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Hello Everyone – Jayme Loge here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with the ‘Be Happy” paper crafting collection from Paper House Productions. This Makes Me Happy There is nothing that makes this scrapbooker’s heart surge with joy and anticipation than a nice fresh stack of scrapbooking paper! The ‘Be Happy’ paper line from Paper House Productions is filled with beautiful soft colors, bold prints and touches of gold that make for a versatile foundation for all kinds of scrappable memories.  I love it when one color pallet has built in flexibility! Yoga Retreat A few years ago, when I had only a few yoga sessions under my belt, my novice self was invited to a yoga retreat in Canmore. I was in way over my head as everyone else had years of experience, but despite feeling overwhelmed all weekend, I had the most marvelous experience. I scrapbooked…

Adding sewing products to your scrapbooking and paper crafting creations is definitely a trendy rage right now. It is so easy to add a button here or there, add machine stitching OR simply add a mess of sewing thread! Yes you read the correctly!  A mess of sewing thread adhered to your layout is the perfect amount of layered texture without adding any bulk. I first saw this technique way back in the Spring 2015 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, on one of Christy Riopel’s layouts, of course. She was cutting edge way back then. Love it! Spring 2015 Creative Scrapbooker Magazine In this issue, Christy wrote and designed, a feature article called “From My Grandmother’s Sewing Basket”. The article was all about pulling out your sewing baskets and using your supplies on your paper crafting projects.  The layouts in this feature are absolutely gorgeous and incorporate all things sewing…

“Double double, toil & trouble”…. Tim Hortons? Shakespeare?… No, Creative Memories. Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog having double the fun with two layouts and Creative Memories Toil & Trouble Collection. Feeling Punchy The colors in this collection are rich and yummy; teal and orange are so fun for fall. The coordinating cardstock is perfect for punching out embellishments or to use as a base. Creative Memories has some fabulous punches, the pumpkin one just makes me grin. The footprint punch was probably made with beach layouts in mind but  I punched out the foot prints on the bottom edge and then placed a black piece of paper behind the cut-out to create some creepy ghost like foot prints. Are you scared??? The fence and pumpkin punches layer nicely. How cute are teal pumpkins? To create more depth I inked all my edges in Ranger  vintage photo…

Wild Whisper Designs has a fabulous line of scrapbooking supplies that tugs at our Canadian heart strings. The name of collection reflects the sentiments Canadians have for this wonderful country that we call home – Strong & Free Strong & Free This physical collection contains six double sided 12×12 patterned papers. The Strong & Free collection celebrates our Canadian nation! It is perfectly suited for documenting your travels around Canada, exploring your own backyard, and any sort of fun festivities. Of course it is also suitable for non-Canadian themes are extremely versatile. To create this collection Wild Whisper Designs took inspiration from all things Canada including our Rocky Mountains, the Northern lights, Native artwork, and more. Be sure to visit the Wild Whisper Designs website for all the details. The Collection in Action Here is the Strong & Free collection in action on a stunning layout designed by Kim Gowdy.…

Happy Monday everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Don’t you just love patterned paper with large life-like quality graphics on them? Full image graphic patterned papers, such as those from Paper House Productions are so stunning I am almost afraid to use them with my photographs. I find that I  just want to put the paper with the beautiful graphic images, without anything on it, in my albums! They are so gorgegeous and at the same time can be intimidating! The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team has fallen in love with the Delish Collection from Paper House Productions. A few weeks ago Tracy McLennon also created a layout featuring this gorgoues collection of patterned paper with LARGE graphical photo quality images on them – CLICK HERE to see Tracy’s creation. Here is what I created with a few different pieces of patterned papers from Paper House…

Christy Riopel instantly fell in love with Izinks from Clearsnap. I remember they day Clearsnap sent them to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team to play with – a few of us were like “What the heck do you do with these?” I for one am a die hard collector of all things scrapbooking pretty so I instantly knew where they were going to be displayed in my craft room but had no idea how to use them. Giggle Giggle. Not Christy. The first few projects she created with the Izinks were gorgeous, after that the projects were beyond beautiful. What are Izinks? First off, they are stored in the cutest little bottles! Izinks are acrylic based pigment ink. The ink is opaque and will not produce a patine effect. They are acid free and are mostly used for srapbooking and hobby crafts. Of course they come in a wide…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog once again! I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the Simple Stories Summer Days collection and this month’s sketch! Creating projects based on a sketch is SUPER FUN AND EASY! Using a sketch is the ultimate starting point to kick start your creative juices. Each and every month I design a sketch for The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery – you take the sketch – create with it and then upload your projects in the gallery for us all to enjoy!  Be sure to visit our gallery to check out literally years of sketches and designs created by hundreds of different scrapbookers. It is a wonderful place to get inspired. The Sept Sketch Here is this month’s sketch- a super cool design based on a pie formation. We are going to have fun with this one. I can hardly wait…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the blog having fun with the Canada 150 logo. Did you know that the super cute Canada 150 logo is available for you to download? There are so many imaginative ways for us to use it. A quick search on Pinterest revealed that quilters have taken up the challenge but I haven’t seen many paper crafters doing anything imaginative with this inspirational design. (Except of course, Tracy’s McLennon’s coloring page that’s available free on our website!) – CLICK HERE to get Tracy’s colouring page. The logo was created by Arian, Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. According to the website “The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a  layout that features some adorably funny Art Impressions stamps.  These stamps always brings a huge smile to my face.  Although I’m sure they are most often used to make cards, why not use them to embellish a scrapbook layout?  I had the perfect photograph to go with a stamp of three friends drinking wine! Stamps Used Here’s the Art Impressions stamp sets I used.  I had two sets of funny wine stamps in my stash and I wanted to use them both.  I stamped and coloured the ladies from the Girlfriends set with markers, then stamped some of the funny wine expressions, cutting each of them out and backing with black cardstock. Paper Products Used The paper and stickers I used are from the Be Happy 12 x 12 paper pad from Paper House Productions.  Such beautiful patterns and these soft pink and…

Check out Design Team member Tracy McLennon’s take on our May Sketchy ChallengeSUPPLIES: Close To My Heart patterned paper, ink and cardstock, Creative Memories Custom Circle cutting system, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Tracy used the Creative Memories Custom Circle Cutting system to create all those fun circles.She then adhered everything down using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l. Here is the sketch she based her layout onWe invite you to participate in our Sketchy Gallery – we want to see your monthly creations – CLICK HERE Get your sketchy on! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!