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Hello CSM scrapbookers! Kim here, thanks for dropping by the blog to see what I have been up to! Last September; my hubby and I went to Scotland for a wonderful, two-week holiday. I am still in the process of culling through pictures and scrapbooking some of our adventures. The layout I am sharing today uses the gorgeous “transatlantic TRAVEL” collection by Carta Bella. The paper is such beautiful quality and the collection lent itself well to a travel location so rich in history and well…across the Atlantic Ocean! My layout uses patterned paper, journal cards [cut from a 12×12 sheet], stickers and a quote border all from the same collection. I have added a journaling insert behind the photo mat; this also allows an extra photo to be placed on the back of my journaling. I added a touch of water colour to the part of the map [Scotland/England]…

Connie created the hearts on her card using Saran Wrap, Ranger glossy paper and Close To My Heart re-inkers!  To create the textured background she used Ranger texture paste, a Dylusions stencil and Close To My Heart re-inkers! Watch how easy this is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvUU7zYoNvo Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Janet Dorkin – this weeks lucky winner! WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY is our favourite day of the week! This week we have partnered with Simple Stories to giveaway the DOMESTIC BLISS  collection! How fun is this collection of supplies!!!! Someone is going to win – why not you eh???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories  on facebook – CLICK HERE Or follow Simple Stories on Instagram – CLICK HERE Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday March 10th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here. The Spring 2017 issue of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine will be showcasing projects featuring different Wax Crayon Resist techniques.   I completed a layout for this feature and wanted to show you how I created a crayon resist here on the blog. The first thing I did was create a flower doodle on a piece of white Super Stock (any watercolour weight paper would work) using plain ol’ wax crayons I picked up at the dollar store. Using a set of watercolours I had on hand, I washed the image with the paints and a wet water brush.  You’ll see right away that the wax will resist the colour.   If you’d like to see a cleaner resist, feel free to remove some of the moisture from the doodled image with a small piece of paper towel or lightly remove with a baby wipe. Once dry,…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and although I don’t normally create a lot of projects for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a few special cards for those special people in my life. Using the Butterfly Kisses Collection from Bo Bunny, some chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company and pairing them up with new quarry stones and embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies as well as a variety of products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful vintage “Love” card. Make sure to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I show you how to create the elements on my card as well as inspire you to recreate this project in the comforts of your own home. From Bo Bunny’s Butterfly Kisses – Peaceful paper, cut a piece that measures 5 ¾” x 5 ¾”. Once the piece…

Hello and Happy Friday! Kim here today with a Friday post. I enjoy these Friday blog posts; Jackie gives me this wonderful forum to share with you. Over the next 12 months we’ll mix it up with what we like to call CSM Spotlights or Where You Create.  Today I’d like to share the creative space of Ineke Bruggeman. Ineke shared this email with me last summer and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share her space with you. I will make an educated guess that Ineke is from the Netherlands, please correct me if I am wrong! “Hi Kim, I would like to show you my scrap room, or as my family says “Scrapadise”! About 2 months ago [Spring 2016], we started redecorating my room, and this is now how it looks. We have created a lot of space in my room. It is light and I love…

Cathie Allan here. I just wanted to share a little of my “Christmas Stair Art” with you. I have been creating “Stair Art” with my rubber stamps for many years. I started creating these on 6X6 blocks of wood.  I would use my stamps and acrylic paint to create them and I place them in the corners of my stairs. These have always made me smile. Last year I started creating them with Superstock, which I fortify and now they are “so much faster” to create. No prepping of the wood. No waiting for sealer to dry and they look AWESOME. I am sharing a couple of the “older, on the wooden block” ones that I made in previous years (if you look real close you can see that these were done in 1997)and the one that I created this year.  This year’s is all done with Impression Obsession Stamps,…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Chantale Grouix – this weeks lucky winner! Yesturday we featured the Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook collection on our blog (CLICK HERE) – TODAY we are giving away the collection!!!!! YOU NEED THIS FUN collection!!!! To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Bo Bunny on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Jan 6th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Bo Bunny: Kiss the Cook Collection and Kerry Engel The Kiss the cook collection from Bo Bunny was perfect for a family perogy-making day we had last summer. I created my title on my cutting system and filled the letters with the Kiss the Cook paper collection. I combined my handmade title with letters from the collection to create my own original title grouping. I like using the small paper pads because I like layering different papers underneath my feature photo.  The smaller pads give me access to all the papers in the collection. The large chipboard elements in the collection add yummy layers and textures. To create my background I scraped Ranger gesso onto the kraft colored cardstock with an old hotel room key. I created some  green/grey shading on the Ranger gesso with a Tombow Dual brush marker. I drew around my photos and elements with a marker…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 36 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more than once if you enter  your name under more than one blog post! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#10 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is  from MultiCraft ‘Tis the Season to get crafty! Our friends at MultiCraft have put together a gift basket with the hottest Holiday items. One lucky winner will…