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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!

Cathie Allan is on our web show today playing with her Clearsnap pigment inks.  Cathie has a super cool coloring technique that will have you watercoloring like a pro using….PIGMENT INK!  Yep you read that correctly! Grab a coffee and check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7hlcM1WdAw&t=5s Here are the supplies that Cathie used Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating dies Clearsnap pigment inks Clearsnap Archival ink and Top Boss embossing ink Clearsnap stylus and white foam tips Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock The Cathie Allan Position-it 2 by Ecstasy CraftsBe 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!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Mary McCord – this weeks lucky winner. Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!! This week we have partnered with the wonderful people over at Clearsnap. This pot ‘o gold inspired Why Not Win Wednesday prize package is full of the glittery, colorful brightness we needed to kick off spring! The lucky winner will receive all the treasures pictured!Mold your own one-of-a-kind design with Magic Stamp® and play up your paper with our classic ColorBox® Pigment Paintbox! The Bright palette offers a rainbow of gorgeous colors that blend and emboss beautifully! Accent all your clever, clover creations with Smooch® Accent Ink and ColorBox Art Screens! To enter to win this contest leave a comment right here under this blog post 1. Visit Clearsnap on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You…

Hi everyone, Cathie Allan here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog, with a few, bright, spring projects. SPRING is just around the corner and with the days getting longer , the sun shining brighter I just NEEDED to play with some fun bright colors from Clearsnap and some “spring like” images from Stampendous. I did not know what I wanted to create so I created 3 projects thinking I would share with you my favorite. Well … I could not decide which one was “my favorite” so I am sharing all 3 projects with you. I have photographed each project separately and posted those photos at the end of this blog.It all began with these rubber stamp images from Stampendous, plus a gorgeous new metal stencil.Media of choice was my Pinwheel Petal Point and re-inkers from Clearsnap, my ColorBox stylus and foam tips and a ColorBox black pigment stamp pad…

Welcome back crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with the Camelia Carnation Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I have a bright and cheery layout to share on what for me is a very wild and wintery day. Here are all of the details Project Recipe: Heartfelt Creations- Camelia Carnation Collection stamps, dies, paper Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies stamps, die Heartfelt Creations- Medium Stamens, Stack & Store Daubers, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Crafty Foam Tape, 3D Foam Squares- Mix, E-Z Runner Grand, Adhesive Dots (micro and medium) Clearsnap ColorBox Ink- Pumpkin Spice, Green Apple, Pink Pastel, Amber Clay, Mudslide, Berrylicious Cardstock- White Glitter Letters Sequins  Scrappy Tip #1: I love a lot of dimension on my layouts. I will often pop up large sections of patterned paper like this top border of my layout. When I do this, I use my…

Creativation is one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At this show many crafting companies release and display their latest and greatest products – the winner of this prize package will receive a little taste of the latest products from 44 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! It is DAY#2 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Paper House Productions, Art Impressions, American Crafts Kelly Creates, American Crafts, Clearsnap and Simple Stories How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Jan 29 – Feb 7th) we will ask you to visit  44 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages or FOLLOW their blogs. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF Creativation sample pack worth …

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!!Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three or four prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 45 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. 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 than once if you enter  your name under more than one blog post! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#1 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Wild Whisper Designs This physical collection contains six double sided 12×12 pattern papers. The Home for the Holidays collection, co-designed…