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Hello! Kim here again today shining our CSM spotlight on a company that is dear to our hearts, Heartfelt Creations! I hope to share some fun facts about this family company as well as a layout using their Tropical Paradise collection, just one of many favourite product lines they create.WHO THEY ARE This lovely family owned company got started in 1997 by Linda Bontrager, wearer of many hats: CEO, main artist, passionate scrapbooker, stamper, mother, wife…the list is long! I encourage you to read Linda’s fascinating letter about discovering and growing her passion for her creative life and family! I have always sensed that passion and love runs this company, even before taking the time to learn more about them, as women we often have good intuition! My thoughts are validated when I read this: “We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in…

We are thrilled to spotlight a company that is near and dear to ALL of our creative hearts! After all, whether you are a scrapbooker, card maker, mixed media artist, planner or art journaller…we all need to stick things down! Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L can get all your creative ideas stuck down! Who they are. 3L Consumer Products A/S has 40 years of designing adhesives for the creative industry. In 2004 they launched the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L brand. The line focuses on crafting adhesives that are safe to use and vigorously tested! These easy to use adhesives will suit all of your creative, paper crafting needs. So much to choose from! You are sure to find the specific type of adhesive for your projects, and if you aren’t certain, the company blog is full of information to help you make an informed, creative decision. Think outside the box. When…

Do you have a favourite tool to add colour to your creative projects? What about writing tools to tell stories on your scrapbook layouts, art journals and planners? Pens, markers, highlighters and colouring supplies are all tools of our trade…they need to stand the test of time, the touch of little fingers that sneak into our craft room and provide quality each and every time we use them! WHO DOES ALL THAT? Let us introduce you to STABILO! A family run company that is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of writing instruments. You may already be familiar with the name, but these quality German products have been inspiring creatives all over the world. STABILO is part of the Schwan-STABILO group. They are visionaries with their ground-breaking, trend-conscious and innovative designs and over 160 years of experience behind them. THE RIGHT TOOLS STABILO’s diverse products add colour…

Some of you may think it’s silly to do a CSM Spotlight on Ranger Ink, after all ‘everyone’ knows who they are and what they do. While those of us who have been stamping, playing with mixed media or who have worked in the industry for some time, no doubt know who Ranger Ink is, we really do want to introduce these wonderful products to crafters of ALL levels! First up a little history. Ranger Ink was founded in 1929!!! I did the math…that’s 88 years in the INK industry…that’s a whole lot of homework backing their amazing products! Initially they manufactured commercial inks used in the banking industry. In 1979 they developed the first art stamp pads, and began doing private labels for stamp manufacturers in 1998. Since then they have grown to successfully market their own quality products that we have come to love! Products such as Distress…

Hello everyone! Kim here with a spotlight on Echo Park Paper Co.! I love being able to share my love of great companies with you here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s blog! Let’s do this! What you may not know is that Echo Park was founded in 2010. I was a bit surprised to learn that they are still a relatively new company, I feel that they have been around forever! That is a sign that they are doing it right! It’s a sign that they are providing quality products year after year and staying on top of the industry trends! Echo Park’s goal is simple – create easy to use crafting products while incorporating fun designs and bright colours! NAILED IT!!! Although this fun company started out creating papers, they have quickly expanded to albums, dies, stamps and stencils. There current catalogue features over 2000 products! I recently found…

Hi, Kim here with a CSM Spotlight on Paper House Productions! Have you used any of their products lately? You should check them out! They have so many fabulous collections, many theme related that come with coordinating products like stickers, die cuts and journal cards! Paper House Productions has 30 years of design expertise behind their fun, innovative products for the stationary industry. You’ll find their quality products will appeal to crafters of all ages! I recently got my hands on their gorgeous paper pad collection: BE HAPPY! I can’t even tell you how gorgeous this collection is, the soft pinks with pops of gold and the patterns & design of the papers made me smile! I first sat down to make some cards! They were quick and easy to put together by layering the beautiful papers and embellishments…of course, it’s always nice to add a liner and/or stickers to…

This family owned scrapbooking company was established in 2001 and became known for their wonderful vellum quotes and poems. This company has evolved into a company that sells exclusive, all-inclusive kits; easy to use and full of quality products to make you smile as you create. You can purchase product separately or as kits on-line…or why not join their Club Q to have your kit delivered monthly to your door! Happy mail at its best! Visit their online store today to find unique themed products for your next scrapbooking layout, …or be inspired by the projects on their blog. Love social media? Of course they are there too! Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram -YouTube Subscribe today to our quarterly publication; delivered right to your mailbox.

If you are looking for fun, fresh and modern designs for your paper crafting, look no farther than Avery Elle. Their clear, photopolymer stamps will give you crisp, clean images right out of the package! Avery Elle is a one stop shop with coordinating papers, inks, stamps, dies and crafting supplies. Co-coordinating products take the guess work out of what will look good together so you can have fun designing your layouts and cards! I spent some time browsing through their blog and it is FULL of Christmas and winter inspiration. If you are thinking about an early start on your Christmas cards…grab a coffee and check it out. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flicr Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

Spellbinders is a name we have all come to LOVE in the scrapbooking and DIY industry. They offer fantastic, innovative solutions for die-cutting, embossing and stencilling. Visit their site to browse all the wonderful products available for your crafting needs. Spellbinder Etched Dies are simple to use and love intricate details. Spellbinder Steel Ruled Dies are your go-to die for multiple layers of paper or thick materials. Spellbinder Embossing Folders and Templates add beautiful depth and texture to your projects. Of course none of these wonderful products can do the job on their own. Spellbinders has a team of newly designed machines to transport your dies and embossing folders into the realm of ‘magic’ [or so it would seem ?]. Don’t let their good looks fool you, these machines are beasts on the inside…ready to take on the task of your cutting needs. Be sure to follow Spellbinders across most…

Reliable and easy to use! Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are the silent “superheroes” behind the scenes of your paper crafts, mixed-media, home décor and D.I.Y. projects. A beautiful project is only as beautiful as what keeps it together today and for years to come. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L meets your creative needs with repositionable & permanent adhesives and everything in between. My favourite take along to any retreat would be the Adhesives Value Pack; no more bugging your table partner for the perfect adhesive! I am also convinced that no craft room is complete without the EZ Runner Grand Dispenser! 150 feet of double sided adhesive is the workhorse for me, that’s the equivalent to 3 regular tape runners! HELLO!!! ? Looking to add dimension to your projects? Try the 3D foam tape and/or shapes. The shapes are fantastic to use as decorative elements as well…just add glitter to the…