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Christy Riopel instantly fell in love with Izinks from Clearsnap. I remember they day Clearsnap sent them to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team to play with – a few of us were like “What the heck do you do with these?” I for one am a die hard collector of all things scrapbooking pretty so I instantly knew where they were going to be displayed in my craft room but had no idea how to use them. Giggle Giggle. Not Christy. The first few projects she created with the Izinks were gorgeous, after that the projects were beyond beautiful. What are Izinks? First off, they are stored in the cutest little bottles! Izinks are acrylic based pigment ink. The ink is opaque and will not produce a patine effect. They are acid free and are mostly used for srapbooking and hobby crafts. Of course they come in a wide…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with an autumn themed card featuring Impression Obsession stamps along with a Tombow adhesives and Clearsnap ink.  The DCWV burlap is a MUST HAVE! It is super easy to work with and adds a home spun feel to any project. The Project The Products This rake and leaf die set is the cutest from Impression Obsession.   I love that there are multiple leaf dies in this set.  It makes it very fast to cut out a bunch of leaves in assorted fall colours. I used a Tombow glue pen to adhere the leaves and the rake to my card.  It’s very precise and easy to use and works perfectly for tiny or intricate die cuts. The Impression Obsession stamp set is called ‘Watch the Leaves’.   This is also a great quote to use on fall themed scrapbook layouts.I backed the stamped sentiment with burlap…

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Natalie Dill – this weeks lucky winner! Every Wednesday – ALL YEAR long – we give one of our lucky blog followers a gift of THANK YOU!  Along with our AMAZING sponsors – we love giving stuff away! This week the wonderful people over at Clearsnap have a FABULOSA prize package just for you! Someone is going to win the incredible package – WHY NOT YOU?! The PRIZE! This weeks prize package by Clearsnap is sure to inspire every level of your paper crafting creativity! From stencils, to luscious pigment ink, and blending tools to creative cards, this bundle is sure to impress! WE LOVE IT! The prize includes everything you see here – including Art Screens, Petal Point ink pad, Blending Kit, Creative Cards, Smooch ink and a pigment ink pad! LOVE IT!!!!!  Thank you so much to Clearsnap for sponsoring this weeks giveaway -…

Hello everyone Tracy McLennon here today sharing my Mermaid layout.  This photo is just a perfect match for this stunning Heartfelt Creations collection – Under The Sea.I created simple layers with these stunningly vibrant patterned papers. I used my flower shaping tools from Heartfelt Creations to shape the floral images that I fussy cut from patterned paper.I then added Prills using my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dual tip glue pen, for a tiny bit of texture. Supply List: Heartfelt Creations- Under the Sea Collection patterned paper  amd Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Close To My Heart- Cardstock Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares, EZ Runner, Glue Pen May Arts Ribbon- Yellow Burlap String Clearsnap Smooch- Yellow and Teal Prills- Gold Buttons Tim Holtz- Gold Outline Alpha Stickers Ranger Stickles Echo Park- Mini Alphas Doily Photo by: Babineau I free hand cut the seaweed pieces on the…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here! With the start of a new month – brings us our monthly sketch challenge. Here is July’s sketch… Six photos on one page! This is a great layout for telling a visual story. Clustering the pics tightly on the left and keeping the right side empty balances the design. Succulent Summer LayoutMy daughter and I have a lot of succulents. The Simple Stories Summer Days Collection was perfect for our springtime ritual. I created the “succulent” title and white border (based on the sketch) on my cutting system. I filled in the flowers with different papers from the collection. I stained the title and edged things with green Clearsnap ColorBox ink to finish it off. Supplies: Simple Stories Summer Days collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ColorBox ink. Art Journal PageThis page is just layers and layers of Ranger oxide inks. I colored the cut…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.  I’ve loved plumeria since I first went to Hawaii in (cough, cough) 1974. I just couldn’t resist Heartfelt Creations Plumeria and their Tropical Paradise Collection. It just makes me smile. It reminds of Hawaiian leis, beaches and Don Ho’s “Tiny Bubbles” (it was 1974, remember?). To create the flowers I stamped one set in pink (and one in orange) Clearsnap ColorBox ink. I left everything on the stamp positioner so that I could stamp on top and then emboss once I was done coloring. I embossed with Clearsnap ColorBox clear embossing powder.I coloured the stamps with Stabilo Carbothello chalk pastel pencils. I blended the colours with a blending nib. I did the same thing with the Parrot.  I followed the instructions on the Heartfelt Creations website on how to put together the plumeria. https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/150/ez-steps-to-create-plumerias  I also highlighted the flowers…

Kelly Klapstein is on our show today creating this metallic-like finished fishy card. Kelly put together this card using products from Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea collection Sakura Gelly Rolls Art-C gold metallic paste Susan Weckesser for Clearsnap ColorBox Color Pop Mini ink pads Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z RunnerSo easy to get this great effect. Watch as Kelly creates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muya953jF_c Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here with one sketch – three different projects. This is a good sketch for a big or dominant photo that really tells your story. The curvy diagonal lines create movement and energy. Supplies:  Creative Memories Cap and Gown Collection, Clearsnap ColorBox ink and embossing powder,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Stampin’ Up! gold thread, Studio Calico brad. An old Colleague of mine posted her graduation photos on Facebook one day and I instantly had an urge to scrap them. The Cap and Gown collection from Creative Memories has several “2107” embellishments but it’s really a versatile collection. The colors work really well with vintage photos.  I glammed it up a bit with gold embossing powder and shiny brads and thread. The papers held up well to mix media techniques. And the coordinating album is a really classy.  Supplies: Donna Salazar for  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Denim Art Journal and…

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…

This past week was a hard one. It was Christy Riopel’s birthday. So hard for family and friends to not celebrate with her. We miss you so much Christy. Here is a beautiful layout Christy designed for her Tool Junkie article in the Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, stamps and dies, Inkadinkado stamp gear, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Viva Pearl pen, Marvy gel pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Photo by Allison Orthner. Happy Happy Birthday Christy – we hope you are enjoying some cake in heaven.Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank…