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A super fun layout designed by Christy Riopel as seen in the Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Inkadinkado stamp, Unity Stamp Co. stamp, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Glitz Design tiny alphabet, My Little Shoebox mini alphabet, American Crafts Thickers, Stampin’ Up! buttons, Marvy gel pen, unknown white craft paint, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. In this Tool Junkie column Christy taught everyone how to use the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear to create that circle of stars on her layout.  Fun stuff! 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…

Creativity – The More You Use, The more You Have – Maya Angelou. Hello! It’s Susan from Susan K. Weckesser Inc. on the blog today and all ready to get creative with you. We finally finished moving into Cochrane, Alberta and my new studio is kinda set up. It really is beautiful and I love seeing the Rocky Mountains out my studio windows. Today I am creating a Mother’s Day card using one of my designed co-branded Unity Stamp Co. kits. I had so much fun with this card. Have you ever looked at some of your themed stamps and wished that you could use them all year round? Well, take a look at how I created this fun card using one of my favourite Christmas stamp kits that I designed. SUPPLIES An (Artful) Ornament Stamp Kit: Susan K. WeckeserInc/Unity Stamp Co. ColorPOPMini Inks:Susan K. Weckesser Inc/Clearsnap ColorBox in snow,…

Check out Kim Gowdy’s super fun party SPA invitations! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Art Impressions stamps, Ranger distress crayons, Dylusions paint pen and  ink, Fancy Pants Designs stickers, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Tombow Mono Multi adhesive, unknown ribbon. TOTALLY love Art Impressions stamps – they are true SMILE MAKERS! Kim coloured her stamped images with Ranger distress crayons and Dylusions paint pen Finally she stuck everything together with Tombow Mono Multi adhesive Kim I hope you send me one of these invitations! Happy Sunday everyone! To see more of Kim’s work – visit her blog – It’s a Beautiful Day! For more spring and Easter inspiration, be sure to get a current copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine; it’s full of ideas!

Hello everyone – Cathy Caines here  I think by playing with ice cream and popsicle stamps, I can convince myself that it’s Summer outside my froze bitten window. Oh yes, the calendar tells me it’s Spring and that silly Shuebenacadie Sam groundhog supposedly saw his shadow but it couldn’t be farther from the truth on the East Coast of Canada.  Perhaps it’s time for that guy to get some glasses. I spent a great deal of time stamping different colour combinations and putting together a number of die cuts using the Cool Treats stamp and die cuts.  It’s the way I roll. It wasn’t until I truly thought about my favourite ice cream that I found the perfect fit. Mint Chocolate Chip! The delicate white doilies are a perfect way to accent the card as it looks like the little wrappers that sometimes comes on the ice cream cones. While,…

YES …. my Cathie Allan Position-it has had an upgrade.  I have loved my Position-it for many years. Loved that it was two tools in one. It was a tool that worked as a positioner, allowing you to place images “exactly” where you wanted them on your project AND allowed you to stamp an image, over and over and over again in exactly the same place thus opening up endless possibilities with my favourite art tools, my rubber stamps. Loved that it works on ALL sizes of paper. Loved that it worked with wood mounted rubber stamps, cling rubber stamps AND clear rubber stamps. Sounds amazing right … YES it was and YES …. it still IS but now …. it allows me to do even more.  In essence … it simply makes stamping easier and even more “funner” (yes, I know that is not a word (yet) I like…

It’s a 3-in-1 challenge! by Kerry Engel Many of you have been using Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s sketchy challenge as your inspiration-spring-board, creating some beautiful layouts and cards but did you know that you could use a sketch to inspire you in your art journal too? I’m still relatively new to the art journal game. To be honest sometimes I look at all my yummy layers and colorful pages and while I love the techniques and I realize that it’s about ‘playing’ and exploring, at the end I wish that they made more sense.  Visual sense. Visual sense for me starts at the beginning; when I think about the direction or movement that I want in my page. That’s where having a sketch as a launching point helps. I loosely used this months sketch to contain my techniques and create movement down the middle. I really liked how it turned out…

Hi, Tracy here! Today I wanted to share a quick and easy card idea using Stampin’ Up! Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink, Chameleon Pens and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Project Recipe: Stampin’ Up! – Falling Flowers Stamp Set-  Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set (Sentiment) – Cardstock- white and black Ranger- Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink- Soot Black – Stickles- Yellow Chameleon Pens – YO3, YG3, RD4, BG4, PR4 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- EZ Runner Grand, Black 3D Foam Squares I started with a piece of white cardstock that was 3.75×5. Using my Ranger Archival ink I stamped the Stampin’ Up! flowers and leaves along the top and bottom of the cardstock. This stamp set is perfect for trying Chameleon markers for the first time. The lines of the images are a little thicker, providing a little more forgiveness when colouring. Once my images were coloured I added my sentiment. I picked nice…

Okay – SERIOUSLY – this is one technique you just gotta try! Cathie Allan designed this card using a marbling technique for the background that is absolutely fool proof! This card was created using Clearsnap ColorBox ink Art Impressions stamps and dies Tombow Dual Brush pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Watch it all come together – you are gonna love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNKc3jW7_Tg Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful stamp that cried out to be used on a project or “6” J.  This “beautiful stamp” came from Impression Obsession and was one of their new releases at “CREATIVATION” which was held in Phoenix in January. This stamp, part of a “geranium series” from Impression Obsession decided to go home with Cathie and she set to work creating “something”. Not really knowing what the project would become, Cathie set about simply altering a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock with her new, stamp and the Poinsettia pigment petal point from Clearsnap. Even though the name of this particular stamp pad “screamed Christmas”, Cathie looked past it and simply saw it also was a great combination of colors for a geranium image. She partnered her stamp with her “Cathie Allan Position-it2”, which is 3 tools in one. This tool can be used with…

  Lately I have been feeling un-inspired. I want to be in my craft room but it seems like everything I make, I can’t get quite right. While playing around with the Lift Me Up bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog, I was stamping in black and gold and red… pretty much every colour of the rainbow. And then I finally used silver embossing powder. BAM. That’s all I needed to get the wheels turning.  I stamped in silver and then I did some die cuts in silver foil.  I was really impressed how the silver foil Up and Away Thinlet die ran through the Big Shot with ease.  This particular card has a lightly water coloured background using the tempting turquoise Stampin’ Up! refill ink. This gave it a look as if it was a sky. Many of you know that I die cut and stamp…