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Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim here! Have you ever thought about how you start a layout? Are you consistent or do you mix it up? I mix it up! Sometimes I love to start with a sketch or a particular photo may inspire me and sometimes I like to choose the product first. The project I’m sharing today was all about using my stash of Stampers Anonymous stamps! Please note…no patterned paper was harmed in the process! I pulled out a sheet of CSM Super Stock [primed with a thin layer of gesso] and brayered on some with some Distress Inks. I love the texture the brayer creates! I then removed some of the ink with a stencil and baby wipe.Next, I layered on some stamps of various patterns. This process of making a background is so fun and very relaxing. In the wise words of Seth Apter…if you don’t love…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of cards I created with the Ruffled Peony Bouquet stamp set from Picket Fence Studios.  Picket Fence Studios is a family run business out of Louisiana and they manufacture some simply stunning stamps and stencils.  Use the entire peony bouquet on the card, or snip out one or two flowers and some extra leaves.  Ah, peonies.  Makes me think of spring. I stamped onto watercolour paper using Ranger embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.   I coloured the image with  Nuvo watercolor pencils from Tonic Studios..I then added a touch of glitter and more intense colour with Kirarich glitter highlighters from Zebra Pen.  These highlighter pens were just the perfect shade for my peony flowers and leaves. I used Tonic Studios Craft Perfect mirror and glitter cardstock from this mixed cardstock pack for my card base.  I have a weakness…

Okay, I LOVE the Carta Bella Paper Co. En Vogue collection! The soft matte muted colours, the” fashionista” images, the Paris feel, the lipstick, the purses, the dresses, and more! This collection is super playful and really easy to design with! Here is a cute little layout I put together in literally an hour! I also had some fun trying out some new pens. Zebra Sarasa Fine Felt Tip Pens. I used this pen for the journaling and some decorative lines. It was perfect! The final touch – I adhered everything together with a combination of Glue Dots Super Strength Gluetape and All-Purpose Dots to add some dimension here and there. I almost always start a layout by looking at a sketch! Here is the sketch that I based my layout on, designed by Kerry Engel. I turned the sketch on its side. Remember to do that when you are…

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a few cards that I created using the Tea Time collection from Heartfelt Creations.  These were super quick to make using the elegant teapot and floral stamps  along with the premade card fronts in the paper collection.  As usual, this collection has beautiful pastel colours and lovely floral accents. I stamped the images using Ranger Archival Black Ink, cut out the images with the matching dies and coloured with Tim Holtz distress markers and Stickles glitter glue.  Stickles makes everything extra pretty. I put everything together with Glue Dots adhesives.  I love the pop up dots for giving my teapots a little added dimension. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative day!

Hello crafty friends! Tracy here and today I have a pretty little layout to share and a card I also created using some leftover bits and pieces featuring Echo Park Paper Co. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L AND the Brother ScanNCut SDX125Here are all of the details. The first step was to create my simple layered background. White cardstock 10.5×10.5, yellow cardstock 11×11 and the pink plaid is the full 12×12. I cropped the photo to 4×4 and matted it in white cardstock, and added Creative Photo Corners White. Then cut 2 patterned mats that I distressed the edges on. Adhere these layers together. Add the matted photo and a couple of strips of patterned paper to the left-hand side of the layout using the E-Z Runner Grand and Crafty Foam Tape. I then added a few cardstock sticker embellishments around the layout, including the title in the bottom right-hand corner.…

Jayme Loge here, with some Tuesday with the Team inspiration! Summer holiday time has arrived, but going anywhere significant does not look likely this year for my family. We may take a few day trips within our province, but that is the extent of what we feel like we can plan. Lucky for me, I was on a trip of a lifetime last summer and have many great memories that need scrapbooking. If this is as close as I get to some travel, then I acknowledge that this is not too shabby an option! I picked up a bunch of items from Echo Park Paper Co.’s Scenic Route line. They were perfect for scrapbooking photos from my trip to the UK last summer. These layouts cover less than 24 hours of our almost 3 week trip; I think I will need to pick up some more. It’s been a delight…

Happy Tuesday With The Team! It’s Kim here today with a quick share. I look forward to Tuesdays on our blog to see what “my peeps” have been up to when they aren’t busy doing assignments, I’m always inspired! And THAT is just what I want to touch on today. I love that I am able to create and share for Creative Scrapbooker, and am thrilled if one of my projects has inspired one of your layouts or cards. What’s important to know…I also get inspired from so many people and places. It’s a wonderful feeling with the creative brain takes over and flows, but that is not always the case! Today’s layout share is not a “Kim Original”! I scraplifted this idea from IG: @scrappingwithchristine ~ her layout was shared on Creative Scrapboooker Magazine’s Instagram feed on May 28th. I loved it as soon as I saw it, and…

Hi Connie NIchol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring the new Wild Rose collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This company has such beautiful products and the wild rose collection is a great addition to anyone’s craft stash.  As usual, the collection includes coordinating paper, stamps, dies and dimensional shaping molds, with the wild roses coming in both small and large sizes.  This makes them super versatile because you can use the single flowers as I did below, or layer many sizes together to make a flower full of  dimension.  Heartfelt Creations papers go so well with pictures from my childhood.  This one is scanned from a 35 mm slide from 1963.  I remember the scratchy couch and my favourite stuffed bunny whose name was Teddy. You can create your roses and leaves by stamping with the cling mount stamps and colouring,  or I used the coordinating dies to cut them…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I had an afternoon of happy accidents recently when I was playing with Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets. I ended up creating a card and a scrapbook page. I started with my MultiCraft Forever in Time burlap. I wanted to see if I could add the Flock Transfer Sheets to MultiCraft Forever in Time burlap using the Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo. The Transfer Gel DUO works two ways; you can transfer flocking or foil using heat from a laminator OR pressure from a die-cutting machine. Transfer Gel DUO is a permanent transfer medium that dries clear and remains tacky for easy use. I spread the Transfer Gel DUO through stencils and laid a piece of the Flock Transfer Sheet on top and ran it through my die cut machine. A…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a couple of cards I created using Stampers Anonymous cling mounted stamps and wooden mat minis designed by Wendy Vecchi.   The front door stamp totally  captured my imagination – it’s so versatile!  You can make it any colour you want, you can stamp it on the  wooden mat minis to add dimension, you can decorate it with pots, flowers or anything else you can imagine to make your door welcoming.  I was totally feeling a red door decorated with assorted plants so I added some MultiCraft paint and stickers to bring my vision to life. Here’s the stamp set and the coordinating wood veneer mini mats.  They are lots of fun.   Add one flower pot or many to your front door. The pearlescent paint by Color Factory (a MultiCraft brand) is very pretty with a lovely shimmer and the Forever in Time  cactus stickers have…