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Hello everyone! Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Creating a “notecard” to remember is so easy when you have a great 6X6 background stamp.  Impression Obsession’s collection of 6X6, red rubber (for that perfect image) rubber stamps is massive. With over 280, deeply etched, full of amazing detail, 6X6 rubber stamps to choose from you will be in “stamp heaven” for a long, long time. For this blog post I am focusing on the “Pixel Daisy” image. Because I was wanting to create a number of “any occasion I need them for” cards, I kept the process super simple and fast. Yes, pigment ink is my choice for ink for “oh, so many versatile reasons”. Pigment ink can mimic so very many “specialty inks” when you know how to use them and I love that the projects I made with them “30 plus years ago” look…

Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I am so excited to share with you my blog post for February. It involves a gorgeous Hydrangea stamp along with a few other stamps and dies from the amazing Heartfelt Creations. This amazing company constantly creates stamps and dies to inspire.  Of course, I broke out my pigment inks and I now have a totally awesome collection of Tsukineko’s, StazOn, Pigment ink. If you are like me … and love to incorporate window plastic or transparencies to your projects, this ink will blow your ‘”stamping on window plastic” mind :). I will also share with you a delightful little cleaner that will clean this “relatively, new ink” off of your rubber stamps and your clear stamps and “nourish your stamps” at the same time. Let’s check it out! Using the “StazOn ink” of your dreams, stamp the…

Can you smell it …. can you feel it ….. ? Fall is here and that means Christmas is right around the corner. Oh, for a card/tag maker this is the “funnest” time of the year. Break out ALL your Christmas stamps and your favorite mediums and create until the reindeer fly. This is what I have started my “Christmas card/tag journey” with, for 2019. I pulled out 3 of my favorite “Art Impressions”,  Christmas sets then pulled out some of my favorite mediums, some paint, fiber, and ribbon. First I stamped and colored my images. Yes, because I love the light fastness of pigment ink I pulled out my “VersaFine” quick-dry pigment ink and stamped the images that I wanted to color. Coloring was easy with my artist quality pencil crayons and I used Gamsol to blend. Now for the tag background …. this was easy & crazy quick!…

Wondering what the inside of the Fall 2019 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine looks like? Here is a little peek of a gorgeous Greeting Card that Cathie Allan designed featuring Clearsnap ColorBox. Each and every issue is filled with gorgeous STEP BY STEP photos on how to create a variety of different projects! Here is the step by step that you will find in the Fall issue of Cathie’s Greeting Card. The Fall issue is now at your local scrapbooking stores and will hit newsstands Sept 01. Visit the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine STORE LOCATOR to find a store nearest you. We are EXCITED to announce that Clearsnap ColorBox will be sponsoring The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals! Here are the carnival dates – MARK YOUR CALENDARS Edmonton – Sept 6-7 Calgary – Sept 20-21 There are still seats available in our crop area! HURRY!!!! We want you to come on down to…

Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with Dare 2B Artzy! While demoing and doing make’n takes in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine booth in  Dallas at the Stamp & Scrap Expo I had the absolute pleasure to meet Cindy Sartain, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, stamps, dies & stencils. Their booth was directly across from ours &  oh, my goodness …. I fell in love at first sight with her products.  Of course, I had to bring some home to introduce her stamps to my ink 🙂 I have created 2 awesome quick & easy cards using two of her sets and one of her stencils. I kept the techniques so simple & fun that if you follow my articles in the fabulous, quarterly book,  “Creative Scrapbooker Magazine” (you know it is “way” past  “just” a magazine) you will probably know how I  achieved…

Inside each and every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine our stamping genius, Cathie Allan, shares stamping tips, techniques and tricks with all our readers.  With over 30 years of rubber stamping experience, Cathie truly is an ocean of paper crafting knowledge. We are so lucky that she calls Creative Scrapbooker Magazine home. The Spring 2019 issue, which is hitting newsstands today, is no exception. In this issue, Cathie will walk you through creating your very own tinfoil metallic embellishments.  You will be addicted!!!! Here is the gorgeous card Cathie put together for her regular column, “It’s All About Rubber”. The background was created using a variety of Clearsnap ColorBox Dyestress inks. All the stamps and dies are from Heartfelt Creations.  And those floral tinfoil metallic embellishments were designed using Heartfelt Creations dies, an embossing folder and Clearsnap ColorBox pigment ink. You need to get your hands on the Spring 2019 issue of Creative…

Good “almost” Valentine’s Day to you all. Creating a message of love for someone that is dear to you takes that message to an entirely new level. Your message becomes a keepsake that your loved one will treasure for many years to come and possibly if your loved ones are like my husband …. it’ll be cherished forever! You can spend hours on a handmade card or you can use extraordinary products to make it look like you spent hours.  “Painting with glitter” is a simple, fun technique that always takes a card to the next level. You can do the whole card as a “glitter painting” OR you can simply add a glitter, painted embellishment. In the spring issue of “Canadian Scrapbooker” 2011 I shared this technique in my “It’s All About Rubber” article. Since then our publication has gone international and therefore the name of this wonderful magazine…

Create a fun Bokeh background for scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting! Its so easy! You will be addicted! Watch Cathie Allan in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIQv1tyfBec SUPPLIES Art Impression Rubber Stamps Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink Petal Points Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Dye Ink Clearsnap ColorBox Stylus and White Foam Tips Clearsnap ColorBox Art Screen Lyra Rembrandt Pencil Crayons Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Welcome to my “spooky”, “get your Great Pumpkin, belief on”,  Happy Halloween blog post! I truly had some “outrageous inky fun” creating this fun card with some new techniques that I have been playing with.  These are not meant to scare you … these techniques are easy, fun and so “freaky” versatile, from the fun new way I am creating the background using my Clearsnap ColorBox inks … to the “foilicious” way I played with my pumpkin die cuts… to the “spooky/sparkly, embossed” fun of the finished look of my Impression Obsession, Happy Halloween, die.  I am going to keep you in suspense though. Today is a sharing day …. but in my upcoming articles and webisodes for Creative Scrapbooker we will be stepping out these fun, fabulous and unique techniques.  So stay tuned  …. and fear not…

Cathie Allan has been WOWING us with your stamping and inking skills since WAY BACK WHEN! Not to mention how off the wall creative she is!  We are so very lucky that Cathie calls Creative Scrapbooker Magazine HOME! Thank you Cathie! I was looking back in our Winter 2015 issue and came across this amazing project that I just had to share with anyone out there who may not have this particular issue.  This card is amazing and features a TON of products by Clearsnap ColorBox…one of Cathie’s favourite scrapbooking companies! Here is the article as it appeared in the Winter issue. We are super duper happy to announce that Clearsnap ColorBox is one of our fabulous sponsors for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals. GUESS WHAT – the carnival in Calgary starts Sept 21st in Calgary!!!! There are still seats available in our crop area! HURRY!!!! We want you to come on down to the…