on and on!!!!! Christy’s husband Mike Riopel – will be donating ALL the profits to THE CHRISTY RIOPEL ART SCHOLARSHIP!  Thank you so much Mike! Buy an item or make a donation – all that you give will help share Christy’s love of art with children who need it the most.  Thank you all so very very much for your generosity. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART…

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine ran a feature article a few years ago inspired by the famous Canadian author Robert Munsch. Our readers and design team were asked to create a layout inspired by one of his books. Here is Christy’s contribution to the article. This layout features her daughter Ashley. SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, corrugated paper and stickers, Clearsnap ink, Liquitex gesso, Spellbinders die, Beacon Adhesives, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 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.

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an 8 1/2 x 11 layout that I created when I was looking through older pictures and remembering Christy Riopel.   I just love this stamped quote from Quietfire Design.  It is so true and it made me smile and weep at the same time.  Some people that come into your lives make such an impression that you are grateful that you have known them. The Remember word die and the stitched oval dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs, while the papers and stickers are from American Crafts.  I liked the brightness and the happiness of the patterns and the colours from this Rise and Shine paper line – perfect for creating a scrapbook layout about happy memories.  Remember to always cherish your friends and family and hold them close because they might not always be there.     Supplies Used:  American Crafts patterned paper…

Here is a layout I found in the CSM archives Christy created years ago. Christy  created this layout for a feature we were going to run many years ago about our CS Team’s individual scrapbooking spaces.  It was one of those features that didn’t fly.  The layouts were archived for a rainy day.  We never wrote down the supplies that Christy used to create this layout. One thing is for certain – Christy loved her art studio.  So did we! 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.…

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…

Remember this front cover? Way back to Fall 2010. Christy created the front cover layout. Thank you to Heidi Brand for the gorgeous photo and to Christy for the fun design.  Christy used a pile of Harmonie tiles to create the tree on this layout – WE LOVED it then and WE LOVE IT NOW!!!! This was the first front cover layout Christy designed for us…she went on to design 5 more front cover projects for us over the next 6 years. Christy is the only artist in the history of our magazine to have appeared this many times on our front cover. 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…

Here is a blog post from 2010 Christy shared with us….. I love Core’dinations ColorCore pre-embossed cardstock. It makes a great base for a mixed media technique page. I started by dry brushing gesso over the entire surface of the teal paper. Don’t add water as that may lessen the embossing a bit. I then added Clearsnap ColorBox dye ink to the raised surfaces by directly rubbing the ink pad on them. I love the how antique the finished look is. I used Core’dinations ColorCore die cuts on the page as some of the many layers I have under my photo. Supply list: Core’dinations ColorCore paper and die cuts, May Arts Ribbon, paper doily, gesso, Clearsnap ColorBox dye ink, Marvy pen, Beacon Adhesive, Photo by Allison Orthner. To celebrate Christy’s love of the arts we have set up a Scholarship for the Arts in Christy’s name. The Boys & Girls Club…