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Hey! Kim here with a quick layout share! Before our summer holidays, I got my hands on the Maritime Collection by Creative Memories. I knew I would have some Nova Scotia memories that would play perfectly with this collection of beautiful papers. The colour palette has a soft hazy vibe to it, I love it! My layout simply layers papers, journal cards, stickers and border die cuts; all from the collection. I edged my papers and embellishments with Ranger Distress Ink before adhering them down. A few Wild Whisper aqua sequins were added to the wave die cut border for some added dimension and pop of colour. My little cluster of embellishments are stickers and part of a die cut border that is part of the Maritime collection. I added a few Wild Whisper sequin leaves to give the feel of sunlight hitting the seaweed…it often shimmers in the sun!…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, inside Christy’s regular Tool Junkie article. This article was all about a HOT new tool called the groove tool. Christy demonstrated a variety of different ways to use the tool on scrapbook layouts. This was my personal favourite. Peter’s Drive Inn was always a place we stopped on our way to the mountains to go skiing. I loved that Christy thought to capture this little family tradition. Her children will cherish it. Here is the article as it appeared inside the Spring 2016 issue. Happy Scrapbooking Everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we…

Hey, Creative Scrapbooker fans Katelyn Grosart here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I am here to share with you a fun summer themed scrapbook layout featuring the Creative Memories Maritime Collection. The jumping off point for my layout was using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine August Sketch. With the sketch in hand I set off to create my Galiano Scrapbook Layout which features the Maritime Collection from Creative Memories, Blackboard Alphabet Die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Ink from Ranger Ink and adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite summer beverage as I share with you how to recreate my layout at home. To start, you’ll need both pieces of the wood paper out of the Maritime Collection Designer Paper Pack from Creative Memories. One piece will stay as a full 12×12 piece. The other piece needs to be cut down…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. It has been exactly two years this week since Christy passed away. Feels like yesterday. I still miss her dearly. I saw this poem on facebook the other day and thought I would share it here with all of you.  So many of you have continued to celebrate Christy with me each and every week. I am so grateful for all the comments and messages and memories that you share with us – THANK YOU! The Day God Took You Home A million times I’ve needed you A Million times I’ve cried, If love alone Could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I…

Hello everyone Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Although the summer is winding down, we are still enjoying the great weather and all the beautiful produce that is ripe and ready to eat! I’m not the best gardener but my strawberry plants have been so fruitful (pun intended!) this year, and we have been eating bowlful after delicious bowlful of them! The Creative Memories Locally Grown Collection that was released last month by Creative Memories is perfect for documenting this year’s bountiful harvest – just in case next year’s crop isn’t so great! The Creative Memories  Locally Grown Paper Pack and Stickers are full of bright colors and patterns that will work beautifully with photos of backyard gardens, trips to the farmers market, BBQ’s and picnics and lots of other summer celebrations. I used several of the papers to create this single page layout showcasing a few photos of…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Winter 2014 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, in Christy’s regular Tool Junkie Article, Christy turned a variety of different products into stamps. In this layout, My Butterfly Girl, she turned a die cut created from a Sizzix die into a stamp. Check it out. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through…

Happy Friday everyone! Jayme Loge here once again on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine playing with some fun products from Kaisercraft. I have lived in Alberta all of my life. In fact, my people have lived in Alberta for generations. I love traveling all over Canada and the rest of the world, but there is something about the sky here in Alberta that is home to me. I married a man from BC, and so we take frequent trips through the mountains to visit his family. I LOVE the mountains, and my eyes are delighted continually throughout our whole visit, every single time. But I noticed early on that a feeling of peace and contentedness settles over me every time we return home. There is just something about that sky! I take endless pictures of the sky. In storms. At sunrise or sunset. In every season. In the city or across a…

Hello everyone, Jayme Loge here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with the Delish collection by Paper House Productions. I work in a school, and so I have fantastic summer holidays. I always make huge lists, and formulate big plans and then, as it happens when there is an abundance of time, the days disappear with the daylight hours. I have long since learned that scrapbooking is one of the casualties of diminishing time and large lists.  I mull ideas for pages when I’m weeding in my garden. I plan out photos and supplies I want to use while driving out to the lake. I spend an hour or two in air-conditioned scrapbook stores, adding to my stash. But when it comes down to sitting at my scrapbook table and actually scrapbooking, I can’t get there. I guess I am loathe to sacrifice any hours of sunshine to my…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Kelly Klapstein wrote a feature article on different watercolor techniques. This was Christy’s contribution to Kelly’s article featuring Sakura Koi Water Colors. So beautiful. There is nothing better than Elephant Hugs! Not that I would know…I have never been lucky enough to receive one! Giggle Giggle! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Simple Stories stickers, Sakura Koi Water Colors and Pigma Sensei pens, Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Photo by Laurel Pryde. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, you will find a regular article written by Christy Riopel called Journal Jump Off’s. In this article, Christy demonstrated and taught techniques from her art journal that could be used in all paper crafting projects, including card making and scrapbooking. This particular article focused on using Magenta Nuance Powders in your art journal, on your scrapbook layouts, and in card making. Here is one section of Christy’s article as seen in the 2016 issue. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for…