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Hey crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here, and today I have a fun little card to share featuring some great new products from Ranger’s Simon Hurley create. collection. These stamps are just too freaking cute! I started my card by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock to 4×5.25 and then stamping the Splinter background stamp onto it using the Woof ink pad. Then using a blending tool and the same ink, I darkened the edges a bit to create a bit of a shadow. I stamped the animals, tree, and trampoline images onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. I added colour to the images using Chameleon Color Tone Pens, and then fussy cut them out. Die cut one of the Heartfelt Creations Hand-Stitched Accents frames from white cardstock. The stamped kraft cardstock gets adhered to the white cardstock card base. Then using multiple layers of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L…

Like most vacation days, we took a lot of pictures that day. So many memories crammed into one afternoon. The island was so beautiful, how could we not? But when I go back and look at all the beautiful photos, I feel overwhelmed. These are the photos that I never want to scrapbook. It’s a daunting task. But I figured it out. At least, what works for me. Maybe it will work for you too. I choose ONE photo that I love and print it in oversize. I write some journaling about the whole day in Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. What I am saying is ‘just write’. Write it all down. All in one swoop. In this project, I did the journaling right on the page. But other times I’ll put in on a pocket journal card or if it’s too long, it will be its own insert. Now…

Hi, there everyone, Nathalie DeSousa with you today with a very fun and colorful Christmas layout that celebrates those Sweet Good Times the season brings. For today’s post,  I wanted to work with lots of colors to document a picture of my kids building their gingerbread house.  So, I pulled my Vicki Boutin mixed media products and started working on the background for this page. It all started with a foundation paper that had been gessoed;   I played with some Vicki Boutin Art crayons to create the watercolor background on the page.  The color combination was inspired by the mints that are slowly showing around our house lately. While the background dried, all the gingerbread houses were cut from Caramel colored cardstock using a cut file from Handipaper, and then backed with white mixed media paper.   In addition, the small mints that surround the cutouts were created by stamping the circles…

Hello crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here. Today I have a beautifully festive layout to share using the new Simple Vintage Christmas Collection from Simple Stories. I adore everything about this collection. The classic Christmas palette, the vintage imagery and the sheer selection of fabulous coordinating embellishments. This collection has so much crafty potential for all sorts of your holiday crafting and scrapbooking. I love to create with lots of layers, texture, and dimension. So each of these bits, pieces, and patterned layers have dimension thanks to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares, and Crafty Foam Tape. You’ll also find the coordinating washi tape here and there adding pops of colour. Some finishing touches include gold glitter enamel dots and ivory buttons. A few more coordinating bits and pieces die cuts around the matted photo and embellishments clusters so perfectly accent that super cute photo of…

Capturing the last moments of Fall with these festive Autumn Place Card Settings.  Hey crafters, Nicole here with these easy to create home décor table settings.  Sitting here in a white blanket of snow missing those crisp autumn mornings.  Using some Ranger Ink Oxides Inks to create this awesome Layered leaf Sizzix die cut you can create some awesome realistic leaves. Add an extra layer with the Stampers Anonymous Falling Leaves stamp set by designer Tim Holtz.  Stamped with Ranger Ink Mini Archival Ink Pad Kit #1- Green colour really pops against the chipboard Sizzix die cut Place Card & Flower by designer Eileen Hull. You can really see the texture in the leaf here.  When blending Ranger’s Oxide Ink Ground Espresso right over the embossed leaves you can see all the veining.  Adhere the leaves quick and easy with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Dots Large. Do you still…

Hello everyone – Karen Ellis here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been getting ready to attend ScrapFest / CreativFestival this weekend in Toronto with the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and thought I’d share a sneak peek of something that I will be doing with the event participants on the show floor – making our own washi tape with Ranger Paints and Gel Press Plates. We’ll be creating the washi tape for this layout project that I’ll be teaching in the Interactive Studio at the show.  It’s simple and easy to do and uses plain ol’ masking tape that I’m sure you have somewhere in your stash at home. Here’s what we’re doing: Products Used Masking Tape  – placed on transparencies/non-stick surface Gel press Printing Plate – Gel Press 4” Soft Brayer – Gel Press Acrylic Paint – Ranger Ink Small Paint Brush / or blunt end for mark…

Hello there! Nathalie DeSousa with you today with a new project that celebrates Fall and it’s glorious colors.  It is not a secret that Autumn happens to be my most favorite season. It is the cozy feeling, the clean cool air, the beautiful nature, and of course the phenomenal colors.  So, I combine a few of my favorite Fall feels with some Vicki Boutin for American Crafts products in this new page call Autumn Fun. Fall Sunsets are some of the most beautiful, so I borrow the colors to create the background for this page.   Well when we think Fall, we think leaves, so I used one of Vicki’s new stamp and die sets (Shine) to create the embossed leaves in the background, and then used her Watercolor set to recreate the sunset on the background.  While the background dried, a few more leaves were stamped and color using the…

Hello friends! Tracy McLennon here, and I am loving that Autumn is right around the corner in my neck of the woods. Cooler days, changing leaves and of course pumpkin spice everything. To celebrate in a crafty way, I created this Take Life One Cup At A Time card, with a fall colour scheme. I started my creation by stamping this fabulous Art Impressions image onto white cardstock using black Archival Ink. Then I added colour using Chameleon Pens. I did so using some simple bold shading for more of a cartoon look. Then I simply fussy cut around the images leaving a narrow white border. I inked the edges of all of my patterned and cardstock layers using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink. Using patterned papers from the Hello Fall collection from Carta Bella, I hand cut leaves that were about 1.5” long and 1” wide. Then I added them…

What screams Birthday more than that confetti look!  Nicole here and I am sharing this fun stamping technique with a variety of Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets and Rangers new Alcohol Lift- Ink.  This is an easy stamping technique that will work for any stamped image. I used Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamps for this quick Birthday Card.  Select an assortment of Ranger Alcohol Inks and Yuppo.  Load the Alcohol Ink Applicator with Alcohol Inks and a couple drops of Blending Solution. Dab the Alcohol Ink randomly around the Yuppo paper.  Use a twisting motion while applying the alcohol ink to the Yuppo.  It takes no time to dry so you can pop it right onto the Stamp Platform. Make sure you position your stamp where you want it and load it on the Stamp Platform.  Use the new Alcohol Lift-Ink to load your stamp.  With the stamp loaded…

Hi there! Nathalie DeSousa with you today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magzine blog to bring you a bit of inspiration using Vicki Boutin for American Crafts paper collection and mixed media products. We have been enjoying beautiful and rather warm days here in Toronto, and one of our favorite things to do on days like these is to go out for walks around our neighborhood.   So when I found the card with the title sentiment, I quickly pulled a picture of my mom and daughter enjoying their company while walking around.  SUPPlIES: American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – All the Good Things collection:   7×10 paper pad, cardstock stickers, watercolor stickers, glitter foam Thickers, rotary stamp American Crafts  – Vicki Boutin – Mixed Media collection:  Foundation paper,  gesso, watercolor set, art crayons (cool, warm, and neutral sets), iridescent glaze, Circle stamp and die set, water brushes American Crafts white textured cardstock…