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Hello! It’s Kim here on the blog today! Just wanted to share a Halloween themed layout with you using some of my “new” favourite products! I was recently introduced to Magenta’s Nuance powders and I think I just may be developing a crush on them! I used them on this layout to create the background. I first applied a thin layer of Gesso to my Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock. This “primes” the page making it less porous, which in turn allows for longer working time with some products! I spritzed the paper with water in the areas I want to apply colour, then tap some Nuance powders on the area and spritz with more water. Sometimes I would jiggle the page to move the colour, sometimes move it with a heat gun and sometimes dap it with paper towel to soften the colour. In other words…JUST PLAY! I layered the FabScraps’…

So we are pretty excited to have teamed up with SHAW Cable to create our latest series of webshows – TECHNIQUE TASTERS! A new look, a new studio and as always fantastic techniques to get you paper crafting!!!!!! On this show Kim Gowdy shares the techniques she used to create these two cards. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Simple Stories patterned paper, Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shapig Kit, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Clearsnap ColorBox ink and Smooch Spritz, Tombow Xtreme adhesive, May Arts Ribbon twine. WATCH how she did it…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dMarVaw7sA Wanna see the entire 1/2 episode? This shows encore performance will be aired on SHAW TV CABLE CHANNEL 10 or on SHAW TV LIVESTREAM – CLICK HERE! This SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (oct 10th and 11th) at 10:00am!!!! Don’t miss it everyone!

Check out this gorgeous little card designed by Christy Riopel SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine and die, Westcott scissors and paper trimmer, Tombow Xtreme adhesive. Christy used Core’dinations ColorCore neutrals collections for the base of her layout The die is from Sizzix – its called Townscape and of course she cut it out using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine This card is perfectly cut using some of our favourite scissors from the good people over at Westcott Christy stuck this layout all together using Tombow adhesives!!! Guess what???? are FOUR of our The carnivals are right around the corner in Calgary and Edmonton!!!! YAHOOOO!!!! Thank you Sizzix, Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Tombow and Westcott for adding to the fun! We totally appreciate it! YOU ARE ALL INVITED to attend!!!! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!! See you there!

Today we have Kerry Engel as our Guest Blogger, and she is sharing how she is using up her stash by making something new with something old! I have a confession. I find card making stressful. I’m a scrapbooker. I marvel at the beautiful cards that card-makers create. The meticulous stamping, perfect embossing and amazing colouring… I have trouble thinking without a photograph and yet, I still make cards. Mostly to use up my stash because …I have stash-guilt. I got on a card-roll earlier this summer when my daughter came downstairs and declared, “We are out of cards!” Buying cards just feels wrong when I can make them so I tend to go on a card-making-bender each summer. This year, my card-making-bender was made simpler by the addition of the Core’dinations ColorCore Polka Dot Pop card package. I need to confess two things. I love Kraft coloured paper and…

There are some FABULOUS new products in the Core’dinations booth at the Craft & Hobby show! The brand new Kraft Polka Dot Pops collection comes in two varieties:  Pearl and Kraft.  The polka dots are raised and literally pop off the page.  There are accompanying ready-made boxes of Kraft Polka Dot Pops cards in both Pearl and Kraft, too. Party Mixers are fun, easy-to assemble sets of Rosettes and Flowers to help decorate for your special events. There is a rainbow of colours to choose from! The Party Mixers Flowers are gorgeous too! Another really excited new releases are Core Basics 12 x 12 patterned paper collections: Look at all these tone-on-tone patterns in a variety of colours! There were some cute projects showing off these new patterned papers… The Core’dinations Vellum collection has expanded to include quotes and titles, etc. The vellum quotes come in these cute packages. They…

Hello everyone! Kim Gowdy here!!!! It’s January and I’m already behind! Actually I was late getting my November 2014 Sketchy Challenged done, so really THAT doesn’t count! No worries I’ll get behind in 2015 too! My point is…it doesn’t matter! Scrapbooking is meant to be fun. It’s my time to escape the routine and sometimes chaos of daily life. Lucky for you, we keep our sketches in an online gallery that is ALWAYS available for you to browse and use! Just because we put a date on it, certainly doesn’t mean you need to create with it at that time! …so here I am to reveal my layout for November’s sketch. Our sketches are designed by the talented Sue Sykes. Play with them and share how they have inspired you! Remember…our Sketchy Gallery is open 24/7! Happy Sunday everyone!

Eeek!!! I have always wanted to join the world of DIY electronic cutters but have been a little intimidated by what I feared was a steep learning curve. Although reasonably computer savvy, I am a busy working mom who lacks any skill at putting machines together and doesn’t have a lot of time for fiddling with details or learning complicated software. Well, I have jumped into the electronic die cutting water with a Sizzix Eclips 2 and I will write a series of blog posts describing my adventures right from getting it out of the box to cutting simple shapes, importing cut files and maybe even create and modify my own designs. We’ll see how it goes. It looks sleek and powerful and sounds like an awesome machine. The Eclips 2 has an enhanced motor with industrial strength gears for speed, precision cutting and reduced noise. It will cut all…

Happy July 1st everyone!  Connie Nichol here with a patriotic red and white Canada Day layout.  I was briefly tempted to use non-traditional colours, but just couldn’t do it.  LOL I used the July Canadian Scrapbooker sketchy challenge sketch as a starting point.  It looks like this: I decided to start with a base of Core’Dinations Spotted cardstock.  It looks so lovely and textured, especially when you sand a tiny bit off of the top. The other day I saw that Rhonda Steed had some free Canada day printables up on her blog (hot link www.rhondasteed.com) and I was totally inspired to use a couple of these project life typecards as part of my layout. Then, instead of reaching for patterned paper strips to follow the July sketch, I decided to use a variety of May Arts ribbon.  Sometimes ribbon is a pain to adhere to a layout, especially skinny…

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here to share with you some fun ways to use the Brother™ ScanNCut when designing your scrapbook layout. SUPPLIES: Brother ScanNCut, Bo Bunny patterned paper, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Hearts, Clearsnap red glitter. Here is my take on May Sketchy Challenge.  Aren’t these Bo Bunny papers adorable?  This collection is called “Happy Tails”.  When I saw them I knew I had to make a scrapbook layout of our new puppy Finnigan! To create that background of red hearts, I designed a stencil with my Brother™ ScanNCut machine. I also designed the “Puppy Love” title with the ScanNCut and Core’dinations Colorcore Cardstock. If you’d like to watch another video that shows how I created the stencil heart background, click HERE to visit my blog.  On my blog I also have the free cutting file of this…

Kim Gowdy here! Hope everyone is having a great April! I have to say when I was given this week as my Tuesday with the Team date; I was just a little excited. You see, it’s the last one before Easter, so it lets me have an Easter theme! I have been stalking SVG sites lately and really wanted an excuse to buy one from SVGcuts. They have the most awesome collections and as I have discovered, if you take the time to open and read the pdf file that comes with the purchase, you will find the recommended height or width for each file. You have seen us play a fair amount with the Brother ScanNCut. I love that you can use the online program; ScanNCutCanvas, to upload SVG files to cut. There is a learning curve to this and any new software, but it’s pretty easy to use.…