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That’s a wrap!! The Great Canadian Scrapbooking Carnivals are done for another wonderful year. For those of you that attended, I hope I got to meet you, greet you & or hug you. I know you ALL had an amazing time as the smiles were countless and the laughter sometimes deafening! I know you did some GREAT stamping and paper crafting because I saw the floor after you were all done !!! For those of you who did not make it …. MAKE IT  NEXT YEAR!! You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. For myself, I was busy sharing ideas and fun stamping & inking techniques the whole weekend, through classes and demos.  I demo in the Creative Scrapbooking Magazine booth of course and while I “play”, I am blessed to spend time with amazing paper crafters who simply love to take a stamp to paper, creating cards, scrapbook pages, art journals…

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…

SISTER TIME! Hello everyone – Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Time with those you love is so very precious. The very cool thing about scrapbooking is when we create those memories we can “keep them forever” in a visual form that we get to enjoy the rest of our lives. We DO NOT have to rely on our “less than perfect” memory. PLUS we have the shear joy of living that memory repeatedly not only as we create but every time we take them out to reminisce.  My two beautiful daughters were recently together in Mexico for some very special “sister time”. My girls have been best friends since they were little and as a mom, I feel very blessed to live their trip through the photos they shared with me. To create this page I used techniques that I will be teaching in one…

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