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Tracy has joined the Clearsnap blog party – RIGHT HERE on our blog today!  For the next two weeks the Clearsnap blog will be sharing inky projects right up to National Scrapbook Day on May 7th!!!!  Our team has been on our their blog all week and we thought we would share with you this GREAT blog post featuring Clearsnap from our Guest Designer Tracy McLennon! Paintball Crazy: Splatter Layout and Card by Tracy McLennon Mixed Media, paints, sprays and mists are all the rage these days. I wanted to create a layout using sprays in a little different way. As I was experimenting and playing around with drips, splats and sprays I found exactly the look that I wanted for a very specific photo. “Confession: My father is an outdoorsman, and I learned to shoot as a child. I’m not into hunting. But…shoot people with PAINT?? Heck YES!”…

Hello Everyone; Kim here! Just wanted to share some fun cards and a tag I recently made using Art Impressions rubber stamps. It’s no secret among my creative friends that I have adored these whimsical stamps for some time. I LOVE them ALL! I used the same colour palette for all my projects, as well as Gesso and Crackle Paint on the tag. I applied the ink directly as well as over top of stencils. I literally just sat and played. My colouring was done with Distress Crayons. For my first card I simply used a stencil and ink for the background design; on white CSM Superstock. I used an Elizabeth Craft Design’s circle die for my image and mat, added some ink to the edges and a bit of sewing. I adhered my background on some Core’dinations cardstock after sanding it a bit to create more texture. A little bow…

I was wondering around the Internet yesturday and found this very cool technique on the Chameleon Pens blog. Leah Cornelius designed this card – creating a Bokeh effect using Chameleon pens. You have to jump on over the Chameleon pens blog for a complete step by step tutorial on how she created this! CLICK HERE Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Kelly Klapstein is back working with the Brother ScanNcut, Heartfelt Creations, FabScraps, Tombow, Clearsnap and May Arts Ribbon. Here is the easel card that she created SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies, FabScraps patterned paper,  Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine, Clearsnap ink, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine , Tombow Dual Brush pens and adhesive, May Arts Ribbon twine. Watch how she created this card from start to finish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGXW8OV0vSg Happy Scrapbooking everyone! FOLLOW US on YOU-TUBE to see all our web shows SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Today on our blog, Kerry Engel is sharing some beautiful watercolour effects on her scrapbook page using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I love making my own embellishments. This layout began with a doodled flower that I created last summer. I actually have a stash of Tombow flowers just waiting for a story that needs telling (and embellishing). It’s so easy to make your own embellishments with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. In this layout I used the Tombows to create the following accents: 1. Journaling strips 2. Watercoloured flowers 3. Hand lettered title. Make your own customized journaling strips 1. Layer different colors of Tombow ink on watercolour or mixed media paper. 2. Wash with water to create an ombre, watercolour effect. 3. Let it dry then run it through a printer. The first time round I cut the paper into thin journaling strips. I thought my hand lettering was too…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share a couple of Valentine cards I made using Chameleon Pens and NEW Core’dinations Glitter Prints paper. I visited the Chameleon Pens website www.chameleonpens.com and signed up for their free newsletter, which gives me access to monthly digital downloads like this Zentangle heart on my card. Once I downloaded this Zentangle heart, I printed it onto regular marker paper and Core’dinations NEW Glitter Prints cardstock.  The first card above was printed on regular paper, and the second one was printed and coloured on the Glitter Prints cardstock The Chameleon Pens colour the Glitter Prints paper beautifully, with no bleed through. To watch a demonstration of how I coloured this card with Chameleon Pens, visit us on Periscope @CSMscrapbooker and watch the replay video. (Periscope is a free Twitter App that you can join to watch all of our livestream videos!) Happy Valentine’s…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim Gowdy here with a simple but fun idea, that we have visited before. I often like to find ways to bring trends into the stash I already have if possible. There is no denying that adult colouring is a huge trend! Here is my twist from my own scrapbook stash. I made these cards by stamping images from my Impression Obsession stamps onto Core’dinations Glitter Paper. Use a multi-surface ink like Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk Inks, I used Charcoal. Let it dry…it WILL take longer than on regular paper…be patient. Once it’s dry I grabbed my Chameleon Pens and coloured away…it was so fun! The alcohol inks flowed beautifully on the glitter paper and dried very quickly. Here is a third quick card I made while I had the glitter cardstock out. I took the arrows from this Stampin’ Up/Sizzix die set and cut them out of the…

Hi ALL! Kim Gowdy here with a quick card share! Trying to get my head out of winter; so I’ve had fun creating a card, using this leaf stamp and sentiment stamp from Magenta. The card kind of reminds me of a tropical destination [NOT on my calendar] and warms my winter heart. All of the colour applied to the card was done with Sakura’s CRAY-PAS oil pastels and some yellow was added to the background with Sakura’s Koi watercolor brush pens. The oil pastels were quite fun to play with. They layer and blend so smoothly. I added a few colours and used a piece of paper towel on my finger to blend and kept layering until I was happy…SO EASY. The colors are soft yet vibrant…I look forward to more creative time with them. Have a CREATIVE day!

Pens, pens, pens, and more pens! WOW! The Sakura booth is bursting with everything to make your world colourful! Branching out from pens, Sakura has expanded their beautiful line of Koi Watercolor palettes, suitable for travel, called the “Pocket Field Sketch Box,” which comes in different sizes. And then there’s the walls of pens. The Pigma Microns have been a standard for many artists, and look at all the colours! The Koi Watercolor Brush pens are wonderful for illustrating, colouring, with or without water, and brush lettering. The Cray-Pas is the original high quality oil pastels that probably many of us used in elementary school. The range of colours is impressive! For non-porous surfaces like chalkboard, vinyl, metal, wood, vellum, glass etc… the Permopaque Pigment Markers are awesome and have a dual point: bullet and chisel. Another line of permanent pens that work on various materials is the Pen-Touch. They…