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Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here, feeling a bit panicked now that Christmas is quickly approaching. I always make a handful of cards at this time of year for those special people in my life (and when you receive one, I guess you will now know you’re ‘special’) Since I am totally obsessed with lettering and watercolors, I thought I would combine the two for my card. This is an easy no-fail design that anyone can replicate. The new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens distributed by Canuck Crafts should be on your wish list. They come in gorgeous colour sets and are water-based AND have glitter! How perfect for a Christmas card! I actually used a set called “Winter Warmers” with the red, blue and green colours, plus a black Sparkle pen for the hanging strings and writing “Be Merry.” The paper that works beautifully for this technique is the Spectrum Aqua…

Happy Tuesday! Kim here with this week’s Tuesday with the Team! Are you getting used to dark nights yet? Not me! I apologize in advance with the light in my pictures, my house was so dark and gloomy on Sunday, plus it was rainy so I couldn’t even go outside! So with shorter days, comes the knowledge that Christmas is not far away. I am the world’s worst procrastinator when it comes to Christmas cards…so I thought I’d get a head start with this project…or at least get on track! I had so much fun with Stampin’ Up’s Birthday Fiesta and Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp sets and their matching dies! Cards and gift bags were simply made with basic stamping, die cutting and layering. I coloured the images with my Stampin’ Up markers…I have had them for a long time and they continue to be “juicy” and work so well. Definitely…

“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…

If you are looking for fun, fresh and modern designs for your paper crafting, look no farther than Avery Elle. Their clear, photopolymer stamps will give you crisp, clean images right out of the package! Avery Elle is a one stop shop with coordinating papers, inks, stamps, dies and crafting supplies. Co-coordinating products take the guess work out of what will look good together so you can have fun designing your layouts and cards! I spent some time browsing through their blog and it is FULL of Christmas and winter inspiration. If you are thinking about an early start on your Christmas cards…grab a coffee and check it out. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flicr Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

Hi everyone and welcome to September! You might be a little confused because of the Santas in the pictures above. But it’s definitely September and not December. September 1st was the kick off for the latest Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and I couldn’t wait to show you some products from the book. These cards stay true to my lean and clean style. The vintage style stamps are incredibly gorgeous. This one, called Father Christmas, is stunning and a must have item. As far as I am concerned, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season. This month I made a quick video to show you how to watercolour easily with the Stampin’ Write markers and an aquapainters. Click on the link below to watch the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g2aWqHl-sg Enjoy the video, which includes some of my process while creating a card. Until next month creative friends!…

Today we are glad to welcome guest blogger Vicki Wizniuk from British Columbia, Canada to share some Close to my Heart goodness! I am so excited to share with all of you some fabulous quick cards I created using just some of new products just released this month from Close To My Heart! I got to play with their new Thin Cuts dies, as well as papers from their new Rustic Home Fundamentals. And I can’t forget to mention that they have a new Color of the Year, this year it is Sea Glass! All of these items truly make my heart happy. ♥ Here’s a better look at the cards individually… I seriously love those cards.  But I can’t let you go that quickly… I have one more beauty of a project using basically the same supplies, but I added a few additional items.  I made this lovely…

“If you give a mouse a paintbrush……” Giggle Giggle! We absolutely fell in love with this card designed by Jamie Martin on the Stampendous blog! Christmas card making season is right around the corner and this wonderful card has totally put me in the spirit! – CLICK HERE for all the details! The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals are right around the corner! AND we are super duper excited to announce that is once again…. one of ….. REGISTER TODAY! CLICK HERE for crop and class info. 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!

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12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two or three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 25 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#12 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is HUGE from Clearsnap This prize package form Clearsnap includes 1 each of new Chalk colours inkpads 1 – Blending Kit 1 – India Ink 1 each…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two or three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 25 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#11 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Stampin’ Up! This prize package from Stampin’ Up! includes a complete Project Life set, with a total retail value of over  $80.00 – The package includes the…