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Download your FREE July Coloring Card TODAY! Betty Hung has designed this beautiful “Thinking of You” July 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 Aqua Brushes Get that beautiful watercolor effect with Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes. Each brush features a water-based dye ink that flows freely through bristle brush tips to create gorgeous watercolor lettering. This package includes 10 watercolor brushes in a variety of colors. Water-based dye ink flows freely through bristle brush tips. Kelly Creates Dream Pens Kelly Creates Dream Pens are perfect for hand lettering!…

Hello everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative ScrapbookerMagazine blog playing with a FABULOUS new product by Therm O Web Deco Foil – Flock Transfer Sheets. I have fallen in love! Velvet, suede-like surfaces are now so easy to create using Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets; it’s easy and mess-free. There are 8 different colors of flocking  to choose from. Flocking adds a whole new dimension and character to your paper crafting projects. It adds texture and texture therapy is why I scrapbook. You can cut the Flock Transfer Sheets into shapes or you can transfer the flocking to cardstock using Transfer Gel. I applied a layer of Transfer Gel through a Clearsnap ColorBox Art Screen – this one is called ‘jumbled’. It will take an hour or so to dry. Lay the Flock Transfer Sheet fuzzy side down on the dried paste. Place the two…

Hello! Kim here again today! Happy June and official countdown to summer! Did you notice that our June Sketchy Challenge was revealed? I LOVE these monthly sketches, though I rarely do not get to them until a month or two later, but THAT my friends is perfectly OK! The thing is…sketches do not expire! They will patiently wait for YOU, so relax and work with them on YOUR schedule, not someone else’s! Kerry Engel has been designing our monthly sketches; and continues to come up with great ideas! This month’s sketch is a double page layout and we are all excited to see what stories you tell! I am sorry to say…my June sketch inspired layout is a 12×12 layout. I can’t even tell you the last time I did a double page layout [probably since losing horizontal space to scrapbooking product!], so without guilt, I adapted it to what…

Welcome back, crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here, and today I have a pretty little Spring-inspired butterfly layout to share featuring Pink & Main, Ranger, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Kelly Creates and Chameleon Color Tone Pens. Here are all of the nitty-gritty details. Start by cutting down the Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock cardstock to 11×11. Mat your 4×6 photo in white cardstock and add Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Black Creative Photo Corners. Using a blending tool and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick), create small blended circles diagonally across the 11×11 cardstock. Using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink again (Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron) and the Pink & Main silhouette butterfly image stamp, stamp 3 images around where your photo will be in the middle of the layout. Using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays, splatter colour across the layout diagonally. Let dry…

Hello again Creative Scrapbookers! It’s Kim here, I’ve been working on another Sketchy Challenge this weekend and can’t wait to share with you. I was inspired by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s April sketch. I stayed pretty true to the sketch, however I opted not to use circles as the design shape. Sometimes the pictures dictate how I move forward with a layout, sometimes the papers I want to use. I knew before sitting down to play with this sketch, I wanted to play with Wild Whispers “Talk Foodie To Me” collection. The colours of the collection and the whimsy of the products simply make me smile! The patterned paper I used feels grounded with the straight lines of the photos. I am in love with all the fun embellishments in this collection, check them out on my layout! I used way more embellishments than I usually might, but they all played so…

Welcome back crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I have a fun little Friend Card to share that I created using a fun new stamp set from Art Impressions. Here are all of the details. Project Recipe Art Impressions- Texting BFF’s Stamp Set Kelly Creates- Black Ink and Acrylic Blocks Ranger- Distress Oxide Ink (Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers) Ranger – Stickles- Diamond Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Crafty Foam Tape White, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser Chameleon Coloured Pencils White Cardstock First I stamped my images onto white cardstock using Black Kelly Creates Ink and Acrylic Blocks. Then using Chameleon Coloured Pencils, I added colour to my stamped images. These pencils are so very easy to shade and mix. I cut down the cardstock to my card front size. Then using Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink, and my blending tool to add the…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Diane Leigh – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is here! YAHOOO!  This week we have partnered up with the wonderful gals from American Crafts to give one lucky follower this fabulous prize package filled with Kelly Creates products! It is a Kelly Creates Giveaway folks! One lucky person will be receiving this AWESOME prize package that includes 6 X 8 Galaxy Paper Pad Stamping Ink and Block Kit Small Stamp Bouncy Month Set Large Stamp Bouncy Phrases Set 8 ½ X 11 Blank Paper Pad 8 ½ X 11 Lined Paper Pad Multicolor Fineliner Pens Metallic Colored Pencils Blending Pen Kit To enter to win 1. Visit Kelly Creates on Facebook – CLICK HERE –  Like and follow their page. Tell them CSM sent you! 2. Leave a comment on this blog post! You have until Friday, May 17th at midnight to…

Hello and welcome to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Tuesday with the Team feature. I am Jayme Loge and I am so excited to show you what I have been up to! Starting with the Summer 2019 issue, the magazine is publishing a new ongoing article called “Planners Gonna Plan”, researched and written by yours truly. I’ve had a lot of fun diving into the world of planners so I can share with readers and I am learning a lot of great organizational tips too! I was given the opportunity to play with some new American Crafts ‘Kelly Creates’ products. I love the marker sets! If you know me personally, you know what a funny thing that is for me to say. I have such a love/hate relationship with coloring; I do enjoy it and find it relaxing, but I don’t have the time to really invest in developing my craft and…

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share some calligraphy tips with you. Many people who learn lettering with brush pens struggle with connecting strokes to write words. Today I will help you with that issue. I’m using my Dream Pens, my Deluxe lettering kit and my Kelly Creates Grid practice pad. Remember to always use smooth paper with your brush pens, not regular paper, which will damage your brush tips because it’s too rough. Before you start writing words with your brush pens, make sure you have a solid foundation of practicing the basic strokes and individual letters. Then move on to writing short, simple words. The biggest hurdle for many beginners is drawing long exit strokes. If your exit strokes are too short, then you can’t connect the next letter properly, and when you do, it will look crowded. Do you see how my exit strokes stop…

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…