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Hello everyone!  Karen Ellis here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.  I have had the distinct honour to have met so many of you in person at scrapbooking shows and conventions in cities all over Canada and the USA.   I love representing the magazine, meeting you and creating make n takes in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine booth. A few weekends ago we were at ScrapFest in Kitchener, Ontario.  I wanted to show you what we created with the attendees and what I’ll be creating at other shows this year. This embellished pillowbox gift box from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Supplies Used Pillowbox and Happy Flowers  Dies – Elizabeth Craft Designs Gel Plate Petites – Gel Press Printing PlatesClearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock 3 in 1 Glue – Beacon String – unknown Felt Star – (cut from) Camelot Fabrics Button – unknown Wood Cut Leaf – unknown Here’s how we…

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#8 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Stampendous, Gel Press, The Crafter’s Workshop and Magenta 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 by…

Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here. Happy 150th Canada and…   Happy 4th to all our American Friends! On May 21 I had the privilege of hosting a CSMLIVE on Facebook.  During that live Broadcast I demonstrated how to create a Canadian flag monoprint using Gel Press Printing Plates and ArtFoamies Stamps.  It was so much fun to do and I’m so happy that so many of you watched!If you missed the broadcast, click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61i1BmIp6Pk&t=1s During the broadcast I mentioned I would be posting another project inspired by the same technique.   Yes!  You can use the printing plates on all kinds of surfaces – not just paper!Here is a fun Cloth Tote I made by monoprinting with the plates and stamps.   I prepared the Gel Press 5×7 Plate the same way as in the video BUT… instead of pressing the cloth into the plate, I mounted the plate onto…

So you have been seeing the company Gel Press on our blog and various social medias over the past few months. For those of you that know Gel Press – YAHOOOOO – for those of you who don’t – this blog post is for you. What is Gel Press? Gel Press is a company that produces a variety of products with the focus being their Reusable Gel printing plate. AND it is exactly what it says….a gel like plate that is kinda squishy. LOL! How do you use it? 1. Apply paint or texture paste to the plate using a brayer. 2. Add texture lines or drawings, stamp images, or use stencils. 3. Next you simple rub a piece of paper onto your plate and pull back the design! This design is called a monoprint!What do you use the monoprints you have created for? Everywhere you would normally use patterned…

Hello everyone- Donna Salazar here! I’m so excited to be sharing a video tutorial with you today as a guest blogger for my friends at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! In this tutorial I’m sharing the basics for using the Gel Press with stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. I will also be showing you several different projects ideas for all the gorgeous prints that you can make on the Gel Press and finally I’m sharing a few of the steps that I took to create an 11×14 canvas. I hope you enjoy it!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UTP9IWhqRE Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~ Too see more of Donna’s work visit her blog – Donna Salazar Designs SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Marian Dunn – this weeks lucky winner. We want everyone to get Gel Press Obsessed. Creative Scrapbook Magazine and Gel Press have partnered to bring you this awesome Gel Press prize package. Included in your prize is ONE 8×10 Gel Press plate. ONE of our brand new Impressable textured plates, this one is Overlapping Circles, designed by Sally Lynn MacDonald of Palettini. And to round out a good beginner set- a super easy to use basic brayer. All you need is paint or ink, some paper and lots of imagination! Gel Press printing and paper crafting- a perfect match!”To enter to win 1. Visit Gel Press on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2. Leave a comment right here on this blog post. You have until Friday April 14th  at midnight to enter to win!  Its that EASY! Wondering…