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Good day Creative Scrapbookers! Jayme Loge here today with a few layouts from my craft table. I wanted to play with a few simple supplies and try to create a couple of layouts with them. I started with a few sheets of We R Memory Keepers patterned paper and coordinating sticker set, a few sheets of Bazzill cardstock and an American Crafts alphabet set. Here’s what I did with them: First, I started off using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s sketch from this month’s “Let’s Get Sketchy” challenge – CLICK HERE to download your take on this sketch! I added the heart to the background with some ‘vintage’ Heidi Swapp masks and Inca Gold paste. I changed the orientation of the sketch somewhat and used a special old photo taken on a trip to Mexico in 2000. Back then, film cameras were still in use and disposable panoramic cameras were all…

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am wrapping my head around the fact that fall is upon us and summer 2015 is in the books. As always, we hit the ground running at the beginning of September with the start up of all our activities. With summer fading fast, I really enjoyed pulling out a few favourite summer memories and getting them onto scrapbook paper! I hope you enjoy them too. The first is a layout I created using a photo from summer 2014. I love the look of uncertain amazement on my daughter’s face as she realized that the dragonfly actually came to rest on her outstretched finger! It was a perfect symbol of hope and light for her as she wrestled with feelings of unsettledness about our impending move. Supplies Used: Patterned Paper, stickers: Kaisercraft; Punches: Creative Memories, Stampin’ Up!; Letters: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp; Acrylic Shape: Harmonie…

Being 44 is awesome!!!! Especially if you are this SWEET girl Jayme Loge!  Love the layout she has designed using products from a few of our sponsors for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Edmonton and Calgary that are only a few short weeks away! SUPPLIES: Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Westcott paper trimmer, Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint. The Simple Stories I AM Collection was absolutely perfect for Jayme’s layout All that fun painting was done using Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint All the fussy cutting was done using Westcott Titanium scissors And its all stuck down using Tombow Adhesive A BIG HUGE THANK YOU TOOOOOO   for being  THREE of our The carnivals are COMING to Calgary and Edmonton!!!! YAHOOOO!!!! YOU ARE ALL INVITED to attend!!!!  Even if you are not a cropper you can still attend classes, go shopping and…

One of the best parts of going to a crop is getting to play with our friends’ supplies. Last March, on the first night of our weekend crop at Pigeon Lake, I spied this row of  Aladine Izinks Pigment Ink distributed by Clearsnap. That night I dreamed about Clearnsp Izinks all night. I literally dreamed about them. Dripping them actually! I was so excited to get my hands on the Izink pigment inks that I woke up before everyone else. I used Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock (CSS) as my base, and as I wasn’t sure how the Izink would drip I used gesso on my second page. The first page was naked. Newport Beach layout: Izink on Naked CSS I’m not really sure what verb best describes the action required to place Izink on your page. It’s not really a drop. It’s a mashup of a plop and a dab… it’s…

Check out Desiree’s take on the Dec sketch featuring FabScraps, Magenta and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. SUPPLIES: FabScraps patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers, Magenta lazer cut chipboard, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Be Creative Sookwang tape, staples transparency, unknown shoe lace. Desiree used laser cut chipboard gears from Magenta And some patterned paper from this wonderful collection of products from FabScraps The elements were adhered down using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful Monday!

One of my favourite things is truly a scrapbook layout about anything CANADIAN!  I sincerely have a soft spot for this beautiful country I call home. Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting some layouts our design team created about their hometowns! I LOVE THEM ALL (Yep the layouts and the wonderful girls on my team)! Meet Desiree Saskiw Desiree has been apart of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for approximately 1 year as one of our Guest Designers!  She does beautiful work that is always so well thought out and unique to all our page calls.  We LOVE Desiree’s creativitiy!   THANK YOU Desiree for sharing your work with us! Here is Desiree’s take on our page call “My Hometown”. It is about the small little block she lives on in Two Hills, Alberta. Lucky gal to have such GREAT neighbors! SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, Prima Marketing vintage trinkets, Karen Foster Design…

Hi Everyone…or should I say, “Happy Halloween!” It’s Kelly here to share a layout. Do you have you have your costumes ready and spooky décor around the house?  I know I have some cobwebs here and there! ha ha ha Here is a Halloween layout I designed using Simple Stories’ fun “Frankie and Friends” collection, along with some awesome Sizzix dies. I based my design on Sue Sykes’ October Sketch. Have you been playing with her sketches and uploading your layouts to our Sketchy gallery? Here are the three Sizzix dies I used: I die cut them from American Crafts glitter paper… love the sparkle! Beacon Adhesives is great for adhering these pieces: I bent the bat wings for added dimension and just glued their heads down. With white and black markers, I added faux stitching around the title and other cut paper elements. It’s never too late to create a layout based on…

Today we welcome Sylvie Hoobanoff as our guest blogger, who will share some fabulous graduation layouts she has completed for her daughter. Hi there! My name is Sylvie Hoobanoff and I’m very happy to share a project I’ve been working on with you today. I live in beautiful Canal Flats, BC with my husband of 25 years. This fall we became empty nesters when our 18 year old daughter, Julia, went away to college and our 17 year old son, Nick, went away to play Junior B hockey. Now that my car pooling days are over, I am hoping to find more time for my passion of paper crafting and scrapbooking. My daughter graduated high school in June 2014. After the two day event, I had over 100 photos to scrapbook! There were professional photos, personal photos that I took and even some I borrowed from my daughter’s friends from…

Hello Canadian Scrapbookers!!!!!!  It is my extreme pleasure to join you on this lovely Tuesday to share a little inspiration with you. If you know me at all from the magazine, you know me more as a writer than as a scrapbook designer, and true to my role with the magazine, I have some words to share that I hope will inspire you every bit as much as the scrapbook page that I will share with you! Here’s the thing. I have had a self-imposed creatively dry spring and summer and have not touched my scrapbook supplies since about January.  I am pleased to say some wonderful things have happened in that time. My family decided to build a new home and I pulled back from my work with the magazine to focus my energy there. I am a VERY messy scrapbooker and once we had our house listed I…

Check out Desiree Saskiw’s take on the April sketch featuring graphic 45 SUPPLIES: graphic 45 patterned paper and stickers, Dollar Store doily, Prima Marketing floral embellishment, My Mind’s Eye transparency, American Crafts cardboard alphabet, Zip Dry glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful week!