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Ah…..Connie Nichol here today.  There is nothing like sitting down with a crisp new issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and a cup of tea.   Especially in the summer when you are sitting outside in a lawn chair listening to the birds singing and the grass feels good under your bare feet.  I snapped this picture a couple of summers ago, and it still makes me smile when I look at it. To scrapbook this picture, I used products from Fancy Pants Designs Office Suite line.  It’s a very versatile paper line containing everything from soft pastels and delicate florals to bold black and white patterns.  It would work for everything from baby photos to travel or wedding photos. The Office Suite alphabet set is big and bold and makes a page title just pop.  This alphabet set  comes in the paper pack or you can buy it separately. You can also…

Connie Nichol shows a great way to add colour to glitter paste Here are the card Connie created Here is a close up of the colouring on glitter paste on the two projects Projects feature Chameleon Pens BoBunny Gitter Paste and stickable stencils Close To My Heart cardstock, ink, glitter gems, sequins and stamps Bother Sewing Machine to add a few stitches Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – to keep everything together Watch how it all comes together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NI4V1jfcf0 Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Love You More – with Karen Ellis Happy Tuesday everyone! I thought that I would share what I’ve been playing with at the studio lately FOILS!  Yes, Foils!  I’m loving this trend right now.   A little bit of shine and a whole lot of fun!   Although, I will admit I’ve had to play around with it’s application but, now I’m in a groove, I can’t be stopped!! Here’s a festive card perfect for Valentine’s Day that I made with  the help of my Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine. Materials Used 5×7 White Card Blank – Canvas Corp 4.75”x6.75” Printed Paper (mine is a Gelli Print I made but you can also use your favourite double sided cardstock). Gold DecoFoil – Interweave DecoFoil Peel N Stick Toner Sheets – Interweave Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine – Brother (any model will do, I used the new CM650W) Iron/Ironing Surface and Parchment Paper…

The Brother ScanNCut is still one of the most talked about electronic cutting machines in the industry. The excitement is about the NEW ScanNCut 2, which was released in the United States in the Fall and will be released in Canada in the next few months. Some of the new features of the ScanNCut 2 include: a 300 DPI scanner has RGB recognition so you can create your own cut files 12″ x 24″ scanning a wireless network ready to transfer files online Stand-Alone machine library of over 1000 cut files plus 15 built in fonts SVG data and PES data readability (for embroidery) German Carbide blade The demo table was always busy, and even I tried out a little hand lettering, scanning and cutting! The popularity of the ScanNCut has risen because of its ability to cut a huge variety of materials, such as fabric, vinyl, thicker cardboard, plastic,…

Connie Nichol has been playing with her Chameleon pens And Close to My Heart Check out these cards she has designed. SUPPLIES Close To My Heart stamps, cardstock, twine and embossing folder Chameleon pens Clearsnap embossing powder and Top Boss ink Brother Sewing Machine Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Watch how she created this card on our latest Web Show – Emboss and Colour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWDQN2kFHg Spend some time colouring this holiday season! Merry Christmas

Hi, it’s Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout I created using the November sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker sketchy challenge  and some of the new Creative Memories products.    A couple of years ago I participated in a hummingbird photography workshop in British Columbia.   It was an absolutely amazing experience and I have enough hummingbird photographs to last me several lifetimes. I used patterned paper from the Creative Memories ‘Brights’ designer paper pack and the Bubbles Border Maker to dress up my paper edges a little bit.  The Creative Memories Border Maker System is very unique – you slide your paper into a positioning guide where it is firmly held by a magnet and then you move a punch cartridge stepwise down the paper edge.  The cartridges are interchangeable so you can easily swap out different cartridges for different borders. To make my picture pop, I used dimensional foam adhesive…

In Canada, November 11 is Remembrance Day.  It is a statutory holiday in most provinces and territories in order to commemorate members of the armed forces and to remember and honour those who have fought for our country and our freedom.  It’s about respecting our past and thanking those that have served.    I grow many poppies in my garden and they always make me think of the iconic war poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by John McRae. To add some subtle texture and interest to the piece of Bo Bunny Heritage patterned paper, I used a Bo Bunny stickable stencil and smeared a little molding paste through it with my finger.  I adore the way these stencils stick, even after repeated washings, so the molding paste ends up where it is supposed to.  All the time.   It can’t sneak under the stencil and make a mess.   Then, I sprayed a…

T’is the season of reflection – being grateful, being thankful and simply saying THANK YOU! We are continuing our quest of posting THANK YOU cards featuring products from all our sponsors of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this past Sept in Calgary and Edmonton!  We are so grateful and thankful for all they do for everyone in the scrapbooking industry! Today’s card is designed by Connie Nichol and features Close To My Heart and Karen Foster Design SUPPLIES: Close To My Heart cardstock, patterned paper, embossing folder and ink, Karen Foster Design swirl burst brad and stamp, May Arts ribbon, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. THANK YOU once again – we truly appreciate all you have done for us!

Are you ready to trim the tree?? LOL!!!!!!  Probably not but the Christmas and Winter lines will be popping up EVERYWHERE in the next few weeks so here is a little layout – designed by Connie Nichol – to get you in the spirit of shopping for Christmas themed supplies! SUPPLIES: Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Simple Stories patterned paper, letter stickers and die cuts, Spellbinders curved rectangle and flourish dies, May Arts ribbon, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L . Check out the reindeer and Christmas tree garland ribbon from May Arts Ribbon that Connie used She also used this funky die set from Spellbinders called – Modern Stationary Card Creator dies. And this layout is entirely stuck down using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L We are very excited to announce that   are THREE of our The carnivals are right around the corner in Calgary and Edmonton!!!! YAHOOOO!!!!…

We love playing with tissue paper!!!!! Connie Nichol put this layout together using Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock – the spotted collection Magenta stamps – including this wheat and tree stamp Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink in a variety of shades May Arts Ribbon ric rac The Brother sewing machine Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and markers Watch these products change the way you look at tissue paper in our latest websiode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b8256DRbko&list=UUmuMGQnmXpsQs2hVMbe0E_A After Connie completed her layout – she went ahead and put together a card using all the left overs!!!! Get out your tissue paper!!!!! Happy Scrapping

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