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Hello again! Kim here with another layout share for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! As our Alberta days shorten and get cooler, I am drawn to the colours of the season but my scrapbooking keeps me into summer vibes just a bit longer! For my layout, I used Simple Stories collection – Hello Summer. It was easy to pull out the patterned paper and embellishments that worked with my photo; a rare family photo opportunity that found my parents, siblings and myself all together! If lobster bibs are part of that moment…so be it! Here I matted my main image on a piece of CSM Superstock and made it larger to accommodate my journaling as well as my photo. I used some barn door Distress Oxide by Ranger, to edge my cardstock with a bit of colour to co-ordinate with the patterned paper. Once I had my basic layout arranged, I…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a quick scrapbook layout featuring Stampers Anonymous stamps and stencils.   Stampers Anonymous makes some amazing rubber stamps, including the exclusive Tim Holtz collection.   I recently returned from a vacation in Germany, and the Tim Holtz beer and pretzel blueprint stamps were absolutely perfect to accent one of many photographs I took while traveling.  In Germany, beer is often cheaper than soft drinks or coffee. This is the Stampers Anonymous stamp set I used.    The set measures 7 x 8.5 and there are four separate cling stamps.  I stamped the mug of beer and the pretzel onto watercolor paper and coloured with a Tombow marker, using a wet paintbrush to spread the colour. Stampers Anonymous also has a set of 9 acrylic blocks that are perfect for mounting cling, foam or acrylic stamps.  I really like the light weight of these and the large…

This week we are visiting the fall 2015 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Christy Riopel had a ton of fun creating with Spellbinder dies and the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. One of the projects Christy created for this article, featured a cameo background she cut out using a die and a die cutting machine. So simple and so stunning. You will want to try this. Cutting A Cameo Background by Christy Riopel Sometimes it is nice to remove some of the background from a photo without cropping the entire image. This cameo style of cutting,  is a beautiful and unique technique that will allow you to do just that. 1. Hold the chosen circle or oval die over the photo. Cut along the part of the image that you want to keep from the outside edge in, making slits in the photo. 2. Weave the die into the photo,…

Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine  blog sharing a Christmas Ornament themed layout.  Do not forget to take photos of your Christmas ornaments and document them on your scrapbook layouts – something as tiny as an ornament can spark a ton of wonderful memories. I created this layout using the Silver & Gold Paper Packet from Close to My Heart! For the title on my layout, I used the I ♥ Christmas Thin Cuts dies with Gold Foil paper and Red Glitter paper.The scalloped detail beside the photos are cut from Silver Foil paper using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts die.And the ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly’ circle and the 3”x4” journaling piece is from the Silver & Gold Picture My Life Cards.I cut all of the heart shapes using the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts dies.And lastly, I added different coloured gems using…

Looking back to the Winter 2015/16 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Christy Riopel had a ton of fun with her Plaid Mod Melts and glue gun! I love it when unconventional scrapbooking supplies find their way onto scrapbooking projects. On this layout Christy created that cute little red heart using her Plaid Mod melts, molds and heat gun. She also used these products to create that really cool white scribble, splatter in the background. SUPER DUPER LOVE IT!  The next time you are at the craft store and see all those coloured glue sticks for your heat gun – GRAB a few! Adding and creating embellishments with your hot glue is a wee bit addicting!  While Christy was working on her projects for her Winter 2015 Tool Junkie article – I was completely inspired AND was 100% guilty of going out and making a hot glue gun, molds and…

The Winter 2012 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine was filled with wintery, Christmasy ideas AND a fabulous tutorial on how to use Spectrum Noir Markers written by our beloved Christy Riopel. In this issue Christy walked you through a few basic techniques using Spectrum Noir markers and then demonstrated a real crazy technique using rubbing alcohol that I will share on another day! LOL! Sorry!!!!! Today I am sharing with you a layout Christy designed for the article demonstrating how to crete a Halo Effect with your Spectrum Noir markers or any alcohol based markers that you have on hand. Here is the stunning layout. Create a very subtle halo effect with your Spectrum Noir markers in a few very simple steps.  This very soft highlight really makes the photo on Christy’s layout pop from the page. Not to mention how incredibly stunning those poppies are! LOVE IT! Dust off…

Another Halloween season has come and gone. Today, as we sneak into our kids candy stash – camera in hands –  we slowly make our way through all the hundreds of photos we took over the last few days! With Twizzlers on my lips, I accept this challenge! Giggle giggle! Tracy McLennon has created a clean and classic layout to inspire you this Halloween scrappy season!  Chameleon Color Tone pens make it so easy to add a little doodle and color to your Halloween projects! Chameleon Products Tracy created the stunning doodle border strip on the above layout by simply using a Chameleon Detail pen. She then colored the doodles in using her Chameleon Color Tone pens. Now I know Tracy calls this doodling…. but if you are like me … I call it a work of art! Sure wish I could doodle like that. Chameleon Blog Tracy’s layout was…

Hello! Kim here again today shining our CSM spotlight on a company that is dear to our hearts, Heartfelt Creations! I hope to share some fun facts about this family company as well as a layout using their Tropical Paradise collection, just one of many favourite product lines they create.WHO THEY ARE This lovely family owned company got started in 1997 by Linda Bontrager, wearer of many hats: CEO, main artist, passionate scrapbooker, stamper, mother, wife…the list is long! I encourage you to read Linda’s fascinating letter about discovering and growing her passion for her creative life and family! I have always sensed that passion and love runs this company, even before taking the time to learn more about them, as women we often have good intuition! My thoughts are validated when I read this: “We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in…

Hello “Sketchers”, Kerry Engel here, I wanted to say that I’ve been tickled by all the creative ‘takes’  posted in the  Sketchy Challenge gallery of each months sketchy challenge.August Sketch For those of you who enjoy when a sketch pushes all your creativity buttons, this month’s sketch should be right up your alley. 3-In-1 Challenge Once again, I’ve used the sketch to inspire you to create… 1. Scrapbook layout 2. Card 3. Journal Page As always, you can take the design literally or you can let it move you in a completely different direction.  If you are new to using sketches please know that they are merely meant to be sparks that help you get started on a project. Scrapbook Layout Supplies: Paper House Productions Delish collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Creative Scrapbook Super Stock, Stabilo pen. I’m always drawn to scrapbook paper with large photos and then I struggle…

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Kim here with a layout share using products from Wild Whisper Designs, Ranger Inks, Southern Ridge Trading Company and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I loved the ‘Adventure Collection’ from Wild Whisper Designs from the moment I started to see layouts being created with it shared online. It is so well suited for outdoorsy photos! I paired the papers up with some bear photos I had from a few years back! I am really happy with the finished result! I designed and cut my title using my electronic cutting machine and was thrilled that by chance it lined up perfectly with the design of the paper I placed behind for contrast…giving it a bit more visual texture! My journaling was done using a Ranger Ink Dylusions paint pen – you should try them out if you haven’t…I LOVE them! My bear and tree elements are from Southern…