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Hello everyone, Tracy McLennon on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today sharing with you a card I created using a variety of different products from the wonderful company Art-C.The card base is cream cardstock and cut to a 4.25×5.5 card front. Cut the 2 shades of kraft cardstock to 4.5.25 and 3.75×5, both of these were found in the Collage Kit. Using the honeycomb cling stamps from the Stamp and Adhesive Stencils and using brown ink, add some stamped detail to the darker kraft cardstock layer. Adhere these layers together using the E-Z Runner Ultra. Add the kraft photo corners from the collage kit. Using Ivory Burlap String, create a large layered circle and adhere to the middle of the card using Adhesive Dots. Add the large tag with a Natural Burlap String bow to the card over the twine circle using Crafty Foam Tape. Using the super strong E-Z…

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…. the best part of each month is the FREE COLOURING card designed by the SUPER talented Betty Hung!  This month Betty has designed a beautiful butterfly themed card with so many creative possibilities. Betty used a variety of Tombow products on her take of her gorgeous illustration. Here is July’s card – all ready for you to start colouring!CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD your FREE Colouring card and start colouring today. Here is Betty’s finished project. Products Used Tombow Mono Drawing Pen 01Water-based pigment ink drawing pen produce smooth, skip-free drawing and writing with no smudging – ink dries instantly!  The durable nib will withstand firm pressure without bending tip, ensuring steady ink flow.  Great for use with colored art markers and colored pencils.  Produces excellent results when used with drawing, marker, watercolor, and mix media paper.  Ideal for illustrations, technical drawings,…

If you love stamping, love stamps, and LOVE getting a new stamp in the mail each month – you need to get hooked up with Technique Tuesday! They will completely inspire you with their beautiful creations and monthly releases! Technique Tuesday releases new product every month! On the first of each month they reveal 10-20 new products. You can join a club to be added to their regular shipping list and recieve their latest and greatest stamps. There are 4 different monthly release clubs. Customers can purchase from these programs at retail price or join an auto-ship program that will give them discounted pricing and member benefits. The Clubs Memory Keepers Studio – clear stamps created with scrapbookers in mind. Fresh Cut Studio – steel dies under $10 that complement the Memory Keepers stamp set theme for the month. The Greenhouse Society – Floral and nature inspired stamps and coordinating…

It has been 4 days since  another season of The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals have come to an end AND I am still overwhelmed by how absolutely amazing the events turned out – THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! This year Edmonton and Calgary raised over 3000.00$ for The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! This is so incredible – I seriously am overwhelmed by the out pouring of support from all of you! THANK YOU  THANK YOU ! Christy’s husband,  Mike Riopel, sent us a personal note of gratitude to extend to all of you that participated. He was also overwhelmed with all your generosity. The scholarship is intended to be given out to children who wish to pursue their love of art  and who need it the most. Christy was a huge part of the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary and therefore it is through…

Two more sleeps until The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Calgary, Alberta! YEEEHAWWW!!! We are so excited to see all our amazing Calgary scrapbookers. The event is being held at Spruce Meadows. Be sure to CLICK HERE for all the details. Wondering what goes on at one of our carnivals – a whole lot of shenanigans!!!! This year the theme for our carnival is Canada 150. The Edmonton croppers last weekend had a hoot dressing up in all kinds of Canadian themed apparel. This wonderful group of women always amaze us with the costumes they come up with each and every year.  This year – they once again did not disappoint – their costumes paid tribute to 150 years of Canadian fashion. So incredibly awesome!!! Check out the layouts a few of them  scrapbooked with the photos from our photo booth celebrating their amazing energy, fun and Canada’s birthday. We…

We are so lucky to once again have the very talented and world famous hand lettering guru – Kelly Klapstein – teaching watercolour lettering at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial in Edmonton in just a few short days. Kelly is an instagram sensation, with just over 539K followers she is one of the most followed celebrities in the hand lettering world!!! WOWZERS!!!!! The reason for Kelly’s success is undoubtedly her classically stunning hand lettering, her easy to follow tips and techniques, her beautiful yet simple videos AND her persistency that anyone can hand letter. Not to sure about that Kelly – giggle giggle.  I am currently enrolled in one of Kelly’s beginner hand lettering courses on facebook so I will keep you all posted 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly on her website – Kelly Creates – there are a ton of resources on there to get you started,…

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is super excited to once again have the lovely Nicole Wright teaching at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary. Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes that always have a classic grungy feel to them. To get a better feel of the beautiful work Nicole does – check out her blog – Nicole Wright Designs. The first class Nicole will be teaching in Calgary is a Mixed Media Double Page Layout This class is for scrapbookers looking for a double page layout to add a unique look to your albums. Nicole used Mixed Media elements to create this double page layout by layering paper, tags, stamping, gesso, distress crayons and stenciling. Bring your photos: 4×6 (2) and wallet sized printed on card stock so you can ink that too. Get a head start on your scrappy pages with mixed media influences.econd class is an…

Are you already thinking about Christmas cards? I sure am! In fact, I already have all the supplies ready to go to create the Creative Scrapbook Magazine handmade cards to mail to all our advertisers, store owners and team members! Each and every year at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals – my mom and dad – create our Christmas cards for us!  I am so lucky. This year is no exception. When you attend our events, you will see them both scrapbooking away in the crop area creating hundreds of Christmas cards. YES I am very spoiled 🙂 Cathie Allan This year the beautiful and extremely talented Cathie Allan will once again be teaching at both our events in Calgary and Edmonton. Her classes are PACKED with years of stamping and inking knowledge.  Everything she creates starts with white cardstock. YEP – plain old white cardstock. She teaches you to…

We are super proud of Canada’s very own Susan Weckesser. Through out the years Susan has grown to create a wide variety of products featuring her gorgeous whimsical art through the partnerships she has formed with a variety of diffferent companies. Stamps You will find the Susan K Weckesser logo on a variety of different stamps in partnership with Unity Stamp Co. Susan has added her fun loving creations to a collection of rubber stamps that include everything from washi tape , to  shapes to Christmas themed images and more. All Susan’s stamps have fun loving home spun feel to them and are perfect from everything to card making, art journaling and scrapbooking. Here is just a little idea of some of her designs. Patterned Paper Susan Weckesser patterned paper is simply timeless. This collection has been around for a while as the designs are classic.  With a Kraft foundation…

Some of you may think it’s silly to do a CSM Spotlight on Ranger Ink, after all ‘everyone’ knows who they are and what they do. While those of us who have been stamping, playing with mixed media or who have worked in the industry for some time, no doubt know who Ranger Ink is, we really do want to introduce these wonderful products to crafters of ALL levels! First up a little history. Ranger Ink was founded in 1929!!! I did the math…that’s 88 years in the INK industry…that’s a whole lot of homework backing their amazing products! Initially they manufactured commercial inks used in the banking industry. In 1979 they developed the first art stamp pads, and began doing private labels for stamp manufacturers in 1998. Since then they have grown to successfully market their own quality products that we have come to love! Products such as Distress…