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Hello and happy Tuesday! It is Jayme Loge here hoping all you Creative Scrapbookers are having a lovely morning with some signs of spring. Where I live, we’ve been buried under an endless ‘polar vortex’. While it has meant a lot of time indoors for scrapbooking I am totally craving some outdoor life! It was a good opportunity to tackle some of the photographs in my ‘to be scrapbooked’ folder. My usual process is to start with a photograph and find paper and embellishments to suit, but I had the lovely Wild Whisper Designs “Farmhouse”  paper pack that was just calling. I ended up choosing two pictures of my daughter, Avery, taken about 11 years apart! And both featured the great outdoors, so I could at least revel in the memory of it… I first scrapbooked the more recent picture. I like to wait until the school year is over…

Soft pastels and summer vibes. Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. The Creative Memories Blend and Bloom collection includes patterned paper, embellishments, and stickers that can be layered to create subtle, soft,” summery” pages. My Kuaui photos in this layout have a soft, over exposed finish and they softly whispered “Blend and Bloom”. I combined both the blue and green paper packages and was inspired by the February sketchy challenge. I just adore the laser cut leaves. You can use either side of the leaf-they are slightly different colors. Both colors combine perfectly and mimics the subtle shades of a summer garden. There are several different leaf shapes that look great as a single focal point or combined to create a garden or bouquet. I crunched up the bottom right corner of my paper so I could tuck in a leaf vine. Keeping items close together…

Hey there everyone! We want YOU to join the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge Facebook Group!  Each month the fabulous Kerry Engel designs a sketch – posts it – you create a project based on the sketch – post it – THEN WE ALL CAN LOVE IT!!!!  It is as easy as that!  CLICK HERE to join! Here is the February Sketch Here is my take on the February Sketch My layout was designed using patterned paper and journaling cards from the Prima Marketing Midnight Garden Collection Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Alchemy Impasto Acrylic Paint Prima Marketing Flirty Fleur Washi Tape Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Gesso Prima Marketing Pale Floral Landscape Flower Embellishments Ranger Dylusions Paint Pen and Archival Ink Prima Marketing Dare to Dream Stamps Prima Marketing Lavender Aislinne Vellum Butterfly Flowers Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil Glue Dots Super…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring a number of products manufactured by MultiCraft and adhered together with various adhesives from Glue Dots.  MultiCraft is based in Ottawa and strives to provide great quality craft items at reasonable prices.  Some of the brand names under the MultiCraft umbrella are Forever in Time, Craft Medley and Color Factory.  I find many of their products at my local dollar store so they are an excellent choice for frugal paper crafters. I started with some Forever in TIme Vintage Rose patterned cardstock.  I moistened the top and bottom edges with a paintbrush and some water and rolled and ripped them to create a border.  Here’s what the flip side of some of those patterned paper looks like.  Many of them are glittered and are very pretty. decided that a guitar-themed layout needed a guitar-shaped embellishment so I printed out an electric…

HI Friends, welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker Blog today!  Its Karan Gerber here to host the blog for you today and I have a simple winter, scrapbook layout to share with you using papers from the Kaisercraft Wonderland Paper Collection.   I know sometimes we want to fit as many photos as we can on a layout, but often times we are able to capture a special moment and that photo deserves a full page.  This photo is of my friend’s grandson Boston, I am so grateful she let me scrapbook him. To start off, I used the Wonderland snowfall for my background, cutting out a one-inch frame all the way around and I matted an 11 .75 x 11.75 dark blue cardstock on top. Realizing this color would be too dark for my layout I decided to add another cardstock mat on top of that measuring 11×11. My cut out from the background…

Hi friends! Noreen Smith from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here on the CSM blog today sharing some tips on using a fantastic tool from Creative Memories – the Collage Wreath Recipe Template! This is the latest in a series of wonderful templates that can really take your layouts to the next level!  The mylar template can be used over and over again to create a wide variety of scrapbook pages by rotating the stencil and/or flipping it to the other side, and you can customize each layout by choosing which the of traceable elements you want to feature in your layout. Simply place the template on top of patterned paper or cardstock, trace the shapes you want with a pencil, cut them out and arrange them on your album page or cardstock. I created a few different variations to show you just how versatile this tool is! In this first layout, I wanted…

LOL! Yes, I do!!!!! Pure happiness! Check out Tracy McLennon’s layout featuring Simple Stories. Not only do I love a well-stocked craft room, but I also LOVE it when fellow scrapbookers take the time to document the room that they spend so much time in. At first glance, you may think it silly, but it is a very large part of what we do and who we are. Where we spend hours telling our stories, documenting our history, learning, creating and simply being who we are. Take a moment in 2019 and scrapbook your space. Tell the story of how it began, your favourite moments, and your scrapbooking journey. It is a part of you and therefore it is PERFECT! Your family will love it! Tracy put together her layout using the Simple Stories Crafty Girl collection. To see more of Tracy’s work visit her blog – Scrappy Chick Designs…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! I’m excited to be back on the blog today sharing with you my last post of the year and to end the year, I’ve created a Christmas themed scrapbook layout. To kick-start the idea for my layout, I used our December Sketch which was designed by Kerry Engel. With the sketch in hand, I set off to create my Christmas Memories Scrapbook Layout which features the Christmas Collection from Carta Bella  Ink from Ranger Ink and adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite holiday beverage as I share with you how I created my layout at home. In the bottom right side of the circle, I layered in elements out of the Christmas Ephemera, Frames & Tags and the Paper Pack from Carta Bella. The photo is cut down to 3 ½” x 3 ½”. To finish off the…

Hello Friends, its Karan Gerber with you today to share a holiday layout using some products from a couple of my favorite manufactures.  I am sure many of you have taken a ton of photos over the holidays and perhaps are looking for some inspiration to get those photos into your albums, here is a layout designed using the fabulous Winters Edge Collection  from 49 and Market  I also combined some of their blooms and chipboard is from 2 Crafty Chipboard I started with a 12 x 12 sheet and cut down a second sheet to 11.5 x 11.5 and distressed the edges.  I actually distressed the edges on all my paper layers of this layout to add some texture. The photo mats measure as follows: dark mat measures -7.5 x 7.5; the grey gingham is 5.75 x 6.75; the red striped paper on the background is 2 strips 3×12 inches…

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…