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Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! It’s hard to believe that Fall is now here and the leaves have started to turn. With Fall here, it means that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So with that in mind, I decided to create a Fall themed project. By using the Fall is in the Air Collection from Echo Park Paper, an Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my “Give Thanks” Altered Frame. Make sure to grab your favourite Fall beverage as I share with you below how to recreate this altered frame in the comfort of your own home.To start, you’ll need an oval frame in any colour of your choice except white. With your frame in front of you, lightly dabbed on some Picket Fence Distress Paint from Ranger Ink.…

Hey crafty peeps… Nicole here and I get to share this fun tutorial on  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Hey crafty peeps… Nicole here and I get to share this fun tutorial on  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Ranger with all these vibrant Mini Archival Inks and stretch beyond Jet Black. This tutorial is an experiment for me and I love the results the Mini Archival Inks create.  These crisp colors provide a detailed stamped image allowing versatility even when watercoloring.The Mini Archival Inks are just the right size for adding ink in select areas of the rubber stamps.  Allowing me to ink and build each stamped image.  Each ink is easily cleaned off the Archival Cleaner. Dry your stamp with some paper towel then add more color to the leaves and petals cleaning between. The new Tonic Stamp Platform was the perfect tool to…

Hello Friends and welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today. My name is Karan Gerber and I am thrilled to be here with you today sharing my first post. School for many started back this past week and with that, I am reminded that fall is right around the corner. What I most love about fall is the cooler temps; harvest season and the bright bold colors of the gorgeous Sunflower. Did you know that Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity? This is one reason it makes them one of my favorite flowers to create with the long list of stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. So let’s get on with the “You are my Sunshine” Card I created for my first post here. I used the papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. The card base measures 7.5 x 5.5 on black cardstock. I cut one piece from…

Do you have a favourite tool to add colour to your creative projects? What about writing tools to tell stories on your scrapbook layouts, art journals and planners? Pens, markers, highlighters and colouring supplies are all tools of our trade…they need to stand the test of time, the touch of little fingers that sneak into our craft room and provide quality each and every time we use them! WHO DOES ALL THAT? Let us introduce you to STABILO! A family run company that is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of writing instruments. You may already be familiar with the name, but these quality German products have been inspiring creatives all over the world. STABILO is part of the Schwan-STABILO group. They are visionaries with their ground-breaking, trend-conscious and innovative designs and over 160 years of experience behind them. THE RIGHT TOOLS STABILO’s diverse products add colour…

Hello Everyone – Cathy Caines here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. It’s the time of year when we say goodbye to summer. But in my teens, it also meant that I was saying goodbye to my friends and family as I set off to begin another school year away from home. It’s always hard to leave and for anyone going through their first year, it’s especially tough. If I am speaking to you – you got this.  Sure, you’ll be poor and stressed out but everyone around you will be in the same boat.  Tap into those around you and try hard to work on finding your true calling. The only way to do this is to think about what makes you happy. Good luck and always remember you can only do your best – nobody expects anything more.About a month ago a lady called me and said that…

I am always on the look out for card making ideas. More times than not – I spend more time looking up ideas then I actually do creating and then of course I need to do the shopping! Giggle Giggle! Technique Tuesday This fabulous stamping company is known for its high quality clear and rubber stamps. Over the years Technique Tueday has grown with the trends and has evolved from once being simply known for their beautifully designed stamps into a company offering a variety of products from digital elements, to Technique Tiles, Story Cards, dies and more. Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday has had a long time partnership with the very well known artist, story teller and scrapbooker – Ali Edwards. Ali has created a number of products for Technique Tuesday that reflect Ali’s positive, easy going style. Visit the Technique Tuesday website to check out the Ali Edwards Design Collection.…

Nicole here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing my jumpstart on fall – this gorgeous fall card. OK, I know, I know we are only half way through summer and already I’m blogging fall leaves!  I really couldn’t help myself.  I mean… you know me!  This week I am blogging for Xyron where Newton’s Nook are teaming up for some… AWESOMENESS!  I thought I would share my simple card here too. Xyron Xyron just happens to be a sponsor of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Edmonton and Calgary this fall! A huge thank you to this awesome company for sponsoring. This event would not be possible without our amazing sponsors! Registration is open – CLICK HERE – you won’t want to miss out! Today’s Project I love fall leaves so of course I had to go for these gorgeous leafy stamps.  Can you imagine these embossed or in an art journal!…

Hello everyone!  Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog featuring some great products from Stabilo. Last month I did a Facebook Live on drawing layered circles with these three Stabilo products. CLICK HERE to see that live video. On the blog today I’m sharing a step by step of the technique, only this time we are making rectangles. I was inspired by the July Sketchy challenge too, the rectangle layout determined the arrangement on my card. The beauty of the Stabilo products is that you can coordinate your colors from the fibre-tipped pens to the Woody to the CarbOthello chalk pastel pencil. This card is basically small rectangle layers made with 3 different Stabilo products from the blue/green color family. Step ONE Prep card stock with gesso. Step TWO Draw shapes using the Stabilo Pen 68. These pens are water-soluble so they magically react with water. (Well, it’s…

It is always a treat to have our very own designer Kelly Klapstein on our web show Technique Tasters #114 – Making Waves and Words with the Brother ScanNCut. On this show, Kelly will walk you through a variety of different techniques she used to create this Bon Voyage card. The techniques include – stamping, drawing and cutting with the Brother ScanNCut, creative lettering AND the addition of BoBunny Glitter Paste – which just happens to be a personal favourite of mine. Thanks Kelly! Kelly put together a variety of different products to create the title, the stamped image and my favourite – the glitter wave at the bottom of the card. Products Used The Brother ScanNCut cut out AND drew a number of elements on this card. You definitely want to check out how the ScanNCut also draws with just about any pen.  BoBunny patterned paper along with some fabulous…

Wondering over to the Spellbinders blog I came across their incredibly talented design team including Yana Smakula. Yana is from Ternopil, Ukraine and her work blew me away! Here are just few samples on the Spellbinders blog that I found that I instantly fell in love with. Here is a close up look at some of the detailed layering on the Happy Birthday card. Simply stunning. Monthly Video Series I was super happy to find that Yana has now started a monthly video series featuring Spellbinder products. You will want to subscribe to this on YouTube. Here is the first video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUeUL8DtPo Intricate Dies Yana has a gift for layering intricate dies so it only seems fitting that she is a perfect match for Spellbinders. Their intricate die collection is mind blowing. Here are just a few examples of what you will find over at Spellbinders  The Great Canadian Scrapbook…