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My scrapbooking area is everyones in our house. My little people are allowed to use whatever they like AS LONG AS they put everything away when they are finished! I have been known to go completely CRAZY if there is a big mess (that I didn’t make – that might not be very fair – but its the deal in our house that everyone has to live with) The positives of this aggreement far out weigh the negatives. I am showered with albums filled with layouts that they have created – just for me (better then flowers)! I love seeing their stories and adventures through their eyes rather then mine. Their layouts inspire me and remind me what scrapbooking is really about. I have a spot on the corner of my desk that I display the latest creations on.  My daughter Hannah designed this one about me. I have to tell you it makes me giggle!…

 Have you checked out our Hands On! Photography blog?   Each month, we post a new tutorial, discussing photography terms and techniques – we also encourage you to submit your photographs taken, using the current tutorial for the opportunity to have your submission published on our blog and to be entered into a random draw to win a great prize! Our March/April tutorials and challenge this month discuss front and side lighting.  You can read the tutorials here and here.  Submit your photos by April 30th for a chance to be entered into a random draw for one of two prizes. The very talented  Sue Sykes  has tons to teach about photography and it is actually very easy to follow for those of us who are CAMERA CHALLENGED!!! We’re looking forward to seeing your work!

My husband Christoph is an avid NASCAR fan and races every summer in a Super Late Model. Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine proudly sponsors the car every year!  I just love seeing our logo all over the car. It looks very cool racing around the track – and definately stands out amongst the other sponsors (i.e. HOME DEPOT, CANADIAN TIRE, JOE’s WELDING etc) I LOVE IT! We have stirred up a lot of positive attention sponsoring the car and the number of amazing scrapbookers I have met at the track is NO SURPRISE!  Scrapbookers are truly everywhere! This summer he plans to race in a new series in Saskatoon!  I thought I would share with you the poster that he made for his sponsors and to hand out on race days – pretty cool! If you are in the Saskatoon area – I will be at the race track on the dates listed on his…

After we got home from dance last night, my daughter Madeline turned on Season 1 of Glee!  I was giggling so HARD:-P .  The characters are just priceless! Needless to say – Madeline and I stayed up until 5:00AM finishing the entire series!!!!!!!!! I went to bed smiling cause I just love how it ended!!!!!! Totally looking forward to Season 2 to come out on DVD. That being said – not sure why I have to be such a compulsive maniac and watch it right to the end. Today has been filled with lots of coffee and me trying not to be grouchy! Wish me luck!

Running a magazine means CRAZY mail days!  About once a week my mail looks something like this!   This shipment arrived on Wednesday and was mainly full of GORGEOUS layouts that will be featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. This is the best part of my job – opening up these boxes and seeing the amazing work all you guys do! I wish you all could come over for coffee and see these layouts in real life – although our photographer Brian Harder does an awesome job – nothing beats seeing the hard copies! I thought I would open one up for you to see! This layout was designed by Jessyka Poulin from Sherbrooke, Quebec – look for it in our Turquoise feature in the summer issue. (Just gorgeous :-)) This weekend I will be opening all the boxed treasures and preparing them for the photo…

  My partner, Katharina Doyle is travelling to Victoria, BC tomorrow for the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival – March 12 -13th. If you haven’t had a chance – check out our website www.canadianscrapbooker.ca to see what it is all about. Two of our fabulosooo 😀 teachers, Cari Locken and Cathie Allan will both be teaching at this event.  Definately visit our site to check out their classes!  There is still room! Katharina will be working at our MAKE & TAKE LOONIE BAR!!!!!!!! 😉 Sounds delicious! Lots of great stores to shop at, classes to take and awesome door prizes! If you are around the Victoria Conference Center be sure to stop in and say hello! Tell Katharina, Jackie sent you!

Welcome to the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine BACK STAGE PASS blog! For those of you who do not know me I am the editor and co-founder of Canada’s BEST Scrapbooking magazine!!!! (I may be just a little biased 😉  LOL!) My idea behind creating this blog is to offer you a glimpse into the inside of the creation of a magazine, the amazing people who put it all together, where we work, the fantastic companies and products that we get to PLAY with everyday and of course – getting to know me a little better! Hence the name BACK STAGE PASS! It will be a journey into the deep DARK side of my wonderful world and all who play with me. Hope you stay tuned. CANADA ROCKS – is all I can say. This Olympics was absolutely a turning point in our country’s history of being shy or quiet when it…