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Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with Dare 2B Artzy! While demoing and doing make’n takes in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine booth in  Dallas at the Stamp & Scrap Expo I had the absolute pleasure to meet Cindy Sartain, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, stamps, dies & stencils. Their booth was directly across from ours &  oh, my goodness …. I fell in love at first sight with her products.  Of course, I had to bring some home to introduce her stamps to my ink 🙂 I have created 2 awesome quick & easy cards using two of her sets and one of her stencils. I kept the techniques so simple & fun that if you follow my articles in the fabulous, quarterly book,  “Creative Scrapbooker Magazine” (you know it is “way” past  “just” a magazine) you will probably know how I  achieved…

Creativation is one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At this show, many crafting companies release and display their latest and greatest products. The Taste of Creativation Giveaway winner will receive a little sample of the latest products from over 50 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! Someone is going to win over 1000$ in paper crafting supplies!!!!!! Why not you? It is DAY#4 – Thank you to today’s sponsors-Heartfelt Creations, Sakura, Ecstasy Crafts, Creative Memories and Avery Elle. How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Feb 01 – Feb 10) we will ask you to visit over 50 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages or FOLLOW their blogs. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you…

Good “almost” Valentine’s Day to you all. Creating a message of love for someone that is dear to you takes that message to an entirely new level. Your message becomes a keepsake that your loved one will treasure for many years to come and possibly if your loved ones are like my husband …. it’ll be cherished forever! You can spend hours on a handmade card or you can use extraordinary products to make it look like you spent hours.  “Painting with glitter” is a simple, fun technique that always takes a card to the next level. You can do the whole card as a “glitter painting” OR you can simply add a glitter, painted embellishment. In the spring issue of “Canadian Scrapbooker” 2011 I shared this technique in my “It’s All About Rubber” article. Since then our publication has gone international and therefore the name of this wonderful magazine…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing four or five prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 51 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on Facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) 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#5 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from ColorBox by Clearsnap Wish loved ones a Merry Cookiemas full of Cozy Cup Cheer with ColorBox Pigment Ink and ClearStamps! This assortment…

WINNER – congratulations to Elaine Trithart – this week’s lucky winner! YAHOOOO it is Wednesday!!!! This week we are pleased to be partnering up with the wonderful people over at Ecstasy Crafts.  Have you visited Ecstasy Crafts online lately? They have a HUGE selection of all kinds of different paper crafting products – you need to grab a coffee and pop on over there. This week they are giving away the Tauros Mini Die Cut and Embossing machine to one lucky follower!!!!!!!!  Why Not YOU!!!! The Tauros Mini Die Cut and Embossing Machine is a portable, compact and easy to use tool for cutting and embossing small dies. The machine has 2 collapsible wings that will fold up for easy storage and transportation. This is the perfect cutting and embossing machine for crops or crafting in small spaces. Included with the machine are 3 plates (7.5 x 16.5 cm) and 1 embossing…

Cathie Allan is on our web show today with a fun masking technique for stamping. You may have masked your stamped image before…but have you ever masked the stamp? Check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niNxd1EY5hQ SUPPLIES USED A variety of Impression Obsession Stamps Impression Obsession die Clearsnap Colorbox Stylus, White Foam Tips, Pigment ink and Top Boss Embossing Ink Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock The Cathie Allan Position-it 2 by Ecstasy Crafts Sizzix DieBe sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Cathie Allan is on our web show today playing with her Clearsnap pigment inks.  Cathie has a super cool coloring technique that will have you watercoloring like a pro using….PIGMENT INK!  Yep you read that correctly! Grab a coffee and check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7hlcM1WdAw&t=5s Here are the supplies that Cathie used Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating dies Clearsnap pigment inks Clearsnap Archival ink and Top Boss embossing ink Clearsnap stylus and white foam tips Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock The Cathie Allan Position-it 2 by Ecstasy CraftsBe sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Hi everyone, Cathie Allan here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog, with a few, bright, spring projects. SPRING is just around the corner and with the days getting longer , the sun shining brighter I just NEEDED to play with some fun bright colors from Clearsnap and some “spring like” images from Stampendous. I did not know what I wanted to create so I created 3 projects thinking I would share with you my favorite. Well … I could not decide which one was “my favorite” so I am sharing all 3 projects with you. I have photographed each project separately and posted those photos at the end of this blog.It all began with these rubber stamp images from Stampendous, plus a gorgeous new metal stencil.Media of choice was my Pinwheel Petal Point and re-inkers from Clearsnap, my ColorBox stylus and foam tips and a ColorBox black pigment stamp pad…

Creativation is one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At this show many crafting companies release and display their latest and greatest products – the winner of this prize package will receive a little taste of the latest products from 44 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! It is DAY#6 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Art Foamies, Eileen Hull, Kaisercraft, Ecstasy Crafts and MultiCraft How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Jan 29 – Feb 7th) we will ask you to visit  44 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages or FOLLOW their blogs. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF Creativation sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest products…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!!Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three or four prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 45 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) 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#9 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is a beautiful collection of patterned paper from Pion Design sponsored by  Treasured Memories Scrapbook Stamping and MoreThe Long Ago in Bethlehem collection of…