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“Technique Taster’s” are a quick fun class that Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine offers at different events across the country. In 20 minutes we like toshare with you some of our very favourite ideas, tools, toys, stamps, ink, paint and more. The Technique Taster’s may be short in time but they are“tall” in inspiration.  For my part in the Technique Taster at Scrapfest in Kitchener (GOING ON RIGHT NOW) we will be creating one of these tags with in the Canadian Scrapbooker booth.      I know we will have tons of fun as we take Canadian Scrapbooker “white Super Stock” tag and turn it into a “tag to remember”, using the Cathie Allan, Position-It, pigment ink, masking and smearing techniques that are easy and fun. Those of you who have stamped “a while” and those of you who are just beginning to explore the “fun ink filled” world of stamping will…

PRETTY IN ANY COLOUR, INSIDE & OUT. It is an exciting time in and around my house & life. So many things are changing and growing and one of those “things” is not a “thing” it is my wonderful, grandlovely girl, Rianne. She has decided she should become 18 years of age and although I have strived to try to get her to “grow up slower” she simply, did not. I cannot believe that this “very special birthday” of hers got here as quickly as it did. I thought I would share with you “part of her card” that I am preparing for this very special day. It is an 8X8 card, format because I know that the card will be able to be separated into individual 8X8 panels and then stored in an 8X8 album for her to enjoy until she is 98. I am using pigment ink to…

JUST KEEPING IT “SCARILY” SIMPLE AND HANDSOME TOO! It’s Halloween and time for trick or treating.  Therefore, I decided to  “treat” myself by creating this fun Halloween card and then using the same basic techniques, supplies and stamps  (okay, so I changed one, lol), I then treated myself a second time to this wonderful scrapbook page that bears the photo of my “grandhandsomeson” Liam.   I kept it basic, all the inking techniques are simple and truly easy to learn and I know everyone can do them. If you have Volume #6 of Canadian Scrapbooker Basics and/or you follow my articles in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, you probably recognize the techniques I used. Basically I smeared  my way to a great background using colors from the Provence, petal point from Clearsnap and this great brick background from the fine folks at Magenta. I used the same background for both the card…

Everyday Memories I NEED For My Lifetime! by Cathie Allan I LOVE INK …..  I LOVE INK .. .I “simply” LOVE INK! And, YES pigment ink is one of my favorite types of ink. “Why?” you ask. Beyond the fact that it is the most lightfast, most archival ink on the market … it is just so darn versatile. I can use it in so many applications that the variety of techniques that I am able to accomplish using pigment ink seems virtually endless. Do I use it for “simple” stamping … yes. Do I use if for embossing …. Yes. Do I use it when I want colors to blend seamlessly … oh, yes! Do I use it for stenciling … uh, huh. Do I use it for resist … abso stamping lutely. Can I turn it’s ability for staying wet longer into a “smear your art…

Quick Note Cards Brought to you by Magenta Rubber Stamps, White Embossing Powder & Ink … lovely, lovely Clearsnap pigment Ink. by Cathie Allan Yes, I know … the word “quick” and “Cathie inspired ideas” are not two things you usually see together BUT what you don’t know is I do a lot of “quick stamping techniques”, what I don’t usually do is put them in a blog post or put them in my magazine articles. Why … simply cause I love to give you “more” for your stamping buck when you take a class from me or when you execute one of my projects that I publish.  I actually love making cards and here I have made “notecards” that literally take me less than 10 minutes from start to finish.  One of my fav’s is to simply stamp an image in “frost white” pigment ink and emboss with white…

Cathie Allan is back teaching a fabulous technique using 1 stamp, 1 stamp pad and The Cathie Allan Position-it! SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Magenta stamps, Clearsnap ink, stylus and white foam tips, Spellbinders die and Grand Calibur die cut machine, May Arts Ribbon, Cathie Allan Position-it, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Watch how Cathie creates those gorgeous flowers on both the above layout and card Want to see more of Cathie’s GREAT techniques? Be sure to pick up your copy of the Canadian Scrapbooker Basics Volume 6 – MORE STAMPING! CLICK HERE to order yours today! Happy Stamping  everyone!!!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Gail Richard – this weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away this inky prize package from the wonderful people over at Clearsnap. It contains everything to create a gorgeous Cathie Allan project!  The project itself is stepped out in Canadian Scrapbooker Basics Volume 6 which we have included in this prize package!  YOUR GONNA LOVE IT! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? Visit Clearsnap  on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! To enter to win this contest leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday March 15th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!

It is DAY#4 of a Taste of CHA featuring Bazzill and Magenta How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! NO sponsors NO prizes! 2. During the next 10 days (Feb 10-20) you need to visit 21 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth 400.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 21 sponsors this past Jan at CHA!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! Lets get started! #1 – Bazzill Visit Bazzill Basics Paper on facebook – CLICK HERE – hello from us. This incredible collection of patterned paper, embellishments, bling and so much more  will be included in your prize package! *Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook…