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Hello Crafty Friends! It’s me, Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Sweater weather has already arrived and maybe you are here reading this blog with a warm cup of coffee but we all know that nothing can feel warmer than our “Home, Sweet Home” in this weather with little touches of The Robin’s Nest Dewdrops! I love Fall. The gorgeous colors of fall have always inspired me to incorporate those colors on my projects. So being inspired by those amazing colors, today I’ll be sharing with you, how I created this stunning faux wood mixed media wall-hanging home decor! Oh, that was a bit of a mouthful, lol! Step by step process: At first, I cut three strips of cardboard of the same length and width. Punched some holes for tying rope afterward.  Covered the cardboard strips with tissue paper to add wooden texture. Painted the strips with dark brown paint to give it a…

Hi everyone, Eileen Hull here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! I hope you are keeping cool this week! Temps in Virginia were at 100 degrees and I headed to the ocean with a couple of crafty friends. We loaded the truck up with enough supplies to last a year, even though we were only spending one night. Sound familiar? I had found a bag of shells in a dollar store and decided to create something with them. I have always been fascinated with how delicate they look and how strong they are! I used Clearsnap ColorBox Blends2 inks and Molten Dimensions embossing powders by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to add color to the shells. They came out so pretty! I think it would be really cool to add these to a frame, shadowbox or even add to a tag or card if the shell was small enough. The…

Hello everyone! Pam Bray here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog today celebrating Coffee!!! I love Coffee, the smell, the taste, cold or hot…it is the best! I am sharing a step out tutorial on how to create your very own coffee mixed media canvas. Don’t worry…if you aren’t a coffee lover, do tea or change the idea up completely but more than anything enjoy the technique. Begin by adhering a few pieces of corrugated paper to the top of a 5″ x 7″ canvas. Dry brush White Titanium, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Oxide to top making sure that each layer dries. Stamp beans from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Fireside Stamp Set to the prepared canvas using black ink and bean stamp. Repeat with coffee rings from the Blends Stamp Set. Paint each set of the beans using ColorBox Nutmeg Blends Ink. Apply ink to craft sheet; mist with…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today sharing with you my vintage Altered Frame. Spring is definitely here and that means that I’m starting to switch up some of the décor pieces in my home.  The jumping off point for my project was the Midnight Garden collection as well as other papers and embellishments from Prima Marketing Inc which I combined with some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and ink from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this vintage Do Everything with Love Altered Frame. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite Springtime beverage as I share with you how I created my altered frame. To start, you’ll need a 6 ½” x 8 ½” frame. Mine was white and already distressed, so I didn’t do anything to it. Cut a piece out of…

  Hi everyone! Pam Bray here today sharing my “Trust Your Heart” mixed media canvas.I am so excited to share that I will be blogging once a month for the Creative Scrapbook Magazine and what better way to share in the excitement but to share with you to always follow your heart!  Step 1: Begin by inking a 5″ x 5″ flat panel canvas with Ranger Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Evergreen Brough Distress Ink. Lay Southern Ridge Trading Co. Bubble Wrap Stencil on prepared canvas; ink over top with Evergreen Brough Distress Ink using a blending tool.  Step 2:  Stamp Coffee Rings from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies The Blend Stamp Set with Ranger Black Archival ink.  Step 3: Ink Southern Ridge Trading Co. chipboard pieces with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  Step 4: Apply Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to top of prepared chipboard pieces; heat set with embossing gun.  Step 5: Apply…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Katelyn Grosart here today. I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today sharing with you my Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go Frame. This frame is perfect to add to your home décor or put in a kids room. To create my frame,  I’ve used the Mermaid Cove Collection from Creative Memories Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Ink from Ranger Ink and adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage as I share with you how to recreate my frame at home. To start, you’ll need to choose a patterned paper piece out of the Mermaid Cove Paper Pack from Creative Memories. Die cut the Happy Frame, from Elizabeth Craft Designs, four times out of the patterned paper. Adhere each die cut strip together to create four separate sides. Adhere the four sides together to create your…

Mixed Media is all about trusting the process.  It’s always messy in the middle and we have to let the creativity take over.  Nicole here and I am sooooo excited to play with Prima.  For this tutorial, I am using Finnabair.  This is my first time exploring the textures, shimmer, and detail of these fabulous mediums and paints.  I started by applying some torn book pages with 3D Gloss Gel Transparent making sure to apply an even coat over the paper.  Add a layer with the Offset Dots Clear Stamp using permanent ink, Ranger ink Archival Jet Black. Add a layer of texture with Plaster Paste and mix in a little mint- green Patina Effect Paste to tint your Plaster Paste. Layer the 6×9 Passiflora Stencil and apply the Plaster Paste in an even layer. While the Plaster Paste was drying I cut “trust” with Sizzix XL Typo Lower die.  Adhere…

Hello, 2019 and a new year filled with opportunities and new beginnings! January is a month where we naturally think about new goals and what we want to achieve in the coming year. For me, I’d like to slow down in 2019. But what does that mean? I’ve had to think about the ways in which I can make that happen like device-free time, enjoying the outside more often and finding time to read. I love the process of evaluating goals so be sure to make time for yourself to do the same. Stampin’ Up! has a monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin where you are sent everything you need to create a crafty project. These are great especially when you are going on vacation or the cabin. You can grab it and go! That’s exactly what I did while vacationing in Florida this Holiday Season. Below is a picture of…

Capturing the last moments of Fall with these festive Autumn Place Card Settings.  Hey crafters, Nicole here with these easy to create home décor table settings.  Sitting here in a white blanket of snow missing those crisp autumn mornings.  Using some Ranger Ink Oxides Inks to create this awesome Layered leaf Sizzix die cut you can create some awesome realistic leaves. Add an extra layer with the Stampers Anonymous Falling Leaves stamp set by designer Tim Holtz.  Stamped with Ranger Ink Mini Archival Ink Pad Kit #1- Green colour really pops against the chipboard Sizzix die cut Place Card & Flower by designer Eileen Hull. You can really see the texture in the leaf here.  When blending Ranger’s Oxide Ink Ground Espresso right over the embossed leaves you can see all the veining.  Adhere the leaves quick and easy with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Dots Large. Do you still…

Hey, Creative Scrapbooker Fans, Katelyn Grosart here today. I’m excited to be back on the blog sharing with you a pretty fall themed wall hanging which was inspired by all of the leaves falling here on the west coast and the Fall Break collection by Carta Bella.  For the base of my project, I used the Fall Break Collection from Carta Bella as well as products from Emerald Creek Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Southern Ridge Trading Company, Ranger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to create my Wool Sweaters, Bonfires and Pumpkin Carvings Wall Hanging. Grab a cup of your favourite Fall beverage and I will walk you through on how you can recreate my wall hanging at home. To start, you’ll need two Pumpkin Leaves from Southern Ridge Trading Company. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink from Ranger Ink onto each pumpkin leaf. Sprinkle Forest Foliage Embossing Powder…