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Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Winter 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. This was the last article that Christy wrote for our magazine. Christy was probably one of the most organized people I knew. She had her articles ready to go at the beginning of August and shortly after passed away. We ran her article and then decided to retire it in her honor. This Tool Junkie article was all about using Creative Memories border punches. Here is the last project that Christy designed in her beautiful creative life. It will always be a very special layout for me. Christy used the grass border punch on the…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Fall 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, once again in Christy’s Tool Junkie article, Christy created a number of different layouts featuring a variety of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.  More often than not, we purchase adhesives and clearly think only to use them as adhesives. Christy’s article was all about looking at your adhesives in a different light! Here is one of my favourite layouts from this feature. On this layout, Christy uses Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz (glue-like dots) and turns them into a glitter banner! LOVE it! Here is the article as it appeared in the…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, inside Christy’s regular Tool Junkie article. This article was all about a HOT new tool called the groove tool. Christy demonstrated a variety of different ways to use the tool on scrapbook layouts. This was my personal favourite. Peter’s Drive Inn was always a place we stopped on our way to the mountains to go skiing. I loved that Christy thought to capture this little family tradition. Her children will cherish it. Here is the article as it appeared inside the Spring 2016 issue. Happy Scrapbooking Everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. It has been exactly two years this week since Christy passed away. Feels like yesterday. I still miss her dearly. I saw this poem on facebook the other day and thought I would share it here with all of you.  So many of you have continued to celebrate Christy with me each and every week. I am so grateful for all the comments and messages and memories that you share with us – THANK YOU! The Day God Took You Home A million times I’ve needed you A Million times I’ve cried, If love alone Could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Kelly Klapstein wrote a feature article on different watercolor techniques. This was Christy’s contribution to Kelly’s article featuring Sakura Koi Water Colors. So beautiful. There is nothing better than Elephant Hugs! Not that I would know…I have never been lucky enough to receive one! Giggle Giggle! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Simple Stories stickers, Sakura Koi Water Colors and Pigma Sensei pens, Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Photo by Laurel Pryde. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, you will find a regular article written by Christy Riopel called Journal Jump Off’s. In this article, Christy demonstrated and taught techniques from her art journal that could be used in all paper crafting projects, including card making and scrapbooking. This particular article focused on using Magenta Nuance Powders in your art journal, on your scrapbook layouts, and in card making. Here is one section of Christy’s article as seen in the 2016 issue. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Winter 2015 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. This was our 10-year anniversary issue and it was packed with all things in TENS. Top ten layouts, top ten tools, top ten supplies and Chrisy’s feature article – Top Ten Background techniques. Christy created TEN tags with TEN different background techniques. Guess what? These techniques are STILL hot today! I guess she knew what she was talking about! Here is one of the pages from her article as it was published in the Winter 2015 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Fall 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Christy’s regular feature called The Tool Junkie. In this issue, Christy created a number of different projects featuring Chameleon Color Tone Pens. Here is one of the designs featured along with the basic step by steps to create faux stained glass tiles. For this project, Christy used Chameleon Color Tone Pens – have you tried playing with these pens? They are AWESOME!!!! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Fall 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Christy wrote a two-part feature article on using a variety of different types of mediums. The article was appropriately called Mad for Mediums as Christy rarely created a project without adding some kind of ooey gooey goodness! Here is one of the many projects that Christy designed featuring gesso. Gesso Resist Because gesso is a sealant, mediums will react differently on top of it then they will on paper. You can use this to your advantage by using it to create a soft resist. I call it a soft resist because it may retain a bit of…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to a Text Talk article and the layout that Christy designed especially for the feature. In the 2015 Summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, we did an entire featuring on the language of smartphone…or as we called it Text Talk. We featured layouts that included everything from hashtags to abbreviations to smartphone graphics and emojis. This was such a fun theme…looking back it makes me think that we should revisit this page call and see how we are inspired by our smartphones today! Here is the layout that Christy designed for this feature. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of Christy Riopel -…