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“Double double, toil & trouble”…. Tim Hortons? Shakespeare?… No, Creative Memories. Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog having double the fun with two layouts and Creative Memories Toil & Trouble Collection. Feeling Punchy The colors in this collection are rich and yummy; teal and orange are so fun for fall. The coordinating cardstock is perfect for punching out embellishments or to use as a base. Creative Memories has some fabulous punches, the pumpkin one just makes me grin. The footprint punch was probably made with beach layouts in mind but  I punched out the foot prints on the bottom edge and then placed a black piece of paper behind the cut-out to create some creepy ghost like foot prints. Are you scared??? The fence and pumpkin punches layer nicely. How cute are teal pumpkins? To create more depth I inked all my edges in Ranger  vintage photo…

Happy Monday everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Don’t you just love patterned paper with large life-like quality graphics on them? Full image graphic patterned papers, such as those from Paper House Productions are so stunning I am almost afraid to use them with my photographs. I find that I  just want to put the paper with the beautiful graphic images, without anything on it, in my albums! They are so gorgegeous and at the same time can be intimidating! The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team has fallen in love with the Delish Collection from Paper House Productions. A few weeks ago Tracy McLennon also created a layout featuring this gorgoues collection of patterned paper with LARGE graphical photo quality images on them – CLICK HERE to see Tracy’s creation. Here is what I created with a few different pieces of patterned papers from Paper House…

Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog with some autumn inspiration for you from BoBunny and the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine October Sketchy Challenge. This month’s sketch gives you room to tell a great photo story; it has room for four photos! The off-kilt design shakes things up a bit, creating some fun energy. I love summer colours but it was so fun to play with the rusty burgundies in this BoBunny Dreams of Autumn collection, they are so rich and yummy: almost makes me excited that fall is here. Pretty much every fall photo I have looks great with this line.One of the cool features in this collection is the page with all the single elements. I fussy cut out several of the leaves and then got messy. The results were some realistic 3D embellishments. After I cut out the leaves I sprayed them with water and…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog once again! I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the Simple Stories Summer Days collection and this month’s sketch! Creating projects based on a sketch is SUPER FUN AND EASY! Using a sketch is the ultimate starting point to kick start your creative juices. Each and every month I design a sketch for The Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery – you take the sketch – create with it and then upload your projects in the gallery for us all to enjoy!  Be sure to visit our gallery to check out literally years of sketches and designs created by hundreds of different scrapbookers. It is a wonderful place to get inspired. The Sept Sketch Here is this month’s sketch- a super cool design based on a pie formation. We are going to have fun with this one. I can hardly wait…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the blog having fun with the Canada 150 logo. Did you know that the super cute Canada 150 logo is available for you to download? There are so many imaginative ways for us to use it. A quick search on Pinterest revealed that quilters have taken up the challenge but I haven’t seen many paper crafters doing anything imaginative with this inspirational design. (Except of course, Tracy’s McLennon’s coloring page that’s available free on our website!) – CLICK HERE to get Tracy’s colouring page. The logo was created by Arian, Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. According to the website “The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional…

Hello “Sketchers”, Kerry Engel here, I wanted to say that I’ve been tickled by all the creative ‘takes’  posted in the  Sketchy Challenge gallery of each months sketchy challenge.August Sketch For those of you who enjoy when a sketch pushes all your creativity buttons, this month’s sketch should be right up your alley. 3-In-1 Challenge Once again, I’ve used the sketch to inspire you to create… 1. Scrapbook layout 2. Card 3. Journal Page As always, you can take the design literally or you can let it move you in a completely different direction.  If you are new to using sketches please know that they are merely meant to be sparks that help you get started on a project. Scrapbook Layout Supplies: Paper House Productions Delish collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Creative Scrapbook Super Stock, Stabilo pen. I’m always drawn to scrapbook paper with large photos and then I struggle…

Hello everyone!  Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog featuring some great products from Stabilo. Last month I did a Facebook Live on drawing layered circles with these three Stabilo products. CLICK HERE to see that live video. On the blog today I’m sharing a step by step of the technique, only this time we are making rectangles. I was inspired by the July Sketchy challenge too, the rectangle layout determined the arrangement on my card. The beauty of the Stabilo products is that you can coordinate your colors from the fibre-tipped pens to the Woody to the CarbOthello chalk pastel pencil. This card is basically small rectangle layers made with 3 different Stabilo products from the blue/green color family. Step ONE Prep card stock with gesso. Step TWO Draw shapes using the Stabilo Pen 68. These pens are water-soluble so they magically react with water. (Well, it’s…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. We had a lot of celebrating going on in my family this year. Our oldest daughter has graduated from the University of Alberta. Creative Memories Cap and Gown Collection provides a lot of inspiration for layouts and cards. This collection also has a coordinating album – which I love.  Super quick and super easy.  In this layout I used the Variety Mat Pack to create a faux pocket page.  The only additional item I used was Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Photo corners.  I adhered stickers on cardstock and fussy cut out the stickers and mounted them on foam squares to create some dimension.  You did it card I like the challenge of trying to create fun cards from Variety Mat Packs and stickers. I layered the 4×6 card on the 4.5×6.5 card and used stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives…

THREE uniquely different scrapbookers were given the exact SAME product from MultiCraft and asked to create a project. This is one of my MOST FAVOURITE challenges! We invited Lee-Ann Thornton, Kerry Engel and Tracy McLennon to create a project using the exact same products from the MultiCraft Forever In Time collection. The results are SOOO much fun. Here is the products all three designers were given…Here are their creations Lee-Ann Thornton – Girl Power Kerry Engel – Fabulous Tracy McLennon – Beautiful So neat to see what the artists have grabbed from the collection of MultiCraft products, what they used for their focus on their layouts, that they all three decided to do 12X12 layouts (there were no instructions or limitations given on what they should create) and the colours they were drawn to. I think it is safe to say all three of these designers loved the flower die cut…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here! With the start of a new month – brings us our monthly sketch challenge. Here is July’s sketch… Six photos on one page! This is a great layout for telling a visual story. Clustering the pics tightly on the left and keeping the right side empty balances the design. Succulent Summer LayoutMy daughter and I have a lot of succulents. The Simple Stories Summer Days Collection was perfect for our springtime ritual. I created the “succulent” title and white border (based on the sketch) on my cutting system. I filled in the flowers with different papers from the collection. I stained the title and edged things with green Clearsnap ColorBox ink to finish it off. Supplies: Simple Stories Summer Days collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ColorBox ink. Art Journal PageThis page is just layers and layers of Ranger oxide inks. I colored the cut…