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There is ALWAYS time to join our monthly sketchy challenge. Each and every month Kerry Engel designs a sketch for your creative inspiration.  Create a layout, card, canvas, art journal – whatever your creative heart desires – and upload it to our Sketchy Gallery. You can do the sketches each month or you can do whatever sketch in whatever order you would like! There are no rules. Browse through our gallery to find past sketches, check out what other fellow scrapbookers have done with the sketches and leave your comments on projects that you love. Our sketchy gallery is a fabulous place to meet and be inspired by creative souls just like you. w now have a facebook group where you can add your takes right to! CLICK HERE Nov Sketch Here is a look at the Nov 2018 sketch! And here is my take on the Sketch SUPPLIES I used…

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 beautiful Remembrance Day illustration PERFECT for that very special someone. The Template Here is 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 Poppy illustration. Supplies Used To color the illustration Betty used a variety of Kelly Creates products Kelly Creates Dream Pens Including the NEW Meadow CollectionKelly Creates Blending KitKelly Creates Bouncy Celebration Stamp Set. Not only can you use the Kelly Creates Bouncy Celebration stamp set for direct stamping, but you can also stamp the words and trace to learn and practice calligraphy…

Hi everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.  One of the reasons I love calligraphy and hand lettering is because it comes in very handy during special occasions and entertaining. For Thanksgiving, I made these pumpkin place cards, which are quite simple and fast. In fact, I made them a couple of hours before my guests arrived for dinner! They are perfect for any Fall theme event aside from Thanksgiving, like Halloween, a Country theme dinner, or even a rustic wedding. If you’re not confident about your writing on these place cards, then just stamp the names or print the names on the computer and glue them on. Here is a video tutorial to help you make these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2p9Iw-_gUk I hope you are able to enjoy this creative art form as much as I do. Breathe. Write. Relax. Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine …

Totally loving this elegant mixed media layout Kerry Engel designed. Watch as Kerry uses Therm O Web Transfer Gel to add foils to her layout! You will enjoy this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgnE8jF5cZ0&t=47s SUPPLIES Paper House Productions Patterned Paper Therm O Web Transfer Gel and Adhesives Therm O Web FoilsClearsnap ColorBox Embossing Powder and Top Boss Ink Clearsnap Art Daubers Clearsnap Pigment Ink Kelly Creates Dream Pens Elizabeth Craft Designs Stamp Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

I recently filmed a Technique Taster and am excited to share it with you all. I actually forgot about creating masks with my stamps.  LOL! How does that happen? I think I am getting old. I was thinking that if it happened to me, it might just happen to you. Or if you have just started to stamp…this simple, basic masking technique is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a7P_XKn2MQ SUPPLIES Paper House Productions Patterned Paper Impression Obsession Stamps Ranger Distress Ink and Oxide Inks Ranger Archival and Emboss It Ink Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Tags American Crafts Kelly Creates Black Brush Pens Stampin’ Up! Mat Pack Tombow Extreme Adhesive Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

WINNER – Congratulations to Bethany Dittbrender – this week’s lucky winner. YAHOOOO!!!! It is Wednesday and the official LAST week of summer. We know this is a BUMMER …. BUT…. we have partnered up with the wonderful people over at American Crafts Kelly Creates to give one lucky winner this FABULOSA Kelly Creates Giveaway prize package. Hand lettering is the perfect hobby all winter long!!!! Someone is going to win this prize package! WHY NOT YOU?! Start your hand lettering journey with Kelly Creates! This awesome prize pack will get you started on your way to becoming an expert! 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, August 31st at midnight to enter to win! Good luck! Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Kim Gowdy is on our web show today playing with the Fablossom Paper Crafting Kit. It makes super cool flowers in various sizes in minutes! Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asctBU3oIog SUPPLIES Fablossom Paper Crafting Kit FabScraps Patterned PaperAmerican Crafts Kelly Creates Stamps Tombow Adhesives Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

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! The Template Here is 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 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 with solid or powdered colors to create gorgeous strokes and fine lines in your artwork. Kelly Creates Metallic Jewel Brush PensMake your papercraft projects shine with…

Hello everyone – Kim Gowdy here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Do you know what I LOVE? Sketches! Did you know that Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a fun Sketchy Challenge every month? That’s 12 sketches a year for as long as I can remember…saved between a NEW and OLD gallery…there’s a lot of inspiration in these galleries! Why 2 galleries? Technology! Our older gallery is no longer “stable” …what that means is it’s a great place for viewing but NOT for uploading new content! So, although today’s layout share will find a home in our newest gallery, don’t forget to visit sketches from days gone by, they don’t expire! The March 2018 Sketchy Challenge was a double page layout! A great sketch for story telling! I only had one problem…I haven’t done a double page in so long [mainly because my work space is too full!] so I challenged…

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein from Kelly Creates here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. When I first picked up a brush pen 3 years ago and started to write with it, a calm came over me. That is what I love about hand lettering above all else…I feel centered and present. It’s just me and the tools I need to create on the table in front of me, and my practice becomes a meditative exercise. I have left technology behind. I am not looking at a screen. I feel tremendous joy and satisfaction in watching the ink flow on the paper in a myriad of colours. Even the simple black pen on white paper is incredibly satisfying and beautiful. That is what all art does for us, as well as crafts. When I scrapbook or make cards, or paint with watercolours, I am ‘in the moment’ feeling focused and…