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WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Marian Dunn – this weeks lucky winner. We want everyone to get Gel Press Obsessed. Creative Scrapbook Magazine and Gel Press have partnered to bring you this awesome Gel Press prize package. Included in your prize is ONE 8×10 Gel Press plate. ONE of our brand new Impressable textured plates, this one is Overlapping Circles, designed by Sally Lynn MacDonald of Palettini. And to round out a good beginner set- a super easy to use basic brayer. All you need is paint or ink, some paper and lots of imagination! Gel Press printing and paper crafting- a perfect match!”To enter to win 1. Visit Gel Press on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2. Leave a comment right here on this blog post. You have until Friday April 14th  at midnight to enter to win!  Its that EASY! Wondering…

How you Bean… Nicole here and I am sharing my Art Journal pages in my 115 year old book!  ACK… I know it’s old but it is so much fun.  Not everything I get in the mail is something I would normally create with.   That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the challenge of making this my own style.  It creatively opens my mind up and pushes my limits. I picked this pretty spring paper Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper pack.  I do love plaid.  I stamped on the pattern paper and wait for it… fussy cut. All those jelly’s stamped and yes, more fussy cutting.  I wanted to layer and stack the jars.  Trimming the beans so they spill the way the jars tilt. ACK… trying the new Ranger Distress Oxide Ink by watercoloring the jelly’s.  Love them!!!  Time to make this easy and my Xyron Create a Sticker to adhere all these jelly…

Hello from Vicki Wizniuk! Today I am sharing a single page layout I created using the Rustic Home Fundamentals papers from Close to My Heart! I seriously am in love with how versatile these papers are.  They are very masculine, but can also be used for a more feminine project. This layout features just a couple of the patterned papers from this fabulous paper packet, plus I added some embellishments from the My Boy Complements.  The perfect pairing!  And the black gems are from the Black & White Dots pack.  I kept my layout quite simple, to give you an example of how you can create quick layouts with few supplies. If you don’t have a copy of the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog or the Seasonal Expressions 1 (mini catalog), be sure to contact your local CTMH Independent Consultant.  Or if you don’t have a Consultant and…

Check out Kim Gowdy’s super fun party SPA invitations! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Art Impressions stamps, Ranger distress crayons, Dylusions paint pen and  ink, Fancy Pants Designs stickers, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Tombow Mono Multi adhesive, unknown ribbon. TOTALLY love Art Impressions stamps – they are true SMILE MAKERS! Kim coloured her stamped images with Ranger distress crayons and Dylusions paint pen Finally she stuck everything together with Tombow Mono Multi adhesive Kim I hope you send me one of these invitations! Happy Sunday everyone! To see more of Kim’s work – visit her blog – It’s a Beautiful Day! For more spring and Easter inspiration, be sure to get a current copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine; it’s full of ideas!

This saturday we are going way back to the Fall of 2012 – Christy Riopel’s Tool Junkie article featuring the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored scoring tool. Here is one of the layouts she designed that I love and a little tutorial from the article itself. SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, rub-ons, stickers and transparency, Clearsnap ink, Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Tool, unknown staples, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Photo by Ashley Pudo. One thing that I love about scrapbooking – this article is 5 years old – but yet the technique and tools are very much trendy today.  Go through your stash – make OLD – NEW again! Christy would love that. Happy Scrapbooking 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…

April Sketchy Challenge Blog Post 3-in-1 challenge. Happy April everyone! Kerry Engel here.  I thought this month we could talk about design principles. I’ve always been a disciple of the CRAP Method of designing: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity. These are the four principles that dictate pretty much everything I create. Here’s how I’ve used these principles in the April sketch: Contrast is created through the placement of the photo strip on the left and the white space on the right. Repetition is expressed through the repeating of the circle motif and the rectangular shapes in the photos and journaling blocks. Alignment is achieved by keeping all the spaces between the elements a similar distance apart. Proximity is attained by keeping “like” elements close and tight. The journaling is kept together (in one area) and isn’t spread all over and the photos are kept collected in one area too. This…

Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor colouring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE April colouring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. She has coloured and created the card using Chameleon Pens. Visit Betty’s  blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration – SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

WINNER Update – Congratulations to Anette Meandro – this weeks lucky winner YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  It’s WEDNESDAY!  Check out this selection of products we are giving away this week from – SPELLBINDERS! This prize package could be yours! To enter to win 1. Visit Spellbinders on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2. Leave a comment right here on this blog post. You have until Friday April 7th  at midnight to enter to win!  Its that EASY! Good luck everyone SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

Hello! Kim here today, I love when I get to share what I’ve been up to on the blog. I’ve been having fun playing with Distress Oxide inks, I ordered an entire set after seeing them at Creativation 2017 in January. They are easy to layer, emboss and stamp with. The icing on the cake is the magic that happens when you add a spritz or two of water to the mix! Here is the fun Easter card I put together this past weekend. I used some of my favourite Ranger/Tim Holtz products and an alpha die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. My background was created by adding layers of Distress Oxide ink to water colour paper. I dried each layer with my heat gun before adding the next layer to keep the colours separate. I pounced a bit of the ink through a stencil for added interest as well as…

Hello everyone – Cathy Caines here  I think by playing with ice cream and popsicle stamps, I can convince myself that it’s Summer outside my froze bitten window. Oh yes, the calendar tells me it’s Spring and that silly Shuebenacadie Sam groundhog supposedly saw his shadow but it couldn’t be farther from the truth on the East Coast of Canada.  Perhaps it’s time for that guy to get some glasses. I spent a great deal of time stamping different colour combinations and putting together a number of die cuts using the Cool Treats stamp and die cuts.  It’s the way I roll. It wasn’t until I truly thought about my favourite ice cream that I found the perfect fit. Mint Chocolate Chip! The delicate white doilies are a perfect way to accent the card as it looks like the little wrappers that sometimes comes on the ice cream cones. While,…