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I treat myself every month to a monthly kit from Scrap Shotz, an online store based in Calgary, Alberta.  The kits are great value and are  just loaded with all sorts of scrapbook goodies – patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments – lots of fun stuff that I might not necessarily purchase myself, but always goes together beautifully and is really fun to try.  It totally makes my day when the Scrapshotz box arrives in my super mail.  The kits are perfect for taking to a crop – they include everything you need except for adhesive! A kit from last fall featured Jillibean Soup’s Cold Avocado Soup line – patterned paper, sticker and die cut sheets, flash cards – along with plenty of other great supplies such as bling, Stickles and WeR Memory Keepers chevron washi tape.  The colours , rich blue, yellow and teal, in the Avocado Soup line are just…

Hi everyone! Jodi Wilton here today to show a quick celebration card using Core’dintations  ColorCore Cardstock and Sizzix Dies.  I love having birthday cards at hand, and by combining the fun bright colours of Spotted by Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and the fun ice cream die by Sizzix- a fun and fast card can be created!  Here is the card that I came up with: The card base was also Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and then added two  layers  of patterned paper (Carta Bella).  I sewed around each piece of patterned paper for extra detail. Finally I cut out the ice cream pieces and the banner. I added some distress ink in a similar colour to each of the pieces to really bring out the spots on the cardstock.  Finally I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares to give the ice cream some dimension.   Here is another look: Supplies: Core’dinations ColorCore…

LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout Jodi Wilton created featuring Fancy Pants Designs!  Take a minute and read the journaling! SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, cork and tags, American Crafts chipboard alphabet, Jillibean Soup stickers, Doodlebug Design twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Singer sewing machine, unknown thread. Happy Scrappin

A New Year’s layout designed by Kim Gowdy featuring Stampin’ Up! SUPPLIES: Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, inks, stamps, glitter and Crystal Effects, American Crafts Thickers and sticker alphabet, Prima Marketing alphabet stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Make sure you take some time to scrapbook what your plans are for 2014!  And share it with us on our facebook page!  We want to see your work!!!! Happy New Year!

Check out Christy Riopel’s  take on our Jan sketchy featuring DCWV! This layout totally makes me giggle! Supplies Used:  DCWV patterned paper, Be Creative tape, American Crafts Thickers, Marvy Gel pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Christy based her layout on this sketch created by Sue Sykes We want to see your take on this month’s sketch! Visit our gallery – CLICK HERE Get your sketchy on!

Check out Jodi Wilton’s take on our Jan sketchy featuring My Little Shoebox Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper:  My Little Shoebox; Cardstock: Bazzill; Burlap and Dew Drops: Robin’s Nest;  Pink Twine: Karen Foster Designs;  Spray Ink: Stephanie Barnard ColorBox by Clearsnap & Heidi Swapp Colorshine;  Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap;  Button: Bella Blvd.; Alpha Stickers: My Little Shoebox & American Crafts; Tool:  Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch; Ek Success Corner Rounder; Hearts by Spellbinders. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L EZ Runner by 3L;  Beacons Fabric Tac; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Best Creations Inc Foam Tape . Jodi based her layout on this sketch created by Sue Sykes We want to see your take on this month’s sketch! Visit our gallery – CLICK HERE Get your sketchy on!

Have you been playing along in our Double the Fun Challenge by Kelly Klapstein? Every four months we post one of Kelly’s Double Page Sketches on our website. You design a layout based on the sketch and submit it to us!!! We then choose a few layouts to publish in an upcoming issue or on our blog!!!! It’s fun and super duber easy!!! Here is the current sketch Kelly created And here is Kelly’s take on this sketch featuring Bo Bunny! SUPPLIES: Bo Bunny patterned paper, Maya Road twine, American Crafts glitter, Ranger Industries Stickles, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Zig Millenium pen. CLICK HERE to upload your take on Kelly’s sketch! Can’t wait to see!!!

Check out Jayme loge’s take on our Dec sketchy challenge featuring Karen Foster Design SUPPLIES: Karen Foster Design patterned paper and stickers, Bazzill cardstock, Teresa Collins and American Crafts brads, My Mind’s Eye trim, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Do you want to take part in Jan Sketchy Challenge? It is so easy!!!! Here is the sketch. Create a layout or a card or any project based on this layout and upload it to our sketchy gallery – CLICK HERE We would love to see your work! Get your sketchy on!