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When I travel I like to document my thoughts, experiences and days in a journal. When I have a bit more time (or my husband needs a nap) I like to draw and record the colours and patterns around me too.  Kelly Klapstein’s new products were made for hand lettering but the minute I got my hands on them I knew they’d be great for using as a journal. Traveler’s journals are all the rage right now and Kelly’s journals and juicy pens are definitely going into my suitcase.   If you do a bit of prep before you leave you can have fun making water color backgrounds to add more interest to your documentation.   Here’s how I created my journal:  1]   I prepped my journal page by spreading gesso with an old hotel room key (a loyalty card would work too).  It doesn’t have to be smooth, actually a…

Betty Hung has absolutely taken the Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes and Fineliner pens to an incredibly HIGH level! Check out this stunning display of coloring we found over on Betty’s blog! Betty used Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes Kelly Creates Multicolor Fineliners  to color in the illustration from the Ayahuasca Jungle Visions coloring book. Here is a process video for you to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCCESgSgnFQ Be sure to jump over to design team member, Betty Hung’s blog, for all the details.  CLICK HERE Happy coloring everyone.  SUBSCRIBE TODAY to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

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…

Kelly Klapstein, the creative mind behind the Kelly Creates line of hand lettering products, is on our web show today  – Hand Lettering on Thank You Cards – Technique Tasters #130. Watch as Kelly walks you through the very basic steps on creating gorgeous handmade cards that look like they would take literally hours to create but really only took a few minutes. Here are the products Kelly used Kelly Creates Metallic Jewel Brush Pens Kelly Creates Deluxe Lettering KitAmy Tangerine for American Crafts Clear Stickers Bazzill Basics Paper Foil Accent Cardstock Grab a coffee and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFT74bBVhJc&feature=youtu.be Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Hand Lettering Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

When I first picked up a brush pen 3 years ago and began practicing lettering, I quickly started to think about how I could teach others how to learn this beautiful art form of calligraphy. Soon I developed my own set of tracing worksheets (just like I used in elementary school) that would help others develop the skills to write pretty letters. Then American Crafts came along, and we collaborated to design an entire product line of pens, workbooks, practice journals and more that would make learning calligraphy easy and fun. Now I can teach workshops with my own Kelly Creates pens and workbooks! If you can’t attend a workshop, here is what you need to learn brush lettering: Workbooks, a Practice Pad, and The Deluxe Lettering Kit, which has both large and small brush tip pens for both workbooks. You could also use the Dream Pens (large brush tip)…

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#2 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Paper House Productions, Art Impressions, American Crafts Kelly Creates, American Crafts, Clearsnap and Simple Stories 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 …

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#3 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Echo Park Paper Company Introducing the “Cabin Fever” collection from Carta Bella Paper. This beautiful collection is printed on heavy-weight,…

Basic stenciling technique that will take your next card or project to new heights. On our web show today Kelly Klapstein  is using stencils, texture paste and paint to do just that! She makes it look so easy! Here is the card Kelly will be creating. Using supplies from Heartfelt Creations – The beautiful Winking Frog collection – that will have you smiling as you turn the pages in this patterned paper pack. Tombow- Dual Brush pens are the perfect choice to add hand lettering or doodles to your project.  Art-C – has an entire line of self adhesive stencils along with coordinating stamps. Perfect for adding texture on any of your projects.Watch Kelly  as she walks you through each step highlighting the above products . Adding texture to your cards using stencils, texture paint and paste is so fun and the results always have that WOW factor! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpjeHMfrLc&t=25s Happy Scrapbooking…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today sharing a cute “Good Luck” card with you. I designed this card using only a few supplies: Chameleon Pens, Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Tombow Adhesive, Westcott Trimmer, and a pencil. You might know that I’m slightly obsessed with brush lettering and calligraphy, so I wanted to show you a way you can ‘fake’ out lettering in an easy way. Start by writing a word with a pencil. Then add a second line to the downstrokes of the letters. When you finish sketching the rest of the card, you trace over it with a permanent pen.  I love the black detail pen that comes in with the Chameleon Pen set.  It has 2 nibs of different sizes on either end. I used the larger .6mm nib for my card. For the lettering, you can either fill in the strokes with the black pen or leave…

CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) holds one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At these shows 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 45 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! It is DAY#2 of a Taste of CHA featuring Tombow, Frog’s Whiskers Ink, FabScraps, Ranger and Kelly Creates How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  9 days (Jan 30 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 45 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 CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of…