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Download your FREE Easter Coloring Card TODAY! Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor coloring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE Easter coloring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. Betty drew the illustration and colored it  using a variety of products by American Crafts Kelly Creates including Kelly Creates Fineliner Black Pens These Fineliners are perfect for journaling and fine details! Each pen features a fine mono-weight tip in different sizes: 005, 01, 03, 05, 08, 1.0. Kelly Creates Metallic Colored Pencils Starlight Pencils are a must-have for hand lettering. They work well on light and dark surfaces and come in a variety of colors to choose from. This package includes 10 wooden Starlight Pencils with metallic pigmented color cores, all in a storage tin. Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes Get that beautiful watercolor effect…

The beginning of a new month MEANS there is a NEW FREE coloring card for you to download designed by our illustration and coloring commander in chief – Betty Hung! This month Betty  has designed a heart warming Easter themed card that will look perfect in any Easter bunny nest on Easter morning! The Template Here is the the card template Betty created – CLICK HERE to download your copy.Betty Hung’s Take on the Card Each and every month Betty also colors her project – jump starting your creative juices. Here is Betty’s take on her Easter illustration. Supplies Used To color the illustration Betty used a variety of Kelly Creates products Kelly Creates Aqua Brush Pen Set Paint your art with this brilliant set of aqua brushes from Kelly Creates. These brushes ensure a comfortable grip and a smooth color spread for all your artistic illustrations. You can use them…

These week we are looking back to our Spring 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Christy wrote and designed a featured article called – Freshen Up for Spring. Here it is as seen in the magazine. Timeless creations just for you this Easter season – from our beautiful friend Christy – whom we miss every single day. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejDCoC0WVos&t=5s

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.…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here and I’m so excited to share the wonderful experience the Canadian Scrapbooker team had at last weekend’s Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow in Anaheim, California.  Let me tell you, so many companies have new products and collections that will make you a very happy crafter!  I will be blogging here daily for the next week to give you an inside look at the booths and projects that impressed our team. Today, we will peek inside the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has re-designed their packaging and also updated their website.  Click HERE to visit their website where you will also find a link to their fantastic blog that has tons of inspiring projects and tutorials.  Not only do they have awesome adhesive, they now offer crafters 3D Foam Designer Shapes.  Five new shapes were debuted at the tradeshow: …