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WINNER – Congratulations to Kathryn Belmonte – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!! The wonderful gals over at Clearsnap have put together something special JUST FOR YOU! Art Screens, Smooch, Spritzers and MORE! CHECK IT OUT! We are just as excited to announce this prize as you will be to win! To kick this sweet prize off we are giving you a taste of our new ColorBox Premium Dye ink pads. These beautiful inkpads stamp clear crisp images, but they work AMAZING for water coloring effects too! You will have a blast creating washed backgrounds with these ink pads, Spritzers, and Art Screens! Then, to finish off all your beautiful projects, we’ve included some Smooch for hand lettering one-of-a-kind sentiments and for adding pearly accents! Voila! With this pretty prize pack, you have all you need to create cards, scrapbook pages and even home décor pieces…

Happy Tuesday! Kim here with a fun Aloha layout I finished up not too long ago. Do you ever find a collection of papers and embellishments and immediately know what photo[s] you would use with it? I LOVE when that happens, because that’s a big part of the creative process taken care of…sometimes the hardest! This was just the case when I saw the Sun-Kissed collection from Creative Memories! We were fortunate to get to Hawaii for the very first time in February…this paper pack and matching embellishments screamed ALOHA to me! I instantly knew what I wanted to do with this layout, so it came together quite quick…which is so not my norm! I started out with a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Superstock, my favourite base to work on. It’s 110lb cardstock and is a wonderful sturdy base to layer on. I trimmed it down so that I could…

This week we are visiting the winter 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Christy Riopel did some SERIOUS designing with the Creative Memories Original Border Punch system. SHE ROCKED IT!  Here is just a sample of one the projects she created for her regular column – The Tool Junkie. This was the very last article that Christy wrote for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine before her passing in August of 2016. Using the Creative Memories Border Punch System to Create a Stencil 1. Load a cartridge that makes a set of holes as a border. Some punches work better for this than others. 2. Punch a strip into a thicker piece of cardstock. 3. Using a Clearsnap ColorBox stylus and white foam tip, sponge ink through the holes onto your project. 4. Repeat with other colours to finish off the background. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of…

Cathie Allan is on our web show today with a fun masking technique for stamping. You may have masked your stamped image before…but have you ever masked the stamp? Check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niNxd1EY5hQ SUPPLIES USED A variety of Impression Obsession Stamps Impression Obsession die Clearsnap Colorbox Stylus, White Foam Tips, Pigment ink and Top Boss Embossing Ink Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock The Cathie Allan Position-it 2 by Ecstasy Crafts Sizzix DieBe sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel.  Christy’s art was and still is timeless. So many of her creations from way back when are still hot and trendy today. Here is a blog post from over 6 years ago that Christy created for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine about recycling and embossing pop cans! AWESOME! Upcycling Pop Cans to Make Embossed “Tin Panels” by Christy Riopel I was inspired by an old tin ceiling panels when I created this page. I love how they go with the vintage feel of the photo. To make the panels I cut the top and bottom off a pop can and down the side. I then took my Spellbinders embossing folder and embossed the metal from the can. I then painted it with gesso and let it dry. I sprayed it…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an easy birthday card made from an Art Impressions stamp and die set.    Art Impressions has a huge selection of different interactive stamp sets which need to be pulled, unfolded, twisted, spun or shaken.  Go check them out. The designs will be sure to bring a big smile to your face.    Who doesn’t love to get a card that flutters or wobbles? I played with the Birthday Fairy set to create a couple of cards – the set comes with the stamps, dies and an action ‘wobble’.  You can see from the side photo that the fairy’s skirt is dimensional and mobile. Here’s another slightly different version of the Birthday Fairy card in royal blue. Here’s the stamp set: I stamped the fairy and her skirt with Clearsnap Top Boss ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  I find that embossing an image…

Hello everyone!  Karen Ellis here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.  I have had the distinct honour to have met so many of you in person at scrapbooking shows and conventions in cities all over Canada and the USA.   I love representing the magazine, meeting you and creating make n takes in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine booth. A few weekends ago we were at ScrapFest in Kitchener, Ontario.  I wanted to show you what we created with the attendees and what I’ll be creating at other shows this year. This embellished pillowbox gift box from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Supplies Used Pillowbox and Happy Flowers  Dies – Elizabeth Craft Designs Gel Plate Petites – Gel Press Printing PlatesClearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock 3 in 1 Glue – Beacon String – unknown Felt Star – (cut from) Camelot Fabrics Button – unknown Wood Cut Leaf – unknown Here’s how we…

Good morning and happy Monday! Kim here with a quick birthday card share today! This month I challenged myself to use the April Sketchy Challenge as a starting point for a card. Even before choosing my products, I knew I wanted to make the triangle accent from stamps! I created a paper mask from my Impression Obsession stamped image so I could easily overlap my stamped design making it look like one continuous image – I love how it turned out! I took a black marker and ruler to divide the two sides. I created three layered areas using stamps, stencil and Clearsnap Chalk ink! I fussy cut the bird image and layered it with the Impression Obsession die cut pine boughs and a little black tread. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for taking the time to check out my card, try one of our…

Hey there everyone! Cathie Allan here today sharing with you one of my articles from the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Creating Faux Mini-Canvases. I know you are going to LOVE IT! Faux Mini-Canvases by Cathie Allan In this issue, we are going to create “faux mini-canvases.” This special combination of background colours and the way we apply the ink layer after layer will totally have you thinking that we worked on canvas. In reality, we have simply worked on Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock—the cardstock of my inking and rubber stamping dreams. We are using pigment ink—the most light-fast stamping medium there is—so you will be able to enjoy them for a long, long time. I invite you to use the techniques we are stepping out for you today on your favourite craft project—a card, a scrapbook page, a knock-out art journal page or any crafting project…

Kerry Engel is on our webshow today designing a 12X12 scrapbook layout using large graphic patterned paper. Kerry has some awesome tips and tricks to show you how to use these patterns that can often be a bit overwhelming. Grab a coffee and check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9oE4gmUHmc&t=16s Here are the supplies that Kerry used Simple Stories Romance Collection of patterned paper, stickers, die cuts and chipboard Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment ink Vineyard ink pad set Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam SquaresBe sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!