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Kim here for a quick post featuring a really FUN die set from Sizzix. It’s their triple, square,  flip-it cards die! This is such a great way to make quick, EASY cards that look like you have spent lots of time on! Perfect for any occasion, I think the look can be endless! The set comes with lots of pieces to mix up the look and mat the cards. It is brilliantly simple! All you have to do is think up what papers and embellishments to use! I chose to use 6×6 paper pads from Forever In Time. They were easy to mix and match! Here is the first of three cards I’m sharing, a good any occasion card. I used these fun paper butterflies from Forever In Time! I have come to love them! The next card is a simple birthday card. Look…more of those butterflies! The inside…

Hello from me…Kim Gowdy! I am back into routine after a wonderful holiday with my family. I LOVE time off work, it gives me time to relax and lets the stress leave my body! My shoulders start to loosen and drop, my brain wonders away from work things and I get to reconnect with my family! Another thing that happens is my creative self grows. Sometimes I find my scrapbook layouts reflect daily life…when routine is rigid, my pages are also. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I really love when I let myself  be more free. This page I feel is a result of holidays. I just had fun placing embellishments kind of randomly, adding some ink splotches and stitching…I really like the feel! I kept my supplies simple using only patterned paper from one line: Fancy Pants Nautical Collection. A little ribbon from May Arts Ribbon and…

One of my favourite layouts in the Spring 2014 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is this one created by Kim Gowdy SUPPLIES: Kaisercraft patterned paper, tags, banners and stickers, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Unity Stamp Co. stamps, Clearsnap ColorBox pigment ink and Sprtiz, Stampin’ Up! stamps, Prima Marketing wooden embellishments, Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. All the photos on Kim’s layout were taken with her Smartphone! Everyday photos that she has shared on Instagram!!!!  I LOVE IT! Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine has a daily photo prompt on instagram to get you going with EVERYDAY photos!!!!! Here is the April one! Join whenever you like and share your photos with other Canadian Scrapbooker readers and followers!  THEN scrapbook them like Kim has done! Want to see more GREAT instagram and smartphone photography inspired layouts? Be sure to pick up the Spring issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! CLICK HERE to order…

Check out  Kim Gowdy’s take on the Feb Sketchy Challenge featuring DCWV! SUPPLIES: DCWV patterned paper, May Arts Ribbon, Clearsnap Smooch ink, Stampin’ Up! chevron punch, Uniball Signo pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here is the sketch Kim based her layout on. Join in our monthly challenge! CLICK HERE! Visit our website for more AWESOME takes on this month’s challenge! We would love to see your work

Hello everyone from Kim Gowdy! Here is a quick post here to highlight to lovely Pincushion paper line by Bo Bunny. For this layout I used four different patterned papers from their collection as well as the chipboard die cuts and stickers. It was the perfect paper to use for this layout of my Mom; an avid quilter! The overlay of the sewing tools was cut using the new Brother ScanNCut. This is not an image in the library of the cutting machine. I found this free SVG file on line and used the free online, Canvas software to upload and convert to a file the ScanNCut could use. The whole process was quite simple. I embossed the overlay with a rough, weathered type of embossing powder [I forget who makes it as I dump my embossing powders into plastic containers for ease of use]. For a fun touch I…

A New Year’s layout designed by Kim Gowdy featuring Stampin’ Up! SUPPLIES: Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, inks, stamps, glitter and Crystal Effects, American Crafts Thickers and sticker alphabet, Prima Marketing alphabet stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Make sure you take some time to scrapbook what your plans are for 2014!  And share it with us on our facebook page!  We want to see your work!!!! Happy New Year!

Hello everyone – Kim Gowdy here on the blog today! I have a confession. I feel scrapbookers /card makers guilt because I was just NOT on the ball this year when it came to making Christmas cards. Not just making them, I couldn’t seem to get them mailed out either. Some years are just like that. For whatever reason; our time gets pulled away from us and used for other things. So I choose NOT to stress [too much] over this and thought I can still share homemade cards. This year I will send out homemade Thank You cards, for Christmas gifts received, and make a few Happy New Year cards to  those who REALLY should have gotten at least a store bought Christmas card! So I created this little card to send out after the holidays! Pretty simple card using 3 different stamps from Impression Obsession…how I love their…

Welcome to Part 9 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Kim Gowdy is sharing her space. Welcome to my scrap room or as I like to call it…MY HAPPY PLACE! First off I apologize in advance for the sense of disarray! I have been asked to share my “space” at a point where I need to get in and do some spring cleaning. I have recently brought in a few more organizational aids but have not yet got them organized! I promise it will happen! Don’t get me wrong…I am not saying my room is always tidy, it’s just at a crossroad where I need to purge some old “stash”. So…..enter! My craft room started out as my sewing room! I have always had a space to sew or craft, a place where I could start a project…

I love submission calls! Often when I am out of creative ideas, a page call is just the thing to spark ideas! For the Spring issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine (PICK YOURS UP TODAY) there is a fun loving article for Tye Dye you won’t want to miss! For the TIE DYE page call, my first thought was how to create the look using products I have. The more I thought of it the more I realized that TIE DYE was more than just a technique, it evoked a feeling. A feeling of free spirit, happy times, freedom and just “chilling” with your friends! So these cards evolved… For the TIE DYE technique I used Ranger Distress Ink Refills and Perfect Pearl Mists. I chose these inks because they are very reactive with water or water based products such as the Pearl Mists, which allow them to flow, move and…

Do  you love creating double page layouts????? We sure do! Check out these two layouts Christy Riopel and Kim Gowdy created for our Winter 2012 Double the Fun Challenge. Designed by Christy Riopel. SUPPLIES: DCWV patterned paper and cardstock, Clearsnap ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Designed by Kim Gowdy. SUPPLIES: Bazzill and Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Heidi Swapp patterned paper, Stampin’ Up! ribbon and stamps, Ranger Industries distress ink, Pebbles Inc. alphabet, October Afternoon rub-ons, Magenta stamps, unknown brads. Each issue Kelly Klapstein designs a sketch for a double page spread.  This is the current sketch. Create a double page spread based on this sketch and submit it to us at submissions@canadianscrapbooker.ca or CLICK HERE for more submission details and to see Kelly’s take on this sketch to inspire you! Your layout could be published in the Summer 2013 issue of CS!!!! YAHOOOO!!! we wanna publish YOU! Good luck everyone