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Watercolour is a hot trend right now that is seen everywhere in the crafting world, on our scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects. Sakura has wonderful, portable and affordable palettes that are perfect to bring along whether you’re going to the countryside, relaxing at the beach, or walking urban landscapes. These are called their Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box. I also use this watercolour kit at home. There are 12-, 18-  24 and 30 color travel palette kits that include a refillable water brush and dabbing sponges. You can purchase 4X6″ watercolour paper pads or cut down larger sizes of watercolour paper if you are going to travel. To make this Easter card, I first used Clearsnap Ink and embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss this beautiful floral stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped onto Bristol paper, which I find works well with both stamping and watercolour mediums.…

Can happiness be found in a big box of pens? If the box has “Sakura” on it, then YES!  Just hold a Sakura pen in hand and see what happens! There are so many varieties of Sakura pens that will suit all of your arts and crafts projects.  Let’s take a look at some of them. The Gelly Rolls are very popular for hand lettering, colouring, doodling….and so on. The gel ink rolls onto paper smoothly and beautifully. There are 5 types of Gelly Rolls. The ink in Gelly Roll® Classic Medium and Fine Point pens is archival, waterproof, fade resistant, and chemical proof, making it ideal for  scrapbooks, cards, and any illustration where permanance is important. The Stardust Gelly Rolls will add glitter sparkle to your projects. There is a Clear Stardust pen that lots of stampers enjoy using to add sparkle to their stamped images. Moonlight Gelly Rolls…

Today on our blog, Kerry Engel is sharing some wonderful projects and techniques using Magenta Nuance Powders. I’m one of those lettering people. Always playing with pens, practicing my down strokes, experimenting with different mediums. I’ve been playing with Nuance Powders since Christy Riopel introduced me to them at the Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Edmonton last September. It’s a little embarrassing how happy the Nuance Powders make me. There are many ways to use the Nuance powders. Lately, I’m enjoying the unpredictable magic of tapping them onto pre-watered areas. It reminds me of the invisible messages we used to create with lemon juice when I was a kid. I’m using watercolour paper by Canson, cut to 4×6 size, Nuance ink and water. That’s it! 1. Choose a harmonious color family of ink. I used three colors. Poke a hole in the lids of your powders so that you can…

Hello everyone, it’s Kim Gowdy here today! This is kind of a “sequel” to my last post where I coloured on Core’dinations Glitter Cardstock. This time I want to share a similar idea but with a REALLY cool new product…Core’dinations Glitter Prints. This card was made by downloading a colouring design from the Chameleon Pens website. You have to sign up for their newsletter to access the downloads…it so worth it because you get lots of tutorials and eye candy! It was printed on the Glitter Prints and coloured using my Chameleon Pens. Though hard to see in this image…it shimmers and shines! The paper played beautifully with my inkjet printer and dried super fast! So…you saw a simple image printed beautifully, that alone is exciting but check out this layout I created. All the pictures were printed out on the Glitter Prints paper as well! So FUN! I was…

WINNER – congratulations to Tanya Christian – this weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away some of the latest products released at CHA from the WONDERFUL people over at Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock!!!!!!! All of these-  SO FUN TO WORK WITH – Inkjet Printable Glitter paper!!!!!  YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Someone is going to win – why not you eh??? SO FUN TO WORK WITH!!!! To enter to win 1. Visit Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Feb 19th at midnight to enter!   Good luck everyone!

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…

It is DAY#4 of a Taste of CHA featuring Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Heartfelt Creations, Canuck Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs and May Arts Ribbon – The Ribbon Resource How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will…

Today we are featuring Kerry Engel’s take on our monthly sketch challenge. Kerry created this card using the following products Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock Neutrals Elizabeth Craft Designs poinsettia die and Simple Stories Claus & Company Elements Kerry based her card on our monthly sketchy challenge! We would like to see your take on this sketch – CLICK HERE to share your work with us! Merry Card Making!

Monday morning is here and we are grateful and thankful for all Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock and Sizzix do for the paper craft industry! Connie Nichol has paired these two great companies up – and they do look great together SUPPLIES: Core’ dinations ColorCore cardstock and sanding block, Sizzix embossing folders, dies and stamps, Clearsnap ink, May Arts ribbon, Tombow Xtreme adhesive. Have a happy Monday everyone!