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Hi everyone and welcome to September! You might be a little confused because of the Santas in the pictures above. But it’s definitely September and not December. September 1st was the kick off for the latest Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and I couldn’t wait to show you some products from the book. These cards stay true to my lean and clean style. The vintage style stamps are incredibly gorgeous. This one, called Father Christmas, is stunning and a must have item. As far as I am concerned, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season. This month I made a quick video to show you how to watercolour easily with the Stampin’ Write markers and an aquapainters. Click on the link below to watch the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g2aWqHl-sg Enjoy the video, which includes some of my process while creating a card. Until next month creative friends!…

Happy Monday my friends! These cuties.. right? The minute I saw this little fox, I had to have the Foxy Friends stamp set and matching fox builder punch.  Little did I know at the time that this bundle could create more than just a fox! The critters created in these two cards were made from this punch.  And believe me, there’s many other cuties you can make. Both of these cards were created with babies in mind.  It must be the cuteness factor.  Often when I have a shower or there’s a new baby arriving, I am scrambling to make a card. Not now. Not today. I started out by checking out the Stampin’ Up! website to see how the fox was supposed to be built. I stamped and punched in different colours until I was happy with my fox.  This is kind of my process for any builder style…

WINNER – Congratulations to Deb Wickware – this weeks lucky winner! YAHOOOOO its Why not win Wednesday with Kraftin Kimmie! These awesome stamps could be yours! There are three sets in the prize…..Fairy Loved, Mermaid Friends and You’re Sun-sational!  If you haven’t visited the Kraftin’ Kimmie website – you need to!  They just launched a BRAND NEW site!  Congrats! CLICK HERE Do 2 things to win 1. Leave a comment right here 2. Visit Kraftin Kimmie on facebook – Ask to join their facebook group! You have until Friday June 24th  to enter! Good Luck everyone! Subscribe to our quarterly publication! Don’t miss a single copy!

  You’re amazing. And do you know why? Because you made 20 cards in one night. Not only that – they are stunning.  You just earned yourself a gold star. All you have to do, is get your hands on the Watercolour Wishes card kit from Stampin’ Up!  #watercolourwishesforthewin This kit comes with everything you need – the stamps, the ink, the washi, sequins, wood veneers – even the adhesive and envelopes are included in this swell looking kraft coloured box. The instructions are included in the box as well. Of course, I didn’t do exactly as the instructions noted – I changed the sentiment and added a sequin or two.  I made some slight variations but I certainly didn’t sway from the delightful style. Five cards. I swooned over each one after I made them. Another five cards. The skinny navy and white striped washi.  I couldn’t get enough.…

SUCH A HANDSOME “DEXTER” PUPPY! By Cathie Allan Here is a quick and fun layout using some “timeless stamping tools”.  I kept the steps for this “altered scrapbook layout” simple and fast. After stamping the “Line Background” stamp from Frog’s Whiskers Ink several times on our Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock (my favorite cardstock for my projects) in Clearsnap ColorBox Blackbird, Fluid Chalk ink I added super quick coloring with my Tombow pens. Quess what? I have been stamping a long, long time and my Tombow pens are years old and still are full of ink and ready to go. The capping system is so good on these particular pens that you will get every bit of ink out of them so long as you put the caps back on. I love this! I did not do any “fancy coloring” I just added color. After that I used my Clearsnap ColorBox…

Hello Everyone!  I have been having a lot of fun lately with the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons from Ranger. You might know that I’ve been slightly obsessed with watercolour and creating watercolour effects with different products.  So I used the Distress Crayons to design this Mother’s Day card. Here are the Tim Holtz (Ranger) supplies I started with to create the stamped flowers: Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Waterbrush, Collage Brush, Distress Collage Medium, the Distress Crayon (Seedless Preserves). I brushed the Distress Collage Medium on the Distress Watercolor paper using the Collage Brush.  Just remember to clean your brush well right after and don’t let the medium dry on it. Let the medium on the paper dry completely and then scribble some distress crayon colour onto it. Why did I add the medium first? I find the Distress Crayons move better and dissolve into a watercolour more easily, but…

“What a beautiful blessing you are to me.” It was perfect.  This saying says it all.  In eight simple words. I am blessed to have two beautiful women in my life that I can call my mother. My mom and my mother-in-law are beautiful humans that consistently look to the positive.  They are rocks under pressure. No matter what problem I bring to them, they make life seem like lollipops and rainbows. They find the answer.  They know how to make that pit in your tummy float away. Somehow these two ladies were raised to put one foot in front of the other and survive by looking at their glass half full. I wanted to make them a card that was as beautiful as they are. But I had limited supplies and I had limited creativity. When I have a creativity block, I find it easiest to play…

Kelly Klapstein was on our Technique Tasters – Web Show #88 – teaching how to create these beautiful watercolour cards! SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, ART-C Groove Tool, Momenta patterned paper and stickers, Heartfelt Creations stamps, Tombow Dual Brush pens, Fudenosuke pen, Xtreme adhesive and foam tape, Clearsnap Smooch ink and ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, May Arts twine, unknown watercolour paper, Westcott scissors and trimmer. Featuring products by:   To see how Kelly created these cards WATCH Web Show #88: Scrapbooking with Watercolours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NUcQo9Hkwk Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine design team has teamed up with our friends over at Clearsnap to provide you with TWO weeks of INKY-TASTIC inspiration!!!!!!!!! This is the PRE-PARTY for National Scrapbooking Day on May 7th!  I love PRE – PARTYING! You need to visit the blog EVERY DAY for the next two weeks!!!!!!!!  Seriously!!!!! – CLICK HERE Here is just a little taste of what has been posted so far! Jump on over to the Clearsnap blog – CLICK HERE  for daily inspiration AND TO ENTER TO WIN an inky MUST HAVE prize package! Happy Scrapbooking everyone! GUESS WHAT – you can now purchase Creative Scrapbooker Magzine at Barnes & Noble! Get your Spring copy today! We are just about SOLD OUT!

Christy Riopel was on our Technique Tasters – Web Show #87 – teaching how to create these STUNNING tissue paper butterflies on this layout! SUPPLIES:  Stampin’ Up! paper, ink, dies, stamps and adhesives, unknown tissue paper and gel medium. Photo by Allen Kucey. There is so much LOVE from Stampin’ Up! on this layout!!!!!! To see how Christy created this layout WATCH Web Show #87: Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Die Cuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is8B7-uRknQ Happy Scrapbooking everyone!