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The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship

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Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. It has been exactly two years this week since Christy passed away. Feels like yesterday. I still miss her dearly. I saw this poem on facebook the other day and thought I would share it here with all of you.  So many of you have continued to celebrate Christy with me each and every week. I am so grateful for all the comments and messages and memories that you share with us – THANK YOU! The Day God Took You Home A million times I’ve needed you A Million times I’ve cried, If love alone Could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I…

Christy Riopel instantly fell in love with Izinks from Clearsnap. I remember they day Clearsnap sent them to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team to play with – a few of us were like “What the heck do you do with these?” I for one am a die hard collector of all things scrapbooking pretty so I instantly knew where they were going to be displayed in my craft room but had no idea how to use them. Giggle Giggle. Not Christy. The first few projects she created with the Izinks were gorgeous, after that the projects were beyond beautiful. What are Izinks? First off, they are stored in the cutest little bottles! Izinks are acrylic based pigment ink. The ink is opaque and will not produce a patine effect. They are acid free and are mostly used for srapbooking and hobby crafts. Of course they come in a wide…

Christy Riopel designed the following layout featuring FabScraps for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog approximately 4 years ago. The line of patterned paper and chipboard from FabScraps no longer exists however the beauty of the design is timeless. The Blog Post The copy for the blog post that Christy wrote was very short and to the point….exactly like Christy. There was nothing complicated about her teachings and her designs. Here is the post …. as written in her words…. “I wanted my layout to hint towards the military nature of the Museum so I cut pennant flags from FabScraps patterned paper and arranged them like a soldiers medals. I curled the paper with my fingers to add dimension to the page. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares to attach the flags so they would stand up from the page.” Christy Riopel Giggle Giggle – like I said…

Technique Tasters Web Show #96 – Distress Crayons Stencilling Technique  – is probably one of my favourite videos we videoed with Christy Riopel. Ranger Distress Crayons had just entered the scrapbooking scene at the time and although I had purchased all that were available, I really had no idea how to use them. This short little video opened up a whole world of possibilities and in true Christy style – she made the technique look so very simple that even I can’t seem to screw it up! The Project The Supplies Ranger Distress Crayons. You can purchase these crayons individually or in sets of 6. Today there is a total of 10 sets of 6 colours. YUMMY! Art-C self adhesive stencils come in a large variety of sizes and shapes and sentiments. They are truly easy to use and THEY STICK! I love that – no worrying about your medium…

A look back to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Summer 2014. Christy Riopel ‘s Tool Junkie article featuring the Brother ScanNCut.  Here is a one of the THREE projects stepped out  from her article as seen the Summer 2014 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.

Christy Riopel was a regular guest on our biweekly SHAW TV series that we also turned into web shows for our YouTube channel. In this show Christy demonstrates all different kinds of ways to use stencils on your layouts as well as creating your very own custom spray. SUPPLIES:  FabScraps patterned paper, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, ink and adhesives, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive. Photo by Rose Koziel. Grab a coffee, if you are like me –  a kleenex and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bre8y0asnwQ&t=22s 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…

This week we are looking WAY back to the Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Christy Riopel spent a number of years on the Magenta design team. We loved her creations using their products and often featured them in our Whats Cool in Canada section – now known as our MUST LIST.  Here is one fun example. 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.

Christy Riopel joined forces with Allison Orthner for a special featured call Bible Art Journaling which eventually turned into a regular column in each and every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – still going strong today. Here is a look back to the Spring 2016 issue – a project designed by Christy featuring Tombow Dual Brush pens.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.

Today we are looking back to our Spring 2015 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine –  Christy Riopel’s regular column – The Tool Junkie. In this issue Christy showed us how to play with Plaid Mod Melts and Mod Molds. Here is one of her creations from this article featuring her husband – Mike RiopelSUPPLIES: Stampin’ Up! patterned paper and stamps, Clearsnap inks, Plaid Mod Melt Molds and glitter resin stick, Ranger pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Beacon 3-In-1 Adhesive.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…