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Good morning and happy Monday! Kim here with a quick birthday card share today! This month I challenged myself to use the April Sketchy Challenge as a starting point for a card. Even before choosing my products, I knew I wanted to make the triangle accent from stamps! I created a paper mask from my Impression Obsession stamped image so I could easily overlap my stamped design making it look like one continuous image – I love how it turned out! I took a black marker and ruler to divide the two sides. I created three layered areas using stamps, stencil and Clearsnap Chalk ink! I fussy cut the bird image and layered it with the Impression Obsession die cut pine boughs and a little black tread. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for taking the time to check out my card, try one of our…

Hey everyone! Kim here with a fun little product share! When we were at Creativation, with the Creative Scrapbooker Team, in January, we saw this neat flower making tool called Fablossom. This product was being demonstrated with fabric and my first thought was ‘I wonder if it would easily work with paper?”, a few steps down their booth they had the paper version! SWEET! The kit itself comes with everything you need to make plenty of different flowers, The instructions are very easy to follow, once you get a handle of the paper folding you are good to go! They include lots of all parts required to put the flower together, as well as a punch to create your own centers! I immediately thought of all the paper I have on hand at any given time and figured I can cut circles to make this work with my own product!…

Hello everyone! Kim here, sharing a few of my favourite supplies! This was originally going to be a share of my take on the March Sketchy Challenge, a fantastic story line design with spots for lots of pictures! As you will soon see…I failed the sketch but love my finished layout! That is the joy of a sketch though, it can be a literal design to follow…or simply a starting place for your creative mind! So, I have this little obsession lately with all things Wild Whisper Design. Each and every one of their collections to date pulls me in…hook, line and sinker! I love the colours, the images, the quality and I admit to having a little Canadian pride for this small company! For my layout, I used their recent collection, Wild Whimsy! It was perfect for my sea turtle pictures and the mermaid, though so trendy right now,…

Kim Gowdy is on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Technique Taster web show today. She is designing a super cute mixed media tag that highlights creating your own stencils from supplies you have already at home.  Kim also shows you basic techniques using supplies like gel medium that often scare us a tiny bit. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiW8rxWHY1I Here is a complete supply list of the products used in the video. Carta Bella for Echo Park Paper Co. patterned paper Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock Ranger Gel Medium, Distress Oxide ink, Dylusions stamps and paint Creative Memories punch, adhesive and journaling pen. The punch used on Kim’s tag is no longer available from Creative Memories – however this gorgeous Daisy Bouquet one is! LOL! Get them while they are hot! Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today…

Happy Tuesday everyone! Is the sun shining in your neck of the woods and possibly sending a spring vibe to your world? It’s Kim here with a Tuesday With the Team layout share! My layout is NOT very springy but since we are officially still in winter, here I go! I used our January Sketchy Challenge as a starting point for my layout. Rotating it to the left seemed to work best for me. I was thrilled to pull out my Carta Bella ‘Cabin Fever’ collection!  From the first time I set my eyes on this collection I LOVED IT. It definitely gives off a cozy, winter vibe and was perfect for the photos I wanted to share. This collection has the sweetest accent elements in chipboard, stickers and journal cards [12×12 sheet].I love how my completed layout came together so quickly with this sketch a paper collection. Don’t be…

Kim Gowdy is on our webshow today having a ton of fun with a SUPER EASY splatter gesso technique that I am sure you will be adding to two or three of your next projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Seggna0AKVI&t=9s Here is a complete list of products that Kim used to create the card in her video Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Winter Collection Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper Creative Memories Circle Custom Cutting System Creative Memories Tape Runner, Foam Squares and cardstock Ranger White Gesso and Stickles Ranger Distress Splatter Brush Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube – CLICK HERE Happy Crafting everyone!Get your copy of our Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine at Barnes & Noble

Hello! Kim here with a quick share, my layout based on our December Sketchy Challenge! Those who go to retreats with me know that I CANNOT focus and get things done. I chat too much, can’t find what I need and “squirrel” around seeing what everyone else is doing! In the moment, I hate that I can’t scrapbook while retreating, but I come home so inspired…it’s just what I need to unwind and get the creative juices flowing! My friend Kerry gave me the creative task of working with the negative space of her cut-out for a project. Based on the shape…I’m sure it was for her sketch inspired layout as well! MY FAVOURITE RANGER PRODUCTS I taped it onto my blank, bright-white Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Superstock and started playing with my Ranger Distress Oxide inks! It was the perfect task for my squirrelling brain…no real thought required, just swirling ink…

HAPPY NEW YEAR Hello and Happy New Year! Kim here for a Tuesday with the Team post! First and foremost, how luck am I to work with such an amazing group of creative souls. I sometimes have to pinch myself! My project today is actually one I worked on in November but did not get a chance to share. In December, my focus quickly went to cards, gift buying and a trip to Mexico. Now it’s time to get back into a creative routine and practice! SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUT This simple layout was created using products from Paper House Productions and Tombow. PRODUCT LOVE My layout background was created with two sheets of patterned paper from the Delish 12” Paper Pad covered with the acetate bird sheet. The title and embellishments were cut from papers of the same collection, they add the slightest bit of colour to an otherwise pretty…

Hello! Kim here today on a cold and wintery Alberta day! Today we are going to take a look at a scrapbooking company that has been near and dear to our hearts, for many years! We will shine our CSM Scrapbook Spotlight on Creative Memories! The New Creative Memories The new Creative Memories story begins in November of 2014 under the new ownership of Caleb Hayhoe. Caleb’s connection to Creative Memories however, started back in 1997 when his company was bringing scrapbooking  innovations to the Creative Memory team of that time. As the new owner, Caleb has brought a fresh perspective to the company we have become familiar with for many years. New scrapbook products are being introduced monthly, insuring that your projects can be fresh and current. With all these new collections, certain products remain part of the core line. Creative Memories has many best-selling items that continue…

Hello! Kim here with a quick share of my take on last month’s Sketchy Challenge! Kerry designed this neat sketch for October, try as I did…I wasn’t feeling the ‘angle’ for the photos I wanted to work with. SWITCH IT UP Instead, I worked with elements of the sketch! I moved, shuffled, altered my papers and pictures until I was happy…sometimes it’s a LONG process! I must say I was quite happy with the finished results. PRODUCT LOVE! Simple Stories’ ‘Vintage Blessings’ collection was such an awesome choice for the photos I was working with. The soft, muted colors of the papers, embellishments and quotes were perfect for the old family photos I was scrapbooking!  Die –hard story tellers, need not fear! After I took the photo of my layout, I did go back and use my Stabilo pens to document the names of those in the photos! I needed…