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WOWZERS! We simply love all the amazing things you can do with the Cricut Design Space. Check out this stunning layout we found over at Close to My Heart. All the journaling on this layout was created with the Cricut Design Space by Close To My Heart.  You need to CLICK HERE to jump over to their blog for the complete step by step on how this layout was created! You will LOVE IT! We are super duper happy to announce that Close To My Heart is one of our fabulous sponsors for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this fall. WRITE DOWN THESE CARNIVAL DATES in your calendars Edmonton Sept 7-8 Calgary Sept 21-22 Registration, locations, classes, and MORE information can be found on our website – CLICK HERE! Thank you once again to Close To My Heart for being a Carnival sponsor – we truly appreciate it! We can’t…

There really is nothing CUTER than the Diggity Dog Stamp set and coordinating dies from Pink & Main. We found this video on their YouTube channel and just had to share it with you. Sit back and relax as you watch this gorgeous little card come to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkeYRsOC7oE We are super duper happy to announce that Pink & Main is one of our fabulous sponsors for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this fall. WRITE DOWN THESE CARNIVAL DATES in your calendars Edmonton Sept 7-8 Calgary Sept 21-22 Registration, locations, classes, and MORE information can be found on our website – CLICK HERE! Thank you once again to Pink & Main for being a Carnival sponsor – we truly appreciate it! We can’t wait to see you all! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

Cruising the web,  looking for scrapbooking inspiration is probably one of my MOST favourite hobbies! I pin, I save, I share tons of cardmaking, scrapbooking, paper crafting ideas and store them for a later date. One of the places I visit OFTEN is the Avery Elle blog! Their design team is AWESOME and their stamps and dies are even AWESOME-ER! LOL – I think that is my new word! Here are a few things you are going to see when you pop over to the Avery Elle blog.  CLICK HERE! We are super duper happy to announce that Avery Elle is one of our fabulous sponsors for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this fall. Registration is getting super close – MARK DOWN THESE registrations DATES August 1st – 9 AM MST for the Edmonton Carnival August 2nd – 9 AM MST for the Calgary Carnival Dates for the carnival, locations,…

Get ready! Get set! Mark your calendars and have a babysitter ready! The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival is right around the corner! EDMONTON:   September 7th & 8th CALGARY:        September 21st& 22nd Be sure to visit our website often or sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss the updates! We are blessed with some amazing sponsors for our carnival! They are trend setters in the industry and we want to start sending out some BIG SHOUT OUTS and THANK YOUS, so you know who has partnered with us for your ultimate enjoyment! Today’s Thank You goes out to ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS! In honour of their continued support, I have made a super fun card using the Cacti stamps and dies, along with the Sliders and Spinners die set. We just love the sentiment, and it pretty much sums up this fabulous company! We look forward to seeing you…

Hello everyone, Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Are you a fan of Travelers Notebooks, Bullet Journals, or other types of interactive journals? Then Creative Memories’ new Happy Album might be just right for you! It’s the perfect way to share your happy with a fun new size, super Fast2Fab pre-designed pages and lots of cute papers & embellishments! The Happy Album is a new size and format for Creative Memories and is great for people who might want a smaller, portable scrapbook they can take with them. Besides being portable, it doesn’t take up a lot of storage space and all the supplies can be kept right in the zippered case! It’s also perfect for people who are new to scrapbooking, as all the necessary supplies come in the starter bundle, and ideas and inspiration for pages can be found right on the CM website.…

Hello everyone, Tracy McLennon on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today sharing with you a card I created using a variety of different products from the wonderful company Art-C.The card base is cream cardstock and cut to a 4.25×5.5 card front. Cut the 2 shades of kraft cardstock to 4.5.25 and 3.75×5, both of these were found in the Collage Kit. Using the honeycomb cling stamps from the Stamp and Adhesive Stencils and using brown ink, add some stamped detail to the darker kraft cardstock layer. Adhere these layers together using the E-Z Runner Ultra. Add the kraft photo corners from the collage kit. Using Ivory Burlap String, create a large layered circle and adhere to the middle of the card using Adhesive Dots. Add the large tag with a Natural Burlap String bow to the card over the twine circle using Crafty Foam Tape. Using the super strong E-Z…

If you love stamping, love stamps, and LOVE getting a new stamp in the mail each month – you need to get hooked up with Technique Tuesday! They will completely inspire you with their beautiful creations and monthly releases! Technique Tuesday releases new product every month! On the first of each month they reveal 10-20 new products. You can join a club to be added to their regular shipping list and recieve their latest and greatest stamps. There are 4 different monthly release clubs. Customers can purchase from these programs at retail price or join an auto-ship program that will give them discounted pricing and member benefits. The Clubs Memory Keepers Studio – clear stamps created with scrapbookers in mind. Fresh Cut Studio – steel dies under $10 that complement the Memory Keepers stamp set theme for the month. The Greenhouse Society – Floral and nature inspired stamps and coordinating…

It has been 4 days since  another season of The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals have come to an end AND I am still overwhelmed by how absolutely amazing the events turned out – THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! This year Edmonton and Calgary raised over 3000.00$ for The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! This is so incredible – I seriously am overwhelmed by the out pouring of support from all of you! THANK YOU  THANK YOU ! Christy’s husband,  Mike Riopel, sent us a personal note of gratitude to extend to all of you that participated. He was also overwhelmed with all your generosity. The scholarship is intended to be given out to children who wish to pursue their love of art  and who need it the most. Christy was a huge part of the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary and therefore it is through…

Two more sleeps until The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Calgary, Alberta! YEEEHAWWW!!! We are so excited to see all our amazing Calgary scrapbookers. The event is being held at Spruce Meadows. Be sure to CLICK HERE for all the details. Wondering what goes on at one of our carnivals – a whole lot of shenanigans!!!! This year the theme for our carnival is Canada 150. The Edmonton croppers last weekend had a hoot dressing up in all kinds of Canadian themed apparel. This wonderful group of women always amaze us with the costumes they come up with each and every year.  This year – they once again did not disappoint – their costumes paid tribute to 150 years of Canadian fashion. So incredibly awesome!!! Check out the layouts a few of them  scrapbooked with the photos from our photo booth celebrating their amazing energy, fun and Canada’s birthday. We…

We are so lucky to once again have the very talented and world famous hand lettering guru – Kelly Klapstein – teaching watercolour lettering at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial in Edmonton in just a few short days. Kelly is an instagram sensation, with just over 539K followers she is one of the most followed celebrities in the hand lettering world!!! WOWZERS!!!!! The reason for Kelly’s success is undoubtedly her classically stunning hand lettering, her easy to follow tips and techniques, her beautiful yet simple videos AND her persistency that anyone can hand letter. Not to sure about that Kelly – giggle giggle.  I am currently enrolled in one of Kelly’s beginner hand lettering courses on facebook so I will keep you all posted 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly on her website – Kelly Creates – there are a ton of resources on there to get you started,…