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Hi everyone, Kim here today. I just finished working on a layout using October 2016, sketchy challenge. If my memory is good…that means I have used every sketch from 2016! Bring on 12 more for 2017! I LOVE them. Here is October’s sketch; my starting point. My completed layout below makes me smile, I love the Simple Stories product I used…It’s whimsical and sweet. My layout started like many of mine do, on a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Superstock. I love to build up from the basics and seem to be drawn to the contrast the white gives me when playing with other products! My first layer was created using a TCW stencil and Clearsnap’s Colorbox chalk inks. From there, I positioned my picture. I will usually just add adhesive to the center back of my photo leaving the edges free to slip embellishments under. I added several little…

Hi everyone,Kim here ? Thanks for checking into the CSM blog today. I just wanted to share this month’s sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein. This month’s sketch was designed with card making in mind, ‘tis the season of making, giving and receiving cards! It’s a great sketch! I however used it as a starting point for a layout. That’s is the cool thing about sketches…they are simply a starting point for creativity. I used Close to My Heart’s “City Sidewalk” collection. I ADORE everything about this collection, it’s full of fun, whimsical papers, die cuts and glittery accents and also has a corresponding Cricut cartridge to keep the fun going strong! I decided to make a gift card holder while I had all this fun product out, I’ll need a few more before December 25th! As you can see, I did not follow the sketch for the card…but plan to…

Hello! Kim here! Just a quick share of my layout inspired by the November Sketchy Challenge! When I first saw the sketch designed by Kelly Klapstein, I instinctively thought of columns of journaling! It’s very simple, but I LOVE how it turned out! I designed the text columns in Photoshop Elements 14, printed on a piece of 12×12 cardstock and then added my pictures, paper and embellishments! Supplies used: Stampin’ Up cardstock, Day to Day stamps, ink & marker  /  Graphic 45 patterned paper from Enchanted Forest collection  /  Simple Stories Life in Color wooden veneers  /  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  /  American Crafts Thickers When was the last time you used our Sketchy Challenge? It’s such a great place to start the creative process. Of course we’d LOVE for you to also share to our Sketchy Gallery, to inspire others! Be sure to get your copy of the Fall…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim here today; with a layout created with all thing Close To My Heart! I used our September Sketchy Challenge as a starting point for my layout, Kelly continues to come up with brilliant designs for our monthly challenge. I used the cardstock from the CTMH Adventure Combo Pack, patterned paper from the CTMH Adventure Fundamentals as well stickers, stamps, ink and the newest CTMH Cricut cartridge ‘Flower Market’. These flower embellishments were cut and layered using a design from CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge. There are so many fun images on this cartridge, I know it will become a well-loved addition to my stash. If you didn’t already know, Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is hosting a give-away for anyone posting a layout, inspired by one of our sketches, to the NEW Sketchy Gallery. Upload your layout before midnight on November 31, 2016 for your chance to win.…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a fall layout featuring some gorgeous Momenta textured cardstock that has a dreamy water colour look. The cardstock comes in an 8×8 paper pad with three sheets of each design.  The colours will go with almost everything. I put two of the 8×8 cardstock sheets in opposite corners on a sheet of 12×12 cardstock and then filled in the corners with some shimmery Art-C paint and a self adhesive stencil.  Because hey, who doesn’t like to play with shimmery paint?  This stuff is gorgeous.  And the colour stops my heart. I filled in what was left of the gap between the stenciled paint and the cardstock with a piece of May Arts gingham ribbon, and then mounted my photograph.  (P.S. By the way, especially for Canadians, I had this 8×8 photo enlargement printed at www.blacks.ca for 99 cents on a sale last month.  I am super…

Hello everyone – Jayme Loge here with Tuesday with the Team! My kid is a bookworm, and when I saw Bo Bunny’s Beautiful Dreamer paper line, I knew it was meant just for her! Not only do I love the colour scheme, the book and imaginative images are wonderful. I paired the paper with Creative Scrapbooker’s October 2016 sketch: I am currently having a very serious love affair with the Ranger Dylusions paints and so decided to use them to create the background shapes on my layout. I laid down my stencil and applied the paint with a paper towel, ‘ishing’ the circle shape. I used three colors that coordinated with the paper. I added a little of the green around the edges of the paper and lightly smooshed throughout the background for just a bit more texture. Once the paint was dry, I built my layout on top. One…

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!

Hi! Kim here with another Sketchy Challenge completed! I am all caught up and ready for the August reveal! Here is the July Sketchy Challenge that inspired my layout! I chose to rotate it and work vertical! All patterned papers are from Close To My Heart’s [CTMH] Georgie Workshop to go. I have also used cardstock and ink from CTMH’s product line, everything plays so nice together when it comes from the same company! Several adhesives from Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L keeps everything together. The following pictures are some close ups of some of the embellishments I cut using CTMH’s Artistry Cricut Cartridge. This is such an amazing cartridge of images, there is something for every possible occasion or event. It is one of my most used cartridges, followed closely by all of CTMH’s cartridges. For more inspiration, be sure to find yourself a CTMH consultant, their newest catalogue will…

Hey everyone, hope your summer has been great to date. I have a quick share today, a card I made, inspired by the June Sketchy Challenge. As I often do, I rotated the sketch. Just by rotating or mirroring a sketch, you can have so many different layouts from the same starting point…give it a go! My desk was too messy to take on a full page layout, yet somehow this card took as much time to figure out! I used cardstock, stamps, ink, markers and dies from Stampin’ Up. If you weren’t aware, their quality dies are made by Sizzix, so they can be used for years and years to come! Everything is held together by various types of Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L products. I used their tape runner, foam squares, photo corners and Dual Tip Glue Pen. Thanks for joining me on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today.…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim gowdy here today! Just a quick blog post sharing my take on the May Sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein. I used the awesome Coffee Talk collection from Heartfelt Creations to pull my layout together. I loved this collection form the first time I saw it, especially the stamps and dies! As always, I LOVE playing with these sketches…especially when I am in a creative funk! Other products used to complete my page: twine from May Arts Ribbon, India Ink from Clearsnap, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, older Stampin’ Up felt flowers & brads and unknown vellum. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Be sure to find your way to our Sketchy Gallery to see lots more inspiration from this month’s sketch and all previous months. Happy Scrapbooking SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!