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HELLO SUMMER! Hey everyone, – Cathie Allan here – thought I would share with you a totally fun and easy card that you can create in the wee hours of the morning. Why? … in the “wee hours of the morning?” ….. well, because, it is May 23rd and it is behaving like summer outside so we NEED to spend “some” of our “crafting time” in our gardens and on our deck.   I used totally “doable” stamping techniques to  create a fun, shape card that “wanted to be a slider card”.  The background was simply stamped using a wonderful solid, daisy stamp from Impression Obsession and two fabulous pigment colors from Clearsnap. Since it was pigment ink, I was able to stamp the darker, Antique Pewter images first and then stamp the lighter, Buttercup images on top of the dark color.  Pigment ink allows me to do this and I…

YES …. my Cathie Allan Position-it has had an upgrade.  I have loved my Position-it for many years. Loved that it was two tools in one. It was a tool that worked as a positioner, allowing you to place images “exactly” where you wanted them on your project AND allowed you to stamp an image, over and over and over again in exactly the same place thus opening up endless possibilities with my favourite art tools, my rubber stamps. Loved that it works on ALL sizes of paper. Loved that it worked with wood mounted rubber stamps, cling rubber stamps AND clear rubber stamps. Sounds amazing right … YES it was and YES …. it still IS but now …. it allows me to do even more.  In essence … it simply makes stamping easier and even more “funner” (yes, I know that is not a word (yet) I like…

Okay – SERIOUSLY – this is one technique you just gotta try! Cathie Allan designed this card using a marbling technique for the background that is absolutely fool proof! This card was created using Clearsnap ColorBox ink Art Impressions stamps and dies Tombow Dual Brush pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Watch it all come together – you are gonna love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNKc3jW7_Tg Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful stamp that cried out to be used on a project or “6” J.  This “beautiful stamp” came from Impression Obsession and was one of their new releases at “CREATIVATION” which was held in Phoenix in January. This stamp, part of a “geranium series” from Impression Obsession decided to go home with Cathie and she set to work creating “something”. Not really knowing what the project would become, Cathie set about simply altering a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock with her new, stamp and the Poinsettia pigment petal point from Clearsnap. Even though the name of this particular stamp pad “screamed Christmas”, Cathie looked past it and simply saw it also was a great combination of colors for a geranium image. She partnered her stamp with her “Cathie Allan Position-it2”, which is 3 tools in one. This tool can be used with…

Cathie Allan is our web show creating one heck of a cool background! CHECK OUT THOSE circles! SUPPLIES:Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Clearsnap ink, stylus, white foam tips, Art Screens, Smooch Accent tips and Top Boss ink, Art Impressions stamps and dies, Sizzix dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, Tombow Dual Brush pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You seriously have to grab a coffee and watch this resist colouring in action – you are going to LOVE IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoEZVTaWy0g Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Cathie Allan here. I just wanted to share a little of my “Christmas Stair Art” with you. I have been creating “Stair Art” with my rubber stamps for many years. I started creating these on 6X6 blocks of wood.  I would use my stamps and acrylic paint to create them and I place them in the corners of my stairs. These have always made me smile. Last year I started creating them with Superstock, which I fortify and now they are “so much faster” to create. No prepping of the wood. No waiting for sealer to dry and they look AWESOME. I am sharing a couple of the “older, on the wooden block” ones that I made in previous years (if you look real close you can see that these were done in 1997)and the one that I created this year.  This year’s is all done with Impression Obsession Stamps,…

Cathie Allan is back at it again with some FABULOSA stamping techniques! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Clearsnap ink, stylus, white foam tips, Art Screens, Smooch Accent tips and Top Boss, Art Impressions stamps and dies, Tombow Dual Brush pens, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here are a few of the products Cathie will be playing with… Clearsnap Art Screens (stencils) Tombow Dual Brush pens Art Impressions slider stamps! Grab a coffee – and get ready to HEAT up those stamps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8SGudxbdH4 Happy Scrapbooking everyone Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – DON’T MISS A SINGLE COPY! – CLICK HERE

“Faux Watercolor Stamping Bliss” ideas for Christmas. Hello everyone – Cathie Allan here! One of my classes this year is a wonderful, flexible class called “Faux Watercolor Stamping Bliss”.  To achieve the watercolor look for this project we did not even use water.  The result was a page and a tag/card that did not warp or heave and we did not have to use a bucket of mediums to create it.  I love using my mediums in unique ways, allowing them to multitask for me and mimic other products. The projects that we complete in the class looked like this …. A wonderful masculine page and great “guy” card. Well for this blog post I took those same techniques, changed the colors, changed the stamps and stencils, changed the cut of my Super Stock and came up with some very “timely” Christmas ideas.  So for those of you who took…

The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals are right around the corner! AND we are super duper excited to announce that is once again…. one of ….. TAKE A CATHIE ALLAN CLASS – In Edmonton featuring Clearsnap products!!!!  SO GORGEOUS!!!!! Registration for our 9th annual Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals opens at 9am MST TODAY as follows: For the EDMONTON show: on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd. For the CALGARY show: on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd. CLICK HERE for crop and class info. We have split the registration dates by location to make it easier for you to reach us. Register online or by phone 403.809.4888 We can’t wait to see you there! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Cathie Allan created this fun birthday card featuring Impression Obsession stamps and dies SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Impression Obsession dies and stamps, Clearsnap pigment ink, embossing powder, stylus and foam tips, Stephanie Barnard for Clearsnap dye based ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here is a side view of this cute card… Cathie used this  Impression Obsession Stamp & Die Block Duo set. Clearsnap ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to keep everything together. This card AND SO MUCH more can be found in our Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – CLICK HERE to order yours today! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!