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Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a flowery layout featuring assorted MultiCraft products, Elizabeth Craft Designs Way with Words dies and a lovely quote from Quietfire Design. As a frugal scrapbooker, I frequently check out the craft aisle of my local dollar stores for affordable Forever in Time, Color Factory, Krafty Kids and Craft Medley products.  These are all brand names under the MultiCraft umbrella. The layout was totally inspired by this beautiful Forever in Time foiled flower embellishments.  There is a lovely variety of colours and sizes in the package.  Excellent value for decorating a variety of cards and layouts. I also used some MultiCraft patterned paper that I had in my stash and put the whole thing together with Multi-Craft liquid and foam adhesives. These foam squares are perfect under the flower die cuts to add a little dimension. The title is two die cuts from the Elizabeth…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with two projects featuring the Sea Breeze collection from Heartfelt Creations.  Can’t you smell the salt air right now?  I had a lot of fun creating projects with this collection.   It is perfect for scrapbooking maritime-themed photographs or creating beautiful sea themed cards. Here’s the Sea Breeze paper collection – beautiful colours and graphics and there are several matching stamp and die sets that will complement the paper beautifully. An important part of my projects is scrap cardboard that I covered with white gesso.  It reminded me of the texture of the building next to the Cape Forchu lighthouse.  Just save a piece of cardboard from your recycling bin (this one has particularly fine corrugations) and cover with a coat of white gesso or acrylic paint.  Let dry and use as the base of your card or layout. I built the card using the Heartfelt Creations…

The winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a FABULOUS article written by our Frugal Scrapbooker – Connie Nichol – all about Repurposing Dictionaries.  There are cards, art journaling pages, and layouts all featuring a number of different ways to use dictionary pages on your projects.  I love it! Here is an example of one of the cards you will find designed by Connie Nichol. Connie’s card features Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencils Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamps Ranger Grit-Paste Glue Dots Adhesives Be sure to grab your copy of the winter issue today! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking SUBSCRIBE TODAY! to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of Christmas cards featuring the Christmas Carolers Art Impressions stamp set.  Where I live, the days are very short right now as we approach the winter solstice and I like to keep busy during the long evenings.  One of my favourite things to do is putz around with my craft supplies and make cards.  I often listen to an audiobook while I am crafting.  It’s a great way to multi-task if you can ‘read’ and create at the same time.  Forgive the artificial light on these photographs – as I mentioned, the days are short and it is dark when I go to work and dark when I come home.Here’s the stamp set I used.  I notice that it’s no longer available from the Art Impressions website, but you can buy it from many other retailers.  Alternatively, Art Impressions has other beautiful…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of cards featuring the One Hot Chick stamp set from Picket Fence Studios together with beautiful foiled backgrounds created with Therm O Web Deco Foil. Picket Fence Studios has some seriously cute stamp sets.  Be sure to go check them out.  One of the cutest is the One Hot Chick stamp set, which also happens to have a matching die set, making it easy to create a whole flock of chickens.  I stamped a whole bunch of birds and coloured them with Kelly Creates pens. The card backgrounds were created with Therm O Web Deco Foil Products.   A touch of foil makes any card look extra special!  The top ‘cluck it’ card uses a Foil-Mates card which has been pre-printed with foilable elements.  The ‘hot chick’ card uses Deco Foil Transfer Gel, a Stampers Anonymous stencil, and an old dictionary page.  I…

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a quick card using Viva Decor products, plain white cardstock, and a recycled dictionary page.  I had a pile of old dictionaries in my craft room to create projects for the next issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. I took a piece of white cardstock, die-cut a heart on the top 1/3 and then added dimension using an embossing folder. I then added colour to the embossed background with Viva Decor 3D stamp paint.  This is wonderful stuff.  You can stamp with it or use it as a paint to add rich colour and shimmer to your projects. After the purple, I dabbed on a little bit of silver stamp paint. I used Viva Decor Inka Gold, another beautiful shimmery product, to colour my die cut word. Then, I just tucked in a dictionary page with the word ‘anniversary’ under the heart-shaped opening, adhered the…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a quick scrapbook layout I put together using Glue Dots adhesives and Wild Whisper patterned paper.  My oldest son absolutely loved to read when he was growing up, and so the book-themed ‘Add a Chapter’ patterned paper line was perfect.  Wild Whisper is a Canadian company based in Calgary. I just cut strips of the patterned paper and stuck them all together with my Glue Dots adhesives – I used the permanent glue tape to adhere paper to paper, and permanent ultra-thin dots to attach the wood veneer gear shapes.  The wood shapes came from the dollar store, and I just painted them with Ranger black gesso to make inexpensive embellishments. I also tucked in an old dictionary page under the patterned paper.  If you have old dictionary’s laying around, be sure to check out the upcoming winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine for…

Hi, Connie Nichol here this morning with a couple of projects that recycle sewing patterns.  If you’ve seen the Summer Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, you’ll know I wrote a whole article on this topic.  Be sure to grab the magazine if you want a whole bunch of other ideas.   Among other things, the patterned tissue paper from old sewing patterns makes a great background for cards and scrapbook layouts. Here’s one of the cards I made.  Quick and simple and I think a perfect masculine birthday card.  Adhere a layer of a recycled sewing pattern to a piece of white cardstock using gel medium.  A gel medium is simply a binder without pigment that comes in various thicknesses, sheens, and transparencies.  I like the Dina Wakely matte gel medium from Ranger.   Just use a sponge brush or paint brush to apply gel medium to the base layer of cardstock…

Connie Nichol is on our latest web show coloring intricately stamped images. She has a few coloring techniques along with tips and tricks to make this task a fun one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0wyDlzCQXo&t=12s SUPPLIES Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, stamps and dies. Heartfelt Creations art daubers Sakura Dimensional Glaze Pens Sakura Micron Pens Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Brother P-touch PT-P300BT Cube Labeller Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hello, Connie here today with a quick scrapbook layout featuring foil products from Therm O Web and some other golden touches. Sometimes you just have one small photo of an event that you want to remember, so place it in the middle of the page and accent with  a big title and metallic embellishments. For the background triangles on the page, I used Therm O Web Brutus Munroe Designer Toner Sheets and gold Deco Foil.  Just place a foil sheet on top of the toner sheet and run it through a laminator.   Under heat, the foil is transferred to the toner ink, so all the black  areas on the toner sheet become golden.  The package of toner sheets contains two clear sheets and two white sheets .  They are both turn out beautiful and shiny but the different backgrounds give a much different look. For the page title, I used…