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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#9 of a Taste of Creativation featuringGraphic 45, Technique Tuesday, Close To My Heart and Xyron 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  over 1000.00$ of the latest products…

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#10 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Close To My Heart Through the Year Calendar Kit from Close To My Heart is the perfect way to start the…

Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine  blog sharing a Christmas Ornament themed layout.  Do not forget to take photos of your Christmas ornaments and document them on your scrapbook layouts – something as tiny as an ornament can spark a ton of wonderful memories. I created this layout using the Silver & Gold Paper Packet from Close to My Heart! For the title on my layout, I used the I ♥ Christmas Thin Cuts dies with Gold Foil paper and Red Glitter paper.The scalloped detail beside the photos are cut from Silver Foil paper using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts die.And the ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly’ circle and the 3”x4” journaling piece is from the Silver & Gold Picture My Life Cards.I cut all of the heart shapes using the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts dies.And lastly, I added different coloured gems using…

Hello everyone! Vicki Wizniuk here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the new Falling For You patterned papers from Close to My Heart! I also added the orange strip at the bottom of the pages from the new Cats & Bats patterned paper packet from Close to My Heart. The word FALL is from the new Block Alphabet Thin Cuts dies – I seriously love these – they make creating titles an absolute breeze. I cut the leafy branches from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I added shimmer to the leafy branches using a Shimmer Brush, and added some White Dots, which are adhesive backed and just add a little extra pizzaz to my layout. I stamped the date in black ink using the Jennifer’s Hand alphabet stamp set. So many awesome details on this layout. If you don’t have a copy of…

Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the brand new Basics Fundamentals papers from Close to My Heart! This summer I got to meet some cousins for the first time, so that was pretty awesome!  I wanted to document that special moment in my life, and I created this layout to do just that. I am loving the new CTMH Heart Border Thin Cuts, which comes with two different metal die borders.  I cut the hearts out from the Basic Fundamentals paper. It added the perfect little detail to my layout.I also used the new CTMH Family Thin Cuts die, along with White Glitter Paper for the title.The embellishments I used on my layout are the new Better Together Complements, and White Pearls.You definitely need to pick up the Basic Fundamentals collection from Close To My…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today to share a layout with you featuring Wild Whisper Designs Adventure collection. This a a great new company that you definitely need to check out.Supplies Wild Whisper Designs- Adventure Collection patterned papers and patterned cards Close To My Heart- Cardstock and Chocolate Ink Natural Burlap String Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares, Kraft Photo Corners, E-Z Runner Grand, Glue Pen, Extreme Double Sided Tape Echo Park- Mini Alphas Wood Dots Funny note: Our family loves to geocache. On occasion we get to know other outdoor geocaching lovers and we get to know one another. A geocaching friend created a cache with us in mind, as he knew that we had 2 tuba players in the family. He named the cache Mortgage for a Tuba. In honour of that we went to find that cache photo ready! Here are…

Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here! Today I am sharing a few cards I created using the new Prickly Pear papers from Close to My Heart! I love the fresh and funky colour palette in this pack. For my first card, I paired the Prickly Pear papers with the Prickly Pear Cardmaking stamp set.  I love that these new stamp sets have matching Thin Cuts dies, making creating even that much easier! To add colour the stamped and die-cut cactus, I used my inks and small waterbrush to simply paint the colours on. Tip:  I like to use Black Memento ink to stamp the image, as it dries quickly and it doesn’t “bleed” when I use my waterbrush to add the colours. I added a few sequins from the Prickly Pear Sequins pack.  I love how easily you can combine everything just by going by the name of the product…

I have wanted to create this layout for some time. This photo was the inspiration. The young man on the left hand side is my Dad, and is you look closely he’s holding a bunny in his ball glove. I am so glad that I waited until I had the Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide Inks to play with. Here is how I added the rust like colouring to the background and the largest rusty photo mat. I used watercolour paper and Ranger  Distress Oxide Inks to create this rust like background. To do this you need a non stick craft mat. Stamp the ink directly onto the craft mat, spray with water and mix with your fingers. Then dip the paper into the ink/water mixture. Dry with a heat gun. Then do the same with the next colour of ink. Dry again with a heat gun. Do the…

Check out Design Team member Tracy McLennon’s take on our May Sketchy ChallengeSUPPLIES: Close To My Heart patterned paper, ink and cardstock, Creative Memories Custom Circle cutting system, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Tracy used the Creative Memories Custom Circle Cutting system to create all those fun circles.She then adhered everything down using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l. Here is the sketch she based her layout onWe invite you to participate in our Sketchy Gallery – we want to see your monthly creations – CLICK HERE Get your sketchy on! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello Friday! How was your week? As I ready for this week’s Where You Create, I have just watched the news and continue to be in awe of the power of weather. I feel bad grumbling over not so great weather when others are dealing with so much flooding and loss…if you can – help, even if it’s putting forward positive thoughts! Because the world needs a little less crazy…lets head into Arlene’s well organized scrapbooking space! Those of you who follow us on Instagram may know her as @omaarlene …she is always sharing her #CSMphotopromtps and we LOVE that she plays along! Hi there! I thought I would share my space. My hubby gave me an early gift and had a picture window installed in our basement, I am thrilled! Lots of natural daylight. Here are a few photos… My husband also made it possible to have my work…