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WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Erin Morehouse!  This weeks lucky winner!!! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away the Botanical Backgrounds stamp set along with NINE ShinHan markers and black ink pad!!!! Visit the Close To My Heart blog to see these products in ACTION! CLICK HERE This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Close To My Heart  on facebook  – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday, April 10th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!!

Another month, another Sketchy Challenge! I love working with sketches. They give me a place for my left brain to rest and my right brain to take over; sometimes the transition is that obvious! Sometimes a sketch speaks to me so much I work with it just as it is, but most often I want to change it up and make it mine. I rotate them, flip them, add more pictures or less, it is the starting point of so many options. For this month’s sketch, I flipped it as if looking into a mirror! I pulled some gorgeous paper and product from Close To My Heart [CTMH]. I have wanted to play with this Wanderful Workshop to Go for some time. The layout is done with patterned papers from the kit. I cut all the country and city names from one of those papers and love how they completed…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to this weeks winner – Debbie Dussault! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away this entire collection from Close To My Heart including stamps, ink, patterned paper, embellishments, cloth, scissors, idea book and so much more.! YAHHOOOOO!!!! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? Visit Close To My Heart  on facebook  – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! To enter to win this contest leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday March 1st  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!!

Thinking of You Card by Jayme Loge First the steps: Start by stamping a background onto some cardstock, using waterproof ink. I used Clearsnap’s Archival Dye inks for this step. I stamped two images in the background (the small dots are a Hero Arts for Doodlebug Designs stamp, and the script is by Stampin’ Up!). Next, get ready for some inky fun! I took a used dryer sheet and cut it into 2″ squares, and spritzed them with three colours of Clearsnap  Smooch Spritz. Once they were dry, I mod podged them over top of the background I stamped earlier. Once it was dry, I tore off edges and tied some ribbon around it before attaching it to an embossed background. I punched the butterfly out of a double sided adhesive sheet and applied some Clearsnap glitter to it, then attached it to the ribbon. Last step was stamping…